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For people with hearing loss, these speakers sound loud and clear

Hearing loss sucks.<p>I spent too much time in my youth standing just a few feet away from booming concert speakers, and I pay for it now whenever I try …

How Facebook plans to more or less build a teleporter

"Facebook wants to build a device that allows you to be anywhere you want, with anyone, regardless of geographic boundaries," Schroepfer added at a press event on Tuesday morning before his appearance at the Dublin Web Summit.<p>The company is already heading toward that with the Oculus Rift virtual …

Weehouse

Compact, modern, and eco-friendly, the Weehouse is a turnkey sustainable living solution. Each house is factory-built and delivered on a truck mostly …

Google buys a panorama startup to bolster Street View

Think that Google Street View could use a fresh coat of paint? Google does, too. The search firm has just snapped up Digisfera, a Portugese startup whose specialty is making the most out of panoramic photos. The newly-acquired company isn't saying exactly what it'll do within the Street View team, …

Scoot launches electric car rentals and plans second city expansion

Scoot is moving beyond its namesake. Today the company announced the availability of the Scoot Quad, a four-wheeled electric car from Nissan called the New Mobility Concept (worst name ever) based on the Renault Twizy. The company's fleet of scooters will be joined by 10 Quads as the company …

A $1.5 billion startup that’s been hiring a bunch of ex-Salesforce execs is growing like crazy

The company's been making a lot of headlines for its growth and predictive technology, but it's also known for its recent hiring spree — particularly for bringing in a bunch of executives who were once a major part of Salesforce, the $50 billion cloud software maker.<p>In the past year alone, …

Startups

101 Greatest Quotes About Success and How to Achieve It | Inc.com

What makes something smart? It can mean many things for many people.<p>But the kind of smart I'm talking about is the smart that inspires, the smart that speaks to us and makes sense, the smart that allows us to move past ourselves and do something about the things that keep us stuck.<p>Let these smart …

Motivation

Wells Fargo Conversations

Across generations, retirement is the #1 reason why people are investing. Beyond that, priorities vary.<p>Continue adding to your retirement savings …

Finance

Obama pledges $160M to develop 'Smart Cities' apps

The Obama administration earmarks $160 million to help entrepreneurs, civic leaders and nonprofits work together to develop apps to tackle issues like traffic congestion and crime.<p>The Obama administration announced Monday it will invest more than $160 million in a new "Smart Cities" Initiative to …

Smart Cities

Real and Simple No. 3: Answers to Your Most Basic Etiquette Questions

Number three on my list of most-asked etiquette questions includes both business and social quandaries, with answers to help you move gracefully through your day.<p>• <b>When applying for a job, is it okay to ask about salary range?</b> As a job candidate, you are within your rights to ask about salary range. …

This company has a way to stabilize footage from almost any camera

Hyperlapse, but for everything<p>Almost nothing makes a video look worse than shaky footage. I’m not talking about the purposely-added shake you see in <i>Bourne Identity</i> fight scenes — rather, the little bumps and wobbles that DSLRs and phone cameras are so bad at hiding. They're the kind of thing you …

Videography

360-degree camera makers are focusing on the consumer market

Jim Malcolm pulls up a video on his smartphone he recently shot at Disneyland.<p>At first, it looks like a typical family vacation video: We see a ride from Jim's point of view as a carriage whooshes into tunnels and back out again.<p>With a swipe of his finger, the camera spins around and we see Jim's …

Virtual Reality

9 Foods to Help You Sleep

These all-natural sleep aids will have you hitting the pillow—and riding stronger— in no time<p>Tired and stressed? Join the club. Forty percent of Americans report having some symptoms of insomnia within a given year, according to the National Sleep Foundation. And being tired all the time is no …

Canon's 120-megapixel camera plumbs the depths of your pores

In case you thought current cameras didn't expose your physical flaws enough, this week's Canon Expo featured a prototype of the company's EOS series packing a whopping 120 megapixels. For contrast, Canon's current offerings top out around 20 to 50 megapixels. But 120? That's enough to capture …

Google Street View Gets a New App -- And a Camera to Snap Your Own Street Views

When I grow up, I want to be a Google Street View car.<p>Most users of Google Maps know about its option to view street-level panoramic images and about the Street View cars that have meticulously captured those photos. Now it’s your turn.<p>A new version of the Google Street View app will let users take …

