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eBay announces MVNO partnership to pair wireless plans as low as $5 w/ smartphone purchases
eBay is one of the most popular platforms for reselling smartphones, and the company today announced a new partnership with Red Pocket Mobile. Through this partnership, customers will be able to buy a lower-priced wireless plan in conjunction with their smartphone purchase.
Ebay Stories April 19, 2018
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eBay uses ARCore to help better package products you sell
Augmented reality has been used in a lot of unique ways, and now eBay is jumping on board with a brand new feature. Using Google’s ARCore on Android, the company is making it easier for users to better package the items they sell.
Ebay Stories December 1, 2017
Ebay Stories March 27, 2017
eBay’s latest mobile update makes it even easier to create listings, coming to Android first
eBay is the go-to place for buying and selling millions of items online, and according to the company’s estimates, millions of those listings are touched by mobile users, making eBay’s mobile apps a key area of focus. Today, eBay has announced a new update for its mobile applications on Android and iOS that make the selling process even easier.
Ebay Stories November 14, 2016
Ebay Stories August 8, 2016
After releasing major updates to its apps on both Android and iOS back in May, eBay has just updated its apps yet again to introduce even more useful features. For Android users, this latest update brings along support for eBay’s new “One-Time Password” login method and also a full Android Wear application…
Ebay Stories July 1, 2016
eBay launches AMP support for its mobile browsing experience
eBay has announced today that the AMP version of its mobile online shopping experience has gone live, with about 8 million “browse nodes” currently available to view in AMP form.
Ebay Stories May 3, 2016
Deal: Unlocked AT&T BlackBerry PRIV down to $389 (Reg. $649)
Months after its launch, the BlackBerry PRIV has finally seen its first decent price cut. While ShopBlackBerry — the manufacturer’s official online store — cut the price to $649 a few weeks ago, one trusted eBay seller is now offering the device for under $400.
Ebay Stories May 2, 2016
eBay has begun rolling out major UI and overall app improvements to its mobile applications today. Most notable will be both iOS and Android apps seeing a redesign of the main navigation menu. Previous versions of both mobile apps utilized a custom navigation menu: a mix between a top navigation bar and hamburger menu. The app update rolling out from today utilizes standard UI navigation elements for both iOS and Android. Android will be seeing the update released today, and the iOS update will be available in the coming days.
Ebay Stories March 19, 2016
Update: It appears Google has shut down the eBay listing.
Earlier this year, we told you across several exclusive reports that second-generation Glass hardware was in development, namely a variant of the device reworked with the enterprise in mind. Now, a couple months after getting our first look at FCC images of the device and later an official Google patent, we now have our first look at a unit in the wild via a new eBay listing…
Ebay Stories January 9, 2016
FitBit’s Charge HR fitness tracker available for just $110 shipped (Reg. $150)
FitBit’s Charge HR fitness tracker has become one of the most popular of the company’s offerings in recent months, and now it’s back at just $110 shipped via eBay seller BuyDig (which has 99% positive ratings). That’s $40 off the retail price, and the lowest price we’ve seen…
Ebay Stories December 4, 2015
Lenovo IdeaPad N20p Touchscreen Chromebook is down to $170 today
While the door-busting Black Friday weekend deals are long gone, there are still some great discounts out there for holiday shoppers. One of today’s featured tech deals on eBay is a heavily discounted Lenovo IdeaPad N20p Chromebook. The Chrome OS-based laptop normally retails at around $300, and is currently available for just $170 in limited quantity. As a reference, the same Chromebook is priced at $290 on Amazon, where even used models are more expensive than the eBay deal.
Spec-wise, the Lenovo IdeaPad N20p is respectable. It has an 11.6-inch 1366 x 768 resolution, 10-point multitouch display which can swivel around 300. Inside, there’s a 2.16GHz quad-core Intel Celeron processor, 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage. It has a plethora of I/O ports too; there’s a USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 port, SD card slot, mini HDMI out, 3.5mm jack and the necessary power input. It also has built-in stereo speakers, Bluetooth 4.0 and Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac. Not a bad spec-list for a device that costs less than $200.
