Elissa Booras

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In the future, Big Data will make actual voting obsolete

Because I conduct research on how the Internet affects elections, journalists have lately been asking me about the primaries. Here are the two most common questions I’ve been getting:<p>Do Google’s search rankings affect how people vote?<p>How well does Google Trends predict the winner of each primary?<p>My …

Google Trends

Designing More Efficient Forms: Structure, Inputs, Labels and Actions

People who use your app or site have a particular goal. Often the one thing that is standing between the user and his goal is <i>a form</i>. Because forms …

6 Ancient Cooking Tools Sri Lankans Can’t Do Without

Every day, Swarna de Mel is up at 5 a.m., pulling tropical herbs from her garden, harvesting dinosaur-egg-sized jackfruit, and cracking coconuts with a hatchet in preparation for curries, spicy <i>sambols</i>, and <i>mallum</i> salads. You’d expect her home to be filled with the smells of exotic spices—cumin, …

20 bizarre examples of Icelandic design using surprising materials like seaweed, fish skin and cow bladder

Inhabitat has traveled to the world's northernmost capital, Reykjavík, to introduce our readers to the weird and wonderful designs on display at …

Furniture

How to Taste: Coffee

Professional growers, sellers, and baristas try coffee at controlled tastings called cuppings, but the average person may not know what separates a great cup of coffee from one that's sold by a vested, mustachio'd server at an overpriced but minimally decorated modern coffee bar.<p>As with all things, …

Coffee

Paging Dr Watson: IBM’s supercomputer in patient care

The machine can process big data and could offer new insights into medical treatment<p>Thu, Mar 3, 2016, 07:50 Updated: Thu, Mar 3, 2016, 07:55<p>Watson …

The Most Creative Mobile Navigation Patterns

by Nick Babich<p>Designers know that design is more than good looks. Design also covers how users <i>engage</i> with a product, whether it’s a website or app. …

How 3D printing is shaking up high end dining

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/business/1229000/1229299_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522233700_0a532be4fce1b0feb6f245067c261070<p><b>Paco Perez is experimenting. The chef has won several Michelin stars for his restaurants. At one of them, La Enoteca at the Hotel Arts in</b> …

3D Printing

A Google self-driving car may have caused a crash for the first time

A bad assumption led to a minor fender-bender<p>Google has prided itself on the fact that its self-driving car fleet has never been responsible for any of its crashes — they've always been caused by another (decidedly more human) force — but that may have just changed. According to a California DMV …

Autonomous Cars

Raspberry Pi 3 is the first with built-in Wi-Fi

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has revealed its latest leap-forward, introducing a Wi-Fi-enabled Pi 3 computer with twice the performance of the …

Raspberry Pi

5 Awesome Uses for Drone Technology

<b>Interest in flying robot technology is skyrocketing, bringing a thrilling wave of novel uses for drones from saving lives to creating new</b> …

Drones

Groundbreaking new solar cell solves vexing high temperature issue

In our quest to replace fossil fuels with solar power, we have to first fix the solar cell, which typically stops working at temperatures above …