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Moonlit Photographs of Detroit's Resilience

Photographer Dave Jordano grew up and attended art school in Detroit, developing a lifelong attachment to the scrappy city. Although he moved to …

Arctic Circle

A Disgruntled Federal Employee’s 1980s Desk Calendar

On any given day, the rare-book trade can cough up anything from an illuminated medieval manuscript to the pages of an unfinished novel. This week, an unusual offering caught my eye: an illuminated manuscript that was not medieval at all.<p>During the eighties, a nameless Cold Warrior grew frustrated …

U.S. Dept. of Defense

Master of Play

The many worlds of a video-game artist.<p>When Shigeru Miyamoto was a child, he didn’t really have any toys, so he made his own, out of wood and string. He put on performances with homemade puppets and made cartoon flip-books. He pretended that there were magical realms hidden behind the sliding shoji …

The Legend of Nintendo

For anyone who’s ever marveled at Nintendo’s vivid, phantasmagoric, zoologically ornate video games, visiting the company’s understated home in …

Gaming

Author who studies millionaires: 240 minutes a day separates the rich from everyone else

There are 1,440 minutes in each day. That is the one common denominator we all share. With respect to time, we are all on equal footing. And most …

Self-improvement

Samsung Galaxy X folding phone could cost twice as much as iPhone X

Apple and Samsung are both supposedly working on foldable phones. The Korean company will get its out first though, but hold onto your wallet, it’s going to be shockingly expensive.<p>An analyst predicts that this device, allegedly called the Galaxy X, will cost about 2M Korean won, or $1815. That’s …

Samsung Galaxy

I grew up in a small town. Being a tech entrepreneur was hard. I want to change that.

I grew up in a very small town. In fact, for part of my childhood, we didn’t even have electricity at home. As a young entrepreneur, I was able to …

Entrepreneurship

Netflix partnered with Telltale Games on 'Minecraft' and 'Stranger Things' projects

We can all stop asking who will be the first to launch "the Netflix of games." We have our answer now, and that answer is... Netflix!<p>Slow down, it's …

Call of Duty

I Tried Jeff Bezos's PowerPoint Replacement at My Company--and It Actually Worked

Getting your team literally on the same page increases meeting productivity, keeps everyone engaged and allows for meaningful dialogue.<p>A few months back, a friend whose new boss used to work for Jeff Bezos at Amazon told me that the company actually banned PowerPoint presentations in favor of memos.<p>…

Jeff Bezos

Is Denver a New Kind of Tech Town? Positively.

Denver has long been the playground of craft brewers and the outdoorsy types, but thanks to a booming economy, growing metro area, and intelligent workforce, it’s now also a technology hotspot. Yet unlike Silicon Valley with its cut-throat reputation, Denver is a *different* kind of tech town: one …

Startups

This NFL Player Saw an American Airlines Passenger In Trouble. His Stunning Reaction Went Viral

This is the kind of story that makes you Internet famous. But what if you're already famous?<p>This is a story about American Airlines, acts of kindness, and viral social media posts.<p>It's about an American Airlines passenger--a sportswriter and aspiring player agent named Delilah Cassidy--who was on …

Social Media

Why Performance Management Fails

You have to wonder why performance management in a business usually falls so flat. Heaven knows, it isn’t for a lack of tools. Annual or quarterly reviews. Key performance indicators (KPIs). Coaching. Incentives.<p>If you can’t do it yourself, you’ll find countless consulting organizations ready to …

General Electric

How an 18-Year-Old Uncovered Tim Ferriss's Secret Cold Email Template to Reach CEOs and VIPs

Never email someone and ask to 'jump on the phone,' 'get coffee' or 'pick your brain.'<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>My journey began when I was an 18-year-old college freshman. The day before my final exams, I hacked The Price Is Right, won a sailboat, sold</i> …

Self-improvement

Intel Confirms 'Fastest Ever' Core i7-8086K 5GHz Six-Core Processor And You Can Get One For Free

Intel has confirmed that it will be launching its fastest ever processor – the Core i7-8086K. The 6-core CPU, which is similar to the current Core i7-8700K, will be the first Intel CPU to reach 5GHz out of the box without overclocking. The company has made headlines with another 5GHz CPU too – its …

Siblings

Tesla can change so much with over-the-air updates that it’s messing with some owners’ heads

Praise for a recent software fix to the Model 3’s braking is met with worry that different update slowed some customers’ cars<p>When <i>Consumer Reports</i> recently found that the braking distance on the Tesla Model 3 was worse than that of a Ford F-150, CEO Elon Musk took the criticism and found a solution. …

Tesla

2,400 years ago, Plato saw democracy would give rise to a tyrannical leader filled with “false and braggart words”

