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  • Vintage Apple-1 sells for a record $US905,000

    A 38-year-old working Apple-1 personal computer sold at auction for a record $US905,000, almost double the auctioneer's high-end estimate.

  • Two-thirds of industrial manufacturers use 3D printing

    A survey of 100 top manufacturers revealed that two-thirds are using 3D printing, some for rapid prototyping and others for production or custom parts.

  • New HDMI stick is first Chromecast competitor based on Firefox

    Matchstick, a startup out of San Jose, is planning to release an HDMI dongle that will compete with Chromecast but uses the Firefox OS and costs $25 instead of $35.

  • Welcome to the age of pervasive supercomputing

    Human beings tend to take incremental change in stride. For example, the loaf of bread that was 50 cents a few decades ago that now costs $3 isn't a big deal to us because the price rose gradually and steadily year by year. What we aren't adapted for is exponential change. Which explains why we tend to be taken by surprise by developments that involve digital technologies, where order-of-magnitude improvements, driven by Moore's Law, occur continuously.

  • Mac and Chromebook sales erode Windows PC's retail share

    Macs grabbed more than a quarter of all U.S. consumer personal computer sales at retail in the 10-week stretch from July 4 to Sept. 1, a research firm said this week.

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