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Giant robot invades Blue Willow plates for geeky dinnerware

Classic Blue Willow-pattern plates get a modern makeover with the addition of a giant robot.

By Feb. 3, 2014


California first to get electronic license plates? Easier to track?

The California State Senate approves a bill that would allow for a pilot program to test digital license plates. Will it involve tracking?

By Sep. 7, 2013


Banned license plates: DMV is hip to your txtspeak

Many state motor vehicle departments are keeping up with txtspeak and banning vulgar acronyms from appearing in personalized plates on the road.

By Jan. 29, 2013


The new real reason Steve Jobs never had license plates

According to an apparently reliable source, Jobs realized that California allowed you six months to get plates. So he changed cars before the sixth month was up. Thinking different, indeed.

By Oct. 27, 2011


Why digital license plates are a great idea

California's plan to have digital license plates opens up a whole new avenue for the finest digital creativity. It is an opportunity not to be missed.

By Jun. 21, 2010


California ponders digital license plates with ads

California officially has the worst traffic in the country, and it's about to become the most annoying: the legislature is examining ways to create electronic license plates that support ads.

By Jun. 18, 2010


Party plates designed for one-handed eating

These clever plates let you hold your food in one hand and eat it with the other without spilling.

By Mar. 9, 2010


Set of plates make a great conversation starter

Chat plates from the MoMA Design Store look like conversation bubbles

By Mar. 27, 2009


Obama commemorative plates vs. high-end audio

Even before President Obama was sworn in, booming sales of Obama plaques, plates, T-shirts, and coins were, in small ways, boosting our economy.

By Jan. 20, 2009


Map plates bring the world a little closer together

Serving platters that are shaped like various countries form a map when pieced together.

By Nov. 20, 2008