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 Wednesday, 24-November-2010  20:34:30 (GMT +10) - by Agg

An Apple 1 has sold for $216,000 in London. The Apple I, one of only 200 such models ever made, was sold Tuesday afternoon at Christie's auction house in central London for 133,250 pounds (about $216,492). It came with its original packaging and a signed sales letter from Steve Jobs, one of Apple Computer's co-founders and the current CEO of Apple.

Novell has been acquired by Attachmate. Which is a little bizarre given I haven't even heard of Attachmate in about 10 years and Novell at least kept in the headlines with its SUSE involvement etc. Anyhoo, maybe I just move in the wrong circles. At least I still have my NeWare 3.1x CNE certification from 1995. Nobody can take that from me. Also, a heap of their intellectual property is going to Microsoft. Discussion here.

Here's a cool Metropolis sculpture using 1,200 Hot Wheels cars. Be sure to watch the mesmerizing and incredibly noisy video of the work, featuring 1,200 Hot Wheels cars on their roller-coaster ride through the “city.”

Meanwhile you can trade in toy cars for GT5, according to GamePron. Australian retailer EB Games have announced an interesting twist on the concept of videogame trade-ins. For the first time in their history – perhaps in the world – customers can trade their toy cars towards their purchase of Gran Turismo 5.

SilentPCReview continue their build guide, this time focussing on a HTPC Home Server. Since a HTPC often becomes a central repository for media files, the concept of maximizing storage capacity on such a PC and using it as the file server for the entire home network has merit. This means the PC playes two roles, and one fewer PC is not a bad thing economically and ecologically. Check out our take on a similar idea from earlier in the week here.



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