Video: Bill Draper on the Partnerhips of VCs and Entrepreneurs

In this video, author Bill Draper looks at the partnership between venture capitalists and entrepreneurs.

The Startup Game” covers Bill Draper’s forty years of experience and describes how vital the relationship between venture capitalist and entrepreneur is to the future of business, and offers lessons culled from decades of working in the technology center of the world. Draper extracts lessons and advice that only a lifetime in the field can provide—from the necessary qualities any successful entrepreneur must possess to the importance of friendship and family in the business world. He provides candid descriptions of his own successes and failures in venture capital and public service, and writes passionately about the important role government can—and in his view should—play in encouraging new businesses in the United States.

Review: Muvo Mini Bluetooth Speaker Makes Rock & Roll More Portable

Creative Mini Muvo

The Creative Mini Muvo delivers big sound in a small package.

A while back we had some fun reviewing the SoundBlaster Roar speaker from Creative Labs. For a portable Bluetooth speaker, it knocked our socks off with great sound quality and some pretty innovative features.

This time, Creative asked us to check out their new Muvo Mini, a waterproof speaker that they thought might come in handy for the rainy Springtime we have here in Portland, Oregon. And when we lucked upon a sunny day or two in early March, we took the Muvo out for a spin at our favorite patio.

For a compact speaker, the Muvo delivers surprising music volume and clarity, plenty loud for a group of 10 or so enjoying the great outdoors. While it does not have booming bass, no one seemed to mind as our mixtape from Guardians of the Galaxy had several party-goers singing along.

In what might be it’s most important feature, the Muvo is also very light-weight as compared to our Soundblaster Roar. This lack of heavy mass really helps as we now keep the thing charged and ready in our day pack. Selling at around $60 on Amazon, it also has a price tag that is pretty easy on the wallet.

While we have not how “waterproof” the Muvo is, I’m sure the Oregon rain will give us an opportunity really soon now. Even if it leaked, I’d say this is one fine speaker and a good value to boot.

Video: Electric Hub Kit Could Double Your Gas Mileage

In this video, Professor Charles Perry from Middle Tennessee State University demonstrates electric hub technology on a 1995 Honda station wagon, thereby increasing the gas mileage by 50 to 100 percent.

The whole point was to demonstrate the feasibility of adding the electrical motor to the rear wheel of the car without changing the brakes, bearings, suspension — anything mechanical.”

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