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The 3 Secrets That Have Led Me to Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Being a lifetime entrepreneur, one of the most common questions my brother Matthew and I are asked is what we think are the secrets to entrepreneurial success. One of the beautiful things about being an entrepreneur is that this lifestyle …

Self-improvement

Does Your Mind Wander? Here’s Why That Can Be Your Greatest Asset

Wandering minds are associated with creativity. Popular wisdom tells you to live in the moment.<p><i>Huh?</i><p>So is it better to be unfocused or focused?<p>Let’s …

Mindfulness

50 Startup Founders You Need To Follow On Twitter

<b>Editor’s Note: This is not an official FORBES list.</b><p>If founding a startup was easy, then there would be a lot more people participating in the exciting and sometimes exhausting trip that entrepreneurs experience on a daily basis. That’s why we sometimes need some advice, inspiration and insights …

This Neuroscientist Is Trying to Upload His Entire Brain to a Computer

Randal Koene wants to move humanity from Earth to the The Cloud, making us part-robot and completely immortal.<p>Humans, if you hadn't already noticed, have stopped evolving. As David Attenborough recently reminded us, our species is the first – by our free will – to remove itself from the process of …

Singularity

Intel Capital invests $62M in 16 tech startups

Intel Capital, the venture arm of the world’s biggest chipmaker, is unveiling it has invested $62 million in 16 tech startups today. The investments show that Intel is still bullish about funding new tech companies that could one day spur lots of purchases of its microprocessors and other …

MIT iPhone App Makes You Intimate With A Stranger

Over 20 days, MIT’s new app gives you a peek into someone’s life. Caveat: You never speak.<p>20 Day Stranger, an iPhone app by MIT Media Lab’s Playful Systems group, wants to burst the sociographic bubble of our “friend” network.<p>Our social media world, after all, is highly curated–it’s filled with …

iPhone Apps

Could A $150 Robot Teach Braille Across India’s Slums?

To combat illiteracy among india’s visually impaired, two students create the world’s cheapest Braille display.<p>At $4,000 each, Braille displays are much too expensive to be of any use to the nearly 8 million visually impaired people living in India.<p>But thanks to a group of clever computer science …

India

'Killer robots' to be debated at UN

<b>Killer robots will be debated during an informal meeting of experts at the United Nations in Geneva.</b><p>Two robotics experts, Prof Ronald Arkin and Prof Noel Sharkey, will debate the efficacy and necessity of killer robots.<p>The meeting will be held during the UN Convention on Certain Conventional …

Robots

You suck! Why criticism is more powerful than praise

Whether it’s for possibly starting a third world war, a questionable stance on same-sex relationships or simply not showing their legs, people receive criticism for pretty much anything. But the effects of this criticism can sometimes seem disproportionate. Why is this? And why are the effects of …