Latest User interface Stories

Chinese Man Sues Apple Over FaceTime
2012-08-07 12:52:20

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online As they say, another day, another Apple suit. More specifically, Apple now has to ward off yet another suit in China, adding additional hurdles in their great Westward expansion. When Apple finally settled their legal issues with display maker Proview earlier this summer, other suits immediately followed. Only hours after Apple agreed to pay out $60 million to the debt-ridden display maker, a household chemical company by...

Apple Vs Samsung: Crisis Of Design
2012-08-07 12:11:27

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The verdict for the trial of Apple Vs Samsung has yet to be determined, but so far it seems as if Apple has the upper hand in this case. Samsung even acted as a suspicious party in the beginning when they released evidence previously rejected by Judge Koh to the press, saying the documents within would undeniably prove the Korean company never copied Apple. This week, Apple began their arguments by offering some evidence about...

2012-08-07 09:14:18

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online For all the things Siri is currently good for– keeping in mind she´ll be upgraded this fall– there are a few instances where she admittedly lacks. In a somewhat cruel twist of irony, many of us didn´t realize we wanted Siri to perform the functions she can´t perform until she first came onto the scene. Sure, asking her to move our two o´clock to three o´clock is nice, and having her remind us to...

Techs Compete For Kodak Patents, Auction Bids Start Low
2012-08-07 09:13:57

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In hopes of climbing out of bankruptcy, Eastman Kodak Co. has opted to auction off some of its digital patents estimated to be worth upwards of $2.6 billion. But so far, opening bids have come in well below that valuation, with Apple and Google offering between $150 million and $250 million, according to people familiar with the matter. But those bids could quickly increase if the two techs vie to keep the patents out of each...

2012-08-07 08:02:16

Enid Burns for redorbit.com - Your Universe Online Disney has a long history with augmented reality, beginning with some of the attractions in its theme parks. Now a Disney unit, Disney Research, is ready to present a number of new augmented reality technologies later this week in Los Angeles at SIGGRAPH 2012, the International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques. The first technology Disney plans to present is REVEL technology. Developed by Disney Research in...

Latest User interface Reference Libraries

2010-10-01 18:20:53

A computer terminal is an electromechanical hardware device that is used for entering data into a computer and displaying it. Although the first terminals were cost efficient, they were very slow compared to punched cards for input. As the technology enhanced and video displays were introduced, timesharing systems were developed and evolved to make up for any other problems. A terminal functions to display data and assist with data input. Historically, the first terminals were...

2010-09-13 11:21:26

In relation to computing, a mouse is a pointing device that operates by detecting two-dimensional motion that is relative to the surface that supports it. Typically a mouse is an object held under the user's hand. It may have one or more buttons or wheels which allow the user to perform operations or other features that provide more control or dimensional input. The mouse's motion generally translates into the motion of a cursor on a display. The first mouse prototype was invented in 1963...

2010-09-09 17:33:23

Mainframe computers are powerful devices that are mainly used by big companies for critical applications and bulk data processing. The name comes from their substantial size and certain power requirements. It originally referred to the sizeable cabinets where the central processing unit and main memory were located; today, however, it is used to distinguish high-end commercial machines from less powerful ones. In the 1960s, most significant computer system designs were set and established...

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