If the Lenovo IdeaPad doesn’t take your fancy (even at this price), and you’re hunting for a Chromebook this holiday season, we’ve compiled a list of what we think are the best Chromebooks for any budget.
Ebay Stories November 13, 2015
Deal: Unlocked Samsung Galaxy Note 5 available for $550
The holiday shopping season is so close to kicking off, you can almost feel it. Those of you looking to snag a top flagship Android smartphone at a discounted price should look no further than the Samsung Galaxy Note 5. It’s undoubtedly one of this year’s best phones, and comes with a bunch of market-leading features and specifications. Up until now though, you could only get one by coughing up close to $800.
A retailer on eBay is currently offering the high-end phablet for just $550 with the option to spread payments over six months. The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 on sale from experienced seller, Breed, comes in brand new condition in the official Samsung retail packaging and is carrier unlocked. It has 32GB built-in storage and is compatible with AT&T and T-Mobile’s LTE network, with support for bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20 and 26.
As a reminder, the Note 5 packs in a Quad HD resolution 5.7-inch display, a fantastic 16MP camera on the back and 4GB RAM inside paired with a powerful octa-core Exynos processor. It’s powered by a 3,000mAh battery, and is compatible with fast-charging technologies through wireless and traditional plug-in charging methods.
If you want to take advantage of the deal, head on over to the eBay page and snag one, before the ‘limited quantity’ is depleted and none are left. At time of writing, more than 240 have been sold, and we don’t know how many are left.
Ebay Stories October 30, 2015
9to5Toys Lunch Break: LG G4 Stylus (unlocked) $235, ZTE Axon Pro (unlocked) $320, more
Today’s can’t miss deals:
LG G4 Stylus brand new 8GB (unlocked): $235 shipped (Reg. $800) | eBay
ZTE Axon Pro factory unlocked in Phthalo Blue: $320 shipped (Reg. $400) | Amazon
New LG/Google Nexus 5 (unlocked): $175 shipped (Reg. $400) | eBay
LG G Watch Android Wear refurb: $60 shipped (Reg. $200) | BuyDig
Dell Venue 8 7000 Series 8.4″ Intel Atom 16GB Black: $280 shipped (Reg. $400) | eBay
Giveaway: Polk Audio’s Omni Whole Home Music System – Soundbar w/ subwoofer and S2 Speaker ($880 value)
More new gear from today:
Headphones: Audio-Technica Over-Ears $100 (Orig. $250), URGE Basics Bluetooth Earbuds $9 (Reg. $19), more
- USB Power: Anker 400A Car Jump Starter and Power Bank $57, 10,400mAh Power bank $13, more
- Daily Deals: LG Nexus 5 16GB Factory Unlocked 4G LTE $175, Logitech Mouse $22, more
- Games/Apps: GOW Xbox One w/ GTA V & Forza 2 $349, Splatoon $45, freebies, more
- The classic shoot’em up arcade game Bug Princess goes free on iOS for the very first time (Reg. $5)
- Apple 21-inch iMac (newest version) 1.6GHz/8GB/1TB: $950 shipped (Reg. $1,099)
- 12-inch MacBook w/ Retina display 1.1GHz/8GB/256GB: $1,099 shipped (Reg. $1,299)
- 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro (newest) 2.7GHz/8GB/256GB: $1,280 shipped (Reg. $1,499)
- iPhone 6s/Plus accessories: ULAK cases from $3, Griffin and Case-Mate 20% off, more
- Aukey Magnetic Cradle-less Car Air Vent Mount $4.50 Prime shipped (Reg. $7)
- PSA: Best Buy and others launch new Apple TV pre-orders, offer potential savings
- The best accessories for the new Apple TV: MFi game controllers, keyboards, cables, more
- Target ad leak reveals planned Apple Watch discount for iPhone purchasers
More deals still alive:
Logitech K480 Multi-Device Bluetooth Keyboard (refurb) $20 shipped (Orig. $50)
- Power Bank Deals: Aukey 20,000mAh Dual USB $22 Prime shipped (Reg. $30), more
- HDTVs: LG 49-inch 60Hz 1080p $370 (Orig. $600), RCA 55-inch 120Hz 1080p $440 (Orig. $800)
- Freebies: Android Mobile Hacker Bundle + EDGE Extended iOS game + Social Media Marketing eBook + More!
