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How “Kessler’s Flying Circus” Made $5.2M from eBay

 Between May 2006 and June 2007, Brian Andrew Dunning made $5.2 million— all of it from eBay . Dunning wasn't selling Velvet Elvis posters and antique dinner plates through the auction site, however. He earned the money from affiliate commissions, getting paid whenever he directed people to eBay and they made purchases or won auctions. He was so successful at driving this traffic to eBay that his company, Kessler's Flying Circus, became the number two eBay affiliate in the entire world.

Three Virginia teens face child porn charges in “sexting” trial

On Thursday, three northern Virginia teen boys will head to trial to face child pornography charges stemming from sexting-style videos made on their cellphones . If found guilty, each faces up to 20 years in prison and the sex offender label. Fairfax County Commonwealth’s attorney Ray Morrogh told the Washington Post that there needs to be a balance in these situations between labeling teens with sex charges and considering the impact on victims of the distributed image.

Facebook launches real-time graphs to highlight its data center efficiency

Curious as to the effect that your poking wars are having on the planet ? Facebook is outing power and water usage data for its Oregon and North Carolina data centers to show off its sustainability chops . The information is updated in near-real time , and the company will add its Swedish facility to the charts as soon as it's built. The stats for the Forest City, NC plant show a very efficient power usage effectiveness ratio of 1.09 -- thanks, in part, to that balmy (North) Carolina air .

Microbatteries Could Recharge Phones Instantly

Wouldn’t it be awesome to plug in a dead smart phone and have it fully charged in under a second? The wait won’t be long now for that leap. A team of scientists just developed what they say are the world’s most powerful microbatteries capable of near-instant recharging. Supercharged! Battery Power for the Future The new batteries are made high-power lithium ion and are only a few millimeters in size. IInside, they contain a 3-D nanostructure made

Can Technology Do a Better Job of Finding Bombs?

 With the horrifying images of the Boston Marathon bombing still much too fresh in our minds, and with citywide marathons coming up this weekend in London, Hamburg, and Salt Lake City , law enforcement officers and citizens everywhere are asking how to prevent the tragedy from being repeated. As Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs adjunct professor Abraham Wagner observed last year, on the 11th anniversary of 9/11, there’s “no magic bullet o

Mall App Tracks Shoppers With Ultrasonic Device

The white device here (pictured next to a phone for scale) is in the process of getting mounted on store walls in Singapore malls. When active, the device will emit an ultrasonic signal that an app can pick up, and will allow participating stores to broadcast deals and rewards to shoppers. The device is called the iSenze, and is made by a startup in Singapore called Rainmaker Labs . Rainmaker’s bigger plan is to roll out a service called ShopGuru to stores, which allows them to list deals on it. Users who have the ShopGuru app can browse for deals. How it all connects is that some deals require users to physically step into these stores, and the iSenze will ensure that their presence is logged.

Space Bar adds more space to your desk

Now, I can think of a few ways to interpret a particular item known as the “Space Bar”. It could be a long running joke of a bar for the likes of weary travelers who go through the cosmos at light speed , or even beyond that, or it might have something to do with one of the most often used key on the keyboard. Well, this particular £99.95 Space Bar is neither, but what it does is this – it intends to help smarten up the amount of space around your workplace!

Twitter UK's #Flock cuckoo clock shares time and tweets alike

The concept of a Twitter-aware cuckoo clock has certainly been done -- just not by Twitter itself, until now. Twitter UK has teamed up with Berg to produce #Flock, a smarter-than-average clock that both marks time and pops out a bird whenever there are new followers, replies and retweets. It's comparatively simple underneath the wood, as a Berg Cloud developer kit links an arm mechanism to the owner's Twitter account. The trick will be owning one in the first place. As much as we'd like Twitter to sell #Flock on a general basis, the company is giving away its hand-built creation only to companies and people that "push the creative boundaries," which will mostly involve advertisers rather than any of us common folk . Related articles Twitter reportedly in talks to add video clips

Honda recalls 204,500 vehicles over potential shifting problem

Honda has announced plans to recall 204,500 of its CR-V, Odyssey, and Acura RDX vehicles from 2012 and 2013 due to an issue with the braking system. When temperatures drop below freezing, a problem with one component could allow the driver to shift without pressing the brake first, something that hasn’t caused any issues, instead being discovered in an internal investigation.

