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  1. TL;DR: As of June 4, get a ChatGPT WordPress Plugin Lifetime License for just $59.99 — 79% off list price. Whether you’re running a blog, company website, shop, or even a contact hub for all your job applications, it takes a lot of work to manage a WordPress website. If you want to make it a little easier on yourself, you could get some help from your own AI assistant. You don’t even need to leave your website to start asking ChatGPT for help. With the ChatGPT WordPress Plugin, you can connect your own OpenAI account to the front or back end of your website to help generate content, answer questions, talk to visitors, and more. Get a lifetime subscription while it’s on sale for only $59.99 (reg. $299). Add ChatGPT to WordPress This WordPress Plugin connects your OpenAI account to your WordPress site via a ChatGPT button you can click and drag almost anywhere. Pop it onto the developer side if you want to generate full articles, get headline examples, craft SEO metadata, and more. ChatGPT is still improving, so the content might need revisions, but revising a fully written article might be a lot easier than writing it yourself and then revising it anyway. Plus, because this plugin connects to your existing OpenAI account, you can control what version of ChatGPT you use. If you already pay for the premium version, that’s what you’re getting on WordPress. On the front end, ChatGPT is basically your very own robot customer liaison. Visitors can click to ask questions, and they’ll get high-quality, AI-generated answers instead of contacting you, personally. Make sure to note that this plugin can only be accessed on the desktop version of WordPress, and you have to redeem your code within 30 days of your purchase. Get the best price online for the ChatGPT WordPress PluginIf you want to save time writing posts or interacting with site visitors, see if ChatGPT can take on some of the heavy lifting. For a limited time, get a lifetime license to the ChatGPT WordPress Plugin for $59.99 (reg. $299). Prices subject to change. Opens in a new tab Credit: Mind2Matter ChatGPT WordPress Plugin: Lifetime License (opens in a new tab) $59.99 at the Mashable Shop Get Deal (opens in a new tab) View the full article
  2. SAVE $100: As of June 4, the retail price of the Meta Quest 2 has dropped to $299, down from $399. This price drop comes following the announcement of the Meta Quest 3. Opens in a new tab Credit: Meta Our pick: Meta Quest 2 VR headset (opens in a new tab) $299 at Meta (save $100) Get Deal (opens in a new tab) If you've been eyeing the Meta Quest 2 for a while but haven't been able to justify the cost, you're in luck. This coveted headset just got $100 cheaper, making it the most affordable VR headset on the market. Meta announced the price drop on June 1, alongside the official announcement of the new Quest 3 headset. As of June 4, you can score the Meta Quest 2 (128GB) for $299, down from $399 — a price rollback of $100. This price drop brings the Quest 2 back down to the original price it had before it was raised in June 2022. SEE ALSO: Meta's Quest 3 will be 40 percent thinner, start at $499 The Meta Quest 2 is unique because it doesn't require a PC or smartphone. This VR headset is an all-in-one device with an extensive library of games and apps accessed directly from the headset. In addition to its convenience, the Meta Quest 2 offers a high-quality experience with 20 pixels per degree visuals and advanced tracking capabilities. Compared to other VR headsets, such as the HTC Vive Pro 2 and the Valve Index, the Meta Quest 2 is a steal. This price drop isn't the only news Meta has made lately. In addition to the lower price point, Meta announced that the Quest 2 and Quest Pro GPU and CPU components are receiving an upgrade, giving users a more immersive experience than ever before. According to a press release, the Quest 2 and Pro users can expect a 26% CPU performance increase with a 19% GPU speed increase for Quest 2 and 11% for Quest Pro. With the Meta Quest 2's already-impressive features and now even better performance, there's never been a better time to invest in a VR headset. View the full article
  3. TL;DR: The Luminar Neo Lifetime Bundle is on sale for £96.62, saving you 80% on list price. With nearly everyone snapping photos of their fancy dinners or selfies on nights out, it can be hard to stand out in the crowd. If you’ve been looking for a way to spice up your photos without having to learn complicated software, check out Luminar Neo. This user-friendly software uses the power of AI to help you effortlessly edit photos. Try it for the best price on the web, just £96.62. The award-winning Luminar Neo software brings professional photo editing tools right to your fingertips. Select from loads of preset filters to enhance your photos or dive into bigger projects with tools like layers, masking, and local adjustments. AI works to recognise parts of your photos so they can be edited with just a few clicks. Replace a cloudy sky for a sunny day, remove unwanted objects, or retouch skin in as little as a few seconds. Access Luminar Neo from your Windows or macOS device, or as a plugin for Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. With this lifetime subscription, you get regular updates and new features as they’re added to the program. You also receive six add-on packages to use on Luminar Neo. They all use AI to help you quickly edit photos: Perfect Fluffy Clouds: Get 25 skies to replace any dreary sky in your photos. Soulful Panoramas: Choose from 10 magnificent skies to edit lifestyle photos, landscapes, cityscapes, and more. Spring Adventure: Add an emotional touch to photos and videos with 10 atmospheric LUTs. Emerald Forest: Use 10 mood LUTs to recreate the feeling of being in an enchanted forest. Choose from Summer Berries, Forest Stream, Roadtrip, among others. Champions Bundle: Colour-grade drone and outdoor photos with 30 preset LUTs. Bokeh Dreams: Turn any image into a cozy piece of art with 10 overlays. Experiment with the presets and settings that can help you achieve the vision you have in mind for each photo. Create the photos of your dreams in just a few clicks. Get a lifetime subscription to Luminar Neo and six add-on packages for just £96.62. Opens in a new tab Credit: Luminar Neo Luminar Neo Lifetime Bundle (opens in a new tab) £96.62 at the Mashable Shop Get Deal (opens in a new tab) View the full article
  4. SAVE 49%: Watch the Champions League final for free with a VPN. A one-year subscription to ExpressVPN is on sale for £83.32 and includes an extra three months for free — 49% off for a limited time. This plan includes a money-back guarantee. Opens in a new tab Credit: ExpressVPN ExpressVPN (1-Year Subscription + 3 Months Free) (opens in a new tab) £83.32 only at ExpressVPN (with money-back guarantee) Get Deal (opens in a new tab) We've already been treated to plenty of drama in the Europa League Conference and Europa League finals, and now it's time for the main event. The Champions League final is here, and we're expecting something big to go down in Istanbul. If you're interested in watching the Champions League final for free from anywhere in the world, we've lined up the information you need to catch all the action. When is the UEFA Champions League final?The 2023 UEFA Champions League final between Manchester City and Inter will take place at Istanbul's Atatürk Olympic Stadium: Manchester City vs Inter — 8:00 p.m. BST on June 10 Close to 80,000 fans will be packed into the Atatürk Olympic Stadium to watch the 68th European Cup final. We can't wait. Where to watch the UEFA Champions League finalTravelling to Instanbul and forking out for a ticket is probably not in your plans, so another way to watch is required. Fortunately, fans around the globe have plenty of options. The appeal of the Champions League is reflected in its broadcast reach, with partners in Europe and all over the world: Albania — DigitAlb Armenia — Vivaro Australia — STAN Austria — ServusTV (free and recommended), ORF, Sky Austria Azerbaijan — CBC Sport Belgium — Telenet, SBS VRT, RTBF (free and recommended), beTV Bosnia & Herzegovina — Arena Sport Brazil — SBT, ESPN, TV Cultura Bulgaria — A1, bTV Canada — DAZN Croatia — Arena Sport Cyprus — CYTA Czechia — Ceska Televize, Sport1 Denmark — TV2 Estonia — Viaplay Group Finland — Viaplay Group France — Canal+, M6, RMC Sport Georgia — Setanta, Silknet Germany — RTL Gibraltar — Gibtelecom Greece — COSMOTE TV Hungary — MTVA, RTL Iceland — Viaplay, Syn India — Sony Israel — Charlton Italy — Sky Italia, DAZN, RAI Kazakhstan — QazSport, Q Sport League Kosovo — Arena Sport, Artmotion Latvia — Viaplay Group Liechtenstein — blue+, 3+, Sky Austria, RTL