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Microsoft gives Office a refreshed look and feel

Microsoft today announced that it’s bringing a new user interface design to its Office apps like Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. This new look will be in line with the Fluent Design System

How 3D printing is revolutionizing the housing industry 

If you build it, they will come. And if you 3D-print it, they will come faster, cheaper and more sustainably.

InVision acquires design visibility tool Wake

InVision, the NY-based design platform focused on collaboration, has today announced the acquisition of Wake. Wake is a design tool focused squarely on supporting design visibility throughout a partic

Arbtr wants to create an anti-feed where users can only share one thing at a time

At a time when the models of traditional social networks are being questioned, it's more important than ever to experiment with alternatives. Arbtr is a proposed social network that limits users to sh

As ad dollars erode, tech investments point the way forward for networks

There's no doubt that linear advertising revenues are going to decline in the coming years for big networks. Squeezed by Facebook and Google on one side, and impossible consumer expectations created b

Inside Amazon’s Spheres

Like most adventurous designs the Spheres are divisive: some call them an eyesore or attention-seeking behavior by Amazon, but others will admire the originality and intelligent use of space. Seattle

Furniture maker Floyd raises $5.6m to expand product line, move into new Detroit HQ

Detroit-based Floyd has announced a $5.6 million Series A funding round that will let the company expand its operations and release new products. The company has been in Detroit for the last five year

‘Substitute Phone’ artfully satisfies your compulsion to swipe and scroll

Smartphones are inarguably an addictive class of devices, and not just because they put an endless font of information at your fingertips. The experience of holding the phone and touching it is itself

How the Kindle was designed through 10 years and 16 generations

The Kindle has become one of the most ubiquitous pieces of specialty electronics in the world since it launched 10 years ago, but the device has changed so much since its debut that one can hardly bel

Adobe wants to let you draw data visualizations by letting you draw data visualizations

Every year at its MAX conference, Adobe shows off a couple of interesting prototypes that may or may net end up in one of its products. This year is no exception as the company highlighted 11 projects

Adobe’s XD prototyping and wireframing tool is now out of beta

XD is Adobe's tool for helping user experience and user interface designers prototype and wireframe new mobile and web applications. The company started testing this application back in 2016; today, i

Nvidia built a real Holodeck, aimed at creative collaboration

Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang once told me that one of the things he was most excited about for the future of his company’s tech was bringing the Holodeck to life – and now, that’s exactly wha

Papyrus creator speaks out after Ryan Gosling roasts the font on SNL

If you're like me, whenever you see a sign that uses the most overworked font in the world, you point it out and yell "Papyrus!" You probably aren't like me. But it turns out Ryan Gosling is.

Dropbox brand update streamlines its logo and takes aim at creatives

Today Dropbox introduced a new brand design that includes a revamped logo, a plethora of color schemes and a new typeface. The new branding aims to set Dropbox apart from other file syncing services b

ServiceNow just bought a design firm because even enterprise apps have to look pretty

ServiceNow is best known for helping large organizations organize field service and help desk activity. Today it bought design firm Telepathy because it knows that offering enterprise-class functional

StackCommerce buys Joyus to focus on video and expand into fashion, shopping and beauty

StackCommerce, which sells articles sponsored by brands and published on websites, has acquired the online video marketing company Joyus in an all cash transaction to expand its advertising footprint

Goodbye, photo studios. Hello, colormass virtual photoshoots

Berlin-based colormass, one of the startups presenting today at TechCrunch Disrupt as part of the Battlefield, has developed a platform that lets you recreate an IKEA-style experience for your own me

Report: Facebook gave special investigator Robert Mueller detailed info on Russian ad buys

An official for Facebook told TechCrunch that the company is “continuing to cooperate with the relevant U.S. authorities,” as investigations into the Russian hack of last year’s pres

YouTube’s big makeover continues with redesigned mobile app, new logo and more

Earlier this year, YouTube introduced a major redesign of its desktop website which delivered a cleaner look and new features like a “dark mode” for nighttime watching. Today, YouTube is t

Dancing between data and intuition design lessons from Apple and eBay

Jared Erondu Contributor Jared Erondu is a host of High Resolution. More posts by this contributor Dancing between data and intuition design lessons from Apple and eBay Why design is too important to
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