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That Emoji Does Not Mean What You Think It Means

By now you probably know that the emoji you send on an iPhone might not be the emoji that is received on a Nexus. Since emoji are designed differently across platforms, sometimes your text messages might get lost in translation. But how differently might your well-intentioned emoji be displayed?

Etsy Built A Website-Making Tool For Its Sellers

Making handmade goods might be the easy part when you consider all the work that goes into selling those products online. Now Etsy is giving its sellers a new tool for building a standalone website that easily populates with data from Etsy’s own online marketplace, making launching and maintaining an e-commerce site a whole lot easier.

A Robotic Worm Is Your Only Device In This Incredibly Strange Vision Of The Future

For most people in 2015, “one device that can do it all” is a tablet that also has a keyboard. For interaction designers at MIT, it means a shape-shifting soft robot that switches from phone, to watch, to flashlight, to charging cable.

Twitter Is Replacing The Fav Star With A Stupid Heart

Whyyyyyy, Twitter? Why are you messing with a good thing? Today, Twitter replaced the age-old favourite star with a heart. A heart!

The Voice-Control System You Use In The Car Is Way More Distracting Than You Think

Many drivers think that it’s safer to use a voice-controlled assistant like Cortana or Siri while driving, instead of directly interacting with my phone. But a pair of new studies about voice-controlled assistants and in-car hands-free systems are still “very distracting, very error prone and very frustrating to use.”

Interfaces That Curl, Wave, And Breathe Are Closer Than You Think

An iPad case that waves almost imperceptibly when you get an email. Screens that curl up when you leave a room, and ones that unfurl like flowers when you come back. These sound like William Gibson-esque technologies from the future, but they’re actually not so far off.

How NASA Helped Make The Martian's User Interfaces Realer Than Real 

Filmmakers have invented fanciful spaceship technology for more than a hundred years. But for The Martian, director Ridley Scott went the opposite direction: He asked actual space explorers to help them imagine the technology of the near future.

Why US Government Websites Are Going To Start Looking Really Sharp (For Real)

Unfortunately for us, we’ll no longer be able to publish exhaustive lists of the ugliest US government websites. But fortunately for the American people, any url ending in .gov is going to look and function better than it ever has before, thanks to new government-wide standards.

The iPhone's New 3D Touch Is The Future Of User Interaction -- Here's How It Works 

It’s official: The new iPhone 6s will have force feedback. But the new feature, called 3D Touch, won’t be quite like any other haptic feature Apple has used before.

Watch An Astronaut In Orbit Control A Robot On Earth Using Haptic Feedback 

One day, astronauts on deep space missions may explore the surface of unknown planets remotely — using a rover while they remain in orbit. That concept, though it sounds radically far-off, just got an important dry run.

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