Rare working Apple 1 computer sold for $374,500

A rare Apple 1, the first ready-made personal computer, has sold for $374,500 in an auction at Sotheby's, New York. The computer, consisting only of a naked motherboard, with primitive microchips and circuitry exposed, is thought to be one of only around half a dozen working examples of Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak's first hardware. The price was considerably more than Sotheby's estimate of $180,000 and sets a new record for a sale of one of the machines. It's estimated that of the Apple 1 original 200, only around 50 remain, and only six of those are known to be in working condition.

Apple Store at Shanghai, China

The architects of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson turned the entrance of Apple Store from Shanghai in a spectacular glass cylinder which captivates the whole attention of the exterior space. The concept was simple, they wanted to express the slogan of Apple: "Simplicity is the Ultimate Sophistication". Not treated like a barrier between employees and customers, the glass creates the psychological effect to perceive that everything could be accessible to you. The stares are fixed to an interior small cylinder also from glass, so they appear to visitors like they're floating.

Volkner Mobil Ultra Luxury Motorhome

The Volkner Mobil Ultra Luxury Motorhome, comes complete with a fully-fledged kitchen, a high-end entertainment system, and even a secret storage space designed to tuck away a supercar! All of this luxury starts at a price tag of around £750,000 and rises to a fully-loaded £1.2million depending on the buyer’s own choice of fixtures and fittings. The 40ft long rolling home is something a touring rockstar would be proud of, and has certainly wowed the crowds at the Caravan Salon in Dusseldorf, Germany.

The hidden garage is nestled between the front and rear wheels of the vehicle, and is designed to accommodate a low riding sports car such as a Lamborghini or Ferrari. The access door to the cool compartment opens easily at the press of a button situated on a side panel that causes the hatch to open and the cargo floor to drop to ground level to allow the car to be loaded. 

Telephone Sheep Exhibit by Artist Jean Luc Cornec

Artist Jean Luc has put old landline telephones to good use with his sculptures titled "Telephone Sheep". The series explores how fast technology is moving and how we can put old things to good use. The sculptures use the hand dialing base as the head, the cords as their wool and the earpiece as their feet. The "Telephone Sheep" exhibit was displayed at the Museum of Telecommunication in Frankfurt.


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