The Eatery app has enough self-inputted data about people’s dining habits that it can make some bold claims about where people are eating the best and worst in the world. Hint: Cheesesteaks aren’t so great for you.
1959 was a time of change. Disney released their seminal film Sleeping Beauty, Fidel Castro became the prime minister of Cuba, and President Dwight D. Eisenhower made Hawaii an official state. That same year, a British industry magnate by the name of Henry Kremer wondered: Could an airplane fly powered only by the pilot's body?
I keep my phone in my pocket. This has the (un)fortunate side effect of putting the entire Internet in my pants. When I get a call, I have to do a little dance to slip the phone out of my pocket and in to my hand.
I'm one of those people who thinks its rude to answer the phone in the middle of a conversation. It's worse when it's during dinner. It's even borderline rude to just check the phone to see whose calling before slipping it away. I want to know who's calling before I go pocket-diving.
Admit it. Even though you know the other person can't see you, you still nod in agreement while talking on the phone. You gesture. You gesticulate. You communicate in a medium destined never to be communicated. That extra set of meanings dies a local, meaningless death.
Polymath designer Aza Raskin has researched dark matter, created new interface concepts for Mozilla, and contributed to Co.Design. He recently departed Mozilla to launch a health care startup, but not before producing a batch of Privacy Icons that would allow enlightened websites to instantly inform users how and if their personal data is being exploited.
See that little login window on the top right of this Web page? Mozilla, through Firefox, wants to do away with it—for all the best reasons. Mozilla's plan will simplify how you log into sites because, lets face it, IDing yourself should be easier.