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  1. The cryptocurrency landscape has been hit hard this week. Bitcoin is down more than 50% from its high a few months earlier and even some ‘stablecoins’ have started to disintegrate. This type of volatility is not unexpected and the early adopters have already lived through a few of these crashes. This includes The Pirate Bay. The notorious torrent site is somewhat of a crypto pioneer. In 2013, it was one of the first to add support for Bitcoin donations, with Litecoin and Monero following shortly after. Later on, TPB also popularized website-based mining, something that not all users were in favor of. The PirateToken Last year The Pirate Bay added another crypto project to its list with the launch of PirateToken (TPB). Initially, we assumed that this was some type of advertising deal for a third party, but the site swiftly reassured the public it was serious. “It’s a soft launch to a new thing we want to try and we have many ideas,” the TPB team wrote, noting that the token might be useful to donate to moderators and uploaders, or to purchase VIP content. “Much Ideas. Much Wow. So Great,” they added, hoping that the site’s users would hop on the bandwagon. This week, exactly a year has passed since the Pirate Token went live and, thus far, the project hasn’t been particularly successful. At the time of writing the token trades for little over $1, far off the $15 high that was reached soon after it went public. Needless to say, the recent crypto crash hasn’t helped but the price had already begun to tumble while Bitcoin was making new highs, so that’s not exactly an excuse. 478 Holders, 5 Transactions The price isn’t really the biggest concern either. From what we can see, there is simply very little interest in the project. In fact, the number of people owning some TPB tokens is dropping. There are currently just 478 holders left, which is a tiny fraction of the site’s userbase. These holders aren’t very active either. Over the past 30 days, there have only been five transactions. Another bad sign is the fact that 99.98% of the 100,000,000 tokens are still held by the creator of the project. So while the theoretical market cap is over $100 million, the public only owns roughly $20,000 worth of TPB. None of this should come as a surprise really. The token has no utility at the moment and The Pirate Bay isn’t promoting it in any way either. Yes, there is a dedicated link to the “token” page on the site, but that’s currently redirecting to the homepage. Perhaps all of this will change when the TPB team spurs into action, but holders shouldn’t get their hopes up. Right now, it’s certainly not the digital pirate treasure they’d hoped for but the same can also be said for other niche tokens, including BitTorrent. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more. View the full article
  2. We’ve entered uncharted territory, folks. Elon Musk tweeted something that’s actually basically correct for once. Musk, who may or may not buy Twitter soon ("may not" is currently in the lead), did what he always does on Saturday and posted some musings to his Twitter feed. Among them was a call for Twitter users to change their feeds from the algorithmically sorted "home" version to "latest," where tweets are shown in reverse chronological order. In other words, the way Twitter was meant to be read all along, despite a recent attempt to force the home timeline on users. Musk’s rationale is that the algorithm can subconsciously manipulate you. This is, to Musk’s credit, a pretty reasonable viewpoint backed up by research. A math equation that only shows you what it thinks you want to see will, over time, make it harder to accept other sources of information. Former Twitter founder Jack Dorsey seemingly took a little offense to the idea, saying the algorithmic feed was simply designed for people who don’t obsessively check Twitter. In a later reply downthread to another user, Dorsey admitted the algorithm can have "unintended consequences," but maintained it wasn’t designed to manipulate users. SEE ALSO: Trump says 'no way' Elon Musk buys Twitter now Again, in fairness to Musk, he didn’t say the algorithm was intended to manipulate, just that it happens. This is all an excuse for me to tell you that, on the most basic level, Musk is right about this: You need to switch your Twitter feed from "home" to “latest” pronto. Don’t let the machine feed tweets to you. The only reasonable way to sort internet content is by chronological order. Time doesn’t manipulate, at least not as easily as these algorithms do. View the full article
  3. For seemingly the millionth week in a row, every news headline was more dire than the last. But at least Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update brought some levity to the proceedings. Longtime co-hosts Colin Jost and Michael Che played their usual roles as current event court jesters, taking digs at everything from the crypto crash, to the ongoing baby formula shortage, and even Mitch McConnell's visit to Ukraine. Boy, it can't be easy to come up with jokes about the news right now, huh? At least someone is willing to try. SEE ALSO: Steve Martin and Selena Gomez reunite in this 'SNL' ode to inventors Selena Gomez led the 'SNL' studio audience in a wholesome 'Barney' singalong In a Depp v. Heard trial cold open, 'SNL' brutally drags everyone online Elizabeth Olsen crashes 'SNL' and plunges Benedict Cumberbatch into the multiverse View the full article
  4. Only Murders in the Building fans got an unexpected treat on Saturday. Selena Gomez was joined in a sketch by OMITB co-star Steve Martin during her debut as a Saturday Night Live host. The legendary comedian, whose list of bonafides is too long to list here (but includes tons of SNL appearances), popped up in a pre-taped, documentary-style sketch about the joys of invention. Gomez plays the host of a fictional docuseries about great American inventors that profiles Archie Gizmo (Martin), who claims to have invented every cheesy prank gadget of yesteryear with the help of his muse, played by Aidy Bryant. Aside from the obvious delight of seeing Steve Martin pop up in anything, this whoopee cushion-filled sketch also harkens back to Martin's past as a prop comic. It also proves that a good fart joke is timeless. SEE ALSO: Selena Gomez led the 'SNL' studio audience in a wholesome 'Barney' singalong In a Depp v. Heard trial cold open, 'SNL' brutally drags everyone online Elizabeth Olsen crashes 'SNL' and plunges Benedict Cumberbatch into the multiverse Kate McKinnon ridicules the cruelty of Amy Coney Barrett's anti-abortion views on 'SNL' Weekend Update View the full article
