Levi McClendon

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10 great pairs of Bluetooth headphones for your new Apple Watch

If you’re wanting to listen to music privately, directly from your Apple Watch, you’re going to need a pair of Bluetooth headphones. So for those of …

16 Of The Most Photogenic Hikes On The West Coast

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Iotera Raises $1 Million For Its Super Simple GPS Tracking Device

Iotera, a U.S.-company that produces GPS devices with months of battery life, has closed a $1 million seed funding round led by ZenShin Capital Partners.<p>Crunchfund*, Startup Capital Ventures, String Ventures, EarlyMarket and Rubicon Venture Capital also participated in the round. Iotera raised a …

Steak Cuts 101: Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Meat

If you call yourself a carnivore but don’t know the difference between a New York strip and a filet mignon, this handy video by foodie site Eater breaks down types of steak cuts nice and simply, helping you impress all your butcher friends.<p>It explains cow anatomy with illustrations styled like …

Tiny Houses

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Why Your Brain Loves Good Storytelling

It is quiet and dark. The theater is hushed. James Bond skirts along the edge of a building as his enemy takes aim. Here in the audience, heart rates increase and palms sweat. I know this to be true because instead of enjoying the movie myself, I am measuring the brain activity of a dozen viewers. …

Study: Advertising to Millennials

When developing your strategy for advertising to millennials—especially young millennials (born after 1993)—mobile ads should be the core pillar, not …

Beartooth Keeps You Connected With Your Friends When The Cell Network Can’t

I can’t imagine that there’s anyone reading who hasn’t been in this situation: you’re at a conference, or a concert, or some other big event where you’re surrounded by way, <i>way</i> too many people. Your cell phone’s signal meter <i>promises</i> that everything is okay… and yet, nothing actually works.<p>The …

Acer's Chromebox CXI ships next month for $180

Have a spare display sitting around that you want to turn into an (albeit limited) PC? You might consider picking up a Chromebox. The tiny low-powered machines, which run Google's Chrome OS, are best for basic productivity apps and content consumption, but if you don't need to do any complex …

The 15 Best Blogging Platforms on the Web Today

Want the latest blog recommendations? Read our <b>2015 guide to The 18 best blogging and publishing platforms on the internet today.</b><p><b>Updated June 2014</b><p>Reading the signs a couple of years ago it was easy to assume that the art of blogging was set to die a painful death at the hands of social networks like …

Selling Through Customer Service: Turn Customers into Evangelists

<i>John-Paul Narowski is the founder of</i> <i>karmaCRM</i><i>, a simple Web-based CRM software focused on small businesses.</i><p>The days of high-pressured sales pitches by suave looking salespeople are over. You can thank the Internet for that. Nowadays, sales competition is fierce across industries, and a popular way …

IRL: Roost's portable, foldable (and kinda pricey) laptop stand

<i>Welcome to</i> IRL<i>, an ongoing feature where we talk about the gadgets, apps and toys we're using in real life and take a second look at products that already got the formal review treatment.</i><p>As someone who spends an abnormal amount of time glued to an LED display, I jumped at the chance to back the …

iBeacons Aren’t Just For Retail: Placed Lets You Use Them As iPhone Quick Launchers At Home

There has been a lot of talk about iBeacons since they launched with iOS 7 last fall, but much of the focus has been on how they benefit retailers and add to the in-store shopping experience. They have a much broader range of potential use, however, and part of that is consumer-focused, too. Placed …

Quick Fit Brings the 7 Minute Workout to Your Home

From the Atkins Diet to Hydrospinning, health and fitness crazes come and go.<p>One of the latest crazes to come to the fore is the 7 Minute Workout, which is basically a short and snappy high-intensity session spanning 12 exercises of 30 seconds each, interjected with a series of 10 second breaks. …

Asus rides the 2nd Wave of 802.11ac atop its new Wi-Fi router

Asus unveiled a new 802.11ac router at CES in Las Vegas on Sunday. I know, big whoop right? The newest and fastest Wi-Fi technology has been on the …

Why It Might Be Time to Ditch Your Facebook Strategy

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Have you noticed anything different about your Facebook posts lately?<p>I know I have, and so too have a bunch of big brands and small business owners that I've been talking to. They're all actually quite frustrated with it.<p>They're …

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Why Starting Small Can Lead to a Better App

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The biggest question mobile app developers usually ask themselves is, 'how do I reach out to my customers?' Or, 'do my customers even want the app that I'm building?'<p>Building an app that brings traction and generates wealth requires that …

YourMechanic Launches An iPhone App To Connect You With A Mechanic While On The Go

TechCrunch Disrupt winner YourMechanic just got a lot more mobile with an iPhone app that will help users to better diagnose repairs that are needed. The app will also send notifications to users as their car is being serviced and could even allow them to see pictures of jobs being …

Gigabit-Speed AC Wireless Routers Could Be One Of Your Smartest Home Tech Investments

If you’re like me, you are scrambling last minute to get your friends and family the latest tech gifts. You might be thinking about a new tablet, an iPad, game console, 2 in 1, or maybe even a smart watch. One gift that could be even more useful than all of those could be a new wireless router …

Google Releases Its Find My iPhone-Style Android Device Manager App In The Play Store

Google launched Android Device Manager back in August, but it curiously made the tool web-only, eschewing a native Android app and causing a lot of confusion in doing so. The Android Device Manager is now in the Play Store, and does most of the things that Apple’s Find My iPhone service does, but …

V.me digital wallet goes Nationwide

A "digital wallet" that allows customers to make online purchases without inputting their card details each time has been launched by Nationwide building society.<p>Created in conjunction with Visa, the service – called V.me – allows customers to pre-register their credit and debit cards into the …

The True Costs of Developing an App

<i>Jeremy Rappaport is a writer at Fueled, the leading iPhone application developers and masters of mobile design in New York City. This post was originally published on the Fueled blog.</i><p>Everyone knows about the big names: Angry Birds, Candy Crush, Facebook, Twitter, Uber, Instagram. Countless others …

The Great Suspender Automagically Kills Off Memory-Hungry Chrome Tabs

Just a quick heads up to a fantastic Chrome extension I’ve been using of late: The Great Suspender.<p>I’m sure there are others out there, but this is the one that has worked for me and it has dramatically improved my Chrome and overall computer experience.<p>The Great Suspender effectively allows you to …

Moto X review

It’s difficult and perhaps dangerous to make a <i>big deal</i> out of a smartphone these days. Can one phone change an industry? Save a company? Create a market? Perhaps that was true in the days just following the original iPhone, but times have most certainly changed. Smartphones are the norm now. No …

Grovo gets $5.5M for its nifty Internet training videos

Need to brush up on your digital skills? A New York-based startup called Grovo just raised $5.5 million to help you master the most popular social media sites, cloud tools, and other online services.<p>The website offers over 3,500 video tutorials to help people take full advantage of online tools …

Comparing Wearables: Fitbit Flex vs. Jawbone Up and More

“Which is better, the FuelBand or the Up?” “What do you think about the Fitbit Flex?”I’ve been hearing questions like these a lot lately. Wearable …