Wildcard Promises to Make Surfing the Web on Your Phone Way Easier

No one's nailed the mobile web experience yet. Even when they're supposedly optimized for our on-the-go behavior, websites still take forever to load and feel clunky on our screens. A new app out today named Wildcard aims to be a Safari- or Chrome-killer for your iPhone by changing the format and visual language of… » 11/13/14 4:54pm 11/13/14 4:54pm

Why Everyone Wants to Kill the Mouse and Keyboard

In the past few decades, everything about our computers have changed. The screens. The guts. The size, weight, and materials. The software itself, of course. But one thing has stayed exactly the same, frozen in time from the early days: The tools we use to tell them what to do. So it's odd that we're so desperate to… » 10/30/14 4:06pm 10/30/14 4:06pm

How to Print a Super-Thin Touchscreen Display on Just About Anything

We've kept a close eye on the 27th ACM Symposium on INTER Software and Technology in Honolulu this week, given that it's already produced dozens of fascinating prototypes. But this award-winning paper is perhaps the coolest we've seen: It lays out a new technique for printing cheap, simple touchscreen displays with… » 10/07/14 5:52pm 10/07/14 5:52pm

Apple Debuted a Brand-New Custom Typeface With Its Watch

Something I was watching closely as the Apple Watch was revealed today: Which typeface would grace this shiny, tiny new device? Well, it's not Helvetica, the troublesome font that Apple recently adopted for its iOS and OS applications. It's a brand-new typeface that was designed for excellent readability—by Apple. » 9/09/14 4:29pm 9/09/14 4:29pm

How This Designer Tracks Every Single Aspect of His Life

Since 2005, designer Nicholas Felton has been documenting his daily activities—meals eaten, miles traveled, people met—and publishing the results in the form of an annual report. He even built an app, Daytum, to help other people track their every moves. In this video, Felton shares how and why he lives a quantified… » 8/19/14 3:00pm 8/19/14 3:00pm

An Interview with Geoff McFetridge on the Interfaces from Her

Not even those who worked on the Oscar-nominated film Her are sure exactly how near we are to the near-future depicted in the movie. "I think the idea of the near-future is that you can't predict the pace of technology," says graphic designer Geoff McFetridge, who designed the interfaces for the film. » 3/01/14 2:00pm 3/01/14 2:00pm