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Themer brings unique designer home screen customizabiliy to Android

Themer brings unique designer home screen customizabiliy to Android

If you thought you had a home screen replacement app that brought versatility to your Android smartphone before, you'll be blown away by Themer. There's a beta release going on right this minute with codes being pushed in waves - always keep a line at the door, of course - and the app will be out in a final version very soon. For now you'll be able to have a peek at the app here on SlashGear.

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Yahoo Mail update brings redesign, Mail Plus features, and 1TB storage boost

Yahoo Mail update brings redesign, Mail Plus features, and 1TB storage boost

Yahoo has begun pushing out a redesign for Mail, bringing with it a variety of themes that users will be prompted to choose from upon first logging on after the update arrives. With the design changes come a new compose box, as well, and a storage boost, giving users 1TB of storage. Mail Plus features are now available to free users, but those who want an ad-free experience may not be happy with the change.

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Wacom Intuos line launched, consolidates branding

Wacom Intuos line launched, consolidates branding

Wacom has just launched, or rather re-launched, a new line of graphics tablets targeted not just for professional artists but for hobbyists as well. But perhaps more importantly, the announcement reflects Wacom's effort to simplify its naming conventions and consolidate its tablets under a single brand: Intuos.

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Flexible OLED viewfinder and camera array combine for panoramic FlexCam

Flexible OLED viewfinder and camera array combine for panoramic FlexCam

The Human Media Lab at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario in Canada just released a video showing off the FlexCam, a new panoramic camera that combines a flexible OLED viewfinder with a camera array. The lenses are located on the back of the device, allowing users to bend and flex it to take panoramic photographs. The original research was published in 2012 but a video detailing its function just showed up on YouTube.

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Mozilla Open Source Furnitures Project democratizes DIY design

Mozilla Open Source Furnitures Project democratizes DIY design

Mozilla is, unsurprisingly, pretty keen on open-source, and its latest release isn't an updated Firefox version but a set of collaborative office kit as part of the new Open Source Furnitures Project. Designed by Mozilla and NOSIGNER for the browser company's new Japanese offices, the furniture - which includes desks, wooden flooring with integrated cable runs, and portable divider screens - isn't quite at the level of 3D printing, instead relying on commonly-available components so that just about anybody in the world should be able to assemble their own versions.

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Goodbye MOTO X advertisements: don’t believe the hype

Goodbye MOTO X advertisements: don’t believe the hype

This morning several images of a proposed advertising campaign for the rebirth of Motorola through the MOTO X or X Phone device on August 1st have surfaced. What you're seeing isn't a leaked set of pre-production bits and pieces, but a conceptual work by a graphic designer that's pitching said ideas to the company. And if it were real, he'd certainly not be posting this all up for the public.

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Ford Chairman: Car design is “all-encompassing”

Ford Chairman: Car design is “all-encompassing”

Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford took the stage during the company's Further with Ford conference to talk about the future of automobiles and the where the company is going as far as features and design. The chairman says that design is a huge focus for the company, and it doesn't just involve "pretty sheet metal." In fact, Ford says that automobile design is "all-encompassing."

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Microsoft defends Xbox One design

Microsoft defends Xbox One design

Just as vocal as the enthusiasm around the new Xbox One reveal were those who thought the console looks like an old VCR; now, Microsoft is fighting back with an explanation as to why, exactly, the next-gen hardware is designed the way it is. Billed as "a new approach to design", the process of crafting the Xbox One, the matching Kinect, and the wireless controller involved 200 gamepad models, over a hundred sensor-bar mock-ups, and "dozens and dozens" of console prototypes, before the so-called "liquid black" finished product was arrived at.

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