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Stars of British art world donate works for Grenfell fire survivors

LONDON (Reuters) – A group of Britain’s most successful contemporary artists has donated valuable works to sell at a charity auction for the survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire, which killed about 80 people at a London social housing block in June. Home to a close-knit, multi-ethnic community, the 24-storey tower in a deprived housing estate was reduced to a charred ruin by the inferno that engulfed it in the middle of the night. Many survivors have yet to be rehoused and are still living in hotels. The charity auction, ...

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RPCS3 Emulator Turns Old PS3 Games Into Works of Art

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. For many years, PlayStation 3 emulation was a contradiction in terms. Sony’s unique CPU architecture, known as the Cell Broadband Engine, is fundamentally different than any other CPU that’s ever come to market. While the Xbox 360 and PS3 share some DNA, Cell was legendarily difficult to optimize even when running native code. The developers at the RPCS3 project have gotten the PS3 working in emulation, however, and they’ve just added major upscaling features that ...

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RPCS3 Emulator Turns Old PS3 Games Into Works of Art

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. For many years, PlayStation 3 emulation was a contradiction in terms. Sony’s unique CPU architecture, known as the Cell Broadband Engine, is fundamentally different than any other CPU that’s ever come to market. While the Xbox 360 and PS3 share some DNA, Cell was legendarily difficult to optimize even when running native code. The developers at the RPCS3 project have gotten the PS3 working in emulation, however, and they’ve just added major upscaling features that ...

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New Banksy works mark Basquiat show at London's Barbican

LONDON (Reuters) – Two murals by British street artist Banksy have appeared at London’s Barbican center to mark an exhibition of the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat, a U.S. artist who achieved fame through the New York graffiti scene. One references Basquiat’s 1982 “Boy and Dog in a Johnnypump”, showing a boy being searched by police officers. “Portrait of Basquiat being welcomed by the Metropolitan Police – an (unofficial) collaboration with the new Basquiat show,” Banksy said of the work on his official Instagram feed. The second depicts people queuing up ...

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How Apple’s iPhone X TrueDepth Camera Works

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. One of the most intriguing features of Apple’s new flagship phone, the iPhone X, is Face ID. It replaces the fingerprint sensor and Touch ID with facial recognition. This is made possible by Apple’s new TrueDepth front-facing camera system. TrueDepth also enables Apple’s new Animojis and other special effects that require a 3D model of the user’s face and head. Let’s take a look at how the TrueDepth camera and sensors work. Components of the ...

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UK art dealer jailed for stealing works by Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood

LONDON (Reuters) – A British art dealer who abused his position by stealing clients’ artworks, including many paintings by Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood, was jailed on Tuesday, the state prosecution service said. The artworks, taken over a 27-year period, included portraits of Mick Jagger, Bob Dylan, Ringo Starr, Marilyn Monroe and model Kate Moss painted by Wood, who has pursued his love of painting in parallel with his career as a rock musician. Art dealer Jonathan Poole, 69, whose clients included the estates of Miles Davis and of John ...

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Source: Mets' Walker to Brewers in works

8:16 PM ET PHILADELPHIA — The New York Mets scratched second baseman Neil Walker from the starting lineup Saturday night as they worked to finalize a trade to send the veteran second baseman to the Milwaukee Brewers. Walker was replaced by Jose Reyes 10 minutes before the start of the Mets-Phillies game at Citizens Bank Park. Although the Mets declined comment on a pending trade, a source said an announcement was expected later Saturday night. The Brewers entered Saturday’s game against Cincinnati at 59-59, tied for third in the National ...

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Five Game Of Thrones Spinoffs–Not Four–Are In The Works

This month brought the big news that HBO was exploring four potential Game of Thrones spinoffs. As it turns out, that’s not the full story. Responding to the reports, George R.R. Martin updated his Livejournal page to say that, in fact, there are five potential spinoffs on the way from HBO. “We had four scripts in development when I arrived in LA last week, but by the time I left we had five,” Martin wrote, adding that TV is a “fast-moving business” with changes happening all the time. “We have ...

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How USB charging works, or how to avoid blowing up your smartphone

Many different smartphone chargers... BEGONE!

The tech world has finally coalesced around a charging standard, after years of proprietary adapters and ugly wall-wart power supplies. Well, sort of: We’re already seeing some fragmentation in terms of the new USB-C connector, which could eventually replace USB, as well as what is thankfully turning out to be a short-lived obsession Samsung had with larger USB micro-B connectors for its Galaxy line. But aside from that, and with the obvious exception of Apple’s Lightning connector, micro USB has destroyed the industry’s penchant for custom ports. Ten to 15 years ago, you ...

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Banksy works highlight of Los Angeles street art auction

More than a dozen works by the elusive British graffiti artist Banksy are among a collection of street and contemporary art up for auction in Los Angeles next month.     Banksy’s “Umbrella Rat,” an original aerosol stencil of a rat holding an umbrella that was found on a metal door in Berlin, is one of the top items on offer by Julien’s Auctions, estimated between $ 30,000 to $ 50,000. Michael Doyle, an auctioneer at Julien’s Auctions, said “Umbrella Rat” could fetch as much as $ 100,000. “Most of the ...

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