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Latest beta update makes PS4 software feel more like a real OS
Unlike the last major update, which added support for remote streaming to Macs and PCs, the 4.00 firmware beta (codenamed Shingen) is mostly focused on tweaking the PS4âs user interface. One of the biggest changes is the ability to create folders to organize your games and apps, instead of (...)
[OSNews] Paraplegics regain some feeling, movement after using brain-machine interfaces
Eight people who have spent years paralyzed from spinal cord injuries have regained partial sensation and muscle control in their lower limbs after training with brain-controlled robotics, according to a new study.
[Science daily] New silicon structures could make better biointerfaces
A team of researchers have engineered silicon particles one-fiftieth the width of a human hair, which could lead to "biointerface" systems designed to make nerve cells fire and heart cells beat.
[Science daily] Dark Patterns are designed to trick you
Ars Technica talks about dark patterns: Everyone has been there. So in 2010, London-based UX designer Harry Brignull decided he'd document it. Brignullâs website, darkpatterns.org, offers plenty of examples of deliberately confusing or deceptive user interfaces. These dark patterns trick (...)
[OSNews] The Apple goes mushy: OS X's interface decline
Nicholas W. Howard: Wander into almost any online forum or article comment section about a controversial announcement from Apple Inc. and you will almost certainly hear a variation of this sentence: "Apple has gone downhill since Steve Jobs died." The sentence slithers around vaguely; it never (...)
Researchers have developed the first placenta-on-a-chip that can fully model the transport of nutrients across the placental barrier. The flash-drive-sized device contains two layers of human cells that model the interface between mother and (...)
[Science daily] An accelerated pipeline to open materials research
The Bellerophon Environment for Analysis of Materials (BEAM) is an ORNL platform that combines scientific instruments with web and data services and HPC resources through a user-friendly interface. Designed to streamline data analysis and workflow processes from experiments originating at DOE (...)
[Science daily] Using wireless interface, operators control multiple drones by thinking of various tasks
A researcher has discovered how to control multiple robotic drones using the human brain. A controller wears a skull cap outfitted with 128 electrodes wired to a computer. The device records electrical brain activity. If the controller moves a hand or thinks of something, certain areas light (...)
[Science daily] Ars' iOS 10 preview
Some of my favorite operating system updates are ones that rethink longstanding parts of the user interface in intelligent ways, and iOS 10 seems to be shaping up into that kind of update. The lock screen has been newly modeled around TouchID, which was brand-new three years ago but practically (...)