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Facebook's Secret Success? Our Psychological Addiction

<i>Dr. Liraz Margalit is the Customer Experience Psychologist at ClickTale.</i><p>The past decade has been a time of incredible growth for social media, and Facebook in particular. The fact that the site has even topped Google as the most visited site in the US suggests that Facebook has become an integral …

Finger scanner for internet banking launched by Barclays

People could be able to get into their internet bank accounts just by putting their fingers into a portable scanner in future.<p>The technology is being launched by Barclays, for businesses first of all and potentially for personal customers in the future.<p>The BBC's personal finance correspondent Simon …

United Airlines app can now scan your passport for international flights

Even if you can check in online, you still have to show your passport somewhere at the airport if you're flying international. United Airlines wants to do away with that step, though, so the company has updated its iOS and Android app with the capability to scan passports on your own. When you …

PandaDoc for iPad: Easy (and Cheap) E-Signatures

PandaDoc has been pushing its mobile-first approach to paper-free document handling for small businesses for almost a year. However, something’s really clicked now and its newly-updated iPad app for electronically signing documents is really worth a look.<p>There are plenty of e-signature apps already …

This Is Microsoft's Very First Web Page ... Back In 1994

Twenty years ago in 1994, the modern World Wide Web was born. That was the year the first Netscape browser was officially released (Mosaic Netscape 0.9), the year that Tim Berners-Lee founded the World Wide Web Consortium (known as W3C), and the year Yahoo was founded, according to the Computer …

World Wide Web

Navdy’s Heads-Up Display Wants To Be The Safer Alternative To Using Your Smartphone While Driving

Frustrated with using the built-in infotainment system and his phone in his car, Doug Simpson, CEO and founder of Navdy, decided to create a Google Glass-reminiscent heads-up display to create a new and safer way to interact with smartphones while driving.<p>Now I know what you’re thinking — why is he …

Chrome extension lets you copy text from images

A Chrome extension called Project Naptha allows you to highlight and copy text from an image, with more features on the way.<p><b>A Chrome extension called Project Naptha allows you to highlight and copy text from an image, with more features on the way.</b><p>Last year, XKCD posted a single-panel comic about …

New iPad app lets you browse Wikipedia in style

A new iPad app called Das Referenz takes its inspiration from old encyclopaedias and typeface design for a beautiful Wikipedia browsing experience.<p><b>A new iPad app called Das Referenz takes its inspiration from old encyclopaedias and typeface design for a beautiful Wikipedia browsing …

iPad Apps

Microsoft keyboard prototype integrates gesture control

Microsoft Research has designed a keyboard that integrates gesture controls for a more seamless user interface.<p><b>Microsoft Research has designed a keyboard that integrates gesture controls for a more seamless user interface.</b><p>The Leap Motion gesture control system seemed pretty exciting at the time — …

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Tactile Time

Designed for the seeing-impaired, the Touch It watch makes it possible to feel rather than view time on its face. Hours and minutes are represented …

Beyond The Button: Embracing The Gesture-Driven Interface

In fact, if you can honestly say that the first iPhone application you designed didn’t have any top or bottom bar elements, get in touch and send …

Visteon's HABIT is a concept infotainment system that puts road trip copilots out of a job (video)

A good acronym also hints at what it does, and Visteon's new intelligent in-car concept, HABIT, is a good example of that. The Human Bayesian Intelligence Technology system -- to give it its full name -- learns the behaviour of drivers so it can automatically change the temperature, heat the seats …