Johnny Wen

30 Flips | 4 Magazines | 2 Likes | 5 Following | @johnnywen | Keep up with Johnny Wen on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Johnny Wen”

iOS Programming Tutorial: Creating a Universal App

A universal app is a single app that is optimized for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad devices. From user’s perspective, this provides the best user …

Android Dominated Apple At CES

Yet everywhere you went, people were using large-format Android phones instead of Apple's iPhones, which are generally smaller.<p>There is an assumption that most tech bloggers are Apple fanboys and girls. Yet when I got in line to see the big Samsung keynote address on Day 1 of the show, the crew …

The Day Google Had to 'Start Over' on Android

Google was building a secret mobile product to fend off chief rival Microsoft. Then Apple announced the iPhone, and everything changed.<p>In 2005, on Google’s sprawling, college-like campus, the most secret and ambitious of many, many teams was Google’s own smartphone effort—the Android project. …

Male and Female Brains Really Are Built Differently

The hemispheres of women's brains are more interconnected. Does that matter?<p>Ready your knowing smirk, because here comes a scientific gem that’s sure to enliven even the dullest of holiday parties.<p>By analyzing the MRIs of 949 people aged 8 to 22, scientists at the University of Pennsylvania found …

The Only Way to Grow Huge

All companies that grow really big do so in only one way: people recommend the product or service to other people.<p>What this means is that if you want …

Startups

What is Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle?

How the sun shines and why the vacuum of space is not actually empty<p>The uncertainty principle is one of the most famous (and probably misunderstood) ideas in physics. It tells us that there is a fuzziness in nature, a fundamental limit to what we can know about the behaviour of quantum particles …

Why Taking Time Off Is Good for Your Brain

Research shows you'll do better work if you take more downtime. Keep that in mind this Thanksgiving.<p>It's Sunday evening but instead of relaxing with your family, you're sitting in front of your home computer. There are just a few emails you have to send out before the week starts, a couple of …

Does ESP Exist? 11 Premonitions That Came True

Though some psychologists and natural scientists remain skeptical, many agree telepathic abilities and related phenomena exist.<p>Chris Carter, an …

Come On, Apple Fans, It's Time To Admit That The Company Is Blowing It

The message was clear:<p>Apple is getting its clock cleaned by Samsung, which is now by far the dominant smartphone maker in the world. (Samsung had 32% of the global market in Q3, the same share as a year ago. Apple, meanwhile, had only 12% of the market, down from 14% a year ago.)<p>Yes, both companies …

Markets

Albert Einstein Reads ‘The Common Language of Science’ (1941)

Here's an extraordinary recording of Albert Einstein from the fall of 1941, reading a full-length essay in English:<p>The essay is called "The Common …

Why Leaves Change Color

Charles Rennie Mackintosh observed that, “Art is the flower, Life is the Green Leaf,” but I would very humbly add that after the green leaf dies, all those red, orange, and yellow leaves become nature’s most magnificent work of art.<p>For the past two weeks I’ve enjoyed autumn’s splendor, from the …

The highly unusual company behind Sriracha, the world's coolest hot sauce

If David Tran were a more conventional CEO, he would be a fixture at conferences, a darling of magazine profiles, and a subject of case studies in the Harvard Business Review. Sriracha hot sauce, made by Huy Fong Foods, which Tran founded 33 years ago in Los Angeles, is one of the coolest brands in …

Sriracha Sauce

Why do we sleep? To clean our brains, say US scientists

Scientists in the US claim to have a new explanation for why we sleep: in the hours spent slumbering, a rubbish disposal service swings into action that cleans up waste in the brain.<p>Through a series of experiments on mice, the researchers showed that during sleep, cerebral spinal fluid is pumped …

Flip your iPhone 5C case to play virtual Connect Four

The iPhone 5C comes with a range of brightly colored cases that have holes punched in the back for a vivid effect. One developer team seems to have looked at those holes, though, and thought outside the "blue and green should never be seen" box.<p>Australians David McKinney and Stuart Hall -- the team …

Hearst Magazines

Method of recording brain activity could lead to mind-reading devices, scientists say

“We’re now able to eavesdrop on the brain in real life,” said Josef Parvizi, the study’s senior author.<p>A brain region activated when people are asked …

The Brain

Scientists Have Found A Way To Make Marijuana Un-Fun

An anti-dopamine drug could block the addictive rush associated with THC.<p>Researchers from the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the University of Massachusetts Medical School have found a way to block the dopamine rush associated with THC, the main psychoactive chemical in marijuana, in order to …

Cannabis

iPhone 6 will offer a 4.8-inch screen, predicts analyst

iPhone buyers yearning for a much bigger screen will get their wish next year, at least if a forecast from Jefferies analyst Peter Misek comes true.<p>After meeting last week with Apple suppliers in Asia, Misek issued a note to investors on Monday in which he said that the iPhone 6 would offer a …

For longer battery life, change these iOS 7 settings

Some of iOS 7's new features might be hurting your battery life. Thing is, it's not the standout features like AirDrop or the Notification Center -- it's the stealthy settings buried beneath a stack of menus.<p>If you're noticing a quickly draining battery, or just want to get more juice out of your …

A Fantastically Clear, Concise Explanation of Why Traffic Happens

The 10 Most Annoying Concert Behaviors

Going to rock concerts has always meant dealing with a bunch of unruly people, many of them very drunk – but it seems like lately things have been …

Apple’s iOS 7 includes a surprise: a ticket to the next generation of the internet

For five years, researchers have toiled over an obscure bit of fundamental internet infrastructure that promises to make the connections to our mobile devices faster and more reliable than ever, and if you’ve already downloaded Apple’s iOS 7 to your iPhone or iPad, you could be using it …

Mobile Devices

Behold! Jonathan Ive's Apple

Apple is today releasing the much-anticipated iOS 7, and with it, the biggest overhaul of its mobile operating system since it debuted in 2007 with the original iPhone.<p>Most of the talk has been about the design overhaul of the product, but really, the biggest change is not a product one, but a …

Smoothies and fruit juices are a new risk to health, US scientists warn

Fruit juices and smoothies represent a new risk to our health because of the amount of sugar the apparently healthy drinks contain, warn the US scientists who blew the whistle on corn syrup in soft drinks a decade ago.<p>Barry Popkin and George Bray pointed the finger at high fructose corn syrup in …

Hearst Magazines

Can Marijuana Improve Your Emotional State?

It’s no secret that marijuana can put a smile on many people’s faces, but research suggests that the drug’s positive effects go beyond just getting …

Apple's cheaper and not so cheap iPhone explained (FAQ)

For all its talk of doubling down on secrecy, Apple's efforts to keep its upcoming iPhones under wraps seems all for naught. Over the past few weeks there have been a flurry of photos of both plastic and metal iPhones that may or may not be (but probably are) its next-generation devices.<p>Most …

How Android Grew To Be More Popular Than The iPhone

Google's smartphone operating system now powers a whopping 80% of devices worldwide. Apple's iOS operating system for iPhones only powers 13% of smartphones. iOS controlled about 16% of the worldwide smartphone market a year ago, according to IDC.<p>Apple should be freaking out, Jay Yarow says. (So …

Mobile

Strawberry watermelon cocktail

Nothing screams summer like strawberries and watermelon. Mix the two together, and you have summer in a glass. Spike this strawberry watermelon …

Boozy s'mores milkshake

S'mores are so popular, you've probably had them every single way, in brownies, cookies, cakes and even pies! But we can bet you've never had them …