Kansas City Royals Employees Use Jumbotron to Play Mario Kart

A news helicopter caught what has to be the best use of a giant screen. January 10, 2019 1 min read What do people do during their downtime at work? Use their phones, mostly. But employees of the Kansas City Royals had a different activity in mind: hooking up a Nintendo Switch to the jumbotron at Kauffman Stadium to get in a few games of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Funnily enough, the activity was caught by a news helicopter getting some footage for an upcoming game. we sent our helicopter out to get aerials of Arrowhead Stadium and on its way there it noticed a game of Mario Kart had broken out on the Crown Vision board at Kauffman Stadium??pic.twitter.com/rOy0icieVi — Tom Martin (@TomKCTV5) January 8, 2019 Turns out, the gaming was for a good cause: the employees had been competing in a tournament to support Royals Charities, the team’s foundation. Read_more Related posts: Amazon […]

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10 Things at CES You'll Actually Want to Buy

Smart desks, massage chairs and ovens: The world’s biggest tech show is upon us. Read_more Related posts: What This Blog is and What it is Not SPI 301: How a Data Scientist Pivoted into a New Brand (And Won a Tesla Roadster) Why How-to Content Continues to Grow SPI 301: How a Data Scientist Pivoted into a New Brand (And Won a Tesla Roadster) Move Over AOL: The Ten Best Premium E-Mail Services Today Apple Will Let All Users Download Their Collected Personal Data 3 Real Examples of How to Start a Consulting or Service Business Is Creating Online Tools Better Than Writing Content?

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Ford Created a Noise-Canceling Doghouse

Ford took the noise-canceling technology used in its Edge SUV and repurposed it for use in a doghouse. December 19, 2018 2 min read This story originally appeared on PCMag With their super-sensitive hearing, many dogs are not fans of fireworks. In fact, in a lot of cases it can leave them very scared and upset with no way to get away from the repeated explosion sounds. Owners do their best to comfort them, but it’s impossible to explain what’s going. However, a solution presents itself from the most unlikely of places. Ford has this week announced the development of a noise-canceling doghouse. It reuses the technology used in cars and headphones to minimize external noise. The end result being a doghouse that can cancel out some noises completely while drastically reducing the impact of the rest. Fireworks should no longer be a night of stress with this house available. Related: The Most Successful Companies […]

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Human Tech Support Still Has a Future

Tech will empower, not replace, human beings. December 5, 2018 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. The brisk pace at which the digital era has redefined contemporary life has many people asking whether their jobs are secure in the future. A rapidly forthcoming tide of robots and automating software, we’re often told, is just around the corner from stealing our livelihoods and rendering most human employees obsolete. Is there any truth to these predictions of doom and gloom, especially when it comes to the IT sector? Despite the hubbub being raised over automation and the ongoing IT boom right now, it’s a simple matter of fact that humans will always be involved in tech support. Here are some of the ways that tech support is changing, but why it will always need human technicians no matter what the future holds. Related: AI Won’t Replace Us […]

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3 Ways Digital Adoption Can Make You a Better Business Leader

There cannot be digital transformation without leaders who have mastered the ins and outs of digital adoption. November 26, 2018 8 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Digital transformation has been a buzzword in recent years. Many cite it as a pathway to the future of business, while others view it more as a necessary evil in today’s data-driven work environment — one that could eventually be devoid of human intelligence. While neither of these opinions are necessarily right or wrong, the truth we can all agree on is that digital transformation is occurring. According to IDG’s 2018 report, 89 percent of today’s businesses are making digital strategies their top priority.   For starters, let’s define digital adoption. Digital adoption refers to achieving a state in which people reach the capability to use digital tools to their fullest extent. Take the evolution of the telephone for example. A […]

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6 Reasons Why You Should Prototype Your Idea Before Developing It

Without a roadmap, your chances of failure increase. November 24, 2018 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. One of the biggest mistakes entrepreneurs who want to build a tech startup make is that they don’t create a roadmap or prototype. Without a prototype, you can end up going down an unclear and expensive path when you’re developing your mobile app or product. That’s why prototyping is a crucial part of creating an app. Related: Are You Making These Common Mistakes in Your Start-up? Here’s how it can benefit you and how to get it done: 1. Gain clarity. Without a defined concept, you can easily set your app up for failure, and it’s hard to define your concept sans a roadmap and a visual aid, such as a prototype. Your roadmap helps you to define and sharpen the idea of your concept by mapping out […]

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Elon Musk Sent A Dead Body Into Space

Was Space X Starman really a dead body that Elon Musk shot into space? We explore that question, and more, at this week’s Dot Com Lunch. Let us know what you think. Click Here To Download John Chow’s New eBook, The Ultimate Online Profit Model! Read_more Related posts: Elon Musk Says He’ll Offer Free Underground Tunnel Rides in Los Angeles This December Elon Musk Asks Judge to Toss ‘Pedo Guy’ Defamation Lawsuit Elon Musk’s Boring Company to Prioritize Pedestrians Over Cars Elon Musk, the Latest iPhone Rumors and Sex in Space! 3 Things to Know Today. Learn How to Biohack Your Body to Enhance Your Body, Mind and Life Why You Shouldn’t Be Like Elon Musk When You Take It What It’s Really Like to Work for Elon Musk I Ran My Day Like Elon Musk Runs His — and This Is What Happened