  5. It’s been a bad handful of days for Apple’s Lightning port. The iPhone maker’s proprietary charging standard isn’t long for this world, per analyst and prolific Apple predictor Ming-Chi Kuo. Just days after Kuo said Apple is working on iPhones that charge via USB-C instead of Lightning, the analyst updated his tweet with clarification that Apple’s other Lightning-powered products would also make the switch. That includes AirPods, MagSafe chargers, and Apple’s mouse and keyboard peripherals. As for when exactly this would happen, Kuo didn’t specify beyond “in the foreseeable future.” His initial iPhone take and a subsequent Bloomberg report that backed it up suggested iPhones wouldn’t ditch Lightning until 2023 at the earliest. Apple could choose to slowly phase out Lightning, but it might also make sense to move everything over to USB-C at the same time, too. For the non-tech-savvy folks out there, USB-C is the oval-shaped charging port you’ve likely seen on recent Android phones, modern video game controllers, and even some of Apple’s products like MacBooks. It charges and transfers data more quickly than Lightning, to go along with the obvious benefit of being able to use the same charging cable for every device you own. The main benefit of Apple sticking with Lightning for this long has probably been the company’s ability to charge third-party peripheral makers a fee to use the standard, but at some point, it’s best to let go. Please, Apple, let us live in a world without Lightning. SEE ALSO: When will your iPad become obsolete? When will your iPhone become obsolete? The iPod touch is officially discontinued, but which iPod models are obsolete? These Beats products are obsolete, or will be obsolete soon View the full article
  6. If you watched Only Murders in the Building then you knew going in to expect a good time from Saturday Night Live with Selena Gomez hosting. And if you didn't watch the hilarious Hulu whodunit, first, find a way to correct that, and second, this opening monologue gets things off to a great start. Gomez comes out swinging with some wisecracks pointed directly at her Only Murders co-stars, Steve Martin and Martin Short — a demonstration right away of how she more than holds her own starring alongside the two comedy legends. She then delivers a quick Miley Cyrus impression before admitting that she's single and appearing on SNL because she's all about "manifesting love," prompting several cast members — some of whom are married, she reminds them — to shoot their shot. But the best moment of the monologue comes at the end. Gomez, for those who may not know, got her start in acting on the kids TV show Barney & Friends. She mentions it right at the start of the monologue, but then she returns to it as the monologue winds down, inviting the audience to join her in a singalong of the iconic Barney "I love you" song that definitely won't get stuck in your head again the moment you hear it. SEE ALSO: In a Depp v. Heard trial cold open, 'SNL' brutally drags everyone online Kate McKinnon ridicules the cruelty of Amy Coney Barrett's anti-abortion views on 'SNL' Weekend Update Elizabeth Olsen crashes 'SNL' and plunges Benedict Cumberbatch into the multiverse Lizzo breaks while playing a game show contestant on 'Saturday Night Live' View the full article
  7. I'm only saying this because it's true: I can't stand celeb gossip, haven't followed the Johnny Depp vs. Amber Heard defamation trial, and couldn't possibly tell you how much of this Saturday Night Live cold open riff on the court proceedings lines up with reality. There's no question, however, that SNL has a very specific opinion about the trial and the news-consuming community's interest in said trial: It's stupid fluff. Cecily Strong, garbed in judicial robes and made up to look like Judge Penney Azcarate articulates the message perfectly in the sketch as she strikes down an objection to Depp's lawyer (Aidy Bryant) submitting gross new video evidence. "That's true, but I'll allow it," Strong says as she overrules the objection. "Because it does sound fun and this trial is for fun." And hey, there's some truth to that. The gossip stuff ain't my thing, but we're being assaulted every day by all shapes and sizes of grim news, including the COVID-19 pandemic, surging systemic bigotry in the U.S., and deeply unpopular efforts to legislate every birth-capable person's freedom of choice. Dark times. I might not dig the gossip myself, but if feasting on a banquet of hot goss delivered straight from the courtroom is making your days just a little bit easier, then go off. SEE ALSO: 'SNL' torches the dangerous absurdity of anti-abortion views in a Roe v. Wade cold open Elizabeth Olsen crashes 'SNL' and plunges Benedict Cumberbatch into the multiverse Kate McKinnon ridicules the cruelty of Amy Coney Barrett's anti-abortion stance on 'SNL' Weekend Update A Mother's Day 'SNL' sketch hilariously riffs on your mom's love of word signs View the full article
  8. Good morning, Team Wordle! A new puzzle is here daily and we're here to provide tips and hints to help if you're struggling. If you couldn’t get the answer for Wordle 330 on May 15 and just want to know what it was, you can scroll down to the bottom of this page to find today’s word. If you want to try to guess it yourself or just learn more, keep reading for some background, tips and strategies we've reported on here at Mashable. In case you're new to the game - welcome! - and a little about Wordle: Originally created by engineer Josh Wardle, Wordle has become a daily habit for players around the globe. The game was bought and continues to be run by the New York Times. It may seem like Wordle is getting harder - we can assure you it isn't. However, you can always switch Wordle to Hard Mode. Not the day you're after? Here's the Wordle answer for May 14. What's a Heardle? A Dordle?? A Quordle?! The word game has also inspired numerous clones and variations, such as Squabble, music identification game Heardle, and iterations like Dordle and Quordle that have you trying to guess multiple words at once. Best Wordle starting word?We have plenty of ideas that can help if you want to be strategic in your selection. As a general rule of thumb, you'll probably want to fit at least two vowels into your first word, as well as cram in some more common consonants such as S, T, R, or N. Explore the Wordle archiveIf you aren't satisfied with only solving one Wordle per day, the whole archive of past Wordle puzzles is also available to play. Just remember to take breaks and stay hydrated. Why are there two different Wordle answers some days?Though it is generally accepted that there is just one Wordle solution to rule them all on a single day, occasionally two different correct answers will share the spotlight. This is due to changes the New York Times made after acquiring the puzzle game. And now, a hint for today’s Wordle…It can be a noun or a verb. Today’s 5-letter word starts with…The letter ‘y’. What's the answer to Wordle 330 on May 15?Today’s answer is… YIELD. Check back for more! Reporting by Amanda Yeo, Caitlin Welsh and Adam Rosenberg contributed to this article. View the full article
  9. Given that the production of today’s videogames requires the involvement of a large number of people, preventing all information leaks is an impossible task. On the flip side, today’s interconnected world has the ability to transform leaks into powerful advertising and hype, keeping message boards and social media alive with discussion of exciting new products, at zero cost to official marketing teams. While much of this is good for business, there are people out there who simply can’t wait for a game to be officially released. But are those pre-release pirate downloads being advertised online the real deal or something much less attractive? In a case that began amid a number of prominent leaks, followed by a copyright complaint to YouTube, and then more aggressive legal action using the DMCA, we followed the crumbs to find out. First Images of ‘Valorant Mobile’ Appear On April 7, 2022, well-known mobile gaming ‘leaker’ DannyINTEL posted an image to Twitter containing what appeared to be a screenshot of Riot Games’ upcoming title ‘Valorant Mobile’. Text in the screenshot revealed that the game was being tested in China, DannyINTEL wrote. This and other images were reported in several gaming publications