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Pro Tip: Don't Sell Military Spy Drones on eBay

The Raven, a U.S.-built spy drone, is little more than a glorified model airplane with a camera. It has a range of just over six miles, has to be launched by hand (i.e., firing up the engine and throwing it into the air), and has no capacity to carry weapons of any kind. Still, it's military equipment, and thus subject to the Arms Export Control Act. A Philippine man named Henson Chua...

Oodle Says Craigslist Is a 'Cesspool of Crime,' Craigslist Explains What Oodle Is

There's a nasty war of words brewing between Craigslist and Oodle, a rival classified ads site. Yesterday, Oodle posted a report claiming that last year, 330 crimes (including 43 violent crimes) were connected to Craigslist, which the company described as a "cesspool of crime." The report, which Oodle put together with research firm AIM Group, also featured an infographic titled 'Mayhem on...

Designer Derek Lam Crowd-Sources Summer Collection on eBay

Derek Lam's Fashion Week shows are always attended by the style elite. This season, Anna Wintour sat front row, near Joe Zee and Derek Blasberg, and, last season, Leighton Meester and Rachel Zoe watched the presentation. Throughout the years, Lam has become a hallowed part of New York fashion, like Donna Karan or Ralph Lauren. But for a part of his Spring '11 collection, Lam has decided to opt...

7-Year-Old Almost Buys Harrier Jet on eBay for $113K

Share A 7-year-old boy from London almost had himself a real life Harrier Jet after clicking 'Buy it Now' on an eBay listing. The British-built jet capable of vertical take-offs was restored and being sold by Jet Art Aviation not as an auction, but as an instant purchase for £69,999 (around $113,000). Thankfully, the boy's father quickly caught the error and called the sellers to apologize...

The Web's Biggest Scams: From 419 to the Hitman

Share The Web is awash with bad seeds who want your money, your data and your sweet, sweet identity. We don't want to scare you -- since these people are the exception, not the rule -- but they are out there. Crafty buggers who prey on trust and carelessness, scammers are not only persistent social engineers, but also skilled hackers who take over Facebook accounts, break into bank databases and...

Craigslist Removes Ads for Caffeinated Booze Four Loko

Here in New York, Four Loko has become a hot commodity. The highly caffeinated and alcoholic malt beverage has been the target of nationwide concern, but, in New York, the sale of the drink has been banned by the state Liquor Authority. With Four Loko recently banished from store shelves, some enterprising individuals took to Craigslist to sell the booze-laden energy drink on the black market....

Palin-Signed Xbox Will Sell for $1.1M on eBay, Confused Canadian Hopes

We Americans are labeled with several stereotypes. Such confused foreigners interchangeably think that we are are all extravagantly wealthy, Tea Party supporters, or incredibly dumb. But rarely does a citizen of the world believe as fully in all of those things as does David Morrill, who hopes to sell a Sarah Palin-autographed Xbox 360 for $1.1 million on eBay. Sure, he hasn't found a buyer in...

Amphibious HydroCar Listed on eBay for $777,000

Gearheads with cash to burn might want to bid on this amphibious, 762-horsepower HydroCar, which is currently listed for $777,000 on eBay. Rick Dobbertin spent nine years and more than 18,000 hours personally building the HydroCar, which can go from driving on land to floating on water by lowering and extending a pair of giant pontoons. Despite all that work, Dobbertin never could figure out how...

Shopping Tips: Know What You Want, Know How To Get It

Finally flexing your shopping chops, huh? Thinking you can score some sweet deals on your Web jaunts? Now that you are up to date on your favorite stores and have your phone loaded with shop-happy apps, you think you are invincible, right? Wrong. You are still babes in the woods. Luckily, we are here, ready to save you from your retail-reject past....

Shopping Tips: Keep Your Apps (and Deals) Super Fresh

Ah, our shopping Padawans. Yesterday, we got you on , but today, we are going to teach you to be savvy shoppers on-the-go. Most mass retailers have dedicated apps, but if you had an app for every store you've ever shopped, your phone would be groaning under its own consumerist weight. So, for today, we've listed our five best shopping apps and a couple basic suggestions, so you can score rad...

Best Shopping Apps to Save Your Time, Money and Sanity

It's early December, the holidays are just around the corner, and you haven't even begun thinking about what gifts you're going to buy for your friends and family. Each day seems to bring a new diamond commercial and another blow-out holiday sale, but, for some reason, you can't muster up the energy to get off your couch and face the gauntlet of yuletide shopping. Before you know it, you're on a...

eBay Introduces Group Gift-Buying Service on Eve of Redesign

In an effort to capitalize on the all-important holiday shopping season, eBay is rolling out a full slate of new features -- including a social networking-based buying option -- to its online marketplace. As the Wall Street Journal reports, a freshly redesigned eBay home page will soon offer recommendations to users based on their previous searches, as well as a new list of hot items currently...

eBay 'Instant Sale' Helps You Ditch Your Gadgets for Cash

As befits the tech-blogger lifestyle, we have piles of aging gadgets lying around. And, while many of them could potentially net us a few bucks on eBay, we're usually too lazy to put together a listing, post photos, and actually ship the small mountain of junk to the people willing to pay for it. But eBay doesn't want you to let your tech castaways gather dust, so the auction site has just...

I-ELLA Combines eBay, Gilt Groupe and a Bazaar Into Charitable Shopping

Discount stores, invite-only sites, Etsy and eBay: there is hardly a reason to head to a department store anymore. Unless, of course, you still appreciate the social aspect of shopping -- getting a friend's opinion, promising to let her borrow your item, or using her to help narrow down your selections. So Ella Gorlga, a young entrepreneur based in New York, caught this discrepancy between IRL...

'Scrabble' App Lands on Kindle, 10 Years of Apple Product Design

Here are a few of the other noteworthy things we saw today on our never-ending journey through the wild, wild Web. 'Scrabble,' the first paid app for Kindle, is out, and has graphics on par with a SkyMall 5000-in-one gaming machine. [From: DVICE] Behold 10 years in Apple product design, from the Bondi Blue iMac to the iPhone 4, visualized. [From: TUAW] Tim Carmody's guide to the Kindle 3...