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On The Verge: Khoi Vinh talks iOS 7, The Guardian's Spencer Ackerman talks PRISM

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Welcome to On The Verge, a zeitgeist for the culture of now. On today's show: Khoi Vinh, the former design director for The New York Times and current head of mobile design for Etsy, sits down with Joshua to talk about Apple's radically-redesigned iOS 7. Then Nilay Patel explains what...
On The Verge: Khoi Vinh talks iOS 7, The Guardian's Spencer Ackerman talks PRISM

Sony's Jun Katsunuma on the inspiration for Xperia Z Ultra's design

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After the Xperia Z Ultra's launch event in both London and Shanghai, we had a brief chance to talk to Sony's Product Design Director, Jun Katsunuma, who was present in the latter city. Jun's been responsible for Sony's mobile devices since the Xperia S days, so the transition to...
Sony's Jun Katsunuma on the inspiration for Xperia Z Ultra's design

Mercedes-Benz A-Class: car review

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The new baby of the Mercedes family is fast catching up with its bigger sisters. But that's not always a good thing...Price from £26,855MPG 45.6Top speed 149mphAfter an awards bash at the start of this year I was lucky enough to meet one of my heroes - Ian Callum. The...
Mercedes-Benz A-Class: car review

These Designers Did for Fun What News Sites Can't Do to Save Their Business

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A Web design studio built the first news site I've ever read from top to bottom two days in a row, and it did so as a side project. Mule Design is not in the journalism business. It builds sites to solve all manner of client communication problems. But it...
These Designers Did for Fun What News Sites Can't Do to Save Their Business

Wraithborne launches on Apple App Store, developed by video game industry veterans

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Developer Alpha Dog Games’ Wraithborne was released today for iOS devices, which is an action adventure title that’s made by game industry veterans and powered by Epic Games’ Unreal Engine. The Canadian-based studio is led by co-founder and design director Nick Riley, tech director Jeff Cameron and art director Shawn Woods....
Wraithborne launches on Apple App Store, developed by video game industry veterans

Ten Week-Old Llustre Is Acquired by Fab.com After A Blistering European Roll-Up

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Online design sales site Fab.com has acquired a similar (but much smaller) UK design store, Llustre. Llustre was billed as a “trusted guide” to discovering good design combined with flash-based sales (up to 70% off the recommended retail price). Llustre now becomes Fab UK. Given that Llustre only launched around...
Ten Week-Old Llustre Is Acquired by Fab.com After A Blistering European Roll-Up

Dishonored event - last few tickets available

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If you've not yet grabbed your ticket for the Guardian's Dishonored event on Wednesday, now's your chance. Meet the art team behind the game and see exclusive concept sketchesEarly reports from reviewers who've played the final code say it's one of the games of the year - and you can...
Dishonored event - last few tickets available

Fashion publications are finding better ways for print-digital hybrid media to survive

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The Decoded Fashion event took place in London this week bringing together many different people who work in retail, marketing and technology. Along with the Startup pitch competition, there were many sessions throughout the day discussing methods for luring more shoppers your way, empowering consumers via social media and reinventing...
Fashion publications are finding better ways for print-digital hybrid media to survive

Cliff Bleszinski quits Epic Games, leaves us with an Unreal feeling

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Fall must be the season for sea changes in the game industry. Just weeks after BioWare's founders retired, key Epic Games veteran and Design Director Cliff Bleszinski (known to many as just CliffyB) is hanging up his hat. He simply describes it as taking a "much needed break," which...
Cliff Bleszinski quits Epic Games, leaves us with an Unreal feeling
Inq's stunning Material app launches to take down Flipboard & Grokr

First Round Capital Opens Portfolio Company Services to the Community with +Startup Series, Starting with Design

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Venture capital firms differentiate from one another by promising a laundry list of services to potential portfolio companies. They’ll make introductions; they’ll give advice; they’ll do your PR; they’ll help you recruit talent. As angel investors and crowdfunding options have disintermediated the VC game in recent years, many firms have...
First Round Capital Opens Portfolio Company Services to the Community with +Startup Series, Starting with Design

How collage maker Mixel rebounded on the iPhone after struggling on the iPad

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Mixel, a collage-making app for the iPad, launched almost a year ago with a solid wave of press coverage but the buzz didn’t turn the app into a hit. By spring, creator Khoi Vinh, a former New York Times digital design director, realized that the iPad app’s days were numbered. Vinh’s company...
How collage maker Mixel rebounded on the iPhone after struggling on the iPad

Chatterbox: Tuesday

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The place to talk about games and other things that matterIt's Tuesday and, hey, did you know we were doing a Dishonored event? Come along! No, really COME ALONG.Meet the creators of Dishonored, Oct 3, £8Come and see the artistic visionaries behind the steam punk stealth adventure. Art director Sebastien...
Chatterbox: Tuesday
Epic: Fortnite is first game using Unreal Engine 4
Oculus Rift: Is the world finally ready for virtual reality games?