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Writing Nuts and Bolts: Fast Starts, Mindful Tools, and Remarkably Improved Habits

This week, we had a nuts-and-bolts focus on getting more of the right things done in your writing and business life. On Monday, Stefanie Flaxman reminded us of the soul-crushing boredom that arises in our poor readers when we force them to wade through endless paragraphs before we get to the good stuff in our writing. There is a better way! Stefanie walks you through how to get a faster start: In Search of Better Introductions On Tuesday, Loryn Cole talked about how we can approach digital tools in a more mindful way, and really think about their purpose in our lives. How Wrenches Changed the Way I Think about Digital Tools And on Wednesday, I announced our new book club selection for November — James Clear’s Atomic Habits. We hope you’ll join in the conversation and start working on the habits that will serve your goals and create a […]

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5 Growth Hacking Tools You Need to Know

You’re more than just a mere marketer. You are an entrepreneur, you get things done, you set goals, and most importantly, you follow through. Due to the busy nature of owning a business, there’s no doubt that you’re looking for ways to become a smarter marketer — and that’s where we come in. The key to every business is growth. We want to help you explode your revenue and bring in more happy customers on a consistent basis. In order to get this done, you’re going to have to implement tools into your marketing plan. But not just any tools, you need the best. Our goal today is to bring you some of best hacking tools for growth that the internet has to offer. The tools listed here are designed to help you in multiple ways. You have to keep in mind that like all professions, a diverse toolset is […]

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How Wrenches Changed the Way I Think about Digital Tools

About a year and a half ago, I made up my mind to rebuild a motorcycle. I had no mechanical training, no hand-me-down garage wisdom from friends or relatives — no real experience at all. But I had recently repaired a starter motor for my currently-running vintage motorcycle, and I was hooked. So I bought myself an already-running 1982 Honda dirt bike, and holed up in my garage on weekends and evenings to tear it down. Since then, I’ve come a long way. I’ve rebuilt the wheels, the brakes, and the engine’s top end. And I’m this close to getting it back on both wheels again. In that time, this project has taught me so much. About motorcycles, of course, but also about myself and the world. I could go on forever with lessons I’ve learned while rebuilding this motorcycle. But, for today, I’d like to talk about my newfound […]

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How Coaching Can Help Women Get Ahead in the Tech Industry

Women in technology face well-known barriers to career development. October 15, 2018 5 min read This story originally appeared on Ellevate Women in technology face well-known barriers to career development. Only 25 percent of “computing” professionals are women, according to the National Center for Women and Information Technology, and the percentage shrinks moving up the corporate ladder. In fact, only 11 percent of executives at Silicon Valley tech companies are women. And the numbers for women of color are even worse. Related: 3 Ways Women Can Turn Fear of Failure Into Fearless Action The causes of this imbalance are many and still debated. They include bias (both conscious and unconscious), structural barriers and organizational culture. In addition, research has found that women working in traditionally male-dominated industries and functions (like technology) have access to fewer leadership development opportunities than men in those fields. As a result, while 80 percent of women in science, engineering and technology report “loving their work,” the female attrition […]

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Check Yourself Before You Buy Exciting Tech You Don’t Really Need

Not every technology is right for your business. October 13, 2018 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Everybody wants the new shiny thing. But in the world of business, the next hot piece of tech or game-shaking idea may not be what’s best for your company. While some projects can benefit nearly every company, the majority will only aid those who put the legwork into making them truly fit your organizational needs. Related: How Investing in AI is About Investing in People, Not Just Technology What often makes the difference between a failing company and a growing one is its management — and that means you. That’s not to say that running a successful business means starving yourself of innovative technologies. It’s just crucial that you do your homework, beta test, listen to what your peers are saying, and most importantly, check your intentions for wanting to implement […]

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5 Tech Trends Content Creators Need to Pay Attention To

Content creation will continue to evolve and morph, and as a content creator it’s vital to stay ahead of the trends. October 2, 2018 6 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Technology has provided new ways for creative professionals and artists to overcome the “starving artist” stigma and become digital entrepreneurs. Platforms including YouTube, Patreon and Shutterstock provide viable means for creators to publish and monetize their works. However, there have also been some down moments. Constant changes in the monetization policies of these platforms have been largely considered to be disadvantageous to creators, compelling a number of artists to quit or, at least, threaten to leave, as reported by The Verge.  Still, these issues shouldn’t discourage enterprising creative professionals to pursue their passions. If you’re a creative professional looking to leverage technology to your advantage, it pays to stay on top of trends. These serve as good indicators of […]

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3 Benefits of ‘Zero Trust’ Cybersecurity for Protecting Customer Information

