Cousins’ game-changing phone call? Warriors GM Myers thought it was a spoof

first_imgMost of the important decisions of the offseason had … Even now, nearly three months since the phone rang in the office of Warriors general manager Bob Myers, it’s difficult to wrap your head around.DeMarcus Cousins, a Warrior.Even less likely than the concept was the process.“When it was clear I couldn’t stay in New Orleans,” Cousins wrote in The Players Tribune this week, “I went out and created what would end up being the best opportunity for myself. I called Bob Myers up.”last_img read more

Ebay Seller Convicted, Fined for “Shill Bidding”

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts Tags:#e-commerce#news#web mike melansoncenter_img What’s to stop you from posting an auction on online auction site Ebay and then bidding on it yourself from another fake account to boost the price? Nothing, if you don’t mind the idea of breaking the law and possibly facing jail time and a $7,500 fine when you get caught and convicted. Paul Barrett was the first U.K. seller “to be prosecuted for artificially inflating prices by bidding on his own eBay auctions has been told to pay £5,000 in fines and costs, and ordered to do 250 hours community service,” according to an article in The Register. Barrett first plead guilty to the charges last April, arguing that he did not “realize bidding against himself was illegal”. He was convicted of ten offenses of a consumer protection law passed in the U.K. in 2008 and 2009 and could have been fined up to $7,500 for each offense. According to the Register article, Barrett could have also faced jail time, but Judge Peter Benson said a clean record kept Barrett from behind bars.Ebay spokesperson Vanessa Canzini told the Register that Ebay is “extremely pleased” with Barrett’s sentence.“While this case was not solely about shill bidding, we hope that it highlights how seriously we consider the practice of artificially increasing prices. This practice is not only prohibited on eBay as it damages the integrity and fairness of trading on our site, but it is also illegal. We continue to invest over £6 million every year in industry leading technology to proactively detect shill bidding. We will always work closely with law enforcement agencies to ensure that, on the rare occasion someone attempts to follow in Barrett’s footsteps, they will be stopped and will face the consequences.”In this case, it doesn’t seem that Ebay needed its multi-million dollar software, as Barrett used the same contact information and IP address to place the shill bids and was discovered not by this type of technology, but instead because the odometer reading on a minibus he sold had been tampered with. The resulting investigation led to the discovery of Barrett’s artificial price inflation. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

New Samsung Galaxy A series teased, to offer wide-angle camera, slow motion and fast charging

first_imgIt’s hardly a few days since Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Fold to the world. However, Samsung is gearing up to launch the new Galaxy A series in the Indian market. The new Galaxy A series is expected to slot in under the Galaxy S series models and will offer consumers with a choice of premium designs and extremely capable cameras. It seems that the launch of the new Galaxy A series is on the horizon as Samsung India has just made the Galaxy A series webpage live.The Galaxy A series webpage showcases the three models that will form the new Galaxy A series in 2019. While Samsung hasn’t revealed the names of the new A series models, previous leaks suggest that these three models could be A10, A30 and A50. The photos show the 3 models at various angles.The Galaxy A10 is supposed to be the cheapest in the lineup with a single camera for the rear and an Infinity-V display. The Galaxy A30 is shown sporting an Infinity-U display and a dual camera setup at the rear along with a fingerprint sensor. The Galaxy A50 is supposed to be the most expensive model in the lineup and supposedly sports a premium glass body with a Galaxy S10-inspired subtle gradient colour scheme. There’s a triple camera at the rear and possibly an in-screen fingerprint sensor.The rest of the webpage showcases the photography abilities of the new Galaxy A series. Samsung claims that the new Galaxy A series handsets will be able to shoot videos in wide angle view. The camera will also be able to shoot in slow motion as well as record hyperlapse videos. Samsung also claims support for fast charging on all Galaxy A series smartphones. Samsung has also confirmed the presence of a 3.5mm headphone jack.advertisementSo far, leaks suggest that the top-end Galaxy A50 will come with a 25-megapixel primary camera with F1.7 aperture, a secondary 8MP camera with F2.4 and a third 5-megapixel sensor with F 2.2 aperture. The Galaxy A50 will come with a 4000mAh battery is rumoured to come with Samsung’s OneUI based on Android 9 Pie. The Galaxy A50 is also rumoured to sport an in-display fingerprint sensor.As for the pricing, Samsung is expected to price the new Galaxy A series competitively. The Galaxy A10 could be priced less than Rs 15,000 while the Galaxy A30 could get a price under Rs 20,000. The Galaxy A50 could be priced somewhere under Rs 30,000.ALSO READ | Alleged Samsung Galaxy A50 live image leaked, shows off triple rear camerasALSO READ | Samsung Galaxy A50 may get in-display fingerprint sensor, Infinity-U display and triple rear cameraslast_img read more