Live: GeekWire Meetup, with Microsoft design vet Bill Flora

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Jonathan Sposato, left, and Bill Flora prep for their talk this evening at the GeekWire Meetup at the Zillow HQ. We’ll be hanging out with more than 200 GeekWire readers at the downtown Seattle headquarters of Zillow this evening for the GeekWire Spring Meetup. The crowd is now gathering...
Live: GeekWire Meetup, with Microsoft design vet Bill Flora

Etsy Acquires Mixel for Mobile Team

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Craft marketplace Etsy has acquired mobile photo app maker Mixel as part of its efforts to beef up native mobile app development. Mixel launched in November 2011 as a hyped collage creation app for the iPad, and later pivoted to be more of a simple photo manipulation tool for the...
Etsy Acquires Mixel for Mobile Team
Treyarch’s Mark Lamia explains taking risks with the design of Call of Duty: Black Ops II (interview)

RT @LuckieAndCo: Hey look, our new design director made The New York Times (3rd paragraph): http://nyti.ms/9LlRf4

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RT @LuckieAndCo: Hey look, our new design director made The New York Times (3rd paragraph): http://nyti.ms/9LlRf4

GeekWire Meetup Preview: Catching up with former Microsoft design director Bill Flora

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Bill Flora Microsoft and great design haven’t exactly been synonymous over the years, but the company has been changing its reputation with the rollout of the straightforward, clean and functional Metro user interface across its product line — culminating with the release of Windows 8 later this year. “I feel great...
GeekWire Meetup Preview: Catching up with former Microsoft design director Bill Flora

ZTE to show high-end handset at CES

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Chinese handset maker ZTE, known for its budget smartphones, will unveil a new high-end device at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas next month, marking a change of direction for the company. "It will kind of be a starting point of a new design era for ZTE," said...
ZTE to show high-end handset at CES
Mixel relaunches as the funnest iPhone photo collage app ever

The Tester season 3 hits PlayStation Network tomorrow

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Season 3 of Sony’s online-only reality show The Tester premieres tomorrow, Feb. 7  on the PlayStation Network. The show features a cast of 12 hopefuls who want to work in the game industry competing in a variety of challenges, many of which have nothing to do with game testing....
The Tester season 3 hits PlayStation Network tomorrow
Former 'Facebook phone' maker Inq pivots to apps with beautiful Flipboard killer Material

JustMigrate Launches To Move Posterous Blogs To Tumblr Just As Posterous Announces Imminent End

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Just in time for Posterous’ closure on April 30th, a service has launched to bring Posterous blogs over to rival service, Tumblr. JustMigrate was announced the same day that Posterous unceremoniously called it quits via its blog. The service requires you to punch in your posterous URL, authorize it with...
JustMigrate Launches To Move Posterous Blogs To Tumblr Just As Posterous Announces Imminent End
Adobe's Hardware Experiments Are More Than Just Hobbies

TechCrunch Cribs Visits Llustre — A Better Gilt For Home Decor?

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I must admit I didn’t immediately get Llustre. It looked like another ecommerce play, super-focused on curation and editorial – where was the potential for scale? I looked again. They’d raised £750,000 (just over $1 million) from a host of experienced angel investors, entrepreneurs and venture capitalists. There must be...
TechCrunch Cribs Visits Llustre — A Better Gilt For Home Decor?

3D-printed guns: expert warns of threat to user

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Professional criticises attempts by British newspapers to 'print' guns amid warnings they could harm users or bystandersFiring a gun in which any part has been made in a 3D printer could result in the death of the user, a specialist has warned, because the plastics in the gun would not...
3D-printed guns: expert warns of threat to user

Twitter Design Director Departs

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Andrei Herasimchuk, director of the design team at Twitter, has left the company. His departure comes a week after the company named Mike Davidson, CEO and founder of Newsvine, as Twitter’s new vice president of design. To boot, two more designers left the company in September to join other start-ups....
Twitter Design Director Departs

Is 3D printing about to hit the mainstream?

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The technology for 3D printing is moving fast. One day every home may have oneJonathan Rowley reaches into the basin of white powder and like a magician pulls out the frame of a pair of spectacles. Made of plastic, they're the same white as the powder, but hard, and unusually...
Is 3D printing about to hit the mainstream?
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