Another Swype at Touch Screens

Fresh on the heels of my last post about the evolution of the computer interface, here’s a nifty article about Swype technology. It claims to improve the texting speed of even the most nimble-fingered, ambidextrous, Red Bull-guzzling tween by 20-30%. You can get the gist of it in this video:

Next up, mind reading and psionic typing.


800 Languages, 1 Typeface

Fascinating case study about Google and Monotype’s collaboration on Noto – an incredibly ambitious project to create one master typeface that can display on any device, any medium, in any language or writing system.

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Drone on the Farm

A report from the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International predicted that the legalization of commercial drones would create more than $80 billion of positive economic impact (i.e., revenue and job creation) between 2015 and 2025. The predicted biggest piece of that growth? Agriculture.

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Ready for Smart Tattoos?

MIT Media Lab, in partnership with Microsoft Research, has unveiled DuoSkin, a project that uses temporary tattoos as connected interfaces that can be used in a variety of ways.

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