How much would you pay for an old computer?

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It is believed that less than 50 of the original Apple-1‘s are still in existence and today one of those computers just sold for $905,000. This Apple-1 was put together by Steve Wozniak (Apple co-founder) in Steve Job’s family garage in the summer of 1976. This antique was purchased by The Henry Ford organization with goal to put it on display in their Michigan museum.

We no longer use the phone in our smartphones

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Ahh, smart phones: the modern human’s weapon of choice in braving today’s hyper-connected digital world. Have you ever wondered why they’re still called phones nowadays? More than anything, the functionality of our so-called smart phones has transcended their original purpose. They’re now devices jam-packed with applications that let you do almost anything, and they have become less of a traditional phone in every sense of the word.

A way for your devices to work seamlessly together – Pushbullet

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Now more than ever, we are expected to be connected all the time and we send and receive information using all kinds of platforms and devices. This fast-paced exchange of information can be difficult to keep track of especially if you’re working with multiple devices. But, hey, guess what, there’s an app that can help you with that. It’s called Pushbullet and it is arguably one of the best productivity apps of the year.

Apple Pay and the rise of the digital wallet

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With the creation of innovative and practical mobile payment systems, mobile payment is becoming more accessible than ever.

Types of mobile payment
Mobile payment systems these days come in all kinds of flavors. There are those that make use of external accessories like The Square and “Tap and Go” pay systems that turn your mobile phone into a mobile wallet, where you go into a store and check out with your smartphone. Mobile payment systems that are in the latter category include Google Wallet, One Touch PayPal, and the recently launched Apple Pay.

Future tech: computer screens that adjust to your vision

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These days, we spend hours in front of monitors and screens. In fact, it’s something that most of us don’t even notice anymore since it has become such an integral part of our everyday lives. We sit in front of our computer at work, constantly look at our smartphones throughout the day, and watch television for long periods at a time. This constant screen-time has been proven to cause eyestrain, and this is something that has harmful effects on our eyesight over time. Now many of us have to resort to wearing glasses or contact lenses just so we can see what’s on our screens – but what if we don’t have to?

Google smart contact lens with built-in camera

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Wearable tech has come a step further with smart contact lenses. Google’s is working on contact lenses that have a built-in camera and sensors. They actually filed the patent back in 2012 with the US Patent and Trademark office and the contact lens is currently being developed by Google X labs. This is Google’s top-secret facility, where all manner of technological advancements and products are created, most of which – like the smart lens – almost seem too science-fiction-ish, but are actually just wildly imaginative and groundbreaking.