Richard Hagen

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7 Rules for Creating Gorgeous UI (Part 2)

A guide to visual aesthetics, written by a nerd<p><i>This is the second part in a two-part series. You should read the</i> <i>first part first</i><i>.</i><p>We’re talking about …

And America's Unhealthiest Restaurant Meal Is…

A nutritional health lobbying group finds that the actual nutrition facts for some restaurant meals are much worse than the restaurant reports.<p>Like a tale-telling fisherman, fast-seafood restaurant Long John Silver's may have exaggerated the size—and nutritional value—of its fish.<p>The lobbying group …

First Crowdfunded Space Telescope Is One Of The Most Successful Kickstarter Projects Ever

World’s first public space telescope project has received more than $1.5 million in funding, making it one of the top 25 campaigns in Kickstarter history.<p>Last month, asteroid mining company Planetary Resources launched a Kickstarter campaign to put the world's first public space telescope, ARKYD, …

Space Wind Really Does Exist

We detect a plasmaspheric breeze.<p>More than 20 years ago, researchers proposed the existence of a space wind--a steady flow of charged particles--inside the Earth's magnetosphere, the region of space governed by our magnetic field. After years of theoretical work, Iannis Dandouras, an astrophysicist …

It's Time To Gentrify Android

It's a real up-and-coming operating system. Oh, sure, it's been here for years, but now it's ready for rich people to move on in.<p>It's not polite to say, but here are the facts: Android is used by poorer people, and iOS is used by richer people. A Pew survey taken last month bears this out: Android …

A Dramatic Finish For Solar Impulse, The Solar-Powered Plane That Flew Across The U.S.

The craft touched down in New York over the weekend after zipping across the States, but not without some technical difficulties.<p>Since May, the solar-powered plane Solar Impulse has been on a cross-country trip across the U.S., soaring from San Francisco to the Southwest, through St. Louis, D.C., …

OpenReflex is a 3D Printed, DIY SLR

Recently we took a look at the Lomography Konstruktor, a DIY SLR that you can build yourself from a kit. But what if you want to go one step further …

Self Freezing Coke Video By Grant Thompson Has Completely Blown Our Minds

"Grab a bottle of room temperature soda, and start shaking it violently." That's the first bit of instruction on Grant Thompson's incredible self freezing Coke (or any other soda) video.<p>Look guys, we were never big science buffs in school, but that's probably because no one ever presented the …

Data, Smartwatches and the Future of Fitness, with RunKeeper

Silicon Valley blogger Robert Scoble caused something of a stir at this year’s The Next Web Conference Europe, when he said that he wasn’t going to live another day without a wearable computer on his face. He even said it was the biggest game-changer since the Apple II.<p>This bizarre comment related …

Tell me EVERYTHING About you: What's Next in Quantified Self?

I get up every day, put on my jeans and walk to the kitchen to get breakfast. Already, I’m being tracked by my Fitbit One, which is logging every step I take, every staircase I climb and every mile I walk.<p>In the kitchen, I realise that I’m out of milk so I walk 500 steps to the local shop. Now not …

“Why did you shoot me? I was reading a book”: The new warrior cop is out of control

SWAT teams raiding poker games and trying to stop underage drinking? Overwhelming paramilitary force is on the rise<p>Sal Culosi is dead because he bet on a football game — but it wasn’t a bookie or a loan shark who killed him. His local government killed him, ostensibly to protect him from his …

Understanding Profit Metrics: Gross, Operating And Net Profits

When investors want to see how a company is performing, chances are they’ll browse the company’s website or annual report for its income statement. One sees the business’s total revenue at the top, followed by several rows of expenses. The very bottom row shows what’s left over: the net profit or …

How Accurate Is Hawk-Eye, Tennis's Ball-Caller?

Would you have wanted Wimbledon coverage to show "error bars" around its Hawk-Eye replays?<p>How sharp are Hawk-Eyes really? I'm talking about commercial systems, such as Hawk-Eye and GoalControl, that use cameras to record whether tennis, soccer, cricket and other balls fall in or out of bounds/the …

The 10 Best Hotels In The World

To compile these awards, the magazine asked its readers to vote on the best hotels they've traveled to, factoring in everything from rooms and food to service and location.<p>This year, Botswana's Mombo Camp and Little Mombo Camp took the top spot, ousting last year's winner, Tanzania's Singita …

Squito throwable camera prototyped, search and rescue a fastball away

The last time we ran down the sidewalk while throwing a camera, it turned into a pile of dust. Inventor Steve Hollinger's looking to fix that with the Squito. Hollinger's latest patent for a throwable camera piggybacks onto the one he filed three years ago, bringing detailed usage and a functional …

7 Keys for Creating Stunning Urban Landscape Photography

When thinking of landscape photography, what often comes to mind are photographs of mountainsides or desolate beaches, but landscape photography is …

Landscape Photography

sou fujimoto: 'house K' in japan making smart use of limited space in urban japan, a soaring rooftop doubles as an open terrace, where benches & planted trees create a private escape to take in the open sky. see more: http://www.designboom.com/architecture/sou-fujimoto-house-k/ image © iwan baan