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Xbox Store design store gets fluent with Project Mercury

Xbox Store design store gets fluent with Project Mercury

Long gone are the days when Microsoft's design language was considered clinical and flat, although there a time it was literally the latter. The company has finally become more conscious of beautiful design in the past years and its recent Fluent design has been the culmination of that evolution. More than just for Windows and Office, however, Microsoft is pushing that design language to almost all of its products, including the Xbox Store app coming to consoles this year.

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BMW insists you’ll love this controversial new 4 Series Coupe grille

BMW insists you’ll love this controversial new 4 Series Coupe grille

BMW has a new 4 Series Coupe to tempt you into dealerships, but the most controversial change may well be the new, vertical kidney grille. No recent BMW has escaped comment when it comes to their nose styling but, far from taming its exterior designers, the automaker has only leaned into their love-it-or-hate-it aesthetic.

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Phenom by Peopoly 3D printer Review: Massive and delicate

Phenom by Peopoly 3D printer Review: Massive and delicate

The Phenom by Peopoly is a $2k MSLA (LCD+LED) light-cured resin 3D printer with a big orange panel door. This device prints 3D objects with liquid resin, activated with lights - it pulls the print up from the goo, rather than printing the print from the bottom to the top with a melted line of material. This printer has been two things to me thus far: The easiest experience I've had with a 3D printer, and the deliverer of the most detailed final print quality I've yet seen in a personal 3D Printer (at 72 um).

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Google Pixel 4a wallpapers leak one key detail

Google Pixel 4a wallpapers leak one key detail

It would appear that Google's had a bit of a leak of wallpapers for the Google Pixel 4a, a smartphone that's not yet meant to be revealed to the public. The smartphone will more than likely bring a set of smartphone cameras akin to that of the Google Pixel 4, with features otherwise similar to, but not quite as extravagant as, the Pixel 4. That'd be very similar to what Google delivered with the Google Pixel 3a last year. This year we've got the device's wallpapers early, and let me tell you this: They are STRANGE.

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How Megan Thee Stallion Savage Remix with Beyonce is #1 on YouTube with a horse

How Megan Thee Stallion Savage Remix with Beyonce is #1 on YouTube with a horse

Over the past few hours, musical artist Megan Thee Stallion's Savage Remix (featuring Beyonce) shot up to the top of the YouTube charts with an audio track. There's a video... so to speak, but it's largely an audio situation. So what's going on here? How is the top "video" on YouTube not actually much of a video at all? Or is the simplicity of the presentation also its core strength?

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LG new flagship will finally have a new design

LG new flagship will finally have a new design

LG's flagship phones have changed over the course of the decade, sporting novel features like rear control buttons, modular parts, or, most recently, second screens. That said, the overall design of LG's G and even V series phones have actually been visually similar for a few generations now. The company has just revealed a new design language that, given recent information, could be what the next LG G flagship or its replacement brand.

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This Hyundai Prophecy concept walkthrough only leaves us wanting more

This Hyundai Prophecy concept walkthrough only leaves us wanting more

Hyundai's Prophecy concept was striking when we first set eyes on it, and the retro-futuristic sedan is no less beguiling as the automaker spills more details today. Still promising that there's more to the Prophecy that's production-minded than might first meet the eye, Hyundai's chief designer goes deeper into the EV to pick out some of the more interesting details.

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OnePlus brand change, again, less blocky this time

OnePlus brand change, again, less blocky this time

Today OnePlus revealed a new branding direction for their smartphone and smart accessories company. Instead of rolling with a branding that relied on rectangles and a number one made of boxes, this new brand is simpler, stronger, and slightly less brutal. Two major marks changed - one the "OnePlus" logo, the other the "Never Settle" tagline.

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Smithsonian Open Access initiative releases loads of 3D models to public domain

Smithsonian Open Access initiative releases loads of 3D models to public domain

Who loves public domain access to tons of historically significant and utterly beautiful contend... now in 3D? With the internationally recognized Creative Commons Zero (CCO) license in effect, The Smithsonian launched their Open Access initiative this week to the public for the first time. This system's launch included approximately 2.8 million 2D images and 3D models, rolling the lot directly into the public domain for all to enjoy - and use!

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New Windows 10 Fluent Design icons ditch flat monochrome looks for good

New Windows 10 Fluent Design icons ditch flat monochrome looks for good

Although it hasn't always gone smoothly, Windows is undergoing a period of change. It isn't just the way that Windows 10 is being developed and delivered, broken as that may be, Microsoft is also in the process of changing the operating system's literal image. It developed its new Fluent Design language which has started to appear in bits and pieces of Windows 10 UI. Now the company has started swapping out old its old Windows 8 era icons for something with more color and a little more depth.

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YouTube’s old desktop UI design is going away for real next month

YouTube’s old desktop UI design is going away for real next month

Google isn't traditionally known for changing the design of its websites and even its apps regularly but ever since it launched its Material Design language, it has shifted UI appearances and behaviors more frequently. This is perhaps seen the most on YouTube, which has undergone several iterations in the past decade or so more than any other Google site. It won't be getting a massive facelift yet but, starting March, users will no longer be able to hold off from switching to the latest version of that design.

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Apple Arcade Takeover: Watch as video game characters invade

Apple Arcade Takeover: Watch as video game characters invade

In February of 2020, Apple initiated a self-takeover of its website with a promotional sort of design invasion. They used characters from some of the biggest names in video games that were part of the Apple Arcade universe, allowing them to jump over, drive by, and swing through their hardware products on their main Apple.com webpage. We've done a little documentation here so you can see this invasion in the future.

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