Germany Lithuania — Viaplay Group Luxembourg — RTL Malta — PBS, Melita, GO Mexico — ESPN, Fox Sports Mexico Moldova — Setanta, Prime, Jurnal TV Montenegro — Arena Sport Netherlands — Talpa, ESPN North Macedonia — Arena Sport Norway — Viaplay Group Poland — Viaplay, TVP Portugal — SIC, Sport TV Republic of Ireland — Virgin Media Romania — Pro TV Russia — Match TV Serbia — Arena Sport Slovakia — RTVS, Sport1 Slovenia — Arena Sport, Sportklub, Pro Plus South Africa — SuperSport Spain — Telefonica, Mediaset Sweden — Viaplay Group Switzerland — blue+, 3+ Turkey — TV8, EXXEN Ukraine — Megogo United Kingdom — BT Sport USA — CBS, TUDN You'll notice that a lot of those broadcasters are not free, which kind of sucks. If you don't have a free streaming service in your country showing the game, you'll need to use a VPN to bypass geo-restrictions and unblock platforms from other locations. This sounds complicated, but the process is actually really simple if you use a streaming-friendly service. How to watch the UEFA Champions League final for freeThe good news is that many countries are offering free streaming of the Champions League final. The bad news is that these services block access if you try and connect from outside the country. The only way to get around this online blockade is with a VPN. These cybersecurity services can hide your real IP address and connect you to a secure server in another country, meaning you can stream the final for free from anywhere in the world. Belgium’s RTBF and Austria’s ServusTV are recommended for free streaming of the final, and you can watch RTBF and ServusTV from anywhere in the world with a VPN: Sign up for a streaming-friendly service like ExpressVPN Download the app to your device of choice (the best VPNs have apps for Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Linux, and more) Open up the app and connect to a server in Belgium or Austria Connect to RTBF or ServusTV Watch the UEFA Champions League final from anywhere in the world The best VPNs for streaming (like ExpressVPN) are not free, but they do tend to offer pretty generous money-back guarantees. By using these guarantees, you can unblock RTBF or ServusTV without fully committing with your cash. This is sneaky and obviously not a long-term solution, but it works great for a one-off event like the Champions League final. What is the best VPN for streaming?ExpressVPN is the best service for reliable unblocking of streaming sites from around the world. Users get strong connection speeds, powerful levels of encryption, apps for all operating systems, five multi-logins, and a robust privacy policy that means your data is always secure. ExpressVPN also offers a generous money-back guarantee that can be used to watch the Champions League final for free. A one-year subscription to ExpressVPN is on sale for £83.32 and includes an extra three months for free — 49% off for a limited time. This plan also includes a year of free unlimited cloud backup and that all-important 30-day money-back guarantee. You can sign up to watch the Champions League final and then recover your investment after the event. Watch the UEFA Champions League final for free with ExpressVPN. Best alternatives to ExpressVPN Best for server network Private Internet Access (2 years + 3 months) (opens in a new tab) £43.94 (save 85%) Get Deal (opens in a new tab) Best for app CyberGhost VPN (2 years + 3 months) (opens in a new tab) £49.92 (save 83%) Get Deal (opens in a new tab) Best for security NordVPN (2 years + 3 months) (opens in a new tab) £91.53 (save 50%) Get Deal (opens in a new tab) View the full article
  5. Weil, with her husband and songwriter partner, Barry Mann, wrote “On Broadway” and scored No. 1 hits with the Righteous Brothers’ “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’” and “(You’re My) Soul and Inspiration”View the full article
  6. With torrent sites dominating the high seas of piracy in 2006, Bulgarian authorities decided to arrest Eliyan Geshev, administrator of the the country’s most popular tracker, ArenaBG. Public uproar in Bulgaria was significant but just a day later, Geshev was a free man once again. After police provided zero evidence of any crimes being committed, a court found no grounds for Geshev’s initial arrest. Reporters who attempted to interview Geshev as he left court suddenly found themselves attacked by security guards. In advance of Geshev being detained, the government had promised to “show no mercy” when targeting pirate site operators. In the wake of his release, Bulgarian authorities charged with tackling organized crime ordered ISPs to block ArenaBG. Three ISPs said they would comply, others refused after declaring site-blocking “illegal.” Site-Blocking Returns 15 Years Later At the time, ArenaBG was hosted in the U.S. so in theory could’ve been handled there. In the end that wasn’t necessary as the blocking instructions against ArenaBG were withdrawn. In other EU countries, site-blocking plans were quietly gaining traction and would continue to do so. Neighboring Greece approved blocking measures in 2012. Progress was dampened three years later due to constitutional concerns but today, Greece is a fully-fledged member of the EU site-blocking club, alongside its latest recruit: Bulgaria. A decision handed down May 31, 2023 at the Sofia City Court requires three Bulgarian internet service providers to block two major torrent platforms. The names of the ISPs are unhelpfully redacted in court documents, but not so the names of the sites. Somewhat predictably, The Pirate Bay makes yet another appearance in a site-blocking action, along with Zamunda, the most popular torrent site in Bulgaria. Recording Industry Behind The Action The initial claim was filed in February 2020 by the Bulgarian Association of Music Producers (BAMP) with support from IFPI, the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. Court documents reveal that the claimants requested a dynamic injunction against the main domains of The Pirate Bay and Zamunda, plus any other domains, sub-domains, mirror and proxy sites that may facilitate access to the sites in future. Based on claims that over 90% of the sound recordings indexed by the sites are protected by copyright and shared illegally by Bulgarian BitTorrent users, BAMP and IFPI referenced the CJEU ruling in the BREIN/ Ziggo case (C-610/15). The CJEU found that ISPs in Member States can be ordered to block access to The Pirate Bay, even though the site itself stores no infringing content. In respect of the three unnamed ISPs, the claimants said that since they’re intermediaries whose services are used by third parties to infringe copyright, under Article 8, paragraph 3 of Directive 2001/29/EC the following applies: Member States shall ensure that rightholders are in a position to apply for an injunction against intermediaries whose services are used by a third party to infringe a copyright or related right In written responses filed by two of the three ISPs, BAMP and IFPI’s claims were bluntly described as “inadmissible.” Bulgarian ISPs Fight Back One of the ISPs, identified only as ‘N.1’ in court documents, described the claim as unfounded and inadmissible, adding that it “opposes the active legitimization of the plaintiff.” The ISP also pointed out that Bulgarian law does not recognize a claim “for blocking access to Internet sites.” As for EU law requiring Member States to ensure access to injunction applications, that would not apply here because Bulgaria hadn’t yet transposed that into national law. Pushing back further still, the ISP disputed allegations that it enables subscribers to commit copyright infringement on the torrent sites, so therefore disputes that its subscribers use the sites to download pirated content using BitTorrent. In summary, the ISP asked for the claim to be rendered inadmissible or possibly rejected as unfounded. The ISP identified as ‘F.1’ used the words ‘inadmissible’ and ‘baseless’ to describe the claim. The ISP said that the claim was filed for the “termination of a violation” but since the claim failed to provide any details in respect of the ISP, conducting an effective defense would be difficult. In common with ‘N.1’, the ISP ‘F.1′ asked for the claim to rendered inadmissible or rejected as groundless. After the ISPs questioned the accuracy of translations, and the authenticity and validity of IFPI/BAMP legal documents, the Court appointed forensic experts to investigate. The details of the various findings occupy a large part of the decision, including details of a dispute related to the claimants’ standing to bring a claim and the eventual termination of claims relating to unnamed foreign music producers. ISPs Required to Block Pirate Bay and Zamunda The Sofia City Court