Google unveils One Today charity app, makes giving easy

on Thursday, Google announced a new Android charity app initiative called One Today , which makes it easy for users to donate $1 to various causes every day. Rather than searching out different projects and donating to each individually, which can be as difficult as it is time consuming, the One Today app provides a new project every day, supplying all the relevant info needed.


  Man quits job by making a spectacular resignation cake.  This might be one of the sweetest resignation letters yet. A British man told his bosses at Stansted Airport that he was quitting his job by baking a 10-by-12 inch white cake with lettering spelling out the reason behind his decision. Chris Holmes , 31, addressed his letter “To The Management" in impeccably piped lettering, saying: “Today is my 31st birthday, and having recently become a father I now realise how precious life is and how important it is to spend my time doing something that makes me, and other people, happy. For that reason I hereby give notice of my resignation, in order that I may devote my time and energy to my family, and to my cake business which has grown steadily over the past few years,” he wrote on the cake which was a spiced carrot cake with pecans and

Huge LCD screens and Intel Atom power for new Mercedes S Class

Mercedes has previewed the interior of its new S-Class luxury car . And it's dominated by a pair of foot-wide LCD panels . The new limo also gets Google-enhanced sat nav, a digital perfume system and much, much more. In-car LCD screens have been gradually growing larger and larger in recent years. Tesla sticks a huge 17-inch panel in the Model S's dash, for instance.

Customizable Pixel Stamp Lets You Painstakingly Punch Out Any Design

 Perfect for scrapbookers, teachers, or banking types who don't think 'rejected' is a strong enough term, Quirky's upcoming Pixit stamp lets you create a custom image or text by painstakingly setting a grid of pins into any design . So you're not just going at it all freestyle,

The World’s First f/1.8 Constant Aperture Lens Will Stalk Light Like Nothing Else

Sigma has just announced its new 18-35mm f/1.8 lens—the world's first ever lens to offer a fixed f/1.8 aperture throughout its zoom range. This thing will stalk light like you would not believe. Designed for DSLRs with APS-C sized sensors, this lens is the first to achieve a maximum aperture of f/1.8 throughout its zoom range. In the past the widest aperture a zoom lens has been capable of achieving has been f/2.8—in contrast, this Sigma lens offers more than a stop of extra light.

For Google’s Founders, What’s Cooler Than a Private Jet? A Private Terminal

 This week, a little-noticed vote by the San Jose City Council paved the (run)way for one of the sweetest perks in the history of the tech industry. Call it Terminal G. Google’s top three executives already have a Boeing 757 and this Boeing 767 among the private jets in

Pantech Vega Iron brings 1080p on a 5-inch 'zero bezel' display

  We've got to admit that we saw some rumors about a "zero bezel" Pantech a few days ago, but ignored them because we had no idea what that meant. Now we do, however, as Pantech has made the 5-inch 1080p phone official, under the solid-sounding name of the Vega Iron. The bezels aren't quite zero, but they are small: just 2.4mm across on each side, which -- for reference -- is roughly half the width on an iPhone 5 . This results in a viewable-to-total area ratio of 75.5 percent, which Pantech claims is a world beater. Other specs include a quad-core 1.7GHz Snapdragon 600 processor, in-cell LCD display and Gigabit WiFi . We have no idea if Pantech has penciled the United States into the Vega Iron's release schedule, but the company is certainly trying to make an impression in his hemisphere and a phone like this couldn't hurt. lets you sign in with an alias, adds 32 international Domains

 Aside from the two-step verification feature revealed earlier today, Microsoft also rolled out a pair of updates for that are decidedly less important but welcome nonetheless. Namely, users are now able to sign in via a new alias instead of their initial username, and they can add a bit of international flair to their Outlook address with any of 32 new country -specific domains as well. It still might not have the support of trendy email apps, but at least Outlook seems to be trying to improve itself.

