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Woman who left rare Apple 1 for recycling has $100,000 check waitin

A $100,000 check is waiting for a mystery woman who donated a rare Apple 1 computer to a Silicon Valley recycling firm.

CleanBayArea in Milpitas, California, said on its website that a woman in her 60s dropped off some electronic goods in April, when she was cleaning out the garage after her husband died.

The boxes of computer parts contained a 1976 Apple 1, which the recycling firm sold for $200,000 in a private auction. The recycler’s policy is to split the proceeds 50-50 with the person who donated the equipment.

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This alarm clock lets you literally wake up and smell the coffee

There are few better ways to wake up than the smell of your favorite food or beverage — coffee, croissants, you name it — wafting into your bedroom from the kitchen. Waking up to realize that the smells are only coming from your alarm clock and that you’ve got to make your own coffee might not be as nice, but hey, at least you’re up, right?

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Chip Shot: Intel Headquarters Building Topped with Wind Turbines

Visible from Mission College Blvd. in the heart of Silicon Valley, Intel has installed one of the world’s largest operating rooftop arrays of wind micro-turbines on the roof of Intel’s worldwide headquarters in Santa Clara, California. Intel’s micro-turbines are a proof-of-concept project, in which Intel hopes to collect data that will help the company better understand green power and identify ways to continue evolving its sustainability programs. This is just the latest milestone in Intel’s longstanding commitment to innovation and environmental sustainability.

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This week marks the 25th anniversary of Windows 3.0

The first version of Windows to support a stunning palette of 256 full colours, Windows 3.0, turns 25 today, having launched on May 22, 1990. Windows 3.0 was the first version of Windows to see widespread use, largely because it was the first version to come pre-installed on the PCs shipped by the manufacturers of the day, starting with Zenith PC. It supported a range of memory modes, from 16-bit Real Mode (for machines with less than a 286-based processor) to 32-bit enhanced mode (which required a higher-end 386). This version of Windows was the first to be a real operating system, significantly expanding the role held by DOS.

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Find Out What Your Name Would Be if You Were Born Today

The popularity of your name is likely far different today than it was the year you were born. Maybe you’re one of those men born in 1983 and named Michael, the most popular name of the year. Today, if you were given the most popular boy’s name, you’d be named Noah. The following interactive shows you which name had the same popularity in the past year and every decade since 1890 as yours did the year you were born, using newly released baby name data for 2014.

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LG’s super-thin OLED screen sticks to your wall using magnets

Forget buying a clunky wall mount for your TV… what if you could stick it up like a fridge magnet? LG Display is hoping you’ll do just that. The company has unveiled a 55-inch OLED screen that’s so thin and light (0.04 inches and 4.2 pounds) that you can put it on your wall using a magnetic mat. The design doesn’t exactly leave room for much else — you’d probably need a breakout box for TV functions — but it raises the possibility of big-screen sets that easily blend into your living room’s decor. Unfortunately, LG isn’t saying if or when this panel will translate into a real product.

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