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7-year-old boy wins eBay auction for Harrier jet, dad not happy

7-year-old boy wins eBay auction for Harrier jet, dad not happy

When I was a kid the coolest jet to me was the Harrier. It wasn’t the fastest jet or the best looking, but the thing was able to take off and land vertically so I could have one in my back yard. Apparently a 7-year-old boy from London though the same thing.

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Apple Loses Top UI Designer to PayPal

Apple Loses Top UI Designer to PayPal

Sarah Brody is leaving Apple for eBay-owned PayPal to help improve user experience and make its payment platform easier to use. The hire of one of Apple’s leading UI designers is a big catch for PayPal.

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Banksy’s True Identity Listed on eBay, Subsequently Pulled

Banksy’s True Identity Listed on eBay, Subsequently Pulled

Banksy is a British artist that has recently grown in fame due to some controversial, however well-done short films. The unknown individual, who has kept a secret identity despite his growing fame, is perhaps best known for his spoof on the popular cartoon, The Simpsons. Banksy created a new opening sequence back in October, 2010, that seems to start off normal enough, but then towards the middle gets a bit more "interesting." In an odd turn of events, an eBay seller has put up the "true identity" of Banksy on the popular bidding website, offering the name up for quite a bit of money.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: December 29 2010

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: December 29 2010

Take a peek at a prediction column by Chris Davies: 2011: The Year of Pentaband? Glance in awe as Paul Allen sues Apple, Google, YouTube, Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, eBay, Netflix, OfficeMax, and Staples, all at once. Giggle to yourself as you see France enact a tablet tax which exempts only Windows devices. Scratch your head as Verizon plans to focus on Android, not a new iPhone, at CES. Dance with glee as Sony Ericsson's 1GHz XPeria Mini Pro's replacement leaks with stats! Wonder at Rovios elite strategy as ad consistency, location, method changes for Angry Birds on Android devices. All this and MORE on SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up!

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Paul Allen patent suit refiled: App Store, iTunes, Gmail & more all cited

Paul Allen patent suit refiled: App Store, iTunes, Gmail & more all cited

As expected, Paul Allen and his legal team have resubmitted a revised legal suit in its broad-ranging patent infringement case, after a judge threw the previous version out of court for being insufficiently detailed. Allen claims Apple, Google, YouTube, Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, eBay, Netflix, OfficeMax and Staples all impinge on patented tech developed at short-lived investment Interval Research Corp.; the new submission details specific products and services each defendant offers that the lawyers believe impinges on the patents. In Apple's case, that includes item-comparison functionality in iTunes, Apple TV, the App Store and the Dashboard.

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Apple Macintosh Portable prototype sneaks onto ebay

Apple Macintosh Portable prototype sneaks onto ebay

An ebay listing for a prototype of Apple original Macintosh Portable has been spotted, with the rare unit yet to see a single bid. Marked as a demonstration machine, the unit has at least one obvious difference from the 1989 commercial version, with its trackball shifted to the left of the keyboard.

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Palm Pre 2 for Verizon Shown Off in eBay Auction, Subsequently Pulled

Palm Pre 2 for Verizon Shown Off in eBay Auction, Subsequently Pulled

While the Palm Pre 2 may be making the rounds over in some European countries right now, as well as in GSM form, and unlocked here in the States, there are several fans of the new device, and primarily webOS 2.0, that are (trying to) wait patiently for the device to land on Verizon. While the device has yet to receive an official release date, or even be shown off yet with Verizon branding, there's no doubt that there's at least a few devices running around on the Verizon network. And sure enough, someone with one of those devices put it up on eBay, where you could have been the lucky buyer. Until the auction got pulled.

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Good-Game-Media eBay Auction for Replica Emile Helmet from Halo: Reach Ends Tonight

Good-Game-Media eBay Auction for Replica Emile Helmet from Halo: Reach Ends Tonight

Bidding on things from eBay is a daily occurrence for some people out there. The thrill of winning, or losing, and sometimes even getting something pretty cool out of it, too, is all reason enough to keep trying your luck in the global auction. In this case, you could start bidding on a replica helmet from Halo: Reach, worn by the knife-wielding character Emile.

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eBay adds QR Code scanning to RedLaser Barcode-Scanning iPhone App

eBay adds QR Code scanning to RedLaser Barcode-Scanning iPhone App

eBay has announced a new addition to its RedLaser Barcode-Scanning app for the iPhone that gives the app a really cool new feature. The App can now scan QR Codes and get information on the product from eBay listings. QR codes are quick response codes that can direct buyers to information on an offering.

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Buy your own NASA space glove wearing robotic hand on eBay

Buy your own NASA space glove wearing robotic hand on eBay

Something about this robotic hand is creepy to me. It reminds me of that severed appendage that crawled around trying to strangle Michael Cain in the old horror flick "The Hand." Creepy or not this is a piece of robotics history called the Omni-Hand I and was the first motorized dexterous robot hand.

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Pre-release Nokia N8 sells on eBay for just £310

Pre-release Nokia N8 sells on eBay for just £310

Silly us; here we were waiting for Nokia's official launch of the N8, and all we needed to do was head over to eBay.  A supposedly "brand new & boxed" N8 has just sold on the online auction site for a measly £310 - that's £119 less than the unlocked, SIM-free model is going for on Nokia's own preorder page - meaning someone will get their hands on the smartphone potentially weeks ahead of everybody else.

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Paul Allen Sues Google and Apple, Other High-Profile Companies

Paul Allen Sues Google and Apple, Other High-Profile Companies

When it comes to patents, making sure that yours are kept up to date, and that other companies aren't using the same technology that you incorporated in them is a prime directive. Even patents that aren't necessarily as high-profile as some others, they still need to be defended. And that's exactly what Paul Allen, Microsoft co-founder, is doing. In a new report that came to the surface today, it looks like Allen is suing Google, Apple, and a slew of other high-profile companies in a patent dispute.

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