Currently, if you look at the bidding history on an eBay Australia auction, the individual bidders will be listed as "Bidder 1", "Bidder 2" and so on. As of February 3, that will change: eBay will now use a random selection of two characters from each bidder's name, an approach already used on other country-specific eBay sites. (Sellers, of course, will be able to access actual bidder details). While this will probably help "give members a sense of who is bidding, while still protecting the bidders' identities", as eBay argues, it won't make it much easier to tell if you keep losing to the same rival collector.
eBay Changes Approach To Displaying Bidder IDs
Trending Stories Right Now
roanokecollege/Flickr Even if they haven't gone so far as to get formal self-defence training, many people (particularly women) have considered what strategies they'd deploy if they were attacked by a stranger. A popular thought is that one would use an object on your person as a weapon of defence - like keys, for instance.
Smartphone teardown and repair specialist iFixIt has put their toolkit up against the Google Pixel 3 and found Google's latest uber-phone is going to be a tough to fix if gravity and a solid surface ever device to team up to cause some damage. In their teardown, they discover that screen repairs are going to be a whole lot harder and Google may have taken out shares in a glue factory given how much adhesive is packed into the portable computing powerhouse.