UI (User Interface).

Ben Logan
28 August 2013

With the use of electrical brain recordings and magnetic stimulation, American scientists have performed what they believe to be the first non-invasive human-to-human brain interface. University of Washington researcher Ralesh Rao managed to send a brain signal across the room via Internet to colleague Andrea Stocco, causing their fingers to move on a keyboard. Stocco commented: “The Internet was a way to connect computers, and now it can be a way to connect brains. We want to take the knowledge of a brain and transmit it directly from brain to brain.” Previously researchers at Duke University have tested brain to…

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Ben Logan
27 August 2013

Swiss company Vanamco has designed an innovative tool called Ghostlab to help synchronise testing for web and mobile platforms across multiple devices. What makes it different from other testing tools in that you can synchronise more than just a page refresh over different devices. Ghostlab makes it possible to action simultaneous clicks, scrolls and form inputs, which simplifies the testing process on a practical level because the entire user experience is looked at instead of just a page load. Ghostlab requires no setup, just a JavaScript-enabled client to instantly connect. The tool keeps users updated on any changes that are…

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Ben Logan
21 August 2013

Apple have recently filed a patent, titled “Working with 3D objects”, which seems to describe fresh methods of manipulating user interfaces within a 3D space. While there is little official word of this yet, the possibilities of the announced system are fascinating, with a few juicy details being given away by the patent: “An apparatus for generating or modifying 3D objects can include a sensor to detect touch inputs, 2D gesture inputs that are associated with a surface, and 3D gesture inputs that include a movement perpendicular to the surface. A data processor is provided to receive signals output from…

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Ben Logan
12 August 2013

Digital wallet systems are being explored by many companies at time of writing, so it’s no surprise that one of the world’s leading online payment gateways are ahead of the crowd. Paypal have been testing a new mobile app that requires shoppers to buy products with the use of a facial verification system. Currently, 12 different merchants in London are already playing their part in the usability testing program. The way it works is that a shopper logs in when they enter the store platform, as they would when checking in on Facebook. The platform then sends their photograph and…

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Ben Logan
2 August 2013

Automated testing software is one of the most common means with which developers check on functionality, but how about using a robot to test your applications on mobile devices? Jason Huggins has come up with “Tapster” – a robot that mimics the touch of the human finger based on chosen parameters. The device, which can either be purchased or assembled with a 3D printer, is able to emulate gestures and swipes which would otherwise be hard to simulate. Its creator thinks that it will bridge the gap between automated and manual testing. The device is proving especially useful when testing…

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Ben Logan
25 July 2013

Whilst Microsoft are back peddling as best as possible from the disastrous launch of their new console, rival Sony have just released a few images of their new PS4’s user interface. Although you couldn’t call it revolutionary, the user profiles, PlayStation Store, Video Sharing and Inbox Messaging shots are certainly reminiscent of the PS3, PSP and Vita user interfaces. In addition, elements of Metro style tiling are to be seen when it comes to the social feed functions. More details have also been released on the console itself, with the FCC revealing that during their extensive usability testing, the PS4…

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