In memory of Steve Jobs, laser-cutting outfit Uncover today announced the auction of three Steve Job tribute MacBook Pro laptops with the rear-illuminated Apple logo containing the silhouette of the late Apple co-founder. The design derives from Hong Kong artist Jonathan Mak, who created the symbolic image last year to honor the tech icon.
The Federal Communications Commission has begun the long process of reclaiming broadcast TV spectrum for wireless use.
The five commissioners unanimously approved a proposal intended to free up spectrum now held by broadcasters and auction it to wireless broadband providers. (See the FCC press release embedded at the end of this article.) CNET followed the hearing via the FCC's public webcast.
The complicated process, which is the first of its kind, will have three components.
First there is the reverse auction, in which TV broadcasters will voluntarily sell their spectrum back to the government. Then there's a "… Read more
As the Federal Communications Commission establishes the rules for its upcoming incentive spectrum auction, competitive carriers say they do not want to see a repeat of what happened with the 700MHz spectrum auction in 2008.
"The 700MHz auction was a disaster," Patrick Riordan, CEO of the rural Wisconsin carrier Cellcom, said at the Competitive Carrier Association's annual conference this week. "The FCC needs to get this one right. We all need spectrum too much. It has to be a level playing field."
On Friday the FCC will open comment on a proposal for how the … Read more
It's easy to accumulate too much stuff. Sometimes it's because you receive a lot of random gifts or couldn't resist a sale item; other times, it's because you want to make room for new stuff. But now you're trying to sell your rarely used items or collections and you have no idea what to ask for them.
Why spend time scouring the Internet looking for what everyone else thinks an item is worth? Wouldn't it be easier to just see how much people are paying for similar items right now? Luckily, eBay … Read more
Kodak is selling the business that made it famous.
The company revealed yesterday that it's selling its traditional print film business as part of an auction to raise cash.
The sale extends to Kodak's entire personalized imaging and document division, which includes kiosks that develop photos, photo paper and still camera film products, and even equipment that snaps souvenir photos at theme parks.
Before the digital age, Kodak held the market on consumer photography and was virtually synonymous with the word "film."
The auction is part of the company's aim to segue from consumer products … Read more
We've heard stories about 3D printers being used for both good and evil, but we're not sure how to categorize a company in Japan offering pregnant women a 3D-printed model of their unborn fetuses. Gross. Other stories on today's podcast include a crowdsourced funding site for porn, Amazon accidentally shipping assault rifles, and a sealed first-gen iPhone hitting eBay for $10,000.
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- Japanese companies offer a 3D-printed model of your unborn child.
- DC resident orders TV on Amazon, gets assault rifle instead.
- Sealed first-gen iPhone hits eBay for $10,000.
Open up Quick and you'll see two paths you can take: Sell or Search & Buy. Selling an item using Quick is totally straightforward. Just hit List an Item and input all of the vital info, like Title, Price, Category, Description, Payment Options, Delivery Options, and Photos. You can snap a few new pics or import existing ones from your Gallery. If you're selling a fairly common item, there's a nice feature that lets you use Quick to search for it (either by keyword or scanned bar code), in order to autopopulate the item fields. Lastly, at … Read more
You may, like so many, have lost 40 percent of your wealth recently, but I'm sure you've saved something for this.
Tomorrow, the nice people at Sothebys are auctioning an Apple-1 motherboard, the very motherlode of modern, beautiful computing.
What's morally uplifting about your potential investment is that this particular machine allegedly works. It is, so Sothebys says, one of only six in earthly existence that can do whatever it is Apple-1 computers were supposed to do. Add, subtract and look amazing at parties, I suppose. … Read more
Troubled photography pioneer Eastman Kodak filed a motion today for approval of confidential bidding procedures for the bankruptcy auction of its digital-imaging patent portfolio.
Kodak filed for bankruptcy protection in January, securing financing from Citigroup that allowed the company to continue operations as it restructures. The patents, crucial to the operation of cameras, phones, and other devices, could be useful for a company looking to buy some legal muscle.
Kodak's filing outlines a sales process in which only the identity of the winning bidder and the winning bid amount would be revealed once the auction for the 1,100 … Read more
Before he co-founded Apple, Steve Jobs worked briefly at Atari, helping the game maker improve design.
Sotheby's is auctioning a handwritten memo penned in 1974 by then-19-year-old Jobs that describes changes Atari could make to its World Cup Soccer arcade game to add fun and functionality.
The present report, written for his supervisor Stephen Bristow, was meant to improve the functionality and fun of World Cup, a coin arcade-game with four simple buttons and an evolution from Atari's Pong game. Job's report is stamped "All-One Farm Design," a name appropriated from the commune he frequented … Read more