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16 of the best historical documentaries to watch on Netflix in 2017

While every moment that leads up to the present could be considered history, there are certain events throughout time that truly stand out among the …

History

The secret origin story of the iPhone

An exclusive excerpt from The One Device<p><i>This month marks 10 years since Apple launched the first iPhone, a device that would fundamentally transform how we interact with technology, culture, and each other. Ahead of that anniversary,</i> Motherboard <i>editor Brian Merchant embarked on an investigation to</i> …

Computer Science

Add wireless tethering to your DSLR for a cool $40 — here’s how it’s done

Like many photographers, Alan Lawrence appreciates the convenience of being able to control his DSLR wirelessly from a tablet and instantly save …

Wi-Fi

The Formula Startups Use To Make Crores

Share63<p>Tweet<p>Share141<p>+19<p>Shares 213<p>Startups can feel like a magic box: normal people enter and out pop crores. But the startup ecosystem is much like …

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Tata: India’s Industrial Giant

In February 2014 Prime Minister David Cameron opened a major new Jaguar Land Rover engine plant in the West Midlands, describing it as ‘a great story …

Art imitating life: 7 great crime movies based on real-life events

These days, television takes inspiration from movies, and vice versa. Many of today’s scripts are drawn from the stories of yesteryear, which further …

To This Day

Why Startups Fail and What Experts Have to Say About It (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Just as there is no one path that guarantees success, there is not one single mistake that will doom a startup to failure -- there’s more than 50, actually.<p>These reasons fall under nine umbrella categories, including business ideas, …

Entrepreneurship

How to Save Space in Your iCloud Backup (and Avoid Paying Extra)

Your iPhones and iPads automatically back up to Apple’s iCloud. But Apple is awfully stingy with iCloud storage, only offering 5GB for free. If you …

How to download a Windows 10 ISO file legally, and install Windows 10 from it

Once upon a time, if you wanted a Windows ISO file, you had just two options. Rip a CD you already had, or head to your friendly local torrent …

Software

19 Free Alternatives to Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop is a powerful raster graphics editor which supports layers, masks and several color models. In addition to the built-in tools and …

How to Use Decision-Patterns in Startups

<i>Co-written by John Fitch</i><p>The holy grail of building unicorn startups is to look in the right places and to reject the first thousand bad business ideas. The looking part is easy since one needs only to search areas of high market and high technology risk. However, what is the best path to making …

Startups

How the most expensive structure in the world was built

The International Space Station is a masterpiece of engineering and human ingenuity. But this $100bn project has been beset by politics, compromise and tragedy. Richard Hollingham, who witnessed the launch of the first section of the station for the BBC in 1998, investigates how we ended up with …

Space Exploration

Here's How Your Dog Really Feels About You, According To Science

Image: Yaisin Bulut via Getty Images<p>Let’s talk about puppy love. Not youthful romance, but the love between a person and his or her pooch. As every dog lover knows, canine companions make for some of the best friends we could wish for. They play with us, cuddle with us, listen to us and make us …

The Brain

Why It's Never Too Late to Become an Entrepreneur (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you’re letting your age stop you from pursuing your dreams of entrepreneurship, don’t.<p>While it’s certainly impressive to be a wunderkind, age has its advantages. A study by the Founder Institute found that businesses were more likely …

Entrepreneurship

The Essential Guide to Writing a Business Plan

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>President Dwight D. Eisenhower once said, “In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.” If you’re starting a business, you should have a business plan regardless of whether you’re …

Small Business

Mobile

8 Ways to Do Big-Time Marketing Without Spending a Fortune

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Marketing is essential to any company’s bottom line. However, traditional advertising channels such as newspapers, radio and television can get expensive really quick. Furthermore, they may produce little or no ROI. Contrary to these …

Marketing

The inventor that inspired Elon Musk and Larry Page predicted smartphones nearly 100 years ago

The world-famed engineer could speak in eight languages, had an eidetic memory and held 300 patents by the time he died. His name was borrowed for the red-hot car and energy storage company created by entrepreneur Elon Musk and he has been cited as an inspiration by Google co-founder Larry Page.<p>It …

Tesla

The secret codes of British banknotes

How often have you looked at the cash in your wallet? Look closer: it’s riddled with hidden patterns designed to deter counterfeiters. Chris Baraniuk investigates.<p>A brand-new Xerox colour photocopier had just arrived at one of Cambridge’s industrial labs. It was the early 2000s, and word of the …

Central Banks

9 Overlooked Ways to Market Your Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs typically operate with lean budgets and aggressive goals. So they should never pass up an opportunity to educate, build awareness or provide an offer to a potential customer. Sales should always be "up front and …

Marketing

Here's Why Mobile Users Are Leaving Your App and What to Do About It (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Having a mobile app is an increasingly vital part of any company’s strategy. In fact, consumers are using their phones for three hours each day, and the large majority of that time is spent using apps rather than making calls or texting, …

Apps

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The Steve Jobs Nobody Knew

How an insecure, acid-dropping hippie kid reinvented himself as a technological visionary - and changed the world<p>When I first met Steve Jobs, I …

The Golden Ratio: Design’s Biggest Myth

The golden ratio is total nonsense in design. Here’s why.<p>In the world of art, architecture, and design, the golden ratio has earned a tremendous reputation. Greats like Le Corbusier and Salvador Dalí have used the number in their work. The Parthenon, the Pyramids at Giza, the paintings of …

Mathematics

How to Design the Perfect Logo (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Close your eyes and imagine Apple’s logo. Now think of Nike’s. How about Target’s? We’re willing to bet that you conjured up images for each in your mind’s eye in less than a second or so. They’re that memorable.<p>As you can see, logos are …

Graphic Design

5 Traits All Great Entrepreneurs Have

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Greatness is subjective to some degree, but “great” entrepreneurs can be defined by their actions, successes and the perceptions of the people around them. Great entrepreneurs earn the respect and admiration of their partners and …

Entrepreneurship

Apply These 5 Darwinian Secrets, and Your Product Will Thrive

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>At San Francisco’s most recent Lean Startup Conference, AltSchool’s Max Ventilla suggested applying an evolutionary theory to product design. This struck a chord with me as I imagined the parallels in building startups according to the …

Product Management

The Evolution Of Steve Jobs

If Apple’s rise depended on the standard Steve Jobs clichés, what are we to make of its dominance now? Time to revisit—and correct—the myth.<p>Wunderkind. Jerk. Innovator. Tyrant. (All of the above.) Even now, almost four years after his death, it’s hard to read a story about Steve Jobs that doesn’t …

Leadership