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eBay tapped Apple’s iPhone AR tech for hands-free shopping

eBay tapped Apple’s iPhone AR tech for hands-free shopping

Today, eBay made an announcement most probably wouldn't expect: it's been working behind the scenes on AI-powered assistive technology. In a broad sense, the open-source HeadGaze project, as it's called, uses the front-facing camera on the iPhone X and 3D information from Apple ARKit to allow users to navigate apps by moving their head. eBay has also created an app called HeadSwipe using HeadGaze technology.

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OG iPhone prototype up for auction on eBay

OG iPhone prototype up for auction on eBay

Some fans would be willing to pay anything just to own a rare piece of history. That is exactly why there is no shortage of scams, which are only made so much easier thanks to the Internet. Now this new eBay auction may or may not be one but it definitely shows the extent some would go through just to get it. A seller with the handle 321dady is putting a prototype of the first-ever iPhone up for auction on eBay and it has just passed $31,000 as of this writing.

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eBay Apple Pay support arrives later this year

eBay Apple Pay support arrives later this year

Earlier this year, eBay announced plans to begin changing the way it handles payments on its marketplace. As part of this plan, it dropped PayPal as the primary payment processor for purchases and announced its intention to begin managing end-to-end payments itself. While it won't be ready to flip the switch on that initiative until later this year, we now know that eBay will begin supporting Apple Pay when it does.

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eBay summer deal offers TVs, wearables, cameras and more at $119

eBay summer deal offers TVs, wearables, cameras and more at $119

Summer means Internet retailer deals and eBay isn't going to be left out this year. Starting later this week, the company will launch a special promotion that offers 100 different items at the flat rate of $119 USD including shipping. That rate is a discount over the regular price for these items, which includes fitness trackers and smartwatches, televisions, digital cameras, and more.

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Have a physical copy for Fortnite? You could be in for a nice payday

Have a physical copy for Fortnite? You could be in for a nice payday

You probably don't need me to tell you that Fortnite is a sensation, as you probably already know plenty of people in your everyday life that love the game. Aside from that, Fortnite is routinely the top game on Twitch, and there have been plenty of reports that claim the game is pulling in an eye-watering amount of money each day. Want more proof that Fortnite is an ultra-successful video game? You need only have a look at eBay.

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Someone is selling 21,000 movies on eBay for $1 million

Someone is selling 21,000 movies on eBay for $1 million

Over the years, many people have decided to digitize their physical disc collection, selling off the discs and enjoying the free space that results. Personal movie collections, as with personal libraries, can grow large, sometimes reaching hundreds of units in size. One eBay seller has blown most of those personal movie libraries out of the water and is attempting to sell more than 18,000 discs on the auction website for $1 million.

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eBay iOS app adds barcode scanner to simplify listing creation

eBay iOS app adds barcode scanner to simplify listing creation

Listing content on eBay is a tedious process that, at minimum, requires the user to select a bunch of items from drop-down menus. Here to simplify things is an update for the service's iOS app that adds a barcode scanner. With this feature, the user can scan the barcode on the product they want to list and the platform will take care of the rest.

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Switch, PS4 Pro, Xbox One X get sweet deals in one-day eBay promo

Switch, PS4 Pro, Xbox One X get sweet deals in one-day eBay promo

No matter which platform you choose, gaming can be an expensive hobby. The cost of getting a new console can be pretty significant, especially in the early part of the year when the holiday shopping season has ended. If you find yourself wanting a new console but are dismayed by the lack of sales, then eBay has a new promotion you're going to want to check out.

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eBay Under $10 category takes on Amazon and Wish

eBay Under $10 category takes on Amazon and Wish

Wish.com, purveyor of steeply discounted items of mostly the junk and trinket variety, has proven immensely popular with online shoppers in search of cheap goods. That popularity seemingly spurred Amazon to action; the company recently introduced a "$10 and Under" category to simplify finding inexpensive items across many categories. Taking a page out of both companies' books is eBay, which has just announced the launch of a new "Under $10" category.

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Bitcoin aims for eBay and Wikipedia

Bitcoin aims for eBay and Wikipedia

News of eBay's switch from Paypal sent both stocks reeling at the tail end of January 2018 - now there's word that eBay's new partner might be their key to Bitcoin. The auction site teamed up with payment service Adyen, replacing for the first time their primary payment company since Paypal was acquired in 2002. Adyen, in turn, at one point partnered with BitPay to accept cryptocurrency payments.

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This Nintendo Switch deal kickstarts your game collection

This Nintendo Switch deal kickstarts your game collection

Generally speaking, you're probably not going to see official discounts on the Switch coming from Nintendo. It's still far too early in the Switch's life cycle for Nintendo to want to put the Switch on sale, but that doesn't mean individual retailers can't drop the price on the console every once in a while. Today, we're seeing Newegg do just that.

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eBay drops PayPal as its primary payment processor

eBay drops PayPal as its primary payment processor

In a surprise announcement, eBay has revealed that it will be ditching PayPal as its primary payment processor. The company says it will be intermediating payments on the Marketplace platform, a move that will improve the experience for both sellers and buyers. As part of this, eBay has partnered with payment processor Adyen, though the transition won't be a fast one.

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