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Dell announces software designed networking advancements

Dell Technologies has announced new SDN advancements to simplify and reduce the cost of networking for customers in the cloud era, by introducing the new Dell EMC SD-WAN Solution and Dell EMC SmartFabric Director.

How Design Value Index can aid digital product development Special

London - To turn a feeling of an idea for a new digital product to reality requires a structured process. As raised at an Accenture training event, attended by Digital Journal, the Design Value Index is one such tool to help realize this.

Q&A: Augmented reality shows projects beyond the blueprint Special

Designing buildings can be enhanced through new technology, especially augmented reality. This enables architects and their clients to see ‘beyond the blueprint’. A leading example is WakingApp’s AR toolset.

Bauhaus design turns 100 as disputes over its legacy churn

Weimar - Bauhaus, the design school that left its mark on everything from teapots to tower blocks and iPhones to Ikea, marks its centenary this year, touching off a politically charged debate about its lasting impact.

Snap admits major redesign was 'rushed'

The reason behind Snapchat's poorly received redesign has been revealed by the company's CEO Evan Spiegel, via an internal memo posted by Cheddar and it's a surprising admission by a major firm.

London design biennale offers sensory exploration of the world

London - Filled with sounds, smells and interactive installations, the second London Design Biennale offers visitors a sensory exploration of the world, intended as an antidote to the "island mentality" of Brexit.

Art project lights up iconic 85-year-old Dutch dyke

Den Haag - Dutch artists unveiled a design and light show Thursday to highlight one of the country's landmark engineering projects, built more than 80 years ago as part of The Netherlands' famed sea defences.

The art of everyday objects growing like mushrooms

Amsterdam - What is nicer after a long day than sinking your feet into comfortable slippers? But one Italian designer is hoping to show that shoes made from mushrooms can be just as cosy.

Retro and modern collide as Milan Design Week kicks off

Milan - Milan Design Week, one of the world's largest gatherings showcasing cutting-edge furniture designs and other exciting innovations in home accessories, got under way Tuesday in the Italian business capital.

Crash test dummies sacrifice lives for car safety

Washington - Clad in a blue t-shirt and shorts, the average-size "man" is belted into a luxury Tesla Model S for a very short ride with a very abrupt end.

Researchers turn to sea sponges for building design

Sea sponges seem to be unlikely creatures as to inform us about modern construction, yet researchers have been studying orange puffball sea sponges for inspiration. Of interest is how the sponges avoid buckling under water pressure.

Apple unveils a $300 photo book, offers it in two sizes

Apple is known for its modest, coherent image. Today, it seemingly forgot that, launching a $300 photo book that trumpets its designs from the past two decades. It has been created to celebrate 20 years of the "Designed by Apple in California" moniker.

On Halloween, the US Supreme Court ponders costumes

Washington - In a happy coincidence of the US judicial calendar, the Supreme Court on Halloween Monday is set to solemnly take up the subject of costumes and outfits.

Google Noto is a font with every language in human history

Google has announced the most ambitious font creation project ever undertaken. In collaboration with foundry Monotype, the company has created a font family that includes every character and language in history, a single unified font for all.

Instagram goes monochrome with a complete design refresh

Instagram has announced a major refresh of its app that includes a new icon and updated design. Instagram has abandoned its old blue colours in favour of a monochrome palette accented by bright shades of pink, a significant revision of its app.

Samsung planning to launch a folding smartphone next year

Samsung is designing a folding smartphone for launch in 2017, according to a new report based on its efforts to create folding displays. Such a design would make larger phones easier to put in pockets while retaining the high-resolution display.

Months before iPhone 7 launch, rumours begin for iPhone 8

We're still over nine months away from the launch of the iPhone 7 but the rumour mill is already starting to churn out alleged specifications for the iPhone 8, due in no less than 21 months. Reports claim it will have a flexible AMOLED display.

Facebook to open-source 'Big Sur,' a server built for AI

Facebook has announced it will be open-sourcing the hardware designs of the computers powering its artificial intelligence systems to aid future advances in the field and foster innovation. The design of 'Big Sur' is now freely available.

Apple Watch 'enormously successful' according to designer

A key designer of the Apple Watch has said the device has been a success and will become a 'game-changer' over time. He admitted the smartwatch hasn't gained the immediate recognition some thought it would though.

Google planning major redesign of Play Store app

Google is working on a redesign of its Play Store app according to a software engineer at the company who is now moving on. Screenshots of the coming update show a refined and simplified interface with clearer categories.

Apple redesigns the Windows logo, says its just a normal window

The appearance of a rather customised Windows logo on one of Apple's official support pages has suggested the company is looking for some humour at the expense of Microsoft. It could also be mocking one of the software giant's most successful products.

Pebble announces the Time Round, its first circular smartwatch

Pebble has announced its first circular smartwatch, following on from the updated Time models launched earlier this year. Described as "a new face for Pebble," the Time Round will give the company a more contemporary Android Wear-rivalling design.

China builds a Windows replacement that looks like Windows XP

In a bid to move away from reliance on Microsoft's Windows, the Chinese government has built itself its own operating system to use instead. The result, named NeoKylin, looks almost exactly like Windows XP.

Apple's iPhone 7 changes may include a farewall to 3.5mm headsets

A recent Apple patent filing has suggested that the company could be planning to drop the 3.5mm headphone jack from its iPhone 7, replacing it with an ultra-slim 2mm version instead. The change isn't the first time Apple has moved ports about.

Microsoft begins first preview release of Windows 10 for Xbox One

Microsoft has begun rolling out the first preview of the new Windows 10-powered Xbox One experience. The interface has been rebuilt from the ground up to make accessing content easier, faster and more responsive.

