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Kanye West worked with Nike and Adidas on versions of his iconic Yeezy sneakers, but the artist says the folks on Infinite Loop wanted to collaborate, too. The New York Times' T Magazine reports that West turned down "a multimillion dollar partnership with Apple." During a meeting with a group of...

April 10th 2015 at 12:31pm 0 Comments
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If you've been following the news of HTC's former chief smartphone designer Jonah Becker, we finally have an update regarding his latest whereabouts. As of today, Becker is Fitbit's VP of Industrial Design -- a newly created position at the fitness tracking specialist, interestingly enough. This a...

April 6th 2015 at 2:24pm 0 Comments
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This device created by student designers Yingjie Bei and Yifan Hu only looks like an artsy turntable, but it can't play your vinyl collection. Here's what it can do, though: show you the right moon phase for any particular day. When you input the date you want through its three knobs, the Arduino...

April 4th 2015 at 3:12am 0 Comments
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Squarespace offers folks who are less web savvy the ability to create a decent-looking website in minutes. Adobe is looking to do something similar for reports, newsletters and other web content with Slate. The new iPad app offers preset layouts with a library of fonts, colors and animations that...

April 2nd 2015 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Mobile devices may not be able to handle all of the tasks needed project ready for print, but they are certainly handy for getting work started. Back in the fall, Adobe launched Brush CC, Shape CC, and Color CC that allow you to quickly nab useful bits of smartphone photos for use in full-on deskt...

March 30th 2015 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Wacom has a habit of trotting out non-touch versions of its stylus-friendly tech first. The Cintiq 13HD arrived back in 2013, and one of my main gripes with the device was its lack of support for your fingertips. Well, the company finally announced the touch-enabled version today, nearly two years...

March 2nd 2015 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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If you're into tablet-style sketching, you're likely familiar with apps like FiftyThree's Paper or Adobe's Sketch and Line. Now, stylus maker Adonit has a sketching app that's designed to not only get the most out of its drawing accessories, but to boost your productivity as well. The software is...

February 24th 2015 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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Can you imagine having an instructor who peers over your shoulder all the time while you practice, say, cooking or coding? Awkwaaard. But if that's the only way you can force yourself to learn something, then this device called Grasp was made for you. It was designed to perch on your shoulder like...

February 22nd 2015 at 1:41am 0 Comments
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If you've been waiting to command a giant robot arm to do your artistic bidding, Robochop is here and it'll let you hack (or delicately sculpt) your own custom design from a 50-centimeter cube of "durable foam". You (or people visiting the robot arms in person) will be able to design and create a...

February 9th 2015 at 6:51am 0 Comments
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The developers behind City of Titans haven't been shy about praising the Unreal Engine 4 at the heart of development. A new design article gives some insight into one of the major elements of design that makes it so useful to the team, a feature that offers rapid progress between brainstorming, pr...

January 23rd 2015 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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The Smithsonian Institute's Cooper Hewitt design museum got a recent overhaul, and at its core is something app developers are likely pretty familiar with -- an application program interface. We know what you're thinking, "What does a museum need an API for, anyway?" Well, it turns out that this b...

January 21st 2015 at 11:29pm 0 Comments
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We knew that Microsoft was planning to tuck that Modern UI inside the resurrected Start Menu for Windows 10, and today, the company provided more details on the next installment's aesthetics. When the update arrives, there will be a version that's designed specifically for devices that are smaller...

January 21st 2015 at 2:24pm 0 Comments