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

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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 garage after the Byte Shop gave them their first order. Their creation was financed by the sale of Jobs’ VW Microbus and Wozniak’s HP-65 calculator. A fairly wise move, looking back.”

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Girls won’t make a pass at a man in Google Glass, HP exec warns | Techworld.com

“A Hewlett-Packard executive today warned people not to wear Google Glass on a first date – at least, not if they want to ensure they get a second. Silicon Valley-based Ray Edwards used Wearable World’s Glazed conference in East London to make his feelings on the £1,000 augmented reality headset’s appearance known, before going on to outline which bit of the wearables market HP wants to focus on.”

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Department for Transport to trial driverless cars | IT Pro

“The Department for Transport is set to review the capabilities of driverless car technology, although Transport Minister Claire Perry thinks the tech is a bit ‘weird’. Perry explained the concept of using tech-enabled driving has the potential to revolutionise transport, despite it feeling a bit sci-fi for some people.”

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Christian Bale to play Steve Jobs in upcoming biopic | The Verge

“Christian Bale will star as late Apple CEO Steve Jobs in the upcoming biopic from director Danny Boyle. Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin confirmed the decision in an upcoming interview with Bloomberg Television, adding that the Oscar-winning actor didn’t even have to audition for the role.”

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Beyond tweets: Twitter aims for mobile domination | The Telegraph

“Twitter is setting its sights beyond tweets. At the Flight mobile developer conference in San Francisco this week, Twitter launched a new mobile development platform called Fabric, with which it hopes to infiltrate all the apps on your mobile phone.”

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Microsoft is finally dropping the ‘Nokia’ from Lumia | Engadget

“Over a year after the acquisition was first announced, Microsoft is officially replacing the Nokia Lumia brand. In a blog post today, the software giant revealed its upcoming smartphones will now be known as Microsoft Lumia.”

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Stuart O’Connor