It’s official: Google has breached the world of wearable tech with Android Wear, an operating system specifically made for smartwatches. The company’s campaign, “Android Wear: information that moves with you,” suggests that the new accessories will give you the freedom to bring your apps anywhere. Android Wear: Information that Moves With You Google made sure… Continue reading Google Announces Android Wear, Its Operating System for Smartwatches and More
It’s been days since Ellen DeGeneres graced the Oscars with her energetic, charming presence, but people are still talking about the epic Oscars selfie that dominated Twitter that night. To demonstrate just how impactful the picture of Bradley Cooper, Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Lawrence, Brad Pitt, Kevin Spacey and Meryl Streep was (and why it disabled… Continue reading Watch Ellen DeGeneres’ Oscars Selfie Light Up This Interactive Twitter Map
In the process of creating Paper, Facebook’s new media viewing and news app, the Facebook team created a rapid prototyping tool for interfaces called Origami. Origami is a Quartz Composer plug-in that allows designers to create interactive mockups featuring complex, original animations without writing any code.
LEGOs have been entertaining the young at heart for more than 60 years; but it seems that in 2014, LEGOs will be making a comeback of sorts. The LEGO Movie that is set to hit theaters next month and, in the meantime, Google has released a Chrome app that lets us play with virtual LEGOs.… Continue reading ‘Build With Chrome’ Makes Playing With Virtual LEGOs Fun, But It’s Not Quite Ready for Primetime
As President Obama delivered the 2014 State of the Union address to Congress last night, the world took to social media to tweet quotes, express their agreement and disagreement and post their own concerns with the nation. To help us understand the hot button issues we face today in the U.S, data visualization scientist Nicolas… Continue reading State of the Union 2014: The Nation’s Reactions, Visualized [INTERACTIVE]
To celebrate 100 years of passenger air travel, the Guardian has created an interactive map that visualizes the thousands of commercial flights that take place every day. Plus, using voice narration, charts, old photos and interactive elements you can explore the history of aviation since 1914. At the end, learn about the future of flight… Continue reading Watch All the Flights in the World Using the Guardian’s New Interactive Map
How does a typical coffee bean go from the ground to your mug? Coffee seeds are usually planted in large beds of shaded nurseries and take about nine months to sprout. In general coffee beans grow in the Bean Belt or warmer tropical climates. The fruit of coffee trees are called cherries, which are processed… Continue reading A Journey from Bean to Cup: Where Does Coffee Come from?
Did you know it used to take over four weeks to travel between New York and California? If hour-long interruptions to your holiday travel plans are enough to put you over the edge, perhaps it will sooth you to examine how difficult travel used to be way back when and realize you don’t have it… Continue reading Think Modern Travel Is Bad? Check Out the State of Travel in the 1800s and Never Complain about Flying Again