- Adobe Photoshop Elements 14 (Mac/PC) is on sale for Prime members: $40 shipped (Reg. $70+)
- AirPrint Laser Printers: Samsung $55 (Orig. $160)
- Amazon offers over $70 worth of Android apps for free
- Monoprice 15% off sitewide: MFi certified Lightning cables as low as $4, more
- Freebies: NBA League Pass + Supergirl TV episode + Toca Life: Town for iOS + More!
- Free Xbox Live Gold Games for November: Pneuma Breath of Life, Dungeon Siege III, more
- WD Elements 2TB Portable Hard Drive: $66 shipped (Reg. $80)
- Leaf RSS News Reader for Mac drops to $1 (Reg. $8)
- OLALA 6,000mAh Power Bank w/ MFi Lightning Cable $24 Prime shipped (Reg. $30)
- One year Sam’s Club membership + food coupons: $25 w/ email delivery (Reg. $45+)
- 9to5Toys Specials: MiFi 500 plus 1 year of LTE $149.99, more
- Fashion: Gap Fall Sale up to 75% off + extra 40% – 1969 Jeans from $10, more
- Fitbit Charge HR Activity Tracker $115 shipped (Reg. $150), Fitbit Surge $195 (Reg. $245)
- GoPro HERO4 Session Action Camera: $249 shipped (Orig. $400)
- ChugPlug External Battery Pack for MacBook Air and MacBook Pro $40 shipped (Orig. $130)
- Gift Cards up 20% off: JCPenney, Sports Authority, more
- Fashion – extra 20% off fall athletic/outdoor shoes: Caterpillar boots $52, more
- Protect your new iPad mini 4 with this folio smart case: $3 Prime shipped (Reg. $10)
- proXPN VPN: Premium Lifetime Subscription for $39 ($375 value)
- App Store Free App of the Week: rop mind-bending puzzle game ($1 value)
- A Dark Room — the best-selling iPhone/iPad RPG is now available for free (Reg. $1)
New products & more:
GE’s new smart LED lightbulbs tell your brain when it’s time for bed
This life-size R2-D2 refrigerator carries your beer to you…for a price
- The Altwork Station cures the standing desk blues with its reclining design
- Can a $99 Windows PC that connects to your iPad be any good?
- Gibson’s Neat podcasting microphones mix fun and color
- Blue’s new Lola headphones drop some weight but keep the retro look
- Toys R Us Holiday Catalog Leak: Apple TV for $54 in-store, much more
- LEGO nailed the famous Ghostbusters Firehouse set
- The eora 3D scanner uses your iPhone to create 360-degree models of anything
- Belkin’s new lightweight QODE Ultimate Keyboard Case for iPad Air 2 is now available
- Dyson’s pricey 360 Eye robo-vac finally sees the light of day
- Use your smartphone as a controller for these AirConsole Mac/PC browser games
- Best Buy lands the first major blow in this year’s battle for holiday shoppers
- Dell Black Friday Ad Leak: Gears of War Xbox One w/ Fallout 4 + controller $300, more
- Amazon thinks leaving your house is over-rated, expands Prime free same-day delivery service
- Marvel’s limited edition Phase Two Blu-ray collection arrives just in time for the holidays
Ebay Stories October 22, 2015
With the holiday season looming, retailers and manufacturers are clamoring to sell as many products as they can. That means two things: There are new products on the market, and the older ones are being heavily discounted. Whether you’re looking to snag a great former-flagship for less than retail price, or pick an entry level phone as cheaply as possible, you’re not short of options. Our roundup of today’s best deals includes a twelve dollar smartphone and the LG G Flex 2 among others…
Ebay Stories October 7, 2015
Nexus 6 price drops further to $299, but not for long
With Google having recently announced the brand new LG and Huawei-made Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, it could be the perfect time to pick up last year’s “Pure Android” flagship. The Motorola Nexus 6 recently got dropped to just $349 on Amazon, but a third-party reseller on eBay has just undercut that price by a cool $50. You can buy last year’s stock Android flagship for just $299.
