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To show his love for Guild Wars 2, ArenaNet content programmer Eric Rane devoted a large section of skin to the game's dragon logo. The eight-hour labor of love is splayed across Rane's torso, where it will proudly proclaim his devotion whenever he's wandering shirtless around Seattle. Aside...

June 1st 2012 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. Much like their home countries, Apple and RIM share much in common, but contrast in important ways. Both companies are among the few that produce their own software for their cellular handsets. Apple, a personal com...

May 8th 2011 at 8:30pm 0 Comments
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Yesterday at BlackBerry World 2011 we were fortunate to sit down and chat with Chris Smith, Senior Director of the BlackBerry Developer Platform, along with Rasmus and Karl from The Astonishing Tribe. One of RIM's recent acquisitions, TAT is known for some rather, well... astonishing user in...

May 5th 2011 at 8:42am 0 Comments
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We've been eager to see what The Astonishing Tribe (otherwise known as TAT) would come up with for the PlayBook since RIM acquired the design firm back in December, and we're now finally getting our first glimpse at a few of the things they've been working on. Those include a scrapbook app that tak...

February 17th 2011 at 6:29pm 0 Comments
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This is not a joke, in fact it's quite official. Research In Motion has just confirmed the acquisition of Swedish UI design company TAT, which will soon be "bringing their talent to the BlackBerry PlayBook and smartphone platforms." You'll be familiar with TAT as the team that helped polish the ori...

December 2nd 2010 at 7:37am 0 Comments
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Android comes with a pretty great set of live wallpapers built in -- and some manufacturers add their own, too -- but if you're ready for a change of pace, the UI nerds (we mean that in the best way possible) over at TAT have just dropped three of 'em for free. Called Artemia, Blue Range, and Retro...

November 12th 2010 at 9:09pm 0 Comments
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You can't quite see it without 3D glasses, of course, but this clock is actually sticking out of the screen -- one of several illustrious illusions in this latest concept interface from the dreamers at TAT, spotted at Open Mobile Summit 2010. Give that watch face a spin, and you'll find a working c...

November 9th 2010 at 11:01pm 0 Comments
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Back at Mobile World Congress in February, the mobile UI gurus at TAT showed off their interpretation of a dual-screen phone interface using TI's powerhouse OMAP4 testbed. Seemed a little pie-in-the-sky at the time, but frankly, the concept device being shown off by Fujtisu at CEATEC this week -- c...

October 5th 2010 at 12:52am 0 Comments