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Build a Farmhouse Dinner Table that's Tough to Screw Up

There's nothing like enjoying a family meal around a dinner table you built yourself. These plans for a farmhouse table date back to when actual …

This Farm In A Box Can Grow As Much Lettuce As An Acre Of Land

Who needs a green thumb when you have the CropBox, which grows your plants automatically, and can be adjusted with a smartphone.<p>For any would-be farmers who aren’t quite ready to move to the country and commit to years of back-breaking labor, here’s another option: Now you can rent a farm in a …

Aquaponics

Flow Hive Extracts Honey On Tap Without Disturbing Bees

A new invention by father-and-son team Stuart and Cedar Anderson could drastically change the way we harvest honey from beehives. Created and tested by the Australia-based beekeeper duo over the last decade, the Flow Hive uses specially designed honeycomb frames and a spigot system to extract honey …

Off-grid

Moovd Videos - Create Them in Two Minutes, With Tweaking

A lot of big companies have produced attention-grabbing ads using only text. Some have even plunked down millions to run these ads during big TV …

Tutorials

What Is the Best Time to Send Emails for Marketing?

Email marketing can be a powerful tool for small businesses. And it seems easy enough – create content, send to your email list. But there are …

Find A Co-Founder, Fund Your Startup -- All at Onevest

The startup world will perk up to hear that RockthePost and CoFoundersLab recently merged to form Onevest. Together the two companies will provide a …

Marriott Rewards Guests for Retweets, Plus Points Program

Social media is a powerful promotional tool for businesses, in part because it allows customers and connections to do some of the work for you. If …

Is Your Social Media Content D.O.A.? Try This. (Infographic)

Social Media Editor at Entrepreneur.com<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Like everyone, you hope every piece of content you post gains some traction, and with any luck, goes viral. But all too often even well-crafted posts end up in the social media graveyard, with just a …

Viral

3 Push Notification Strategies to Increase App Engagement

Mobile push notifications can engage your users when your app is not in an active state.<p>Because most users don’t go back to apps after using it once for lack of engaging content, push notifications are vital.<p>There are many forms of engagement through push notifications. Try one or more from the …

HP’s Post-Electronic Solution To Tomorrow’s Huge Data

The Internet of things will soon be spitting out more data than today’s transistors can handle, but HP thinks it has a solution: The Machine.<p>Imagine a single device that, like the people in <i>Honey I Shrunk/Blew Up the Kids</i>, comes in whatever size a storyline demands. It can be the size of a server …

Google Wants to Build a Model of Perfect Human Health

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Earlier this month, Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin expressed their reservations about entering the health-care industry, a space so heavily regulated “it’s just a painful business to be in,” Brin said at the time.<p>Less than …

Sergey Brin

Google's next version of Android 'L' release has a new look, deeper ties to the web

KitKat may have only found its way onto roughly 15 percent of phones at this point, but that won't stop Google from looking to the future. The new version, teased by Sundar Pichai is simply being referred to as the "L" release right now. As previous leaks have indicated, this will be the most …

Google Says Android LG and Samsung Smartwatches Ready for Order (Video)

Google also showed off notifications and voice actions for its wearables' software.<p>Google announced at its I/O developers conference on Wednesday that two watches running its Android Wear software development kit, the LG G and Samsung Gear Live, will be available for order later in the …

Bloody Disruption: New Threat To Quest, LabCorp

If you’re Quest Diagnostics and Laboratory Corp. of America, a medical testing startup, Theranos, may pose a threat.<p>Theranos performs conventional …

UK Government Taps Startups To Help Get More Brits Fit And Healthy

The UK government is putting out a call for early stage startups with a focus on healthy eating, fitness and physical and mental well-being to enter a public health-focused competition that promises the winners support with marketing and business development, funded by Public Health England (PHE), …

