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Microsoft Kinect Refuses to Die

Kinect was never for you. Yeah, you with the Xbox One that was bundled with a Kinect. That big honking spatial camera was an impressive piece of tech, but it never did you much good as a console add-on did it? Read More >>

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Apple, or Anyone Else, Please Fix My Shitty ‘Smart’ Car 

The last time I was in a nice new car, the in-car display tried to take us to an incorrect address 40 miles away. It took fifteen minutes to enter a new address. It tried to make a call accidentally. The state of the "smart" car is horrendous—like, bad infomercial horrendous—and it's time for someone to fix it. Read More >>

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Seven Experimental Interfaces That Show the Future of UI Design

Trade shows might be sexier, but there’s no beating academic conferences for weird new tech. At the 27th Software and Technology Symposium in Honolulu, dozens of researchers presented a glimpse into the future of UI design; here are seven of the most interesting. Read More >>

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A Rant Against Ello’s “Simple” Design

Have you heard of Ello? It's a new social network site which is getting loads of buzz for its anti-Facebook Inc. stance. It promises a "Simple, beautiful & ad-free" experience. While it remains ad-free for now, whether it's simple or beautiful is highly debatable. After all, when it comes to user experience and interface design, is there something that's unanimously beautiful? Read More >>

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Sorry, Smart Rings Aren’t the Future

Smartwatch? Please. We've already moved on to smart rings, magical digit-wrappers that control your world with a wave of the hand. They're everywhere—except, oddly enough, on our fingers. That's because despite the extravagant promises they're pitched with, smart rings simply don't work yet. And they may well never. Read More >>