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Buchardt S400 Review

Buchardt S400 Review: Remarkable speakers near endgame material

If you’re not particularly invested in high-quality speakers, there’s a good chance you haven’t heard of Buchardt Audio. I think it’s time to fix that.…Read More »

If you’re not particularly invested in high-quality speakers, there’s a good chance you haven’t heard of Buchardt Audio. I think it’s time to fix that. A fledgling Danish audio firm with a 31-year-old founder, Buchardt has burst into the hi-fi scene with much momentum. Early buzz has lauded its products’ high performance per dollar, and I…

The rise and fall of the ‘Greatest Show on Earth’ and the Ringling family’s circus empire

The rise and fall of the ‘Greatest Show on Earth’ and the Ringling family’s circus empire

The circus no longer comes to town — and gone with it is the Ringling family fortune that helped build  "The Greatest Show on Earth."…Read More »

An elephant act at the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus in New York in 1941. AP The Ringling Bros. founded their circus in the late 1800s and later combined it with the Barnum & Bailey Circus to form the "Greatest Show on Earth."The seven Ringling brothers and one sister would later amass a…

Faze Clan CEO talks growing pains, global expansion, and lawsuits

Faze Clan CEO talks growing pains, global expansion, and lawsuits

Founded by e-sports players, Faze is an all-in-one e-sports / merchandising / influencer marketing agency and cultural phenomenon. Lee Trink, CEO/c0-Owner of Faze Clan, speaks…Read More »

In this week’s interview on The Vergecast, editor-in-chief of The Verge Nilay Patel and Verge reporter Julia Alexander sit down with CEO / co-owner of Faze Clan, Lee Trink. Founded by e-sports players, Faze is an all-in-one e-sports / merchandising / influencer marketing agency and cultural phenomenon. Lee speaks about how he runs a multifaceted…

The secret sauce of collaboration

The secret sauce of collaboration

Let’s face it, the world is full of huge problems, and big challenges require matching interwoven ambitious solutions. Cooperation is the cornerstone upon which great…Read More »

Let’s face it, the world is full of huge problems, and big challenges require matching interwoven ambitious solutions. Cooperation is the cornerstone upon which great achievements are built, and that starts with people who can identify and build bridges between stakeholders, enabling collaboration across disparate organizations. The 5G Open Innovation Lab, for example, is a…

Start 2020 off right

Start 2020 off right: Take 6 smart small business steps before the end of the year

Yes, I know you’re busy with the holidays in your small business. But you’ve only got a few more days to make the most of…Read More »

Rhonda Abrams, Special to USA TODAY Published 8:00 a.m. ET Dec. 18, 2019 | Updated 9:30 a.m. ET Dec. 18, 2019CLOSEYes, I know you’re busy with the holidays in your small business. But you’ve only got a few more days to make the most of 2019. In the waning days of December, you can take a few steps to…

Why smartphone gambling is on the up among African millennials

Why smartphone gambling is on the up among African millennials

When one talks about young Africans using smartphones, the dominant narrative is that these gadgets serve mostly as platforms for connection so that users can…Read More »

When one talks about young Africans using smartphones, the dominant narrative is that these gadgets serve mostly as platforms for connection so that users can communicate and share greetings and information via text and images. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, WhatsApp, and Signal take pride of place in that description, despite their murkier side. What has perhaps…

How a property to rent became a business to sell

How a property to rent became a business to sell

Karl Scarlett’s business can be traced to a nasty spat with a tenant who would not leave a rental property he owned in the District.…Read More »

Karl Scarlett’s business can be traced to a nasty spat with a tenant who would not leave a rental property he owned in the District.“She wouldn’t pay her rent, and I was falling behind in my bills,” said Scarlett, a software writer and entrepreneur. “I was struggling, working extra hours in my consulting business to…

Looking for unique holiday gifts? Try these 7 museum shops

Looking for unique holiday gifts? Try these 7 museum shops

For your co-worker who loves gag gifts Take Sideshow’s name with a grain of salt. It is, for some who come to Baltimore’s American Visionary…Read More »

For your co-worker who loves gag giftsTake Sideshow’s name with a grain of salt. It is, for some who come to Baltimore’s American Visionary Art Museum to shop, the totally outrageous main event.On a crisp November Saturday, a man in a turquoise T-shirt tore his gaze from the tiny rubber chickens he was admiring to…

I drove Arcimoto’s bizarre electric three-wheeler through New York City traffic

I drove Arcimoto’s bizarre electric three-wheeler through New York City traffic

Arcimoto CEO Mark Frohnmayer has one rule for driving his hot-off-the-production-line electric three-wheeler: “Do not crash the FUV into the other FUV.” FUV stands for…Read More »

Arcimoto CEO Mark Frohnmayer has one rule for driving his hot-off-the-production-line electric three-wheeler: “Do not crash the FUV into the other FUV.” FUV stands for “fun utility vehicle,” which is the name of the delightfully weird electric vehicle. (It’s also Arcimoto’s stock ticker.) My first thought was that it was a dad joke gone too…

Yes, There Are Things to Be Thankful for in Tech

Analysis | Yes, There Are Things to Be Thankful for in Tech

In a true Thanksgiving cliche, I would like to enumerate what I’m thankful for in technology. I know, it sure doesn’t feel like there are…Read More »

In a true Thanksgiving cliche, I would like to enumerate what I’m thankful for in technology.I know, it sure doesn’t feel like there are many things to feel good about. Tech tools have allowed misinformation, bullying and social division to spread like a virus. They have empowered tyrants and monsters, and created an underclass of impossible jobs.…