Sotheby’s Banksy is first physical painting sold with cryptocurrency option

Sotheby’s Banksy is first physical painting sold with cryptocurrency option

A battle between four bidders ended with a $12.9 million hammer price for the Banksy artwork 'Love is in the Air'. This is the first piece of art sold in a Sotheby's auction where cryptocurrency was accepted as a payment option for a physical artwork. It's likely this practice will continue with other major sales in the near future.

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Google DVD screensaver to see the bouncing logo

Google DVD screensaver to see the bouncing logo

There's a new Easter Egg in Google search right now, if you care to take a peek. This is different from the website that focuses on the Bouncing DVD Logo, but not entirely different from what you'd expect from such a logo. Pam claims she saw it one day when she was alone in the conference room... Okay.

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Sony has a ton of PS5 games in development

Sony has a ton of PS5 games in development

It goes without saying that at this point, neither the PlayStation 5 nor the Xbox Series X have a ton of games first-party games available. That makes sense since we're at the beginning of the new console cycle, but the PlayStation 5 in particular is beginning to pick up steam with its exclusives. Following the launch of Returnal to close out April, the small group of PlayStation 5 owners out there also have Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart to look forward to next month.

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Pokemon GO Pancham to Pangoro time is Tuesday

Pokemon GO Pancham to Pangoro time is Tuesday

If you have a Pancham right now in Pokemon GO, chances are you're having a rough time catching Dark Type Pokemon. If you have a Pancham and keep Pancham as your Buddy Pokemon while you catch 32 Dark Type Pokemon, you'll be able to evolve Pancham to Pangoro. But how are you supposed to reliably find 32 Dark Type Pokemon?

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Why is this weird iPhone 13 M1 concept so compelling?

Why is this weird iPhone 13 M1 concept so compelling?

There's an iPhone 13 M1 concept phone making the rounds this week with a design that's quite odd. The design sits on the edge of a nightmare, pushing the top of the phone up on one half, while the other stays down, making room for a set of front-facing cameras and/or sensors. If this concept were done with less finesse, it would be pretty easy to dismiss. But for some reason, it looks amazing.

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Discord expands focus beyond gaming with fresh branding and new features

Discord expands focus beyond gaming with fresh branding and new features

Discord is a company that's been in the news a lot recently - first, we heard reports that Discord had multiple suitors looking to acquire it, including Microsoft for as much as $10 billion. While later reports told us that Discord had ended buyout talks, it wasn't long before the company was back in the news with official word of a new partnership with PlayStation. Today, Discord is back with a big brand refresh as it expands its focus beyond gamers and attempts to become an inclusive place for everyone.

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Pokemon cards are too dangerous to sell in stores, says Target [UPDATE: Walmart statement]

Pokemon cards are too dangerous to sell in stores, says Target [UPDATE: Walmart statement]

Safety concerns have elevated to a point where both Target and Walmart have removed Pokemon cards from store shelves in the United States. A Target document shared this week that all stores will "pause selling MLB, NFL, NBA, and Pokemon trading cards" starting on May 14, 2021. Any product already shipped to stores must be kept in a secure location "with camera coverage until further notice."

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PS5’s DualSense controller launches in two new colors next month

PS5’s DualSense controller launches in two new colors next month

While the PlayStation 5 is still a very difficult console to procure, some of those who have obtained one have been wondering when we might see Sony launch the DualSense controller in different colors. Microsoft has hit the ground running in launching new color schemes for the Xbox Series X|S controller, but so far, the DualSense has only been available in white. That's all going to change next month, when Sony launches two new colors for the DualSense controller.

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Amazon Echo Buds (2nd Gen) Review: Alexa and ANC on a budget

Amazon Echo Buds (2nd Gen) Review: Alexa and ANC on a budget

As lockdown gradually lifts, the active noise cancelling earbuds which have made working from home more bearable are about to get a taste of the outside world. Amazon's new Echo Buds (2nd Gen) arrive just in time for that, pitching not only true wireless audio but hands-free Alexa and ANC with a head-turning $129.99 price tag.

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Long-lasting solid-state lithium battery designed by Harvard researchers

Long-lasting solid-state lithium battery designed by Harvard researchers

One massive area of study by researchers worldwide is improving batteries for use in electric vehicles and other electronic devices. Most modern electric vehicles rely on lithium-ion batteries, but they're not ideal due to their expense, weight, and how long they take to charge. Researchers have been trying to replace conventional lithium-ion batteries with solid-state lithium-metal batteries for decades.

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TP-Link Kasa Spot and Spot Pan Tilt cameras keep an eye on your home

TP-Link Kasa Spot and Spot Pan Tilt cameras keep an eye on your home

Smart home products are called smart mostly because of how they're able to connect to the Internet to allow for features and experiences that may not have been possible without such a connection. In some sense, networking equipment manufacturers have the advantage of already being knowledgeable and well-known when it comes to exactly that field. It's no surprise, then, that the likes of TP-Link have long jumped on board the smart home train and it is expanding that line with two new 24/7 recording cameras and smart plugs that can make any old appliance a bit smarter.

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New printable electronic circuits could lead to lower-cost wearables

New printable electronic circuits could lead to lower-cost wearables

Wearables have become extremely popular in recent years, with devices such as smartwatches becoming highly desirable and selling in significant volumes. Currently, the average wearable device is very expensive, putting them out of reach of some people who might benefit from the technology. Researchers have developed new printable inks that could enable high-performance inkjet-printed electronic circuits, providing a pathway to lower cost and high-performance wearable devices.

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