Plato was not a fan of democracy. Many might consider this just a blip on the philosopher’s otherwise excellent political analysis. But his description of the “democratic man” does give pause for thought.<p>In the <i>Republic</i><i>,</i> written in 380 BC, Plato describes such the democratic man—by which he means a …

Political Science

Xiaomi's new Mi 8 flagship looks identical to the iPhone X

At an event in Shenzhen today, Chinese hardware giant Xiaomi launched its 2018 flagship phone, the Mi 8 – and it’s hard to tell it apart from the iPhone X.<p>The Mi 8’s 6.21-inch display has a large notch cut out of the top for its front camera and sensors, and the dual camera system is stacked …

Mobile Technology

UK homes vulnerable to 'staggering' level of corporate surveillance

British homes are vulnerable to “a staggering level of corporate surveillance” through common internet-enabled devices, an investigation has found.<p>Researchers found that a range of connected appliances – increasingly popular features of the so-called smart home – send data to their manufacturers …

Privacy

Meet The Last Surviving Witness To The Tulsa Race Riot Of 1921

<i>Update: Since this piece was published several people have reached out to tell us the story of Hal Singer. At the time of the massacre, Hal Singer was just 18 months old. His mother worked as a cook in wealthy white homes in Tulsa. As the violence began, one of her employers helped Hal and his</i> …

Red Cross

These Birds Make Their Own Citrus-Scented Cologne

The sexiest male crested auklets have large head feathers and a strong tangerine smell, a new study finds.<p>On Alaska's rugged Shumagin Islands, no fruit tree dares take root, yet the smell of fresh lemons and tangerines hangs heavy in the air.<p>A nearby colony of lovesick crested auklets are the …

Birds

This tiny, laser-powered RoboFly could sniff out forest fires and gas leaks

Researchers hope the mechanical bug could help scientists save the climate.<p>This is one flying insect you <i>don’t</i> want to swat. It doesn’t bite, sting, or spread disease and someday it could be a life- and climate-saver. In time, it could survey crops, detect wildfires, poke around in disaster rubble …

University of Washington

We Already Know How To Build a Time Machine

It’s just a matter of time before we build a machine that can take us into the far future.<p><i>Watch AMC's Visionaries: James Cameron's Story of Science Fiction, a six-part series about focusing on AI, dark futures, aliens, and time travel.</i><p>In September 2015, cosmonaut Gennady Padalka arrived back on …

Physics

New Hybrid Robot Uses Living Muscles to Move

Researchers in Tokyo say they're a step closer to creating more complex and lifelike body parts made of living tissue and mechanical skeletons.<p>As if the line between human and machine wasn't already blurry enough, researchers in Tokyo have developed a new method for using living rat muscle tissue …

Robotics

In Artificial Intelligence, Young Ethiopians Eye a Fertile Future

A lab in Addis Ababa is on a mission to use AI to disrupt conventional development models and inspire a new generation of coders.<p>“I don’t think Homo …

Artificial Intelligence

Want to Remember the Notes You Take? Here's Why You Need to Write Them By Hand

Handwriting notes has been proven to solidify thoughts better than typing, helping us retain information.<p>It's the worst feeling. We get a call or an email suddenly reminding us that a project is due or an important meeting has passed by and we've totally forgotten it.<p>I'm no stranger to the pitfalls …

Productivity

4 Hours Listening to Tony Robbins Will Teach You More About Business Than 4 Years in College

If you're looking to learn about growing a company, why not learn from someone who has built 30 of them?<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Some people roll their eyes at the very mention of Tony Robbins, but I recently attended one of his events, and while I can …

Self-improvement

If you’re too busy for these 5 things, your life is more off-course than you think

Despite turbulence and other conditions keeping airplanes off-course 90 percent of flight time, most flights arrive in the correct destination at the …

Self-improvement

2 Books That Will Change Your Mindset And Business (That You've Probably Never Heard Of)

There are lots of books out there that everyone has read. There are others which are slightly less known, but that are written by some of the best practitioners in the world.<p><i>"If you read what everyone else is reading, you'll think like everyone else thinks."</i>--Ryan Holiday<p>Like many people who read …

Self-improvement

Why Personal Passions and 'Side Projects' Are So Important for Entrepreneurs

Richard Branson loves to kite-ski. David Heinemeier Hansson is a race-car driver. Two other entrepreneurs worked on a sporting goods product for years -- then sold it to Timberland.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurship can be an insular experience. …

Entrepreneurship

Industrial Design: Bunk - The wireless smartphone battery

Let's take a look at this minimal and colourful concept by Will Kail who is a Product Design Graduate based in Norwich, UK. His concept? A wireless …

Gear & Gadgets