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A better metaphor for technology

Think of tech as an instrument, not a tool<p>I spend a lot of time thinking about how words work. It’s a big part of my job, after all, but it’s also what I was studying years ago in grad school. And while I don’t want to give you an exegesis (there’s a word for you) on it, I think the collective …

Consumer Tech

3 Ways to Make Money Online From Your Blog or Website

Want to start a blog? Here are three proven ways to make money from it.<p>10 min read<p>If you’re thinking about starting a blog or website, but you don’t have an online store, you might wonder how you can actually make money online. Entrepreneur.com has a shop where readers can buy merchandise like hats …

Small Business

Enjoy The Wood Travel Wooden World Map

Price: $68Show your love for travel with the Enjoy The Wood Travel Wooden World Map. Travel Wooden World Map is a unique wooden wall décor your home, …

Square is acquiring website builder Weebly for $365M

Square just announced that it’s reached an agreement to acquire Weebly for $365 million in cash and stock.<p>While Square is best known for its payment software and hardware, it’s also been expanding into other areas; for example, with the acquisition of food delivery service Caviar and corporate …

My Taper’s Keeper: Inside the World of NBA Barbers

Legend has it that Kobe Bryant was always first in the gym. His fanatical reputation was built before sunrise, and, as the stories go, he was in the …

Basketball

Toys R Us built a kingdom and the world's biggest toy store. Then, they lost it.

The toy emporium that Charles P. Lazarus envisioned has been reduced to dusty floors and empty shelves.<p>Much has been said about the demise of the toy …

Toys "R" Us

Off the Grid, on Maui

When Graham Hill began designing a house on Maui, he wanted more than a rustic surf shack. “I wanted to see what it was like to live in the future,” he said.<p>Mr. Hill, 47, is probably best known for starting the sustainability and design website TreeHugger. Since selling TreeHugger to Discovery …

Off-grid

The Story Behind JFK's Official White House Portrait

When Barack Obama's official portrait by Kehinde Wiley was revealed earlier this week, it stood out immediately from previous depictions of …

Space is the Place: The architecture of Afrofuturism

Why Black Panther—and science fiction seen through a black cultural lens—has a lot to say about architecture, urbanism, and cities<p>Birmingham, Alabama-born jazz musician Herman Sonny Blount stood out quite a bit from the other Southern, African-American musicians who immigrated to Chicago in the …

Why Is Tiny Norway Totally Dominating the Winter Olympics?

The Olympics are supposed to be the purest distillation of the athletic ideal: Competitors from across the world meet in one city to vie for world …

Startup cofounders who sold their first startup to Google for $70 million and their second for $1.9 billion reveal how they built wildly successful businesses twice

Nat Turner is quick to point out that this didn't happen overnight.<p>Turner's the CEO of Flatiron Health, a company that the Swiss pharmaceutical giant Roche on Thursday agreed to pay $1.9 billion for, valuing the company at $2.1 billion. It's the second major acquisition for the serial entrepreneur …

MyBagCheck lets you drop off your bags anywhere

MyBagCheck is a clever system that ensures you’ll be able to spend those extra few hours in a foreign city without having to lug around 50 pounds of Samsonite. The founder, Micah B. Lewis, created the app to allow people who have bags to get those bags picked up and stored during the day, something …

7 Simple Ways To Get Those Precious 100 First Subscribers For Your Email List

So you are new to online marketing, blogging or your business simply does not yet have the traction you are looking for?<p>Whatever else you do: Don’t …

Marketing

Ford's US president leaves after inappropriate behaviour

Ford Motor Co said on Wednesday that Raj Nair, its president for North America, was leaving the company immediately after an internal investigation found his behaviour was "inconsistent with the company's code of conduct".<p>Ford did not give any details on what that behaviour entailed. A company …

Ford Motor Company

The 50 Best Jazz Guitarists Of All Time

Even the very best jazz guitarists rarely receive the attention and plaudits that the genre’s horn blowers – <b>saxophonists</b> and <b>trumpeters</b>, in particular …