ultimately decided that the ISPs must block both sites. “[T]he defendant companies, in their capacity as providers of Internet access, should be sentenced to take action within a period of up to six months, the necessary actions to stop the illegal use by envisaging and implementing measures aimed at blocking the Internet access of its users, to the web pages on which the online file sharing platforms ‘ThePirateBay’ and ‘Zamunda’ are accessible.” The ISPs will be able to determine their own methods of blocking to “best match their resources and capacity,” with a threshold of “at least making it difficult to carry out unauthorized visits” to The Pirate Bay and Zamunda. Industry Groups Stay Positive In a joint press release, the recording industry groups focused on the positives. “We welcome the decision of the Sofia City Court, which marks a major step forward in the recorded music industry’s fight against online music piracy,” said BAMP executive director Petya Tocharova “For the first time in Bulgaria, a court decision has been issued to block access to pirate websites, and we consider this precedent an important step in the right direction.” Francis Moore, Chief Executive of the IFPI, said: “We welcome this decision and the impact it will have on curbing illegal access to music. Copyright infringement of any kind causes serious harm to local music ecosystems and diverts money away from those who create and invest in music.” Whether blocking two torrent sites will have much of an impact on music piracy is unclear. Research cited in the blocking decision reported 27,000 files containing music available via The Pirate Bay and 44,000 on Zamunda. The overwhelming majority of music piracy today involves content ripped from YouTube, a site with dozens of millions tracks completely unhindered by blocking. Measurable impact of site-blocking on piracy tends to appear when many sites are blocked at once, at least according to industry reports. That raises the prospect of numerous return visits to Bulgarian courts, in potentially adversarial circumstances, at a time when cooperation is seen as the only real solution to a very complex problem. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more. View the full article
  7. It's Saturday! You made it! But can you make it through today's Wordle? As always, we're here with some tips and tricks to help you figure out the solution today and start the weekend strong. If you just want to be told the answer, you can scroll to the end of this article for June 3's Wordle solution revealed. But if you'd rather solve it yourself, keep reading for some clues, tips, and strategies to assist you. Where did Wordle come from?Originally created by engineer Josh Wardle as a gift for his partner, Wordle rapidly spread to become an international phenomenon, with thousands of people around the globe playing every day. Alternate Wordle versions created by fans have even sprung up, including battle royale Squabble, music identification game Heardle, and variations like Dordle and Quordle that make you guess multiple words at once. Wordle eventually became so popular that it was purchased by the New York Times, and TikTok creators even livestream themselves playing. Not the day you're after? Here's the Wordle answer for June 2. What's the best Wordle starting word?The best Wordle starting word is the one that speaks to you. But if you like being strategic in your approach, we have a few ideas to help you pick a word that might help you find the solution faster. One tip is to select a word that includes at least two different vowels, plus some common consonants like S, T, R, or N. What happened to the Wordle archive?The entire archive of past Wordle puzzles used to be available for anyone to enjoy whenever they felt like it. Unfortunately, it has since been taken down, with the website's creator stating it was done at the request of the New York Times. Is Wordle getting harder?It might feel like Wordle is getting harder, but it actually isn't any more difficult than when it first began. You can turn on Wordle's Hard Mode if you're after more of a challenge, though. Why are there two different Wordle answers some days?Though usually Wordle will only accept one correct solution per day, occasionally it will rebel against the norm and deem two different answers acceptable. This is due to changes the New York Times made to Wordle after it acquired the puzzle game. The Times has since added its own updated word list, so this should happen even less frequently than before. To avoid any confusion, it's a good idea to refresh your browser before getting stuck into a new puzzle. Here's a subtle hint for today's Wordle answer:If you have children, this might be a help. Does today's Wordle answer have a double letter?We'll go one better. There's actually a triple letter today. Today's Wordle is a 5-letter word that starts with...Today's Wordle starts with the letter N. SEE ALSO: Wordle-obsessed? These are the best word games to play IRL. What's the answer to Wordle today?Get your last guesses in now, because it's your final chance to solve today's Wordle before we reveal the solution. Drumroll please! The solution to Wordle #714 is... NANNY. Don't feel discouraged if you didn't manage to guess it this time. There will be a new Wordle for you to stretch your brain with tomorrow, and we'll be back again to guide you with more helpful hints. View the full article
  8. If Quordle is a little too challenging today, you've come to the right place for hints. There aren't just hints here, but the whole Quordle solution. Scroll to the bottom of this page, and there it is. But are you sure you need all four answers? Maybe you just need a strategy guide. Either way, scroll down, and you'll get what you need. What is Quordle?Quordle is a five-letter word guessing game similar to Wordle, except each guess applies letters to four words at the same time. You get nine guesses instead of six to correctly guess all four words. It looks like playing four Wordle games at the same time, and that is essentially what it is. But it's not nearly as intimidating as it sounds. Is Quordle harder than Wordle?Yes, though not diabolically so. Where did Quordle come from?Amid the Wordle boom of late 2021 and early 2022, when everyone was learning to love free, in-browser, once-a-day word guessing games, creator Freddie Meyer says he took inspiration from one of the first big Wordle variations, Dordle — the one where you essentially play two Wordles at once. He took things up a notch, and released Quordle on January 30. Meyer's creation was covered in The Guardian six days later, and now, according to Meyer, it attracts millions of daily users. Today, Meyer earns modest revenue from Patreon, where dedicated Quordle fans can donate to keep their favorite puzzle game running. How is Quordle pronounced?“Kwordle.” It should rhyme with “Wordle,” and definitely should not be pronounced exactly like "curdle.” Is Quordle strategy different from Wordle?Yes and no. Your starting strategy should be the same as with Wordle. In fact, if you have a favorite Wordle opening word, there’s no reason to change that here. We suggest something rich in vowels, featuring common letters like C, R, and N. But you do you. After your first guess, however, you’ll notice things getting out of control if you play Quordle exactly like Wordle. What should I do in Quordle that I don’t do in Wordle?Solving a Wordle puzzle can famously come down to a series of single letter-change variations. If you’ve narrowed it down to “-IGHT,” you could guess “MIGHT” “NIGHT” “LIGHT” and “SIGHT” and one of those will probably be the solution — though this is also a famous way to end up losing in Wordle, particularly if you play on “hard mode.” In Quordle, however, this sort of single-letter winnowing is a deadly trap, and it hints at the important strategic difference between Wordle and Quordle: In Quordle, you can't afford to waste guesses unless you're eliminating as many letters as possible at all times. Guessing a completely random word that you already know isn't the solution, just to eliminate three or four possible letters you haven’t tried yet, is thought of as a desperate, latch-ditch move in Wordle. In Quordle, however, it's a normal part of the player's strategic toolset. Is there a way to get the answer faster?In my experience Quordle can be a slow game, sometimes dragging out longer than it would take to play Wordle four times. But a sort of blunt-force guessing approach can speed things up. The following strategy also works with Wordle if you only want the solution, and don’t care about having the fewest possible guesses: Try starting with a series of words that puts all the vowels (including Y) on the board, along with some other common letters. We've had good luck with the three words: “NOTES,” “ACRID,” and “LUMPY.” YouTuber DougMansLand suggests four words: “CANOE,” “SKIRT,” “PLUMB,” and “FUDGY.” Most of the alphabet is now eliminated, and you’ll only have the ability to make one or two wrong guesses if you use this strategy. But in most cases you’ll have all the information you need to guess the remaining words without any wrong guesses. If strategy isn't helping, and you're still stumped, here are some hints: Are there any double or triple letters in today’s Quordle words?Three words have twice-occurring letters. Two of these are double letters. Are any rare letters being used in today’s Quordle like Q or Z?Z. What do today’s Quordle words start with?B, A, R, and P. What are the answers for today’s Quordle?Are you sure you want to know? There’s still time to turn back. OK, you asked for it. The answers are: BOOZE ASKEW REUSE PAYEE View the full article
