It’s all around us in subtle forms, and many are critical of it – subliminal marketing. It plays on the deepest parts of our minds in ways we overlook, but here we blow the whistle on many of the more subtle tactics used by companies – some may surprise you.
The oldest act of making money has reached new fronts with the iOS app store: in-app purchases, advertisements, and “freemium” business models drive the pockets of countless app developers. How do these schemes work, and why do they work? Here are your answers.
Audiophiles have argued for years that vacuum tubes “just sound better” than their silicon analogs – but what’s the science behind this fact? There happens to be a very definite reason behind just why the tubes please the ear more than the transistor in the battle of better sound.
Light flickering, believe it or not, is still without a definite explanation and “the subject of ongoing research” one source claims. It seems like something this common would have an explanation by now, but though there is not one grand unified accepted theory, lets explore the possibilities – and some may surprise you.
If you’ve seen the movie The Avengers, you’re almost certainly mystified by the computers featured within the film: transparent glass, superimposed scientific graphing, multitouch gestures that can move an image from a hybrid mobile computer to several stationary networked screens, etc. But how far off is this technology from being mainstream? Let’s have a look.
Recall the web of the mid to late 90′s: few images, largely informational, and e-commerce was just starting to take off as more and more users joined this new informational network called the Internet. Then, throughout the 2000′s, Web 2.0 placed a name on a collection of design patterns to move the web to a [...]