Tagged: user interface

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Exit Signs in America

Here in the US, we do things differently than most countries. While just about every other nation on Earth uses the metric system, we stick to our pounds and inches. And while other countries...

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Siri Sucks!

A few weeks after the death of Steve Jobs, Apple came out with a new AI program called Siri. It was touted as the system’s killer app, but unfortunately, this voice recognition personal assistant...

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Ode to the Start Menu

Microsoft has had many failures over the years, but they’ve also had a hell of a lot of successes. One of their biggest innovations has been the Start Menu. Anyone who’s used a PC...

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Nobody Wants a Facebook Phone

For the last couple of years, Facebook has toyed with the idea of its own smart phone. Last week, they took the first real step toward that end. However, instead of spending gazillions of...

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Annoying Online Forms

Online forms can be frustrating. I’m sure just about everyone’s had the experience of filing out a long, elaborate form only to lose all your information three quarters of the way through. And while...

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The Ghosts of Microsoft Bob

In the early 1990s, Microsoft tried making a computer interface that looked like a house. The program was called Microsoft Bob. It featured a yellow smiley face logo with Bill Gates glasses. All your...

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The Future of Twitter

Twitter has been around for years, but only recently has it become more mainstream. The future of Twitter looks bright in the short term, though eventually though, other services will take advantage of the...

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The Horrors of MySpace

MySpace is aiming for yet another comeback, but I’m not buying it. I used the service back in its heyday, and even when it was the most popular social network in history, I hated...

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Why Facebook Has No “Dislike Button”

Years ago Facebook came out with the concept of a “like”. Originally it was a way to acknowledge someone’s status without the trouble of posting a comment. Later Facebook adapted it for concepts, companies...

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5 Things I Hate About Facebook

After years of rapid growth and bullish optimism, Facebook is having a bit of a rough patch. The stock has been on a downslide ever since its (overvalued) IPO, and a lot of current...