and soon after, DannyINTEL uploaded supposed game footage to YouTube. Copyright Complaint Targets Just One Video Over the course of last month, additional ‘leaked’ videos were uploaded, with some listed via unofficial ‘leaking’ accounts on Twitter. Early May, a 13-minute gameplay video was uploaded to YouTube and other platforms in much higher quality but, as far as we can determine, none of these were taken down by Riot Games. This suggests that the developer is happy with (or at least feels unthreatened by) the leaks. However, at least one mystery video on YouTube attracted the direct attention of Riot Games’ legal team. After being uploaded in the preceding days, on April 26 the company filed a complaint at YouTube alleging copyright infringement. As the takedown notice shows, Riot Games demanded not only the removal of the video, but also any additional copies that may be uploaded in the future. Of course, DMCA takedowns aren’t particularly unusual but a couple of things stand out in this case. While we can’t review the entire internet for similar removals, key sources posting ‘leaked’ content do not appear to be of interest to Riot Games since their videos remain online. Perhaps most importantly, whoever uploaded this specific video to YouTube now faces potential action after Riot’s attorneys went to court in the US to establish their identity. Riot Games Uses Copyright Law to Unmask Uploader In a May 6 filing at a district court in California, attorneys from Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp explained that the video previously (and quickly) taken down by YouTube back in April infringes Riot’s exclusive rights under copyright law. “Specifically, it infringes Riot’s rights in its popular video game ‘Valorant’,” the attorneys said, noting that their client is the rightsholder of “numerous highly popular videogames.” Even after reviewing the copyright complaint sent to YouTube and the documents filed with the court, we could find no clear indication of what the video actually contained. The video is long gone from YouTube too and as previously noted, will be taken down if it is reuploaded. What we were able to determine is the title of the now-deleted video. It began with “Valorant Mobile IS HERE!” and promised gameplay video plus a tutorial on how to install Valorant Mobile on iOS and Android devices. Since other gameplay videos don’t seem to be an irritant to Riot, it certainly felt like something else must be going on here, particularly given the company’s unusual interest and the fact that at least some people have been able to play an early version of the game. Did the video contain sensitive gameplay video, or did it reference a full-blown leak perhaps? Hard to say on the evidence thus far but Riot was clearly concerned about something. “Riot is requesting the attached proposed subpoena that would order Google, LLC dba YouTube, LLC to disclose the identity, including the name(s), address(es), telephone number(s), and e-mail addresses(es) of the user(s) responsible for posting the content that appeared at the [YouTube URL],” Riot’s attorneys write in their DMCA subpoena application. The court is yet to issue the subpoena compelling YouTube to cooperate so only time will tell how the case develops and in what direction. However, there was something else unusual about this video too. Aggressive Promotion – Not Really a ‘Pirate’ Trait During our research, we noticed that around April 25 the video was promoted quite aggressively on various platforms by what can be described as ‘suspicious’ social media accounts. This isn’t how straightforward videogame leaks are commonly promoted. Somewhat intrigued, we contacted Riot Games who informed us that they hadn’t used the DMCA to take down information related to any leak of Valorant Mobile, but to protect the interests of gamers. “We issued the DMCA take-down notice to YouTube for [the video] uploaded on the DaillestballerPC channel for instructing viewers on how to download a phony ‘Valorant Mobile’ app from a website called AppRocky.com,” explained Dan Nabel, Riot’s Associate General Counsel. We couldn’t find a fake download by that name on AppRocky when we checked but Nabel told us that Riot had been dealing with “a bad-faith situation” that posed a risk to Valorant fans. “We needed to take action to protect players from potential fraud/phishing,” Nabel explained. Whether Riot will be able to find out who operates the DaillestballerPC YouTube channel will remain to be seen but the account is notable for a couple of reasons. Aside from generating more than 4.6 million views in its lifetime, the channel is among the oldest on YouTube, having been created just 10 months after YouTube’s 2005 launch. As it turns out, that alone doesn’t render the channel trustworthy but with millions of gamers relying on YouTube for information, Riot’s takedown will be welcomed by those who prefer skillful gaming over identity theft. Riot Games’ DMCA subpoena application can be found here (1,2, pdf) From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more. View the full article
  10. For a lot of artists hellbent on making a career in music, a debut album signifies a cornerstone moment in their career. Many have leapfrogged the old paradigm of creation and touring, opting for hit singles and club shows, while some take their time and focus on a cohesive body of work before hitting the road. Then, there’s Marc Straight, who already has a flourishing career as a video game dev and sound designer, and chose to work on his debut album for the last four years as a personal challenge to himself. Four years is a long time for anything, but creating over these past four years, in particular, was particularly challenging. A global pandemic and plenty of personal trials and tribulations caused the album to undergo many changes, even in just the last few months before release. Beauty in Transience, the title of the album, as well as the song titles, are clear nods to the emotions Marc has felt before, during, and perhaps even after production. ‘Morii,’ especially, has the meaning of the “desire to capture a fleeting experience. A bit like envisioning your life and wanting to press ‘pause’ to stop and feel more comfortable and rest in a world that is stuck on ‘play.'” With his passion for melodic dubstep, Marc is able to convey complex emotions in a delicate yet powerful way that should have many listeners deeply connecting with his melodies and writing. Marc Straight’s debut album, Beauty in Transience, is out now — listen below. This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Marc Straight Releases Debut Album ‘Beauty in Transience’ As Brilliant Personal Challenge View the full article
