Bixby: A New Way to Interact with Your Phone

Technology is supposed to make our lives easier, but as the capabilities of machines such as smartphones, PCs, home appliances and IoT devices become more diverse, the interfaces on these devices are becoming too complicated for users to take advantage of these many functions conveniently. User interface designers have to make trade-off decisions in order to cram many functions into a small screen or bury them deeper in layers of menu trees. Ultimately users are at the mercy of designers with an increasingly steep curve that makes learning about a…

Asus Zenbo – A less threatening T-800

Whilst Google add the final tweaks to Google Home Asus appear to be thinking a few years in the future with Asus Zenbo. This home robot can move through you house autonomously, use a camera to recognize faces, dish out reminders, take pictures, let you make video calls, and interact with voice commands. Whilst it all sounds quite creepy, once you see the video you will agree, Zenbo does look like something movies have been predicting since the 1950’s. Perhaps that is why Asus look to be positioning Zenbo as a system…