Meet Amazon's #1 Reviewer, a Quirky Woman Who Loves Battery Chargers

Ali Julia may or may not be her real name. But to the complex and influential world of Amazon reviews, Ali Julia is a name to be reckoned with. The mysterious Boston woman with an affection for computers and battery chargers is the number one ranked reviewer on Amazon. She sounds a little quirky, too. » 12/20/14 9:01am 12/20/14 9:01am

Google and Barnes & Noble Are Taking on Amazon at Book Delivery

Google and Barnes & Noble share a common rival in Amazon—and now they're teaming up to take it on. From today, the duo will be offering a same-day book shipping service in select areas of the U.S.. » 8/07/14 3:40am 8/07/14 3:40am

Square's New Reader Works With the Smart Credit Cards of the Future

Magnetic strips are an outdated credit card tech. In the future, we'll hopefully all be on chip-based smart credit cards that help prevent fraud. To that end, Square's got plans to push out a new version of its mobile credit card reader that can read the EMV smart cards that will be adopted by banks like Chase and… » 7/30/14 9:24am 7/30/14 9:24am

Facebook Is Killing Off Its Gift Service Altogether

The laziest way to send your nearest and dearest a gift is gone: Facebook has announced that it's killing off its Gifts service entirely as of August 12th. » 7/30/14 5:00am 7/30/14 5:00am

How Well 100 Top Online Retail Sites Look After Your Password

Ever wondered if the site that you're typing your credit card details in can really be trusted? Well, a new report reveals how well 1o0 top retail sites look after your details. » 1/27/14 6:00am 1/27/14 6:00am

The iPad Mini with Retina Display Is On Sale Now

Apple quietly put the new iPad Mini with Retina display on sale early this morning, with orders set to arrive for US customers from November 20-22. Prices start at $399 for a 16GB Wi-Fi model, and scale up from there. If you're not caught up, here's everything you need to know about Apple's tiny new tablet. » 11/12/13 3:21am 11/12/13 3:21am

How eBay Became Relevant Again

When a website goes into tailspin common wisdom dictates that there's no way it can make a comeback. But in recent time eBay has done just that, transforming its dismal financial state into successes resembling its glory days. How the hell did it do it? » 7/30/12 7:00am 7/30/12 7:00am

The Real-World Bitcoin Business Is (Kind of) Booming

Bitcoin is everyone's favorite made-up digital money, sure. But whadya know? Turns out there are plenty of legitimate brick-and-mortar shops out there that are ready to conduct awkward-yet-satisfying bitcoin transactions with you in the flesh. Have a look: » 6/30/11 3:30pm 6/30/11 3:30pm

New Trojan Has Silently Transferred $1 Million Out of Bank Accounts

A new version of the Zeus trojan has been silently stealing money from bank accounts since early last month, according to M86 Security. They say they've "never seen such a sophisticated and dangerous threat." Oh. Wonderful. » 8/11/10 7:18pm 8/11/10 7:18pm

Undersea Internet Cables Are Dangerously Vulnerable To Attack

Here's a surprising fact: 99% of intercontinental data travels through underwater cables (not satellites.) But a report by the IEEE says that those cables, which are essential to international commerce, are vulnerable to sabotage and in urgent need of securing. » 5/19/10 4:00pm 5/19/10 4:00pm

75 Years Ago Today, the First Parking Meter

1935: An entrepreneurial politician files a patent application for a device that will elicit curses and contempt from generations of motorists: the parking meter. » 5/13/10 3:40pm 5/13/10 3:40pm

Apple Planning a Fourth NYC Store?

You're looking at architectural mockups of a potential fourth NYC Apple store, a 27,900-square-foot, two or three story behemoth sitting right across the street from the Empire State Building in the tourist-packed hellhole of Midtown East. This store would be in addition to the Meatpacking District store currently… » 10/10/07 11:56am 10/10/07 11:56am

Pantech & Curitel PT-S280 Keeps Yo' Bling in Check

Slider phones seems to be my latest bag. So I am happy to present that PT-S280 slider from Pantech & Curitel. What makes this phone stand out from the usual slew of crap Korean phones is the included Moneta software. Moneta is a banking application capable of performing money transfers, balance checking, etc. The… » 11/14/06 2:45pm 11/14/06 2:45pm