Berlin U-Bahn Architecture & Design Map

The fifth in our series of public transport design guides, our Berlin U-Bahn Architecture & Design Map is now shipping. Written and curated by transport design historian Dr Verena Pfeiffer-Kloss, with original photography by Nigel Green, this two-sided cartographic guide offers fascinating insight into the U-Bahn’s 20th century architecture and graphic design for transport lovers, […]

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Shift happens

Shift happens will tell the story of keyboards like no book ever before: 150 years of keys, from the early typewriters to the pixellated keyboards in our pockets. It’ll show the good, the bad, the ugly, the beautiful, the awkward, the forgotten, the gross, and the inspiring… More here. If this is your kind of […]

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A Kindle user interface overhaul

Amazon’s Kindle e-readers get new software updates regularly, and they’re mostly of the nondescript, invisible “performance improvements and bug fixes” variety. But the most recent operating system update (version 5.13.7) is rolling out now, and it refreshes the device’s user interface for the first time since 2016 or so. Amazon says that redesigns for the […]

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Humans of New York

I may be the last person in the world to discover Humans of New York, but it is an inspirational resource which explores the lives of real people. No celebrities, no fanfare, just real life. And it finally makes Instagram useful. There is also a book available which is excellent, albeit not one that works […]

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Reading on iPad vs Kindle

Is it better to read on your iPad or read on your Kindle? Today we discuss the differences between the two and which is better! I expected the Kindle to win easily, but not in this video. He is of course wrong in a lot of what he says and forgot about battery life and […]

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The Boox Nova 3 Color

The Boox Nova 3 Color tablet is the second device to use E Ink’s new 7.8-inch, second-generation Kaleido color screen technology. PocketBook was the first, and its implementation of the new display was an attempt to improve the company’s first color e-reader, the PocketBook Color. That device’s 6-inch screen that made it hard to read […]

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