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Should Snap buy Twitter?

Now that Snap is flush with public dollars, the question becomes: How to spend it?<p>One suggestion floated as a “what if” scenario among armchair executives in banking, finance and tech over the weekend is that Snap could make a bid for Twitter.<p>To be clear, we have not heard any sources tell us that …

BlackBerry isn’t giving up on physical keyboards

Or rather, TCL isn’t<p>TCL, the Chinese company that now owns the exclusive rights to product BlackBerry-branded phones, has put up a teaser video of a new smartphone. But it’s not so much a teaser of the <i>smartphone</i> as it a teaser for the <i>keyboard.</i> There are still humans who prefer a physical keyboard …

Architect Philippe Maidenberg’s Paris Home Is a Temple to Good Design and Great Musicians

A tour of the home and office of the talented man behind TripAdvisor’s top-ranked hotels in Paris.<p>The Parisian architect Philippe Maidenberg has worked on countless hotels in Paris (including Hotel Bel Ami, Hotel 123 Sébastopol, and the Atala Hotel), and while both home and hotel designs have to be …

The Psychology of Logo Design: Shape

If handled correctly, a logo can be the most powerful tool for a designer when promoting a brand. However, when all they have to work with is shape …

Graphic Design

A short wish list for the next version of Apple AirPods

Please make Siri better<p>Apple got a lot right with AirPods, the company’s first crack at truly wireless earbuds. I was impressed by the price, the robust wireless connection, and some of the simple (but smart) features that Apple has always been so good at delivering. You can read more of my …

The rise of Satya Nadella, the game-changing CEO of Microsoft

Windows 8 had been a disaster. Microsoft employees were constantly battling behind the scenes for supremacy. And all the while, consumers and developers alike were losing the faith.<p>Times change.<p>As 2016 draws to a close, Microsoft has found its groove again as a company that provides software and …

China's latest luxury phone packs a massive 7,000mAh battery

Many luxury smartphone makers see their work mainly as a matter of wrapping an ordinary device in upscale materials, maybe adding a concierge service and calling it a day. Gionee, however, is taking a different approach: it's giving you one huge feature that gives you a clear reason to pay a …

Apple leaks images that apparently show new MacBook Pro

Apple ships update including image of new MacBook Pro expected to be released 27 October, showing new touch bar that replaces function and escape keys, and power button<p>Apple has spoiled its own surprise launch by shipping an update to macOS Sierra that includes an image of the new MacBook Pro the …

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<i>This post is brought to you by GraphicStock.</i><p>Having worked as a graphic designer years before my official role as a YouTuber, I know the importance of having ready-made graphics and photos at my disposal.<p>Lately I’ve been using GraphicStock, which is <i>the</i> place to go for all your illustration, vector …

What Steve Jobs, Larry Page and Bill Gates All Understood About Business

If you look at the world’s most valuable technology companies, you’ll notice something interesting. Not a single one invented the category of …

NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 1070 Could Very Well Be The Performance Sweet Spot

NVIDIA's big splash may have been the launch of their latest killer graphics card a couple of weeks ago, and their top-of-the-line Pascal GPU for consumers, now known as the GeForce GTX 1080. But even though this $599 – $699 MSRP graphics card actually beats the company’s previous generation $1K …

Sony's Xperia E5 has a 5-inch screen and nothing else exciting

Sony officially announced its Xperia E5 today, and we aren't excited. The phone's marketed as something that "just works" out of the box. That's usually a good thing. But apart from its sleek design, the phone is as simple as it gets. There's nothing to focus on spec-wise but nonetheless, here we …

How to create epic environment designs

This workshop and Photoshop tutorial will take you through my process for painting a grand, fantasy structure set within an epic landscape, as well …

Apple reportedly looks into making electric car charging stations

Any electric car maker worth its salt knows that their vehicles are only as good as the charging stations that keep them running... and that includes Apple, apparently. <i>Reuters</i> sources understand that Apple is asking charging station manufacturers about their technology for the sake of its …

50 fresh resources designers, May 2016

Hey there! Here we are again with a huge selection of freebies for you to enjoy. Scroll down and you’ll find tons of amazing icons, texture effects, …

iPhone SE vs Xperia Z5 Compact Review: Sony Crushes The iPhone

Many years ago, Sony’s smartphone team sat down to design the Xperia Z portfolio and came up with the Xperia ZR. The principle was simple, take all the power and flexibility in the Xperia Z, and put it in as small a handset as they could with as few compromises as possible. The following year …

Phones

Can’t Program? Now There’s A WYSIWYG For Designing With Code

A new tool from Framer makes it easy to design with JavaScript–even if you don’t know a lick of code.<p>Gone are the days when designers did all their UI/UX concepts in Photoshop. Now, they’re being called on to code their mockups.<p>But how do you introduce designers to code if they’ve never programmed …

Designing Beautiful Android Wear Watch Faces Just Got Much Easier

Ustwo brings its design ethos to an app for creating beautiful, custom smart watch faces.<p>For the past two years, Ustwo–the London-based design company behind projects like the Escher-esque blockbuster iOS game <i>Monument Valley</i> to an app to save London from its parking nightmare–has been dabbling in …

Better Interface Design: Logins, Menus, Toggles And Other Fancy Modules

CodePen has become the playground for developers. The sandbox where you can build whatever your imagination fancies. Practical things, experimental …

Web Design

Get your iPhone into (and out of) recovery mode with this free software

<i>This post is brought to you by Tenorshare, maker of ReiBoot and iPhone Care Pro.</i><p>Too many of us know the sense of powerlessness that comes with staring at a red Apple logo on an iPhone screen for minutes on end, or seeing the device stuck in an endless restart loop. When the time comes to restore a …

5 Typeface Challenges in Designing For Next-Gen Interfaces

<i>Jason Pamental is the co-founder of h+w design and</i> <i>author of ‘Responsive Typography.’</i><p>The explosion of new devices — phones, watches, health and fitness monitors and other wearable gadgets enabled by the Internet of Things — is yielding an increasingly interconnected set of user experiences. Even our …

Wearable Tech