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Your 15 Minutes Await With Absolut’s Andy Warhol Art Exchange: The renowned vodka brand’s creative endeavor includes the chance to win a photograph by the grandfather of Pop Art himself

Your 15 Minutes Await With Absolut's Andy Warhol Art Exchange

As the grandfather of Pop Art, Andy Warhol and his legacy are those of appropriation. Already canonical, his images become increasingly powerful the more they are repeated and translated into new mediums. For their latest collaboration, Absolut is……

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Working Apple-1 computer sold by Steve Jobs himself could fetch $1 million at auction

You can soon purchase the only surviving Apple-1 Personal Computer to come with proof that it was personally sold by Steve Jobs. Auction house Christie’s estimates its value to be between $ 400,000 and $ 600,000. The device was originally the property of Charles Rickett, who wrote a check to Apple for $ 600, along with the words “Purchased 1976 from Steve Jobs in his parents’ garage in Los Altos.”

According to a press release, the computer is fully operational, and will be sold along with the original cancelled check and a second for $ 193 labeled “Software NA programmed by Steve Jobs August 1976.” It seems likely that the Rickett’s Apple-1 will sell for more than $ 1 million, given that The Henry Ford acquired one of the devices for…

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Watch Mike Tyson fight himself in the 1987 ‘Punch-Out’ for NES

In a match for the ages, Mike Tyson faced off against his famous digital self in Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!! last night, pitting the retired, 48-year-old boxer against a roughly constructed 21-year-old version of himself in front of the Tonight Show audience. Tyson appeared a bit hesitant to begin the fight, and we can’t blame him: his digital self serves as the final fight in Punch-Out, which really shouldn’t be taken lightly. “I would be killed, man,” Tyson says after Jimmy Fallon issues him the challenge. “He beats everybody. I met one little kid, around 10 years old, who said he beat me.” Tyson gets into it once the fight is going, but as many have discovered, enthusiasm isn’t always enough.

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Mike Daisey is feeling himself

I was a little worried last night when I arrived for Mike Daisey’s one-man show at Joe’s Pub, a chic, midsized venue in the East Village. It was crazy, but I was worried Daisey was going to recognize me and scream at me, like he did when I interviewed him by phone last week. “You don’t know anything about the theater,” he had said in the middle of a meandering, expletive-laced monologue.

Daisey’s show was originally titled “Yes All Women,” a reference to the hashtag women used to tell their stories of inequality after the devoted misogynist Elliot Rodger went on a shooting spree in California late last month. Daisey says he read the stories linked through the hashtag, thought they were “beautiful,” and meditated deeply on them….

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Photographer Manipulates Himself Into GTAV – The Results are Fantastic

1French Canadian Photographer Benoit Paillé has landed himself three mentions on our cozy blog to date; the first was for his insightful documentary project 'The Rainbow Gathering' and the second was for his beautiful 'Alternative Landscapes' project where he placed an luminous block in a variety of spaces.  Within 'Crossroad of Realities' Benoit places himself within the popular GTAV […]
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Guy Hilariously Photoshops Himself into Celebrity Photos

Patrick Thorendahl known as Peejet, has created an impressive collection of photos with celebrities, but, none of them are real. The clever photo manipulator has created a hilarious collection of Photoshopped images featuring himself hanging out with numberless famous celebrities. Perfectly edited his self into the moment of celebrity on the photo. From Kanye West…

Virus tricks man into turning himself in for child porn


Jay Matthew Riley, who turned himself in for child porn.

A 21-year-old Virginia man was browsing the internet when he saw a pop-up that likely filled him with dread. “FBI warning,” the message read, informing him that child pornography had been identified on his machine, and instructing him to pay a fine or face prosecution. The message was fake, of course — just ransomware, a type of malware that locks up a user’s computer until they pay up.

The message was fake, of course

Instead of paying the scammers, the man brought his computer to the police station and asked if there were any warrants out for his arrest for child pornography. There were not, but police searched the machine and found messages and photos with underage girls….

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Turkish artist clones himself!

Istanbul-artist Erdal Inci creates dozens of digital clones in these hypnotic experimental animations. Be warned – you won’t be able to stop watching…


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Andy Rubin bids farewell to Android partners, describing himself as ‘an entrepreneur at heart’


Earlier today Google CEO Larry Page announced that Andy Rubin was stepping down as the head of the Android team, and now the Wall Street Journal has published Rubin’s farewell email to the company’s Android partners. Describing himself as an “entrepreneur at heart,” Rubin writes that he feels it is now the proper time for him to pursue new ventures within Google.

The overall success of Android — he touts the 750 million Android devices in the marketplace — is one of the reasons why Rubin feels now is a suitable time for him to move on. The other, he writes, is the strength of the incoming management team, including both his replacement Sundar Pichai and Android vice president of engineering Hiroshi Lockheimer. The team, Rubin…

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Neil Gaiman’s favorite things to watch are as macabre and mischievous as the man himself

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Famed for his ability to concoct intricate, immersive and edgy alternative universes in his books and graphic novels, British author Neil Gaiman has reversed his usual role in speaking to NPR about the things he enjoys watching rather than creating. His list of TV and film favorites is somewhat predictable, given that it revolves around dark fantasy, ghoulish stories, and frightful misadventures — exactly the sort of themes you will find in Gaiman’s own works — but that doesn’t make it any less compelling.

In discussing the apparent disconnect between writing for children and the nightmarish landscapes he creates for them, Gaiman simply states that he trusts the kids. “Kids are so much braver than adults sometimes,” he says, though…

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