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human-centric computing


Jony Ive's challenge: Redesigning the human-computer interface for the masses

With his new responsibilities, the famed designer of Apple's iconic hardware is now tasked with making complexity disappear from the company's smartphone, tablet, and desktop software.

By November 2, 2012


Buzz Out Loud 1459: Meat puppets behind the servers (Podcast)

It turns out that no matter how technologically savvy we get in the world, we could always be betrayed by the "meat puppets behind the servers." Thanks for that one, Donald. And human error does appear to be what happened to Amazon, and also the Yankees. DSLReports, on the other hand, just plain got hacked. And it would also appear there's no one equipped to help us with our little data leakage issues, since the FBI's own cyber-security agents admit they're not up to the task. But there's even worse news than that: the white iPhone is 0.2mm thicker than the black one. THE HUMANITY! --Molly

By April 29, 2011


What Natal brings to Microsoft's gaming table

Natal is getting its very own event at E3, so it must be important right? In many ways, Natal is Microsoft's answer to the 10-year console refresh, and getting deeper into your wallet.

By June 11, 2010


Why 'outdated' Turing test is no longer the gold standard of AI

A chatbot pretending to be a 13-year-old boy recently passed the famous artificial intelligence test, its creators claim. But does Turing's test really tell us anything about AI?

By June 10, 2014


Ready to automate data center management?

With many organizations beginning to grasp the concept of managing computing workloads, the next logical step is to automate it. VMware and Citrix are on the case.

By January 4, 2009


Simband, sensors key to Samsung wearables push

The Korean electronics maker looks beyond today's Gear Fit with new hardware and software platforms designed for "the future of health." And it wants other companies to join in.

By May 28, 2014


Google's Web-video ambitions bump into hard reality

The company's technical prowess and free VP9 licensing haven't been enough to dent the fortunes of rival compression format HEVC. But Google's already moving on to VP10.

By September 12, 2014


Why does Apple want Beats? No one really seems to know

Apple’s rumored $3.2 billion takeover of the trendy music brand has left many scratching their heads.

By May 10, 2014


How Google's robo-cars mean the end of driving as we know it

Why waste your drive time doing the actual driving, when technology can be your chauffeur? The century-old auto culture is on the verge of radical change, and you can thank Google for where it's headed.

By September 3, 2013


TEDGlobal: Connected consequences

One of the main themes at TEDGlobal this year was a lively debate between optimistic and pessimistic voices on the social potential (or doom) of the web. This outlook was somewhat more somber than I expected at a TED conference, perhaps - as some attendee

By July 25, 2009