  9. Over the past 24 hours, numerous Twitter employees, including its head of trust and safety, have resigned from the company. These resignations all came shortly after owner Elon Musk blamed his employees for bringing Twitter's own advertiser hate speech policies to bear on a prominent right-wing media company. The chaos over at Twitter began on Thursday morning when Jeremy Boreing of The Daily Wire published a tweet thread about a potential deal with Musk's company allegedly gone awry. The Daily Wire is a conservative media outlet started by Boreing and Ben Shapiro. The company employs a number of prominent right-wing influencers and pundits, such as Candace Owens, Jordan Peterson, and Matt Walsh. According to Boreing, The Daily Wire had been in talks with Twitter to set up a paid advertiser campaign to promote a documentary by Walsh called What is a Woman?. The conservative outlet planned to air the entire film in a tweet. The film, which has been out for a year, has been criticized by gender identity and transgender health experts, as well as trans activists as being transphobic or anti-trans. However, as Boreing explains, after Twitter reviewed the film, the company backed out of any sort of sponsorship deal. Twitter also warned The Daily Wire that while it could still post the video on its own, the film would be flagged as "hateful conduct" under Twitter's policies. As such, under Musk's own "freedom of speech, not freedom of reach" rules, Twitter would limit the visibility of the video on its platform. SEE ALSO: Ben Shapiro reading the 'WAP' lyrics will make you laugh your 'd-word' off Right-wing users, who view Musk as an ally due to his consistent sharing of far right content on Twitter, were outraged over what Boreing shared and quickly criticized Musk on the platform. Hours after the initial tweet thread from The Daily Wire, Twitter's owner responded. Musk immediately threw his employees under the bus. "This was a mistake by many people at Twitter," Musk tweeted. "It is definitely allowed," Musk continued, referring to The Daily Wire's film. Regardless of Musk's claims on Thursday, clips of the film posted by Walsh were labeled "Visibility limited: This tweet may violate Twitter's rules against Hateful Conduct." This diminished the reach these tweets could get. Musk continued to assure his right wing user base that Twitter was working on the issue and were rolling out an update to remove the labels while still protecting advertisers who would not want their content shown on The Daily Wire's video. A "limited visibility" label obscured The Daily Wire film on the outlet's profile feed. Credit: Mashable screenshot And then at 8pm ET on Thursday, The Daily Wire posted the full film as they originally intended, but without Twitter's sponsorship deal. And Twitter completely obscured the film with its "visibility limited" label and blocked users from retweeting or replying to the tweet. Users were blocked from retweeting The Daily Wire's tweet due to the limited visibility label. Credit: Mashable screenshot Musk still was assuring users into the early morning hours on Friday that he was working on a fix. Musk even shared that the issue would likely help The Daily Wire receive more attention for their film, causing some to speculate that this "controversy" was manufactured. "The Streisand Effect on this will set an all-time record!" Musk tweeted. "The controversy will drive viewership," he said in another post. While this was happening on the platform, X Corp., Twitter's parent company was dealing with its own issues. Shortly before The Daily Wire posted the film on Twitter, Fortune reported that Twitter deactivated the Slack messaging account for its head of trust and safety Ella Irwin. Soon, Reuters confirmed that Irwin had resigned from the company. In her role, Irwin was responsible for shaping and enforcing Twitter's rules and policies. Irwin wasn't the only Twitter employee to resign either. Twitter brand safety partnerships program director Maie Aiyed also announced her departure from Twitter on Thursday. By Friday, another Twitter executive, head of brand safety and ad quality A.J. Brown also decided to leave the company. By Friday morning, the limited reach and "visibility" label on The Daily Wire's tweet were removed. To show his support for The Daily Wire, Musk shared the video himself, commenting "Every parent should watch this." Just before Musk's promotion of the film, The Daily Wire's tweet had around 2 million views or impressions on the tweet. The video itself had just over half as many views with 1.1 million. After Musk shared @realDailyWire's tweet, its reach was greatly boosted. At publishing time, the tweet containing the video has more than 50 million views. However, the video itself has roughly five times fewer with just over 10 million views. Mashable should also note that Twitter's view metric counts any play time, including autoplay, as a view, as long as two seconds of the video are played. While right wing Twitter users and The Daily Wire are celebrating Musk's support of the film now, there are still many unanswered questions. In a Twitter Space discussion on Thursday night, Daily Wire CEO Boreing further explained details of what went on when the company was working with Twitter. Along with the news that the sponsorship "package" was worth "mid-six figures," Boreing also shared an interesting note about Musk. According to Boreing, when Twitter canceled the partnership and said it would limit visibility on the video due to the content of the film, the company told him that Musk was "in the room himself" when the decision was made. Ever since Musk hired former NBCUniversal ad executive Linda Yaccarino as Twitter's incoming CEO, it's been clear that he's trying to once again make a play for advertisers as ad sales plummet and its subscription-based revenue models struggle. Clearly, based on Musk's own public statements, decisions were made at the company out of concern for advertisers. However, when push came to shove, it appears Twitter's owner and CEO Musk passed the blame on to his own employees and then kowtowed to the demand of his right-wing fanbase when they complained about company decisions. View the full article
  10. TL;DR: Following the groundbreaking success of its unlimited summer flight pass launched in Feb. 2023, Frontier Airlines has dropped a $299 fall and winter pass that covers flights between the beginning of September to the end of February. The same chaotic fine print still applies, so read our rundown below ahead of purchasing. Opens in a new tab Credit: Frontier Frontier Airlines All-You-Can-Fly fall and winter pass (opens in a new tab) $299 Get Deal (opens in a new tab) Expanded by popular demand, Frontier is now offering a fall and winter version of its GoWild! unlimited flight pass to pick up where the summer pass leaves off. The official dates covered by the fall and winter pass are Sept. 2, 2023 through Feb. 29, 2024, so there is some overlap with the summer pass, which expires on Sept. 30. Though the seasonal passes roughly cover the same block of time, the fall and winter GoWild! pass debuted for $100 cheaper — a one-time purchase of $299 plus one cent in fees for each trip versus the original $399 of the summer pass. (The cost of the summer pass has fluctuated significantly since its release in Feb. 2023, teetering between $499 and $699.) SEE ALSO: Planning a trip? Check out the best travel and event ticket deals this week. The GoWild! pass applies to both domestic and international flights, offering a vast variety of options to satisfy your mood, so you can jump from the tropics to fall foliage to ski resorts. If Frontier served the Mario Kart locations, it’d be like going from Peach Beach to Mount Wario. Frontier serves more than 100 airports