As far as specs go, the Nexus 6 still holds up really well. In fact, it’s still my daily driver. That’s mostly to do with how smoothly it runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow which I’ve been running since Dev Preview 2. It has a huge 5.9-inch QuadHD display, stereo front-facing speakers, 3220mAh battery with QuickCharge and Qi charging support along with Snapdragon’s powerful quad-core 805-series processor.
The eBay listing notes that quantities are limited, so if you’re wanting to snag the N6 as cheaply as possible, you should do so before inventory vanishes.
Ebay Stories September 8, 2015
eBay 4.0 arrives on Android, offers simplified selling and revamped UI
In celebration of its 20th birthday, eBay has launched a brand new mobile app with a new focus on selling and a more attractive and intuitive user interface. eBay describes the app as having a “more browsable design” with much easier access to features like top deals, promotions and events. What’s more, the seller dashboard has been refreshed to offer a more personalized look at how well you’re doing and give you relevant tools, tips and guides on how to improve.
Focused on creating more vibrancy in our marketplace, we’ve elevated selling within eBay 4.0, and have designed a more personalized experience based on a seller’s level and activity. The new app offers more information to help first-time and new sellers be successful, and a new dashboard for more regular sellers with at-a-glance activity updates. We are passionate about creating a great experience for our buyers and enabling the continued success for our sellers.
eBay 4.0 offers a new Activity feed giving consumers personalized updates on the objects and goods that are important to them. Alongside that is the new Shop tab, with a bespoke feed of items tailored for each individual user. eBay 4.0 will be available to download from the Google Play Store from today.
Ebay Stories August 11, 2015
9to5Toys Lunch Break: Xiaomi 16000mAh power bank $18, Android deals on eBay up to 50% off, more
Today’s can’t miss deals:
Xiaomi 16000mAh Portable External Battery: $18 shipped (Reg. $28) | eBay
Up to 50% off Android on eBay: LG G Pad V410 $90, Samsung Note Pro P905 32GB $400, more
Headphones: Powerbeats2: $110 (Reg. $200), JBL J56BT Bluetooth on-ears $42 (Reg. $60), more
Giveaway: Olio Model One Black Collection Connected Timepiece for iOS and Android ($795 value)
More new gear from today:
The best-selling Brother Monochrome Laser Printer is on sale for $43 shipped (Orig. $120), more
- Build the wildest NERF Blaster you can imagine with Amazon’s new N-Strike Modulus design tool
- Games/Apps: Zelda Majora’s Mask 3D $32, Toy Defense 4 & Stickman Tennis go free, more
- Daily Deals: Unitek PowerPort 21A 10-Port USB Charging Station $40, Epson Small-in-One Wireless Printer $50, more
- Pre-order the SKEYE mini drone with HD camera: $65 Shipped (Orig. $99, CA Tax Only)
- Email Archiver for $9.99 (50% off)
More deals still alive:
NomadPlus converts your iPhone USB wall charger into a 1800mAh power bank: $20 shipped (Orig. $40)
- Storage: WD Portable USB 3.0 HDD $50 (Orig. $100), Samsung 500GB 2.5″ Internal SSD $150 (Reg. $180+), more
- Spigen Rugged Armor Apple Watch Case & Night Stand: $22 Shipped (Orig. $35, CA Tax Only)
- AT&T offers new customers up to $500 in credits to switch to its wireless service plan
- The new Art of Lego Scale Modeling design book gives directions for custom projects: $22 Prime shipped (Reg. $30)
- VIZIO 49-inch 4K 120Hz Smart LED UHDTV $650 shipped (Reg. $770), more
- CyberPower 6-outlet + USB power bar $100 ($130 value), APC Back-UPS 8-outlet $100 (Reg. $130)
- Audio-Technica AT2020USB+ mic & CAD Acousti-Shield $159 shipped ($257 value)
- Bose SoundTrue On-Ear Headphones in black or white: $90 shipped (Reg. $120)
- Pay What You Want For The 10 App Mac Power User Bundle (Orig. $383)
- Back to school essentials you may have overlooked: Litographs tees, dorm decor, GE alarm kit, more
- 1byone Digital Indoor HDTV Antenna: $13 Shipped (Orig. $36, CA Tax Only)
