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Sony launches PlayStation 4, fans go nuts

Sony launched its PlayStation 4 tonight across North America at thousands of midnight store openings.<p>The company’s next-gen console is now on sale for $400 at retailers around the country (it comes out Nov. 29 in Europe). Sony held its launch event in New York at the Standard High Line Hotel in …

A Fictional Journey Into Stephen Elop's World Without Xbox

An article at Bloomberg today posits that if selected as Microsoft’s next CEO, Stephen Elop may opt to sell or shut down the company’s Xbox and Bing brands. While this should be treated as speculation (it’s based on sources “with knowledge of [Elop’s] thinking”), it did supercharge my imagination. …

Samsung eyes phones with foldable displays in 2015

The company plans to move from curved to bendable displays and eventually to ones that can be folded.<p>Samsung aims to unveil phones and other devices with foldable displays in another two years, give or take.<p>At an analysts event Wednesday night local time in Seoul, Korea, Samsung CEO Kwon Oh Hyun …

Electronics Industry

How Much Does Color Define A Logo?

Graphic designer Paula Rupolo swapped the colors of competing brands’ logos. Blue Coke, anyone?<p>Seeing a logo that’s been in your life for years all-of-a-sudden rendered in different colors can be as jarring as a friend’s sudden dye job. They just don’t look like themselves. And if they just don’t …

Graphic Design

Xbox One and PS4: Why The Best Choice Might Be Neither

<i>It’s November, and that means that next -gen consoles are finally on their way. Both consoles have their strengths and weaknesses, and both consoles are going to appeal to different kinds of gamers. In that spirit, I’m running a mini-series on whether you should by the Xbox One, the PS4, or</i> …