Tag: space

Samsung Q8FN 4K Review: A Pretty But Pricey 4K Television

One of the best perks of the job is that I get to try some tech toys that are simply out of my price range. From high-end cameras to bonkers-expensive pro laptops, I realize I'm pretty spoiled. That's why when...

/ September 3, 2018

US-British Neo-Imperialism and its Modern Day “Missionaries”

By Tony Cartalucci The worst sort of deception is that perpetrated by those who pose as defending the most vulnerable when, in reality, they are leveraging circumstances, exploiting suffering, and in many cases, playing a direct role in perpetuating both....

/ September 2, 2018

Starry CEO Chet Kanojia will discuss the future of home networks at TechCrunch Disrupt SF

Starry wants to change the way the home internet is delivered. Founded in 2014, the Boston-based startup takes an innovative approach to the space by beaming broadband speed internet through the air, using millimeter waves. The company’s novel technique has...

/ September 2, 2018

Used car site Vroom is raising $70M six months after a big round of layoffs

After cutting a big portion of its staff in March, Vroom is back pitching investors. Yesterday, the site for buying and selling used cars filed to raise $70 million in new equity funding. Vroom has already secured $30 million of that $70 million...

/ September 2, 2018

9 Artists to Watch at the Governors Island Art Fair

Since 2008, the Governors Island Art Fair has been a bastion of contemporary art, with art nonprofit 4heads offering artists, many of whom lack gallery representation, the chance to take over former military housing on Governors Island with their work. This year’s edition, running September...

/ August 31, 2018

Venice 2018 Review: THE BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS, The Coens Misfire In New Netflix Western

The 75th Venice Biennale seems to have profited considerably from Cannes' war with Netflix this year, allowing lots of gold-tipped content to find what previously might have been an unexpected home here. Yesterday, the critics seemed to respond pretty favourably...

/ August 31, 2018

To boost Amazon Pay in India, Amazon reportedly acquired Tapzo, an ‘all-in-one’ aggregator app, for $40M

On the heels of Google rebranding Tez to Google Pay in India, and Walmart acquiring a majority stake in e-commerce marketplace Flipkart, Amazon is also making a run in India to hone in on the country’s growing economy. According to...

/ August 31, 2018

The saddest on-screen deaths that shook us to the core

At the beginning of the 2004 relaunch of Battlestar Galactica, Anastasia "Dee" Dualla was one of the show's beacons of hope. Youthful, optimistic, and full of life, Dee weathers the many challenges the fleet experiences, eventually finding love with Lee...

/ August 30, 2018

What Is the Real-World Value of a Left-Wing Art Show?

“Casa Tomada,” the 2018 biennial at SITE Santa Fe in the New Mexico capital, is a jewel-box biennial. It includes just 21 artists, spread across four galleries and a few outdoor spaces, barely larger than a large summer group show. Ideas have...

/ August 30, 2018

Attention Shoppers: Sotheby’s Will Auction an Entire Supermarket Next Month, Made by Conceptual Artist Xu Zhen

Next month, Sotheby’s Hong Kong will attempt to sell the first concept for a work of art at auction, offering Xuzhen Supermarket at its contemporary art evening sale on September 30. The piece, by Chinese artist Xu Zhen, appears at first...

/ August 29, 2018

Who Are We?: Examining the State of German Identity

August 29, 2018  04:12 PM Six years ago, back in 2012, things weren't all that different than they are today. Angela Merkel was chancellor and Joachim Löw was the head coach of the German national football team. That year, though,...

/ August 29, 2018

The Lego Minifig Turns 40

Today marks the 40th birthday of the Lego minifigure. The little plastic people from Billund, Denmark first walked off the assembly line and onto the carpet under our bare feet in August of 1978. The Lego minifigure—colloquially known as the...

/ August 28, 2018

A Decade Ago, Wim Delvoye’s Work Was Censored in Shanghai. Now, He’s Launching Perrotin Gallery’s New Shanghai Space

The French art dealer Emmanuel Perrotin has never been one to make a quiet entrance. True to form, next month he will open his new Shanghai outpost—the gallery’s first location in mainland China—with an exhibition of work by Belgian artist and...

/ August 28, 2018

‘We Can Move Mountains With Very Few Resources’: The Drawing Center’s New Director Laura Hoptman on the Big Potential of a Small Museum

Right before Laura Hoptman, the curator of painting and sculpture at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, was named director of SoHo’s Drawing Center, she had an amusing phone call with her colleague Klaus Biesenbach, the director of MoMA PS1 in Queens....

/ August 28, 2018

Deloitte: Tech and Telecom Execs Plan to Invest Millions in Blockchain

A new survey from Deloitte found that 40 percent of executives from the telecom, media and technology (TMT) space want to invest millions in blockchain research during the next year. Published Tuesday morning, the findings – included in a report from...

/ August 28, 2018

The Science Behind Social Science Gets Shaken Up—Again

Taking a lice-grade comb to press coverage of Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential campaign can feel a little like relitigating, but in light of recent news about President Donald Trump, consider this article: “It Really Doesn’t Matter if Hillary...

/ August 27, 2018

Is Tony Abbott a good fit for new Indigenous affairs role?

Tony Abbott famously declared he was the “Prime Minister for Indigenous Affairs” while he was running the country and promised to spend a week out of every year in remote Indigenous communities. But Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s offer to make...

/ August 27, 2018

Art Industry News: Pussy Riot’s Daring Outlaw Tour Earns Rave Reviews in England + Other Stories

Art Industry News is a daily digest of the most consequential developments coming out of the art world and art market. Here’s what you need to know this Friday, August 24. NEED-TO-READ Mary Beard Tackles the Politics of the Nude...

/ August 24, 2018

Going Global: Newspaper Could Help Rebrand China Abroad

August 23, 2018  11:47 AM They say money can't buy you happiness. Though really, the atmosphere on that spring evening in 2017 was already quite good. First, there was a drinking contest, like there always was at the annual South...

/ August 23, 2018

“They’re Throwing Things at the Wall”: Faced with Manafort and Cohen Convictions, the Right Melts Down

Left, by Zach Gibson; right, by Mark Kauzlarich, both from Bloomberg/Getty Images. Just hours after Michael Cohen, Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer, pled guilty to violating campaign-finance law on behalf of an unnamed political candidate in 2016, and Paul Manafort,...

/ August 22, 2018

Director Cecilia Alemani Unveils Public Art Projects for the Inaugural Edition of Art Basel Cities Week in Buenos Aires

Next month, Art Basel Cities Week touches down in Buenos Aires. It’s the first stop for the ambitious new initiative, which aims to recast the art fair giant as patron of the arts, collaborating with local governments to stage art...

/ August 22, 2018