Jonathan Revell

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Hamburger Menus and Hidden Navigation Hurt UX Metrics

<b>Summary:</b> Discoverability is cut almost in half by hiding a website’s main navigation. Also, task time is longer and perceived task difficulty …

10 Must-Read Usability Blogs For Web Designers

For many designers usability is the last concern – if the HTML and CSS code is OK and the site displays properly in various browsers, everything is …

The Wind Farm of the Future Might Be Underwater

We've harnessed the power of the wind and the sun; the next step might be the tides.<p>Off the coast of Scotland, in the choppy sound between Caithness and the Orkney Islands, you can find some of the fastest-flowing marine waters in the world. The tides of the Pentland Firth can churn at rates of up …

Awesome Machine Learning

A curated list of awesome machine learning frameworks, libraries and software (by language). Inspired by awesome-php.<p>If you want to contribute to …

Art vs. Commerce: Can Writers Make It Without Day Jobs?

My head is spinning after reading the latest letter by Editor-in-Chief Kevin Larimer in <i>Poets & Writers</i> magazine. Larimer makes some fair points in his piece, called "It's All about the Writing," saying that most of us don't write for the money, but because we love writing. Then he takes it one step …

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The Surprising Truth About Where New Jobs Come From

“Don’t let anybody tell you that it’s corporations and businesses that create jobs,” Hillary Clinton said last week in Boston. “You know that old theory, trickle-down economics. That has been tried, that has failed. It has failed rather spectacularly. One of the things my husband says when people …

Larry Page talks about his age-old fight with Steve Jobs over ‘doing too much stuff’

In an interview with the Financial Times, Google co-founder and CEO Larry Page talked about an ongoing debate that he had with Apple’s Steve Jobs: whether their companies were doing too much or too little to affect the lives of their customers.<p>Page, as is evident in Google’s seemingly unending push …

Google CEO: Computers Are Going To Take Our Jobs, And 'There's No Way Around That'

Today, Google is much more than a search engine. The company appears to be involved in every type of new technology ranging from self-driving cars to contact lenses that can test for disease.<p>In a recent interview with the Financial Times, CEO Larry Page provided some insight as to why the company …

Artificial Intelligence

How Will Wearable Tech Impact the Startup World?

Products like Google Glass and Nike+ FuelBand hint at the future of wearable technology. It looks pretty exciting, especially for entrepreneurs …

Ex-Apple Employees Reveal How The Company Is So Good At Keeping Secrets

Apple, of course, is famously press shy. It's incredibly difficult to get insider news out of the company, compared to its peers.<p>The former employees range from people who joined the company in its earliest days in the 1970s to those who've dealt with it recently.<p>Perhaps unsurprisingly, many say …

Prototypes

The Bidding War for Hulu Is Heating Up

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The premium video streaming service Hulu is up for sale but no one wants to pay what it's worth. The …

50 Design Problems In 50 Days: Real Empathy For Innovation (Part 1)

Smashing Newsletter<p>Upgrade your inbox and get our editors’ picks twice a month.<p>With useful tips for web devs. Sent 2× a month.<br>You can unsubscribe any …

BitTorrent Sync Is A Dropbox Killer, Or Maybe Much More Than That

A colleague recently passed on a link to BitTorrent Sync with a note saying he planned on canceling his Dropbox account. Sync is a file storage service, one for very large files. And if you have it, you too might be reconsidering your online file storage strategy.<p>On the face of it, BitTorrent is …

One Of The Biggest Forces That's Been Holding Back The Economy Is Finally About To Disappear

If you want to find "austerity" in the United States, the clearest place to look is at the state and local government level.<p>Here's a look at total employment (red line) vs. public sector employment (blue line) going back to 2007. The public sector has been a net drag on the economy virtually every …

Economy

Kickstarting: A Compact Speaker That Fits In Underused Corners

Alex Walker, Jack Brody, and Madeleine Thompson are all fourth-year product design students at the Stanford D.School. During the course’s capstone class, the trio teamed up to take a single concept from ideation to realization, and after a few false starts, inspiration emerged from the …

Portable

A new dimension of lightness with libraries 30mm Weightless hanging from the ceiling http://www.lago.it/weightless0.html?&L=1 Una nuova dimensione della leggerezza con le librerie 30mm Weightless che scendono dal soffitto

The Triangle of Life

Life Triangle is a life raft featuring a multi-directional triangular shape so that it doesn’t capsize easily. Apparently the triangular structure …

Six Senses Samui resort (o

Where In The World Are You? This Excellent Game Makes You Guess

One of the most clever repurposings of Google Maps Street View yet–and certainly the most addicting.<p>If I asked you how well you knew other parts of the world, you might think I was trying to see how much you knew about geography. And maybe, thanks to those few months where you binged on Sporcle, …

Don’t Be Square

From keeping record of the sun’s rotations around the earth to the face of a clock, we have always used circles to track time…. but why are our …

The Floating Temple: How to Lift a Seven Million Pound, 112-year-old Building | Colossal

<p>Something’s up in Provo, Utah and it weighs around seven million pounds. It’s the 112-year-old exterior of the Provo Tabernacle that was severely …

Flyby radar maps Saturn’s Earth-like moon

<b>JOHNS HOPKINS (US) —</b> Using a radar imager to peer through the soupy atmosphere of Saturn’s moon Titan, scientists have created the first topographic …

Apple’s iWatch Will Measure More than Time

Have you recently noticed all the journalistic detective work about the watch that Apple is developing?<p>Using unnamed company sources, patent filing analysis, and other sleuthing methods, technology writers have sketched a number of hypotheses about the appearance and material features of the …

What Is It About Bees And Hexagons?

Solved! A bee-buzzing, honey-licking 2,000-year-old mystery that begins here, with this beehive. Look at the honeycomb in the photo and ask yourself: (I know you've been wondering this all your life, but have been too shy to ask out loud ... ) Why is every cell in this honeycomb a hexagon?<p>Bees, …

Google Wallet Rolls Out To More Devices – Nope, Still No Love For Verizon, AT&T Or T-Mobile Owners

Google sadly scrapped its plans to introduce a plastic “universal” credit card that works at point-of-sale as a way to use its Google Wallet service out in the real world, but the company has not given up on its NFC-powered payments solution just yet. The company announced Wednesday evening that …

Pick your poison: messaging will be fragmented, expensive, or locked-in

Moves from Google this week don't bode well for chat apps<p>The hottest space in mobile tech right now is messaging, with all the apps that let you skip past high-priced SMS and send texts for free (or very cheap). Just this week, we've heard that BlackBerry Messenger will soon work on iPhone and …

Valerii Danevych's Wooden Timepieces

We've seen our fair share of wooden watches in the past, but nothing prepared us for the work of watchmaker Valerii Danevych, which we saw at while visiting Baselworld 2013. Working from his hometown in Kiev, Ukraine, Danevych comes from a long line of cabinetmakers and has been refining his craft …

Watches