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The New Budapest Metro Line Is An Awesome Psychedelic Trip

After ten years of extremely expensive, slow, and politically messed up construction work — it is a long and sad story of government corruption and incompetence — Budapest, the Hungarian capital, got its fourth metro line today. Despite its ill-fated genesis and controversial usefulness, the Metro 4 is an amazing engineering, architectural, and artistic achievement, a mix of stunning concrete structures and trippy ornamentation. It looks stunning.


How The Persian Gulf Is Quietly Building A Railroad Empire

In the US, the arrival of a new tunnel boring machine is huge news, warranting naming ceremonies and Twitter accounts. Meanwhile, in Doha, officials have quietly signed a contract to buy 15 boring machines to build a sprawling new train system. And that’s nothing compared to the massive transit network being built to connect the rest of the Gulf states.


Microsoft Surface RT Australian Review: Little Black Book

It took Microsoft almost a decade to design its first piece of tablet hardware. Seven years of hard development, refinement and tuning before it wound up with what we now know as Surface. Two models of Surface tablet will hit the market in the next few months. The Surface RT is first off the rank, so how does it stack up to other ARM-powered tablets?


Keep Windows 8 Tiles At Bay With RetroUI

If you don’t like the concept of Windows 8′s Metro (or whatever they’re calling it these days) UI style for whatever reason, there’s a way to get around it. RetroUI is a program that will take users directly to the Classic desktop after login, and even lock the new UI away completely.


On Second Thought: Microsoft Is Calling Metro 'Modern UI Style' Now

Word yesterday was that Microsoft was changing the official name of its Metro UI to “Windows 8.” Except, not totally. Today, the Verge is referencing several Microsoft listings for upcoming events referring to Metro/Windows 8/Fancy New UI as Modern UI. Ugh.


Microsoft's 'Metro' UI Is Now Just 'Windows 8'

Microsoft is ditching the “Metro” name for its live tiles UI in Windows 8 and Windows Phone. It was a bit of a mystery as to what it was going to be called. Apparently, it’s just going to be “Windows 8″. [The Next Web]


Windows 8 May Force You To Boot Into The UI Formerly Known As Metro

Don’t like Windows 8′s new, currently unnamed, tablet-leaning interface? Too bad. Microsoft is apparently going to make you love it, and step one of the process is forcing you to boot into it, claims ZDnet.


A Few Unsolicited Suggestions For Renaming Windows Metro

Taking a cue out of the playbooks of famous name-changers like Ron Artest, Cat Stevens and Prince, Microsoft isn’t calling its UI design Metro anymore. Although that’s the official title MS has been using for years, it’s reportedly making the shift due to legal reasons — ever heard of a German company called Metro? Neither have we. But apparently they have lawyers!


What Should Microsoft Call Metro Now?

Since we now know that Microsoft has yanked the (code)name Metro for its Windows 8 user interface, let’s have a group think and figure out what Microsoft should rename its now-nameless UI.


Microsoft: Metro Isn't Called Metro Anymore

Well, this is going to be weird. After calling Microsoft’s radically wonderful UI design “Metro” for a couple of years now, Microsoft is said to be ditching the name for legal reasons. So now what the hell do we call it?