Janne Tanskanen

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Top designers react to Google’s new ‘Material’ design language

Two days ago, Google revealed its next generation “Material” design language — a departure from past guidelines and a clear reaction to design trends made popular by Apple and Microsoft.<p>To fully digest the impact Material will have on the future of digital design, VentureBeat asked several …

Appbackr's new scoring engine may help good apps emerge from the muck

Right now, selecting apps from the mobile app stores is a bit of a crap shoot. All people really have to rely on are the claims of the app maker and the user reviews.<p>Both both are deeply flawed and subjective. App makers often have no idea how to describe their apps in a simple way that helps …

Google's modular phone gets cheaper thanks to a new processor

One of the biggest challenges behind Google's modular Project Ara phone platform has been getting processors to play nicely with the technology. How do you let someone swap out the very heart of their device as easily as they would a memory card? By creating a CPU for that very purpose, that's how. …

Why Do We Have Eyebrows?

Eyebrows are the Swiss Army Knife of the human body—they do everything! First and foremost, they protect your eyes. The shape of the brow ridge and …

Harry Potter

5 Delightful Science Experiments From 100 Years Ago

In 1892, the dubiously named Mr. Tom Tit published a book of at-home activities for children called <i>Magical Experiments: or, Science in Play</i>. He made …

Ian Fleming

3 Ways Big Data Is Going To Be Used Against You In The Future

For some people, the benefits of big data will not be worth the risks–which could include increased workplace, police, and consumer discrimination.<p>Taylor Rodriguez prepares for a flight. After she plugs in her schedule to the cloud, the rest is automated: Watched over by a “smart” streetlight, she …