After 25 Years, Netflix Ends DVD Rentals
As users move to online streaming, the company will mail its last disc in September
The Ethics of Creating A.I.-Generated Images of Public Figures
Viral pictures of Pope Francis wearing a trendy white puffer coat were fabricated with A.I., but tricked internet users across the globe
Dictionary.com Adds More Than 300 New Words
Additions like “digital nomad,” “anti-fat” and “liminal space” reflect the dynamic nature of the English language
Are A.I. Image Generators Violating Copyright Laws?
Two new lawsuits argue that tools like Midjourney and Stable Diffusion are infringing on artists' rights
Is Popular A.I. Photo App Lensa Stealing From Artists?
The tool went viral first for generating flattering portraits—and then for igniting ethical concerns
A Group of Crypto Investors Is Trying to Buy the Constitution—Again
For the second year in a row, a DAO is vying to bid on a rare first-edition copy
'Goblin Mode' Is Oxford's 2022 Word of the Year
The term describes behavior that's "unapologetically self-indulgent, lazy, slovenly or greedy"
'Gaslighting' Is Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Year
Searches for the term, defined as the "practice of grossly misleading someone," skyrocketed in 2022
Did This Man Destroy a Frida Kahlo Drawing to Make an NFT?
Businessman Martin Mobarak's stunt is now under investigation by the Mexican government
See Inside the Rarely Seen and Newly Reimagined CIA Museum
Off-limits to all but a few in-person visitors, the museum is starting to welcome the public, online at least
Bear 747 Overcomes Scandal to Win Fat Bear Week
It’s the second title in three years for the 1,400-pound behemoth dubbed “Bear Force One”
How the Bears at Alaska's Katmai National Park Became Celebrities
Park officials had no idea that the installation of live nature cameras at Brooks River ten years ago would lead to the wildly successful Fat Bear Week
Two States Start Taxing NFTs
Washington and Pennsylvania wade into a largely unregulated marketplace
Who Is the Woman Haunting A.I.-Generated Art?
Now known as "Loab," she pops up repeatedly in a series of creepy images
Scientists Are Using These High-Tech Tools to Study Bird Migration
Tracking the journeys of different species is key to protecting them from habitat loss and other threats
SpaceX's Starlink Satellite Internet Is Coming to Cruise Ships
Royal Caribbean says it will begin installing Starlink terminals across its entire fleet immediately
Spider Slander Runs Rampant Online
Nearly half of news stories about spider bites contain misinformation, which experts say can hurt conservation efforts
Wi-Fi Comes to Mount Kilimanjaro
Access to high-speed internet should make Africa's tallest mountain safer for adventurers and guides
What the 'Unofficial Bridgerton Musical' Lawsuit Means for Fan-Created Content
Netflix has accused the songwriting duo behind the viral production of stealing copyrighted material for their own financial gain
Artist Damien Hirst Will Burn Thousands of Paintings in NFT Experiment
A year-long project is pitting traditional paintings against non-fungible tokens