A perfect SAT couldn’t get this guy into the Ivy League – but he persevered and now runs a business that makes millions

Patel grew up in Las Vegas and lived in the Sky Ranch Motel for 16 years of his childhood. Shaan Patel, 26, an entrepreneur from Las Vegas, Nevada, has never quite followed the expected path. He spent his formative years growing up in the Sky Ranch Motel, a self-proclaimed budget motel that his family owned…

Young people who want to have a lot of money in retirement better understand this chart

This chart, from JP Morgan Asset Management, shows saving early is the best thing a person can do for their retirement account. Young people just joining the labor force can reasonably expect they won’t have a pension waiting for them come retirement. We’ve moved to the age of 401(k)s and individual retirement accounts, which gives…

Google Is Turning Smartphones Into Real-Time Translators

An updated Google Translate application, seen Monday in San Francisco, enables smartphones to translate signs, menus, and more into English. Google began turning smartphones into real-time language translators — of both written and spoken content. The California-based internet titan is hoping that, along with making it easier for people to understand one another on their…

E-ducation : Will it transform the world?

“It is possible to teach every branch of human knowledge with the motion picture,” observed Thomas Edison in 1913, predicting that books would soon be obsolete in the classroom. In fact the motion picture has had little effect on education. The same, until recently, was true of computers. Ever since the 1970s  Silicon Valley’s visionaries…