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Apple Car Play coming soon!

 

Here is an example of the future Car Play that will been featured on several models in the coming year! Nice integration and well designed!

Norman Foster On Designing Apple’s $5 Billion “Spaceship” Campus | Co.Design | business + design

Norman Foster On Designing Apple’s  Billion

Apple is building an amazing new campus with Norman Foster that is estimated to cost $5 billion–a billion dollars more than the new World Trade Center complex. That is due to an Apple-like attention to detail: 3.7 miles of curved glass will wrap around the building, concrete ceilings will be carefully cast then lifted into place, museum-grade stone-infused flooring will replace standard concrete, and most infamously, gaps between surfaces promise not to exceed 1/32 of an inch (vs. the U.S. build standard of 1/8 of an inch).


via Norman Foster On Designing Apple’s $5 Billion “Spaceship” Campus | Co.Design | business + design.

Why Subtraction Is the Hardest Math in Product Design | Gadget Lab | Wired.com

Why Subtraction Is the Hardest Math in Product Design | Gadget Lab | Wired.com

Simple doesn’t just sell, it sticks. Simple made hits of the Nest thermostat, Fitbit, and TiVo. Simple brought Apple back from the dead. It’s why you have Netflix. The Fisher Space Pen, the Swiss Army Knife, and the Rolex Oyster Perpetual are some of our most enduring products. All are marvels of simplicity.

Yet while many mechanical marvels of simplicity remain true to their original form, most electronic ones do not.

Travel back in time to use your parents’ first microwave and you’ll likely see a box with three buttons (High, Medium, Low) and a timer dial. By contrast, one of LG’s current models boasts 33 buttons. Do I hit Auto Defrost or Express Defrost? And what the hell is Less/More? None of these make my popcorn pop faster or taste better. And it’s not easier to use. Why do products become more complex as they evolve?

via Why Subtraction Is the Hardest Math in Product Design | Gadget Lab | Wired.com.

Samsung Galaxy S III mini pops up, we go hands-on (video) — Engadget

When word first started trickling out that Samsung planned to make a mini version of the Galaxy S III, it had the air of plausibility — we’ve heard from many a person about the too-large size of that phone for their hands. Then, a press invitation confirmed that “something small” was in the works, and finally mobile chief JK Shin confirmed that a smartphone of that name would be announced today in Frankfurt, Germany.

Now Samsung’s spilled all the beans, and revealed the new Galaxy S III mini, a slightly paler version of its bigger brother in specs as well as screen size. Our own short time with the phone certainly revealed that its pushing all the same “inspired by nature” buttons of the original Galaxy S III (and the Galaxy Note II), with the same exact rounded pebble shape and layout. The marketing rep we spoke to from Germany said that the company’s research found that users wanted the same phone design as the 4.8-inch Galaxy S III, but in a smaller form factor — to more easily fit smaller hands and pockets. Samsung said those folks don’t necessarily need or want the most powerful phone they can get their hands on and are content to have those mid-level specs — 1GHz dual-core processor, 1GB RAM, a 4-inch, WVGA AMOLED screen and 32GB max of memory.

via Samsung Galaxy S III mini pops up, we go hands-on (video) — Engadget.

The Best Apps for Architects

The results are in!After publishing our 10 Best Apps For Architects, getting your comments, and then polling your votes on Facebook, we are finally ready to introduce our new and improved list: The 4 Apps every architect should download now! And we mean now. Trust us.Find out the 4 contenders who stood out from the pack and a full list of other awesome Apps – after the break…

via The Best Apps for Architects | ArchDaily.

The iPhone 5 Gets Unboxed!