Fake Amazon Sellers

How to not get scammed on Amazon

How to not get scammed on Amazon

By about 8 hours ago.

Amazon is the biggest online retailer in the US, but it’s also not without problems. One of the ways Amazon became so big was by opening up its distribution network to third-party retailers, who use Amazon’s warehouses and website to sell their own products.

Buying from these retailers means you’re not buying from Amazon proper, and that means you can be burned.

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World’s largest aircraft damaged on 2nd test flight

By on August 24, 2016 at 7:30 PM.

World’s largest aircraft damaged on 2nd test flight

The developer of the world’s largest aircraft says the blimp-shaped airship sustained damage after it made a bumpy landing Wednesday on its second test flight in eastern England.

Hybrid Air Vehicles said it is trying to figure out what caused the rough landing of the 302-foot (92-meter) Airlander 10 during its 100 minute flight Wednesday in Bedfordshire, north of London.

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Facebook

Facebook knows if you’re a Trump or Clinton supporter, and you can see which

By on August 24, 2016 at 7:00 PM.

Facebook knows if you’re a Trump or Clinton supporter, and you can see which

One of the reasons why Facebook is so beloved by advertisers is because the social networking giant has access to all sorts of granular data about your background and interests. All the more interesting is that Facebook even has a good idea as to your political leanings, even if you rarely, if ever, “like” or express an interest in a particular candidate or political cause.

Interestingly enough, there’s an extremely simple way to see what side of the political spectrum Facebook thinks you fall on. It all goes back to advertising dollars, after all, so you better believe that Facebook has a good inclination as to whether or not you’re on the Trump bandwagon or if your heart still beats proudly for Bernie Sanders.

Even if you think you’ve done a good job when it comes to keeping your political views hidden from public view, it’s hard to escape the all-knowing Facebook algorithm.

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Sell iPhone

How I get a new iPhone for $125 a year

By on August 24, 2016 at 3:20 PM.

How I get a new iPhone for $125 a year

A new iPhone is rapidly approaching, which means it’s time for my yearly tradition of flogging my old iPhone to strangers on the internet. Upgrading phones every year might be a ridiculous luxury, but if you’re smart about how you do it, upgrading once a year is actually less expensive than upgrading whenever your old device dies.

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North Korea's Netflix Clone

The North Korea Netflix clone is as bad as you’d think

By on August 23, 2016 at 9:00 PM.

The North Korea Netflix clone is as bad as you’d think

Netflix is committed to supplying a never-ending stream of Western entertainment straight into the eyeballs of the populace. North Korea is committed to none of those things. So it’s a bit of a mystery why North Korea has built a Netflix clone, but I sure am glad that there’s photos of it.

North Korea News has the scoop on “Manbang” (no, really), the North Korean set-top box service that is supposed to rival Netflix. It offers the ability to watch five channels in real time, browse TV by category, and view information about the Glorious Leader. Manbang and chill? Sounds about right.

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McDonalds Step-It Fitness Tracker Review

A review of the Happy Meal fitness tracker McDonalds has already recalled

By on August 18, 2016 at 4:35 PM.

A review of the Happy Meal fitness tracker McDonalds has already recalled

Did you hear? McDonalds started offering a wearable fitness tracker in Happy Meals this week, and promptly pulled said tracker this morning when it started giving people rashes. But not before we could get our hands on one. Here’s the review McDonalds would probably prefer that you didn’t read.

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Ryan Lochte Olympics Robbery

The curious case of the swimmers, the robbery, and the Olympics

By on August 18, 2016 at 7:15 AM.

The curious case of the swimmers, the robbery, and the Olympics

Not everything is going according to plan in Brazil with the Olympics, and the hosts in Rio can’t be happy about it. And water going green in the official pools is a minor problem compared to the alleged robbery of four US swimmers a few days ago. Brazilian police have had problems finding any evidence the robbery happened and found certain discrepancies while investigating the matter. Authorities have gone so far as to prevent three of the four athletes that were allegedly robbed from exiting the country. More →

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Olympics Doping Scandal

The US wins Olympic gold in doping

By on August 17, 2016 at 4:29 PM.

