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History of Modern Design

History of Modern Design

"This insightful, wide-ranging book surveys applied arts and industrial design from the eighteenth century to the present day, exploring the dynamic relationship between design and manufacturing, and the technological, social, and commercial context in which the relationship developed. The effects of a vastly enlarged audience for the products of modern design and the complex dyanmic of mass consumption are also discussed. Part of this dynamic reveals that products serve as signs for desires...

PC Mag

PC Mag

PCMag.com is a leading authority on technology, delivering Labs-based, independent reviews of the latest products and services. Our expert industry analysis and practical solutions help you make better buying decisions and get more from technology.

Chair

Chair

The chair—you’re likely sitting in one right now. Yet, despite its common presence in offices, restaurants, and homes, we very rarely stop to think about the origins of the chair and its place in culture. After all, the human body is actually more suited to sitting on the ground than on a chair; and as a result, chairs often cause back problems. Nonetheless, in Western culture, as Anne Massey explains, the chair is an object that marks our place in the modern world. Massey explores how,...

Computer Gamer's Bible

Computer Gamer's Bible

Discover how to make your PC the ultimate gaming machine … Take your gaming experience to the next level! This one-of-a-kind reference examines the latest hardware and software, explains how to improve your current system, and provides step-by-step instructions for installing a video card, programming a joystick, and more. From the hottest new games to peripherals, sound and video cards, 3D controllers, and multiplayer network connections, the Computer Gamer's Bible delivers all you need to...

Playing Passion's Game

Playing Passion's Game

In most games, you play to win. In matters of the heart, you play for keeps. Trent Williams’s entire world revolves around her love of gaming. She has little time for romantic distractions and prefers instead to be with her closest friends who, like her, live for the thrill that comes from a competition well played. Happy in her job, seemingly content with her life, Trent still finds herself haunted by the past that threatens to keep her alone forever. The self-imposed solitude she places on...

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Massachusetts Gaming Commission plans public hearing on daily fantasy sports sites like DraftKings on Dec. 10

But Massachusetts Gaming Commission chair Stephen Crosby noted there are other online gaming avenues to be considered. “We’re not concerned just about daily fantasy sports. We’re concerned about the whole range of electronic online games, which are ...

Racing and Gaming fines casinos in Osceola, Council Bluffs for underage gambling violations

But I am glad that you are taking steps to correct a lot of this, ” Mertz says. Racing and Gaming Commission chair Jeff Lamberti of Ankeny was asked about the decision to levy the $60,000 fine against Lakeside instead of $20,000 for each of the six ...

Q&A with the playoff selection chair

STATS: In your role as selection chair this year, how is it going to change for you ... The teams are going in opposite directions with W&M on a six-game winning streak and the Spiders losing two straight close games. The matchup features the two leading ...

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