Guitar

Aiming For A ‘Masterpiece: Norman Whitfield And The Temptations In 1973

Perhaps it was a masterpiece. But whose?<p>It was 1973 and <b>The Temptations</b> thought (perhaps hoped) they were at a crossroads. Their records had been …

Meet the world's richest black billionaires of 2018

Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and Jeff Bezos may be the richest men in the world, but they aren't the only billionaires.<p>There are 2,043 people across the globe with three commas in their net worths, according to the 2017 Forbes Billionaires list. The 23 wealthiest have $1 trillion collectively.<p>In …

Apocalypse now for Britain’s retailers as low wages and the web cause ruin

“Who’d be a retailer now?” That was the comment from City economist Jeremy Cook when the latest set of grim retail sales data was released by the Office for National Statistics last Friday. “The average Brit,” he added, “has spent the past few years living by the mantra ‘When the going gets tough, …

eCommerce

E-waste recycler gets 15 month prison sentence for creating worthless backup discs

You may recognize the name Eric Lundgren. In 2017, he was all over the news for creating a $13,000 DIY electric car with a 380-plus mile range, easily besting a Tesla. Today he’s on his way to jail.<p>Lundgren has always been a tinkerer. His LA-based company specialized in managing e-waste from common …

E-waste

Zelle users are finding out the hard way there’s no fraud protection

Scammers have taken to Zelle, the Venmo alternative backed by U.S. banks, to defraud consumers who believe the service includes the same protections they’ve come to expect from PayPal. A number of customers report having lost hundreds, or even thousands of dollars, over Zelle, when they used it for …

Fujifilm targets video shooters with the new flagship X-H1

Fujifilm has put Sony and Panasonic on notice with the X-H1, its new flagship APS-C mirrorless that excels at both photography and video. It sports a 24.3-megapixel X-Trans CMOS III sensor housed in a body with features from the ergonomically excellent X-T2 and medium-format GFX 50S. Fujifilm calls …

Cameras

Shaun White wins gold medal in men's halfpipe at 2018 Winter Olympics

Rachel Axon | USA TODAY Sports<p>Shaun White is heading into Pyeongchang with new mindset<p>American snowboarder Shaun White has learned a lot of lessons since his disappointing finish at the 2014 Winter Olympics.<p>USA TODAY Sports<p>PYEONGCHANG, South Korea – Shaun White is golden again.<p>Four years after …

Extreme Sports

2018 Winter Olympics: Is blue the fastest color for a speedskater?

Is blue the fastest color for an Olympic speedskater?<p>Paul Myerberg | USA TODAY Sports<p>Mirai Nagasu describes her mindset on a triple axel<p>Mirai Nagasu became the first American woman to land a triple axel at the Winter Olympics when she landed the jump in the team competition in Pyeongchang.<p>USA TODAY …

Chloe Kim Crushes the Competition to Win America's Third Snowboard Gold Medal at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics

On the morning his teenage daughter flipped and McTwisted her way to a gold medal at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games — and thereby cemented her status …

The 100 Best Albums of the 2000s

This feature was originally published on September 9, 2009.<p>As Joni Mitchell once sang, "you don't know what you've got till it's gone." Even now, as …

Three Things to Know About Kehinde Wiley, the Artist Behind Barack Obama's New Portrait

If you didn’t know artist Kehinde Wiley before, you will now: He’s the painter behind former President Barack Obama’s stunning official portrait, …

18 Incredible Women Making Black History

Women of Color

Outdoorsy, the ‘Airbnb of RVs,’ rolls up $25 million in fresh funding

According to serial entrepreneur Jeff Cavins, more than 35 million people each year look to rent an RV — 38 percent of them so-called millennials. Yet they often walk away from the experience empty-handed. The reason, he says: There are fewer than 100,000 commercially owned vehicles available from …

People are now flying around in autonomous drones

The dream of flying taxis whizzing through the skies above our cities may be closer to reality than you think.<p>Chinese company Ehang offered a glimpse this week of what could lie ahead, releasing its first video of passengers climbing aboard its autonomous drones and taking off with the push of a …

Drones

Blogging Success: Why Do People Blog, Anyway...

<i>This article will try to explain why people blog. If you are just looking for a quick, easy and cheap way to get started blogging, please scroll down</i> …