Machine or Picasso? This algorithm can transform photos into fine art

What if a run-of-the-mill photo could actually employ an algorithm that would make it look like a Van Gogh or a Picasso?<p>A new paper published in the journal Arxiv by researchers from the University of Tubingen in Germany entitled, A Neural Algorithm of Artistic Style, may have a dry scientific name …

Machine Learning

Motorized Paper Airplanes Are Drones, According To FAA

Get high like paper, make laws about drones<p>Is a paper airplane a drone? For the Federal Aviation Administration, responsible for regulating America’s skies, this is no longer an idle question. The commercial use of drones is currently prohibited in the United States, unless an operator receives an …

Drones

World's Most Powerful Camera Will Map The Universe

The Department of Energy has given the go-ahead for construction to begin on the world’s largest and most powerful digital camera. Forming the digital ‘eye’ of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST), to be built at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory at Stanford University, the camera will …

Cameras

YouVisit's Young Founders Bootstrap A Virtual Reality Business Without Debt Or Equity Financing

When money is sloshing around, it can be hard to say no. But that’s the choice that the three young co-founders of YouVisit, a virtual reality company, made as they’ve bootstrapped their company in an increasingly hot area of technology over the past six years.<p>“If you have a big financial burden, …

Virtual Reality

Ad-block software is approaching 200 million users — here's how publishers are reacting

Ad-block software usage may be more common than previously thought. There are nearly 200 million monthly active users (MAU) of ad-block software globally, according to data from a new study by PageFair and Adobe included in our latest ad-blocking report.<p>That represents a big uptick in ad-block …

Digital Advertising

13 Ways Beauty Bloggers Use Baking Soda in Their Beauty Routine

One of the most awesome trends to take over the beauty world is the push for more natural beauty products. Vloggers talk about it, bloggers talk about it and we’re definitely into it too. After all, many of us are totally obsessed with keeping our skin glowing and fresh, so why not keep it healthy …

Everything You Need to Know About Coconut Oil

Here's everything you need to know about cooking with coconut oil, from how to store it to what all those labels really mean.<p>Coconut oil is fast becoming one of our must-have pantry staples. It's touted as a minimally-processed, heart-healthy alternative to other oils, making it a great addition to …

Coconut

Shiny 'Metal' Fabric Tent Reflects Heat

A startup company in Austraila is launching the ultimate desert tent. It has a reflective fly to create a shady oasis in the desert or anywhere …

Scientists May Have Isolated The Secret To Staying Healthy Past Age 100

A new study identifies a vital trait to living for (at least) a century.<p>What's the secret of people who live vibrant, healthy lives well beyond the age of 100?<p>Low levels of inflammation -- the long-term overactivation of the immune response -- may be the answer, suggests a new study of centenarians …

Newcastle University

4 Things Small Business Owners Must Do to Retire Comfortably

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Small business owners juggle many day-to-day tasks such as meeting payroll, serving customers and coping with unexpected issues like replacing broken equipment. With so many immediate priorities, it can be difficult to find time to focus …

The 10 Words You Should Never Use In Your LinkedIn Profile

Sure, you may be motivated, passionate, and creative, but these buzzwords just make you sound like everyone else.<p>When you’re describing your experience and applying for a job do you let potential employers know that you’re motivated? Nice word—but everyone else uses it, too. “Motivated,” in fact, …

Here's What Chai Really Is, To Settle The Score About This Tea Once And For All

Chai is tea. So if you're referring to it as "chai tea," you're essentially saying "tea tea." That's your prerogative, but it's also pretty silly.<p>In India, the word chai refers to any and all kinds of tea. What we know as chai -- the spicy, milky brew that warms us to our core -- is actually called …

Wind and solar-powered Ecocapsule is your off-grid home of the future

Living in a tiny wind and solar-powered pod that can be taken almost anywhere on the planet may sound more like something out of a science fiction …

Google unveils Project Soli, a radar-based wearable to control anything

Leading into Google I/O, one session caught everyone’s attention. Google ATAP — the company’s skunkworks division tasked with creating cool new things we’ll all actually use — teased their session with talk of a new wearable that would “literally” blow our socks off.<p>Project Soli is that wearable, …

Online Art Sites Aim To Fill Gap Between Etsy And Sotheby's

Let's say you're not a millionaire but you're still interested in buying affordable art from the comfort of your living room. Where do you find something that is between craft-oriented websites like Etsy and high-end auction houses like Sotheby's? Now, new companies — like Paddle8, Ocula, Artline, …

Living Rooms