Nokia planning phablet for 2013 phone range

 Between the Lumia Tablet and a Windows Phone device with proper PureView technology, the list of mythical Nokia devices is pretty short. The Financial Times , however, thinks that the company might be wading into the middle ground with a 5- or 6-inch device that'll rival the Galaxy Note . The paper's coterie of sources also reiterated the rumor that we'd see a Lumia flagship with the 41-megapixel sensor we'd seen on the 808, as well as a skinnier Lumia 920 arriving through the year. We'd love to believe it, but the story's appearance just before the company's first-quarter financial results makes us wonder if this isn't a distraction.

Steve Jobs comedy film iSteve now online

Comedy site FunnyorDie has released its comedic Steve Jobs film, iSteve , on its website, the first of a handful of Jobs films planned for release this year. The 78-minute film was slated for release on April 15, but FunnyorDie delayed it for two days following the Boston Marathon bombing on Monday. It's now available in its full glory on FunnyorDie's website, starring " Get a Mac " actor Justin Long as Steve Jobs.  As we mentioned earlier this month when FunnyorDie released its iSteve trailer, the script was written in only three days, and the film itself took a mere five days to film. This may not be a Hollywood blockbuster , but FunnyorDie says iSteve is the longest project the site has worked on to date. The goal was to produce an amusing take on Steve Jobs' life before two other more serious films made their way into theaters. One

Nokia to Launch Aluminum LUMIA: Pics Leak

Pictures of a phone that's purported to be Nokia's next flagship Windows Phone handset have hit the Web (via WPCentral ). If it's real, it looks like the Finnish company is making some big stylistic changes to the Lumia line.The device, codenamed "Catwalk," discards the brightly colored polycarbonate that has become something of a trademark among Nokia's Windows Phone devices. It's been replaced by aluminum, resulting in a device that's both thinner and lighter than the current Lumia 920 . It's apparently 132 grams (instead of 185 grams) and 8.4mm thick (down from 10.7mm). The "pillow" shape of the current devices is, however, retained. So even with the switch to metal casing, the device looks like it'll retain a

Japan’s first 4DX movie will be Iron Man 3

 Just as you were getting used to watching movies in 3D, the latest round of movie-watching technology is on the horizon: 4DX . The so-called fourth dimension of movie watching, 4DX gives movie goers an immersive experience with the use of moving seats, scents, wind, and more to make the action seem like its happening for real. Starting next Friday, those in Nagoya will be able to watch Iron Man 3 in 4DX.

Chinese government orders Apple to remove 'obscene content' from its App Store

As a part of a sweep that cited some 198 websites, China government officials directed Apple to remove obscene content listed in its App Store in the country. Apple recently faced criticism about, and eventually apologized for, its warranty policy in China. The  Financial Times  reported an app was pulled earlier this month for providing access to banned books, just days after the warranty issue surface. A report by  Bloomberg  suggests Apple includes a quote from research firm owner Mark Tanner

HP's Slate 7 will be Available in UK on May 1st

 After concern about a slipped shipping date proved erroneous , HP's Android -packing Slate 7 has popped up at the company's UK store with a £129 price tag and a promise of availability on May 1st. That's pretty much in line with the date originally scheduled for the 7-inch, 1,024 x 600, 1GB RAM , dual-core A9 Jelly Bean device, though UKers are taking a bit of a bath on the roughly $200 price, which HP said would be $170 in the US . There's no word yet on exactly when you'll be able to grab the Slate 7 stateside, but HP's US site (at the More Coverage link) is still saying April . Meanwhile, Brits can pre-order at the source link.

Mid-range HTC 606w spotted with front stereo speakers

While the HTC One is facing much anticipation ahead of its launch in more regions, its price tags may not be everyone's cup of tea; but judging by the above leak, it looks like Peter Chou's willing to spare a couple of notable features for a more affordable model. According to last week's filing on China's TENAA database, the back of this 606w takes design cues from the China-only One SU (especially around the camera), but flip it around and you'll notice what appears to be a pair of front-facing stereo speakers (aka BoomSound as it's

LG is building a washing machine that doesn't use water

Still not charmed by LG's robo-vacuum ? Well, the Korean electronics manufacturer has plenty more appliances up its capacious sleeves, including a washing machine that won't require water. Alas, Senior Vice President for LG Electronics Home Appliance Division, Kevin Cha, wasn't willing to divulge to us exactly how this laundry magic trick will be performed, or whether it'll be totally waterless rather than just virtually waterless -- it's still in the early stages of development and is (for now) a trade secret .

