eBay app uses AR to help sellers select the correct shipping box size

The latest update to the Android version of the eBay app adds something very interesting. A new feature helps sellers find the right size box to ship the item that they have sold on the online auction site. After an item is purchased, the seller can overlay different size boxes over an image of the sold product to help him/her decide which one to use. A partial screen shot used by eBay to promote the feature reveals that USPS (that’s the U.S. Postal Service) rates are provided to the seller as well.

The auction site says that the feature will work on compatible devices only, but has not …

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ start shipping in the US

A couple of weeks back, when Samsung announced the Galaxy S9 and S9+, it said that the handsets would be delivered to US customers as early as March 14. Today, March 12, folks who’ve reserved and pre-ordered the phones early are being notified that their units started shipping, and should actually arrive tomorrow, March 13. It looks like this is true for both unlocked, and carrier versions of the S9 series. 
Not everyone who pre-ordered the Galaxy S9 and S9+ received notifications regarding shipping. And that’s normal, as Samsung had guaranteed shipping “by March …

UMIDIGI S2 Lite with bezel-less display, dual camera and giant battery is now shipping

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Count it on UMIDIGI to slap premium features in a budget offering, and the Lite moniker of its new S2 model doesn’t really tell the tale. The phone inherits most of the notable features of its S2 sibling, which we showed you not long ago, like the 6″ 18:9 display, or the giant 5100 mAh battery, but makes a few substantial changes, and manages to fit into a sub-$150 price bracket.
The 6″ 720 x 1440 pixels Sharp display, …

Apple starts shipping HomePod pre-orders in the US, no delivery delays it seems

Unveiled last year, Apple’s HomePod is now shipping to customers who pre-ordered the smart speaker in the US. Our unit pre-ordered on January 26 is on its way and will be delivered on February 9, the same date the HomePod should hit the shelves in the United States.

If you haven’t pre-order one yet, Best Buy should have the HomePod on display from February 9, so you can check it out when you visit one of the retailer’s brick and mortar stores.

However, there’s no telling how long you’ll be able to grab one from Best Buy, as we have no way of knowing whether or not the supply will …

iPhone with 6.5-inch OLED screen could debut this year, LG Display to start shipping panels for Apple in H2 2018

LG Display might not have produced a single OLED panel for Apple in 2017, but it looks like things are about to change this year. A new report from South Korea suggests that Apple is planning to diversify its OLED suppliers for the next iPhones.
Sources of The Investor state that LG Display is close to inking an OLED supply deal with Cupertino and is expected to start panel shipments in the second half of 2018. This information is unofficial, but the display maker did previously confirm that it was in talks with Tim Cook & Co. over a possible agreement.
According …

Nokia opens pre-orders for its Steel HR hybrid smartwatch, shipping starts in December

Pre-orders for the Nokia-branded Steel HR hybrid smartwatch have just kicked off. The Finnish company took to Twitter to announce the latest developments:
The wait is over
Nokia Steel HR is officially here. Be one of the first to experience our new heart rate and activity tracking watch. By pre-ordering today, your watch will ship early December, just in time for the holidays: https://t.co/bgH5ox0JWD #NokiaSteelHR pic.twitter.com/XvOizP14CJ— Nokia Health (@NokiaHealth) November 14, 2017
In case you’re not familiar with the Steel …

"Panda" Pixel 2 XL starts shipping; some pre-orders are still delayed

The Black and White version of the Google Pixel 2 XL, known as the “Panda” Pixel 2 XL for obvious reasons, started shipping late last week. The Just Black version of the phone was delivered first, and that was the only color of the Pixel 2 XL to arrive at buyers’ homes until now. While those who pre-ordered a Panda Pixel 2 XL and shelled out for overnight shipping might have already received the handset, those who pre-ordered early with standard shipping should probably have a tracking number, and could receive their device as soon as tomorrow.

That’s good news for Panda lovers, and we are …

Apple starts shipping iPhone X pre-orders to Sprint customers

If you’ve been lucky enough to have your iPhone X pre-order go through, then you probably wonder if your device will reach to you on November 3, as Apple promised. Considering the Cupertino-based company, as well as some carriers have already moved the shipping date by 1 to 3 weeks, it’s a valid question.

Apparently, Sprint has already started shipping the first iPhone X units to customers who placed their orders on October 27. It’s the first carrier in the United States that is sending shipping notifications to its customers, so if you chose Sprint when pre-ordering …

The iPhone X pre-order shipping availability slips to December

While you were sleeping, Apple opened the spigots on the iPhone X preorders for fans around the world, and the shipping date started slipping in the first two minutes or so. In-store pickup availability held out a bit longer, but now no matter where you look, from Florence, Italy to Georgetown in Washington D.C., the iPhone X is “not available”. 

To add insult to injury, while the initial shipping times where “1-2 weeks,” these are now “5-6 weeks,” extending the actual availability of the iPhone X for those who didn’t get through all the way to …

Apple moves up the shipping date of some iPhone X pre-orders by two weeks to November 3rd

If you originally were told by Apple that your new iPhone X was going to arrive in the middle of next month, you might want to check your email again. Apple has upgraded some of these pre-orders to a November 3rd arrival. And while this might amount to a difference of only one to two weeks, it still means that your handset could arrive earlier than you expected it to. For example, one deliriously happy T-Mobile subscriber originally received notice that the 256GB iPhone X he pre-ordered would arrive between November10th and November 17th. But this order was pushed up by two weeks and is now scheduled …