- Amazon’s Kindle First delivers Prime members early access to books for free, see August’s picks
- Two Philips Hue connected light bulbs (multiple styles) for $100 shipped (~$120 value)
- Save 50% on the entire Infinity Blade Trilogy: $5 (Reg. $10)
- Aukey Tempered Glass Screen Protectors for iPhone 6/Plus from $2 Prime Shipped
- Readdle app sale 50% or more off: Scanner Pro 6, Printer Pro, Calendars 5, PDF Expert 5, more
- 802.11ac Routers: Linksys AC1200+ $87 (Orig. $130), TRENDnet AC1200 $20 shipped (Orig. $52)
- PreSonus Ceres 3.5-inch Powered Speakers w/ Bluetooth streaming $100 shipped (Reg. $230)
- Pre-pay for 3 months of Sling TV and receive a $50 Best Buy credit towards streaming devices
- Logitech $20 off $49: MX Master Wireless Mouse $80 shipped (Reg. $100), gaming accessories, more
- TP-LINK V2 N300 Powerline Adapter/Wireless Range Extender $25 Prime shipped (Orig. $60)
- TigerVPN Lite Lifetime Subscription: $29 (Orig. $790)
- Drive Genius 4 app for maintaining & repairing your Mac: $50 (Orig. $99)
- Complete this Chipotle trivia game & receive a buy one, get one free coupon
New products & more:
Solenica’s solar-powered Lucy lamp shines light into the dark spaces in your home
Thermos’ latest water bottle will nag you with iOS notifications to make sure you stay hydrated
- The new Graava action camera uses your heartbeat to capture the best moments and make a highlight reel
- The CydeKick uses renewable energy to charge your iPhone while you ride
- Blizzard brings the new World of Warcraft: Legion expansion & character class to Gamescom 2015
- DJI reveals a new Phantom 3 for beginner pilots loaded with specs
- Bang & Olufsen brings it all together with new whole home audio capabilities for existing products
- Review: Sony’s RX100 IV is the best compact photo/video camera that money can buy (Video)
- The Lexus Hoverboard is here: watch as it flies around a skatepark and over water
- Metal Gear Solid V The Phantom Pain gets brand new trailer & gameplay footage w/ commentary
- EA Gamescom 15: deep Need for Speed campaign mode, new Battlefront gameplay, more
- Microsoft announces new Halo 5 Limited EditionXbox One Console, DVR functionality, games and more
- Epson’s new EcoTank printers have enough ink for “two years” right out of the box
Ebay Stories August 5, 2015
OnePlus auctioning OnePlus 2 invites on eBay for charity
In a blog post this morning, OnePlus announced that it is auctioning off 100 OnePlus 2 invites on eBay with the proceeds going towards the UNICEF Tap Project. Fifty invites have already landed on OnePlus’ official eBay shop with the other fifty due to hit the store a little later.
All invites are for the 64GB Sandstone Black OnePlus 2 and the auctions work just like any regular eBay auction. Winning bidders will be sent the invites by email and once received, will be able to use those to immediately go and buy one the new OnePlus 2 handsets from the manufacturer’s store. All invites will be sent out on August 10th and unlike regular invites, winning bidders will have an entire month to purchase the phone. With the reservation list having already hit the 1 million mark, there will surely be a number of people clamoring to get an invite any way they can.
Part of this move was in order to combat the invites which would unofficially make their way to eBay. In the past, people have been selling their OnePlus invites online and pocketing the pure profit. With this strategy, OnePlus doesn’t just open up a more “official” way to buy invites, it’s also helping out an important cause.
UNICEF’s Tap Project was started to get clean, safe water to children in underprivileged areas and 100% of OnePlus’ eBay auction proceeds will go straight to the charity. If you’d like to, you can read more about the charity here. OnePlus Invite auctions on eBay last 5 days and — at time of writing — there are invites that have raised more than $500.
As promotional moves go, this is a hugely redeeming strategy from a company which has drawn so much negative attention over the past couple of years. Kudos, OnePlus.
