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This Trick Helps You Find Misspelled eBay Auctions That Nobody Is Bidding On

The trick relies on one small fact: People often make spelling mistakes on eBay. A missed typo can turn a high-profile item likely to draw plenty of bids into a vacant listing that no one stumbles upon.<p>That's where FatFingers comes in, a website designed to help you search for these typo-ridden …

Fobo pumps up Bluetooth Tire Pressure Monitoring system

The company, which has already designed the Fobo Max Bluetooth wireless tag for tracking belongings, is now expanding its offerings to include a real …

VC Peter Thiel: You can either invest in ‘bits’ or ‘atoms’

Investor Peter Thiel believes that you can either invest in companies that deal in bits or companies that deal in atoms. Right now Thiel seems to think there’s already too many “bits” companies and not enough “atom” companies. He may be right.<p>Thiel, who spoke at the Techcrunch Disrupt conference …

The government’s giant marijuana deception

America’s marijuana policies continue to be hopelessly divorced from science rather than driven by it<p>In her latest blog post, US National Institute on Drug Abuse director Nora Volkow claims that “science should guide marijuana policy.” But if the nation’s top anti-drug doc truly believes that …

How to Make a Business Out of Playing Video Games

What most people think of as a hobby or way to unwind can actually become a viable business venture. From YouTube videos including reviews and “let’s …

Xbox One system update rolling out now, includes media player and more

Xbox One's September update is rolling out a few days early. The system update, which introduces a new media player app for Microsoft's current-generation console, is going out to console owners over the next few days.<p>Microsoft began testing the latest update earlier this month. In addition to the …

The Best SSD

The SSD you should buy for your computer or PlayStation 4<p>For your money, nothing breathes life into an aging PC like a sold state drive. Faster …

Pot-smoking couples tend to be less violent - Futurity

A study of more than 600 couples finds that the more often they smoked marijuana together, the less likely they were to engage in domestic violence.

PonoMusic Raises More Than $6M In Equity Crowdfunding In One Week

Neil Young’s startup PonoMusic became the fourth-most funded project on Kickstarter back in April, when it raised $6.2 million on a goal of $800,000.<p>The project now has raked in an additional $6 million in equity funding from a Crowdfunder campaign.<p>Pono Music is building a music download service …

Want to save time and money? Stop buying games at launch

“I have a confession to make,” a co-worker said in hushed tones yesterday. “I have never played a <i>Diablo</i> game.”<p>The Xbox One and PlayStation 4 editions of <i>Diablo 3: Ultimate Evil Edition</i> have just been released for $60. For that price you get the full version of <i>Diablo 3</i>, a bunch of social features, …

Here's The Full-Page Marijuana Ad In The New York Times

Leafly, a company perhaps most readily explained as "Yelp for weed," will run a full-page ad in tomorrow's New York Times.<p>The site maintains a listing of the marijuana dispensaries operating in states where it is legal for medical or recreational purposes. It gathers their pertinent contact info, …

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The Best Chat Apps for Your Smartphone

<b>Updated: August 1, 2014</b><p>We’ve known for sometime that SMS is becoming passe for many smartphone owners worldwide.<p>Sure, people still use it, but there are a slew of apps that go way beyond it, offering easy multimedia functions, group chats, video calls, gaming and much more. Beyond being SMS …

Controversial Torrent Site The Pirate Bay Just Made It Easier To Download Movies On Your Phone

But starting this week, users can now search through that endless trove of pirated content directly on their smartphones and tablets now that Pirate Bay has launched a mobile-friendly version of its website.<p>Called "The Mobile Bay," the mobile-optimized Pirate Bay offers the full search capabilities …

Knock Simulates An Incoming Call To Get Friends To Respond To Your Texts

Knock, a recently launched Android application, offers a new twist on mobile messaging. When you send a message using this app, Knock simulates an incoming call to get your friend’s attention. But the call screen your friend sees looks slightly different than usual. Instead of the standard accept …

All About the Tesla Model 3

Tesla now has more than 400,000 pre-orders for its smaller, more affordable sedan, and more specs about the long-awaited electric car are beginning to come out.<p><b>UPDATE, July 10, 2017</b>: Elon Musk tweeted pictures of the first production model—the outside, anyway.<p><b>UPDATE, July 3, 2017:</b> Elon Musk said on …

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When your Mac runs slow, give it a tuneup

