Neville Orsmond

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Tiny ‘hearing’ device is 100,000 times thinner than your eardrum

Finding long-range, low-powered sensors for wearable devices is the next scientific frontier. Researchers at Case Western Reserve University are working on atomically thin transducer "drumheads" that can send and receive signals at radio frequencies even greater than those we can hear with our …

Robots break new ground in construction industry

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — As a teenager working for his dad's construction business, Noah Ready-Campbell dreamed that robots could take over the dirty, …

Design Professor Shares Witty Wisdom in Honest Charts About Creative Life

When you’re a graphic design student, you’ve got more questions than answers. They range from the technical queries, like how to use Photoshop, to existential crises that force you to consider (and reconsider) your entire creative practice. Mitch Goldstein, an Assistant Professor of Design at the …

WhatsApp officially launches its app for businesses in select markets

WhatsApp today officially launched its new WhatsApp Business app in select markets, including Indonesia, Italy, Mexico, the U.K. and the U.S., ahead of its planned worldwide rollout. The addition of business profiles and new messaging tools aimed at business customers is part of the company’s …

7 Designers Keeping the Art of Surrealism Alive Today

Surrealism has always played a role in graphic design—though it started as a political philosophy with the ideas of Karl Marx and Sigmund Freud. …

Apple’s latest iPad Pro ads showcase augmented reality & more

Following the new iPhone X ad yesterday, Apple today has shared two new segments for the iPad Pro. The ads highlight the device’s augmented reality capabilities, as well as note taking with Apple Pencil…<p>Perhaps most notably, the iPad Pro ad with augmented reality showcases how the device can be …

Facebook sneakily released a Slack competitor

Your prayers have been answered.<p>Facebook has finally released a beta version of Workplace Chat, a desktop messaging service for businesses. The new …

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9 cool AR apps you should download to try out iOS 11’s ARKit

Since it was first announced at WWDC, Apple’s ARKit has been open to developers to get a feel for the new platform. Now that iOS 11 is finally here, ARKit is available for anyone with an iPhone 6S or later, the iPad Pro, and the latest 9.7-inch iPad. In the time between the announcement and its …

AI lawyer can help you with a thousand different legal issues

Over two years ago, Joshua Browder, now a junior at Stanford University, created a chatbot that could contest parking tickets in New York City and London. By June of 2016, DoNotPay had successfully contested 160,000 parking tickets -- a 64 percent success rate -- and earlier this year, Browder …

15+ Online Art Classes to Take Your Creativity to New Heights This Week

Learning a new skill is easier than you think. While sitting in a classroom might seem like the only option, online classes are now more popular than ever. Art, photography, and design courses are all at your fingertips with sites like Craftsy and CreativeLive. Plus, they're taught by people at the …

10 Platforms You Can Use To Host Your Online Courses

E-learning market size was valued over $165 billion in 2015 and is likely to grow at over 5% from 2016 to 2023, exceeding USD 240 billion.<p>If you are looking for a profitable side hustle, creating and self-publishing courses might be a good idea. It’s a great solution for busy learners and a great …

TrackR Announces New Tracking Devices and Home-Mapping Smart Plug

With CES gearing up in a few days, some companies have begun revealing new products ahead of the show, and today TrackR has unveiled new updates to its range of Bluetooth tracking devices that help users keep tabs on where their most precious items are located (via <i>The Verge</i>).<p>One of the new …

The 9 Things You Need to Let Go of For Success in 2017

Start with entitlement, perfection and procrastination.<p>Writer<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As an entrepreneur, you are your best friend and your worst enemy. You vacillate between believing in your ability to take on the world, making it better as only you can, and …

10 Tips for Retaining Top Talent

Planning for shorter employee tenures is the new normal.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We're living in a time where company loyalty doesn't mean what it used to. Millennial workers have a reputation for moving from job to job, being constantly on the lookout for the …

3 Changes Your Company Should Make to Performance Management in 2017

Managers and employees alike are stressing because they're about to have their dreaded year-end performance review. Fix that.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>This may be the happiest season of the year, but for many managers and employees, things aren’t all that merry …

The SpaceX founder has become the face of entrepreneurial space exploration – and ambition. What does the established space science community think of him?<p>Entrepreneur Elon Musk has set himself an ambitious timeline for the colonization of Mars. The South Africa-born magnate estimates that his …

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How to sync all your passwords using Google

Passwords – none of us like them, but we must live with them if we want to keep our private information secure. It’s also a good idea to make safe passwords, which involves creating unique, hard-to-guess keys that no one will ever decipher.<p>Because passwords should be one-of-a-kind, it is paramount …

'Save to Google' Chrome extension compiles webpages for you

Google has a new alternative for all those save-and-read-it-later apps like Pocket: a Chrome extension called "Save to Google." According to <i>OMG! Chrome</i>, the big G quietly released it as a feature that allowed users to stash away images you find online. This extension, however, expands the feature's …

Apps

Google has 6 new analytics apps for marketers

Whether you’re building an app or running an online store, analytics can help you figure out what your users are trying to achieve and how you can serve them better.<p>To that end, Google has launched a new set of enterprise-grade tools to help marketers gain insights about their customers’ journey …

10 Powerful Harper Lee Quotes

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Today would have marked the 90th birthday of esteemed novelist Harper Lee, who passed away this past February. Lee's death came shortly after the release of her second book <i>Go Set A Watchmen</i>. The book provided another in-depth look into …

How aspirin and cinnamon can help stave off infections and boost root growth<p>With spring just around the corner, now is a great time to get an early start on taking hardwood cuttings, like figs and roses, as well as sowing seeds of long-season crops, such as chillies and aubergines. If you are keen …

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Money Lessons I Learned Delivering Newspapers to Rich People

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Being a paperboy taught me a lot of the habits of rich people. They always tipped me more than anyone else. Their monetary generosity then led me to give them better service than everyone else. I've found that it's very similar in life …

Awesome Concepts Drawing App Arrives On iPhone

If you have been using the awesome Concepts, sketching, design and CAD app on your iPad you will already know how good this app is. But now its …

10 Business Lessons I Learned Studying My Competition

In the business world, anything goes. While some people like to think of scoping out and spying on the competition as a bad thing, I love looking at everything they are doing through a spy glass. This gives me insights into what's working and I should focus my time on and what isn't working and I …

7 Reasons Why the 'Why' Is So Important in Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Light moves in mysterious ways. A single beam of light can do a million different things depending on what it reflects through or onto. If you shine a ray of light into a crystal, you can see rainbows on the wall. Shine light onto a …

Pro Tips for Hitting the Pricing Nail on the Head

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In</i> The Marketing Plan Handbook<i>, author Robert W. Bly explains how you can develop big-picture marketing plans for pennies on the dollar with his 12-step marketing plan. In this edited excerpt, Bly outlines the five factors you need to</i> …

5 Bonuses Employees Love No Matter What the Time of Year

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s the end of the year, which for many employees means holiday bonus season. Originally, monetary holiday bonuses were intended as appreciation for employees -- and help with the extra expenses they incur this time of year.<p>But is a …

Where to place home security cameras, according to the data

In 2015, the total value of reported stolen property was more than $12 billion, according to the FBI. A well-placed camera can help identify intruders and potentially get your stuff back after a robbery.<p>If your security cameras are placed in the wrong areas, though, you may not be as protected as …

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