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69 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Pixar

Things would've been really different if Toy Story was called Toyz in the Hood.<p>1. Pixar was originally started as a division of Lucasfilm in 1979.<p>2. The division was generically named Computer Graphics Division.<p>3. In 1986, Steve Jobs bought Computer Graphics Division from George Lucas for $5 …

How To Create A Culture Of Change

Tony Hsieh, the phenomenally successful CEO of Zappos likes to say that, “your brand is your culture” and believes so strongly in preserving his that he offers new recruits $1000 to quit. Anybody who doesn’t fit in will happily take the money and run.<p>While few managers are as steadfast in their …

Keys To Leadership Success? Candor And Trust

Right now I am reading one of the most amazing business books I have ever read and it isn’t even a book about business. The book is called …

3 Ways Micromanagers Can Destroy A Company

As a result, they get involved in too many of the details of the business. This hurts the business in the long run, if not the short run, too. It is nearly impossible to do the jobs of subordinates properly in addition to your own.<p>Why? Managers don't have the time to do multiple jobs. More …

SpaceX Moves Closer to Competing for Air Force Launches

SpaceX, the commercial rocket venture headed by billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, is one step closer to being able to compete for Air Force military launch contracts. SpaceX announced Friday that its Falcon 9 launch system has been certified by the Air Force as having conducted three successful …

Space Travel

Tesla’s chargers now moving a gigawatt hour of electricity a month

Advertisement<p>20 Comments<p>Credit: Image courtesy of Tesla.<p>There are now enough Tesla (s tsla) Model S electric cars — as well as the company’s electric …

Six Things You Should Know About Amazon's Drones

Amazon has asked the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for an exemption from rules prohibiting the use of drones for commercial purposes. With this request, the company has signaled that they are serious about transitioning the idea of thirty minute Prime Air deliveries from concept to …

The Best Leg Workout You Can Do without Weights

You don’t need barbells and dumbbells to make your legs scream. Attack your big lower-body muscles with this do-anywhere high-intensity circuit<p>The largest muscles in your body are in your legs, so you want to work them hard. But you don’t always need a heavy barbell or pair of dumbbells to truly …

Workouts

Stories Like This are Why Urbex Photogs are So Secretive About Where They Shoot

The world of Urbex (short for “Urban Exploration”) photography is a secretive one. In general, Urbex photographers keep purposely silent on the …

Stairs spiral around interior of Adept's Dalarna Media Library in Sweden

Stairs and bookshelves wrap around a triple-height atrium inside this university library, which Danish architecture studio Adept describes as a …

Flying Cars Predicted In Two Years: What Then?

People are already putting down money for self-driving flying cars. Are American motorists up to the challenge?<p>Since the dawn of aviation, Americans have dreamed of buying a flying car and opening up the skies to everyone. The utopian dream is embodied in the opening credits of <i>The Jetsons</i>, in which …

10 Apologies I Will Never Again Make as a Startup CEO

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>My unlikely journey of launching an ad-tech startup is almost a Dickensian <b></b>tale, with false starts, misfires and more disasters than most ventures can be expected to survive. It's been some 27 months now from initial inspiration to the …

App Store At 6: How Steve Jobs' Biggest Blunder Became One Of Apple's Greatest Strengths

It may seem hard to believe, but when Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone to the world, he was especially proud of the fact that it didn’t really support apps. With the App Store having subsequently taken its place as one of Apple’s most important strategic weapons and having just celebrated its sixth …

How CrossFit Can Both Help And Hurt You

Since its emergence, CrossFit has received both praise and criticism. While many swear by its life-changing fitness benefits, others insist we should avoid the practice altogether.<p>Are the risks of extreme activity like CrossFit truly worth the benefits? Fitness expert Erin Simmons, RhinoCo Fitness …

Michael Dell Plans To Haunt His Company Even After He’s Dead

"When you found a company, you feel a deep sense of responsibility for it. I'll care about Dell even after I'm dead," Dell said in an interview with Inc. Magazine's Tom Foster. "And when you're doing what you love and it's working, you don't get tired working what other people might consider long …