  11. Hot off the release of SPLITTING, Shöckface has returned with north California based singer-songwriter Belak for a new single titled “ALWAYS FEELS LIKE.” The two artists met inside the metaverse after being awarded for their artwork in a soundstage.fm competition. Belak and Shöckface have collected their emotions, feelings and creative energy on their latest collaborative endeavor. “ALWAYS FEELS LIKE” begins with a slightly muted set of vocals from Belak singing, “Eyes closed but I still see your intentions, it always feels like my words fall on deaf ears, your lips speak of heaven it always feels like.” Immediately the record begins to pick up, rolling aggressive synth layers drown out everything in their path and what sounds like entering into a blackhole commences. The creative maestros’ anthemic hybrid bass crossover is bound to tantalize your eardrums in all the ways possible. Signature glitched out Shöckface vocal textures perfectly lay atop the drop as bouts of white noise and fluctuating bass lines paint post apocalyptic industrial soundscapes. Read more about what Belak had to say about the creative process behind writing “ALWAYS FEELS LIKE” – “It was an awesome experience to be a part of this song. Shöckface is such a talented artist and charismatic person that it made the whole process that much more fun. I can’t wait to see what the future holds for both of us. I am grateful to be here!” Stream “ALWAYS FEELS LIKE” below. Connect with Shöckface. Facebook Instagram Twitter Spotify SoundCloud Connect with Belak. Instagram Twitter Spotify SoundCloud This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Shöckface and Belak glitch out on their new collaborative single ‘ALWAYS FEELS LIKE’ View the full article
  12. Southern California based, Sysdemes, has developed his own unique sound that combines elements from Electro and Progressive House; crafting a completely unique sonic universe, replete with brooding dark basslines and memorable melodies. A prolific producer, Sysdemes launched his Vault series in 2021 on Bandcamp to release the multitude tracks he had been accumulating but had not yet signed. Vault was a Bandcamp exclusive and initially intended as a way to simply bring to light the sheer volume of tracks and musical musings created during quarantine. “The whole self-release thing was really liberating. It’s great when I have a label like Mau5trap as a partner, but Vault showed me that there’s an audience for even my more experimental material.” Sysx unlucky debuted with the release of the single, “ldr.” A charged electro-influenced beat with ethereal haunting vocals and some pretty undeniable early mau5trap influences. The song set the tone for the label out of the gate. Now comes “Moss, Mourne,” a hypnotic prog track that invokes memories reminiscent of early Deadmau5. His talent in the studio really shines on this one as he effortlessly weaves out a dreamy synth lead while a gripping bass groove keeps you locked into this fantastical journey. It’s clear to see that Sysdemes is continuing to carve his own path in the electronic music scene and we cannot wait to hear more from him. Listen below! This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Sysdemes Drops Hypnotic Single, “Moss, Mourne” On His Own Imprint, Sysx Unlucky View the full article
  13. Yamato has had a career that seems like some sort of movie. Yamato won “WORLD DJ CONTEST 2013 JAPAN” hosted by Coca Cola. He was then asked by Avicii at the world contest, held in Ibiza, to perform with him at the festival in Budapest, Hungary, which led him to become the first Japanese DJ/producer to perform with Avicii. With the backbone of having been a technical developer of Pioneer CDJ series, Yamato’s superb skill and DJ style that utilizes Pioneer DJʼs CDJ is known to be a style that no one can imitate and it has been renowned and admired from all over the world, attracting audiences at big festivals and clubs in Japan and all over the world. His performance videos series on YouTube has exceeded 30 million views, having fans all over the world and support from A-List names such as Afrojack, Laidback Luke, Lil Jon and many more. Now, he’s back with an impressive EP, titled ‘Essentials‘, signed to the Japanese based imprint Avex. The title track kicks off the EP with bright melodies, driven by a powerful vocal performance from Mike Macdermid. It’s a fresh twist on progressive house, one that feels perfect for a song to wash over the festival grounds at sunset. “Reflection” follows, featuring Poe Leos, seamlessly blending a pop-oriented style with massive electro house segments that ricochet through your speakers. “Shizuku” comes next, yet again showcasing Yamato’s versatility with a beautiful vocal sample paired with tranquil ambiance. Teaming up with Maydenfield, both artist craft all of the alluring soundscapes into a peak time anthemic tune. “Neon Lights” invites Macdermid back on vocal duties, capping off the EP in perfect fashion with a more soulful, slower-paced house music framework. Listen to ‘Essentials‘ below! This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Yamato Unveils Fantastic ‘Essentials’ EP on Japanese-Based Label Avex View the full article
  14. Kendoll’s been making big waves in the house scene and has received massive support from industry giants such as Insomniac, having already played Beyond Wonderland along with Electronic Daisy Carnival Las Vegas. Her label releases include Insomniac Records, Night Bass, Dim Mak, Prescription Records, Psycho Disco!, Audiophile XXL, Four 40, and there’s no wonder why she’s regarded as one of EDM’s fastest rising acts. Speaking of making strides, Chuck Shadow is no stranger to making a few of his own. The Denver born, Los Angeles based, multi-talented electronic artist is known for blending his wide range of influences into his own form of house music ranging from the dark and ethereal to the comically enticing, already earning placements on Night Bass, Brooklyn Fire, and now The Boat House records. Now, the two have come together for what is a booming bass house single, “Down Low“, that is ready to shake the clubs and festivals alike this summer. A gritty female vocal sample rides forefront as wubby bass synths stab in and out, pieced together into a result of epic proportions. “Down Low” is a song you need in your playlists. Listen below! This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: KENDOLL and Chuck Shadow Collab For Booming Bass House Single, “Down Low” View the full article
  15. The number of times I’ve been fortunate enough to see Trivecta live is devastatingly low (twice), but the number of times I’ve streamed his music, particularly “Wasteland,” is astronomical. From all the way back in 2014 when I was downloading Monstercat compilations off Pirate Bay (sorry, Mike) to all of his recent releases on Ophelia, the Tampa, FL native has consistently pushed his own limits while incorporating new sounds and influences into music. It all culminates today with the release of his debut album, The Way Back Up. Within the first six songs, we already get five different genres: the classic melodic dubstep, a bit of country/folk, some liquid drum & bass, uber wonky bass, and some heavier dubstep with psytrance. Even the next song, “Memory Away” with fakelife, features some of his iconic guitar riffs. The Way Back Up is Trivecta’s first album in his career and it’s a phenomenal listen start to finish. Check it out below. Photo via Rukes.com This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Trivecta provides a career defining performance with his debut album, ‘The Way Back Up’ View the full article