across the U.S., Mexico, the Caribbean, and Latin America, though the airline can't guarantee service between all of its official airport locations. Is the Frontier GoWild! pass worth it?There's no arguing about whether or not this is a steal. At $299, you're getting unlimited flights throughout almost half of the year for less than the average price of one domestic roundtrip flight. But for those who haven't experienced the quirks of the GoWild! pass this summer — or are unfamiliar with flying Frontier in general — let us refresh you on the fine print. The ultra-cheap price of the unlimited ticket itself could also be accompanied by Frontier's infamous arbitrary baggage fees for carry-ons. Frontier is not the only airline that charges for carry-ons, but how much that carry-on will cost is often higher than passengers expect. This inconsistency is due to a temperamental bag price checker and moody dimension allowances for carry-ons versus personal items. SEE ALSO: Airbnb addresses guest frustrations with a host of new features The unlimited-ness of the GoWild! pass itself also has some caveats, specifically concerning booking. While you can fly on literally any date between Sept. 2 and Feb. 29 (barring some grayed-out areas around busy times like holidays), the GoWild! pass only works if you book within a certain window. That window is 24 hours for domestic flights and 10 days for international flights. You can also only book one way at a time, so you'll likely be booking your return trip during — not before — your trip. If you're set on feeding your wanderlust into the colder months, secure your fall and winter GoWild! pass as soon as you can. It'll likely see an eventual price hike like the summer one has. View the full article
  11. The rising Puerto Rican trap star teams up with the reggaeton duo for a new singleView the full article
  12. Over the weekend, thousands of Taylor Swift fans in shimmering, sequined garments in every color of the Swiftian rainbow from Fearless gold to Lover pink descended on MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. They came to experience The Eras Tour, a three-hour celebration of all of Swift's 10 albums and past selves. More than a concert, The Eras Tour is also an opportunity for fans to honor their former selves, their lives having been defined and soundtracked by her music. Fans outside of the stadium. Credit: Marissa Alper She'll get you out on the floor, shimmering beautifulSwift's neatly defined eras and easily recognizable looks were reflected in the crowd making their pilgrimage to the stadium. Ask any Swiftie and they'll tell you that concert 'fits are an important part of the tour experience. From seeking out online inspiration to excitedly fawning over other fans' looks, dressing up adds to the togetherness of a Swift show. Mashable talked to dozens of fans outside of the stadium on Friday night, May 26, and it became clear how these looks allow them to revisit their personal histories with Swift. I didn't have a ticket to the show, and I too dressed up for the occasion in a t-shirt from Swift's Speak Now tour, a token from the very first concert I ever attended as an awkward middle schooler with my dad and neighbor. SEE ALSO: It's not a phase. It's an era. One fan, Brittany Guard, wore the Folklore cardigan over a homemade recreation of Swift's "Junior Jewels" shirt from the "You Belong With Me" music video. She paired it with a "I'm in my Lover era" clear plastic purse — to adhere to MetLife's bag policy – over her shoulder. "I made [the shirt] a long time ago, for Halloween. I believe it was [during the] 1989 era, so when was that? 2015?" she told me. Notably, it's not the specific year that first came to Guard's mind but the specific Swift era. Time is defined by the things that we love. Guard in a recreation one of Swift's most memorable shirts. Credit: Marissa Alper Count the eras represented in Guard's look. Credit: Marissa Alper It was Guard's second Eras Tour show; she spent the previous weekend in Foxborough, Massachusetts at one of several rain shows to ring in her 30th birthday. She wore a Lover dress and handmade butterfly shoes. I'm sure before every show on The Eras Tour, the air crackles with anticipation, but Friday was Swift's first tour stop on holy ground just outside of New York City, the setting of a significant portion of her discography. The question of which New York songs Swift would perform in the acoustic surprise portion of her set swirled among fans. In the parking lot I chatted with two biblically accurate "Anti-Hero" ghosts draped in bedsheets holding High Noons, Courtney Weren and Kate Westerman. Weren and Westerman neglected to cut out eyeholes in their ghost sheets. Credit: Marissa Alper Beneath the sheet reveal! Credit: Marissa Alper "We also have other eras outfits underneath," said Weren, a 28-year-old from Hoboken, New Jersey, from under her sheet. Like Swift would later that evening, the ghosts performed a costume change to reveal a purple dress akin to the dress the “Bejeweled” singer wore on her Speak Now tour and her "22" music video look. Westerman even traded out her cat ears and daisy-rimmed sunglasses for red heart-shaped ones and the iconic black "22" hat. Talk your talk and go viral On TikTok, the tags for "Eras Tour," "The Eras Tour," and "Eras Tour Taylor Swift" have accumulated over 17 billion views and counting. "Eras Tour outfits" and "Eras Tour outfit" have garnered 648.3 million and 306.3 million views, respectively. One popular sound Swifties use to post their outfits is a mashup of an AI-generated clip of Swift saying, "Oh my god, your Eras Tour outfit looks so fucking good" with the chorus of "Karma." It has soundtracked over 26,700 outfit transition videos. Emma Baxendell, a 25-year-old in a Lover-inspired poofy dress, explained to me that everyone is so dressed up because of “the Insta-TikTokification of the world." She pointed to the recent Harry Styles tour as an example of this, while her boyfriend, Michael Flynn, wearing a matching swirling pastel short-sleeve collared shirt, added, "Everyone has a platform now." "We're in our 'Lover' era." Credit: Marissa Alper "My first tour was 'Red' and I went mostly for Ed Sheeran, now I am on Team Taylor," Baxendell told me. Credit: Marissa Alper In the pre-TikTok era, Swift and her mother, Andrea, incentivized fans to go all out for shows. Andrea used to handpick fans throughout the show to go backstage to meet Swift. When live music returned in the latter half of 2021, the digital world was already consumed by adhering to hyper-specific aesthetics, and Styles' Love on Tour birthed a new phase of concert attire. An unofficial dress code defined by feather boas, groovy patterns, and bright colors emerged and uploading outfit transition TikToks became the norm. Now those familiar with Love on Tour content can spot a Styles concert attendee from a glance. But unlike Love on Tour, a singular aesthetic doesn't define The Eras Tour. Instead, fans' outfits draw from Swift's deep catalog and many successful rebrands. For every Swiftie in cowboy boots, there's another in sparkly gogo boots or white Keds. The premise of the tour encourages nostalgia and reconnecting with moments in both your own and Swift's life. Fans pull imagery from different eras and combine them not only to express that they're diehard fans but to proclaim which albums or moments resonate most. "This is from 'Valentine's Day,' that movie that Taylor is in, but I am honestly jealous I didn't wear a sparkly dress," Emily Nader, a 20-year-old from Long Island, New York, told me. Credit: Marissa Alper Spinning like a girl in a brand new dressA trio of friends approached the stadium from the parking lot shrouded in emerald green cloaks. Meg Yerrapothu, a 28-year-old who traveled from Chicago to see the show with her best friend Sarah Lee, explained that the cloaks are a reference to Evermore. When I asked which song , Lee and a third friend, Danielle Langan, a 29-year-old ER doctor from Staten Island, unabashedly sang “wait for the signal and I'll meet you after dark" in unison — a nod to the “Willow” music video. 