Mike J Copinger

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How to make a million dollars on Etsy — buy from Alibaba and run your store like eBay

Online marketplace Etsy is known as a place to buy home-made items, clothing, artworks, and jewelry created by individuals or produced in limited runs by small businesses. But not everyone using the site ascribes to this folksy philosophy. Others, such as Alicia Shaffer, are using Etsy like eBay, …

eCommerce

Trekking to Choquequirao, Peru’s remote Inca ruins

Halfway down the track, Nixon stops. He thwacks his machete into a stump to free his hands and reaches over a stone wall, groping for something in the vegetation beneath. A moment later he pulls up a clear plastic bag and hands it to me. It is full of human bones. “Incas.”<p>Since the Spanish never …

Slack is now the fastest-growing workplace software ever

And it has $120 million in new funding to push it forward<p>Slack has become a big enough deal that it almost makes you care about enterprise software. The company, which integrates a kind of sophisticated group chat with dozens of other software services that your company may already use, has spread …

Bitcoin wallet Xapo announces a global MasterCard debit card

Xapo today announced the upcoming release of a MasterCard debit card that ties into its Bitcoin wallet product.<p>Orders for the card start today and should begin shipping in about two months. Customers can order a free digital debit card for online purchases, but physical cards come with a small fee …

Privacy for anyone anywhere

Tails is a live operating system that you can start on almost any computer from a USB stick or a DVD.<p>It aims at preserving your <b>privacy</b> and <b>anonymity</b>, …

Privacy

Smartphone Controlled Miracle Machine Turns Water Into Wine (video)

If you enjoy a glass of wine and own a smartphone you might be interested in a new device called the Miracle Machine, which has been created to help …

Mother’s Heartwarming Photos of Sons with Farm Animals

Russian photographer and mother of two boys Elena Shumilova captures heartwarming images of her sons interacting with various animals on their farm, including dogs, rabbits, cats, and ducklings. She manages to transport the viewer into a fairy tale-like world with her photos of these little guys …

Farm Animals

Could a new generation of robot vacuums change cleaning?

Robot vacuum cleaners have been available to buy for more than 10 years but for many people household cleaning remains a manual job.<p>BBC Click's Lara Lewington looks at some of the latest generation of robotic vacuums to see if they could make cleaning less of a chore.<p><b>Watch more clips</b> on the Click …

Robotics

The Volkswagen XL1 Is The Most Efficient Car Ever

Drive more than 500 miles on two gallons of fuel<p>For years, automakers have worked to push fuel economy beyond 100 miles per gallon. Reaching that mark typically meant three things: cutting weight, maximizing aerodynamics, and improving powertrain efficiency. In 1999, Volkswagen engineers got close …

Fuel Efficiency

Best apps and sites to plan, record and share your trips

Dreaming up a trip is the easiest part of every journey. All you need is a working imagination. The other bits before you go? Not so easy, or so much fun. You’ve got to book tickets, worry about accommodation, work out budgets, apply for visas…then you’ve got to plan your itinerary. And what about …

Apps

Patently Great: the cat's eye system that warns of oncoming vehicles

A new kind of cat's eye that warns of oncoming vehicles, a rucksack that turns into an inflatable tent, and a device to nag you in the car all feature in our regular look at new patents emerging from the world of invention<p><b>The eyes have it ...</b><p>The reflective markers that are used in the centre of …

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet For Selling Anything

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>James Altucher is an investor, programmer, author, and several-times entrepreneur. His latest book is “Choose Yourself!”</i> <i>(foreword by Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter). Follow James on Twitter @jaltucher.</i><p>I’ve never read a book on sales. They seemed corny. Like many people, I always looked …

Plugaway Affordable Smart Home Automation Using Your Smartphone (video)

Home automation is becoming easier and easier thanks to advances in technology and more powerful mobile phones. John Storm from Torrap now wants to …

Gear & Gadgets

NINJA SPHERE: Next Generation Control of Your Environment

Your Ninja Sphere learns about you, and your environment. It uses data from sensors and actuators to build a model that can inform you if something …

