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Two NFT copycats are fighting over which is the real fake Bored Ape Yacht Club

Two NFT copycats are fighting over which is the real fake Bored Ape Yacht Club

A pair of non-fungible token projects are testing the boundary between plagiarism and parody. Digital marketplace OpenSea has banned the PHAYC and Phunky Ape Yacht Club (or PAYC) collections, both of which are based on the same gimmick: selling NFTs with mirrored but otherwise identical versions of high-priced Bored Ape Yacht Club avatars. Now the …

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NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope is about to transform into its final form

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope is about to transform into its final form

NASA’s incredibly powerful James Webb Space Telescope has been in space for three days now, but perhaps the riskiest part of its journey to deep space is just getting underway. Soon, the telescope will initiate an intricately choreographed mechanical dance as it slowly contorts its shape and unfurls, in order to reach its final form …

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The Batman’s latest trailer introduces the Riddler as a FaceTime troll

The Batman’s latest trailer introduces the Riddler as a FaceTime troll

A new trailer for The Batman gives us a glimpse at Catwoman’s “thing” for stray cats and the Riddler’s affinity for FaceTime. What’s promised as an even grittier take on Batman stars Robert Pattinson as Batman, Zoë Kravitz as Catwoman, and Paul Dano as the Riddler. The two-and-a-half-minute teaser, appropriately titled “The Bat and the …

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NASA’s revolutionary James Webb Space Telescope successfully launches to space

NASA’s revolutionary James Webb Space Telescope successfully launches to space

Early Christmas morning, NASA’s revolutionary new space observatory, the James Webb Space Telescope, successfully launched into space after taking off on top of a European Ariane 5 rocket from South America. The launch marks the beginning of one of the most anticipated NASA missions in decades, a program that promises to transform how we study …

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CES 2022 loses Microsoft in Las Vegas over COVID fears

CES 2022 loses Microsoft in Las Vegas over COVID fears

Microsoft is the latest company to drop a physical presence at CES, as the increased prevalence of COVID-19 spooks exhibitors. It joins a growing list of major companies ditching the world’s largest technology show. “After reviewing the latest data on the rapidly evolving COVID environment, Microsoft has decided not to participate in-person at CES 2022,” …

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Where is Spotify HiFi?

Where is Spotify HiFi?

2021 will have been the year that Apple finally embraced lossless music streaming and prices for hi-fi listening came down at Amazon and Tidal. But the biggest subscription music service of all, Spotify, seems likely to miss its original target for launching a higher-quality streaming plan. Spotify HiFi, first announced all the way back in …

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