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So Snoop Dogg just claimed to be a prominent NFT booster

Spawn Together campaign surpasses $1 million fundraising goal for AbleGamers charity

NFTs, explained

I have questions about this emerging... um... art form? Platform?

Do we see others online as human?

NYT crossword puzzle no longer works in third-party apps, crosses puzzle solvers

A puzzling problem

Screenshot of Snoop Dogg’s tweet claiming to be Cozomo Medici

Internet Culture

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Thanks to the Rickroll, ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’ hits 1 billion YouTube plays

How a teen punk led a movement for disabled people online

Rayssa Leal’s skateboarding went viral on Vine — she just won an Olympic medal

Here are the finalists to be included in Emoji 14.0 this September

Mark Mothersbaugh on composing music you won’t tire of in Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

Sir Tim Berners-Lee is selling the first web browser’s code as an NFT

A Lord of the Rings anime movie is headed to theaters

J.J. Abrams says the Valve Portal movie is ‘finally on the rails’

Today I learned about the band making a giant marble-based instrument

Gaming

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A 20-year-old Xbox Easter egg has been revealed, and there may still be more

New research shows how many important links on the web get lost to time

The internet never forgets — unless we’re talking about links

New Dark Patterns tip line lets you report evil tech company menus

Imperfect offerings: inside the complex new world of trans tech

The ‘Charlie bit my finger’ video is being auctioned as an NFT — then deleted ‘forever’

Go read this story about how TikTok and apps are making Starbucks orders obnoxious

Walmart confirms it is indeed still selling Pokémon cards

Friends reunion will premiere on HBO Max May 27th

Target will stop selling Pokémon cards in stores

Film

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Coda is a post-apocalyptic fantasy adventure that crosses Fury Road with Lord of the Rings

Today I learned that card grading companies are drowning in Pokémon cards

Here’s how the Internet Archive digitizes 78rpm records

Marvel is releasing a manga starring a cat — oh yeah, and a Deadpool one

Nextdoor will alert users if it thinks they’re about to post something racist

Similar to the Kindness Reminder

The Unicode Emoji Subcommittee is back, baby

Please keep Anish Kapoor away from the whitest white paint

Ludwig ends his 31-day stream by breaking Ninja’s all-time sub record

It’s been more than a month, and Ludwig is tired

I’m salivating over this new four-volume Philip K. Dick collection by the Folio Society

Nike and MSCHF settle Satan Shoe lawsuit, say any ‘confused’ buyers can get a refund

The best of Yahoo! Answers

Lil Nas X’s ‘Twerk Hero’ is a real game where you shake a virtual butt to Montero

The long-lost Lord of the Rings adaptation from Soviet Russia is a glorious fever dream