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StubHub Wants to Use VR to Sell Secondhand Tickets

Buying secondhand tickets online has always been a crapshoot, but eBay spinoff StubHub has been working for years to make the experience less painful. The latest idea: VR seat previews, so you can see in advance exactly how much your view will suck.

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via Gizmodo http://bit.ly/1VdOXQA

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Warmth and Color

A woman in Pushkar, India, flashes a smile for Your Shot community member Lone Israelsen, who submitted this photo. “I love India, so I went there on holiday … with a friend,” Israelsen writes. “We hired a guide in New Delhi and drove to Jaipur and Pushkar, where I shot this picture. Normally I shoot in black and white, but India is so colorful and fantastic, it would be a shame to convert [this image].”

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Big Dipper to Southern Cross

Welcome to an equatorial night. This remarkable 24 frame night skyscape was captured from Maba Beach on the Indonesian island of Halmahera during the evening of March 4. Seen from a mere 0.7 degrees northern latitude, both famous northern and southern asterisms and navigational aids lie within the panoramic view. The Big Dipper is on the far left and Southern Cross at the far right. Beyond the fading campfire on that night a yellow-orange celestial triangle is set by Mars, Antares, and Saturn. It stands above the rising central Milky Way, or “Miett” in the local Maba language. Of course, you can follow the pole pointing stars in the cup of the Big Dipper or body of the Southern Cross to the north and south celestial poles. Both lie just at the horizon in the view from the island’s equatorial beach. via NASA http://go.nasa.gov/1UwrE5X
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Kanye West Lied, Life of Pablo Streaming Not Just on Tidal

After insisting rather strongly
that his new album
, Life of Pablo, would never see the world outside of Tidal, it appears that Kanye has backed down. Just in case you haven’t already torrented the hell out of it, Life of Pablo is now on Apple Music, Spotify, and basically everywhere else.

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via Gizmodo http://bit.ly/1RPsvuP

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Tesla Just Received $115 Million For a Car That No-One Had Seen 

Tesla unveiled the new Model 3 tonight
, and it looks damn cool. But before anyone had seen one lone hubcap, Tesla had already raked in $115 million in pre-order deposits, thanks to 115,000 people pre-ordering the Model 3.

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via Gizmodo http://bit.ly/1RPssPC

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You’ll Probably Be Able to Buy ThinkGeek’s Clever April Fool’s Pranks Real Soon

April Fool’s Day is an insufferable nightmare. You should just spend the day hiding under your bed covers. There is a silver lining, though. ThinkGeek puts so much effort
into its prank creations that they usually end up becoming real products
before the year is out.

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Tesla Model 3: This Is It

Here we are. (For real this time.) After years of hype and rumors, Tesla has revealed the entry-level Tesla Model 3: the sleek, high-performance electric sedan for the masses. Or so Elon Musk hopes.

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Here’s How to Watch the Tesla Model 3 Unveiling Live

Tesla is taking the wraps off its $35,000 electric car for the everyman tonight, and as with all good technology launches, you can watch along naked, from bed, while drinking beer.

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Space Archaeologists May Have Found a New Viking Settlement in North America

There’s only one confirmed Viking settlement in North America, far north on the Canadian coast. But if a new team of space archaeologists and their satellite data is to be believed, that’s all about to change.

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Reddit Has Subtly Said That the Government Secretly Requested User Data Last Year

Every year, Reddit publishes a transparency report detailing how many requests for information it received, along with more mundane things like copyright takedowns. What Reddit can’t say, by law, is if it’s been sent any National Security Letters, aka secret subpoenas. Nod nod wink wink.

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