Ebay Stories May 27, 2015
Speaking at the Code Conference in California, Google’s chief business officer Omid Kordestani confirmed that the company is in fact planning on adding a “buy” button to search results. This feature has been rumored for several months and is a way for Google to compete more seriously with the likes of Amazon and eBay.
Ebay Stories February 13, 2015
9to5Toys Last Call: Moto 360 w/ free $50 gift card, WD 2TB Portable HD $80, LG G Pad w/ LTE $110, more
Today’s can’t miss deals:
Motorola Moto 360 Smart Watch w/ free $50 best Buy gift card: $300 shipped ($350 value)
WD My Passport Ultra 2TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive $80 shipped (orig. $140)
LG G Pad V410 AT&T GSM Unlocked 7-Inch 4G LTE 16GB Tablet: $109.99 shipped (Reg. $300)
Samsung N9000 Galaxy Note 3 32 GB factory unlocked for GSM networks: $300 shipped (Reg. $500)
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 T337A Wi-Fi + 4G LTE 16GB AT&T GSM Unlocked: $240 shipped (Reg. $300)
Up to $140 worth of Android apps for free: OfficeSuite Pro, Cut the Rope, more
Valentine’s Day Roundup: ProFlowers 30% off, Gap/Timbuk2/J.Crew up to 40% off, more
More new gear from today:
- New! Canon Inkjet Printer + Photoshop Lightroom 5 $60 shipped (~$180 value)
- New! Daily Deals: Acer 3D Projector $500, WD Router: $25, more
- New! Sennheiser HD 518 over-ear headphones $65 shipped (Reg. $130)
- New! Games/Apps: Far Cry 4 $30, Star Command $1, iOS freebies, more
More deals still alive:
- Get a free Fire TV/Roku streaming stick when you sign up for Sling TV
- Canon EOS Rebel T3i DSLR (refurb) w/ 18-55mm Lens Kit $336 shipped (orig. $599)
- Home: Dyson DC34 hand vac $130 (Reg. up to $170), more
- 20% off new video games for 2 yrs w/ Best Buy Gamers Club Unlocked: $30 in-store
- Kinivo ZX100 Mini Portable Speaker (Grey-Blue): $13 Prime Shipped
- QNAP 4-Bay Cloud NAS w/ HDMI, AirPlay and PLEX $350 shipped (Reg. $500+)
- Fitbit Charge Heart Rate + Activity Wristband: $127 shipped (Reg. $150)
- Harman recertified sale: NI in-ears $15, SoundFly AirPlay speaker $45, more
- Gift Cards w/ email delivery 20% off: Fandango, Regal Theaters, AMC, Cold Stone Creamery
- Bose Acoustimass 6 Home 5.1 Entertainment Speaker System $400 shipped, more
- Download the first episode of Better Call Saul in HD for free
- Belkin Fusive slim portable Bluetooth speaker $54 shipped (Reg. $90)
- Jaybird Freedom Sprint Bluetooth Headphones $60 shipped (Reg. $100)
- Get 100GB of cloud storage at OneDrive for free
- USB Charging: Omaker 3-port car chargers from $8, 10-port USB 3.0 hub $24, more
- Home: Brentwood Kettle $19, kitchen items, more
- Bluetooth speakers: Bose SoundLink mini $159, Mini Boom $49, more
- Canon Printer w/ AirPrint + LR 5 or PS Elements $90 ($238 value)
- Seagate 5TB USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive: $130 shipped (orig. $250)
- Samsung 2.5″ Internal SSDs: 850 Pro 512GB $290, 850 EVO 500GB $200
- Adobe Creative Cloud (PS CC + Lightroom): $10/month w/$25 Amazon credit
- Amazon Kindle sale: Fire HD6 $94 (Reg. $99), Kindle reader $59 (Reg. $79), more
New products & more:
- The entire Star Wars saga is represented in LEGO’s upcoming releases, current sets now $8
- Gaming For Couples: Last-minute Valentine’s Day gifts for gamers
- Mitsubishi’s new iNSTICK cordless vacuum doubles as an air purifier
- Kitchen Tech: Vitamix and hand immersion blenders make silky soups, foamy drinks
- Anki announces its latest generation of iPhone connected racing with OVERDRIVE
- Nikon intros its first dedicated astrophotography DSLR alongside a slew of point-and-shoots
- Sling TV is now available with free 7-day trial, details on new channel availability
- Preorder Canon’s new Spring lineup of DSLRs and pocket cameras today
- The new HyperX Cloud II gaming headset with free 16GB USB flash drive
- ControlAir adds iTunes and Spotify gesture control to any Mac for free
Ebay Stories February 6, 2015
Deal Alert: HTC One (M8) w/ 32 GB flash storage, 4G LTE, GSM (factory unlocked) $300 shipped (Reg. $499)
HTC’s current flagship One M8 smartphone is currently available from qualitycellz via eBay Daily Deals at a new low, shipped for $299. These usually retail around $500 ($499 at Newegg) or more (around $700 for the Developer Edition on Amazon), so this deal is going to knock at least $200 off the standard price. The HTC One M8, as you may know, comes packed with a Snapdragon 800 processor, 4G LTE connectivity, 32 GB of flash storage, 2 GB of RAM, and a 5-inch Full HD display.
