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The Digest: First Apple computer sells for £570,000… and 5 other things people are talking about today

First Apple computer sells for £570,000 | ShortList Magazine "One of Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak's Apple I computers has sold at auction for an astonishing $905,000 (£570,000) to an unnamed buyer. Originally hand-made by Steve Wozniak in 1976, it's believed to be one of the first 50 models made in Wozniak's family…

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Stuart O'ConnorThe Digest: First Apple computer sells for £570,000… and 5 other things people are talking about today
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The Digest: Google launches Inbox app… and 4 other things people are talking about this morning

Google has launched the Inbox app in an attempt to solve email headaches, says the Guardian: "Unveiled this week, Inbox is an app for Android and for iPhone, with an invite-only launch that mirrors the debut of Gmail in 2004. Its features include the ability to organise similar emails in 'bundles', from bank…

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Stuart O'ConnorThe Digest: Google launches Inbox app… and 4 other things people are talking about this morning
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The landline phone’s days appear to be numbered

Do you know the number of your landline phone off by heart? No, neither do I. Yes, I could tell you my mobile number in a second, but the landline? Nobody calls that number except those PPI marketers and computer scammers. And my mum. And it seems I am not alone. The rise of mobile…

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Stuart O'ConnorThe landline phone’s days appear to be numbered
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The Digest: Charlie Brooker on Gamergate… and 4 other things people are talking about this morning

Gamergate: the internet is the toughest game in town – if you’re playing as a woman, says the Guardian's Charlie Brooker: "There seems to be a small yet vocal core of maniacs bafflingly resistant to the notion that women should have any say in the games industry at all. Even recent statistics indicating…

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Stuart O'ConnorThe Digest: Charlie Brooker on Gamergate… and 4 other things people are talking about this morning

Could Wello help speed up Ebola screening?

Remember Glenn Beck? The conservative fruitcake found fame a few years ago with his show on America's Fox News Channel when the passionate commentator would use everything from blackboard diagrams to crying on screen to demonstrate the liberal conspiracy in America. It turns out Beck wasn't just disappeared in the night by liberal muslim atheists,…

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James O'MalleyCould Wello help speed up Ebola screening?

Drone captures amazing killer whale footage

Drones are often held up as a nightmarish foreshadowing of a dystopian future in which unmanned death planes can rain hell from the sky - but they can also be used for much nicer things too. Check out this astonishing footage of some killer whales. It was posted last month by Vancouver Aquarium, and shows…

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The Digest: Lenovo rumoured to be buying BlackBerry (again)… and 5 other things people are talking about this morning

Industry rumours suggest Lenovo is looking to expand its smartphone operations by buying BlackBerry, says a report at ExpertReviews: "The rumours boosted share prices for BlackBerry this week, a much needed increase following lukewarm reception to the company's Passport smartphone earlier in the year. BlackBerry handsets used to be widely used by business…

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Stuart O'ConnorThe Digest: Lenovo rumoured to be buying BlackBerry (again)… and 5 other things people are talking about this morning
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The Digest: Microsoft pulls another dodgy patch… and 5 other things people are talking about this morning

  Microsoft has again been forced to pull a patch to prevent nasty side-effects, according to The Register: "The patch that aimed to add 'SHA-2 Hashing' to Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 has instead raised some concerns among Redmond's customers. The company is therefore 'investigating behavior associated with this update' and…

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Stuart O'ConnorThe Digest: Microsoft pulls another dodgy patch… and 5 other things people are talking about this morning
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Campaigners use a drone to protest Hyde Park charging for access to pitches

The London Charity Softball League has been running since 2003, and in its latest season has seen teams from 70 charities join in - but now the Royal Parks authorities, which manage Hyde Park want to start charging for access to pitches. In response, campaigners who oppose the move have been kicking up a fuss…

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James O'MalleyCampaigners use a drone to protest Hyde Park charging for access to pitches