Day: February 16, 2021

NFT ‘art revolution’: Beeple on his 5040 day labor of love

At the age of 26, Wisconsin web designer Michael Winkelmann began creating a new piece of digital art in his personal time every single day. He calls them ‘Everydays’. “I saw a pretty big step-up in the work that I do,” he says. “The ‘Everydays’ are basically just the pictures that I do every single …

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VR Film Festivals Look To Inspire Fresh New Talent For Hollywood

Beyond the Frame Festival and FIVARS tease the next generation of media artists. Japan’s very first VR-focused international film festival, Beyond the Frame Festival, is currently underway thanks to a partnership with HTC Vive. The festival, which runs from February 12 through February 21, will showcase VR films from artists all around the world.  To …

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North Dakota rejects bill that would’ve threatened Apple’s walled garden

North Dakota’s state senate has rejected the “anti-App Store bill” that would have upended the rules of the App Store and threatened one of the company’s most important businesses. Senate Bill 2333, which would have required Apple to allow third-party app stores and enabled developers to bypass the company’s “App Store tax,” was defeated with …

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Lucid’s SPAC deal with Churchill Capital nears after Tuesday rally

By Joey Klender Posted on February 16, 2021 Lucid’s SPAC merger with Churchill Capital IV is all but confirmed after the fund’s stock spiked during Tuesday trading hours. For weeks, speculation has persisted that Lucid, an all-electric car manufacturer, will merge with CCIV in a deal that will take the company public ahead of the …

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An anniversary for great justice: Remembering “All Your Base” 20 years later

Enlarge Newgrounds / Aurich Lawson As the Internet began crystallizing into its modern form—one that now arguably buttresses society as we know it—its anthropology of common language and references matured at a strange rate. But between the simple initialisms that emerged by the ’90s (ROFL!) and the modern world’s ecosystem of easily shared multimedia, a …

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The brand-new Google Nest Audio is already on sale for $80 – CNET

Nest Audio keeps the signature dot display of other Google smart speakers. Chris Monroe/CNET It has only been a few months since we first caught sight of the new Google Nest Audio, a smart speaker that falls between the Nest Mini and Home Max in the Google hierarchy. Usually priced at $100, that’s what it’s selling for everywhere, including …

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Evolve wins second Canadian Bitcoin ETF as Ontario regulator approves application

North America’s second Bitcoin (BTC) exchange-traded fund received regulatory approval on Tuesday, offering another potential entry point for institutional investors to access digital assets. Less than three weeks after filing a preliminary prospectus for a Bitcoin ETF, Evolve Funds Group Inc announced Tuesday that its fund has been approved by the Ontario Securities Commission, or OSC. …

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Tesla shares stunning photo of Giga Texas covered in rare Austin snow

By Joey Klender Posted on February 16, 2021 Tesla shared a stunning photograph of its Giga Texas production facility covered in snow, a rare sight for many who call the state’s fourth most-populous city “home.” Austin isn’t a place that snow is seen on an annual basis. With its snowiest month usually being January with …

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Amazon is opening its first manufacturing line in India to produce Fire TV devices

Amazon is opening its first manufacturing line in India in a partnership with Foxconn-owned Cloud Network Technology, an India-based subsidiary of the Taiwanese electronics giant, Amazon announced on Tuesday. The partnership is part of an effort to work with the Indian government, which has embarked on a campaign to encourage companies to invest in the …

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