That sugar rush you get when you eat sweet foods can also give your favorite gadgets a major power boost as well it turns out. Researchers are Virginia Tech University are expecting that batteries made from sugary foods–including potatoes–will hit the market within three years. These batteries will not only be safer, more eco-friendly, but […]
When we talk about user experience designs, we think of user interfaces and how that affects our ability to interact with technologies like mobile phones and computers. However, Nokia is extending the interaction with user experiences thanks to its HERE locations and commerce business, and data gathered by HERE can help us see and experience […]
While smartphone companies and car-makers are converging to promote new connectivity and inter-connectivity options inside your dash in an effort to espouse safer, hands-free use of technology while driving, you may want to wait before you jump in and get any of those options. According to the latest report by the American Automobile Association, also known […]
Samsung is quickly showing that it can create new experiences and user experiences with eye-tracking and smart sensing technologies that were showcased on the Galaxy S4 flagship smartphone, but the next wave of Samsung innovation may bring the sensing to your mind through brain control. Originally conceived of as a way for users with mobility […]
In a newly published study, it is found that tablets now lead smartphones in helping to drive e-commerce. While the larger displays of tablets was a driving force behind content consumption in the past, slates are now also driving consumption in commerce as well. According to Monetate, which analyses online commerce, tablets now lead smartphones […]
While smartphones, with its many features, have become versatile computers in our mobile toolkit in recent years, the importance of placing calls on smartphones have seemingly declined as users are now using their phones more for other activities. Phone usage on a smartphone is now trailing usage for browsing the Internet, checking and updating social […]
When Apple had announced the iPhone in 2007, it brought with it the disruptive technology known as capacitive touchscreen, and since then we’ve seen this employed on a number of handsets using various platforms such as Google’s Android, Microsoft’s Windows Phone, HP/Palm’s webOS, Nokia’s Symbian, and Research in Motion’s BlackBerry OS. Now, it seems that […]
U.S. smartphone adoption has grown significantly with the majority of Americans now owning a smartphone compared to a basic feature phone. Pew Internet shows that 53% of American cell phone owners now have a smartphone as of February 2012. The survey finds that 88 percent of Americans own a cell phone, so that figure places […]
The old stereotype that women are less engaged with technology than men is just that: a stereotype. And, according to research by Parks Associates consultants, untrue. Not only do women engage more online, they’re also more likely than men to buy “hot” tech products and use them for sharing and consuming media. The study says that once women buy a product, be it a smartphone, tablet, TV or laptop, they become heavy users. Not just of the “practical” aspects of the device, but utilizing all of the features available.
While quite a few adults–3 percent–own both an e-reader device and a tablet, within the last six months e-reader adoption has outpaced tablet adoption according to the latest study by Pew Internet research. From November 2010 to May 2011, the number of American adults who own an e-reader has doubled to 12 percent from 6 […]
A survey of 7,500 Americans conducted by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project finds that wealthier Americans use the Internet more. The report published says that 95 percent of the affluent uses the Web at least occasionally, compared to 70% of less wealthy households, and that Americans earning $75,000 annually or higher […]
Its that time once again. Its time for Gartner to release it figures about worldwide mobile phone sales for 2009. According to the post over at Engadget: Looking at smartphone OS market share alone, Gartner shows the iPhone OS, Android, and RIM making the biggest gains (up 6.2%, 3.4%, and 3.3% from 2008, respectively) at […]
We received an email from a high school student last night asking for some help. He’s doing a research paper on Tablet PCs, Mobile PCs, mobility, etc, and could really use our help in collecting some user experience data. This is where you come in.
We had some awesome entries for our MindManager 8 giveaway. They all clearly showed how indispensible MindManager is to mobile users, and how the new features like embedded browsing and embedded editing are to the research / brainstorming process. Picking a winner proved very difficult and basically came down to randomly choosing among my ten […]
MindJet has officially unveiled MindManager 8, the latest installment to their very popular mindmapping program. There are a ton of new features under the covers that help keep you inside MindManager while brainstorming, researching, planning, and managing projects Ã¢â‚¬” keeping all the information you need just a topic away.