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Behance subscriptions feature offers creators an alternative to Patreon

Behance subscriptions feature offers creators an alternative to Patreon

Behance, a platform for creative individuals to showcase their work and skills, has added a new subscription option that allows creators to earn money from followers in a manner similar to Patreon. Followers have the option of subscribing to a creator, while that creator can make special content available only to their subscribers.

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Fortnite The Rift Tour event concert teases Ariana Grande [UPDATE]

Fortnite The Rift Tour event concert teases Ariana Grande [UPDATE]

The Epic Games "The Rift Tour" event will (very likely) host Ariana Grande in an in-game concert event. This event will take place first on Friday, August 6, 2021, starting at 3PM PDT. That's also 6PM EDT and 11PM BST, all on Friday, August 6, 2021. There'll also be a replay event (and alternate times) in a variety of areas around the world.

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The United States just sold a Wu-Tang album

The United States just sold a Wu-Tang album

It's official: "Once Upon a Time in Shaolin" by the Wu-Tang Clan has been sold by the United States government. An announcement from the United States Attorney's Office in the Eastern District of New York made it official that the album was sold to an anonymous buyer. The album had previously been purchased by one Martin Shkreli for a winning auction bid of $2-million USD. The album was seized by the government after Shkreli's arrest and sold after convictions on counts of fraud in Shkreli's associated pharmaceuticals company Retrophin.

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World’s oldest Neanderthal art released as 3D file for free

World’s oldest Neanderthal art released as 3D file for free

Back about 51,000 years ago, a Neanderthal decided they would express their artistic soul to work on a piece of deer bone. This individual resided in what's now known as Northern Germany's Harz Mountains. Not only did this ancient artist have the capacity to carve a pattern into bone, they knew enough about the physical properties of the bone to use hot water to make its surface soft enough to carve.

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IKEA and Sonos’ picture frame speaker has one big problem

IKEA and Sonos’ picture frame speaker has one big problem

Sonos and IKEA have returned with another surprisingly affordable speaker, but the SYMFONISK Picture Frame hides its music in plain sight. In the process it has added a new element of design to the partnership though, as excited as I am for more attainable connected speakers, I can't help but feel that neither company has quite closed the loop on this third product.

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ELEGOO Mars 3 LCD 3D printer, Mercury X, Neptune X FDM pre-orders begin

ELEGOO Mars 3 LCD 3D printer, Mercury X, Neptune X FDM pre-orders begin

ELEGOO just revealed pre-order information for three products in their 3D printing gadget collection. The ELEGOO Mars 3 ULTRA 4K Mono LCD 3D printer, the ELEGOO Mercury X (bundle, washing and curing machines), and the ELEGOO Neptune X FDM 3D printer are all ready to roll for pre-order starting at around 2PM UTC (9AM Central Time) on the 10th of June, 2021.

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Grid 4S hands-on and eyes-on – tech history meets art

Grid 4S hands-on and eyes-on – tech history meets art

Many of us probably have our favorite phones and gadgets we'd like to preserve for posterity and nostalgia even if they don't even turn on anymore. Most of those, however, end up forgotten in drawers where they can even become potential fire hazards. The folks over at Grid Studio, however, have come up with a very tasteful and beautiful way of preserving pieces of smartphone history that can also be quite informative as well. Enter the Grid 4S which takes one of Apple's most important iPhones, takes it apart, and enthrones it in a hand-assembled masterpiece of industrial art fit for any iPhone or Apple fan's living room.

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Warhol NFT auction opens Pandora’s Box on “original art”

Warhol NFT auction opens Pandora’s Box on “original art”

Christies is set to auction several Andy Warhol digital works of art on the NFT blockchain. This would at first seem like the perfect opportunity to demonstrate how an NFT could be used to buy and sell art that would otherwise seem ephemeral. There's just one problem: The files described by the auction are not the originals they profess to be - they couldn't be.

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Sotheby’s first NFT auction revealed

Sotheby’s first NFT auction revealed

An art auction is set to take place in June of 2021 called "Natively Digital: A Curated NFT Sale." This sale will be hosted by Sotheby's, and it'll take place entirely online. Sotheby's started their description of this sale with the following: "NFTs will be considered one of the groundbreaking artistic breakthroughs of the century."

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Sotheby’s Banksy is first physical painting sold with cryptocurrency option

Sotheby’s Banksy is first physical painting sold with cryptocurrency option

A battle between four bidders ended with a $12.9 million hammer price for the Banksy artwork 'Love is in the Air'. This is the first piece of art sold in a Sotheby's auction where cryptocurrency was accepted as a payment option for a physical artwork. It's likely this practice will continue with other major sales in the near future.

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Epson EcoTank Pro printers make “Unlimited Ink” a reality

Epson EcoTank Pro printers make “Unlimited Ink” a reality

A set of new Epson printers revealed this week are included in the company's "Unlimited Ink for Two Years Program." They're both EcoTank printers, which mean they have ink tanks that can be refilled relatively easily. The whole EcoTank system isn't strictly new - this is only the newest set - but now that they've made them for a while, and there's an "Unlimited Ink" program... it might be time to take a closer look.

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ArtStation joins Epic Games: What will change

ArtStation joins Epic Games: What will change

ArtStation announced a collaboration today with Epic Games that could change the future of the art portfolio ecosystem. At first, things will be the same. Epic acquired ArtStation, but ArtStation will "continue to operate as an independently branded platform." They'll also be "collaborating closely with the Unreal Engine team."

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