Weired gadget: USB Pregnancy Tester

One line or two. Yes or no. Pregnancy tests are binary by their very nature. So when we found p-Teq's USB Pregnancy Test Kit that's chock full of extra scientific information, we knew we had to get this geeky goodness to our potentially spawning fans. The process starts off like most pregnancy tests. You pee on a stick, specifically the absorbent test strip at one end. But everything's different after that first step. Remove the cap from the other end of the stick (cleverly provided to keep you from accidentally contaminating the wrong end) to reveal the USB

No More Rain-Soaked Cigarettes! (Aug, 1931)

No More Rain-Soaked Cigarettes! MANY are the inventions devised to insure a dry smoke, but it has remained for a clown appearing with a circus in England to solve the problem. An umbrella over the smoke keeps off water and a spigot drains off excess moisture.

Android suppossed to be an operating system for cameras

Android co-founder Andy Rubin disclosed that Android was once considered as an operating system for cameras. "The exact same platform, the exact same operating system we built for cameras, that became Android for cellphones," said Rubin, speaking at the Japan New Economy Summit in Tokyo . The initial plan for Android was to develop it as(We Appreciate your Comments on this article)

Nokia Lumia 720 now available in India

  Nokia Lumia 720 is now available on the Nokia India website for Rs. 18,999. The phone had earlier gone up for pre-orders on third-party websites at Rs. 18,500, but the priced was later revised to Rs. 18,999. Nokia Lumia 720 sports a 4.3-inch display and is powered by a Snapdragon S4 dual-core 1GHz processor alongside 512MB of RAM. It comes with 8GB of internal storage expandable by up to 64GB via microSD card . It comes with a 6.7-megapixel rear camera and 1.3-megapixel front camera. Connectivity options include

Pirate Bay Cofounder Indicted on Hacking Charges

  The Pirate Bay cofounder Gottfrid Svartholm was indicted today on hacking charges unrelated to his one-year prison sentence for running the world’s most notorious and illicit file-sharing service. According to Swedish prosecutors, the 27-year-old is accused of hacking into Nordea Bank to withdraw money, and of hacking into several Swedish companies and the government’s federal taxing agency. “A large amount of data from companies and agencies was taken during the hack, including a large amount of personal data, such as personal identity numbers of people with protected identities,” prosecutor Henrik Olin said in a statement.

Data for the Boston Marathon Investigation Will Be Crowdsourced

 The investigation of Monday’s deadly twin bombings in Boston will rely to an extraordinary extent on crowdsourced surveillance, provided by Marathon spectators’ cellphone photos, Vine videos, and Instagram feeds. Investigators in Boston, led by FBI special agent in charge Richard DesLauriers, want to see any and all imagery taken by anyone and everyone where the blasts occurred Monday. In an unusual move, the team of local, state and federal authorities investigating the crime openly called for spectators to provide any images or video they might have, all of which could potentially

“Syrian Electronic Army” hacks NPR publishing system, edits articles

Headlines changed to " Syrian Electronic Army was here."  NPR's Web publishing system and several of the news agency's Twitter accounts were hacked yesterday by a group supportive of the Syrian government that calls itself the "Syrian Electronic Army." "Late Monday evening, several stories on the NPR website were defaced with headlines and text that said 'Syrian Electronic Army Was Here,'" an NPR statement published in a news story on the incident said. "Some of these stories were distributed to and appeared on NPR Member Station websites. We have made the necessary corrections to those stories on and are

Microsoft Excel is the cause of global Economies crises?

 An economics paper claiming that high levels of national debt led to low or negative economic growth could turn out to be deeply flawed as a result of, among other things, an incorrect formula in an Excel spreadsheet. Microsoft's PowerPoint has been considered evil thanks to the proliferation of poorly presented data and dull slides that are created with it. Might Excel also deserve such hyperbolic censure? The paper, Growth in a Time of Debt , was written

Microsoft scores biggest patent licensee yet: Foxconn

One company—Taiwan's Foxconn—makes a staggering 40 percent of the world's consumer electronic devices. Starting now, Microsoft will be getting paid a toll on a large number of those devices. The company's long patent-licensing campaign has landed its biggest client yet in licensing Foxconn, formally named Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. Foxconn has agreed to take a license for any product it produces that runsGoogle's Android or Chrome operating systems.