The US wins Olympic gold in doping

All the focus is on Russia’s state-sponsored doping program at these Games, but as the Olympics has a long and storied history of athletic prowess, it also has a long and storied history of people getting juiced up to win. As this graphic shows, Team USA has been at the forefront of the Olympic underbelly since doping first became a thing.

Stat put together a visual history of Olympics and doping. They traced the first substance violation to 1968 and Swedish pentathlete Hans-Gunnar Liljenwall, who used alcohol to go faster.

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Cadillac CT6 Review

Inside the CT6: It doesn’t take a Tesla to surround yourself with tech

Inside the CT6: It doesn’t take a Tesla to surround yourself with tech

By on August 17, 2016 at 11:53 AM.

The conversation surrounding Tesla and its lineup of electric vehicles has changed over the past 12 months or so. “Electric” had been at the center of every Tesla conversation for a long time. Tesla succeeded not only in creating an electric car that was desirable and popular, it forced the entire industry to dive into EVs years earlier than they otherwise would have. A decade earlier, perhaps.

So now, conversations involving Tesla typically focus on technology. The Model S and Model X are packed full of exciting new tech, Autopilot has been a game-changer, and Tesla’s over the air software update system is nothing short of revolutionary for the automotive industry. Who would’ve thought even a few years ago that you could park your car in the garage one night and wake up the next morning with new features?

But Tesla is hardly the only game in town when it comes to exciting new tech. More →

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Olympic Diving Pool Green

We finally know why the Olympic diving pool turned green

By on August 15, 2016 at 2:14 PM.

We finally know why the Olympic diving pool turned green

We all have bad days on the job. But when your bad day involves accidentally turning the world’s most famous swimming pool (right now) an unnerving shade of green, it’s not a fair comparison.

The New York Times discovered the truth behind the oddly-colored Olympic diving and water polo pools at the Rio Olympics. A maintenance worker added 160 liters of hydrogen peroxide to the pool 10 days ago, neutralizing the chlorine and letting all manner of nastiness grow in the water.

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Grobo: Growing Weed at Home

This cabinet wants to make growing ‘special plants’ at home easy

By on August 10, 2016 at 10:00 PM.

This cabinet wants to make growing ‘special plants’ at home easy

Gardening at home can be tricky. If you’re growing things indoors, there’s all sorts of pitfalls to consider: lighting, nutrients, space, the cops busting down your door. The last one is kinda hard to deal with, but a new product wants to try and take care of everything else for you.

Grobo is a large cabinet that’s meant to handle every aspect of growing virtually any kind of plant. The founders of the Canadian startup describe it as “Keurig for plants,” only this uses seeds instead of coffee pods. Also, the results take months not minutes.

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Soylent Coffeist Preview

Would you replace breakfast and coffee with this weird-looking shake?

By on August 9, 2016 at 9:00 PM.

Would you replace breakfast and coffee with this weird-looking shake?

Four strips of bacon, pan-fried. Two-egg omelet with cheese, a couple fried tomatoes, and a stack of pancakes. Top with orange juice and coffee, and that sounds like a good breakfast to me.

Instead, Silicon Valley meal-replacement cult Soylent thinks you should just drink this shake and be done with it.

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Dolphin iPad Snatch

Dolphin teaches human that iPad pictures are dumb

By on August 9, 2016 at 7:00 PM.

Dolphin teaches human that iPad pictures are dumb

The iPad has a camera, but that doesn’t mean you should take it places and use it like a camera. In fact, if you do that, you are an objectively awful human being. But don’t just take my word for it: this dolphin, a member of another highly intelligent species, clearly agrees.

This golden moment was captured on film at SeaWorld Orlando, made infamous by 2013 documentary Blackfish. Fox 11 has the full clip, captured by SeaWorld season pass holder (yep, that’s a thing!)  Kuadiel Gomez.

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