It must suck to be a designer at Lenovo

Spotted on Twitter. You’d think Lenovo would have followed what happened to Samsung when they pulled this cheap stunt. And it is cheap. You might be an Apple hater but I dare you to defend this as in anyway a positive contribution to design, the user experience, or in any way innovative. Remember when your […]

Apple invents woven fabric displays for Apple Watch bands, iPod loops, more

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday published an Apple patent application describing a method by which light-transmissive materials like nylon are interwoven into conventional textiles, literally creating a woven display for use with devices like Apple Watch Read the full story here

Comic artist repurposes iTunes’ terms and conditions into graphic novel

The artist told the Guardian he had been working on the side project since November 2014, “because I thought it would be a funny thing to do” while he works on a second Masterpiece volume (“I just did a version of the Marquis de Sade’s Justine in the style of Wonder Woman”) and an adaptation […]

Jony Ive talks intersection of fashion and tech ahead of Apple-sponsored Met Gala

Ive, who is hosting the Met Museum’s “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology” exhibition next May as cochair, told The Wall Street Journal in a recent interview that beauty can arise from both handmade and machine-made designs. A common misconception the upcoming Met Gala looks to dispel is that thoroughly modern processes […]

Microsoft is turning the iPhone’s camera into a 3D scanner

Microsoft wants the camera on the back of your phone to do more than take 2D photos. A new project from Microsoft’s research lab is turning the average smartphone’s rear camera into a 3D scanner — one that can automatically create 3D models that are supposed to be good enough for printing. In a demo […]

Back from the brink: five successful rebrands and why they worked

It was up to chief executive, Steve Jobs, to turn the company’s fortunes around. His most important move in his mission to revamp Apple’s naff image for a new generation of tech lovers, was to launch a clever advertising campaign called “Think Different”. The drive challenged customers to see Apple as a lifestyle choice which […]

An iPad gave my son with disabilities a voice – and changed his life

Even though Kevin learned many adapted signs, most people he wanted to talk to didn’t know his language. Given how restricted his communication was at the time, a little sadness would sometimes creep into our lives. We knew we had a boy with a story to tell and no way to tell it. Then came […]

When Stephen Fry met Jony Ive: the self-confessed fanboi meets Apple’s newly promoted chief design officer – Telegraph

Design, like food in Britain, used to be something you didn’t talk about. It was flash, faintly unmanly and frankly foreign. Yes, of course a fellow sometimes has to get out a ruler and a Rotring to make a technical drawing which might show how something functional and useful could look. But you don’t go […]

Digerati, heal thyself: Blaming our shortcomings on our devices

More often than not, when you’re ignoring your friends at the table, you’re doing it to connect to someone else. Is that always good? Maybe not, but the ability to connect to people who aren’t near us is just as important as being able to connect to those around us. It’s one of the fricking […]