Amazon Kindle Fire HD 2 leaked pics hint at new design

What looks to be Amazon's next 7-inch tablet has been glimpsed, in a series of leaked snaps.

The pictures, which hint at a major redesign for the Kindle Fire HD tablet, appeared at BGR, and clearly show a more angular, Batmobile-esque look, complete with new buttons.

An 8.9-inch sequel is also in the works, and will look 'almost identical' to the 7-inch version, the report says, also mentioning that we'll likely see the mythical device revealed before the end of this month, according to 'trusted sources'...

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Sony's new DualShock 4 controller official: all-new design, touchpad, share button and more

We had a hint or two about its imminent arrival, but Sony's now made its next-generation DualShock 4 controller official at tonight's PlayStation 4 event in NYC. The company's Lead System Architect Mark Cerny took to the stage to reveal the all-new companion, which has been redesigned and now features a more rounded form factor as well as what appears to be a slightly rubberized grip with "enhanced rumble capabilities." There's also a touchpad now (clearly taking a cue from the Vita), a headphone jack, the long-rumored share button, a light bar that, according to Cerny, will be utilized as a "more friendly way to identify players" and a stereo camera which is used to track the 3D position of the Move-compatible controller.

Not surprisingly, Sony's touting the addition of the "Share" button as one of the biggest features of the DualShock 4, allowing players to easily send tidbits like video clips and screenshots to places such as Ustream, Facebook and, naturally, the firm's own PlayStation Network. That's all we know thus far, but we''re sure to hear more about the DualShock 4 in the coming future -- for now, head on past the break and enjoy the gallery from Sony's presentation.

[Source: Engadget]

Samsung reveals the design story highlights for the Galaxy S III

Samsung was very keen to let us know that its latest flagship phone was designed for humans. Now, the latest in the revealing series from the firm gives a little more insight into how the team went about that. For example, product designer Hangil Song explains how the rounded edges were inspired by pebbles in a stream, while sound engineer Joongsam Yun describes how they wanted to make the phone sound like a stroll in the forest. So, next time you're barging your way down Mainstreet with four ounces of synthetic material blaring out Carly Rae Jepsen, remember, you're doing it wrong.

[Source: Engadget]

Bamboo Tablet from Wacom

Wacom have released a rather natty graphics tablet for the masses, called Bamboo. This new tablet can be yours for under £70 in the UK and offers a good resolution, 512 levels of pressure sensitivity, and a new scroll type area for zooming in and out of images. It also features express buttons for assigning shortcuts. Check out the full review here soon.

**UPDATE** Good news, our Bamboo review unit is winging its way to us now, so expect to see a review by Mid-June.

30 Stunning One-Page Websites

Who said websites need more than one page ? The one page website can be very effective - especially when used as a portfolio website as they let the site take a back seat and let the work shine through. Here we take a look at some examples of the best one-pagers ….

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12 Ways to Pimp Your Office

Collection of cool & unique chairs, desks and other office accessories to really set your desk apart. This is a fantastic look at some awesome bits of furniture.

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Top 10 Most Beautiful Blog Designs

"Design matters - as much as people argue against the face, it does. Blog design is no different. A poorly designed blog with amazing content will not receive as many readers as a beautifully designed blog with equal content." - 10 of the most well designed blogs on the Interweb.

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50 Amazing Ads You Haven't Seen

Most advertisements are dull and boring to look at. Here is a set of 50 advertisements that stand out from the rest. Each of these is unique and creative. Collected over a 5 month period.

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