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Posts Tagged ‘Designer’

Apple’s iPhone launches no longer excite

Apple’s iPhone launches no longer excite

Now, having had two years to plot and scheme, Apple's renowned designer Jonathan Ive has replaced the tiny 3.5in (8.9cm) screen with a slightly-less-tiny 4in (10.2cm) screen? Wow. Knock me over with a feather. What do you do with the rest of your time, Jony? To use a car analogy, six years ago the iPhone was like a sexy new flagship model from [...]

The University of Pittsburgh Bomb Threats

The University of Pittsburgh Bomb Threats

This spring, the University of Pittsburgh has received fifty-seven bomb threats. The targets have varied greatly both in respect to their occupancy and their function. Most recently, Panther Central (the Student's front desk. It handles housing and things like that.), Heinz Chapel (some kind of secular repository for stained glass), and the [...]

The hidden beauty of the bottom of toy cars

The hidden beauty of the bottom of toy cars

Jason Torchinsky's interest in the bottoms of toy cars borders on the Nicholson Bakeresque... The bottoms of toy cars are fascinating because it's a revealing insight into the mind of the toy designer. Generally, you don't really have to do anything at all, but most toy cars have at least some attempt made to have some measure of detail or [...]

Home thermostat that “learns” from iPod designer

The Nest thermostat was designed by Tom Fadell, aka the "father of the iPod." It will cost $250 and will be available next month.... Nest learns from your temperature adjustments, programs itself to keep you comfortable, and guides you to energy savings. You can control the thermostat from anywhere using a smartphone, tablet or laptop, and Nest [...]

RIP Dennis Ritchie, 1941-2011: Computer scientist, Unix co-creator, C programming language designer

RIP Dennis Ritchie, 1941-2011: Computer scientist, Unix co-creator, C programming language designer

Computer scientist Dennis Ritchie is reported to have died at his home this past weekend, after a long battle against an unspecified illness. No further details are available at the time of this blog post. Wikipedia biography here. He was the designer and original developer of the C programming language, and a central figure in the [...]

Roger Ebert: 3D movies suck

Roger Ebert: 3D movies suck

Roger Ebert hates 3D movies as much as I do. For me, 3D causes a headache, always means that part of the screen is blurred, makes movies too dark, and the magic of 3D quickly fades away as the brain becomes accustomed to it. Ebert received a letter from Oscar-winning editor/sound designer Walter Murch, who worked on Apocalypse Now and Captain [...]

Infographic: is Google a Monopoly? A Historical Perspective

Infographic: is Google a Monopoly? A Historical Perspective

Information designer Jess Bachman tackles the history of Google, and the ever-frequently asked question: is Google a monopoly? Google has a dominate market share of a very important gateway; internet search. Can they stay impartial when they have their own products to pitch? Whether or not they are a monopoly is up to the government and the [...]

I Am Plastic, Too: The Next Generation of Designer Toys

I Am Plastic, Too: The Next Generation of Designer Toys

Checkout the beautiful new art book, I Am Plastic, Too: The Next Generation of Designer Toys, by Paul Budnitz. Published by Abrams. The designer toy explosion continues in Kidrobot's second book, I Am Plastic, Too, which features a worldwide survey of the newest, rarest, and most sought-after toys. By offering designers, comic book artists, [...]