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Colors Live wants to turn the Nintendo Switch into an art tool

Colors Live wants to turn the Nintendo Switch into an art tool

Although it has the heart of an NVIDIA-powered tablet, the Nintendo Switch's singular purpose makes it less ideal for anything other than games. In fact, it's not even good for general media consumption aside from YouTube and Hulu. Some definitely see it as wasted potential but, fortunately, there are those that are applying a bit of ingenious creativity to get around those limitations, like this Colors Live bundle that wants to transform the console into a digital art canvas, complete with a pressure-sensitive stylus.

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Phenom by Peopoly 3D printer Review: Massive and delicate

Phenom by Peopoly 3D printer Review: Massive and delicate

The Phenom by Peopoly is a $2k MSLA (LCD+LED) light-cured resin 3D printer with a big orange panel door. This device prints 3D objects with liquid resin, activated with lights - it pulls the print up from the goo, rather than printing the print from the bottom to the top with a melted line of material. This printer has been two things to me thus far: The easiest experience I've had with a 3D printer, and the deliverer of the most detailed final print quality I've yet seen in a personal 3D Printer (at 72 um).

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons can use Getty Museum art in-game

Animal Crossing: New Horizons can use Getty Museum art in-game

The Animal Crossing franchise has always been praised for its relaxing gameplay that encouraged creativity and social interaction more than the usual metrics of high scores and loot. The Switch's incarnation of the game took it to the next level, offering customization options that may have never been available in the franchise ever. And it isn't just players who are getting creative because even the Getty Museum is now jumping on Animal Crossing fever to spread glorious art to gamers' eyes.

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MIT SprayableTech turns any surface into a touchpad control

MIT SprayableTech turns any surface into a touchpad control

Researchers at MIT created a touch interface system they've called SprayableTech. This tech builds on the ideas of scientists and researchers like Mark Weiser of Palo Alto Research Center, Xerox, CA, USA, and his paper The Computer for the 21st Century, published in the year 1999. Back then, an idea was stirring. An idea that the world would one day have digital user interfaces so seamlessly integrated into our everyday lives, that buttons and controls and the rest of our physical environments would "indistinguishable from one another."

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Dead Sea Scrolls revealed forgeries: The rest?

Dead Sea Scrolls revealed forgeries: The rest?

In Washington D.C., the Museum of the Bible commissioned independent investigators to conduct research into the authenticity of their most valuable possessions. They had a collection of the "Dead Sea Scrolls", a set of texts, fragments of what were supposed to be the oldest known surviving copies of the Hebrew Bible. Unfortunate for them, all 16 fragments in the museum's collection were forgeries.

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Wacom caught tracking user on drawing tablet [UPDATE]

Wacom caught tracking user on drawing tablet [UPDATE]

In early 2020, an intrepid Wacom drawing tablet user by the name of Robert decided to do some investigative work on his beloved drawing tool. To do this, he employed the help of in-between software - that which allows a user to see what data's being sent from a device to a 3rd-party server via the internet (and vice versa). His findings did not please him.

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1989 Damien Hirst USD$1k medicine cabinet could sell for millions in 2020

1989 Damien Hirst USD$1k medicine cabinet could sell for millions in 2020

This January of 2020 an auction is set to take place with a set of artworks from several artists, one of whom is Damien Hirst. Of interest in this auction is a relatively old Damien Hirst artwork by the name of "Bodies", originally sold in the year 1989. The artwork is one of the first 4 medicine cabinets that'd eventually make a suite of 12, and it was purchased for a sum of £600
- converting that amount in 1989 to dollars hits around USD$1k.

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Wacom One is an entry-level pen display for budding artists

Wacom One is an entry-level pen display for budding artists

Wacom offers a bunch of different pen displays for artists, designers, and content creators, and today the company padded out its lineup with a new entry-level model. Introduced at CES 2020, the Wacom One is billed as a "pen display for a new generation of creators." Seasoned Wacom users probably won't find a ton to get excited about here, because it's clear that the Wacom One is aimed at those who are just starting out and want to save some cash before they dive into something more serious.

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Banksy made hotel art for Christmas

Banksy made hotel art for Christmas

This week artist Banksy revealed a new piece of art that is both tiny in scale and large in concept. In the past, Banksy became well-known due to his large-scale artworks in the streets - graffiti works of many sorts. If you only know Banksy from his early years in street art, it's a good time to take a look at his accomplishments of late. Most recent of these is a nativity scene called Scar of Bethlehem.

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Lifelike AirPods sticker prank strikes a chord in SF

Lifelike AirPods sticker prank strikes a chord in SF

Apple AirPod users found themselves on the wrong side of the prank this week as art director Pablo Rochat struck! According to Rochat, he simply "made life-size AirPod stickers and stuck them on the ground, all over the city." He made his project known on November 17, 2019, and already 5-figure amounts of likes and retweets and shares have pushed him into the realm of viral prank hit.

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Boba Fett Funko Futura 2000 gear released before Mandalorian

Boba Fett Funko Futura 2000 gear released before Mandalorian

It's right about time when the most mysterious - or once-most-mysterious Star Wars character gets licensed to all ends of the earth. Now that The Mandalorian is coming to the Disney+ streaming service as the first official live action Star Wars television show, that is. It's largely because of the never-ceasing popularity of Boba Fett that The Mandalorian exists in the first place, really.

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Procreate 5 detailed: Photoshop brushes, animation tools, and new UI

Procreate 5 detailed: Photoshop brushes, animation tools, and new UI

Procreate, the popular art and illustration app for iPad, will get a major update to Procreate 5 later this year. The upcoming features for the new version were detailed by the app's creator at Lightbox Expo today. According to the company, users can expect a new, more powerful graphics engine, as well as support for Photoshop brushes.

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