Smart saucepan keeps pressured cooks from boiling over

The saucepan has been heating our food – and causing cooks no end of stress – for centuries. In the fourth Imagineering redesign, London design firm Precipice gives it a smart reboot.  The saucepan in your kitchen has, essentially, changed little since the days of the Romans. The basic pot – with a hand to stop burns and scalds and a lid to help cook food faster – has been a kitchen staple throughout civilisation. And despite the huge advances in technology over recent time,

Dell unveils business- and school-friendly 13.3-inch Latitude 3330 notebook

Cash-strapped businesses and schools are getting some love from Dell today, thanks to its freshly unveiled Latitude 3330 laptop . Shipping with an entry-level price of $419, this modest machine packs an Intel Core i5 3337U processor, a 13.3-inch 1,366 x 768 display, 2GB of DDR3L RAM , a 720p HD webcam and a 128GB SSD . Sure, it may not be the most beastly configuration, but this hardware is definitely

EARTHQUAKE HITS IRAN ....felt in Delhi,Dubai

Update:   (That was for long time around 8 seconds) office Buildings evacuated .there are news coming that 4 people injured.quantity could increase .. The US Geological Survey says  it struck at 1044 GMT at a depth of 73 miles. The quake hit approximately 86km south east of the city Khash, according to the USGS.  The city has appopulation of 56,000. Five people were reportedly injured in Uklana in Haryana, while some buildings suffered damage in Hisar. National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) chief Prakash Mishra, however, said its forces were ready to deal with any emergency. "We have no information of any incident in Delhi as of now. People are ready in case it is required." The fire brigade and police too said they had not received any immediate calls of casualty or damage. The tremors were felt across Delhi and the adjoining satellite towns of Ghaziabad and Noida in Uttar Pradesh at a 1:11 pm. The quake took place nine km below the surface.

Logitech unveils Harmony Ultimate and Smart Control universal remote sets

Got no touchscreen on your living room remote ? That's a shame, because Logitech and others have been flogging such universal controllers since way back when. After a long new product hiatus, the late 2012 release of the Harmony Touch remote hasn't stopped Logitech from mulling a sale of the brand, but it's not done with it just yet. Coming soon are two fresh bundles bearing the Harmony name: the Ultimate and Smart Control. At the heart of both is the Smart

SugarSync for iOS gets an all-new design, multi-platform search functionality

It wasn't too long ago that SugarSync overhauled a couple of the apps it serves on different platforms, but for whatever reason the iOS version wasn't included in that round of updates. Today, though, the cloud-based storage service is releasing a new version of its application for Apple devices that brings a fair bit to the table. Chief among the improvements is a completely redesigned UI that, according to the company,

Who's got the shirt of gold in India

       Three hundred grams of about three kilos book made ​​of gold the world's most expensive shirt click the. It is worth a half million dollars or nearly one crore 39 lakh rupees. These Indians, gold is an excellent example of love. Hobbies such as name, Dutta Fugge now "Gold Man" will be known by the nickname. It can be called extraordinary

Microsoft smartwatch in R&D tip supply sources

Count Microsoft among those on the smartwatch bandwagon, supply chain sources claim, with the company supposedly working on potential smart-timepiece designs as it weighs their market potential. The in-development watch, which follows Kickstarter success Pebble and ongoing chatter of an Apple “iWatch” , would be built around a 1.5-inch screen, component sources tell the WSJ , with Microsoft apparently tinkering with possible designs alongside an in-house Windows Phone handset. Other hardware

Google Glass specs: 16GB of storage, 5MP camera, and more

Google has been rolling out a variety of Glass-related materials following its announcement on Monday that Explorer edition pairs were in production and some would possibly begin shipping today, with the rest following in waves in the near future. Nearly a year after they were unveiled at Google’s I/O, we finally have a run down of the device’s specsAccording to a Glass support page made public by Google, the device will have a 5-megapixel camera