PowerUp 3.0 Smartphone Controlled Paper Airplane (video)

If you are looking a a unique gift you might be interested in this awesome and innovative smartphone controlled paper airplane called the PowerUp …

Gear & Gadgets

Knock Yourself Out @SS-hole

TEEN GETS SHOT PLAYING KNOCKOUT GAME.<br>WATCH THIS VIDEO FIRST. (Graphic)<p><b>DISCLAIMER: I need to be careful not to fly off on one of my tangents. There’s</b> …

The first round-the-world motorbike journey

I stood in the American National Motorcycle Museum, my arms full of boots and my mind full of wonder.<p>In front of me was a 1912 Henderson, the only surviving example of the machine on which Carl Stearns Clancy rode around the world 100 years ago. It was then called the “longest, most difficult and …

Roads

Orbitsound SB60 Airsound Base review

Modern day televisions are getting thinner and thinner. And so, therefore, is their inherent sound quality. That’s an issue that the Orbitsound SB60 …

Switched On: If it ain't broke, fix it

<i>Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology.</i><p>In a Microsoft strategy that embraces contradiction -- licensing software while trying to build its own devices -- it is unsurprising that goals for the Surface support competing priorities. On one hand, it is a …

New Star Wars Trailer Created From Star Wars Bloopers Footage (video)

Star Wars fans are sure to enjoy newly created Star Wars trailer which has been created using Star Wars blooper footage to create a new and original …

Star Wars

Martin Lewis: What I earned from peer-to-peer savings

A new breed of website make bold claims on income. The founder of Moneysavingexpert reveals the returns he made from peer-to-peer lending/saving.<p>Six per cent interest is enough to put a rosy glow into the cheeks of any depressed saver. Yet many worry that peer-to-peer lending websites such as Zopa, …

Think You Can Live Offline Without Being Tracked? Here’s What It Takes

We asked the most privacy-aware people we could find what it would take to go off the radar. Hint: You’re going to need to do more than throw away your laptop.<p>Nico Sell, the cofounder of a secure communication app called Wickr, has appeared on television twice. Both times, she wore sunglasses to …

In the future when you commit a crime, the thing that will hunt you down

Q: What runs like a horse but sounds like a jet ski? A: Wild Cat, a prototype four-legged robot from Boston Dynamics which can already run fast (16 …

Binatone's Brick phone was acceptable in the '80s (hands-on)

<i>"If you're an '80s guy like me, then you know it's important to be a shark. That means getting up, choking down a double espresso and listening to Huey Lewis. Then it's time to hit the trading floor and make a cool hundred mil or something before dinner. Lunch? Lunch is for wimps. Talking about</i> …

Rimac unveils greyp G12 electric bike with 75 mile range, 40mph top speed

Rimac's Concept One has been something of an enigma, but there's no doubting that the EV maker has just taken the veil off its latest product -- the greyp G12 electric bike. If you're not sure if looks like a motorbike, or regular bicycle, that's okay, because Rimac claims it's both. It can do …

The Terrifying Search Engine That Finds Internet-Connected Cameras, Traffic Lights, Medical Devices, Baby Monitors And Power Plants

Marc Gilbert got a horrible surprise from a stranger on his 34th birthday in August. After the celebration had died down, the Houston resident heard an unfamiliar voice coming from his daughter’s room; the person was telling his sleeping 2-year-old, “Wake up, you little slut.” When Gilbert rushed …

Economic Inequality is Real, Personal, Expensive, and it was Created. We'll show you how.

The Economic Policy Institute<p>The Economic Policy Institute (EPI), a non-profit, non-partisan think tank, was created in 1986 to broaden discussions …

Economics

How the other half fly (to New York)

No tiresome queues, soggy sandwiches … what is it like to part of the A-list? Eva Wiseman reports from a luxury flight to New York (via Shannon)<p>What money does, I learned at a reasonable hour in a well-lit airport, isn't make you happier, or more attractive, or a better person, necessarily. What it …