Rare Apple-1 Computer Goes Up for Auction, Could Fetch Up to $650,000

The Apple-1 computer, the first Apple computer, cost approximately $666 when it was first released in 1976, but now one of the few surviving Apple-1s is expected to fetch up to GBP 300,000 – GBP 500,000 ($389,878 – $649,797) in auction. The auction house Christie’s is offering a rare example of the first personal computer sold with a […]

Counterclockwise: modular phones were here, you could even expand their RAM

oogle announced Project Ara to much fanfare and it caused geeks to dream of PC-like upgradability that would extend the usable life of their phones by letting them continuously swap out parts for newer, better ones. Excitement eventually collided with reality and Ara was shelved. Here’s the thing, though, modular phones were a thing long […]

Indie games could suffer without Net Neutrality, devs say (update)

Scott Olson/Getty Images The Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday, Dec. 14, to undo government regulations that ensured the internet remained an open utility for all. With Net Neutrality repealed, internet service providers will have the ability to block and throttle traffic and charge for online “fast lanes” — a move that could have devastating impacts for […]

Ryanair is hiring 125 pilots to clean up its cancellations ‘mess’ — and could force 500 existing pilots to change holiday plans

Ryanair is hiring 125 pilots to avoid additional flight cancellations and could force 500 existing pilots to change holiday plans. According to Sky News, Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary said on Thursday that that the firm would recruit 125 pilots in the next week or two and increase pay for others. He also said the airline is […]

How Intel Core chips could take over two-factor authentication from your phone

Password manager Dashlane is one of the first consumer-facing companies to take advantage of a little-known feature within Intel’s 8th-generation Corechips that could become much more popular: enabling two-factor authentication with just your PC, and not your phone. What’s known as Universal Second Factor (U2F) authentication lives within the 8th-generation Core architecture. Typically, two-factor authentication (2FA)—recommended for […]

Video games could soon replace pills in treating some cognitive diseases

Patients suffering from mental disorders ranging from depression to Alzheimer’s disease may soon be able to swap their pills for video games. Neuroscape, a research lab at the University of California at San Francisco, has spent the past eight years pursuing that mission. Now, a spin-off called Akili Interactive Labsis engaged in medical trials to get […]

5 Powerful Tech Trends That Could Affect Your Business

Huffington Post Partner StudioHuffington Post Partner Studio DAVID LEES It would be an understatement to say that technology has disrupted the business landscape. Every aspect of modern organizations today—how they create, communicate, transact and serve—is shaped by technologies that were far beyond the wildest dreams of business leaders a couple of decades ago. To paraphrase […]

PS4 Software Update 5.0 Could Let You Change Your PSN ID, Play PS1 Games, and a Whole Lot More: Report

The PS4 system software update v5.0 could bring a host of new features to Sony’s popular black box. We could see the PS4 gain features like access to PSOne Classics, the ability to hide or completely remove items from library; the ability to delete items from your library, the introduction of a store wishlist; an increase in […]

Plant inspiration could lead to flexible electronics

Versatile, light-weight materials that are both strong and resilient are crucial for the development of flexible electronics, such as bendable tablets and wearable sensors. Aerogels are good candidates for such applications, but until now, it’s been difficult to make them with both properties. Now, researchers report in ACS Nano that mimicking the structure of the […]