Brazil reacts to World Cup humiliation

Brazil truly is a nation in shock today, and judging by the covers of the country’s newspapers, a lengthy period of reflection and indeed self loathing looks to be on the cards.<p>It was, declared <i>globoesporte</i>, the Disgrace of Disgraces.<p>Brazilian newspapers and websites agreed that the 7-1 hammering by …

Chromecast update lets you mirror your Android screen on a TV

Google vowed that Android users would finally get official screen mirroring on Chromecast through an update, and it's making good on that promise by rolling out the Chromecast 1.7 app today. Grab the new release and supporting devices (primarily from HTC, LG and Samsung) can send just about …

The 10 Highest-Funded Kickstarter Projects Of All Time

The crowdfunding platform puts the power in the hands (and the pockets) of the people, essentially democratizing the fundraising process and allowing startups to have a more direct line of communication with their customers. Kickstarter has raised $1,200,690,155 to successfully fund 65,076 projects …

Google now lets you mirror your Android phone and tablet on your TV with Chromecast

Originally announced at Google I/O 2014 last month, Android mirroring has now arrived on the Chromecast. The feature means you can now see your phone or tablet on your TV, navigating your apps, content, and anything else you want, just in a bigger form.<p>To start mirroring, fire up the Chromecast app …

Having Sex... Forever

<i>By Joris Bellwinkel</i><p><i>Aubrey de Grey wants to rid the world of aging so that people can live forever. That may sound like the plot of a science-fiction movie, but de Grey doesn't like science-fiction movies. "They are a pain in the ass and make my life much harder," he says. We find out why.</i><p>Almost …

Netherlands coach van Gaal says he taught Argentina's Romero how to stop penalties

Louis van Gaal took some credit for showing Argentina's Sergio Romero how to stop penalties, advice that cost the Netherlands coach dearly on Wednesday.<p>Romero stopped two spot kicks as Argentina beat van Gaal's Dutch team 4-2 in a penalty shootout in the World Cup semifinals, advancing to the final …

China's Richest Man To Build $900 Mln Tower In Chicago

Wanda Group of Beijing, controlled by Chinese billionaire Wang Jianlin, plans to invest $900 million in a tower complex in Chicago, the company said in a statement on Wednesday.<p>The 89-floor tower will be the city’s third-tallest building, and house a 240-room luxury hotel, Wanda said. Wanda …

The dark art of choosing a company name

<b>Choosing a name for a new business is perhaps the first big decision that the founder has to make. How vital is it to pick a good one?</b><p>When Mikael Cho told his friends he had moved to Montreal to start a company, they would inevitably ask him what he had called it.<p>To which he would reply: …

Brazil's image shattered, says Maradona

BELO HORIZONTE Brazil (Reuters) - Germany’s 7-1 thrashing of Brazil in the World Cup semi-final was a “hammer-blow” that has damaged the hosts’ image around the world, Argentine great Diego Maradona said.<p>Retired Argentine soccer player Diego Maradona gestures during a news conference in Sao Paulo …

Iran and Iraq: A long history in 90 seconds

Regional powers have jockeyed for supremacy in the Middle East for thousands of years. Empires have risen and fallen and wars have been fought.<p>As Isis jihadists challenge Iraq's pro-Iran government and Tehran's role in Iraq comes sharply into focus, we look back at hundreds of years of Middle …

17 Ridiculous Questions Google Has Stopped Asking During Interviews

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Sometimes the hiring practices of even the biggest and most successful companies can be outright ridiculous.<p>There can be bizarre interview questions that seemingly have no answers. There can be standards -- like not hiring anyone who attended a …

Control Google Glass with your mind... and a second headset

Up until now, you can only navigate Google Glass by touching or talking to it, but London-based firm This Place just made it possible to control the device using something else: your brainwaves. The company just released an open source application called MindRDR that gives you something akin to …

How to remember all your passwords and keep them safe

In the days after the Heartbleed story broke, Internet users were strongly advised to change the compromised passwords on their online accounts to …