Ebay Stories September 11, 2014
If you’re eyeing a new smartphone and plan on unloading your old gear on eBay to finance your next purchase, you’ll be glad to know that the world famous e-commerce company has redesigned its Android app. Hopping on the Material Design bandwagon, version 2.7 ships with a simple, flat, sterile look that features larger photos and refined search results.
Ebay Stories July 22, 2014
The eBay-owned app RedLaser — available for quite some time now on mobile platforms — has today landed on Google Glass. Using the well-known “OK Glass” voice command, you can use RedLaser to quickly price check products you see on the shelf in front of you. But the app doesn’t stop there, letting you also find products that are physically within your vicinity.
Ebay Stories May 7, 2014
Following a proposal that many fear threatens net neutrality, a plethora of tech companies today have come together to support net neutrality in a letter to the Federal Communications Commission. The group is led by Google, Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft, Netflix, and Twitter, as well as many others.
The letter voices disapproval of a recent proposal that would allow people to pay more in order to gain a higher priority from their internet service provider. The letter focuses on keeping the internet open, and perhaps treated as a utility. The companies make the case that with this new paid prioritization proposition, ISPs would be discriminating both technically and financially against internet companies
Ebay Stories March 7, 2014
Ebay Stories May 8, 2013
After reports last year that Google Wallet’s co-founding engineer Rob von Behren had left the company to join competitor Square, Google today confirmed it has now lost another important employee related to its mobile payment efforts.
Google provided the following statement to VentureBeat, confirming that Osama Bedier, who was up until today chief of the company’s Google Wallet business, will be leaving the company “this year to pursue other opportunities.” Bedier joined Google back in 2011 after leaving eBay.
“We can confirm that Osama Bedier has decided to leave Google this year to pursue other opportunities,” said spokesman Nate Tyler. “He’s achieved a lot during his time here and we wish him all the best in his next endeavor. “
Google made a point of noting that it remains committed to making payments easier for users despite Bedier’s departure: expand full story
Ebay Stories February 25, 2013
Today only: Samsung’s 11.6-inch Chromebook (Wi-Fi) on sale for $239 + free shipping
Today only, eBay deals has the Wi-Fi variant of Samsung’s latest 11.6-inch Chromebook for the cheapest price we’ve seen at $239 + free shipping. We rarely see these Chromebooks go on sale, and, if you’re not going to pick up the new Chromebook Pixel, this is definitely the best value for your money in the Chromebook space.
Ebay Stories September 10, 2012
StubHub shows off 3D maps for mobile app and site, says open APIs coming soon
The 12-year-old online ticket reseller, bought by eBay in 2007, allows users to buy and sell tickets for sports, concerts, theatre, and other live entertainment events. It acquired Peekspy, which is a company that leverage’s Google Earth’s technology to create 3D products, in early 2012 for an undisclosed amount. Fanvenue, Peekspy’s website, further builds 3D interactive seating maps for venues and stadiums.
