What would convince transit riders to pay attention to an oncoming train instead of Instagram? Apparently, a graphic depiction of certain dismemberment.
We can all aspire to better ourselves during our commutes, but it's so easy to get distracted by the fun things on our phones that are not bleak Russian novels. Moscow, however, is making a stand for literature, turning its metro stations into digital libraries for downloading Russian classics.
Watch a madman leap on to a moving train as it emerges from a tunnel in France. The idiot then tells the camera that he will try again soon because it didn't work out how he had planned—as if it's not easy enough to get yourself killed these days.
Hong Kong's metro puts others to shame: It's one of the most profitable subways in the world. It's on time 99.9 percent of the time. It's always improving—and it's controlled by some very clever artificial intelligence.
After ten years of extremely expensive, slow, and politically messed up construction work–it is a long and sad story of government corruption and incompetence–Budapest, the Hungarian capital, got its fourth metro line today. Despite its ill-fated genesis and controversial usefulness, the Metro 4 is an amazing…
Here in the U.S., the arrival of a new tunnel boring machine is huge news, warranting naming ceremonies and Twitter accounts. Meanwhile, in Doha, officials have quietly signed a contract to buy fifteen boring machines to build a sprawling new subway system. And that's nothing compared to the massive transit network…
The sheer audacity of Windows 8 was enough to set it apart. It was startling, the kind of uncompromising upheaval you almost never see from a frontrunner. Despite obvious missteps—big, idiotic, self-inflicted ones, more often than not—it always gave the sense that it was just wrong-footed, correctable stuff, never…
Have your doubts about the whole
Modern UI thing in Windows 8? Well if this kid is any indication, it's not hard to get the hang of. With some commands from his dad, and a little (sometimes a little annoying) guidance here and there, he's able to get around just fine, and he's only three.
If you're afraid of, or just annoyed by, the concept of Windows 8's Metro (well formerly Metro, but whatever) UI style, there's a handy way around it. RetroUI is a program that will take users directly to the Classic desktop after login, and even lock Metro away completely.
Don't like Windows 8's new, currently-unnamed, obviously-tablet leaning interface? Too bad. Microsoft is apparently going to make you love it, and step one of the process is forcing you to boot into it, claims ZDnet.
Taking a cue out of the playbooks of famous name-changers like Ron Artest, Cat Stevens, and Prince, Microsoft isn't calling its UI design Metro anymore. Although that's the official title MS has been using for years, it's reportedly making the shift due to legal reasons—ever heard of a German company called Metro?…
Since we now know that Microsoft has yanked the (code)name Metro for its Windows 8 user interface, let's have a group think and figure out what Microsoft should rename its now-nameless UI.
Well this is going to be weird. After calling Microsoft's radically wonderful UI design "Metro" for a couple of years now, The Verge says Microsoft is ditching the name for legal reasons. So now what the hell do we say?
WinUnleaked has some new leaked screenshots from Microsoft's Windows 8 RTM (Release to Manufacturers) build that show how the new OS will look. From the look of them, Microsoft is making an effort to make Metro work as a unifying design across all of Windows 8.
We love Metro. Maybe you do too. But you've got an iPhone and don't want to switch to a Windows Phone that isn't even going to be able to upgrade to Windows Phone 8. Well, here's your solution: Metroon.
Windows Phone has a great premise—a set of beautiful, minimalist tiles take the place of a million apps. It's brilliant in its simplicity. But it needs to get its shit together. Today, we could get a first look at Windows Phone 8. Here's what it needs to deliver.
Metro is irrefutably beautiful, but the imminence of Microsoft's bold new UI in Windows 8 has a lot of power users worried about just how they're going to be able to function with the new system. Judging by how multi-display systems seem to be working, the answer seems to be "more or less the same."