Day: December 4, 2022

Apple’s AR/VR headset faces more delays, but it’s still expected sometime in 2023

Apple’s long-awaited AR/VR headset might be facing another round of delays. According to the latest supply chain data gathered by Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple may have delayed mass shipments of its headset to the second half of 2023 as it works to resolve software-related issues. Kuo had previously expected mass shipments to begin in the second quarter of 2023.


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NASA Spending $57 Million on Moonbase Building Equipment

3000ad/ NASA has taken a big step towards building its first moon base. You can’t build a house without tools, and that’s as true on the Moon as it is on Earth. To complicate matters further, like all of the other gear you use in space, Moon-based building supplies are quite complex. A Texas-based company

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Swifties are suing Ticketmaster over presale mess

Taylor Swift performs onstage in a black sequin catsuit. Her hair is blonde and straight, hitting mid chest, and she has bangs. She is holding a microphone.

Taylor Swift recently told fans to draw their cat eyes sharp enough to kill a man, and Swifties have taken the advice to heart. Twenty-six Taylor Swift fans are uniting in an attempt to take down LiveNation, Ticketmaster’s parent company, following its botched handling of ticket sales for Swift’s The Eras Tour in November.

A lawsuit submitted in Los Angeles County claims that Ticketmaster’s “anticompetitive scheme” includes forcing fans and artists to exclusively use its platform and its “Secondary Ticket Exchange” to buy and sell tickets. It also claims that Ticketmaster “willfully, purposely, and intentionally deceived” buyers in the ways it promoted and distributed presale codes, in particular, that it “failed to disclose that they had sent more codes than they could accommodate with tickets.”

The complaint seeks $2,500 per violation. According to Live Nation chairman Greg Maffei, “14 million people hit the site” hoping to purchase tickets to The Era Tour. He estimated that that is enough people to fill 900 stadiums. Even if we assume that only 10 million of those hits were legitimate, Ticketmaster would still be obligated to make up to $25 billion in payouts.

In November, Mashable spoke to Swifties about the agonizing wait and frustrating errors that plagued the ticket-buying process. Blake Barnett, a 30-year-old lawyer said, “We were sitting in pre-waiting lines for two or three hours… right when I got ‘You’re the next in line,’ it gave me an error code and said rejoin the queue. I was shoved back behind 38,000 people. That happened three times.” 

In response, Barnett formed an LLC named Vigilante Legal to take up the mantle against Ticketmaster. On Twitter yesterday, Vigilante Legal acknowledged the lawsuit but noted they are not involved.

The tangled ticketing mess also drew the attention of Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) who tweeted about Ticketmaster’s monopoly on the industry. Chair of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Competition Policy, Antitrust and Consumer Rights Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and ranking member, Republican Senator Mike Lee of Utah, recently announced that they would hold a Senate hearing on competition in the ticket industry. And the New York Times has reported that the Department of Justice was already looking into Live Nation over antitrust concerns.

In the ’90s, “America’s most powerful rock band” Pearl Jam attempted to take on Ticketmaster’s monopoly and lost in court. Now, a new generation has been radicalized.

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How to View Instagram Posts Without an Account

You can view Instagram posts without an account by launching a web browser and typing in the URL of a user’s Instagram page. You can also open a third-party website like Imginn to search for and view someone’s Instagram posts without logging in. Want to see someone’s Instagram posts without creating or logging in to

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How Preql is Transforming Data Transformation
Data Silos and digital transformation

More than one million small businesses use ecommerce platform Shopify to reach a global audience of consumers. That includes direct-to-consumer (DTC) all-stars like Allbirds, Rothy’s and Beefcake Swimwear. But online sellers like these are also ingesting data from platforms like Google Analytics, Klaviyo, Attentive and Facebook Ads, which quickly complicates weekly reporting. That’s where data

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The Weeknd is Doing Music for Avatar: The Way of Water

In about two weeks time, folks will finally see Avatar: The Way of Water in theaters. There’s been a lot of talk about if the multi-delayed, debatably long-awaited sequel to the 2009 juggernaut has anything to offer during its 3-hour runtime beyond gorgeous visuals and blue people with dreadlocks. And to that, James…

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