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25 Creative Packaging Designs That Practically Sell Themselves

We often consider the products we use and their packaging to be two separate things – the product is the thing we want, and its packaging is a piece …

Graphene transparent memory take us closer to transparent smartphones

Futuristic looking transparent electronics took one step closer to reality this week when a Korean research team announced that they had developed a way to manufacture transparent memory modules for use in transparent electronic devices, such as notebook computers and perhaps even smartphones.<p>The …

Graphene

Virtuix Steps Into $3 Million For Its Virtual Reality-Linked, Omni-Directional Treadmill

Expanding the experience of virtual reality gaming has landed the omni-directional treadmill manufacturer Virtuix $3 million in its first institutional financing.<p>Banking on the company’s premise that it can make the experience of virtual reality gaming more immersive, new investors including Mark …

Apple Patents A 3D Hologram Display System With Gesture Input

Apple has patented a 3D display system (via AppleInsider) that uses a familiar mirror box-type design, but that works with digital images instead of physical objects like those you might find in novelty stores, and that also incorporates 3D gesture-based input from a user for control.<p>The 3D display …

LyveHome, the personal media device from former Apple exec Tim Bucher, goes on sale

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>LyveHome, the personal media storage, backup and sharing device that was first shown off at CES in Las Vegas earlier this …

Why Google doesn’t care about college degrees, in 5 quotes

Google isn’t big on college degrees, although the search giant is inundated with applicants touting perfect GPAs from Ivy League schools.<p>Google’s chairman and head of hiring, Laszlo Bock, has given a few insights in the <i>New York Times</i> on how he sorts through a multitude of bright applicants.<p>The …

My First MOOC: The Planning Behind a Massive Open Online Course

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>A free online course "Beyond Silicon Valley: Growing Entrepreneurship in Transitioning Economies" launches through Coursera next week on April 28. Come back to Entrepreneur.com as we feature additional interviews with course experts and</i> …

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Apple will replace your iPhone 5's faulty power button for free

If you've noticed that your iPhone 5's sleep/wake button isn't working reliably, you're not alone -- and you'll be glad to hear that Apple is doing something about it. The company has started a free program in Canada and the US (worldwide on May 2nd) that will replace buttons on phones made through …

Google embeds camera in smart contact lens

Earlier this year, Wired.co.uk wrote about Google's invention of a smart contact lens that could monitor blood glucose levels through tear fluid. …

ItsOn raises another $12.5M so you can control your own damn data plan (update)

<i>Update: The company later clarified that there was a clerical error and that the total amount raised is $12.5 million, not $12.9 million as we originally reported.</i><p>Flexibility has never been wireless services’ strong suit — they’re sold in bulk plans which are often too big or too small for one’s …

Reality check on Facebook's Oculus shift

[commentary] Facebook says that its purchase of Oculus is a long bet on the future. And that wager on virtual reality is rooted in the actual reality of the social network's past and present.<p>Facebook's $2 billion acquisition of Oculus VR, developer of the Rift headset that has reset expectations of …

Virtual Reality

15 Possible Asia Tech IPOs in 2014

Box and Dropbox are among the startups creating interest in US tech IPOs right now, but there are plenty of companies from Asia bidding to join them and list publicly, both in and outside of the US.<p>A number of top Asian companies are already listed in the US — including Baidu, Sina and Tencent — …

Google Glass Just Became an Excellent Way to Live Stream

Google Glass Explorers have a new way to live stream events through Glass.<p>Livestream.com launched its first app for Google Glass, which app allows …

Social reading platform Wattpad announces massive $46M financing round

<i>Edited at 8:26 PST to adjust amount from $48M to $46M</i><p>Wattpad announced a massive $46 million third round of financing this morning, saying it would use the cash to expand its team and boost product development.<p>The social reading platform already has 25 million users who spend six billion minutes a …

Get Ready for Google Glass at the Office

Forget BlackBerry thumb. In the near future, business executives could be managing their schedules and sending emails through Google Glass.<p>This week, Google announced Glass at Work, its effort to push its wearable technology into the office.<p>Some businesses have already experimented with Google …

Google Glass

This is what it's like to operate an arcade claw machine using just gestures (video)

We knew gesture cameras will be making their way to computers and mobile devices this year, but seeing one on the classic claw crane was a pleasant surprise for us. This IDF tech demo was courtesy of a Guangzhou company called The Best Sync, and according to Intel VP Doug Fisher, it only took three …

Virtual reality has another 'wow' moment as Jaunt introduces 360-degree cinematic videos

I was alone in a room wearing virtual reality goggles. But it felt like I was in a park, surrounded by four Shaolin monks who were threatening me on all sides with martial arts moves. This kind of surround-video experience is what you’ll get from Jaunt, a new entertainment startup coming out of …

Meet Memebox, Y Combinator’s Korean Beauty Import

Not many companies in the Y Combinator stable have executives who’ve spent time at both Tom Ford’s fashion powerhouse and the Korean online ticketing platform TicketMonster. I’m betting Memebox is the only one.<p>It’s the first Korean company accepted into the Y Combinator program and arguably one of …

Inside Airbnb’s Grand Hotel Plans

How Brian Chesky, the millennial impresario behind red-hot Airbnb, teamed up with Chip Conley, the hotel industry’s last black-sheep innovator, to reimagine the $6 trillion travel biz and, in the process, build the world’s largest hospitality brand.<p>When I first heard of “the sheet,” I assumed it …

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Who Needs Kickstarter? Exercise Sensor Moov Raises $1 Million In 15 Days

When Meng Li and Nikola Hu stopped by the FORBES office to demonstrate their wearable sensors last month, Hu spent much of the interview punching the air and running in place. A laptop placed on the table graphed the speed and form of his punches, benchmarking his performance against that of a …

3D Marketplace 3DLT Talks About Selling The First 3D-Printed Gear On Amazon

We met first met Cincinnati-based 3DLT last year when they announced their 3D printing marketplace at Disrupt. The team is back in the news thanks to a new effort by Amazon to add printed items to their already massive selection of goods.<p>Right now things are in the experimental stages, but I sent …

Everything You Need to Know to Start 3D Printing

Ready to join the new DIY revolution?<p><b>The work I've done on spacecraft got me</b> hooked on 3D printing. When I was an electrical engineer for RCA Astro (now part of Lockheed Martin), I helped design, build, and launch the Mars Observer and other interplanetary probes. Back then I had dreams of building …

When you cram an entire smartphone into a watch, you get the Exetech XS-3

Most smartwatches act as a secondary display for your phone, but there's a select few, like the Neptune Pine, that just want to replace it altogether. It's in this latter category that you'll find the chunky Exetech XS-3: a watch that stands almost two centimeters tall from your wrist. Wrapped in …

Money Transfer Startup WorldRemit Collects Its First Investment, $40M From Accel

WorldRemit, a London-based startup that is tackling the antiquated consumer money wiring/remittance market with an easy and traceable online solution, has collected some money of its own: a $40 million investment from Accel Partners, the storied VC that has backed big consumer plays like Supercell …

Frog’s Chief Creative Officer exits and launches new type of design agency

Advertisement<p>14 Comments<p>Credit: (c) 2012 Pinar Ozger pinar@pinarozger.com<p>Mark Rolston, a twenty-year veteran with design agency Frog, has left the …

Bored of your normal résumé? Sumry wants to replace it with an interactive timeline

Looking for a job and sending out résumés is a full-time job in itself, and in order to make yourself stand out from the crowd you might be considering adding some flourishes to your existing CV.<p>However, tweaking that existing Microsoft Word template isn’t going to cut it. According to Sumry, a …