Category Archives: Design

One of the first true computers is finally on public display

As reported on Engadget. by Jon Fingas Seeing ENIAC, one of the first true programmable computers, has been tricky; the giant mainframe was partly restored in 2007, but it was only visible in an office building. At last, though, you … Continue reading

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Adobe’s got Photoshop running in Chrome

As reported on The Verge. Here’s how it works By Sean O’Kane Using Photoshop usually requires lugging a typically cumbersome, expensive computer around, and changing that experience has been the dream of many creatives for years. As we found out … Continue reading

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‘Final Fantasy’ designer creates the wildest take on Batman yet

As reported on The Verge. By Sam Byford Tetsuya Nomura’s Dark Knight is very, very dark If nothing else, Square Enix artist Tetsuya Nomura has built up a distinctive style over the years — his androgynous, zipper-heavy designs for characters in … Continue reading

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Here’s the first teaser art from the new ‘Fight Club 2’ comic series

As reported on The Verge. By Chris Welch  Chuck Palahniuk’s long awaited sequel to Fight Club is coming in the form of a 10-issue comic book series, and today we’re getting our first look at what it will look like. Set ten years … Continue reading

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Beats’ new Solo2 headphones sound way better than they feel

As reported on Engadget. BY BILLY STEELE After the news broke yesterday of Apple officially acquiring Dr. Dre’s headphone and music streaming business, Beats isn’t putting the new product announcements on hold. The success of the brand is without question, and its most popular set of cans just got … Continue reading

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The absurd military infographics you can find on Google

As reported on The Verge. By Cassandra Khaw Paul Ford has an offbeat fascination with military infographics. “No matter how abstract they are, these pictures describe systems that the U.S. military uses to make optimal, efficient decisions about killing other humans,” … Continue reading

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Google puts Mattel and Disney designer Ivy Ross in charge of Glass

As reported on Engadget. BY STEVE DENT Google has just made a creative choice for its new head of Glass, picking one-time Mattel design lead and noted jewelery artist Ivy Ross. That signals a big shift away from Glass’ geeky developer base while … Continue reading

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Students build a robot arm you control with the wink of an eye

As reported on Engadget. BY JON FINGAS Want proof that you don’t need big, specialized equipment to produce a mind-controlled robot arm? Just look at a recent University of Toronto student project. Ryan Mintz and crew have created an arm that you control … Continue reading

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Hitachi is building the world’s fastest elevator: 95 floors in 43 seconds

As reported on Engadget. BY MARIELLA MOON In 2016, Hitachi will take over Toshiba’s title as the maker of the fastest elevator in the world. The Japanese company’s slated to install two lifts that move at a swift 45mph inside China’s Guangzhou CTF … Continue reading

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Explore the impossible architecture of ‘Monument Valley’

As reported on The Verge. By Andrew Webster An M.C. Escher-inspired video game for your iPad I just spent 10 minutes rotating a floating castle in the sky while soft piano music tinkled in the background. This particular structure is surrounded … Continue reading

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