Apple said to team up with pro athletes to test iWatch fitness capabilities

Apple has teamed up with some of the sports world’s most notable professional athletes in order to test the upcoming “iWatch’s” fitness capabilities in intense training environments, according to a source with knowledge of the testing. This source says that Apple has invited athletes from the MLB, …

Wearable Wearables: The Full Code Conference Video of Intel's Brian Krzanich

A "smart shirt" is both a wearable computer and a wearable. Discuss.<p>As promised, we’re posting the full videos of interviews from the recent <b>Code Conference</b>.<p>A new video of one of the many stellar speakers for the event, which took place three weeks ago in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., will go up …

Gmail Hacks to Score Your Business Extra Productivity

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As someone running more than one business, I spend a lot of time using Gmail. Bucking the whole "email is a waste of time trend," I have actually figured out how to make this popular email program do a lot of my dirty work for me, thus …

Apps

14 habits of exceptionally likable people

One thing that will never change in business is the advantage charisma offers. The ability to form lasting relationships built on genuine empathy will always beat out a cold-blooded Machiavellian approach in the long run<p>The writer Napoleon Hill recognized this as a young business journalist and …

Self-improvement

Google's Mysterious 3D Project And The Humongous Business Appetite For Imaging

Google is working on mobile devices capable of taking and reproducing 3D images – reportedly including a tablet – which could help satisfy the insatiable business appetite for better imaging, experts have said.<p>Development is being kept well under wraps and is taking place under the codename Project …

4 DARPA Projects That Could Be Bigger Than the Internet

Forty years ago, a group of re­search­ers with mil­it­ary money set out to test the wacky idea of mak­ing com­puters talk to one an­oth­er in a new …

Internet of Things

Science Says Overconfidence Key to Success

Average people think overconfidence is a character fault; entrepreneurs embrace it.<p>Most people assume overconfidence is a negative character trait that creates failure through hubris and overreach. Science, however, has long known that entrepreneurs are consistently overconfident. If they weren't, …

Self-improvement

If Mark Cuban Ruled the World...

Maverick entrepreneur Mark Cuban described his picture of an ideal world to attendees of the Inc. GrowCo conference in Nashville, Tenn.<p>Mark Cuban made headlines this week with the unflinchingly honest remarks he made at <i>Inc.</i>'s 17th annual GrowCo conference in Nashville, Tennessee. The outspoken …

Mark Cuban

How Cloud Startups Are Changing The Face Of Innovation

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Pete Sonsini is a general partner at New Enterprise Associates.</i><p>After more than a decade of hype and billions of dollars of value creation, it would be reasonable to expect investors to start losing interest in cloud-related startups. In the venture business, me-too investors reap …

Tencent<br />The Secretive, Chinese Tech Giant That Can Rival Facebook and Amazon

In China’s raging tech war, a winner seems ready to emerge. It’s Tencent–a controversial, $139 billion company with nearly a billion users.<p>China’s most powerful Internet company is headquartered in a bland, glassy tower in southern Shenzhen. Unlike Silicon Valley’s funky campuses, there is nothing …

DataPad emerges to let everyone at your company create and play with charts

DataPad emerged from stealth mode today and plans to demonstrate its cloud-based software for visualizing data at the Innovation Showdown competition at VentureBeat’s DataBeat conference in San Francisco.<p>The startup also revealed a $1.7 million round of seed funding that will help it invest in …

Vinod Khosla has 3 predictions for the future of health. We've got 1 more

Vinod Khosla, sassy VC and legendary co-founder of Sun Microsystems, has predicted the future of health.<p>In essence, he has said, our medical lives will become increasingly automated, with ultra-intelligent systems prescribing fine-grain recommendations to nurse us back to health. According to a …

VCs to data startups: Your fancy tool is not a product, it's just nerdy

SAN FRANCISCO — A statistical model is not a product — yet.<p>Data nerds might be incredibly good at creating fancy data models and tools, but if they want to take those skills and create a company, they need to make sure they build an actual product that actual people want to use, says Scott Raney, a …