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Back in August, we mentioned that HTC would be sending a customized HTC One M8 Phunk Studio Edition handset our way to mark the start of the design collective's Wonderment exhibition. Well, your patience has finally been rewarded: We have one in a limited edition of 64 handsets ready to deliver to...

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In line with Apple's efforts to position the Apple Watch as a bonafide fashion accessory, the latest issue of Vogue features an in-depth profile on Jony Ive, Apple's famed mastermind of design. The feature treads across familiar territory: Growing up in Northeast London, Ive became enamored with ...

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In order to properly appreciate the brand-spanking-new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, you first have to examine its lineage. 2007's OG iPhone introduced iOS to the masses, and 2013 saw the release of two separate models for the first time. Today, the long-rumored successors to those 5s and 5c handsets was u...

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It would seem that when Iran isn't busy putting the kibosh down on social media, its architects are designing some pretty crazy ways to beat the weather. Case in point: a seven-floor house in Tehran with three rectangular rooms that can rotate up to 90 degrees in accordance with the season. As Sla...

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Vanity Fair is reporting that designer Marc Newson has been hired to join senior vice president of design Jony Ive's design team. Newson has had his work featured by the Museum of Modern Art, and done design for companies like Ford and Nike. Ive provided the following statement to Vanity Fair anno...

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Man, Google's checkbook is really getting a workout this summer. According to a report from Bloomberg, the search giant just acquired yet another company, and unlike the other two companies it bought this month, it isn't an mobile app startup No, no: its latest target is a small product design fir...

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We now know more info about the hotly anticipated Moto 360 smartwatch from Motorola, thanks to a series of photos from Mister Gadget, aka Luca Viscardi. The foremost detail is a wireless inductive charger that looks easy to use -- no small thing, since that fancy display will no doubt eat the batt...

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Designer and Pixelapse co-founder Lo Min Ming took a magnifying glass to the design of OS X Yosemite and teased out those UI elements that have changed significantly, both for better and for worse, in Apple's next-generation desktop OS. As discussed by Ming, some of the best changes in OS X are t...

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FiftyThree, makers of the amazing Paper app for iPad as well as the accompanying, Bleutooth-enabled Pencil stylus, is now shipping Pencil in the UK, Germany and France. Pencil costs £50 for the Graphite version and £65 for the Walnut variety and are available to order from Amazon UK. Bot...

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Love or hate them, it's hard to argue that Apple's retail stores aren't highly distinctive. That's what the EU's highest court thought when it overruled a German verdict and said that Apple's store design could be registered as a trademark in Europe. Though Apple holds a store trademark granted la...

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When a country is essentially cut off from the rest of the world, peculiar things can happen. In Cuba, the half-century-plus trade-embargo means antique Chevy Bel Airs roam the streets like pigeons, and apparently North Korea's communist ideology translates to some pretty interesting views of the ...

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xScope version 4 has been released by The Iconfactory. If you aren't familiar with xScope, it is a tool for designers who need to measure, inspect, or test design elements. Version 4 comes with dozens of new features which I won't bother regurgitating here, but will highlight some of the ones that s...

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