A new Rembrandt -- from a 3D printer
Technology has brought us many wonderful things. But can it bring us fine art, as well?
A team of scientists used data from the body of work of Dutch master artist Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn -- more commonly known simply as Rembrandt -- along with algorithms, facial recognition techniques and a 3D printer to create a piece that simulates the work of Rembrandt. The result is pretty stunning.
The two-year project, entitled "The Next Rembrandt", was a collaboration between Microsoft, financial firm ING, Delft University of Technology and two Dutch art museums.
Gaining ground on the iPhone?
Some makers of Android phones are becoming a threat to Apple not by copying the iPhone, but by coming up with their own, attractive, even premium designs. A story at The Verge takes a look at these growing rivals to Apple's dominance.
A Facebook for gamers
Is it time somebody started a social network for all things gaming? Plays.tv wants to be like Facebook for gamers, and it's off to a good start, writes CNet.
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