Review: Dell’s XPS 13 Plus pulls high performance from a frustrating design

Enlarge / Dell’s XPS 13 Plus clamshell laptop. (credit: Scharon Harding) Specs at a glance: Dell XPS 13 Plus (9320) Worst Best As reviewed Screen 13.4-inch 1920×1200 IPS non-touch screen 13.4-inch 3840×2400 IPS touchscreen or 13.4-inch 3456×2160 OLED touchscreen 13.4-inch 3456×2160 OLED touchscreen OS Windows 11 Home Windows 11 Pro Windows 11 Home CPU Intel Core i5-1240P Intel […]

The Design Of Futurama’s Hypnotoad Was A Subtle Nod To The Simpsons

In the 2001 “Futurama” episode “The Day the Earth Stood Stupid,” Leela (Katey Sagal) has chosen to enter her beloved pet Nibbler into an intergalactic pet show. Fry (Billy West) comments that the animals at such shows are well-trained and difficult to beat. Leela points out that the dogs aren’t an issue, but one really has to […]

10 Women of Title Design – Part Six

We are ecstatic to present part six of our annual 10 Women of Title Design feature, bringing the number of women showcased to 60! In March of 2015, we published our first article in celebration of International Women’s Day entitled 10 Women of Title Design. Every year since, we’ve returned with a new group of 10 […]

SXSW 2020 Film Awards: Title Design Finalists

The SXSW 2020 Title Design Competition screening and judging process, set to take place on March 15th in Austin, Texas, was cancelled this year. So we’ve brought all the nominated work together here. For title designers in the United States, there are few avenues for formal peer recognition. There is no Oscar for title sequence […]

2020 Emmy Nominations for Main Title Design

09/20/2020 UPDATE:Congratulations to Digital Kitchen on their Outstanding Main Title Design Emmy win for Godfather of Harlem and to composer Nathan Barr for his Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music award for Hollywood. Digital Kitchen has previously received the Emmy in Outstanding Main Title Design for their work on shows Six Feet Under (2001) and Dexter (2006). This […]

SXSW 2021 Film Awards: Title Design Finalists

The SXSW Title Design Competition, normally showcased in front of a large audience and featuring an in-person judging process in Austin, Texas, has been shifted to an all-digital experience for 2021. We’ve compiled all of the finalist title sequences here. Last year on March 6, the 2020 edition of the SXSW Conference & Festivals was […]

2021 Emmy Nominations for Main Title Design

09/14/2021 UPDATE:Congratulations to studio King and Country on their Outstanding Main Title Design Emmy win for The Good Lord Bird and to composer Blake Neely for his Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music award for The Flight Attendant. This is the first Emmy win and first nominations for creative director Efrain Montanez, art director Eduardo […]

This massive rocket creates a fireball as it launches, and that’s by design

About five seconds before liftoff, fire consumes the Delta IV Heavy rocket cores. [credit: United Launch Alliance ] Anyone who watched the launch of United Launch Alliance’s Delta IV Heavy rocket on Saturday was treated to an up-close view of the liftoff. This vantage point, showing the three-core rocket taking off beneath blue skies, offered […]