'Evermore' lends itself to witchy vibes. Credit: Marissa Alper Yerrapothu excitedly walked me through her look like it was an outfit of the day TikTok, except she named Swift songs instead of where she purchased each item. Pointing at her red heart-shaped sunglasses, she said, "Glasses are '22.'" Adele McDonald had the most intricate costume I saw all night. Wrapped in gold chains, her chest read, "Karma" in glittery, gold lettering, and she wore a pearl-encrusted crown on her head. "Karma is a god, so I am the goddess of Karma. That song was stuck in my head for two weeks, and I didn't know what to wear, so…" that’s how her look came together, McDonald explained. McDonald completed her look with silver-colored contact lenses that she put in near the entrance of the stadium. Credit: Marissa Alper McDonald's friend, Siena McFetriadge, told me, "[Adele] saw a TikTok of someone saying they thought their outfit might be a bit too much and then she thought her outfit might be too much, but I told her it's the New York show. You'll be in everyone's TikTok outfit inspo posts." McDonald added, "I thought about making a TikTok, but it took 3 hours to drive here from Brooklyn, so I got ready entirely in the car in the parking lot, but we are here now." The show is a place where time spent online comes to fruition — and not just the time spent battling it out for tickets. Taylor Kennedy, Emily Haley, and Daylyn Weppne, a group of friends in their late 20s attending their second Swift show all together, each paid tribute to their favorite albums. Kennedy wore a purple Speak Now-inspired dress and added Swift's old signature accessories: a 13 on her hand and the lyrics to "Long Live" snaking down her arm. Kennedy's 'Speak Now' outfit is accurate down to the "13" on her hand. Credit: Marissa Alper Haley found her Midnights dress through the Facebook group "Eras Tour Outfits." The group is a space for Swifties to post their past and future outfits, buy and sell outfits, and seek advice on how to recreate Swift looks. The group boasts over 34,000 members. Facebook generally has a bad rap, but the posts in the group are wholesome and the comments are filled with supportive suggestions. Fatima Hijazi, a 19-year-old NYU student studying chemistry, dressed up as Swift delivering NYU's 2022 commencement speech or "NYU Taylor." Hijazi wore purple NYU doctoral robes that she "bought off of someone on Reddit." The Reddit in question was r/SwiftieMerch, a community of 13,500 Swifties. "I go to NYU, so it makes sense and I want to get a doctorate in chemistry, so I thought let's get the robes beforehand," explained Hijazi. For Swifties, every Swift moment is fair game to dress up as. Credit: Marissa Alper So make the friendship braceletsThe most important accessory at The Eras Tour is a wrist full of friendship bracelets. Inspired by the bridge of "You're On Your Own, Kid" where Swift sings, "So make the friendship bracelets / Take the moment and taste it," fans took to making beaded bracelets, often with lyrics or niche fandom references, and exchanging them at shows. Baxendell found out about the trend on Twitter and came wearing a wistful of bracelets she made. She was unsure if she'd end up trading them. "We are attached to all the ones we made, but maybe," Baxendell told me. Delia Fishburne and Felicia Fishburne came prepared with a carabiner each loaded up with colorful, wordy friendship bracelets. They saw it on TikTok and thought, "Oh, that looks fun." The teens asked me what my favorite Swift album was, and said Reputation, even though that's an impossible question. One looked through her bracelets and said, "I love this one." She pulled a red and gold “Dress” bracelet off the ring and handed it to me. Gotta catch 'em all! Credit: Marissa Alper Like Swift, each of Kennedy's nails represents a different era. Credit: Marissa Alper It's not just TikTok teens engaging in The Eras Tour festivities. A group of moms with their daughters all wore matching turquoise, sequined jackets inspired by a 1989 tour look with red lipstick. Sarah Wilton, Diane Considine, and Danielle Arnold — a principal, teacher, and librarian at Belmar Elementary School — were introduced to Swift by their kids, but Arnold is now a big fan and orchestrated the outfits. "I went to the Vegas show with my husband, and I felt left out not being dressed up. Before that, I thought I was too old to dress up, but everyone did it," explained Arnold. "Why wouldn't we dress up? Swifties are fun," added Considine. The Eras Tour (Mom's Version). Credit: Marissa Alper When the tassel dresses, cowboy hats, and see-through bags cleared out, a thin crowd of ticketless fans lining the periphery of the stadium remained. Many were refreshing Ticketmaster hoping for a miracle, others had resale Facebook or Twitter pages open. More than a few cried. Long live all the magic we made. Credit: Marissa Alper Like those left lingering outside, I never secured a ticket to the show, but when I exited the parking lot with a new friendship bracelet around my wrist hearing the opening lines of "Miss Americana & The Heartbreak Prince" all I felt was the infectious joy of everyone inside. It's the power of fandom, especially one as passionate as Swift's — even when you're on the outside, you always feel like you belong. View the full article
  13. Meta is going to start limiting news posts on Facebook and Instagram in Canada because it just does not want to pay up. On Thursday, the social media giant basically said it hates Canada's proposed Online News Act so much that it will test pulling news from their sites across the country. Over the next few weeks, Meta will begin tests on its social media platforms that will limit some users and publishers from viewing and sharing some news content in Canada. The users and publishers affected will be notified, Reuters reported. SEE ALSO: Meta plans to use generative AI for ads The Online News Act, introduced last April, intends to "ensure fair revenue sharing between digital platforms and news outlets," according to the Canadian government. Practically, it will require platforms like Meta and Google to pay Canadian news outlets for the content that they put on the social media sites. The argument is that Meta launched social media platforms which disrupted the business models of news outlets — so social media should help fund the now-struggling newsrooms. Meta and Google are pretty consistent with their responses to these kinds of proposed laws — which have also hit Australia and California. You want them to pay for news? They will simply remove the news altogether. "Publishers choose to share their content because it benefits them to do so, whereas it isn’t particularly valuable to us at all. As such, we’ve taken the difficult decision that if this flawed legislation is passed, we will have to end the availability of news content on Facebook and Instagram in Canada." SEE ALSO: Facebook and Google dominate in online news — but for very different topics This test is part of their response. Of course, the Canadian government isn't too pleased with this. Google has also rolled out similar tests. "When a big tech company... tells us, 'If you don't do this or that, then I’m pulling the plug' – that’s a threat. I’ve never done anything because I was afraid of a threat," Canadian Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez, who introduced the bill, told Reuters. This seems to be one of Meta's biggest fights at the moment. It comes just days after Meta said it would not publish any news in California if the state passed the California Journalism Preservation Act, a bill that would require tech platforms to give some of the money it makes from advertising to local news outlets. View the full article
  14. The Strawberry Moon is happening on June 3, and you already know that your iPhone camera won't help you get a good look at our craterous neighbor. Prep for this not-to-miss celestial event with the best telescope deals from Celestron below. Our top picks Best telescope for beginners Celestron Travel Scope 70DX (opens in a new tab) $76.46 (Save $43.49) Get Deal (opens in a new tab) Best telescope for finding objects quickly Celestron AstroMaster 114EQ (opens in a new tab) $206.86 (Save $113.09) Get Deal (opens in a new tab) Best telescope for a highly detailed view Celestron PowerSeeker 127EQ (opens in a new tab) $144.49 (Save $75.46) Get Deal (opens in a new tab) When it comes to the best telescopes and knowing which one to buy, there's a learning curve involved. Still, it doesn't have to be difficult (or expensive) to get a good visual on Saturn's rings, the Ursa Major constellation, or a particularly bright full moon. As of June 2, select Celestron telescopes at Amazon are on sale. That's the perfect excuse to finally step into the summer night and impress loved ones with your newfound knowledge of the stars. Here are some of our favorite Celestron telescopes on sale: Best telescope for beginners Opens in a new tab Credit: Celestron Celestron Travel Scope 70DX (opens in a new tab) $76.46 at Amazon (save $43.95) Get Deal (opens in a new tab) Why we love it The Celestron Travel Scope 70DX has the lowest maximum magnification out of all the telescopes we rounded up (only 168x; the larger the magnification, the larger the object will appear to your eye within the scope), but its price makes it a great option for