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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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Iconographer and graphic designer Susan Kare is a graphic designer and was a member of the original Macintosh team. Susan created -- if you'll forgive me -- some of the most iconic images in the history of personal computing, including the "Happy Mac," its companion the Sad Mac, the original Macin...

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Corsets are typically used to squeeze torsos into shape, but designers Xuedi Chen and Pedro Oliveira had other ideas in mind. Instead of making another waist-pinching underwear, they've designed a 3D-printed corset that demonstrates how the internet has rendered us naked and vulnerable... by turni...

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It's almost universally accepted that Healthcare.gov's launch was an absolute nightmare. The next iteration may very well not be, thanks to the new blood that's been working tirelessly on a redesign since last November. As Wired tells it, once the revamped site launches this November 15th, it will...

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Massively commenter grandmoffdaryl came up with this interesting nugget last weekend. "The MMO generation is in the 'I'm busy' part of life right now with jobs and kids," he wrote. "Just wait to see what happens when the MMO generation reaches retirement age: the rebirth of the time-consuming MMO."...

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In the early 1980s, noted industrial designer Hartmut Esslinger began working with Apple where he and his consultancy firm "Frog Design" helped shape the look and feel of Apple products for a number of years. Most notably, Esslinger is credited with shifting the aesthetic of Apple computers from b...

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