Sir Jonathan Ive, the designer who has created some of Apple’s most iconic designs over the last 20 years is leaving to establish his own firm.
If you were paying attention at any point in the past 24 hours, you'll have noticed that Uber has announced something... new. That is, the first of its Uber Air vehicles, which will do just what your standard Uber will. More or less. Only, this time, you'll be flying. As opposed to how you often feel when in an Uber at 4AM on a weekend.
While the look and feel of our cars has changed in the past 100 years, the way we drive them hasn’t. But fundamental change is coming. In the next decade, not only will the way they’re powered and wired have shifted dramatically, but we won’t be the ones driving them anymore.
Imagine a house where the walls change colour depending on your mood, or your tablecloth changes shape when you’re having a dinner party. A house where every item, from your cushions to your lampshades, interact with you. This might sound like something out of Harry Potter, but such magic interior design could become a real part of our lives in the near future.
The World Wide Web was invented almost 30 years ago by Tim Berners Lee to help people easily share information around the world. Over the following decades, it has changed significantly – both in terms of design and functionality, as well its deeper role in modern society. Just as the architectural style of a building reflects the society from which it emerges, so the evolution of web design refle...[Read More]
As expected, the internet is smothered in Apple rumours this week, leading up to their launch event on 12 September 2018, and some renders of the upcoming Apple iPad Pro have surfaced. Okay, the leaked renders might not be the real thing — but they’re close enough to the real thing to share with the world, and they look as sleek as we’d expect from anything the Cupertino company ...[Read More]
When the Galaxy Note 9 ships, Samsung will have two very large 2018 flagships on offer, since the Galaxy S9+ released earlier this year. And they’re very similar in many ways, especially design — but Samsung has pulled out a few tricks with their most recent Note edition. Both sport great screens, sleek glass-and-aluminum bodies, plenty of power and perks, but they also vary in some wa...[Read More]
When computers hit the mainstream, the older guy in the office would always be sniggered at when bashing away on his QWERTY keyboard, only using his two index fingers to type. To the amusement of his younger, tech-savvy colleagues, he would almost look Neanderthal next to those who grew up with computers and used all their fingers on the keyboard quickly and fluently. In offices around the world, ...[Read More]
Electric cars were supposed to be the future – or at least look like it. So now they’re here, why do they still look like ordinary petrol and diesel cars and not dazzling props from a science fiction film. Before they hit the market and became relatively mainstream, many imagined (or at least, hoped) that electric cars would resemble the Light Runner from Tron: Legacy. After all, without the need ...[Read More]
We can tell that we’re getting to the latest Samsung announcement because the leak steamroller is picking up speed and starting to make its way downhill, flattening other news as it passes. The Galaxy Note 8 is the current topic of conversation and a couple of image leaks, of official press renders this time, have left us in no doubt what we’re going to be dealing with at Samsung’...[Read More]
You can stop wondering, this is what the iPhone 8 is going to look like. You have to understand that the only reason that we’re using the qualifiers in the headline above is because Apple still has the capacity to be surprising, though we’d be surprised if they dropped a surprise design change on us at this point. Over the weekend an Apple case maker, YesGo, dropped a blank version of ...[Read More]
The short lifespan of many contemporary manufactured products is a familiar story. We now live in a throwaway age. But many objects that were once classified as durables are now the new consumables and often condemned to short lifespans These products become memorials to obsolescence, suspended in the midst of rapid and unrelenting technological change. Some are clearly recognisable as iconic symb...[Read More]