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eBay copies Pinterest in redesign
eBay is changing with the times, and these are Pinteresting times. In today's tech news roundup, we look at the the new eBay. The online auctioneer has a redesigned homepage features large images of products in a "feed." Much like Pinterest, there's plenty to scroll through that can catch your eye and suck you into a black hole of browsing. The new look is rolling out over the next 100 days, but you can activate it now by going to ebay.com/feed. Search results and profiles also got a boost.
That's not all from eBay. It launched the iOS app eBay Now to test a same-day delivery service in San Francisco (New York will be able to test it next). Same day delivery is also something on trial at Wal-Mart and Amazon.
Mini seems to be the trendy tech term for October. A Samsung exec said the Galaxy S3 Mini smartphone is on the way. It has a 4-inch screen, which is only "mini" when compared to the Galaxy S3's 4.8-inch screen.
Updated Slingbox devices are landing at retailers on Oct. 14. Slingbox lets you stream 1080p video from a cable box to a computer or mobile device. Slingbox 350 is the basic model and costs $180, where as the Slingbox 500 will set you back $300. There's no fee to use the service, but the mobile apps cost $15. It's free to view the stream from a PC or Mac.
There's a new twist in Windows 8 laptops. Literally. Lenovo will be selling some flexible laptop-tablet hybrids this December. There's the IdeaPad Yoga 13, which has a 360-degree hinge that can do an impressive downward dog pose. But you won't find zen with a price tag of $1,099. The ThinkPad Edge Twist is a little cheaper at $849. It doesn't bend as far, but does have a swivel screen. And if you don't care for your laptop to do the limbo, there's the IdeaTab Lynx. It is a Windows 8 tablet that snaps into a keyboard dock to become a laptop. Not only is it cheaper, but the keyboard dock serves as a second battery.
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