Macs are solid machines, but just like their owners they have a tendency to get lethargic as they age. Launching and switching programs takes longer, simple tasks become arduous, and the dreaded beach ball of doom appears more often than it did when your machine was new. The operating system just …

Operating Systems

As Apple opens up with iOS 8, Google needs to give Android users a reason to stay

All of a sudden, Android is no longer the only flexible mobile operating system on the market.<p>With iOS 8, announced at Apple’s WWDC keynote on Monday, the iPhone maker has made great strides towards opening up its platform. Now your apps can actually exchange data with each other. Third-party apps …

San Francisco’s rightward turn: Why it may no longer be America’s iconic liberal city

With an influx of rich people and exodus of poor and middle class, a less liberal San Francisco could soon emerge<p>The city of San Francisco holds a unique and storied place in liberal America. It’s the place where radically liberal ideas that never see the light of day in the rest of the county come …

NPR Music's 100 Favorite Songs Of 2013

What do you have to do, as a song, to win our hearts? You have to sink in. You have to stop someone dead in her tracks. You need to cause that man to act a fool. Scrunch a nose, tense a shoulder, drop an ass.<p>We compile our 100 Favorite Songs much like we do the work on our 50 Favorite Albums list, …

Winklevoss Twin Discusses Bitcoin on Reddit

Cameron Winklevoss, one half of the notorious twin brothers who once battled Mark Zuckerberg over the origin of Facebook, took to Reddit to host an AMA this weekend to discuss the duo’s big interest: Bitcoin.<p>The Winklevoss twins were early Bitcoin advocates but have never revealed their total …

What the arrival of Bitcoin means for society, politics and you

We are moving to a world that uses currencies secured by cryptographical systems. It's time our social and political institutions seriously consider …

Most Americans don’t know what bitcoin is, and that’s good news for speculators

Bloomberg surveyed a bunch of Americans and discovered that only 42% could correctly identify what bitcoin is. A small minority (12%) thought bitcoin was either an Xbox game or an iPhone app. (Scroll to the bottom of this Bloomberg page for an unintentionally hilarious pie chart depicting the …

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Edward Snowden, The Dark Prophet

To avoid surveillance, the first four Americans to visit Edward Snowden in Moscow carried no cell phones or laptops. They flew coach on Delta from …

How Does Apple Really Feel About Bitcoin?

Over the past couple of months, there have been a few Bitcoin app rejections by Apple that have made some waves. First, the venture-backed startup Coinbase had its app removed entirely from the App Store. Today, a blog post from peer-to-peer messaging and payments app Gliph highlights its own …

MELTDOWN: BITCOIN CRASHES TO $576

Currently, Bitcoin is back to the $700 level. This is still down a whopping 35%.<p>The sharp moves come in the wake of China's clampdown on the controversial digital currency.<p>Earlier this week, the People's Bank of China announced it was barring the country's banks from handling the Bitcoin. (That …

Donald Glover writes 72-page screenplay inspired by Because The Internet

As if releasing <i>Because The Internet</i> the album wasn’t enough, Donald Glover, a.k.a. Childish Gambino, has gone one step further: releasing an entire …

Destiny Dated: Bungie Announces September 2014 Release

Bungie has announced the launch date of <i>Destiny</i>, its first original title after leaving the ownership of Microsoft and the highly successful <i>Halo</i> franchise it created. The “persistent-world shooter” is now set to launch on September 9, 2014.<p>This date is later than many had expected, but is not …

The World's Most Powerful Bitcoin Miner Is Worried About How It Could Destroy Bitcoin

How hard is it?<p>The makers of the most powerful miner in the world can't even satisfy the insatiable demand for their product, because they would probably ruin Bitcoin if they did.<p>Here's the problem: Bitcoins are mined by computers solving math problems. More technically, they unlock blocks of …

Bank of America says Bitcoin could become a 'major means of payment'

Analysts at Bank of America Merrill Lynch issued the bank's first research report today on Bitcoin, the virtual currency that approximates cash on the internet, concluding that the currency has the potential to become a "major means of payment for e-commerce" as well as a "serious competitor to …

Bitcoin Gets Valued: Bank Of America Puts A Price Target On The Virtual Tender

Virtual currency Bitcoin has no central authority, no national allegiance and no easy tracking mechanism. While enthusiasts have lauded it as an escape from the man (aka. the banks and government), detractors have argued that the system opens the door for money laundering, drug trading and even …