Technology

May 13, 2022

Popular App Will Transform Your Selfie Into an Artsy Avatar, But It Comes With a Warning

Sometimes, there's an app that is so captivating it takes the world by storm. NewProfilePic is that app of the moment, and it’s giving anyone who uses it an artsy avatar for their social media accounts. Using artificial intelligence, the technology transforms photos into stylized portraits that look like they’ve been digitally painted. The pictures even have a splashy background to suggest a hand-painted touch; it's incredible that these drawings are generated by a computer.

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March 30, 2022

Photographer Explores the Beauty and Decay of Abandoned Churches in Italy

The history of Italy, home to the Vatican, is historically tied to the Catholic church. So it comes as no surprise that there are an estimated 65,000 churches—or chiese—in Italy. But what may surprise you are the vast quantities of churches that have been abandoned and left to decay. Across the country, it's an all-too-common phenomenon and it's something that Dutch photographer Roman Robroek wanted to learn more about.

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December 8, 2021

Best of 2021: Top 12 NFT Artists and Crypto Art Projects

Since the conception of art, many paintings, drawings, and sculptures have existed in the physical world. As technology has advanced, so have the ways for making and experiencing art. More and more artists are creating work digitally, and many of their pieces exist purely as pixels on a screen. However, just because we’re not able to hold these artworks in our hands, it doesn’t mean they’re less valuable.

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September 10, 2021

Polaroid Now+ Is a Highly-Creative Instant Camera That Connects to Your Smart Phone

The first-ever Polaroid camera (called Model 95) went on sale in 1948; and today, the company continues to release innovative models. From a pocket-sized instant camera to a tiny printer that turns your photos into stickers, today’s Polaroid products honor the analog era, all while embracing modern technology. The company’s latest device is Polaroid Now+, an instant camera with more creative tools than ever before.

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