Usability expert tears apart Windows 8

Design expert Jakob Nielsen calls Microsoft’s still-fresh Windows 8 operating system “a monster that terrorizes poor office workers and strangles their productivity.”

Google+ usability shows promise, but still has a few hitches

Google+ looks unlike anything Google has ever produced, and that’s a good thing. Gone are the seemingly endless variations on blue color schemes and vain attempts at absolute minimalist design (see: Gmail, Google Calendar). In their place, Google has created a social network that’s not only attractive, but fun to use.