Lower breach potential. Increase trust. September 29, 2018 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Cybersecurity threats can come from both outside, as well as inside, an organization. Threats can also start from a single point and spread out. This is why adopting a “never trust, always verify” approach to security can help organizations shield against the bad guys in a more robust manner. The concept of Zero Trust, also referred to as Zero Trust Networking, has caught on in the security community. And it’s not for nothing. It offers immense benefits to businesses, which every security pro can confirm. But because it has to be integrated with the rest of the business, heads of security may have to demonstrate its effectiveness to their top brass. Related: The Dark Web? Why Small Businesses Should Concern Themselves With the Threat. What is Zero Trust? Traditionally, business information […]

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3 Ways a Virtual Reality Pioneer Is Rebranding the Form

Even new technologies sometimes need a reboot. September 14, 2018 5 min read Dekker Dreyer was over it. And in that moment, he saw an opportunity. A pioneer in the virtual reality (VR) space, he realized the narrative around this specific niche of the film and entertainment world needed a reboot. Despite having produced high-impact VR experiences for Disturbed’s hit cover of “The Sound of Silence” and the groundbreaking VR film of their Live at Red Rocks album, he couldn’t shake the feeling that VR was getting stale when it should be at its most exciting. Image Credit: Dekker Dreyer When Dreyer — a connoisseur of the form — found himself not wanting to experience what was being produced, he realized that others probably felt the same way: “The audience isn’t stupid, and they can tell that most of the content getting made is the afterthought of an ad agency with […]

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Best Tools for Connecting Businesses and Team Members in 2018

The typical workplace today doesn’t exist solely in a single physical space. You’ve got staff, consultants, freelancers, collaborators, and remote workers taking care of business on every corner of the globe, across a variety of different devices. It is neither effective or efficient to have everything housed in one physical location, requiring workers to access information and interact with one another in that one space. As the old adage goes, it’s not about working harder; it’s about working smarter. And if you want your team members to get the most out of their hours and be as productive as possible, you need to arm them with the best tools for the job. And this means getting everyone on the same page at any given moment. You need that alignment and a number of online solutions can aid in achieving that goal. Webinars and Video Sharing We all know how important […]

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The Best Language for Non-Tech Founders to Code Their Own Web App

Python offers plenty of user support. September 2, 2018 4 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. As a startup, it can be challenging to decide which programming language to use. Considering the plethora of options, it is important that you consider the future scalability and integration of the language you use. You’ll also want to conduct some market research. The goal is to focus on a language that will allow for growth, based on your potential prospects. Although each project differs in terms of its requirements, it is important to become familiar with Python — especially if you’re building your own startup. Related: 5 Open Source Libraries to Aid in Your Machine Learning Endeavors  Although Java, C++, JavaScript and Ruby are all common coding languages, Python is quickly growing in popularity. Built for its readability, it is easy to quickly learn and understand Python. From web applications […]

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I’ll Let You In on a Secret About New Technology: Everyone Has an Agenda

It’s easy to get caught up in the benefits of new tech, but be cognizant of “techlash” and try to foresee the negatives. If you can, you’ll be much more prepared to take on technology and wield it for good. September 1, 2018 6 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. It’s no secret that there are some interesting and ground-breaking technologies emerging, but it can be difficult to wade through all the hype to get to the heart of what matters. These technologies receive a lot of attention. Some of it is deserved, but much of it is hype that gets blown out of proportion. Consider the fact that since the creation of blockchain, more than 2,000 cryptocurrencies have been created, each purporting to be unique and different. Blockchain itself will remove lots of friction in transactions, contracts and identity verification, but that doesn’t necessarily mean the […]

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How Do You Grab Millennial Buyers?

Lincoln is making a big bet on tech. August 28, 2018 4 min read What do millennial drivers crave in an SUV? Lincoln is hoping that “help not getting lost” is high on the list. This summer, Lincoln’s flagship SUV, the Navigator, came equipped with something the company hopes will appeal to younger buyers: Waze. Sure, most of us already have the traffic and speed-trap-avoiding app downloaded on our phones, but we’d all also agree that having to look down at our phones bouncing around in a cupholder as we drive can be a drag and a distraction. The Navigator’s SYNC 3 system ends that by letting drivers plug in and operate the app on the dashboard vehicle’s touchscreen, which keeps your eyes up and your thumbs off the phone keyboard. Related: 4 Strategies to Use When Marketing to Millennials Sounds pretty sweet, but is it really? Earlier this summer, I had the chance to […]

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Testing The Sony A7 III S&Q Video Mode at John Lawson Park

I got a chance to test the S&Q mode of the Sony A7 III camera at John Lawson Park West Vancouver. S&Q mode allows me to film footages from 1 frame per second up to 120 FPS. This can create dramatic slow motion or super fast time lapses videos. Click Here To Download John Chow’s New eBook, The Ultimate Online Profit Model! Read_more Related posts: Testing The Sony A7 III at Terra Nova Adventure Playground How To Sync Your Audio From The Zoom H1 To Your Video How To Add Great Audio To Your Video Sony ICD-SX2000 Digital Audio Recorder Unboxing and Review My Zoom H1 Video Interview Setup Sony Is Getting in on the Retro Gaming Craze With the PlayStation Classic How To Do A/B Split Testing With These Cool Tips How to Use Continuous A/B Testing to Increase Conversions

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