Making HIV tests visible to the naked eye

One of the recurring themes in healthcare is that a lot of what works in the developed world doesn't work in the developing world. There may be limited access to basics like power or communications facilities, never mind the medical technologies that make a hospital one of the modern wonders of the world. Beyond simple access to expensive technologies and medicines, even something as basic as a diagnostic test might be too expensive or require skilled technicians to use. Though cures

Sony offering 2GBps(world's fastest) Internet service on lower price then Google Fiber

Those of us in the United States might be dreaming of the day when Google Fiber rolls our way, but the reality of ultra-fast Internet has come to the forefront in Tokyo and various other places in Japan , where Sony has backed an ISP to offer 2Gbps service for about $50 per month. This is in comparison with Google Fiber, which offers a top speed of 1Gbps with a higher price tag. The ultra-fast Internet service is called Nuro, and is being offered by So-net Entertainment in Tokyo and six other prefectures in the vicinity. The service rolled

Firefox OS to launch in June in 5 countries

Mozilla CEO Gary Kovacs stated that the company plans on launching its mobile operating system, Firefox OS , in 5 countries in June. At All Thing’s D’s conference, D: Dive Into Mobile , Kovacs said that the company plans on launching Firefox OS devices in Venezuela, Poland, Brazil, Portugal, and Spain by June, and he plans on hitting at least 11 more countries by the end of this year. Kovacs says that in 2014, Mozilla plans on bringing its Firefox OS devices to the United States . He says that he’s not targeting big markets like the United States just yet

Bing Apps for Windows 8 get major updates

Late least year, Microsoft rolled out a half dozen Bing Apps for Windows 8 users, each one focused on a specific category, such as travel and sports. The apps were designed to offer “immersive vertical experiences,” and now, about six months later, a big line of updates for them is being pushed out. Users can grab the updates now by heading into the Windows Store and selecting the updates notification.

BLU Products to use stock Android,new colors and Jelly Bean from now

BLU Products most often draws attention by launching a smorgasbord of new phones. Today, the company is more interested in rethinking the devices it already has. Starting with a just-launced Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update for the Vivo 4.3, the company is moving to stock Android for every new device and firmware upgrade in the hopes of improving battery life and

Skype 2.5 update for Windows Phone 8

Despite steadily advancing in version numbers, Skype for Windows Phone 8 has remained in a preview state for the past few months. It's time for the app to enter the big leagues with its 2.5 update. The release is the first to drop the preview tag, mostly by fixing notable bugs with both video geometry as well as crashes when signing in with a Microsoft account . Frequent chatters may like that message notifications for Messenger friends are now active by

MyGlass companion app arrives on Google Play

Between word that Explorer Editions are being produced, a reveal of spec details and documentation for the Mirror API being published, it's been a busy night for Google Glass announcements. Now, Mountain View has pushed up the hardware's Android companion app, dubbed My Glass, to Google Play . Sure, you can download it on any device toting Android 4.0.3 or higher, but Page and Co. say, "If you don't have Glass, then downloading this

Twitter reportedly in talks to add video clips

Now that Twitter has very tentatively launched Music integration, Bloomberg is reporting its next media target is TV. According to unnamed sources, Twitter is "close" to cutting deals to integrate video clips into the timeline, and sell advertising next to them. As we've seen with the new Cards it revealed earlier this month, bringing in more content about what users are discussing is key to its new strategy, and short TV clips fits into that idea perfectly. The report claims the first deal could be struck as soon

NOW Charge Your Phone by Your Cold/Hot Drink

Say you are out for a night at the bar and your phone battery dies. Rather than awkwardly moving to a corner to plug in your charger, or leaving altogether, you can pull out the Epiphany onE Puck, power it up with that cold beer you’re holding, and charge away!  That is amazing is int..?(share it with your friends) Your work schedule is unpredictable and always on the-go. The only constant part of your day is the daily hot coffee or tea that keeps you going. Traveling from city to city, or country to country leaves you no time to bother with finding an outlet or adapter to charge your phone, which is bound topower-down sooner or later. The Epiphany onE(What do think leave your comments)