Unfortunately for us, we’ll no longer be able to publish exhaustive lists of the ugliest US government websites. But fortunately for the American people, any url ending in .gov is going to look and function better than it ever has before, thanks to new government-wide standards. »
One day, astronauts on deep space missions may explore the surface of unknown planets remotely—using a rover while they remain in orbit. That concept, though it sounds radically far-off, just got an important dry run. »
Google debuted a serif-free logo today—the first real change to its logo since 1999. And although it’s much prettier than the 16-year-old wordmark, the company claimed it was more about functionality than looks: The Google logo has become more and more problematic throughout its existence, and it had everything to do… »
Ever wished your lame-ass blog could look a little more like a sweet, crisp Material Design app? Well, it’s your lucky day: Google has a new tool that will do most of that work for you. »
With each passing year, engineers are getting closer to recreating the 3D interface technology that pop culture has rendered so clearly for decades. »
Could Amazon actually win the race to build the most widely-used AI voice platform? As unlikely as it sounds, Amazon is pushing far harder than Microsoft or Apple to get its technology into the hands of other companies. »
Phones are getting bigger. Computers, smaller. And according to Microsoft, soon there won’t be any difference in their software at all. It’s a more radical vision than you’d think. »
Smartwatches, tablets, and phones are great, but they’re not exactly futuristic technology. To find that, you have to look to the scientists and designers who are prototyping entirely new kinds of devices. »
The Apple Watch starts hitting wrists today with one of the most incredibly enormous user guides ever produced for an Apple product: 23 topics, almost 100 pages, not even including the 10 videos to teach people how to use this thing. Apple started creating “guided tours” for its new products back in 1984—here are some… »
On the first day of Apple Watch pre-orders, I put on a $15k wristputer and tried to figure out what was so special about it.
In a few short years, touchscreens have revolutionized the way we interact with technology. But to make the best use of our senses, the next generation of displays will not be flat, but have 3-dimensional, reconfigurable surfaces.
Will the Apple Watch be so radically different we won’t understand how to use it at first? Perhaps so: Apple has produced a series of videos to teach Watch-wearers how the interface will work—videos which give us the best look yet at what our wrist-computer future might hold. (They also double as handy marketing… »