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Transfer up to 5GB in a sec with USB 3.0 launching next week

usb334USB 3 faced some serious issues in finalizing the specifications at the start, especially due to the differences between the big players Intel, AMD and NVIDIA; the final specs will result in a new standard, which will be ten times faster than USB 2.0. SuperSpeed USB will support maximum physical-layer throughput of 5 Gbps and application layer data rates of up to 350 Mbytes/second. The spec aims to speed transfers for high definition video and other uses where today’s 480 Mbit/second USB 2.0 can be sluggish. Initial test showed that it was possible to transfer a 25 GB file in just 70 seconds over USB 3.0 connection. This is lightning fast, when compared to USB 2.0, in which case it took an agonizingly slow 14 minutes, while it took a torturous 9.3 hours on USB 1.0.

November 16, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | | Leave a comment

Nokia E63

nokia_e63_1Nokia’s just announced a new E-Series handset, the E63 that bears more than a passing resemblance with the E71. Nokia explained that the E63 fits the typical Eseries mould, offering Wi-Fi connectivity, easy access to corporate mail, calendar and business contacts, as well as the QWERTY keyboard that is offered with the Nokia E71. The E63 will also offer a personal mode with a different home screen picture, personal email, and shortcuts to blogs and web sites. Users can switch from a view of corporate mail, appointments, and intranet data to the personal mode with a single key press, according to the firm. The handset will also include Files on Ovi, a service allowing users to access their PC remotely even when their computer is offline. Nokia said that 1GB of online file storage would be given to all users for free.

The E63 will be up against the all-singing, all-dancing BlackBerry Storm, with one of the oldest marketing gimmicks as its only advantage, price. The phone will be offered in dark red and marine blue, at an estimated price of approx $244. The phone will begin shipping in the coming weeks.

November 16, 2008 Posted by | Design, electronics, Geeks, News, raw art gallery, Technology | | Leave a comment

Richard Prince’s Canal Zone At Gagosian Gallery, Chelsea- New York

richardCanal Zone, a new series of collages by artist Richard Prince, opened November 8, 2008 at the Gagosian Gallery. Prince inspired by his birthplace, The Panama Canal, draws a narrative that carries contentious topics of race, colonialism, and separatism. In the artwork, Djuna Barnes, Natalie Barney, Renee Vivian and Roman Brooks take over the Guahnahani, nude women stretch and bend into erotic poses. Many of the names of the paintings feature hotels in the island of St. Barth which the artist relates to the work in the following quote:

“The story was basically about a guy who lands in St Barth, gets off the plane, is immediately told that there’s been a nuclear holocaust in the rest of the world, and he looks at his family and says ‘We can’t go back.’”

Their figures cut from magazines, then pasted against a jungle backdrop are missing eyes, mouths, and noses that dehumanize and objectify the sensuous subjects. Using stereotypical images consisting of nude women, Rastafarian men, guitars, cars, and jungle landscapes Prince’s new works lay heavy within a perpetual bed of interpretation. Pending on size, these large-scale collage pieces range from $1 to $3 million dollars and will exhibit through December 20, 2008.

Check also this past interview with Richard Prince.

November 16, 2008 Posted by | Art Exhibitions, Artists, News, photography, raw art gallery | , , , | 1 Comment

KAWS at Gering Lopez Gallery, New York23rd

kaws-chumThe work of Brooklyn-based artist KAWS, who began his career as a graffiti artist and is now known for channeling modern pop and street culture into his art, is on display at Gering Lopez Gallery, on Manhattan’s East 57th Street. The exhibit features KAWS’ latest sculptures and paintings, including a collection of 33 candy-colored bronze sculptures of the artist’s head. ‘Chum,’ a sculpture, is a characteristically KAWS interpretation of the Michelin Man carved in red fiberglass–the sculpture is also rendered in five other unique colors. Other works on display include large acrylic paintings with bold colors and cartoon-esque forms, including several likenesses of SpongeBob Squarepants, a favorite subject of KAWS and a theme the artist explored earlier this year in an exhibition at Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin.

Through December 23rd, 2008
Hours: Tues-Sat, 10am-6pm
Gering Lopez Gallery
730 East 57th Street, New York, NY

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Clark Magazine x Todd James aka REAS

clark-magazine-todd-james-reas-1Here is a a peek inside the new edition of Clark Magazine, featuring cover art and full feature by famous artist, Todd James aka REAS. The magazine definitely showcases REAS’ eccentric and sexually explicit style. It also has interviews with various high-profile artists including José Parla, Steve Lazarides, Fraser Cooke, Stacy Peralta, Huf, and Jeff Jank. Check out previews after the jump.

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Pinakothek der Moderne Presents Canadian Artist Marcel Dzama

dzama_red_riverCanadian artist Marcel Dzama is designing the next Edition 46 of the SZ-Magazin (weekly magazine of Süddeutsche Zeitung). It will appear on Friday, 14th November 2008. Dzama’s audience extends well beyond the art world, and he has lately become the illustrator of choice for any number of contemporary writers and musicians.The project will be accompanied by an exhibition of the artist’s work at Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich.

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Amon Carter Museum presents Video Installation by Artist Mary Lucier

lucier_plains_regretYesterday, November 15, the Amon Carter Museum will present the first video installation in the institution’s history, Mary Lucier: The Plains of Sweet Regret. This one-work exhibition, an 18-minute, five-channel video work, will occupy an entire gallery, filling the space with beautiful yet haunting images of the Great Plains in North Dakota. The images are accompanied by an evocative score by composer Earl Howard that captures the character of the land. It will be on view through February 15, 2009. Admission to all special exhibitions at the Amon Carter Museum is free.

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Contemporary Art from South Asia to Open Next Year at Herbert Art Gallery

through_herbert_futureThrough Other Eyes, at the Herbert Art Gallery,  presents a selection of drawings, paintings, prints, sculptures, photographs and films by emerging artists from India and Pakistan. The works were selected by Gérard Mermoz during a three-month visit to art schools, artist studios, artist-led galleries and group exhibitions, in preference to selecting pieces already sifted by commercial galleries.

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