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Each week, Wired Design presents one of our favorite buildings, showcasing boundary-pushing architecture and design involved in the unique structures that make the world’s cityscapes interesting. Check back Fridays for the continuing series, and feel free to make recommendations in the comments, by Twitter, or by e-mail
Germany’s Einstein Tower Is Relatively Important
At today’s Thinking Digital conference, the BBC exhibited the first gadget designed through its Perceptive Media Project: the Perceptive Radio, created by Ian Forrester of the corporation’s Future Media division. When the BBC announced the project last summer, the response included some head scratching, mostly due to a lack of clarity about what perceptive media entails. The BBC’s R&D department defines perceptive media as distinct from personalized or pervasive media in that it intelligently adapts to specific audiences and surroundings.
E Ink’s three-pigment Spectra displays update pricing in real time, are destined for supermarket shelves (hands-on)
In addition to demoing its Digital Paper collaboration with Sony here at SID , E Ink is showing off some new tech that’s consumer-oriented in a very different way. Its solution for ESLs — electronic shelf labels, obviously — enables real-time pricing readouts for retailers such as supermarkets. E Ink’s Spectra electronic paper display (EPD) is purportedly the world’s first to offer three pigments: black, white and, for the demo’s purposes, red.
With just a few weeks to go until the release of Man of Steel , Warner Bros. has unleashed an action-packed new trailer to hype their Superman summer flick
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General Zod Threatens Earth’s Annihilation in Latest Man of Steel Trailer
Many a game designer has left messages etched permanently in the data of our games, buried deep within the code and not intended to be seen by us.
We haven’t heard about Mirasol for a while now, but Qualcomm’s reflective display tech showed up in a few proof-of-concepts on the SID Display Week floor . We got a look at a previously announced 1.5-inch panel embedded on the top of an “always-on” smartphone and on the face of a smartwatch
Qualcomm demos next-gen 2,560 x 1,440 Mirasol display (hands-on video)
Sony’s 13.3-inch Digital Paper prototype sports E Ink’s Mobius flexible display, we go hands-on (video)
Sony’s new e-ink prototype is getting the test-drive treatment at Japanese universities, but SID provides a perfect opportunity to give the North American market a demo. We found the Digital Paper slab parked at E Ink’s booth — fitting, as the company’s new Mobius flexible display is the device’s biggest selling point. At 13.3 inches, the panel is larger than your typical e-reader’s, but it weighs just 60 grams
Google has been spending quite a lot of time tweaking , streamlining and generally beautifying the interface of its “social backbone.” But while the mobile apps and desktop site have seen near constant updates, the mobile Google+ site has languished slightly behind. Today Mountain view is delivering a little bit of parity for those on platforms that don’t have an official app, such as Windows Phone 8 and BlackBerry 10
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Google+ adds card UI and larger cover photos to mobile site
Square’s been venturing beyond those tiny credit card swipers as of late.
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Square Cash appears on invite-only site, lets you send money with an email
ASUS’ Transformer Book hybrid may have just graduated from our review testing, but the company already has a new product to tempt you. The Zenbook Infinity will be the “world’s first Ultrabook with a lid made form Corning Gorilla Glass 3 ” and will be revealed in full at Taipei’s Computex 2013 in a few weeks. It’ll measure in at just 15.5mm thick, which a full 14 percent thinner than previous Zenbooks .