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Ergo Kiwi Review: CNC-cut, 3D printed, ergonomic craft blade handle

Ergo Kiwi Review: CNC-cut, 3D printed, ergonomic craft blade handle

The Ergo Kiwi is the best ergonomically-sound X-ACTO blade knife that I've ever used. And I've used a lot. I've used every sort of blade from the most basic $6 metal original-brand knife to the rubbery silicone of the X2000 (my favorite up until now). The Ergo Kiwi is the first 3rd-party craft knife holder (base for X-ACTO knives) that I've been able to use for more than one project - nothing else really made the grade, so to speak.

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Adobe Creative Cloud users getting ‘color fonts’ free in February

Adobe Creative Cloud users getting ‘color fonts’ free in February

This month the folks at Adobe made a push to bring love to users for Valentine's Day in the form of color fonts. Color fonts are a strange new beast, the likes of which only began to make sense here in this computer-first generation, one in which the letterpress techniques of the past have gone the way of the dodo. They're extinct, and the world is crumbling as a result.

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Google Arts & Culture app brings AR paintings to your room

Google Arts & Culture app brings AR paintings to your room

This week the folks at Google responsible for making their Arts & Culture app made big strides with augmented reality and virtual reality alike. It began with a new Camera tab, live in both the Android and iOS versions of the app right this minute. This new Camera app allows images to be projected (in the phone) and for the phone to identify artworks all around you.

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Wacom Cintiq 16 is a pen display for the rest of us

Wacom Cintiq 16 is a pen display for the rest of us

Wacom's tablets - officially dubbed "creative pen displays" - are used by artists of many different stripes, but one roadblock to actually obtaining one can be price. Wacom's displays typically aren't cheap, and though that isn't necessarily a negative thing, it means that people who are just getting started with art studies or even a career may have trouble affording one. Wacom hopes to alleviate that issue by announcing the Cintiq 16 today at CES 2019.

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Samsung adds 62 new pieces of artwork to Frame TV Art Store

Samsung adds 62 new pieces of artwork to Frame TV Art Store

Samsung's stylish "The Frame" TV can now display additional artwork thanks to new partnerships with The Van Gogh Museum, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, and Uffizi Galleries. Under this partnership, Samsung is able to offer The Frame TV owners access to an additional 62 pieces of artwork through the platform's Art Store.

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Google’s virtual museum offers all Vermeer paintings in an AR gallery

Google’s virtual museum offers all Vermeer paintings in an AR gallery

Google has added a new Pocket Gallery feature to its Google Arts & Culture app, enabling users to view all of the artist Vermeer's artwork in the same place...virtually, that is. This provides the only way to view all 36 of Vermeer's paintings in the same gallery due to the theft of one nearly three decades ago.

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AI-generated portrait ‘painting’ sells for $432,500 at auction

AI-generated portrait ‘painting’ sells for $432,500 at auction

Auction house Christie's has sold its first AI-created "painting," a portrait of a fictional man created by an algorithm. The portrait sold for nearly half a million dollars, raising questions over what is considered art. The image is "signed" by the artist with a cursive script featuring the algorithm used to generate the piece.

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iPad getting Photoshop CC and a secret drawing app

iPad getting Photoshop CC and a secret drawing app

A full version of Photoshop was announced for release on the iPad inside the year 2019. This version of the full Photoshop CC experience was "redesigned for a modern touch experience" and should give the iPad a considerable boost in legitimacy as the dominant tablet in the world - the most dominant fully-mobile tablet in the world, that is to say, as devices like the Microsoft Surface already have a full version of Photoshop because they run a full version of Windows 10. This version of Photoshop will be fully integrated with the full Adobe Creative Cloud suite of apps on Mac, Windows, iOS, and Android.

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Banksy painting shredded itself after $1.4 million auction

Banksy painting shredded itself after $1.4 million auction

We’ve heard about ephemeral instant messages but ephemeral works of art? Especially one that has a self-destruct button that gets triggered after the masterpiece bags over a million dollars in an auction. In what has become the talk of the town in art circles, notorious yet anonymous street artist “Banksy” decided it would send an effective message about art, or his revolutionary spirit, if one of his most iconic works was shredded right before the unsuspecting public’s eyes and right after the hammer fell on what would have been a very lucrative auction.

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This Photoshop CC update is radical, and I can’t wait

This Photoshop CC update is radical, and I can’t wait

Photoshop CC's most magical feature is about to get a big update. That's Content-Aware Fill, and it is easily the most important feature added to the software in the past half-decade. I use this feature constantly - especially when it comes to editing photos of gear for review. (Gotta get that dust and hair out of there before it hits the home screen.) Now it's getting much, much more versatile.

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AI-generated “painted” portrait will be auctioned as art by Christie’s

AI-generated “painted” portrait will be auctioned as art by Christie’s

What appears at first glance to be a painted portrait of a man is, its creators say, the work of an artificial intelligence trained on artwork. The "painting" will be sold as art by the auction house Christie's, making it the first work created by an AI algorithm that is sold by the auction house. The issue has raised questions over what can be considered art.

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This Ferrari book costs $30k

This Ferrari book costs $30k

This is not a car, it is a Ferrari book about cars - and it costs thirty THOUSAND dollars. The reason this book costs such an extreme amount of money is its intended audience - people who have massive amounts of cash, company heads, and the leaders of other car companies. The standard version of the book is an edition of 1,947, of which 250 include a specially designed bookstand (that's the version that'll cost $30k). All copies come with an aluminum display case designed by Marc Newson.

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