The year 2012 marks a coming-of-age for physical devices that are designed for a connected world. Created with digital at their core, these products are not “digitally enhanced” or merely gadgets for Dad on Father’s Day (although some could be).
In fact Professor Nick Chater shows in the first of a weekly six-part series called The Human Zoo on BBC Radio Four that neither sex are very good at doing more than one thing at a time.
The Warwick Business School professor reveals that when doing something routine and well-practised humans can do two things at once, like driving and talking.
But when anything non-routine is introduced then multi-tasking is just not possible for the human mind.
Twitter just revamped its mobile apps with a heavy emphasis on search. Essentially, it's now easier to search, and results for Twitter accounts to follow are mixed in with relevant tweets—you no longer have to decide in advance what kind of search you're doing.