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Create an app prototype with this new free tool

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We first told you about the buzz surrounding Pixate back in October, and net magazine featured it as one of its top 10 web design tools for 2015. We’re big fans – and so it’s great news that today, a free version of the prototyping service (Pixate Free) is being launched.

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Why using code is the best way to prototype

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Dave Rupert is the lead developer at Paravel, a three person shop based in Austin, TX. He co-hosts Shop Talk Show with Chris Coyier, a weekly sound effects podcast that also covers web design.

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Coffee Shop Branding: Prototype No.1 by Ipek Eris

coffee shop brandingThis coffee shop branding is by Ipek Eris for the coffee shop, pizzeria and book/design store Prototype No.1. Ipek is a self employed art director and graphic designer based in Istanbul and specializes in corporate identity and branding. The branding was created using materials such as; kraft paper, rope, stamps and natural paper, all signs are also hand painted.  Using simple forms […]
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Prototype animation without writing a line of code

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Knowing how to code shouldn’t be a prerequisite for being able to prototype your design ideas and get them in motion. In this tutorial I’ll walk you through how you can quickly mock up your UI animation ideas code-free with Adobe’s Edge Animate CC.

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HP made a smartwatch in 1977, and you can buy a prototype for $14,500

Long before we were debating the merits of Android Wear and the rumored iWatch, companies were experimenting with quartz technology, LEDs, and miniaturized circuits to create the ancestors of the modern wearable. HP — which made some of the most important calculators back when calculators were a big deal — pitched in with the HP-01, a busy hunk of metal that took the crown as the world’s first calculator watch (long before the days of the Casio you might have in your desk drawer). According to the Museum of HP Calculators, it cost $ 600 in 1977 dollars, weighed a third of a pound, and could be had in your choice of gold or stainless steel.

Today, the HP-01 is a bona fide collector’s item — doubly so when it’s being sold in an unreleased…

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Watch this: prototype NASA robot prowls the underside of frozen lakes, oceans

It’s a rough life for a space robot. It’s cold, dark, and there is no promise of a return trip back to Earth. There are also far off moons like Jupiter’s Europa, which are believed to have vast oceans underneath immense layers of ice, and that need exploring. How exactly to navigate those oceans with a remote-controlled robot may be the next step in understanding their makeup, which is just what scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory are hoping for with a robot called Buoyant Rover for Under-Ice Exploration, or BRUIE. The device, which has been chronicled by National Geographic, stays afloat to give its metal tires a grip on the underside of any ice while its onboard sensors take measurements and send that information back to…

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From Buzz Lightyear to Tron, this is NASA’s new prototype spacesuit: 90 Seconds on The Verge

The Hunchback of Alpha Centauri… Daft Punk’s bodyguard… Tron… a Krogan disco… an acid-trip sequel to Prometheus… if Buzz Lightyear was attacked by a neon symbiote… the future.

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Prototype: streamlining font creation

Prototypo is an open-source online typeface editor: start shaping a complete typeface using sliders, then refine spacing and outlines.

The project still has 14 days to go on Kickstarter at the time of writing this article, and it has already been funded.

In my opinion, the main problem with this project is that it looks a bit too promising and will probably end up to be disappointing (I hope I’m wrong though). The other problems, the legions of horrible typefaces that will be designed with the tool it it’s that simple to use.




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Sensory Fiction is a prototype that lets you feel a book’s emotions

Over the past 50 years, wind, water, fog, 3D, and even Smell-O-Vision have graced our theaters in the name of cinematic enhancement. How then, has the humble book remained largely unchanged for centuries? That question could soon be moot, as researchers at MIT’s Media Lab have developed a new way to experience the printed word, something that they call “Sensory Fiction.”

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Facebook’s prototype cold storage system uses 10,000 Blu-ray discs to hold a petabyte of data

Only a fraction of Facebook’s hundreds of billions of photos are viewed regularly, while the rest languish pages deep in our profiles. These older images are rarely seen, but they still take up vital space on the company’s servers. Facebook has been searching for a new, more efficient way to store such pictures. Early last year, the company called for a new type of low-power flash memory that would allow infrequently-accessed data to be held in cold storage. Now Facebook has turned to another technology to store its information: Blu-ray discs.

The company has built a prototype system that uses 10,000 Blu-ray discs to store a petabyte of data. Speaking at this year’s Open Compute Summit, Facebook’s vice president of engineering, Jay…

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