Slashdot.org has passed along news that the University of Electro-communications has created an artificial, Internet-enabled tongue. You manipulate a control with your tongue, and a paired control somewhere else mimics your tongue's movements inside someone else's mouth.
There's also discussion of Ubuntu's new user interface, which seems to have suffered from the rush to put out the latest version of the linux-based operating system. One user claims "Ubuntu is doing a great job throwing away years of UI experience." Ouch.
A recent article on Slashdot.org brought to light an internal batting raging on about changes to the button layout on one of the Ubuntu skins. I found this really interesting because in reading the comments, you really get a sense of the arguments for and against changing a given feature in an overall design.