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The lady in question donated the computer, which sports a whopping 4k memory, along with a load of other computing components that belonged to her late husband at Clean Bay Recycling Centre in San Francisco.
Only 200 Apple I devices were ever made, and just 63 (how very precise) are thought to still exist today, but the donator was apparently unaware of its value. Or maybe she was, and was just fed up with it taking up space in her spare room.
That's totally understandable, and the reason why Downtime recently donated its Fabergé egg and Ming vase collection to the local Oxfam shop, because they were just cluttering up the place.
Luckily, the recycling centre's staff clearly have an eye for these kinds of things (or at least an eBay account) and sold it to a private collector for £131,000.
They've now launched a nationwide search for the lady, who is said to be in her 60s or 70s, so they can pass on the takings from the sale to her. Here's hoping that they find her.
We found out this week that the younger generation are pretty lazy when it comes to protecting their payment data, with 20% of 16 to 24-year-olds having shared their PIN with a third party.
With lazy consumers such as this, you wouldn't think it would be too hard to take them for all they have.
In a half-hearted attempt at stealing customer's PINs and account numbers, a group of thieves as lackadaisical as their targets used duct tape to attach a poorly disguised iPod nano device to take pictures of PINs while a fake front recorded card data.
As the following tweet from Greater Manchester Police suggests, they didn't get away with it:
Camera attached pic.twitter.com/1Dv57T1mbA-- GMP Stockport West (@GMPStockWest) January 8, 2015
Yes, you read the headline right, more than half of people regularly use their mobile devices in bed, with 5% shockingly using their mobile while in the middle of having sex with their partner.*
Narly half check their social networks and emails on their
mobile devices instead of listening to their partner, while 40% use their phones
while sat on the toilet - please remember to wash your hands!
Narly half check their social networks and emails on their mobile devices instead of listening to their partner, while 40% use their phones while sat on the toilet - please remember to wash your hands!
So apparently 45% of people admit that technology
prevents them from ever truly switching off and relaxing in their spare time. Well we don't know about relaxing, but if there's a drop in birth rates next
year, we can all blame the iPhone 5.
So apparently 45% of people admit that technology prevents them from ever truly switching off and relaxing in their spare time. Well we don't know about relaxing, but if there's a drop in birth rates next year, we can all blame the iPhone 5.
*Study conducted by UK technology manufacturer, Storage Options
A Sainsbury's store on Cromwell Road, West London, is trialing a trolley fitted with a solar-powered iPad dock and speakers. All you need to watch Premier League stars dribble skillfully down the wing, whilst you drag your feet down the fruit and veg aisle, is your own iPad and the Sky Go app.
As you become more engrossed in what you're watching you would imagine that one immediate problem this could throw up is the potential to lose focus and control of a trolley, which aren't easy to control at the best of times. However, Sainsbury's have got this covered. two words.... proximity sensors.
We're unsure as to whether little beeps would be adequate enough to prevent you from mowing down an unsuspecting child who's wandering around but it's better than nothing.
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