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14 free things to do in Seattle

Over the past few decades, Seattle has changed from a small, relatively ignored Pacific Northwestern city into a bustling metropolis filled with gourmet restaurants, top-quality culture, and a plethora of high-quality, high-end things to do.<p>Unfortunately, with a rising profile come rising prices, …

Top free things to do in Cape Town

A relatively weak rand makes Cape Town a more affordable destination to visit, and the city certainly provides value for money when it comes to eating and accommodation. However, everyone likes to get something for free, and in this respect the Mother City is overflowing with options.<p>V&A …

Top 21 things to do in Tokyo for free

Exploring the Big Sushi is a mind-blowing experience, but it can also blow your budget. Don't despair <b>–</b> there’s an abundance of things to do and see in Tokyo that don’t cost a single yen. From gardens and temples to contemporary art, sumo practice and a world-famous fish market, you can experience …

Japan

Chinese Investors Snap Up Property in Bankrupt Detroit

BEIJING — Bankrupt Detroit’s thousands of empty buildings are being flogged at rock-bottom prices — and Chinese investors are answering the siren call of unbeatable deals.<p>With family homes regularly selling for around $10,000, the beleaguered Motor City is now the number-four destination for …

How a group of Pixar employees created gaming’s hottest startup

With a cutesy, one-eyed protagonist named Zak and colorful graphics aplenty, upcoming game <i>Flyhunter Origins</i> looks like it could be a big-screen animated movie.<p>That’s not too shocking, since the game was developed by Steel Wool Games, a San Francisco Bay Area-based startup composed of Pixar …

Michelin Tweel airless tires officially heading to production

We’ve seen airless tires of various sorts for years, some of them nearly solid, others made with metal spokes or fins that promise a more comfortable …

Self-Tracking Suitcase Passes $1M On Indiegogo

From wearables to moveables, the rise of the sensornet rolls on: a Bluetooth-connected suitcase which keeps tabs on where in the world you’ve traveled and tracks its own location using GPS so you’ll never have to leave the lost luggage department with a crestfallen face has passed $1 million raised …

Best Black Friday TV deals of 2015

Sony unveils new 21MP Exmor RS sensor with 192 point autofocus

In Japan earlier today, Sony announced its latest camera sensor designed for smartphones – the Exmor RS IMX230. The sensor marks the first time that Sony, or any other mobile image sensor company, has included image plane phase detection autofocus in a smartphone sensor.<p>Sony’s new auto focus …

Cameras

Keyssa’s “kiss connectivity” technology could make cords obsolete

A lot of time is often spent debating what the next big breakthrough in smartphones and computing will be, and while some ideas are certainly bold and ambitious, the fact remains that “breakthrough” technology often comes in the forms of “faster,” “bigger,” or “more power efficient” (i.e …

Gear & Gadgets

GameStop's Black Friday ad leaks, includes nearly 400 items

A circular for what seems to be GameStop's big Black Friday sale just leaked online. The circular is, as you would expect, packed with price cuts, though nothing is really blowing my socks off.<p>Here's a rundown of some of the best deals in the ad, which you can find right here on BFads.net. All …

A Year In, PS4 Is Resting On Its Laurels. It Won't Be Enough

,<p>It’s hard to imagine things going better for Sony. It launched its PS4 console on November 15 of last year in a perfect storm of opportunity: not only had an exceedingly long console cycle primed console gamers to eagerly snap up whatever new hardware came their way, but their chief competition …

Why Google Glass Isn't the Future

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3 Practical Ways to Connect With Millionaires

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Over the past several months, after starting my podcast, Career Savvy Fed, I’ve had the privilege of getting to know several millionaires.<p>One millionaire, David Hornik, is a venture capitalist I came to know after reading Adam Grant’s …

Entrepreneurship

Woman sees 100 times more colors than you

Artist Concetta Antico is a tetrachromat, meaning a genetic mutation in her eyes enables her to see approximately 100 times more colors than an …

After My Chemical Romance, Gerard Way is learning to let go

In the 12 years he spent as frontman of My Chemical Romance, Gerard Way seemed never to meet a concept he didn't like — or one he thought was too macabre.<p>Consider the music video for the theatrical emo band's 2005 single "Helena," in which mourners at a funeral suddenly break into a Busby …

The 2014 National Geographic Photo Contest [10 photos]

The 2014 National Geographic Photo Contest is under way with entries being accepted until October 31, 2014. The Grand Prize Winner will receive …

Sega Still Considering Its Options For The Wii U Virtual Console

Good to know. I'd prefer to buy them on eShop than on WiiShop.<p>Seems like standard backpedaling, but that's fine I guess. Still holding out to play …

Will Samsung's VNAND SSD Change The Flash Game?

One week ago Samsung introduced its new 850 PRO SSD by giving evaluation samples to a number of bloggers who regularly review SSD technology.<p>For any one unfamiliar with the term, an SSD is a box that looks, feels, and works like a hard disk drive (HDD) from Seagate, Western Digital, or Toshiba, but …

The Best Way to Tell If You're a Successful Entrepreneur

Maybe you think you're a successful entrepreneur. But if your situation is like mine, then really...you're not.<p>I'm not a very successful entrepreneur. Are you?<p>You may think so because your business is doing well financially. Or you've managed to stick a lot of money in the bank. Or you're on the …

Job openings hit their highest level in almost seven years

Job openings hit their highest level in almost seven years in May, according to the latest Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey data.<p>The 4.6 …

Five Habits of Successful Retailers

There’s a saying in retail that the “customer is always right”. While this motto is often relevant for retailers and other business owners alike, letting customers call <i>all</i> the shouts won’t make a retailer successful. And while every merchant is different and every store has it’s own demands and …

4 Things Remarkable Startups Have In Common

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Why do some startups succeed and others don't? Here's a hint: It doesn't have to do with if an idea is good or bad. Indeed, the successful entrepreneurs are able to run with amazing concepts and pivot otherw when needing. There are a few …

Startups

Why Technology Won’t End the Marketing Hierarchy

A few years ago one of the most vexing questions for marketing executives was whether big corporations were going to have to do what Bharti Airtel had done.<p>In 2004, Bharti Airtel, the Indian telecomm company, had outsourced its vast network and IT operations—a move that Ranjay Gulati saw as …

Here's The Simple Secret To Apple's Marketing Success

<i>Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away</i>. — <i>Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, 1939</i><p>When did marketers start assuming that the way to stand out amidst loud and flashy advertising methods was to be <i>even louder and flashier</i>? We’re faced with …

3 Underused Social Marketing Tactics That Build Relationships: New Research

Are you looking for new ways to improve engagement with your audience?<p>Do you want to know the most effective, yet rarely used social tactics?<p>In this …

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Smartphone App Revenue Dominated By A Handful Of Games And Developers

Smartphone watchers are happy to describe the current third-party developer ecosystem as ‘an app world’, but new research suggests that it is ‘a gaming world’ instead, and you’re going to need large pockets if you are going to attempt to take on the big names.<p>Midia Research looked at the top …