Design

The 2022 Honda Civic cabin throws down an unexpected challenge

The 2022 Honda Civic cabin throws down an unexpected challenge

With a starting price of $22,694 for the 2022 Civic Sedan LX, nobody is expecting a Bentley-level interior from Honda's new mass-market car. Real wood, authentic metal, and artisan stitching on your hand-tanned leather is always going to come at a price. There's a good reason, after all, that luxury cars typically start at six-figures and spiral up from there.

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IKEA and Sonos’ picture frame speaker has one big problem

IKEA and Sonos’ picture frame speaker has one big problem

Sonos and IKEA have returned with another surprisingly affordable speaker, but the SYMFONISK Picture Frame hides its music in plain sight. In the process it has added a new element of design to the partnership though, as excited as I am for more attainable connected speakers, I can't help but feel that neither company has quite closed the loop on this third product.

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New wing design could help aircraft be more stable in windy conditions

New wing design could help aircraft be more stable in windy conditions

Researchers from the University of Michigan have developed 3D morphing wings they believe could help small aircraft safely navigate windy urban streets. The wing design could also help aircraft land with shorter approaches. The wings designed by engineers at the University of Michigan can vary their shape as freely as birds wings and could have advantages for small aircraft in urban environments.

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This Geely Vision Starburst concept stands out – in good ways and bad

This Geely Vision Starburst concept stands out – in good ways and bad

Geely has revealed its latest concept car, and while Vision Starburst may be enough to make a Cadillac designer do a double-take, there's no arguing with the fact that it's a mighty handsome sedan. Intended to illustrate the Chinese automaker's "Expanding Cosmos" design philosophy, Vision Starburst combines sharp creases with some eye-catching LED strips.

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The BMW i4 strikes a dangerous balance

The BMW i4 strikes a dangerous balance

Should your EV shout about its electrons, or will more drivers come calling if aesthetic takes a back seat to technology? That's the challenge automakers like BMW face, and the confirmation of the 2022 i4 and iX launch details this week has thrown a spotlight on some of the biggest difficulties that linger beyond electric range alone.

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Book of Boba Fett leak tips at least 2 seasons and legacy effects

Book of Boba Fett leak tips at least 2 seasons and legacy effects

The Book of Boba Fett television show from Disney+ had a bit of a leak this week. In a set of images posted by a behind-the-scenes worker on the show we've caught a glimpse of the future. Stickers are shown having just been printed with three different angles on the show, one of which effectively confirms Disney's plans to release more than one "season" of the show.

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Internet Explorer 11 retires with a janky GIF

Internet Explorer 11 retires with a janky GIF

You might have a memory of Microsoft giving Internet Explorer an end-date before now. You're not alone, there. This is just the latest in a line of deaths for Internet Explorer - it's been a long time coming. The other most recent, major death for Internet Explorer was all the way back in the year 2016, when Microsoft delivered the kiss of death to Internet Explorer versions 8, 9, and 10.

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Strange-looking triple-wing jet promises more fuel efficiency

Strange-looking triple-wing jet promises more fuel efficiency

A company called SE Aeronautic has revealed a commercial airliner known as the SE200 that has a very strange configuration compared to current aircraft designs. In its high-lift-wing configuration, the jet features three wings and promises short takeoff and landing potential. Significant changes in commercial aircraft design are rare, but with the push to reduce fuel consumption and green the industry, some significant changes are being considered.

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Google Material You makes Android your color

Google Material You makes Android your color

Google revealed a new way for Android to accompany the user with Material You. It was first shown at Google I/O 2021, and while it may look significantly different from what Android 11 brought to the table, it "never compromises on accessibility." It basically takes the colors that work best for you, and incorporates said colors throughout your device.

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Epson EcoTank Pro printers make “Unlimited Ink” a reality

Epson EcoTank Pro printers make “Unlimited Ink” a reality

A set of new Epson printers revealed this week are included in the company's "Unlimited Ink for Two Years Program." They're both EcoTank printers, which mean they have ink tanks that can be refilled relatively easily. The whole EcoTank system isn't strictly new - this is only the newest set - but now that they've made them for a while, and there's an "Unlimited Ink" program... it might be time to take a closer look.

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US Army gets an upgrade to its night vision capabilities

US Army gets an upgrade to its night vision capabilities

The United States Army has released some new footage showing how their new night vision technology functions. The video shows a demonstration of the Enhanced Night Vision Goggle-Binocular (ENVG-B). The upgraded night vision system is part of the Army's efforts to modernize its fighting force.

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ArtStation joins Epic Games: What will change

ArtStation joins Epic Games: What will change

ArtStation announced a collaboration today with Epic Games that could change the future of the art portfolio ecosystem. At first, things will be the same. Epic acquired ArtStation, but ArtStation will "continue to operate as an independently branded platform." They'll also be "collaborating closely with the Unreal Engine team."

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