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Digital Apollo
In Digital Apollo, MIT professor of the history of engineering David Mindell plumbs the archives at the university in order to explore the tenuous relationship between man and machine during the Apollo landings. While machines had long defined human...
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Cadillac CUE
We took CUE, (which stands for Cadillac User Experience) for a spin today and were impressed by the in-car tech system's ease of use and innovations. In short, it works just like your smartphone or tablet. This is underwhelming until you realize...
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John Kestner
Among the dystopian visions of a Matrix-style digital future, interaction designer John Kestner comes as a welcome voice, "enhancing the successful physical interfaces between humans and objects." The graduate and research affiliate of M.I.T. Media...
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New Signal Process
New Signal Process made a splash in the digital music scene last year with their BreakOut pedal, allowing musicians to interface their instruments directly with the plethora of iPad and iPhone apps. This week they dropped two new pedals which deliver...
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MoMA App
Building on their esteemed collection, innovative programming, and an already digitally-savvy approach, MoMA continues to position itself as a standard-bearing institution of the 21st century with today's release of their free iPhone application...
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Cool Hunting Rough Cut: MyFord Touch Preview
The latest news from Nuance, whose voice technology powers the SYNC-powered MyTouch system. The system's benefit remains the same—it easily controls the car's climate, entertainment, navigation and phone systems without having to take your...
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27Letters
Advertorial content: With digital media operating at a constant fever pitch—mostly fueled by the constant stream of recycled content—it's difficult to sift through the masses to find the most relevant, original information possible...
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Soft Sensors
Lara Grant just graduated from the Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU where she literally crafted out her own niche in "wearable technology." "It's not a real major, just my interest," the 28-year-old Brooklyn resident explains...
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Hello Georgia
After launching our redesign a few weeks ago we received a lot of feedback about the choice of Courier for our body copy. While we loved how the retro aesthetic provided a nice contrast to the crispness of the layout, many readers felt it was a strain...
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Announcement: CH Daily, RSS and Courier
After launching our redesign on Monday we've received a ton of great feedback and constructive criticism as well as a few bug reports. Lagging behind the launch of the site we've gotten our CH Daily email newsletter back up and running with our new...
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Apogee Electronics: GiO Controller and Interface
The recent history of Apogee finds the digital audio company aligning with Apple to produce Mac-specific hardware emphasizing simplicity and intuitive design. Designed for use with the guitar, the latest addition to the line—an interface...
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Craigslist Redesign
Tasking leading interface designers including Scott Thomas, Pentagram and NYTimes.com with re-imagining one of the Internet's oldest stalwarts, Wired's latest in their Extreme Makeover series is a telling exercise on the state of design online...
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Helveticons
Created by Swedish creative Maximilian Larsson, the recently launched Helveticons use the same design principles as the go-to eponymous font for a universal set of interface icons. Helveticons come in a variety of formats—six of which are scalable...
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T-Mobile G1 Google Android Phone
Today in New York City T-Mobile, HTC and Google officially unveiled the much anticipated G1. The touch-screen phone is the first to use Google's open source Android platform. Available on 22 October 2008 for $179, this device offers the first...
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HTC Touch Diamond
This morning in London, mobile phone manufacturer HTC unveiled the Touch Diamond, a new Windows Mobile Device that looks great! Yes, I did just say "Windows Mobile" and "great" in the same sentence. Focusing on delivering a killer...
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Fentix Cube
Combining the brain-teasing appeal of a Rubik's cube with a multi-touch interface, British electronic engineer Andrew Fentem's Fentix Cube might be the ultimate geek toy. The full-color screens are bright enough to see in daylight and the lights can...
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Monome
Since the multi-use controller Monome first came out a few years back, it's slowly gained a cult following thanks to its attractive and flexible design. If you're unfamiliar with the device, the Monome is an ultra-tactile, interactive and...
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Gesture Based Interfaces
Toshiba, Hitachi and other home electronics manufacturers are investing heavily in the development of gesture based interfaces for their gadgets. As systems become more complex so do their interfaces. Gestures can be an intuitive way to control things...
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Sanyo Concept Phones
MobileBurn has some great photos of the new concept phones from Sanyo. They all feature OLED displays which are super bright, ultra thin and have low power consumption. It's hard to see how the user interface looks (and I think these are just mock...
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