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SONOS identity remixed by Bruce Mau Design for sound blasting

SONOS identity remixed by Bruce Mau Design for sound blasting

Graphic design group Bruce Mau Design have been commissioned to recreate the Sonos brand. Not just the logo - they've decided to keep that largely the same, after all - but the whole look and feel of the way Sonos projects itself. Instead of changing the way the letters in the Sonos logo are arranged, flipping up the font or putting speakers inside the letters, like chumps, they've decided to be smart. Instead of all that, the Bruce Mau Design team have "determined that we needed to push harder to signal Sonos' leadership, relevance, and dedication to the music experience."

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Catalog crash: SkyMall files for bankruptcy

Catalog crash: SkyMall files for bankruptcy

SkyMall, the catalog which has entertained, bemused, but apparently not made quite enough money out of airline travelers over the past years, has filed for bankruptcy, potentially leaving a gaping loss in our seat-back pockets. Parent company Xhibit Corp announced its financial situation today, filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and at the same time requesting permission to at least attempt to sell off SkyMall's online business and most of its other assets.

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We’re three minutes from Doomsday

We’re three minutes from Doomsday

Climate change and the unrelenting development and stockpiling of nuclear weapons have seen the Doomsday Clock pushed another minute closer to global disaster, with scientists warning that we're three metaphorical minutes from destruction. The clock, a symbolic representation of how close humanity is to teetering on the edge of effective annihilation by its own hand, is now just three minutes from midnight, with the team in charge of the hands - the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, counting seventeen Nobel Prize laureates among its members - ominously suggesting that "the probability of global catastrophe is very high."

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Tricksy Bill Gates gets Jimmy Fallon to drink poo-derived water

Tricksy Bill Gates gets Jimmy Fallon to drink poo-derived water

Far too many people do not have adequate access to bottled or otherwise sanitized drinking water. This results in disease and many other problems, and though efforts to eliminate the issue have been around for a long time, effective solutions are still lacking. Enter the Omniprocessor, a somewhat large contraption that uses different processes to convert "sludge" (sewage water) into purified drinking water; at the same time, the machine burns up the waste, eliminating it from the environment and likewise any diseases it would bring about.

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HTC Desire 626 gets it own set of leaks

HTC Desire 626 gets it own set of leaks

Though HTC is naturally putting its best foot forward with its upcoming HTC One M9, and the One M9 Plus too if you believe the rumors, it hasn't forgotten fans of its more affordable Desire line. Coming on the heels of other HTC rumors is the Desire 626, unambiguously a mid-range camper that is somewhat surprisingly running on a MediaTek chip, instead of the usual lower range Qualcomm lines. Don't let that fact discourage you, though, especially if you're an avid, or addicted, selfie taker.

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Displio WiFi display shows you what you want to see

Displio WiFi display shows you what you want to see

We all have smartphones with calendars today or calendars on our computers at work and home that can help us keep organized. The problem for some of us is that we need to see what we have going on during the day frequently to keep from forgetting when we get busy. You could constantly pull out your smartphone and check your calendar, but that gets annoying. This is where Displio comes in.

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Delsey’s Pluggage is another smart luggage prototype

Delsey’s Pluggage is another smart luggage prototype

Luggage is probably the last thing you'd think of to become smart, but apparently it's a very hot concept. Beyond the simple idea of being able to track the location of your luggage, a lot of proposals, crowdfunding campaigns even, have just proven how much the idea of a smart luggage resonates with travels. Taking note of this, French luggage company Delsey is revealing that it has its own smart luggage in the works and is asking its customers to chime in on the features that they want.

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Porsche 911 GTS Club Coupe debuts to celebrate PCA

Porsche 911 GTS Club Coupe debuts to celebrate PCA

Porsche has unveiled a very cool looking version of the venerable 911 that is designed specifically to celebrate Porsche Club of America or PCA as it's known. PCA is the largest Porsche club organization in the world and has been around for 60 years now. To celebrate that birthday, Porsche has rolled out the 911 Carrera GTS Club Coupe in an exclusive color only available to PCA members.

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HTC One M9 Plus leaked with DuoCamera, fingerprint sensor

HTC One M9 Plus leaked with DuoCamera, fingerprint sensor

It seems that the HTC One M9, elsewhere called the Hima, won't be the only star of the Taiwanese manufacturer's show come MWC 2015. A new set of leaks are popping up, pointing to the existence of a particular Hima_Ultra, also known as the One M9 Plus. Now, while the name might hint at a larger variant of the One M9, the "plus" there might actually refer more to "plus features" rather than size, equipping it with some extras that the One M9 might not have.

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Amazon Kindle Textbook Creator lets users create educational content

Amazon Kindle Textbook Creator lets users create educational content

Amazon has introduced its new Kindle Textbook Creator, a tool that lets users create digital textbooks and related materials that include educational elements, not the least of which are flashcards. Students will then be able to access this content on the same devices other Kindle content can be accessed on, including their Fire tablets. The tool is currently in a beta stage, and as with the Kindle Direct Publishing platform, those interested are able to directly upload their content for others to enjoy.

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