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How Typography Affects Readers -- In the first study, the participants were given twenty minutes to read the passage, amid which (after 15 minutes) they were interrupted and asked to estimate how long they had been reading for. After the RSD data was recorded, they were asked to fill out the Likert preference questionnaire with 6 statements, where one of the statements was whether they found the text easy to read. Sans Serif fonts are often used for online reading. Although, Serif is easier to read on printed text. Lines that are too short can make the readers uneasy due to the constant need of shifting their eyes onto the next line. Lines that are too long, on the other hand, can make it difficult for the readers to find the next line. But if the spacing between letters is too far apart, the reader will read the letters individually and then form a word, taking two steps instead of one. Strategic use of typography can make the reading process effortless.
Can Silicon Valley Make Fake Meat and Eggs That Dont Suck? Mother Jones Medium -- This past March, Gates featured Beyond Eggs, along with a fake-meat company called Beyond Meat (no relation) and salt-substitute maker Nu-Tek Salt, in an online presentation called The Future of Food. In it, he enthused: Were just at the beginning of enormous innovation in this space. For a world full of people who would benefit from getting a nutritious, protein-rich diet, this makes me very optimistic.LIKE BEYOND EGGS, Beyond Meat is trying to fully replicate the experience of eating animal products: It currently makes impostor chicken strips and soon plans to move on to artificial ground beef and pork. Beyond Meat is the first food company Kleiner Perkins has funded, but Deshpande says the firm is expanding: There are going to be 9 billion people on the planet to feed. We have to think more broadly. Indeed, Beyond Meat calculates that its process is 55 times more efficient than beef farming when it comes to land use, and 18 times more efficient than raising poultry.If making impostor eggs for use in mayo and muffins is a challenge, creating fake meat that actually feels and tastes like muscle is a much harder one, as anyone who has eaten a seitan sandwich can attest. Current clients looking to perfect fake meat include several Chinese manufacturers.The biggest challenge in making meat alternatives, Stone says, is that its almost impossible to replicate the particular mix of protein and fat found in animal products. A product that is genuinely indistinguishable from meat, though, might be a different storyand Stone believes that Beyond Meat just might be able to pull it off. Like Beyond Eggs, the Beyond Meat team uses a combination of heating, cooling, and pressure to break the proteins molecular bonds and put them back together, but the complex sequencing of that process is what Beyond Meat claims separates its products from dull fake-meat patties already on shelves.If youre comfortable with how bread is made, youd be comfortable with how our product is made, Ethan Brown, Beyond Meats founder and CEO, told me. The resulting explosion killed two workers.Tetricks Hampton Creek Foods doesnt use soy in its egg products, but Beyond Meat lists it as a primary ingredient in its Chicken-Free Strips. Though it wont divulge any details, Hampton Creek Foods says it is also working with Heinz (which wouldnt comment) and other Fortune 500 companies to roll out more products.Browns next potential project: a protein slab that tastes like fish and contains all its nutritional properties, but doesnt actually look like a fillet.Of course, some food technologists are already thinking beyond Beyond Meat.
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Mobile Car Insurance App Maker Snapsheet Raises $10 Million, Hires Industry Vet ... -- Having car insurance is seen as a necessary evil, and if something ever goes wrong, the process of getting an estimate for car repairs and receiving money from your insurance company to make those repairs is usually a huge pain. Well, it still makes apps that allow users to upload photos of car damage, but now those apps are used to get estimates for insurance providers and help them to get money for repairs a lot faster. By the end of 2014, the company expects to be doing 300,000 claims a year, which would put it near the top 10 companies in terms of claims processed.
Flying hacker contraption hunts other drones, turns them into zombies | Ars Tech ... -- Serial hacker Samy Kamkar has released all the hardware and software specifications that hobbyists need to build an aerial drone that seeks out other drones in the air, hacks them, and turns them into a conscripted army of unmanned vehicles under the attacker's control. Operators of the flying hacker drone are then able to use their own smart device to control the altitude, speed, and direction of the hijacked drone and to view its live video feeds.
Offline First: Learning from native experiences Tech Talk Medium -- Read nextOffline First: Learning from native experiencesDont be scared of getting local dataloadingOffline First: Learning from native experiencesDont be scared of getting local dataDion Almaer in Tech TalkAt the recent Chrome Dev Summit you could feel the energy for getting the Web platform ready for 60fps performance. I often find that Web applications think with a very thin client mentality, and a reason that I want to use a native version isnt to do with any client rendering performance issue, but to do with how well the experience works offline.I will pick on the Asana app to make this point. I know that it takes time to download content, but there has to be a better way to get that data down, and a smarter way to know when things have changed.There is one list that is small, and I see 99% of it come in, and then see a loading indicator page in the final smidge.I say this because I careThe Asana application is obviously Web-y.
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