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Bioshock Big Daddy costume for sale on eBay

Bioshock Big Daddy costume for sale on eBay

Volpin Props' awesome Bioshock Big Daddy costume has been rocking around the internet for a while now, generally prompting whoops of admiration wherever it's spotted, and now - in an attempt to reclaim some workshop space - the whole thing is up on eBay.  Currently at $840 after 47 bids (and still yet to pass its reserve) the costume is roughly seven foot tall - depending on wearer - with a motorized drill arm and LED lighting.

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Barnes & Noble nook store availability limited; eBay prices doubling

Barnes & Noble nook store availability limited; eBay prices doubling

Hoping to pick up a Barnes and Noble nook in time for the holidays?  Don't count on it seems the message from B&N; not only have online preorders for the dual-display ebook reader sold out for December, pushing expected deliveries for orders placed now to January 4th, the company is now reducing its store roll-out.  According to B&N VP Mary Ellen Keating, only "a very limited supply, along with demo units, will be available in our highest-volume stores" as of December 7th.

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BlackBerry Pearl 9100 (aka Striker) appears on eBay?

BlackBerry Pearl 9100 (aka Striker) appears on eBay?

When we pondered out loud last Friday on when we might see the leaked BlackBerry Pearl 9100 (aka Striker) arrive on shelves, little did we know it would be quite so soon.  Of course, this isn't an official release from RIM, and stocks are severely limited: someone has supposedly gotten hold of an unlocked, unused Pearl 9100 and has put it up on eBay.  What's strange is that the seller doesn't appear to have any photos of the handset itself.

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eBay Officially Sells Skype to Investors

eBay Officially Sells Skype to Investors

Skype's definitely not been shy amongst the news sites lately, and it looks like the rumors of an impending sale came true today. eBay has officially sold Skype to an investor group, compromised of several governing bodies. And while many could have imagined that Skype was worth a pretty penny, the staggering number that the deal has valued the VoIP application at is amazing. And it looks like it's a win-win situation for everyone.

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Skype could shut down over licensing threat, claims eBay

Skype could shut down over licensing threat, claims eBay

Never one for understatement or avoiding mass-panic, eBay have thrown the legal cat among the VoIP pigeons by claiming it may have to shut down Skype.  The threat comes as Skype founders Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis - who sold Skype to eBay for $2.6bn back in 2005 - have revoked the licensing agreement for the core P2P software that the VoIP software relies on. 

eBay is apparently developing new P2P software so as to be free from licensing Zennstrom and Friis' company Joltid, but have warned that they may not be able to roll that out as soon as may be required.  In that case, Skype would have to be shut down, leaving 480 million registered users without VoIP service.

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Pink iPhone 3G on eBay sparks rumors: unlikely to be sign of things to come

Pink iPhone 3G on eBay sparks rumors: unlikely to be sign of things to come

You can tell it's a relatively slow news day, when a pink iPhone 3G on eBay causes so much drama.  The handset, which has a buy-it-now price of £400 ($582), is advertized as being possibly "the only pink iPhone 3G on the market", and together with the proximity to MacWorld has got several people foaming at the thought of a new color option.  Has Apple really taken a leaf out of the RAZR playbook?  It seems unlikely, with almost identical aftermarket replacement back plates - in not only pink but gold, red and other colors too - being available elsewhere on eBay.

 

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