  16. The Chainsmokers are back from their hiatus as they release their fourth studio album, So Far So Good, today, via DISRUPTOR/Columbia Records/RCA. The duo (or is it trio?) long ago jumped ship from EDM into the pop world, but it’s clear they still use their history as producers in their work so it’s been hard to definitively separate the two worlds. But on this album, they fully lean into the pop world as they work with producer Ian Kirkpatrick (Britney Spears, Dua Lipa, Selena Gomez, Jason Derulo) and Whethan. So Far So Good was created after the guys “escaped to Hawaii with some friends and gave themselves permission to not create anything at all if they didn’t want to.” In an era ruled by algorithms and focus on streaming numbers, there’s a fair bit of privilege that comes with doing something so seemingly mundane as just ‘getting away from it all.’ It’s unfortunate then that the final product feels a bit soulless. Lots of reverbed vocals and glittery synths á la M83 or Owl City don’t do a whole lot to create a meaningful listening experience for fans, in spite of the admittedly clean production. One of the new singles on the album, “Testing,” manages to cover “Pure Imagination” from Charlie & The Chocolate Factory in its outro, preceded by lyrics like Can I say I’ve lost myself? Or would it be too much for everyone at home? Can I say I’ve turned on myself For all the things that I’ve done and everyone I’ve wronged? and then Front a busta with some bab Get that hoe for her fifteen all coupled with some cheesy synthpop and a hype hip-hop drop. It feels wildly disjointed; though, if you weren’t paying full attention to the song, it would actually be really fun. Drew’s voice has gotten better. Or perhaps they’ve discovered some new vocal processing software. It’s hard so say. There’s certainly some Random Access Memories influence on “Solo Mission.” But the lyrical content from The Chainsmokers still suffers from the same lack of world awareness as the guys who once had the phrase “17.34 combined inches” on their website. It’s not like every album has to say something new but even their hit single “High” says Why? You only say you love me when you’re high / It’s like we go through the same shit every night which sounds an awful lot like “Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?” by Arctic Monkeys, which came out nearly a decade ago. Is it maybe time to move on from asking why love interests only reach out when they’re under the influence? Now, it’s three in the mornin’ And I’m tryna’ change your mind Left you multiple missed calls And to my message, you reply “Why’d you only call me when you’re high?” There have been too many times EDM fans have asked why The Chainsmokers are still billed for headlining slots at EDM festivals. And up until this album, I’ve been able to rationalize it with their admittedly high-octane and energetic sets. But now, I just don’t know. This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: The Chainsmokers Move Away From Collaborations On New Pop Album, “So Far So Good” View the full article
  17. Today we have the privilege to share the undeniable talent in Richard Furness and his latest track, ‘On The Moon’. Having worked with the likes of Diplo, Rick Ross and Chromeo, Richard now flexes his own signature sound with bouncing basslines, euphoric gospel sounding vocals and a killer groove. Over the year Richard has been killing the live scene, performing at various different festivals including Mayhem Fest, Oddball Comedy Tour, Safe & Sound SXSW, Governor’s Ball, Winter Music Conference, and Miami Art week. We are excited for this talented guy to keep smashing out the big tunes with his intense release schedule. Get jamming this loud in every car and house party! This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Rich Furniss Join Forces with Global305 for Incredible Debut, ‘On The Moon’ EP View the full article
  18. Elements Music & Arts Festival is looking like one of the top festivals to hit this year, promising not only an incredibly diverse lineup, but a ton of other activations and activities throughout the three days. They recently announced their phase two lineup, bringing indie/electronic icon, Tycho. “Alien bass music” heavyweight Shlump and breakout tech house artist Chapter & Verse also joined the bill, along with what is sure to be an electrifying B2B between Desert Hearts’ Porky and Marbs. Elements is boasting the biggest names in dance music, featuring a coveted Redux set from Kaskade along with sets from the likes of Rezz, Seth Troxler, Claptone, Nicole Moudaber, Gene Farris, Sofi Tukker, and there’s plenty more you can view below. What Elements promises is so much more than just a music festival. The founders Brett & Timothy developed Elements as being an immersive arts and music experience with a focus on sustainability and eco-friendly practices, centered around the 4 elements: Fire, Earth, Water, Air. This year’s edition is at a brand new location in magical forests of Long Pond, PA, powered by an on-site solar farm. Some new additions include The Cleanest Art Car on the planet, Scrubby Bubbly, that will be making its debut this year. This moving clean-machine will be cruising around the campground and stages day and night, playing good tunes. If you’ve ever wondered what it might be like to rave in a life size washer machine, this year, you can check that off your bucket list, because Elements is debuting a Foam Sweet Foam dance party experience. If you want to take a break from dancing, there’s a healing garden, yoga and meditation classes, floating lounges up in the trees. Elements is also providing 24-hour food court with an array of healthy & organic local food sourced from Pocono Organics, helping fuel you through the three days. We’re excited to see what else is in store, but for now, grab your ticket here! This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Elements Music & Arts Festival Announces Phase 2 Lineup Ft. Tycho, Chapter & Verse, Porky B2B Marbs + More View the full article
  19. Since February 24, 2022, Russia’s troops have poured death and destruction on Ukraine. There are no obvious signs to suggest that the conflict will end anytime soon. Part of the early response from Ukraine’s allies was to impose sanctions on Russia, to weaken the country’s ability and will to wage war. Companies in many sectors suspended or terminated business in Russia, including prominent entertainment industry players. As a result, new US-owned movies dried up, leaving the entire Russian cinema industry in crisis. Some venues began screening pirated movies downloaded from torrent sites but the move was criticized by local cinema groups who were saddened by a return to the unlicensed entertainment “dark days” of 30 years ago. Russia’s Intellectual Property Crisis While Russia is still trading with select countries, those that have imposed sanctions (‘enemy’ or ‘hostile’ countries, says Russia) are key suppliers of entertainment media, software, and other types of intellectual property. Sony, Universal, and Warner, for example, aren’t releasing new movies or music but existing contracts are being honored, meaning that older content is still licensed and legally available. So what happens when licensing deals run out and, for any number of reasons, overseas companies are unwilling or unable to continue doing business in Russia? Legal proposals during the early weeks of the invasion envisioned that software owned by copyright holders from sanctions-supporting countries could be legally used without a license, providing there was no local alternative. That was widely misinterpreted in media reports as permission from the Russian government to pirate everything but that was not the case. Piracy is illegal in Russia and no laws have been passed to change that. However, with cinemas and entertainment distribution companies in other sectors under immense pressure, the government clearly feels it needs to do something. Asking what companies need would’ve been a good start but it doesn’t sound like they were consulted at all. Russia’s ‘Special Licensing Operation’ The Kremlin’s solution to the country’s content crisis is already underway. The plan is to expand laws that currently allow the use of inventions