IBM’s next turnaround tool is … a new open-source font?

IBM’s decided the time is right for a new corporate font. Survivors of IBM’s office consolidation have let it be known that come November 13th, Helvetica Neue will be off-brand within its rapidly-shrinking walls. The company’s ever-smaller workforce will instead be asked to use a typeface named “Plex”, which the company has helpfully open-sourced as a .ZIP file so […]

Intel, AMD Jointly Developing New Mobile 8th Gen Core CPU With Integrated Radeon Graphics

HIGHLIGHTS The companies’ announcements indicate a single chip is in development It will have an 8th Gen Core CPU and AMD Radeon GPU on the same package The product is expected to launch in the first quarter of 2018 In a surprise move that turns decades of PC industry history on its head, Intel and AMD have announced a […]

Samsung Electronics Appoints 3 New Co-CEOs in Leadership Shuffle

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd named a new generation of leaders at its three main businesses on Tuesday as it seeks to steady the ship following the arrest of group scion Jay Y. Lee earlier this year on charges including bribery. The South Korean technology firm also announced that CFO Lee Sang-hoon had been recommended as the new chairman […]

OnePlus 5T Fingerprint Sensor Highlighted in New Leaked Renders

OnePlus 5T, the much awaited flagship OnePlus smartphone with bezel-less design, has been spotted in a couple of leaked renders. These leaked OnePlus 5T renders show the fingerprint sensor on the rear panel as well as some aesthetic upgrades over OnePlus 5, the current flagship. Shared on Weibo, the leaked renders highlight minimal bezels of the OnePlus 5T smartphone alongside […]

New update starts hitting Nokia 8

There are rumors that the Nokia 8 won’t be getting Android 7.1.2 at all. Reports say the phone will directly be updated to Android Oreo, which is expected to happen soon. Original story follows: HMD has started pushing out a new update to the Nokia 8. Weighing in at around 295MB, it’s a security update that […]

New update starts hitting Sony Xperia XZ and X Performance [Updated]

The Sony Xperia X and X Compact have also started getting the September security patch. The update – which is currently rolling out in several markets across the globe – bumps the build number from 34.3.A.0.217 to version 34.3.A.0.228. Original story follows: Sony has started pushing out a new update to its Xperia XZ and X Performance smartphones. Arriving as version 41.2.A.7.65, […]

Typography in virtual reality: the new frontier

Modern typography marches in lockstep with technology, as it has since the written letter’s infancy hundreds of years ago. In the 21st century, the newest frontiers for typography are the worlds of virtual, mixed, and augmented reality. These brave new design environments put fresh demands on type designers as well as graphic designers, and raise […]

Xiaomi Mi 5X India Launch Unlikely Next Week as Company Says ‘New Series’ Incoming

Xiaomi has been teasing the ‘global launch’ of a new smartphone next week, with an event being held in New Delhi on Tuesday, September 5. Past teasers have pointed to a ‘flagship dual camera’ smartphone, and the most recent such offering from the company was the Xiaomi Mi 5X, making it the prime candidate for launch. However, Xiaomi on Thursday shared a […]