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I Wish I Could Read Wikipedia Like This

I love Wikipedia, but too often the articles are just not that easy to read. It's not that my English isn't good enough. My English good. There is Simple English Wikipedia, but it doesn't cover as many topics and it's not as thorough. Read More >>

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Do You Miss Google's Old School Look?

Yesterday, Google's desktop search page got a redesign. Now it looks the same as Google's mobile and tablet search pages—bigger titles and, notably, no more underline for linked text. Did you notice? And if you did, which do you prefer? Read More >>

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What Comes After Click: A Crash Course in Tangible User Interfaces

For three decades, most of us have interacted with computers in exactly the same way: We point with a mouse (or a finger!), click, and watch the screen. In one way, it's the most outdated element of human computer interaction around. But in another, it's the thing that's shaped every operating system and device designed since its invention. We're starting to leave it behind, though. Here's what's coming next. Read More >>

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5 Things iOS 7 Tells Us About Your Next iPhone and iPad

One of the wonderful things about getting your first iPhone was the sheer self-sufficient simplicity of the thing—here was a device that served as a map, mp3 player, notebook, phone, and anything else you might need, all crunched into a beautiful little package. But if this year's WWDC was any indication, that era of autonomous Apple devices is nearing an end. Read More >>

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The Ive Imperative: Can a Great Industrial Designer Also Design Great UI?

With iOS 7 a little over a week away, it's worth taking stock of the fact that this is Jonathan Ive's first WWDC as Apple's Head of Human Interface (HI). But what does it mean for an industrial designer—someone who works with atoms in three dimensions—to be put in charge of a team that works with electrons in two dimensions? Read More >>

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The Next Kinect Will Turn Everyone Into a Jedi—Everywhere!

This video wants to make me rip my eyes out using the edge of my Xbox gamepad, but it heralds an immediate future that fires a clusterstorm of nerdgasms inside my sci-fi-damaged brain. It shows what Capri, the next 3D sensor by the makers of Microsoft Kinect, is bringing to us: extreme precision, fast motion tracking that gadget makers would be able to embed everywhere, from your tablet, laptop and TV to elevators, robots and appliances. Read More >>

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Every Major Android Skin Compared

Android 4.0 (a.k.a. Ice Cream Sandwich) is the prettiest, most intuitive version of Google's mobile OS yet, but hardware manufacturers still insist on dirtying it up. Android skins are inevitable, but who does it best? See for yourself. Read More >>

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The Windows Phone 8 Start Screen Could Be the Best of Any Phone

I love Windows Phone 7's start screen: neatly organised square tiles that clearly show information in real time — from emails to photos to weather to travel progress — without having to click on applications. With Windows Phone 8 Microsoft has solved my only criticism: not enough information density. And they have done it without destroying its simplicity and elegance. Read More >>

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What the Hell Happened to Apple's Attention to Detail?

Oh Apple, as much as I love you—yes Phil, you know I do love you—you can really piss me off sometimes. No, I'm not talking about iOS' serious privacy problem or the obnoxious nature of some of your Apple spokepeople. Read More >>

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Did You Notice These Design Changes In iOS 5?

If you are an obsessive user interface jerk like me, you may have noticed the slight design changes in iOS 5. They are almost invisible but they are there, from two-pixel position adjustments to transparency changes in the badges' shadows. Read More >>

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