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NYC Met Museum of Arts brings 400,000 images to public domain

NYC Met Museum of Arts brings 400,000 images to public domain

The New York City Metropolitan Museum of Art has made a massive collection of images available to the public domain this month. Bringing 400,000 images - most of which have never been seen on the web before - to the public is a big step for the museum in joining a large cross-section of institutions implementing similar initiatives. "I am delighted that digital technology can open the doors to this trove of images from our encyclopedic collection," said Thomas P. Campbell, Director and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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HR Giger dead at 74: A legacy of Aliens and bizarre Batmobiles

HR Giger dead at 74: A legacy of Aliens and bizarre Batmobiles

Swiss surrealist artist H.R. Giger has died at the age of 74, best known for having designed the iconic Xenomorph star of the Alien movies, for which he won an Oscar. Giger's style, a blending of biological parts with mechanical elements, was dubbed "biomechanical", and became a recurring and challenging theme throughout his life. However, while he may be most memorable for designing the creature that terrorized Sigourney Weaver's Ellen Ripley, Giger's CV has many unusual twists to it.

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Titanfall life-size Titans behind the scenes with Daniel’s Wood Land

Titanfall life-size Titans behind the scenes with Daniel’s Wood Land

There’s a massive Titan making its way across Germany right now in a tour that’s promoting Titanfall to the masses. As we’re suitably addicted to all things Titanfall at the moment, we decided to investigate this monster closer, finding the creator of not just this one Titan, but the other US and UK-based model as well. Here we chat with CJ Berg Theming Designer for Daniel’s Wood Land about the creation of the world’s only two life-sized Titans in existence today!

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Forensic Astronomy determines exact date and time Monet painted “Sunset” masterpiece

Forensic Astronomy determines exact date and time Monet painted “Sunset” masterpiece

Monet was one of the most famous artiest to ever put brush to canvas. His body of work has some of the most identifiable pieces of art ever created and over the years more than a few people have looked at his art and wondered exactly when and where the artist captured the landscapes he is famous for. One of these landscape masterpieces is called "Sunset."

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Samsung teams with Kidrobot for live Galaxy painting with Buff Monster, Woes, Scribe

Samsung teams with Kidrobot for live Galaxy painting with Buff Monster, Woes, Scribe

Samsung has decided to to tap into the collectable artist toys market with Kidrobot this week at CES 2014, inviting several artists to create unique one-off Samsung Galaxy Gear, S4, and Note devices. We’re seeing paint literally applied to cases for the Galaxy Note 10.1 and Note 4, Galaxy S 4, and to the band as well as the body of the smartwatch Galaxy Gear. With artists Scribe, Buff Monster and Woes ready to roll, Samsung brings wild style to their smart devices.

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FiftyThree’s Pencil is a smart, carpenter-style stylus for iOS Paper

FiftyThree’s Pencil is a smart, carpenter-style stylus for iOS Paper

FiftyThree, the company behind iOS apps Paper and Book, has created a carpenter-style stylus for use with Paper. Aptly and simply dubbed "Pencil," the stylus lets you erase with the top end just as you would with a normal pencil. It also lets you blend marks on your iPad with your finger, and it can tell your iPad the difference between your palm resting on the display and the Pencil itself.

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Banksy uses cellphone service to turn NYC to outdoor art gallery

Banksy uses cellphone service to turn NYC to outdoor art gallery

Starting this afternoon, international graffiti know-it-all Banksy begins his newest and greatest art exhibit to date: the entirety of New York City, New York. What you'll find is the artist connecting with citizens and visitors of the city with cell phone technology the same way indoor art exhibits work with headphones and purchase-at-counter guide packs. Banksy art pieces will be accompanied by phone numbers that connect to a network of presentation pieces available to anyone with their own phone service.

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