someone who's not quite ready to be Neil deGrasse Tyson. The 70DX is truly beginner-friendly: it's lightweight, includes accessories like a smartphone adapter and Bluetooth remote, and gives you free access to Celestron's educational software/app. This means you can easily capture your sightings on camera and learn more about what you're actually looking at. The Travel Scope 70DX, unlike our other two picks in this list, also comes with a custom carry bag in case you want to bring it on your upcoming summer vacation. Best telescope for finding objects quickly Opens in a new tab Credit: Celestron Celestron AstroMaster 114EQ (opens in a new tab) $206.86 at Amazon (save $113.15) Get Deal (opens in a new tab) Why we love it The Celestron AstroMaster 114EQ has a standout feature that comparable Celestron telescopes lack: a StarPointer red dot finderscope. This makes it easy to find an object in the sky and center it in your eyepiece. The adjustable red dot is bright enough to see night or day (that's right, some planets can be observed via telescope during the day, too!). Plus, it comes with 50x or 100x magnification options and a tripod. Best telescope for a highly detailed view Opens in a new tab Credit: Celestron Celestron PowerSeeker 127EQ (opens in a new tab) $144.49 at Amazon (save $75.55) Get Deal (opens in a new tab) Why we love it The Celestron PowerSeeker 127EQ has killer magnification (a max of 300x and two eyepiece options of 50x or 250x). The downside to all this viewing power is a higher assembled weight than the other listed options, but it's still portable enough that transportation won't be a team effort. Like the Travel Scope 70DX, the PowerSeeker 127EQ has a Barlow lens which amplifies the eyepieces' magnification even further, making this our top choice for nitty-gritty, detailed views of the heavens. Other Celestron deals Celestron SkyMaster 20x80 binoculars – $99.13 $199.95 (save $100.82) Celestron Outland X 10x50 binoculars – $92.65 $149.95 (save $57.30) Celestron AstroMaster 90EQ – $254.15 $349.95 (save $95.80) View the full article
  15. Internet provider Cox Communications has been on the sharp end of several piracy lawsuits in recent years. The biggest hit came four years ago when the Internet provider lost its legal battle against a group of major record labels. $1 Billion Appeal A Virginia jury held Cox liable for pirating subscribers because it failed to terminate accounts after repeated accusations, ordering the company to pay $1 billion in damages to the labels. This landmark ruling is currently under appeal. As part of the appeal, Cox informed the court of a supplemental authority that could support its position. The case in question is Twitter vs. Taamneh, in which the U.S. Supreme Court recently held that the social media platform isn’t liable for ISIS terrorists, who used Twitter to recruit and raise funds. The Supreme Court rejected the claim that Twitter aided-and-abetted terrorist activity, because it didn’t “consciously and culpably” participate in the illegal activity. According to Cox, the same logic applies in its case, where the ISP was held liable for the piracy activities of subscribers. “These same aiding-and-abetting principles animate copyright law’s contributory liability doctrine, and they likewise foreclose liability here,” an attorney for Cox informed the court. Cox argues that the Supreme Court ruling confirms that aiding-and-abetting liability only applies when parties knowingly took part in the activity. That runs contrary to the finding in its own dispute with the record labels, where “culpable expression and conduct” or “intent” were not required. “Though Twitter arises in a different context, its reasoning applies with full force and supports reversal of the contributory infringement verdict,” Cox added. The two cases are indeed quite different, but ultimately they are about imposing liability on third-party services. According to Cox, the Twitter terrorist ruling clearly shows that it isn’t liable for pirating subscribers, but the music companies see things differently. Terrorists vs. Pirates Earlier this week, the music labels responded in court, countering Cox’s arguments. They argue that the Twitter ruling doesn’t apply to their piracy dispute with Cox, as the cases are grounded in different laws. While the music industry certainly isn’t happy with pirates, the Cox case is a copyright matter while the Twitter lawsuit fell under the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act. And for now, pirates are not categorized as terrorists. “Twitter arose under the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act. Plaintiffs there identified ‘no duty’ under that terrorism statute requiring defendants ‘to terminate customers after discovering that the customers were using the service for illicit ends’.” “This case arises under the Copyright Act. This Court has already held that an internet-service provider has a duty to ‘do something’ about known infringers,” the music companies ‘counsel adds. ‘Not So Passive’ After establishing the difference between pirates and terrorists, the music companies point out that Twitter wasn’t directly connected to the misconduct. The platform’s role was more passive and its connection to ISIS was more distant than Cox’s connection to its subscribers. Cox took a more active role and materially contributed to the pirating activities, which stands no comparison to the Twitter case, plaintiffs argue. “Cox was not so passive,” the music company counsel writes, adding that the Internet provider “set up sham policies ensuring infringement would continue.” “Cox knew of specific instances of infringement occurring on its network, tied them to specific users, and chose not to terminate those users to avoid ‘losing revenue from paying subscribers’,” the reply brief adds. How the court of appeal will interpret the Twitter ruling remains to be seen. With $1 billion in damages on the line, both sides will likely do everything in their power to fight this case to the bitter end, and it may ultimately find its way to the Supreme Court. — A copy of Cox’s letter to the court, including the referenced Supreme Court ruling can be found here (pdf). The music companies ‘reply is available here (pdf) From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more. View the full article
  16. “Lawyers and the D.A. did some sneaky shit, I fell for it,” he raps on his first solo song since his prison releaseView the full article
  17. The Latin American stretch of the tour begins in AugustView the full article
  18. You don't have to be a morning person to appreciate these deals. BEST TOASTER DEAL: The Ninja ST100 Foodi 2-in-1 Flip Toaster is a toaster and countertop oven in one — $79.99 $99.99 (save $20) BEST BLENDER DEAL: The Ninja NJ601AMZ Professional Blender is the ultimate summertime appliance — $84.99 $99.99 (save $15) BEST COFFEE MAKER DEAL: The Ninja CFP201 DualBrew System coffee maker with glass carafe is perfect for coffee lovers who can't decide between a single cup or a full pot — $129.99 $199.99 (save $70) For a limited time, you can score up to 35% off select Ninja kitchen appliances, including the above-mentioned toaster, blender, and coffee maker. With prices this low, you can upgrade your culinary arsenal with top-of-the-line appliances that'll take mornings, smoothies, and coffee breaks to the next level. Best toaster deal Opens in a new tab Credit: Ninja Our pick: Ninja ST100 Foodi 2-in-1 Flip Toaster (opens in a new tab) $79.99 at Amazon (save $20) Get Deal (opens in a new tab) Why we like itSay goodbye to unevenly toasted bread — the Ninja ST100 Foodi 2-in-1 Flip Toaster is designed to handle just about any bakery item you toss its way, from English muffins to bagels to thick slices of artisanal bread (for avocado toast or whatever else). With seven shade settings, you can easily adjust the browning level for that perfect level of crispiness. But this toaster isn't just a toaster; it's a countertop oven too. This means you can whip up small meals or snacks without waiting for your full-size oven to pre-heat (this baby can get up to 400° no pre-heat required). Best blender deal Opens in a new tab Credit: Ninja Our pick: Ninja NJ601AMZ Professional Blender (opens in a new tab) $84.99 at Amazon (save $15) Get Deal (opens in a new tab) Why we like itBlenders are a must-have for any kitchen (even if you're not a smoothie fanatic), and the Ninja NJ601AMZ Professional Blender is a great option for anyone looking to save some cash without sacrificing quality. With its 1000-watt motor, this blender can handle everything from crushed ice to tougher ingredients like kale and carrots. Plus, with its extra-large 72-ounce pitcher, you can blend up enough smoothies, sauces, or frozen drinks for your whole gang (or save some for later!). Best coffee maker deal Opens in a new tab Credit: Ninja Ninja CFP201 DualBrew System (opens in a new tab) $129.99 at Amazon (save $70) Get Deal (opens in a new tab) Why we like itCoffee is a non-negotiable part of many people's routines (understandably so), and the Ninja CFP201 DualBrew System coffee maker is perfect for the single-cup crew or those who need a full pot. This coffee pot K-cup is compatible and can accommodate up to four coffee pod sizes (6, 8, 10, and 12 ounces), so you can customize your brew each morning. It also includes a Ninja Smart Scoop, a paper filter kit, and a K-cup pod adapter. Whether you're trying to make mornings easier or need to upgrade your kitchen appliances, Ninja is a brand worth considering, and at these prices, there's never been a better time to make the switch. View the full article
