Plasticity wants to help chatbots seem less robotic

Y Combinator backed Plasticity is tackling the problem of getting software systems to better understand text, using deep learning models trained to understand what they're reading on Wikipedia articl

German Researchers Build A Plane Controlled By Your Brain

While the more pedantic among us would argue that every plane is controlled by our brains, German researchers at the Technische Universität München and the TU Berlin have created a plane that eschew

Facebook Shares Drop 5 Percent As Employee Lockup Expires

At market opening today, Facebook took another hit, with shares trading at 20.94, 5.02 percent below Friday's level, the last day trades were made since Hurricane Sandy barreled over the East Coast. T

EMIRAI: Mitsubishi Shows Futuristic Car Interface (Video)

At the Tokyo Motor Show 2011, <a href="">Mitsubishi</a> took the wraps off EMIRAI, a near-future concept that will become reality in about 10 years (if the co

AirSwing: Toshiba's gesture-based UI system in action (video)

<img src="" /> Natural user interfaces using gestures aren't really <a href="">new</a>, b

'Smart Touch' interface for Windows Mobile

I can’t quite put my finger on it (pun intended) but this interface looks similar to something I’ve seen before. The “Smart Touch” UI by Gigabyte for its line of GSmart phones

Samsung wants you to use your hands

Samsung has filed a patent for a phone that is operated with only your hands, but not on the phone. The idea is that you move you hand around and form gestures in the air to control the phone. The pat

HTC's upcoming interface might be named 'Manila'

  Are we looking at HTC’s next GUI? Could be! It might be called “Manila” too. Doesn’t it give you goose bumps? Oh really? It didn’t give me goose bumps either. I ju

Pleo and kids

Yeah, I know it’s an annoying GIF, right? I never got into the whole Aibo/Pleo/Robosapien thing but TC headquarters just sent me a Pleo to talk about for the Crunchies and I turned it on for my

Five Ways The iPhone Will Change The Wireless Industry

Om Malik has been eyeing Steve Jobs’ recent keynote at WWDC ’07 and has put together a list of ways the iPhone will change the wireless industry. Om brings up some important points that we

Polar Bears and the Art of Interface Design

Try as they might, the animators couldn’t find and delete LazyEye.cpp from the render farm servers. Bill Higgins brings up quite a few interesting points in his article, “the Uncanny Valle

Luxeed Lights Up Multi-Hued Keyboard

, the keys of Luxeed’s keyboard light up to any one of 512 colors that can be pre-programmed into “skins”, or can be downloaded from Loxeed’s website. Though there’s no m