With Peekspy in its pocket for the last six months, StubHub is preparing to roll out 3D maps. The tech is for both online and mobile, but StubHub said it is working toward a consistent experience on both platforms. The first phase is onsite only, but upcoming rollouts will simultaneously land for both Stubhub.com and mobile.
StubHub Product Director Mats Nilsson announced at a media event in New York City recently that StubHub for Android would soon sport the tech, although an exact launch date has not been announced, so folks could find seats in a more easier and entertaining way. For instance: Users on either Android, iOS or Windows Phone will be able to hover over a desired seating section, tap to zoom, and then closely inspect desired seats, interior views, stage setup, bathroom locations, and more.
Only a few venues are now launch-ready for mobile apps, such as Yankee Stadium, but Nilsson said StubHub is diligently working with many arenas to get 3D maps into full swing. With that said, MLB stadiums are now live online as part of the “first phase” previously mentioned by StubHub.
In related news, StubHub CTO Raji Arasu revealed plans to completely open APIs in the coming months. The limited StubHub API already allows some partners, such as ESPN, to gain information and functionality, but the ticket reseller hopes full read-and-write access for all will further encourage development.
A gallery of StubHub 3D maps is below.
This article is cross-posted on 9to5Mac.
Ebay Stories July 25, 2012
The world must be ending—because Google, Facebook, Amazon, and eBay just united for a cause.
The Web’s leading giants apparently formed an “Internet Association” to lobby on Capitol Hill. The Washington Post first detailed the alliance, which former Congressional guru Michael Beckerman leads, while it further noted a full list of parties is not yet known. An anonymous source told the publication, however, that the above four companies are the most notable members.
Beckerman most recently served as deputy staff director to the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee, and he boasts more than 12 years in Washington under his belt.
“The Internet must have a voice in Washington,” explained Beckerman in a press release (PDF). The Internet Association, which officially launches in September, aims to act as the Web’s executive voice.
Google is already copiously betted in various lobbying issues. 9to5Google even reported earlier this week that the folks in Mountain View spent over $5 million lobbying in Q2 2012.
Ebay Stories July 23, 2012
Sony Ericsson LiveView wearable display for Android smartphones only $19.99 on eBay
Sure…the tech is a couple of years old, but the Sony Ericsson LiveView is now only $19.99 on eBay.
This remote, Bluetooth-enabled wearable display for Android smartphones once listed nearly five times the above amount, but folks can currently pick it up at a bargain price and have it shipped standard for free. The estimated delivery time is between July 25 and July 31, and the only payment form accepted is PayPal.
The product ships with a clip, wristband, microUSB charger with Intl adapter, and a U.S. power adapter.
Check out the deal below:
Ebay Stories June 19, 2012
Unlocked 16GB Samsung Galaxy S III hits eBay for $649.99, free shipping
The listing offers free standard shipping to the United States and Canada with a 30-day money back guarantee, and the top-rated seller has near-perfect feedback based on thousands of reviews. Hurry and purchase this off-contract device now, because the eBay page indicates “limited quantity available.” PayPal is the only form of payment accepted.
Ebay Stories April 11, 2012
Ready to get your hands on HTC’s latest offering? Well now is your chance, because eBay is offering a GSM unlocked version of the HTC One X for $629. The HTC One X was unveiled a few months back at MWC, and it features a quad-core 1.5GHz processor, Android 4.0, 8-megapixel camera, and 32GB of storage. Go ahead and check it out on eBay, and let us know if you made the purchase in the comments.
Ebay Stories May 31, 2011
If you want a solid, unlocked Android phone that is sure to get the latest updates, Ebay has a deal for you today. Heights Deals is offering a new in the box Nexus One with Radios for 3G on T-Mobile and EDGE on AT&T for just $260 without a plan and free shipping. The Nexus One was the original Google phone and is still among the first to get the latest builds from Google. This one comes with 4GB of internal storage (Expandable+32GB via MicroSD), 3.7-inch AMOLED display at 480x800px and a 5-megapixel camera.
Since it is new in the box, it comes with Android 2.1 but is immediately upgradable to Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread. expand full story