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  • Letterpress design revived for St Brides conference

    The messy, slow and painstaking manual process of letterpress printing dropped out of the mainstream 30 years ago, but is currently enjoying a small-scale revival as a craft; a conference next month at St Bride Library, a graphic design and typography centre, turns its gaze to the trend.

  • October's coolest gadgets

    October began, as it always does, with Japan's biggest electronics show: Ceatec. The show attracted a little over 196,000 visitors who got a chance to see the best of the Japanese electronics industry, including some exciting new prototypes of devices that are still some way from hitting the market.

  • VideoPier simplifies MPEG-2/AVCHD camcorder use

    Aquafadas has announced the release of VideoPier and VideoPier HD, two new utilities designed to help users of camcorders that use MPEG-2 or AVCHD. VideoPier and VideoPier HD cost US$49 and $79, respectively.

  • Duke UK creates Crossover sites for Nissan

    Duke UK, a full service digital agency based in Soho, has just launched three new Web sites for Nissan’s Crossover range. The range includes Nissan’s QASHQAI, QASHQAI+2 and Murano models. All three sites have just gone live covering all of Nissan’s European territories, in 28 languages. They’ll go towards promoting the range of Crossover models and establish what Crossover actually is in the minds of consumers.

  • EXHIBITION: Josiah McElheny at White Cube Hoxton

    Sculptor and installation artist Josiah McElheny holds a solo exhibition at White Cube Hoxton Square, starting tomorrow (October 14). The exhibition, titled Island Universe, is centred around a large-scale installation of the name.

  • Microsoft Live Labs shows social-media indexing Web app

    Just as the US is in its last weeks of a heated presidential campaign, Microsoft's Live Labs group has launched a Web-based application that surfaces what it considers the recent political articles and documents that are getting the most attention and discussion among Web users.

  • Microsoft redesigns Xbox 360 dashboard

    Microsoft is reworking the interface for its Xbox Live service, which is the largest social network of its kind with 14 million members. With the 'New Xbox Experience' the Xbox 360's entire interface has been reworked and streamlined, specifically in regards to Xbox Live.

  • Scope art fair comes to London

    International art fair Scope returns to London for the fourth year running next week. The fair showcases the work of up-and-coming galleries from all over the world. A total of 50 institutions will be displaying their work.

  • Microsoft denies Xbox 360 Blu-ray report

    "As we've said before, Microsoft has no plans to introduce an Xbox 360 Blu-ray add-on," a Microsoft representative told GamePro on Thursday, killing persistent rumors suggesting otherwise. "Games are what drive consumers to purchase game consoles, and we remain focused on providing the largest library of blockbuster games available."

  • Animate Projects takes eco-shorts on tour

    A series of shorts calling attention to climate change and other ecological threats will tour the UK next month in a joint project launched by Animate Projects, RSA Arts & Ecology, and the Arts Council England.

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