Google announced a new logo yesterday. I can only vaguely imagine how big of a task it is to redesign the logo for a company like Google. While there are many that “dislike” it, i think it works quite well. It’s definitely much more modern, but the tilted e at the end still preserve some of the “goofy-ness” from the old logo and the animations with those jumping dots do feel playful and match the overall style.
— picu (@picu_io) September 1, 2015
Since yesterday you can download picu from WordPress.org as a Public Beta. We hope to gather as much feedback as we can from an even broader range of photographers.
Download it, test it, rip it apart, review it, send us your inputs. But please don’t forget that picu is in “public beta” and just learned to walk, so please be kind to it :)
This is fantastic! I always liked globes, those really old, large ones mounted in a wooden cntainer – and i love hand-crafted products. And this video shows the process of the (probably) only producer of hand-crafted globes. Really fascinating!
We will be supporting the upcoming WordCamp Switzerland 2015 with picu as a Micro Sponsor. If you are near Zurich at September 19th and haven’t got your ticket yet, now is the time to go and grab one.
— picu (@picu_io) August 24, 2015
Looking forward to meet you all in Zurich.
Our company is operating well today, but we think we can make it cleaner and more accountable. So we are creating a new company, called Alphabet. I am really excited to be running Alphabet as CEO with help from my capable partner, Sergey, as President.
What is Alphabet? Alphabet is mostly a collection of companies. The largest of which, of course, is Google. This newer Google is a bit slimmed down, with the companies that are pretty far afield of our main internet products contained in Alphabet instead. What do we mean by far afield? Good examples are our health efforts: Life Sciences (that works on the glucose-sensing contact lens), andCalico (focused on longevity). Fundamentally, we believe this allows us more management scale, as we can run things independently that aren’t very related.
Google just announced that they created a new company called “Alphabet”, which will be the holding company for all their different efforts with Google being the largest of them.
An attacker could first remotely compromise the boot flash firmware on a MacBook by delivering the attack code via a phishing email and malicious web site. That malware would then be on the lookout for any peripherals connected to the computer that contain option ROM, such as an Apple Thunderbolt Ethernet adapter, and infect the firmware on those. The worm would then spread to any other computer to which the adapter gets connected.
A firmware worm that completely hides itself from the system and can spread through peripherals like Ethernet Adapters is a pretty scary thought if you ask me.
Hopefully hardware vendors will remove those vulnerabilities as fast as possible.
So what is the designer’s role in this? Design is an ethical trade. And yes, it is a trade done for money. But we have a choice in how we make that money. A designer possesses a set of skills necessary to get something made. And needs to properly assess how they are putting those skills to use. But, won’t someone else just design it?
A great answer by Mike Monteiro on the question whether we can separate the intent from an object and if one can appreciate an AK-47 for it’s “good” design on an aesthetic level although it’s designed purpose is to kill.