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A complete guide for launching successful Slack bots

While working on the beta version of Sprinterbot, we faced many challenges in attracting early adopters. We reached out to bot experts and ran our own research to answer this question. Today, I’d like to share some of the data we gathered, along with insights from other Slack bot</b> …

Chatbots

Apple’s stock apps suck: Here’s what you should replace them with

When you get a new iPhone, it comes with more than a dozen apps pre-installed for all of your basic needs. These default apps include Calendar, Mail, …

The 4 Rituals That Will Make You an Expert at Anything

We hear a lot about “10,000 hours” being what it takes to become an expert. But the majority of people totally misunderstand the idea.<p>So I decided to …

Self-improvement

I've Been Using Evernote All Wrong. Here's Why It's Actually Amazing

For years, I kept hearing how awesome Evernote was: how it could store everything you possibly needed, make it available everywhere, and how scores …

With Echo, Amazon Creates The First Potential Hit Of IoT Era

Last week at the Smart Kitchen Summit, people couldn’t stop talking about the Amazon Echo.<p>Part of the reason is the event was a forward looking gathering, where folks talked about how technology will change the way we cook, shop and interact with our food, but also because voice-control just makes …

Internet of Things

Goodbye Gasoline, Hello Chinese Batteries

Remember carburetors? They used to be a crucial part of pretty much every car engine. Bob Dylan, Van Morrison and Chuck Berry sang about them. But …

European Union

The Lytro Immerge is an insanely sophisticated camera for virtual reality

Lytro has clear ambitions to be a leader in virtual reality. Now it has the hardware to prove it.<p>The company just took the wraps off of an entirely …

New 'lithium-air' batteries could be 10x more powerful, 5x cheaper

The days of electric vehicles that can only travel 80 to 100 miles per charge are numbered. That is, if a study from University of Cambridge is …

4 Apps To Turn You Into A Stock Market Pro (You Should Use)

The stock market is changing, and not by its own accord. Just like nearly every other industry, the stock market is experiencing disruption. From …

Stock Markets

AOL takes a stab at livestreaming with Kanvas 5.0

Kanvas, a social network acquired by AOL earlier this year, today revealed that it will add livestreaming to the list of creator-made content supported on its app. With this move, AOL becomes the latest to throw its hat into the competitive livestreaming ring.<p>The app already allows users to make …

5 Mental Health Hacks

Fall is a foreboding time for people with mental health issues. It means that winter, the coldest, darkest and often most depressing season, is on …

Mental Health

7 Things Emotionally Intelligent People Don't Do

Programming Hate Into AI Will Be Controversial, But Possibly Necessary

In the last few years, the topic of artificial intelligence (AI) has been thrust into the mainstream. No longer just the domain of sci-fi fans, nerds or Google engineers, I hear people discussing AI at parties, coffee shops and even at the dinner table: My five-year-old daughter brought it up the …

Infographic: How to Choose Your First Programming Language (Based on the Life You Want)

Programmers have an easy life. There’re tons of jobs, and the jobs pay well.<p>Even if you don’t want to pursue programming as a career, it still makes …

Digital Marketing

Danny Boyle on 'Steve Jobs': Casting Michael Fassbender, Apple's Lack of Involvement, Accuracy

In a new interview with <i>The Daily Beast</i>, <i>Steve Jobs</i> director Danny Boyle spoke about many aspects of the movie, from why he casted Michael Fassbender to Apple's lack of involvement with the film and whether it's accurate to the life of Steve Jobs.<p>After Christian Bale dropped out of the role and Sony …

Universal Pictures

How Prescription Drugs Get So Wildly Expensive

Martin Shkreli is the Internet's villain of the week. After buying and then immediately jacking up the price of a drug that treats a potentially …

Harmful Effects Of Fruit Juice Many People Don't Realize

Many people do not know how fruit juice is processed or how much sugar it contains. These are the main harmful effects you can read about in this …

Nutrition

Cord Cutters: Get Your OTA HDTV at a Discount Today With the Mohu Leaf Antenna

Reading Time: 1 minute<p>If you want to cut the TV cord, the first thing you want to do is make sure you can access all the free, over-the-air (OTA) …

11 Things To Remember If Your Loved Ones Suffer From Anxiety

We have all suffered from anxiety at some point in our life. Each of us have had to work out how to deal with this internal experience, generally …

Common Web Design Mistakes Few People Recognize

Web designers are wonderfully creative people. We love what we do; we love to experiment; we love to put our artistic “thumbprint” on all that we do. …

Web Design

12 Sites That Will Teach You Coding for Free

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There was a time when knowing how to program was for the geekiest of geeks. That’s not exactly the case today. As most entrepreneurs, freelancers and marketers will tell you, learning how to program can help you succeed. Over the past …

These 10 Habits Mean You're a Likable Person

It is easy for people to convince themselves that they don’t need to be likable. The difficult truth is even the biggest introvert needs to be liked …

Emotional Intelligence

One simple trick to speed up your old iPhone or iPad

Have you owned your iPhone or iPad for a couple of years? Is it starting to feel a little sluggish? Here's a tried and tested way to speed up an …

Apps

The cheapest way to heat your home with renewable energy – just flick a switch

A few years ago, similar to views about future electricity demand, forecasters thought gas demand in Australia would keep rising. As it turns out, …

Make your MacBook chime like an iPhone when you plug it in to charge

The iPhone and iPad have made a cute little chime noise when plugged it into charge since their inception, but the Mac has no such noise as it uses the MagSafe light indicators to show charging status. This changed with the new 12-inch Retina MacBook which doesn’t have MagSafe so it uses the iOS …

OS X

4 Tricks to Cut Out Sugar in Your Diet

Contrary to the popular saying “you are what you eat,” sugar does not make you sweeter. It actually can leave you looking withered and dry, according …

APIs Are The New FTEs

Gaurav Jain Contributor<p>Gaurav Jain is a principal at Founder Collective. He co-founded Polar and was an early product manager for Android.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>How To Be A VC Without Any Capital<br>• You’ve Only Got One Shot At Building A Consumer Unicorn<p>Facebook, Google and Twitter have to deal …

The $15 Raspberry Pi-compatible Computer: Orange Pi - Technabob

I don’t know how much fruits cost these days, but in terms of single board computers, oranges apparently now beat raspberries. The $15 (USD) Orange …

Raspberry Pi

iPad apps for young coders

Teaching your children to code should be high on the priority list for parents. To make this task easier, there are a growing number of tools that use visual elements to teach basic programming concepts to kids. AllThingsD recently reviewed two of these apps for the iPad, Kodable from SurfScore and …