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The creator of design of ThinkPad Richard Sapper died

2 years, 9 months ago
For the sixty years' career Richard Sapper did design for a line of IBM ThinkPad, products of Mercedes-Benz, Fiat, Alessi, Brionvega and other companies. It worked on things of all types, from cars to teapots and hours, but most of all it is known as the chief consultant of IBM for industrial design and the developer of the first ThinkPad in 1992.

Richard Sapper died in Milan on December 31, 2015 at the age of 83 years.

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Chinese such Chinese: as Asian vendors departed from production of "clones" of Apple and Samsung

2 years, 9 months ago
Till 2015 the Chinese vendors actively adopted style of two recognized leaders of the market of smartphones – Apple and Samsung. And to the first "got" more often and stronger: practically each company respecting itself from Celestial Empire considered a duty to snatch though some element of design of the current iPhone model. Samsung, however, too quite often suffered from fans fairly to borrow both design elements, and an exterior of this or that Korean device in general. In the expiring year the situation changed – let not radically, but nevertheless is notable. Now young people and hot Chinese vendors look for inspiration not only in products of the Korean and American vendors, but also in products of own rival colleagues – the Chinese companies.


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Scandal at the tender "Miss Universe" happened because of the designer's error

2 years, 9 months ago
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As many know, a few days ago during an awards ceremony of the winner of the international tender "Miss Universe" there was an incident: conducting tender, the actor Steve Harvey was mistaken and declared from a scene that Ariadna Gutierrez from Colombia became the winner. The girl managed to try on a crown and began to receive congratulations, but about two minutes later there was improbable — Harvey declared that he mixed and the native of Philippines of Pia Alonso Vurttsbakh has to be this winner of tender.

The advertizing and marketing specialist in the Saga MKTG company Eric Thomas (Eric Thomas) considers that it succession of events, incredibly cruel for Ariadna Gutierrez, happened because of awful design of a card on which names of winners of tender were entered. At the same time Steve Harvey himself is hardly guilty of the incident — the designer who printed a card has to bear the main weight of charges.

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Betmobil the hands

2 years, 9 months ago


That Betmobil turned out as close as possible to the original, we created a car 3D model, spread out its parts with a step to 20 cm, printed curves and cut the skeleton repeating machine circuits from the movie "Batman" of Tim Burton.

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New Year's congratulation and deer from Boston Dynamics

2 years, 9 months ago


The Boston Dynamics company provided the most original New Year's congratulation — her employees harnessed the three of robots deer in "sledge". In sledge instead of Santa Claus — the employee of the company congratulating all since holidays. As all this looks in reality — it is possible to look at video in continuation.

Boston Dynamics — the engineering company specializing in robotics. It is known for development by request of DARPA for the military purposes of the four-footed BigDog robot and some other robots. Earlier the company worked under the contract with NAWCTSD over replacement of the training videos with the interactive computer simulator. The Boston Dynamics company was purchased by Google Inc corporation. in December, 2013.

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World-best advertizing is created by means of MS Paint

2 years, 10 months ago

At a clique the image will open in a complete size

Modern technologies allow to create the image practically of any complexity. Advertisers who need to sell the goods or service with might and main use these opportunities. But there are exceptions, one of which is the banner which hangs in London now, advertizing the game Construct 2 platform.

Behind development of this platform there is the London company Scirra. The banner is placed about station on Southern Bermondsi, in the southeast of London. This banner entirely in the MS Paint editor, and its size — 36 square meters is created. Possibly, it is the biggest work in the world which was created in this editor.

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Concept of a transparent panoramic cabin for passengers of the airplane

2 years, 10 months ago


The American technology company Windspeed Technologies offered conceptual design of a transparent panoramic cabin of SkyDeck for passengers of the airplane which is in back part of a fuselage. It is supposed that the solution will intend for wealthy people who will be able to equip thus the personal airplane, and at desire to enjoy panoramic views of flight which are unavailable if just to look in the illuminator from a normal passenger chair. Though development of a cabin is conducted since the beginning of 2015, many profile and technology mass media paid attention to it only in the last several days.

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We design the smart house: what options for communication of different devices among themselves are?

2 years, 10 months ago
Already some time of technology allow to manage the house from the smartphone or the tablet. In the last several years the flood of different devices fell upon the western markets, and at the same time the considerable part of them allows to collect DIY the smart house without possessing at the same time engineering education. If you decide on it, you will need to think over at first as you will integrate devices, i.e. to think over design of future system, otherwise you will simply walk smack.

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Google released covers for the router OnHub for $29

2 years, 10 months ago
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As earlier it was reported on Geektimes, in August Google together with TP-LINK let out OnHub router at the price in $200 intended first of all for house use. From the point of view of design the device strongly differed from competitors and it was initially positioned as a stylish thing which has to be on a type, but not become dusty in some secluded place of the house. In the company continue to develop this idea and let out three interchangeable covers for OnHub which can be purchased in PlayStore at the price from $29 to $39.

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The 3-meter electrobike of Archont on one charge will pass 99 km and will disperse to 80 km/h

2 years, 10 months ago
The electrobicycle in style of a chopper Archont is made to order manually, on a total charge the bike will pass 99 kilometers, and its maximum speed — 80 kilometers per hour. The largest model in length reaches three meters, and its weight makes 55 kilograms.

By the preorder such bike will cost seven thousand American dollars, and later the price will grow to ten and a half thousand.

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