  19. The 26-track Defiant Presents: Jiggy in Jersey (ft. MCVertt) is out on June 30View the full article
  20. Green measures on the Music of the Spheres tour, monitored by MIT, are “a good start, but clearly there’s still room for improvement,” the band saidView the full article
  21. In a momentous collaboration, Ole Sturm, G+UNENBERG, and tamii have joined forces to deliver a track that has already sent shockwaves through the bass house scene. Released just last week, this powerhouse trio has exceeded all expectations with their groundbreaking creation, leaving fans and critics buzzing with excitement. Hailing from Mannheim, Germany, Ole Sturm has quickly risen as a prodigious talent in electronic music. With influences spanning from David Guetta to Skrillex, Ole’s ability to produce tracks in diverse styles has caught the attention of industry heavyweights. Notably, his recent collaborations with MOGUAI and Steve Aoki, as well as releases on Martin Garrix’s renowned label, have solidified his position as a rising star in the industry. Meanwhile, G+UNENBERG, the brainchild of German artist Daniel Grunenberg, has made significant strides in pushing the boundaries of music. By blending elements of house, dance, and EDM, G+UNENBERG has carved out a unique sound that sets him apart. Teaming up with Mousse T. and WLZN for this project, the collaboration has given birth to a track that has ignited dancefloors with its infectious energy. Joining forces with Ole Sturm and G+UNENBERG, tamii brings her unmatched talent to the mix. Together, the trio has created a track that transcends the traditional confines of bass house, offering listeners a sonic experience like no other. With pulsating basslines, infectious beats, and an undeniable energy, this collaboration has undoubtedly set a new standard in the genre. This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Ole Sturm, G+UNENBERG, and tamii Unite to Create a Game-Changing Track in the Bass House Scene View the full article
  22. Dutch DJ extraordinaire, Sam Feldt, is set to make waves this summer with an irresistible and upbeat new track, “House For Kings,” featuring the sensational Australian artist Tones & I. Prepare to groove to the infectious beats of “House For Kings,” as it hits streaming platforms worldwide on June 9th. The song encapsulates Feldt’s current sound, delivering an expansive, uplifting, and melodic experience that will have listeners hooked from the first note. “House For Kings” marks the third release in a series of highly anticipated singles by Sam Feldt, each promising to captivate audiences in the months to come. Reflecting on the creative process behind “House For Kings,” Sam Feldt shared, “Working with Tones & I on this track was an incredible experience. The initial topline and vocal had a quirky and fun style, which perfectly complemented our vision of creating a fresh, bouncy, and dance-pop track that is ready to dominate both radio and clubs. Bali provided the ideal setting for us to bring the song to life, as we recorded the final bits of the vocals at the W resort’s sound studio. In that relaxed and creative environment, the energy flowed effortlessly, and we completed the track in less than a day of collaborative work. What made this collaboration even more special was our seamless ability to exchange ideas and incorporate Tones’ input on the production. By working together in person, we not only saved time but also discovered Tones’ amazing personality—friendly and professional. The result is an upbeat and infectious dance-pop song that we are both extremely proud of.” Tones & I added, “I wrote this song during my first-ever songwriting camp in Vegas last year. It was a fun and different experience writing there, and collaborating with Sam and finishing the song together in Bali made it even more special.” With the combined talents of Sam Feldt and Tones & I, “House For Kings” promises to be the summer anthem that will have music enthusiasts dancing and singing along. Don’t miss out on this dynamic collaboration, sure to dominate the airwaves and set the tone for a scorching hot summer. This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Sam Feldt and Tones & I Collaborate on Infectious Summer Anthem, “House For Kings” View the full article
  23. AI tools, particularly voice clones, are supercharging scams, FTC Chair Lina Khan warned. Speaking at an AI and venture capital event on Thursday, Khan warned officials will have to be proactive to stop AI-powered fraud, Bloomberg reported. She noted that they are already seeing AI "turbocharge" scams, using voice clones that can copy family members in distress as an example, according to Bloomberg. "We need to be vigilant early," Khan said, according to Bloomberg. "If anything you need to be especially vigilant on the front-end because it’s much more difficult to solve these problems after." Voice clones have proven capable of fooling folks. A CNN report noted that fake kidnapping calls demanding ransoms using the tech were becoming more common. Jennifer DeStefano told the outlet her story of getting a call demanding $1 million for their daughter before realizing the caller had used AI to copy her voice. "The voice sounded just like Brie’s, the inflection, everything," she told CNN. AI voice clones have even made popular songs featuring fake versions of real artists. Even a relatively easy-to-spot fake image of the Pentagon being attacked caused a real dip in the stock market. "As this stuff becomes more embedded in how daily decisions are being made, I think they invite and merit a lot of scrutiny," Khan said, according to Bloomberg. "Those problems and concerns are quite urgent and I think enforcers, be it at the state level or the national level, are going to be acting." View the full article
  24. Producer Giles Martin oversaw the remixing of the 1966 classic albumView the full article
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What are the best items to buy during EOFY sales?You can expect discounts on a range of products and categories, but you will find the biggest savings on big-ticket items like laptops, headphones, TVs and consoles. Online retailers like Amazon, Kogan and Ebay will have strong deals in all categories. However, keep an eye out specifically for the following products: Appliances: Retailers like The Good Guys and Bing Lee always go big during EOFY, dropping prices on pretty much everything they stock. You can expect deals on robot vacuums, washing machines, fridges, freezers, kettles, toasters, and much more. If you're looking to stock up on appliances for your home, these sites should be your first stop. Games consoles: Finding console availability has been a total over the last couple of years, but things are definitely improving in Australia, with PS5 bundles being readily available on Amazon. That means there should be opportunities to pick up deals games and accessories for the Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and PS5 this year. Smartphones: Amazon always offers plenty of impressive deals on all sorts of smartphones. TVs: As we said, the best EOFY savings are found on the biggest products, and that means TVs. We expect pretty much all of the leading retailers to offer fantastic deals on TVs of all sizes from top brands like Sony, Samsung, LG, and Panasonic. It's best to shop around for the best TV deals, because there are going to be so many, but you can't go wrong with The Good Guys, Bing Lee or Kogan. Laptops: Lenovo, HP and Dell all have EOFY events, and featuring some heavy discounts on their laptops, as well as other computer items such as desktops and accessories. If you buy a laptop that you use for work before the financial year ends, you may also be able to include it as an expense on your tax return! View the full article
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