So much news passes before our collective eyes every day that we couldn't possibly cover it all. Mostly because much of it isn't worth covering! But here are a some borderline tidbits we passed on, just in case.

Design 101 in a Well-Designed Video

If you're going to design a video about design, that video had better be designed within an inch of its life. Fortunately, this one is! But while we're on the subject, now seems like as good a time as any to request that all opera reviews be sung and all sports broadcasts be done in uniform. The end.



Droid 4 Might Be Getting Here By Christmas

If you're in the market for a cold, heartless slab of a stocking stuffer, the next-generation Droid (originally thought to be dropping Dec. 8) wil reportedly Dec. 22nd. Or you could give them a hug, you know? Basic, heartfelt human interaction. Think about it. [Droid Life]


AT&T Is Testing a 4G LTE Lumia Yes Please Oh God Yes Wonderful

My phone right now? A Lumia 800. It's wonderful. No, it's better than wonderful, it's one of the most joyous hardware/software combos in mobile right now. But it's Europe only at the moment, and will be until a US carrier works out whether to launch an LTE version of it on these shores. And according to CNET it looks—thankfully—like AT&T is taking the bait. [CNET]


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