All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘design’

This Dark Knight Rises T-Shirt Contest Actually Has Christopher Nolan As A Judge

The action in The Dark Knight Rises takes place eight years after the events of The Dark Knight, and to fans of the films it probably feels like they have been waiting longer than that for the next chapter in the Batman saga. The film is set to hit screens worldwide on July 20th, so we all still have a …

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Bing Maps Touches Up Pushpins & Popups, Transit Info

If you’re a Bing Maps user, you might notice some changes to the service’s aesthetic as well as some updated transit information. At first, I have to imagine that these design changes are to further distinguish Bing Maps from Google Maps, which the last redesign they announced did pretty noticeably but those changes were purely to the maps themselves. Changing …

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iPad Predecessor Concept – From 1968! [video]

If you’ve ever even heard of object-oriented programming, you owe a debt to Alan Kay. He was one of the fathers of that idea, and he named it. If you’ve ever used a Mac or Windows computer with overlapping “window” graphical user interface, same thing. That was his idea. Alan Kay could read fluently when he was three, had read …

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Google +1 Button Gets A New Look To Match Google+ Scheme

The Google +1 buttons are getting a simple makeover to match the red and white digs of the Google+ scheme. According to an update on the Google+ Developers blog, the new +1 look will be visible to the Google+ Platform Preview Group before being deployed into the public. So what was once blue and white (and a little green, yellow, …

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Digital Artists Capture Siri’s Face in Recent Contest

We’ve all heard Siri speak, and we’ve all imagined what she might look like in the flesh. Personally, I tend to think of the AI from Halo or Resident Evil whenever i hear her(?) voice. The New York-based 3D printing service, Shapeways announced the winners of a recent contest in which they asked various artists to show us what the …

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New Universal Logo Premieres With ‘The Lorax’ This Weekend

Any movie-goers planning to take in the premiere of Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax this weekend will also get to see the big-screen debut of Universal Picture’s new logo. The redesign of the animated logo comes in honor of the film studio’s 100th anniversary. “Our Centennial year is the perfect opportunity to create a new logo that reflects our future while …

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Apple Wants To Slice Keyboards

Apple has an interest in developing and reinventing thinner and lighter keyboard accessories according to a new patent application discovered by AppleInsider this week. The patent application describes several ways a keyboard could be shrunk in size without affecting its performance and is titled, “Single support lever keyboard mechanism.” Apple describes in the filing that the size of current keyboards …

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New Windows Logo Strikes Minimalistic Chord

For most of my life, the word “Windows” has only called up one mental image: the Windows 98 loading screen, chugging away on my basement computer, a Packard Bell. Interesting home computing choices aside, the image of Microsoft’s Windows, that wavy blue, yellow, red, and green flag flying gallantly across the screen is gone forever. Well, at least for Windows …

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StumbleUpon Pushes Iframe & Gets Rid Of Direct Links

Even after their big facelift last year, StumbleUpon still isn’t done making changes to the their site. More and more, it seems that the social media site is paring itself down to as minimal as possible while still improving traffic and content for users. They’ll even tell you that they’re trying to create a customized Internet based on your personal …

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News Designed Just For The Tablet Computer

It is approaching the three year mark since Apple introduced the iPad and since that time tablet computers have become extremely popular. Well over half of tablet computer owners get their news from the tablet everyday as opposed to print media or television. This trend has publishers scrambling to design media that is friendly to readers where traditional web content …

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Honored With Google Doodle

As you may know, today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and Google is celebrating with a doodle. The doodle was created by artist Faith Ringgold. Here’s the bio she uses on her site: Faith Ringgold, began her artistic career more than 35 years ago as a painter. Today, she is best known for her painted story quilts — art …

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