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iPhone X vs Honor V10: Graphic Copycat Syndrome in 6 parts

iPhone X vs Honor V10: Graphic Copycat Syndrome in 6 parts

Today we're having a brief look at a series of images which capture the essence of the iPhone X and the Honor V10. More specifically, these images show the extreme similarities between the public presentations of both devices. The iPhone X was revealed by Apple back in September of 2017, and the Honor V10 was revealed by Huawei at the tail end of November 2019 for China, then again at a separate event in London on December 5th. NOTE: This is not a comparison of specs or performance. This is a comparison of how Apple and Huawei have chosen to represent their phones.

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IKEA and Sonos pair up will make your home sound better

IKEA and Sonos pair up will make your home sound better

Sonos has been making some pretty big strides lately. First was the launch of its new Sonos One speaker, which comes supporting Alexa out of the box and will launch support for Google Assistant next year. Now, the company has announced a new partnership with IKEA, in which it will attempt to make music more prevalent and effortlessly accessible throughout your home.

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Inside the Audi Design Studio

Inside the Audi Design Studio

The Design Center houses some of the essential secrets of any automaker. It’s rare that outsiders are invited inside to see the inner-workings, let alone see presentations from the designers themselves. Audi invited us to Ingolstadt to tour its new design center, and explain what exactly is involved with bringing the new A7 from idea to production, and how technology has dramatically improved that process.

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Android 8.1 new “Product Sans” fonts available for you to try

Android 8.1 new “Product Sans” fonts available for you to try

Google just recently made available its first public preview for Android 8.1 and it’s already proving to be quite the treasure trove of new features, or removed ones, and not all of them are being welcomed with open arms. One of those features is a new “Product Sans” font that has now been extracted and made available for anyone willing to install it on their phone. But like any theme or part of it, it’s reception is a subjective thing.

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Aston Martin’s next luxury vehicle is a submarine

Aston Martin’s next luxury vehicle is a submarine

Aston Martin has announced a new team up with Triton that will see it playing the role of consultant on a new, limited edition submarine. While we normally expect to see luxury cars coming out of Aston Martin, it would appear that the company wants to branch out a bit. If you've ever wanted to own a submersible that shouts "opulence," then, it seems like this might be the submarine for you.

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iPhone X : How do I deal with The Notch?

iPhone X : How do I deal with The Notch?

The iPhone X's notch sparked a conversation this week between designers, users, naysayers, and notch-lovers alike. What we've done here is explore some of the first reactions to the notch's now-official presence on the iPhone X. We've also taken a brief look at what Apple has announced as Human Interface Guidelines for the iPhone X - and the notch specifically.

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Taylor Swift’s Reputation album cover is a meme nightmare

Taylor Swift’s Reputation album cover is a meme nightmare

Today the new album from Taylor Swift, "Reputation", was revealed with cover design that encapsulates the era. The era of bad graphics, the era of album covers made to be shared with social networks, the inevitable worst age. When Taylor Swift is in the Seventh House, And Kanye aligns with Kasabian, Then social media will guide the organizational hierarchy, And "anyone could do this though" typography will steer the graphics. This is the dawning of the age of memes as album art.

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Google Calendar finally gets Material Design on desktops

Google Calendar finally gets Material Design on desktops

Google is prone to changing its mind about a lot of things, and sometimes without prior warning. Ironically, it also sometimes takes too long to implement those changes, sometimes ending up too late. That is perhaps best seen in Google’s design directions. Material Design, its latest design language, has been out for nearly three years now, but it hasn’t exactly infused even most of Google’s core apps and services. Case in point is Google Calendar which, after years of sporting the same initial minimalist look on desktop browsers, is finally getting a makeover.

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Infiniti reveals 1930s style Prototype 9 EV at Pebble Beach

Infiniti reveals 1930s style Prototype 9 EV at Pebble Beach

The gorgeous vehicle you're seeing here is Infiniti's new Prototype 9, but it's more than just a flashy concept that borrows the design of 1930s Grand Prix race cars; it's also a fully functioning electric car. Ok, so it's not much more than the combination of those two things: a fancy design experiment that Nissan's luxury brand is showing off at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance car show. But everything from the long nose to the spoked wheels is just wonderful to look at.

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Apple’s new Chicago store has a giant MacBook on top

Apple’s new Chicago store has a giant MacBook on top

Apple has a new flagship retail store currently under construction in the city of Chicago, and as you'd expect from the company's other flashy stores from the last few years, it features an impressive, striking design. But new footage from the building process has revealed that the store's roof has its own interesting design element: it strongly resembles a giant MacBook.

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After 20 years, HTC reveals how the sausage is made

After 20 years, HTC reveals how the sausage is made

For a company whose tagline is "quietly brilliant", it's perhaps no surprise that it's taken some time for HTC to allow anyone behind the scenes of how its phones are designed and manufactured. That all changed this week, with two big milestones: the launch of the new HTC U11 flagship, and HTC's 20th anniversary. To mark the double-occasion, HTC invited media to Taipei, Taiwan, to see where the U11 was born.

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You can now try out YouTube’s new look for yourself

You can now try out YouTube’s new look for yourself

It wasn't too long ago that word of a "dark mode" for YouTube broke out. While it was technically possible to try it out before it launched, the process was a bit too involved. The new dark mode hasn't exactly formally launched yet, but YouTube is now soliciting public feedback for it. Which means you can now easily test out the upcoming changes to YouTube's design, which, it turns out, also includes a new non-dark theme.

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