What could Google’s new platform Stadia mean for gamers?

The online streaming service will work on a range of screens, from TVs to tablets, and will let players switch from watching games on YouTube to playing them instantly.

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Should Plaid Cymru be rebranded to sound more English?

The Welsh political party has suggested it may be changing its name to the New Wales Party, in a bid to be more “inclusive”, particularly towards non-Welsh speakers. We look at whether anglicising regional brands can make them more accessible, or whether it only serves to ostracise native speakers.

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Holi festival 2019: how designers use colour in ingenious ways

This week the Hindu festival of colours takes place, which sees communities across the world throw powder over each other to mark the start of Spring and celebrate love, joy and new beginnings. Inspired by this, creatives tell us about colourful design projects, which use the spectrum in inventive, charming and clever ways.

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Design Week Awards 2019 judges revealed…

Experts on branding (Jack Renwick), social design (Sophie Thomas), exhibition design (Lucienne Roberts) are joined by Ustwo design director Helen Fuchs, The Guardian’s digital director Ben Longden and many more.

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Samaritans rebrands to show it’s “so much more than a helpline”

The suicide prevention charity has been given a new look by Spencer Du Bois, which looks to help make it more appealing to younger audiences while highlighting what it offers beyond its listening service.

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How a no-deal Brexit could affect cigarette packaging

Tobacco manufacturers claim a loss of access to the EU’s picture library could encourage illicit trade, while anti-smoking campaigners say adopting Australia’s imagery instead will still be “effective in reducing smoking”.

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Spring statement 2019: how does it impact designers?

Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced help for small businesses, more technical courses and a funding boost for digital, tech and science in this year’s “mini-budget”, which comes amid Brexit confusion.

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Prisoners are being taught how to code in move to “reduce reoffending”

The Government has invested £100,000 into the scheme, which is being run by not-for-profit group Code4000 and aims to expand to prisons across the UK.

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Designers to watch: Daniela Paredes

As part of our series looking at up-and-coming creatives, we speak to Daniela Paredes, who tells us about how she co-created the Gravity Sketch virtual reality design tool, what travelling the world has taught her, and how she learnt to take criticism.

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