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People find changes in user interfaces annoying

Written on April 18, 2017

“The problem even with new, high-performance user interfaces is that the user must learn something new, and this is time-consuming. Especially in the beginning, searching for important functionalities may take so much time that the user will not change to a more powerful user interface, but gets frustrated. In our study, we examined how much Read more »

Das Keyboard Prime 13 Review: A Minimalistic Mechanical Plank

Written on April 18, 2017

Does the name Daniel Guermeur mean anything to you? It should. He’s the founder and CEO of Das Keyboard, previously known as Metadot, and he’s part of the reason why the peripheral market is now flush with mechanical keyboards. It started in 2005 when, on a mission to become a faster and more accurate typist, Read more »

Dell XPS 27 (7760) all-in-one desktop review: 4K touch and wired for sound

Written on March 17, 2017

Over the past couple of years, Dell has been driving a widespread redesign effort of its consumer and commercial product lines and has been systematically been updating both design signatures and the technology platforms within them. Dell’s premium consumer XPS product line, perhaps more so than any, has seen the most significant design reinvention, with Read more »

New research could trigger revolution in computer electronics manufacturing

Written on March 17, 2017

A pioneering new technique to produce cutting-edge, versatile microchips could revolutionize the speed, efficiency and capability of the next generation of computers. Researchers from the University of Exeter have developed an innovative new method to engineer computer chips more easily and cheaper than conventional methods. The discovery could revolutionise the production of optoelectronic materials — Read more »

China reminds Trump that supercomputing is a race

Written on March 15, 2017

China intends to develop a prototype of an exascale supercomputer by the end of 2017, tweaking an exascale delivery date that’s already well ahead of the U.S. The timing of the announcement, reported by an official government news service, raised the possibility it was a message to President-elect Donald Trump. China’s announcement comes the same Read more »