and industrial designs, in times of emergency relating to the defense and security of the state, without obtaining any permission from rightsholders – so-called ‘compulsory licensing’. In early March, Russia published a list of hostile countries including the US, UK, EU members, Norway, Switzerland, Canada, Japan, South Korea, Australia and more, stating that their patent and industrial design owners will not be entitled to compensation in the event their rights are infringed. According to local media sources, the Kremlin is now working to expand compulsory licensing to encompass ‘enemy’ entertainment products, including copyrighted movies, music, and similar media. Such licenses would come into play if existing licenses are terminated, with Russian licensees of rightsholders and Russian rights management groups able to apply for them in court. Music & Video Companies Not Impressed The National Federation of the Music Industry (NFMI), which represents Sony Music, Universal Music and Warner Music in Russia, is urging the authorities to reconsider their plans for compulsory licensing. The NFMI says that initiatives to weaken intellectual property protections “cause concern”, noting that courts will favor compulsory license applicants if the copyright holder doesn’t have “good reasons” to deny a regular license. Such “good reasons” might feasibly include a reference to sanctions or fear of breaching sanctions, but that might not end especially well for rightsholders either. The Kremlin believes that complying with sanctions should be punishable as a crime, with up to ten years in prison for offenders. Given this impossible situation, it’s no surprise rightsholders are alarmed. In a letter to several government ministries seen by Kommersant, the NFMI describes compulsory licenses as a “disproportionate measure” that could lead to “mirror measures” against Russian music abroad, the exclusion of streaming services from app stores, and an increase in piracy. Local service Yandex.Music told the publication that it wants to build long-term relationships with foreign partners and the government’s plan runs counter to that. “The compulsory licenses initiative carries risks for such partnerships and, accordingly, for the interests of Russian users. The project needs to be discussed with the industry,” a spokesperson said. The suggestion that the music industry isn’t being consulted is baffling, not least since most changes to copyright law in the US and EU are driven by corporate needs, not in spite of them. The only comfort here is that movie and TV show companies are completely aligned with their musical counterparts. Compulsory Licenses “Legalize Piracy” The Internet Video Association, which represents major Russian video services, has also sent strong objections to several government ministries. Describing the compulsory licensing plans as a threat to legal online video services and their users, the video industry group says that foreign devices and platforms, such as iOS, Android and smart TV companies, could even retaliate by suspending Russian video services. That doesn’t seem outrageous, given the association’s overall assessment. In their opinion, implementation of the plan would effectively lead to the legalization of piracy in Russia. For rightsholders, it doesn’t get more serious than that. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more. View the full article
  20. Earlier this week, Republican Senator Josh Hawley introduced a bill that aims to shorten the copyright term to a maximum 56 years. The controversial proposal is a direct attack on Disney, which previously spoke out against the “Don’t Say Gay” law in Florida. The chances of this bill passing are rather slim. The Democrats currently have a majority in the Senate and it’s unclear whether the proposal is broadly supported by Hawley’s Republican colleagues. On top of that, a 56-year copyright term is at odds with the Berne Convention. Many people believe that the proposal is mostly a political stunt, one that made headlines all over the world. A few hours ago it also reached the Twitter feed of Elon Musk, the richest person on earth, who doesn’t shy away from controversy himself. Musk’s Copyright & DMCA Critique Responding to a Slashdot headline, Musk backs the general idea of limiting the current protections, which can last up to 120 years after the creation of a work. “Current copyright law in general goes absurdly far beyond protecting the original creator,” Musk notes. This type of critique on the copyright protection term isn’t new and Musk is known for floating bold statements. That said, coming from someone of his stature, it’s worth noting. The same is true for the follow-up tweet. “Overzealous DMCA is a plague on humanity,” Musk wrote in a follow-up. The DMCA has nothing to do with the copyright term. Instead, it largely dictates how online services should respond to copyright takedown notices. Platforms that stick to these rules will get “safe harbor” protections that shield them from liability. U.S. lawmakers are currently considering updating the DMCA, potentially making the rules more strict. This includes a proposal to make it mandatory for online services to implement standard technical protection measures. It’s not clear at all what Musk means by “overzealous” and how the DMCA is a “plague on humanity.” However, Musk might believe that the current law is already leading to overbroad removals. Twitter & the DMCA Just how serious Musk is about these comments is unknown. That said, now that he considers taking over Twitter as a business, the DMCA is certainly very relevant for him. And with the power and influence he has, copyright holders could get a little concerned. Through DMCA notices, rightsholders have asked Twitter to remove millions of tweets and files from its platform in recent years. The company has to comply with the law and Musk can’t change that. However, he can rally against plans to make the DMCA more strict. For now, this is all speculation and we don’t even know whether Musk is serious about this critique. Just shortly after calling out the DMCA as a plague on humanity, he moved on to condemning paper straws. — Update: Musk’s Twitter takeover plans are not “on hold”. …. From: TF, for the latest news on copyright battles, piracy and more. View the full article
  21. South Korean dramas are growing increasingly popular, with people everywhere learning to love tropes such as amnesia, childhood best friends, and attractive young CEOs. Fortunately, Netflix has noticed this interest, and now offers a sizeable collection of some of the best K-dramas for you to peruse, featuring everything from romance, to action, to horror and political drama combined Netflix's selection of Korean dramas is a great way to test the waters if you're new to subtitles, or if you aren't quite ready to sign up for an Asian drama streaming service such as Viki or KOKOWA. For anyone just starting to explore K-dramas, Netflix offers an impressive look at just what South Korean television can do. Here are some of the best Korean dramas on Netflix that you can stream right now, listed in alphabetical order. 