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An illustration of an early Phone (1) concept

Nothing confirms Phone (1) will have a translucent design

The Ear (1) creators are trying to highlight the internals of its upcoming Android phone by bringing them to the surface.

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Kanye West McDonald's Big Mac box carton

Kanye West finally reveals his futuristic McDonald’s packaging

Ye’s lovin’ it.

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Instagram's visual refresh doesn't make me want to click buy

As quirky creative inspiration, Instagram's new typeface, gradients, and colors are great. For the company's focus on shopping and video, I'm less sure.

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Lego’s version of ‘The Starry Night’ is an absolute masterpiece

This 2,316-piece set was a fan idea and pays tribute to Vincent van Gogh’s most iconic artwork, The Starry Night.

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Qualcomm's wireless AR glasses concept seems like an important stepping stone

The Wireless AR Smart Viewer looks cool, until you hear about the battery life — only around 30 minutes of operation.

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NYC's new limited-edition MetroCard celebrates Notorious B.I.G.'s 50th birthday

Only four subway stations will have them, and it’s “not guaranteed” you’ll secure one.

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Samsung’s Pokéball charging case turns your Galaxy Buds 2 into cosplay

The official collab between Samsung and Pokémon has delivered a limited-edition Pokéball charging case for your wireless Galaxy Buds 2.

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Google's new eco-conscious Bay View campus looks like an actual football stadium

It's the first campus developed by Google itself and is completely electric.

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Asus’s wild new Evangelion collab lets you anime your whole PC setup

We initially thought the collab was a few pieces of hardware, but it turns out Asus is releasing Evangelion-themed computer peripherals and clothing.

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Teenage Engineering packed 100 features into its $2,000 synthesizer

The OP-1 Field follows up on its popular portable synth from 2011, but upgraded with a ton of modern features.

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Lego Optimus Prime is coming this summer

The toy brand continues a strong year with an homage to the leader of the autobots.

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Google shows off Pixel Watch that’s not coming until the fall

The company’s answer to the Apple Watch is round, coming this fall, and deeply integrated with Fitbit.

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Google says screw it: Here’s what Pixel 7 and 7 Pro look like

We weren't expecting these two flagship Android phones to show up at Google I/O 2022 — two seasons early.

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Asus’ new Vivobook Slates are a pop art explosion

The company is releasing two versions of its Surface Pro-inspired Vivobook 13 Slate OLED laptop with some absolutely ridiculous designs from artists Steve Harrington and Philip Colbert.

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Motorola's next phone might be a rollable, common sense be damned

The new phone, codenamed "Felix," reportedly unrolls like a scroll and runs Android 12. It’s sounds too goofy as hell — if it ever gets made.

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Let’s just put shoulder straps on all gadgets now

The Soundcore Motion Boom Plus and Snap's new Pixy drone have one thing in common: a shoulder strap.

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