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Some of the best parts of autonomous vehicles are already here

Fully automated cars are still many years away. Amid the government activity and potential for social benefits, it’s important not to lose sight of …

Autonomous Vehicle

How companies' poor customer service has led to boycotts

<b>Have you vowed never to go back to a company because of their unsatisfactory customer service?</b><p>Ryanair has come under pressure from customers after cancelling flights, and train operators, supermarkets and telecom companies have all faced the prospect of losing people's custom.<p>But when United …

Bosch is making the 1,000 hp electric powertrain of Nikola Motor’s semi truck

German electronics giant Bosch and electric truck startup Nikola Motor announced that they are collaborating to build the electric powertrains of the startup’s upcoming two electric trucks, the Nikola One and Two.<p>When unveiling the Nikola One, the startup said that they developed their own electric …

Semi Truck

Forget Tesla and BMW, Smart believes it's going to beat its electric rivals...and it's done similar before

Smart CEO Annette Winkler tells us what’s next for the first real city car<p>Everybody wants to make a clever city car nowadays, and if you look at the …

101 ways to improve transportation in your city

These small things can make a big impact<p>Whether you live in the farthest suburb or in the heart of downtown, how you move around your city shapes your social interactions, your job, and even your family dynamics. Peruse the news, however, and you’ll find a laundry list of transportation nightmares: …

3 mistakes Microsoft should avoid when launching Windows 10

Windows 10 is slated to launch this summer, and I can’t help but think how big a chance this is for Microsoft to draw in new followers.<p>If it plays its cards right, the company can also win over pirates and attract more gamers into the fold. Here are three mistakes Microsoft should avoid when …

Accenture Spend Trends Report Q1 2015

The latest quarterly strategic report that gives a summary of top market trends impacting major spend categories, and gives actionable insights to drive strategic value for your organization.

The Perfect Gin and Tonic: Simple, But Not a Given

It may seem superfluous to write an article about making a gin and tonic. There are just two ingredients (three if you count the lime wedge) and it's one of the most common cocktails there is. But if you love them as much as I do, you don't want common, you want perfection.<p>The gin and tonic was …

This impressive tool can tell you how much money you should be earning just from you CV

Negotiating your pay packet can be a stressful task. Most people will just pick a figure out of thin air and hope it's reasonable — many pitch lower than they should, out of fear that an inflated number would upset their employers.<p>Now there's something to help you with that.<p>Job search engine Adzuna …

China retakes spot as biggest holder of U.S. debt

Well, that was short-lived. After just one month, China has nudged Japan out of the way, retaking the top spot as the world's biggest holder of U.S. debt.<p>Treasury Department data released Friday showed that China owned $1.261 trillion worth of U.S. government securities at the end of March, …

China

Apple Acquired a New GPS Company to Help Improve Apple Maps

The tech giant wants to hone its system with Coherent Navigation, a company that can allegedly provide location information within a few centimeters.<p>Apple has acquired Coherent Navigation, a company focused on hyper-accurate GPS, in an effort to improve its mapping capabilities, MacRumors …

Maps

Get Ready for 'Buy' Buttons in Google Search Results

1 min read<p>You want it. You search for it. You buy it.<p>Simple, right? Everyone's default search engine, Google, wants to make the process at least one step faster. In the coming weeks, the tech giant will be launching "buy" buttons on its search-results pages, according to a <i>Wall Street Journal</i> report.<p>…

Google Search

Can Creative Breaks Boost Your Employees' Productivity?

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Are you looking for a way to enhance productivity among your employees without adding more to their daily to-do lists? Well, you may be able to accomplish both by introducing creative breaks into your organization’s regular …

Time Management

Here's How McDonald's Became the King of Burgers

It is in no way surprising that McDonald’s recent troubles have drawn so much media attention. It’s not just because it’s a huge company, it’s …

McDonald's

Apple, AT&T fight sale of RadioShack customer data

Apple and AT&T have asked a court to stop RadioShack from selling customer data it gathered when it sold their products.<p>RadioShack had promised customers it would not sell their data, but the retailer filed for bankruptcy. Now it's asking the bankruptcy court to let it sell that data in order to …

10 Smart Leadership Solutions for Every Challenge

Great leaders don't tell you what to do. They show you how it's done.<p>The word "leadership" evokes an image of great men and women--people who, in a moment of crisis, always rise to the occasion with the right response, the right decision, the right direction.<p>Unfortunately, that image is based on …

Leadership

Santa Monica Just Outlawed 80 Percent of Its Airbnb Rentals

One of the most aggressive moves yet in the online rental battle seems virtually impossible to enforce.<p>This week in Airbnb vs. the World, two significant developments out of California.<p>On Thursday, the city of San Francisco released a report detailing the negative impact of Airbnb on its airtight …

This Micro Apartment Transforms When You Push A Button To Give You More Space

The Swiss Army knife of apartment designs provides 1,000 square feet of living space in an apartment half the size.<p>As cities get more crowded and more expensive, tiny apartments keep getting smaller. And while transformable, space-saving rooms aren’t new–even Thomas Jefferson had an early version …

Neil Patrick Harris: the new Oscar host's 10 best performances so far

The news that Neil Patrick Harris will host next year’s Oscars will put the actor and performer in front of one of the biggest global audiences out there. But it’s only the latest chapter in a long and varied career that seems to go from strength to strength. So what has NPH done? Let’s find out …

Google Launches Mini-Marketing Lessons For Startups With New Mobile App, Google Primer

Google has rolled out a new iPhone app called Primer, aimed at teaching startups the fundamentals of marketing – with a Google spin, of course. The new app, available only on iOS for now, but coming soon to Android, complements the Google Primer website which further explains how the mini-marketing …

Architizer

Wall-Mounted Kraft Paper Roll Dispenser

Despite all the advances in technology, there’s nothing better than good ol’ paper and pen. Whether to make lists, sketch, or to leave a message, …

Furniture

The world’s second-richest man thinks we should all be working less

The ideal work-life balance is to work three days a week, 11 hours a day, until you’re 75. That’s what Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim told CNN in a recent interview.<p>http://money.cnn.com/video/news/2014/10/07/carlos-slim-3-day-work-week.cnnmoney/index.html<p>“I think machines will work 24 hours, …

Work-life Balance

Ebola outbreak could cost West Africa’s economy $32.6 billion

The 2014 Ebola outbreak, already the largest in history, could result in a two-year $32.6 billion economic loss by the end of next year, according to …

5 Money Lies We Tell Ourselves

When trying to make ourselves feel better about our financial situation, we often tell ourselves little lies that ease our minds about things. The problem is, if we tell ourselves these lies enough, we tend to start believing them. A sound financial strategy is to recognize the lies we are telling …

Design Consultancies -- The Perfect Platform for Launching Startups

<i>Co-written by Martin Willers</i><p>The world is experiencing a boom in interest around startups as well as in design and the combination of the two is seen as the perfect cocktail for creating new and innovative offerings. Despite this perfect marriage, startups still seem to be baffled about how and when …