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.
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
Hardly. Although a handful of imaging studies have identified slight differences in the brains of cannabis users versus controls, investigators have cautioned that these results are correlations only.
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 next
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. The project now has raked in an additional $6 million
“I have a confession to make,” a co-worker said in hushed tones yesterday. “I have never played a Diablo game.” The Xbox One and PlayStation 4 editions of Diablo 3: Ultimate Evil Edition have just been
Leafly, a company perhaps most readily explained as "Yelp for weed," will run a full-page ad in tomorrow's New York Times. The site maintains a listing of the marijuana dispensaries operating in states
Updated: August 1, 2014 We’ve known for sometime that SMS is becoming passe for many smartphone owners worldwide. Sure, people still use it, but there are a slew of apps that go way beyond it, offering
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.
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
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. UPDATE, July 10, 2017: Elon Musk tweeted
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
All of a sudden, Android is no longer the only flexible mobile operating system on the market. With iOS 8, announced at Apple’s WWDC keynote on Monday, the iPhone maker has made great strides towards up
University of San Francisco politics professor Corey Cook, who says “there is definitely a shift going on in San Francisco’s population,” points out that “while we’re seeing a surge in jobs in San Francisco
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
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: The
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 the
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.
Currently, Bitcoin is back to the $700 level. This is still down a whopping 35%. The sharp moves come in the wake of China's clampdown on the controversial digital currency. Earlier this week, the People's
Bungie has announced the launch date of Destiny, its first original title after leaving the ownership of Microsoft and the highly successful Halo franchise it created. The “persistent-world shooter” is
How hard is it? 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. Here's the problem:
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
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