Hester Johnson Russell

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The Majority of iPhone Users Admit to 'Blind Loyalty' - Why This Is A Problem For Apple

iSheep. That’s the retort most readily used to attack owners of Apple kit. It is a wonderfully concise allegation: the thoughtless herd mentality Apple cynics attribute to those happy to spend small fortunes on Macs, MacBooks, iPhones and iPads. Well brace yourself for new forum flame wars because …

Apple just might build a stylus for iPads after all

Apple’s(s aapl) latest patent isn’t one you’d expect; at least not if you think back to Steve Jobs’ thoughts about tablets with a stylus.<p>The patent …

Design & Development News | The Next Web

Imagine you are trying to buy something online -- plane tickets, an app subscription, a pair of sneakers. If you are an English speaker with an email address ending in .com, .org, .edu or .net, that process probably goes pretty smoothly for you. But if your email address ends ...<p>To the layman UX …

MIT pioneers 'living materials' for self-aware chairs

If Moya, Species 8472 and the White Star are any indication, then science fiction has always had a love affair with the idea of living spaceships crafted from genetically engineered material. We're not at that point yet, but a team at MIT has harnessed <i>E. coli's</i> natural ability to produce biofilms …

Virtual reality made me believe I was someone else

I am no longer Aaron Souppouris. I am a woman. I am a stranger. I stare down at the mask I hold in my hands, struggling to comprehend how those hands, which are clearly not mine, are allowing me to feel its curves and cracks. As I glance at the mirror in front of me, my new lip piercing glimmers …

LG lights up smart bulb that responds to your phone

LG has unveiled a light bulb that can you can control from your smartphone.<p>The company revealed Sunday that the new bulb can connect with phones, tablets, and other mobile devices through a dedicated app. As described by tech news site Tech Times, users will be able to tap into the app to turn the …

Extended ‘All New HTC One’ Leak Video Shows Brushed Gray Stainless Finish

The HTC One (not the old one, the new one) is being introduced tomorrow at an event in NYC that kicks off at 11 AM ET, but in case you weren’t yet tired of the steady stream of leaks that have ruined any possible surprises at the flagship unveiling, here’s a nearly 15-minute video look at HTC’s …