Weekly Roundup: Essential Phone cheaper, RIP Microsoft's Kinect, Uber Credit Card and More

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We all had a long week of work, school and maybe vacation (some of us) and after spending some time relaxing with family, friends; we'll mostly spend be ready to tackle a new week. Before you do, it's time for the Weekly Roundup where we curated our some of the interesting things that happened on the Web either it is news, a new tool to try, a cool video and some sites inspiration that caught on attention. We'll also include some Abduzeedo articles from the past week just in case that you've missed them. Time to sit back, see what you've missed and gear up for the next one.

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From the Web

The Essential Phone just became a really good deal now that it costs $500 via TheNextWeb

 

Weekly Roundup: Essential Phone cheaper, RIP Microsoft's Kinect, Uber Credit Card and More

 

Iceland knows how to do proper political campaign videos via TheNextWeb

 

Weekly Roundup: Essential Phone cheaper, RIP Microsoft's Kinect, Uber Credit Card and More

 

Google supercharges Gmail with third-party add-ons via TheNextWeb

 

Weekly Roundup: Essential Phone cheaper, RIP Microsoft's Kinect, Uber Credit Card and More

 

RIP Microsoft’s Kinect you were too good for gamers anyway via TheNextWeb

 

Weekly Roundup: Essential Phone cheaper, RIP Microsoft's Kinect, Uber Credit Card and More

 

Uber’s launched a new credit card, and I can’t wait to get one via TheNextWeb

 

Weekly Roundup: Essential Phone cheaper, RIP Microsoft's Kinect, Uber Credit Card and More

 

Googler proves any iPhone app with camera permission can secretly record you via TheNextWeb

 

Weekly Roundup: Essential Phone cheaper, RIP Microsoft's Kinect, Uber Credit Card and More

 

Nvidia CEO: “No more than 4 years to have fully autonomous cars on the road” via TheNextWeb

 

Weekly Roundup: Essential Phone cheaper, RIP Microsoft's Kinect, Uber Credit Card and More

 

A doctor was asked to test an iPhone gadget and ended up diagnosing his own cancer via TheNextWeb

 

Weekly Roundup: Essential Phone cheaper, RIP Microsoft's Kinect, Uber Credit Card and More

 

From Abduzeedo

Web Design: Sense6 Fashion Website Design

 Let's kick it off with a clean and simple web design project by Lithuania-based branding studio called: Andstudio. It's a classy design with a nice flow and a little beautiful play on the typography with a combination of Bodoni 72 and Brandon Grotesque. The mixture of black & white pictures gives the website a light approach where you will be focusing on the items. The pictures are stunning and by Visvaldas Morkevičius. 

Weekly Roundup: Essential Phone cheaper, RIP Microsoft's Kinect, Uber Credit Card and More

 

36 Days by Vinicius Araújo

 We're excited to share this rad personal project by Rio de Janeiro based graphic designer Vinicius Araújo titled 36 Days whereby he has inexplicably applied brand styles to letters of the alphabet leveraging a potpourri of graphic, industrial and motion design. We love how Vinicius only used Helvetica to create a representation of unique products we all know and love. A for Apple, B for Beats and so on. There isn't much written about the project so it is left up to us to interpret in our own special way. Be sure to check out Vinicius' Behance for more inspiring work from this Brazilian talent. 

Weekly Roundup: Essential Phone cheaper, RIP Microsoft's Kinect, Uber Credit Card and More

 

Digital Art & Illustration: Summer Diary Series

 Summer might be over but it never is with Digital Art. That's the idea behind the concept with the mighty folks from Hunky-Dunky. Let's go through your beautiful summer memories through CGI and illustrative form, it's definitely a cool series! I love the fact that they expressed it like a journal with dates and funny quotes. Hit it! 

Weekly Roundup: Essential Phone cheaper, RIP Microsoft's Kinect, Uber Credit Card and More

 

Introducing InVision Design Manager + Brand.AI Acquisition

 Let me start by saying that the awesome folks from InVision are literally on fire lately. In a very good way, they are bringing their tool with more features and changing our way of working in this beautiful industry. Last week, we've featured their latest InVision Studio and now they are back and introducing InVision Design Manager. What is it? It's basically one place where you can manage all UI/UX components with versions, access from both Sketch and InVision Studio, keep code in Sync and a lot more. Let's take a dive! 

Weekly Roundup: Essential Phone cheaper, RIP Microsoft's Kinect, Uber Credit Card and More

 

Tide X Otter: Beautiful, Sustainably Designed Surfboard

 We were lusting after this beautiful surfboard at first sight and then we discovered the wood was sourced from sustainable woodlands and we fell in complete love. As part of a workshop to design and make his own surfboard, Martin Spurway worked with Otter Surfboards in Porthtowan, UK to make a wooden surfboard sourced from sustainable woodlands. The board is designed to mix traditional surfboard construction techniques similar to Tom Blake in the 1930's with a modern design aesthetic. Thanks to Spurway, we're able to showcase his entire design process from preparation as well as the 5 day workshop at Otter Surfboards. To finalize this beautiful project, Spurway partnered with Diplock Phoenix in Wadebridge, UK board to finish and glass the board. 

Weekly Roundup: Essential Phone cheaper, RIP Microsoft's Kinect, Uber Credit Card and More

 

Written by

François Hoang

Running by the name of François Hoang, I am the Editor and one of the writers on the blog. If you wanna request a feature, tweet me at @AoiroStudio.

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