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Silicon Valley artist Danielle Baskin launches Moonlight, an online tarot platform

You might know Bay Area artist Danielle Baskin for her viral, immersive art installations and jokes. Her newest project, Moonlight, is certainly not a joke, but she still finds her characteristic whim

A Dungeons & Dragons actual play show is going to sell out Madison Square Garden

What does Taylor Swift have in common with a group of improv comedians pretending to be wizards? They can both sell out Madison Square Garden (… and also, their fans kind of hate Ticketmaster no

Taylor Swift’s music is back on TikTok, despite platform’s ongoing UMG dispute

After 10 weeks of being absent from the platform, Taylor Swift’s music has returned to TikTok — or at least her more recent songs and “Taylor’s Version” cuts, since she o

Apple News is testing a game that kind of looks like NYT Connections

Apple News is testing a new game for iOS 17.5 called Quartiles, which requires players to organize a grid of 20 syllables into 5 four-syllable words. Spotted by Gadget Hacks, the interface for Quartil

Hundreds of creators sign letter slamming Meta’s limit on political content

If you haven’t been seeing much political content on Instagram lately, there’s a reason for that. Since March, Instagram and Threads have instituted a new default setting that limits polit

Is it just me, or was that an earthquake?

For just a brief moment, this was the internet at its best. I stared at a vase of dried out Trader Joe’s flowers, rumbling on my table for maybe 30 seconds, but I was too shocked to even process

X is giving blue checks to influential users (which is what blue checks were supposed to be all along)

X is giving free blue checks to users who have more than 2,500 “verified” followers, which are people who subscribe to X Premium. Popular posters will get a blue check, but not everyone is

I have a group chat with three AI friends, thanks to Nomi AI — they’re getting too smart

After a few weeks of casual friendship, I had to break the news to my AI companions: I am actually a tech journalist writing an article about the company that created them, Nomi AI. I wasn’t sure ho

Nicki Minaj, Billie Eilish, Katy Perry and other musicians sign letter against irresponsible AI

A group of 200 musicians signed an open letter calling on tech companies and developers to not undermine human creativity with AI music generation tools. The list of undersigned artists is so power-pa

Beyoncé’s new album ‘Cowboy Carter’ is a statement against AI music

Beyoncé’s “Cowboy Carter” has been out for only a few days, yet it’s already obvious that we’ll be talking about it for years to come — it’s breaking records

Elon Musk’s Twitter a year later: Everything you need to know

Welcome to Elon Musk’s Twitter (now X), where the rules are made up and the check marks don’t matter. The Tesla and SpaceX CEO announced his bid to buy Twitter in April 2022, zealously driven to r

X is testing NSFW adult communities, according to screenshots

Even though X seems to be working on this NSFW Communities feature, that doesn't mean it'll come to fruition.

How to turn off Instagram’s political content filter

It’s election season in the U.S., and Instagram has changed the way that it recommends political content. On both Instagram and the newer X competitor Threads, this change won’t impact wha

Calmara suggests it can detect STIs with photos of genitals — a dangerous idea

You’ve gone home with a Tinder date, and things are escalating. You don’t really know or trust this guy, and you don’t want to contract an STI, so… what now? A company called Calmara wants you

Why is AI so bad at spelling? Because image generators aren’t actually reading text

AIs are easily acing the SAT, defeating chess grandmasters and debugging code like it’s nothing. But put an AI up against some middle schoolers at the spelling bee, and it’ll get knocked out faste

Coalition including Epic, Spotify, Deezer, Match Group and others applaud DOJ’s Apple suit in statement

The Coalition for App Fairness (CAF) released a statement on Thursday cheering on the Department of Justice’s antitrust lawsuit against Apple. The group includes a number of key app makers, incl

Apple’s antitrust suit is a silver lining for Epic Games

The Department of Justice and 17 state attorneys general filed a massive lawsuit against Apple on Thursday morning, accusing the company of monopolistic smartphone practices. Meanwhile, Fortnite maker

What is Bluesky? Everything to know about the app trying to replace Twitter

Is the grass greener on the other side? We’re not sure, but the sky is most certainly bluer. It’s been more than a year since Elon Musk purchased Twitter, now X, leading people to set up shop on a

MrBeast and Prime Video announce ‘largest game show in history’

The biggest content creator on YouTube, MrBeast, announced on Monday that he’s filming a game show for Amazon Prime Video. On X, he wrote: “Big news gamers I’m going to be filming the la

Gumroad no longer allows most NSFW art, leaving its adult creators panicked

Gumroad, an e-commerce company for creators, updated its rules to more strictly limit NSFW content, citing restrictions from payment processors like Stripe and PayPal. For creators who sell adult art,
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