1. All of Us Are Dead Lee Cheong-san (Yoon Chan-young) fights for his life. Credit: Yang Hae-sung / Netflix Brace yourself for this one, because it's definitely going to hurt. All of Us Are Dead follows an ensemble cast of young students who are trapped in their high school when it's overrun by zombies. Left to fend for themselves, they have to work together and use whatever resources they can find in order to survive. Seeing a bunch of terrified children fighting for their lives is harrowing enough, but zombies aren't the only evils the teenagers are forced to face in All of Us Are Dead. It's still high school, after all. Not everybody is inclined to help others out, with the violence starting before any zombies even show up. Throw them into the mix, and it's safe to say not everyone will make it out. Where to Watch: All of Us Are Dead is now streaming on Netflix. 2. Crash Landing On You Se-ri (Son Ye-jin) and Jeong-hyeok (Hyun Bin) are extremely cute together. Credit: Lim Hyo Seon Crash Landing On You follows South Korean heiress Yoon Se-ri, who mistakenly crosses the border into North Korea and crash lands in a paragliding accident. She's then discovered by Ri Jeong-hyeok, an officer in the North Korean army. However, rather than turn her in, Jeong-hyeok decides to secretly help her return home — and falls in love during the process. The concept for this hugely popular star-crossed romance admittedly sounds bizarre, particularly as the relationship between North and South Korea is a fairly serious subject. However, several defectors have praised the touching drama for its accuracy and attention to detail in depicting everyday North Korean life, and the series even had a defector on its writing team.* There's also great chemistry between the two leads, who actually fell in love and got married two years after Crash Landing on You ended. Where to Watch: Crash Landing On You is now streaming on Netflix. 3. Designated Survivor: 60 Days Park Mu-jin (Ji Jin-hee) didn't expect to become president when he got up that morning, but now he has to work with it. Credit: Designated Survivor: 60 Days / Netflix Designated Survivor started with an intriguing premise: An explosion kills the U.S. President and most of Congress, leaving a relatively low ranking politician to step up as the new commander-in-chief. In South Korean adaptation Designated Survivor: 60 Days, that role falls to reluctant new Minister of Environment Park Mu-jin, a quiet scientist who is more comfortable teaching chemistry than arguing policy. 60 Days feels much tenser and more desperate than the U.S. original, with the meek, inexperienced President Park even less suited to his new role than Kiefer Sutherland's President Kirkman was. South Korea's new president also has to deal with the immediate threat of North Korea and the powerful U.S. pushing its own agenda, making the entire situation feel extraordinarily fraught. Fortunately 60 Days is complete with a set run of 16 episodes, so viewers can expect a solid conclusion and don't have to struggle through a flagging third season.* Where to Watch: Designated Survivor: 60 Days is now streaming on Netflix. 4. It's Okay to Not Be Okay Moon Gang-tae (Kim Soo-hyun) and Ko Moon-young (Seo Yea-ji) help each other heal. Credit: It's Okay to Not Be Okay It's Okay to Not Be Okay is a touching romance focusing on children's book author Ko Moon-young, psychiatric hospital worker Moon Gang-tae, and Gang-tae's brother Moon Sang-tae. Sang-tae has autism, and the brothers frequently move due to his trauma surrounding their mother's death. Eventually they cross paths with Moon-young, who has antisocial personality disorder and develops a romantic fixation on Gang-tae. Though the whole situation initially sounds unhealthy, the three soon start to learn from each other and help each other heal. It's Okay to Not Be Okay takes a sensitive, realistic look at mental health, focusing on people with disabilities as humans worthy of love rather than projects to be fixed. Where to Watch: It's Okay to Not Be Okay is now streaming on Netflix. 5. Kingdom Prince Lee Chang (Joo Ji-hoon) finds himself in danger from all sides. Credit: Juhan Noh / Netflix Leading a country is hard enough, but doing so during an epidemic is even more so — especially when the disease transforms your subjects into violent, raging cannibals. Set several centuries ago during the Joseon dynasty, Kingdom follows Crown Prince Lee Chang as he faces not only the zombie threat, but a political coup threatening to depose him from the throne. Netflix's first original Korean series, Kingdom offers an uncommon yet gripping mix of historical drama, political intrigue, and zombie horror. It's also visually stunning to boot, a feast for the eyes as well as the infected. Unlike other Korean dramas, Kingdom has snagged a second season, with many fans hoping for more.* Where to Watch: Kingdom is now streaming on Netflix. 6. Mr. Sunshine Eugene Choi (Lee Byung-hun) and Go Ae-shin (Kim Tae-ri) test the limits of the idea that love conquers all. Credit: Jisun Park Set in the early 1900s before Japan formally annexed Korea, Mr. Sunshine follows Eugene Choi, a former slave who returns to Korea on a mission as an officer in the U.S. army. However, he soon falls in love with a young noblewoman named Go Ae-shin, not knowing that she is secretly a member of the Righteous Army — an underground militia fighting against Japanese colonisation. Mr. Sunshine is steeped in Korean history, and while it may not be entirely accurate all the time, it’s undeniably fascinating. It also references or portrays real historical people and events, including U.S. President Roosevelt and the assassination of Empress Myeongseong. Where to Watch: Mr. Sunshine is now streaming on Netflix. 7. My Name Yoon Ji-woo (Han So-hee) trains so she can take revenge on her father's killer. Credit: Min Jeehee / Netflix Anyone who likes revenge thrillers or engaging action should enjoy My Name. The story follows Yoon Ji-woo, a young woman seeking revenge after witnessing her father's brutal murder. Suspecting the police are involved, she joins a drug ring run by his friend Choi Mu-jin, who has her infiltrate the police force as a mole. There she adopts the name Oh Hye-jin, and is partnered with narcotics detective Jeon Pil-do. This eight-episode series is packed full of action, with extended, well-choreographed fight scenes. The camera doesn't cut away too much either, favouring tracking shots and long takes so you can really see the hits. Where to Watch: My Name is now streaming on Netflix. 8. Signal Park Hae-young (Lee Je-hoon), Cha Soo-hyun (Kim Hye-soo), and Lee Jae-han (Cho Jin-woong) investigate crimes across time. Credit: Signal If you're more into crime than romance, Signal offers an intriguing twist to your standard police procedural. Set both in 2015 and 1989, cold case workers Park Hae-young and Cha Soo-hyun use a mysterious walkie talkie to communicate across time with detective Lee Jae-han to solve crimes in both times — and even prevent some from happening. However, they soon discover that messing with time is never without consequence. Signal garnered both audience and critical acclaim, particularly for its plot. The gritty series drew inspiration from actual crimes that took place in Korea, such as the Hwaseong serial murders and Miryang gang rape. Suffice to say it is not lighthearted popcorn fare, and much darker and more sombre in tone than many other K-dramas.* Where to Watch: Signal is now streaming on Netflix. 