Nokia's mysterious 'Reader' device unearthed from 2013

Images have appeared online of an unreleased Nokia product from before the company's devices division was acquired by Microsoft. Details are scant but the device is called 'Reader', suggesting that the company was working on a dedicated e-reader.

Wozniak: Jobs 'played no role' in designing original Apple PCs

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has publicly claimed that the late Steve Jobs had no role in the design process of the Apple I and II computers. Wozniak says that he was the engineer behind the products while Jobs was the businessman behind the company.

Galaxy Note 5 design flaw gets S Pen stuck in device backwards

A major design flaw in the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 could allow users to accidentally break one of the most attractive features of the device by inserting the S Pen backwards after use. Testers have found it becomes completely stuck and breaks pen detection.

Swatch CEO calls Apple Watch an 'interesting toy', not innovation

The CEO of renowned Swiss watch manufacturer Swatch has slammed the new generation of smartwatches, most notably led by the Apple Watch. Calling the wearable an "interesting toy", the watchmaker insisted that mechanical devices are still better overall.

Apple could lose $500m as patent in Samsung lawsuit ruled invalid

The United States Patent & Trademark Office has ruled that a patent held by Apple on the design of the iPhone 3GS is actually invalid. The decision will prove critical in the company's lawsuit against Samsung, alleged to have infringed on Apple's patents.
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Apple s  Designed by Apple in California  $300 design photo book
Apple's "Designed by Apple in California" $300 design photo book
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Images about the presentation of the new book  written by Italian journalist and writer  Roberta Mar...
Images about the presentation of the new book, written by Italian journalist and writer, Roberta Maresci. The book speaks about life and artistic career of famous singer, dancer, showgirl and anchorwoman TV, Raffaella Carrà. The same book was presented inside of Art Fashion and Design Academy, based in Rome.
Images about the presentation of the new book  written by Italian journalist and writer  Roberta Mar...
Images about the presentation of the new book, written by Italian journalist and writer, Roberta Maresci. The book speaks about life and artistic career of famous singer, dancer, showgirl and anchorwoman TV, Raffaella Carrà. The same book was presented inside of Art Fashion and Design Academy, based in Rome.
Apple s  Designed by Apple in California  $300 design photo book
Apple's "Designed by Apple in California" $300 design photo book
Apple
One of twelve winning designs from the  New symbol for Europe  competition. Design by Rachel Graham
One of twelve winning designs from the 'New symbol for Europe' competition. Design by Rachel Graham
Rachel Graham
Images about the presentation of the new book  written by Italian journalist and writer  Roberta Mar...
Images about the presentation of the new book, written by Italian journalist and writer, Roberta Maresci. The book speaks about life and artistic career of famous singer, dancer, showgirl and anchorwoman TV, Raffaella Carrà. The same book was presented inside of Art Fashion and Design Academy, based in Rome.
The taste of wine is affected by wine glass design.
The taste of wine is affected by wine glass design.
Images about the presentation of the new book  written by Italian journalist and writer  Roberta Mar...
Images about the presentation of the new book, written by Italian journalist and writer, Roberta Maresci. The book speaks about life and artistic career of famous singer, dancer, showgirl and anchorwoman TV, Raffaella Carrà. The same book was presented inside of Art Fashion and Design Academy, based in Rome.
Images about the presentation of the new book  written by Italian journalist and writer  Roberta Mar...
Images about the presentation of the new book, written by Italian journalist and writer, Roberta Maresci. The book speaks about life and artistic career of famous singer, dancer, showgirl and anchorwoman TV, Raffaella Carrà. The same book was presented inside of Art Fashion and Design Academy, based in Rome.
Photo/image  courtesy of Barbary Coast PR Consultants. Design rendering of proposed plans for Califo...
Photo/image, courtesy of Barbary Coast PR Consultants. Design rendering of proposed plans for California Medical Center at Cathedral Hill complex, Van Ness Ave & Geary, San Francisco, CA
Provided by Barbary Coast Public Relations via CPMC
Images about the presentation of the new book  written by Italian journalist and writer  Roberta Mar...
Images about the presentation of the new book, written by Italian journalist and writer, Roberta Maresci. The book speaks about life and artistic career of famous singer, dancer, showgirl and anchorwoman TV, Raffaella Carrà. The same book was presented inside of Art Fashion and Design Academy, based in Rome.
Apple s  Designed by Apple in California  $300 design photo book
Apple's "Designed by Apple in California" $300 design photo book
Apple
Some of Alexander McQueen s fashion accessories on display.
Some of Alexander McQueen's fashion accessories on display.
Apple s  Designed by Apple in California  $300 design photo book
Apple's "Designed by Apple in California" $300 design photo book
Apple
Apple s  Designed by Apple in California  $300 design photo book
Apple's "Designed by Apple in California" $300 design photo book
Apple
File Photo: The Red Balloon office - an example of an open plan  Bullpen -style office
File Photo: The Red Balloon office - an example of an open plan 'Bullpen'-style office
Veronica Therese (CC BY-SA 3.0)
Egyptian themed designs from Christian Dior  circa 1955.
Egyptian themed designs from Christian Dior, circa 1955.
The Kuba  Komet (1957  West Germany; foreground)  has a striking design which combines a television ...
The Kuba, Komet (1957, West Germany; foreground) has a striking design which combines a television, radio and phonograph into a single unit. The upper “sail” that houses the television and main speakers can be rotated while the radio and phonograph are concealed by the front door of the lower cabinet.
Mia Klein
Images about the presentation of the new book  written by Italian journalist and writer  Roberta Mar...
Images about the presentation of the new book, written by Italian journalist and writer, Roberta Maresci. The book speaks about life and artistic career of famous singer, dancer, showgirl and anchorwoman TV, Raffaella Carrà. The same book was presented inside of Art Fashion and Design Academy, based in Rome.

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