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How-To: Get a Sonos-like whole-home speaker setup on a budget

Sonos speakers offer some of the best features in the game, but they come with one drawback: it’s expensive to get the whole-home setup that people love so much. The cheapest speaker, the Sonos Play:1 comes in at $200, while the Play:3 runs $299, and the Play:5 goes for $499. And remember, to get …

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How To Turn Your Old Smartphone Into A Smart Mirror

A reflective dashboard for your morning routine<p>Ditch your Post-it notes for reminders built right into a mirror. Software engineer Hannah Mittelstaedt programmed an old Android tablet to show time, weather, and other information in bright letters on a dark background. Place the device behind a …

Android News

10 Steps to the Perfect Conversation

Conversations are like sports.<p>Just like football or soccer you hone your conversational muscles. You train for difficult topics. You re-play miscommunications in your head.<p>And just like elite athletes, you need a conversational game plan.<p>The art of sparkling conversation is one of our most …

11 actions you can take today to start getting rich, according to a self-made millionaire

The good news is that success is a learnable skill, and anyone can start thinking, acting, and making choices like the super wealthy.<p>In T. Harv Eker's bestselling book, "Secrets of the Millionaire Mind," the self-made millionaire identifies specific "millionaire mind actions" that could help you …

Self-improvement

8 Mental Habits the Most Successful People Learn to Break

It's not what you learn, but what you unlearn that matters.<p>Sometimes, success comes not from what you learn to do but what you learn to stop doing.<p>That bit of wisdom comes from Sandja Brügmann, serial entrepreneur and founder of the Passion Institute, a recently launched online educational program …

Spanish language network Univision files for U.S. IPO

(Reuters) - (This version of the story was corrected to remove reference to Nasdaq in paragraph 7 as the company has not yet determined which exchange it will list on)<p>Univision Holdings Inc, the owner of Spanish language TV network Univision Network, filed for an initial public offering of Class A …

4 Things That Kill Sleep and Productivity

Fortunately, they're all easy to fix.<p>It is a well-known fact that a good night's rest can boost your energy levels, and therefore your productivity. However, how many of us actually get the recommended eight hours of restful sleep? Our lives are too busy and we try to pack too much into our day; as …

Time Management

This clothing company whose CEO is richer than Warren Buffett is blowing the competition out of the water

Inditex, the fast-fashion retailer's parent company based in Spain, recently said profits in the first quarter jumped by a whopping 28%. Sales were up by an impressive 14%.<p>Zara's mysterious founder, Amancio Ortega, is now the world's second-richest man— surpassing even Warren Buffett.<p>The retailer, …

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8 Secret Amazon Prime Perks You Don't Know About

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22 successful entrepreneurs share their best productivity hacks

It makes sense, then, that the most successful ones have figured out some handy productivity hacks to make the most of their days.<p>We've collected some of the best we've found from entrepreneurs of a wide range of industries and experience levels.

Productivity

The hidden tricks of powerful persuasion

Are we always in control of our minds? As David Robson discovers, it’s surprisingly easy to plant ideas in peoples’ heads without them realising.<p>Are we all just puppets on a string? Most people would like to assume that they are free agents – their fate lies in their own hands. But they’d be wrong. …

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5 Ways to Invest Smarter at Any Age

The key is settling on the right stock/bond mix and sticking to your guns. Here's how.<p><i>Welcome to Day 4 of MONEY’s 10-day Financial Fitness program.</i> …

ROBERT SHILLER: I'm thinking about ditching US stocks for European stocks

In an interview on CNBC's "Squawk Box" on Wednesday, Shiller, who famously predicted both the dot-com and housing bubbles, said he's more interested in Europe right now.<p>"I'm thinking about getting out of the United States, somewhat," he said in the interview. "Europe is so much cheaper."<p>Shiller …

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The Most Anticipated PS4 Games for 2015

The following titles should be very familiar to most PS4 gamers out there, after all, they've pretty much been endlessly hyped in various trade shows (some for years now).<p>Yes, 2015 could indeed be a banner year for Sony's leading console in terms of significant and stunning upcoming PS4 …

Apple to build $2B solar-powered “command center” data center at Arizona factory site

The question of what Apple plans to do with its factory in Mesa, Arizona, which it was going to lease to now-bankrupt former partner and sapphire …

RealtyShares Now Lets Investors Put Money Into Individual Real Estate Markets

About a year ago, RealtyShares launched as a new way for investors to put small amounts of money into real estate projects, kind of like a “LendingClub for Real Estate.” Now the company is launching a way for them to focus on investing in specific markets around the U.S.<p>RealtyShares works to …

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Elon Musk uses this ancient critical-thinking strategy to outsmart everybody else

Before he was a world-changing entrepreneur, Elon Musk was on track to become a physicist — even starting an applied physics Ph.D. at Stanford University.<p>But while he dropped out of the program after only a few days, the field left an impression on the billionaire-to-be.<p>Perhaps most crucially, it …

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Dish's new Sling TV Internet TV service starts at $20, features ESPN, Disney Channel, CNN, TNT, and other channels

LAS VEGAS -- Fewer people -- and particularly fewer young people -- want to pay for cable or satellite TV service. So Dish Network, which has been gradually shedding subscribers, is trying something a little different to acquire new customers: It's launching Sling TV, a cheaper Over-the-Top (OTT) …

The Tech That Will Change Your Life in 2015

Gadgets and Ideas With the Best Chance of Making an Impact … and What You Can Do to Prepare for Them<p>This was a year of big technology promises—2015 is the year we find out how many live up to the hype.<p>We looked into our crystal ball for the gadgets, upgrades and ideas we think have the greatest …

Gear & Gadgets

Epson BT-200 review: augmented reality is getting … somewhere

A small robot floated in my vision and asked a simple question: Where would I like to go?<p>His name was Sparky, and he was developed especially for the …

Forget Netflix. This New Movie Subscription Gets 2 Thumbs Up

From food subscriptions to underwear subscriptions(?!) and everything in between, we love getting that bang for our buck and all the conveniences that come along with them. On chillier days (okay, more like every day) many of us would much rather have a Netflix-Hulu marathon than go out to the …

Opinion: Tony Robbins tells you how to make money like a billionaire

After watching the global financial system almost melt down, I began an amazing journey several years ago to find a way for individual investors to …

5 Simple and Effortless Morning Routines You Can Start Tomorrow

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I love the holidays. For our business, Wild Creations, it is our busiest and most exciting season of the year. It is also the time of year when many of us coast to the year's end and allow a number of good habits to erode. Our …

Time Management

This Google Car Is Worth Hundreds Of Millions But Looks Like It Cost $2,000

In roughly the decade since Google began to develop self-driving cars, the company has spent what's likely hundred of millions if not billions on the project, when you take into account all factors.<p>Those include engineers, equipment, the cost of buying a fleet of regular cars, and the cost of …

SpaceX may upset firm's monopoly in launching Air Force satellites

Entrepreneur Elon Musk and his upstart company SpaceX are on the verge of upsetting a cozy and pricey military deal that for years has given two aerospace giants the exclusive right to launch the Air Force's most crucial satellites into orbit.<p>In recent years, those satellite launches have become so …

Here's a machine that turns water into synthetic gasoline

Even with the amount of electric vehicles we've seen lately, it's likely going to be a long time until they completely replace traditional combustion engines on the road. So how are we going to get away from pricey fossil fuels until then? Well, water could be a possibility. German company Sunfire …