Fortunately, aspiring Batpeople can lock down their own Batmobile to be ready the next time Gotham's chief of police puts out the Batsignal.
Yahoo has been doing some housecleaning and stumbled across some dusty and musty domain names it had registered for forgotten reasons long ago. Wisely, Yahoo has decided it doesn't need to keep jockeys.com in its back pocket for a rainy day.
Every Sprint smartphone released next year will be able to pick up the three different spectrum frequencies the carrier runs, allowing for a much speedier connection and high-definition voice.
Well, almost every phone.
That's according to Sprint Chief Financial Officer Joe Euteneuer, who was speaking at an investor conference on Wednesday. The exception, which Euteneuer was sure to point out, was Apple. He only noted that he doesn't know what Apple is doing with the next iPhone, or whether it will jam in compatibility with all three frequencies.
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Ah, 1950s robots. They seemed to usher in an era of automatons fulfilling our every whim and desire. Decades later, science fiction has yet to deliver.
But that hasn't stopped enthusiasts from bidding up the price of this 8-foot-tall droid from the era to a whopping 17,500 pounds ($27,660) at a recent auction by Christie's.
Cygan was made in Italy in 1957 by a certain Ing Fiorito, and then brought to the UK. It could "walk" by shuffling its wheeled feet forward or backward, move its head and arms, and even respond to basic voice commands. … Read more
Instead of paying top dollar for the newest tech products, some people are spending a lot of money on the oldest tech products.
One of Apple's original computers, known as the Apple 1, sold for $387,750 in a Christie's online auction on Tuesday. It's the highest priced item ever sold in one of Christie's online-only auctions.
Pull out your checkbook (or your PayPal account), all you die-hard Apple fanatics. Just weeks after a working Apple 1 sold at auction in Europe for more than $600,000, another prototype of the original Apples constructed in Steve Jobs' parents' garage and designed by Steve Wozniak is up for bid, this time by Christie's in an online-only auction.
Ten lots of "iconic technology from the twentieth century" -- almost all of it old-school Apple swag -- is being auctioned off on Christie's Web site for the next two weeks. … Read more
T-Mobile USA says it has the answer on how to make the upcoming spectrum auction fair for all participants without sacrificing potential revenue for the government, as larger carriers have suggested will happen if restrictive rules are imposed.
In a filing with the Federal Communications Commission on Monday regarding the 600MHz spectrum auction, T-Mobile described what it is calling "dynamic spectrum rules" that it claims will help preserve competition in the wireless market by not allowing the biggest wireless carriers with the deepest pockets to walk away with the bulk of the new spectrum, without sacrificing revenue that … Read more
There's no question that wireless carriers large and small want to get their hands on more wireless spectrum. But deciding which carriers should get how much spectrum was the subject of intense debate on Capitol Hill on Tuesday.
The topic was front and center during a Senate subcommittee hearing in which representatives from the two main trade associations and other industry experts testified on the State of the Wireless Market.
Each of the experts called to testify reiterated a familiar request that the government make more wireless spectrum available for wireless broadband services. Without more spectrum, Steve Largent, head … Read more
After 86 bids, the coffee meeting with Apple's CEO has sold for $610,000.
The winning bidder is anonymous, and goes only by "a********s."
The "power meeting" was part of a campaign by auction site CharityBuzz to raise money for the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights. It promises little beyond some coffee and facetime with Cook at Apple's headquarters in Cupertino, Calif.
The auction is now officially tied for the highest-grossing CharityBuzz has ever had. It's matched up with last month's auction for a Lamborghini Aventador, which … Read more
There's less than a day left in the auction that will net one individual a brief, and very expensive, sit-down meeting with Apple's top executive.
CharityBuzz's buzzy auction for a coffee meeting with Apple CEO Tim Cook ends just after 1 p.m. PT on Tuesday, bringing to a close what is currently the group's second-highest auction ever at $605,000.
"We're truly amazed by the support for the RFK Center for Justice and Human Rights through our coffee with Tim Cook online auction," Coppy Holzman, Charitybuzz CEO and founder said in a … Read more