Microsoft is set to begin sales of its Zune digital media player in the US next month, in a bid to rival Apple Computer’s iPod and iTunes products. The 30GB music and video player will cost $250 (£134), though a date and price for UK distribution have yet to be announced. It is understood to have been designed in-house by Microsoft in Redmond, Washington and comes in brown, black or white, with a three-inch LCD screen that can be swung into landscape or portrait positions.
The games company’s Labo kit features flat-pack cardboard sheets that can be transformed into pianos, motorbikes and fishing rods when combined with the Nintendo Switch console.
An online survey of over 1,200 illustrators has found that the majority think they would struggle financially if illustration was their only source of income.
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The museum is set to open in September, and will include permanent galleries showcasing historical and current Scottish design and a temporary exhibition on the cultural impact of ocean liners.