Intelligent Machines

A Look at the Best Computer Interfaces

Say goodbye to the mouse and hello to augmented reality, voice recognition, and geospatial tracking.

Slideshow: The command line on a computer running Gento Linux.
Slideshow: An early computer mouse made by Mindset of Japan.
Slideshow: The touchpad on the Apple Air laptop, capable of sensing multiple points of contact.
Slideshow: Microsoft’s Surface is an example of a multitouch screen.
Slideshow: A gesture-sensing interface from Oblong Industries.
Slideshow: A haptic interface called the PHANTOM used for 3-D modeling.
Slideshow: Wikitude for Google’s Android phones is an example of augmented reality.
Slideshow: INap tracks a user’s geographical movement to alert her before she reaches her train or bus stop.
Slideshow: A brain-computer gaming interface sold by Neurosky.

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