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Detroit MI Buick LaCrosse Receives High Marks in Car and Drivers ?Car Designers Graded’

Detroit MI Buick LaCrosse is General Motors’ newly-graded, A student. In the newest issue of Car and Driver, Phil Patton, a teacher at the School of Visual Arts in New York and automobile-design writer for the New York Times, graded all of the major car designers ranging from American automakers like General Motors, Ford and Chrysler to European automakers such as Volkswagen, BMW, and Jaguar.

Top-students such as the Ferrari and Jaguar, both with A’s, were followed closely by Kia and Detroit MI automaker General Motors with their cars, including GM’s stylish Buick LaCrosse, being graded at an A-.

The designer for Buick, Ed Welburn, is said to be reviving the Buick with the LaCrosse concept. Rated above BMW, Audi and Ford—all graded with B’s—General Motors should be proud of Welburn for putting them on the map of high-class design.

It should be mentioned that carmakers who may have been considered higher on the design-pole were not called out as such this time around. Subaru’s WRX along with Porsche and its new Panamera were ranked at a B-. Porsche got this grade for the Panamera’s changed and stretched figure. It is hard to modify any part of a Porsche with such a classic and unchanging history of design.

Average students who received passing marks were Honda/Acura with a C- and Mitsubishi’s little “bean on wheels”, the i-MiEV, who took a C.

The lowest-graded kid in class this issue was Toyota/Lexus with a D+. This Japanese company’s new design campaign “Vibrant Clarity” for Toyota and “L-Finesse” for Lexus came up short with bland curves and overall dull appearance, according to Phil Patton.

This month’s report card may have been disappointing for some, but reward-worthy for others like the Buick LaCrosse who can now show off its new gold star to its proud parents in Detroit MI. Congratulations to all high-graded students, and to those who graded less than expected, maybe it’s time for a study group.

Here at Michigan Auto Times we’re not surprised the LaCrosse received high marks in design because we named it our Top Pick for Family Sedan.

MI Auto Times covers all Michigan automotive news all the time, featuring newly released vehicle recall information, relevant Michigan automaker news, vehicle ratings and comparisons, and everything else auto-related Michigan and world readers need to know.

 

Detroit MI Buick LaCrosse Receives High Marks in Car and Drivers ?Car Designers Graded’

Detroit MI Buick LaCrosse is General Motors’ newly-graded, A student. In the newest issue of Car and Driver, Phil Patton, a teacher at the School of Visual Arts in New York and automobile-design writer for the New York Times, graded all of the major car designers ranging from American automakers like General Motors, Ford and Chrysler to European automakers such as Volkswagen, BMW, and Jaguar.

Top-students such as the Ferrari and Jaguar, both with A’s, were followed closely by Kia and Detroit MI automaker General Motors with their cars, including GM’s stylish Buick LaCrosse, being graded at an A-.

The designer for Buick, Ed Welburn, is said to be reviving the Buick with the LaCrosse concept. Rated above BMW, Audi and Ford—all graded with B’s—General Motors should be proud of Welburn for putting them on the map of high-class design.

It should be mentioned that carmakers who may have been considered higher on the design-pole were not called out as such this time around. Subaru’s WRX along with Porsche and its new Panamera were ranked at a B-. Porsche got this grade for the Panamera’s changed and stretched figure. It is hard to modify any part of a Porsche with such a classic and unchanging history of design.

Average students who received passing marks were Honda/Acura with a C- and Mitsubishi’s little “bean on wheels”, the i-MiEV, who took a C.

The lowest-graded kid in class this issue was Toyota/Lexus with a D+. This Japanese company’s new design campaign “Vibrant Clarity” for Toyota and “L-Finesse” for Lexus came up short with bland curves and overall dull appearance, according to Phil Patton.

This month’s report card may have been disappointing for some, but reward-worthy for others like the Buick LaCrosse who can now show off its new gold star to its proud parents in Detroit MI.

Congratulations to all high-graded students, and to those who graded less than expected, maybe it’s time for a study group.

Here at Michigan Auto Times we’re not surprised the LaCrosse received high marks in design because we named it our Top Pick for Family Sedan.

MI Auto Times covers all Michigan automotive news all the time, featuring newly released vehicle recall information, relevant Michigan automaker news, vehicle ratings and comparisons, and everything else auto-related Michigan and world readers need to know.

 

Office 2013 helps coders and designers?

Many people asked why Microsoft waited for so long before launching Office 15. Did the process of development take so long that Microsoft’s engineers failed to provide a developer version or even a beta version in almost two and a half years? This is something hard to believe.

It is rather easy to think about business reasons, like the supposed marketing strategy of launching only one big product every year, so people need to buy the previous versions and then do an update. However, this is not to be discussed in the wide world, as the main problem of the future consumers of Office 2013 is: what will the suite be able to do? How will it be different from the other previous Office suites? And finally, does it worth upgrading?

We should start by saying that, if most of the rumors regarding the office suite may be true, then the problem isn’t if the upgrade worth’s, but how can you do it sooner and faster. This means that Office 15 will come with a series of enhancements which weren’t available in any form under Office 2010 or 2007.

So, what is it going to be? A new application bundled along the lasting Word, Excel, and PowerPoint? Well, it won’t be just one application. Rumors suggests that the release of Office 2013 will come together wind bundled applications for developers like web-designers and coders.

To be more precise, it is thought that Office 2013 might support JavaScript and also HTML5. Microsoft would insert a few applications which will help developers to create applications for the Windows Operating System without using third party applications, but by using Office 2013 suite.

Some might say that even Word 2007 had an option for HTML.

Well, HTML5 means something totally different, as there is no longer the need for flash, and guess who won’t see this to well? If Microsoft bundles an app that can create HTML5 (aka flash-free) web content, how will the usage of Adobe Flash Player perform? We will have to wait and see what is going to happen.

However, rumors haven’t always become true, so we should expect anything from Microsoft when launching the first developer version of Office 15. After all, taking almost 4 years to design and improve a piece of software should provide great results, not to mention that the stake is very high, when competitors like Adobe are worried about the possible result.

So, will Office 2013 be better than Office 2010? There is nothing certain, but rumors tend to answer yes. Might it worth upgrading from Office 2007 or 2010 to Office 2013? As well, based on rumors, it should.

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