9. Start-Up Han Ji-pyeong (Kim Seon-Ho), Seo Dal-mi (Bae Suzy), Nam Do-san (Nam Joo-hyuk), and Won In-jae (Kang Han-na) try to make it big in the tech scene. Credit: Start-Up If you're interested in Silicon Valley, the fast-paced tech industry, and love triangles, then you may also be interested in Start-Up. Not to be confused with Adam Brody's StartUp, this romantic drama follows Seo Dal-mi, an ambitious woman aiming to become the next big thing in tech. When she mistakes awkward startup founder Nam Do-san for her childhood pen pal and first love, the failing business owner decides to go along with it in the hopes that he might become the person she thinks he is. He's soon swept up in the snowballing lie — as is Han Ji-pyeong, a shrewd investor and secretly the true author of those letters. Where to Watch: Start-Up is now streaming on Netflix. 10. Squid Game Cho Sang-woo (Park Hae-soo), Seong Gi-hun (Lee Jung-jae), and Kang Sae-byeok (Jung Ho-yeon) have to play to survive. Credit: Noh Juhan / Netflix Netflix's bloody survival show Squid Game is not only visually striking, agonisingly tense, and emotionally devastating, it also has a lot to say on the cruelty of wealth inequality. Chased by vicious debt-collectors and desperate for a way out, problem gambler and deadbeat dad Seong Gi-hun accepts a mysterious invitation for the chance to win a ridiculous amount of cash. Unfortunately, he soon discovers that while winning the schoolyard games will net him an enormous ₩45.6 billion ($39 million) prize, losing will cost him his life. Squid Game became a massive global phenomenon upon release, inspiring an enormous spike in sales of white slip-on Vans in the lead up to Halloween.* Though writer and director Hwang Dong-hyuk had no initial plans for more episodes, Netflix has since confirmed that a second season is on the way. Where to Watch: Squid Game is now streaming on Netflix. 11. Vincenzo Vincenzo Cassano (Song Joong-ki) means business. Credit: Vincenzo / Netflix You wouldn't typically expect to see the Italian mafia in a Korean drama, but Vincenzo makes it work. This darkly comedic show follows Vincenzo Cassano, a lawyer and the adopted son of an Italian mafia boss. Raised in Italy and now heavily involved with the mob, Vincenzo returns to South Korea as an adult to assert his legal ownership of Geumga Plaza — as well as retrieve the secret stash of gold hidden within its basement. Unfortunately the building has been taken over by a real estate group, forcing Vincenzo to literally fight for his claim. Released in 2021, Vincenzo is one of the most viewed Korean dramas on cable television, and a great one to binge if you're after some action. Where to Watch: Vincenzo is now streaming on Netflix. Netflix has a ton of other great South Korean dramas as well, such as sci-fi romance My Holo Love and the widely praised Itaewon Class. No matter what genre you're interested in, there's a catalogue full of interesting K-dramas that you can dive into and explore. Asterisks (*) denote the writeup was included in a previous Mashable list. View the full article
  22. Lamar’s long-awaited follow-up to Damn. has contributions from Portishead’s Beth Gibbons, Summer Walker, Ghostface Killah, Thundercat, Baby Keem, and moreView the full article
  23. Movement Music Festival just unleashed its 2022 schedule, complete with set times, stage breakdowns, and showcases. The staple event features 110 plus acts across six stages over Memorial Day Weekend in Techno City, Detroit. In a surprising twist, Skrillex has dropped off the lineup and has been replaced by hometown hero, DJ, producer and multi-instrumentalist GRiZ. He joins a vast range of talent including Flying Lotus, Kevin Saunderson as E-Dancer, Duck Sauce, Chris Lake, ANNA, and Carl Craig b2b LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy. Plus, Claude VonStroke, Paula Temple, DJ Minx, 999999999 Live, Adam Beyer, 2 Chains, Nina Kraviz, Richie Hawtin, The Martinez Brothers, The Blessed Madonna, and so many more. MORE: Movement Detroit Announces Full Lineup for 2022 Movement shares via press release: The 2022 lineup continues to showcase the breadth of the festival’s programming, featuring an inspired selection of dance music’s most in-demand artists, underground mainstays, and notable first-time performers; a potent cross section of seasoned vets and future generations of electronic music. As mentioned, Movement boasts six stages — Movement Stage, Waterfront Stage, Pyramid Stage, Stargate Stage, an all-new Underground Stage and Detroit Stage presented by JARS — primed with the best in electronic music and beyond. Download the official Movement 2022 app here and explore the lineup (but remember to trust the music and go wherever it takes you)! 1-Day and 3-Day GA Passes are still available at movementfestival.com. Movement Detroit 2022 Schedule This article was first published on Your EDM. Source: Movement Detroit Drops 2022 Schedule with Stage Breakdowns & Showcases View the full article
  24. Mwahahahahahaha! It's Friday the 13th, and there's a spooky* new Wordle to solve. Creep your way down this page for today's Wordle answer, or hide from the scary spoiler at the end while you use our handy tips and today-specific clues to help you find the answer to #328. (*NB: Word may not actually be spooky in nature.) Wondering what all the fuss is about? Wordle was created by Josh Wardle, a former Reddit engineer, as a gift for his partner. It went super-viral in late 2021, and was bought by the New York Times earlier this year in a very big deal. Romance pays! Has the Times made Wordle harder? Sorry to bust your bubble, but you've actually been playing on Easy Mode this whole time — and the NYT Puzzle team has actually been making it easier. As we've reported previously, it's the same old Wordle, with some "harder" words nixed from Wardle's original list. If you're finding it too easy, you can always switch on Hard Mode. Not the Wordle answer you're after? Here are the Wordle answer and hints for May 12. What's the best Wordle starting word?Well, there are loads of options. Remember that packing in the vowels early on is a smart way to narrow things down. What's a Heardle? A Quordle?? A Dordle?! Yo, if you love Wordle and want some more Wordle in your Wordle, try Dordle and Quordle and the bigger numbers that lie beyond. If you want to play the most maddening version of Wordle possible, try Absurdle — or test your foodie knowledge with the Martha Stewart-approved Phoodle. SEE ALSO: The best air fryers for making crispy food faster than the oven Here's how to play previous days' Wordles from the archiveDid you know that the whole archive of past Wordles is available to play online? It's true! Why are there sometimes two different Wordle answers on the same day?As we've previously reported, this is down to some changes the New York Times has made to creator Josh Wardle's original word list to remove obscure, potentially offensive, or confusing words. This happened just this week, as the originally programmed word for Wordle #324 on Monday was unexpectedly topical, leading the Times to publish a note explaining the coincidence and telling solvers to refresh their browser to ensure they got the updated version. It's a good idea to do that daily anyway — it won't affect your streak. Here's a hint for the May 13 Wordle answer:It's the name of a 2004 hit single. Wordle 328 is a 5-letter word that starts with...The letter T! What's the answer to the May 13 Wordle?Cue the spooky strings... The answer is: TIPSY. You have that song in your head now. Sorry! Didn't get it today? No shame in X-ing out, and there's always tomorrow. See you back here for more clues and tips! Reporting by Caitlin Welsh, Amanda Yeo, and Adam Rosenberg contributed to this article. View the full article
  25. The Toni Braxton–sampling single will land on the Nigerian singer’s upcoming album Love, DaminiView the full article
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