June 2019 / 25 posts found

NASA ask private companies to share how they might supply the Lunar Gateway

by koku_jin
NASA’s stated goal of sending the first woman ever, and the first man since the Apollo program to the Moon involves setting up a new space station that will orbit the Moon which is supposed to begin being built by the end of 2022 per current timelines. Today, the U.S. space agency issued an open call for industry feedback and insight on how American companies might help supply said station. Like the ISS, the forthcoming ‘Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway (aka the LOP-G, but much more commonly simply referred to as ‘The Gateway’) will need regular resupply runs, and delivery of cargo […]

NASA asks private companies to share how they might supply the Lunar Gateway

by koku_jin
NASA’s stated goal of sending the first woman ever, and the first man since the Apollo program, to the Moon involves setting up a new space station that will orbit the Moon, which is supposed to begin being built by the end of 2022, per current timelines. Today, the U.S. space agency issued an open call for industry feedback and insight on how American companies might help supply said station. Like the ISS, the forthcoming “Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway” (aka the LOP-G, but much more commonly simply referred to as “The Gateway”) will need regular resupply runs and delivery of cargo […]

Monthly Web Development Update 6/2019: Rethinking Privacy And User Engagement

by koku_jin
Monthly Web Development Update 6/2019: Rethinking Privacy And User Engagement Monthly Web Development Update 6/2019: Rethinking Privacy And User Engagement Anselm Hannemann 2019-06-14T14:30:00+02:00 2019-06-14T16:35:46+00:00 Last week I read about the web turning into a dark forest. This made me think, and I’m convinced that there’s hope in the dark forest. Let’s stay positive about how we can contribute to making the web a better place and stick to the principle that each one of us is able to make an impact with small actions. Whether it’s you adding Webmentions, removing tracking scripts from a website, recycling plastic, picking up trash […]

Social Media Icons: Free and Always Updated

by koku_jin
The post Social Media Icons: Free and Always Updated appeared first on Dustin Stout by Dustin W. Stout. The most meticulously updated and accurately crafted minimal social media icons on the internet. Now includes the newest Facebook icon! The most recent update to the icon set includes six updated icons as well as four completely new additions. But first, some backstory… I have a pet peeve. Okay fine, I’ve got more than one of them. One in particular has to do with social media icons. It may be silly, but I just can’t stand seeing outdated social media icons. It […]

22 Ways to Get a Better Night’s Sleep

by koku_jin
Last week we discussed the nature of sleep and why it’s so important that you get enough of it. If you’ve had trouble falling asleep for years, the information may have made you feel more frustrated than inspired. Fear not! Today we’ll take a look at a wide range of tips for slumbering soundly, night after night. If you’ve been getting okay sleep, my goal is that you’ll find a tip that can help you make it much better. Before we begin, the important thing to understand is that getting a good night’s sleep is an all-day affair. How you […]

Getting the best of both worlds with a hybrid smartwatch

by koku_jin
As much as we love the functionality that smartwatches offer, there’s no denying that traditional, non-smart watches look way better more often than not. Thanks to the competitive market for hybrid watches, it’s possible to get something that looks like a regular watch but still offers some of the best features of a smartwatch. If you think the hybrid life might be for you, here are the ones we recommend! Minimal beauty Skagen Connected Staff favorite Our first pick on this list is the Skagen Connected. The sleek, minimalist design is something we can’t get enough of, with the 42mm […]

The Ultimate Guide to Building Muscle Fast (Training & Workouts)

by koku_jin
So you want to build muscle like this guy? (Leopard print unitard optional but encouraged) Well you’ve come to the right place! As part of our Strength Training 101 series, we’ll provide a step by step guide that everyone can follow to build muscle and strength. Even your grandma! We’ll explore: How do you build muscle? What’s a sample routine for muscle training? How many sets and reps should I do? Muscle training weightlifting tips. What’s the proper diet to gain muscle? Calculating calorie consumption to build muscle and strength. Will I get too bulky lifting weights?  Can you lose […]

Apple puts accessibility features front and center

by koku_jin
Although the meat of Apple’s accessibility news from WWDC has been covered, there still are other items announced that have relevancy to accessibility as well. Here, then, are some thoughts on Apple’s less-headlining announcements that I believe are most interesting from a disability point of view. Accessibility goes above the fold One of the tidbits I reported during the week was that Apple moved the Accessibility menu (on iOS 13 and iPadOS) to the top level of the Settings hierarchy. Instead of drilling down to Settings > General > Accessibility, the accessibility settings are now a “top level domain,” in […]

Why You Need 1,000 Email Subscribers to Launch Your Online Course and the Strategies to Get Them

by koku_jin
It’s time for some real talk. If you want to launch an online course (and have people buy it), you need to have about 1,000 email subscribers on your email list. Yes, you can make sales if you only have a few hundred people on your list. (We’ve had clients have success with small email lists, for sure). But trust me. It’s so much easier to reach your launch goals when you have an email list of around 1k people or more to launch to! So if you want to launch your course, you need to get to 1,000 subscribers… […]

Common Challenges of UX Design for The Internet of Things

by koku_jin
Internet of Things (IoT) is a new wave for transforming the way people complete their everyday tasks. It involves inter connectivity between smart devices, allowing them to share information with each other. It is an emerging trend for improving the quality of life as well as the productivity of companies. IoT continues to grow and is expected to go beyond laptops and smartphones in the future. There have been predictions that there will be more than 30 billion IoT devices by 2020. Some common applications of IoT today include smart homes, connected cars, wearable, healthcare, and smart cities. The evolution […]