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EBay Now beta service offers $5 same-day delivery from local stores

EBay Now beta service offers $5 same-day delivery from local stores

A new service has turned up on eBay that is in beta form and only available for a very limited number of users in San Francisco. The new service is called eBay Now, and it is an iOS app that allows users to shop for products from local stores with cheap same-day delivery. Anyone can sign up to enter the beta, but eBay has to send out the link to the users selected to download the app.

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Legend of Zelda prototype cartridge comes with hefty price tag

Legend of Zelda prototype cartridge comes with hefty price tag

We all know about the ultra-rare and super-valuable Nintendo World Championship cartridges that pop up from time-to-time, but this prototype cartridge for The Legend of Zelda you see pictured below has a price tag that will make even the serious game collector cringe. Currently available on eBay, the cartridge comes with a Buy It Now price of $150,000.00. To be fair, seller tjcurtin1 is also including a factory sealed and graded copy of The Legend of Zelda, but the main star of this listing is clearly the yellow prototype cartridge.

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Google, Amazon, eBay, Facebook form The Internet Association

Google, Amazon, eBay, Facebook form The Internet Association

2012 has been a year filled with stories about Washington trying to regulate the Internet, and now it seems that some of the web's biggest faces are coming together to do something about it. Google, Facebook, Amazon, and eBay have joined forces to form a new Washington lobbying group called the Internet Association, which aims to "advance public policy solutions that strengthen and protect an open, innovative and free Internet." The group will be led by former Deputy Staff Director to the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee Michael Beckerman.

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Seattle hacker held for massive retail cyberattack

Seattle hacker held for massive retail cyberattack

This week a Russian native hacker was arrested in Cyprus, Seattle in the USA for relatively gigantic attacks on retail outlets back in 2008. Dmitry Olegovick Zubakha, 25, of Moscow was previously held by a Seattle grand jury for conspiracy to intentionally cause damage without authorization to a protected computer as well as unlawful possession of "at least" 15 unauthorized access devices. The attacks being publicized this week took place in 2008 and associated the hacker with illegal activities involving Amazon.com, ebay.com, and Priceline.com over a period of several months.

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3D printer used to create keys for opening handcuffs

3D printer used to create keys for opening handcuffs

3D printers have been able to print some pretty incredible things for us, and now someone has successfully used one to produce replica keys for opening high-end handcuffs. Demonstrated at a Hackers on Planet Earth conference last week, cheap plastic keys produced with a 3D printer and laser cutter were able to open handcuffs to German maker Bonowi and British maker Chubb, both of which limit the distribution of keys to law enforcement agencies.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: July 9, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: July 9, 2012

Happy Monday, everyone. We're all fully rested and recovered after a crazy mid-week holiday and ensuing weekend. But now that everyone's bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, let's get down to business - AT&T 4G LTE hits 74 US markets in newest expansion. Mobile broadband not your speed? Then how about this - Fujitsu announces stylistic Q702 and Lifebook T902 laptops. And, if you think you're getting old, check this out - Study reveals space travel may slow aging process.

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Massive video game collection nets $1.2 million on eBay

Massive video game collection nets $1.2 million on eBay

To most of us, having a ridiculously large video game collection that spans multiple console generations is merely a pipe dream. For one eBay user, not only did that dream became a reality, but it's now become a source of financial security, as a significant portion of his huge video game collection recently sold for more than $1.2 million on eBay.

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iPad prototype sells for $10,200

iPad prototype sells for $10,200

Remember that iPad prototype from yesterday? It popped up on eBay showing one of the original iPads that Apple developed with two 30-pin connector docks, one in landscape, and one in portrait mode. The listing attracted a fair bit of attention, but the auction is finally over. In the end, the winner of the auction got to take away a little piece of history for the low, low price of $10,200.

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iPad prototype appears on eBay with dual 30-pins

iPad prototype appears on eBay with dual 30-pins

Your one and only chance to own an official landscape-oriented iPad may be here, ladies and gentlemen, ad an eBay seller has one that they want to unload on you. The auction appeared in the last 24 hours with not one, but two 30-pin dock connectors, one in the normal position, the other on the long end of the tablet. This device seems to confirm the validity of the original dual-port iPad cases that popped up before the original iPad was released in 2010.

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eBay quarterly earnings see PayPal exploding

eBay quarterly earnings see PayPal exploding

There's no denying that eBay has been a force to be reckoned with in the online auction space here on the web for quite a few years - and today's earnings report supports that claim with a fury. That fury, on the other hand, is really based quite a bit on the power of PayPal, the online payment system acquired by eBay when it was clear that they were made for one another. As eBay grows, so too does PayPal - but the overall growth of the two looks just a bit sheepish compared to the growth of just PayPal alone.

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