Tech 2.0 for Monday, May 27, 2013
Filling up your gas tank might be a bit painful to the wallet, but your smart phone could be of some relief. There are now gas apps for smart phones and tablets that are designed to help save consumers money and time. Some apps can tell you which station has the cheapest gas. Others can help you navigate the fastest routes so you don't use as much gas.
Megan Schoning/Verizon Wireless, "That's going to take you from point A to point B to make your route a little bit faster four you so you're not using as much gas that way as well."
There are several different kinds of gas apps. Some of them are free and some will cost you a fee.
An Apple One computer, the first computer ever made by the company, and a later model, the Apple Lisa, were sold at auction over the weekend. Apple co-founders Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs hand-built about 200 of the Apple Ones in their garage, but only 50 are thought to still exist. This is one of just six Apple Ones that are known to still be in working order. German auction house Auction Team Breker told PC Magazine that the Apple One sold for more than $675,000 dollars. Other vintage technology items are also up for sale on the company's website.
Who will wind up with Hulu? It's one of the burning questions in the online world these days. The Internet video portal is again being put up for sale. And there are several companies that are said to be in the bidding. That's what also happened in 2011 -- but the owners decided they wanted to hold on to Hulu. Now that Hulu is under a new leader, there's a chance the sale may go through this time. A person familiar with the offers being thrown about says there are seven bidders -- among them Yahoo and TV operators DirecTV and Time Warner Cable.
Seven years after Fox canceled "Arrested Development," Netflix is hoping to capture new subscribers, now that it is airing a resurrected version of the show. The first new episodes of the show aired last night. It marks the third exclusive series from Netflix this year. The site hopes that by adding more original programming to its menu of old TV series and movies, it can boost its subscriber base. Netflix was launched as a DVD rental service. But it has been steadily phasing that out in favor of Internet streaming. Eventually it hopes people will look to the site as their go-to video service.
An original Apple 1 computer from 1976 - one of only six still in working order - has sold at auctio http://t.co/T419cmT4Km
RT @stevesilberman: One of Jobs/Wozniak's garage #Apple computers (still working!) sells for $668K. http://t.co/Hvn19Qgrb7
Yahoo reportedly willing to pay up to $800 million in bid for Hulu http://t.co/FbHfmaLNGE
.@Yahoo's @Hulu Bid Is Between $600M to $800M: Report http://t.co/5qJHcBk6AI
There is always money in the Banana Stand! http://t.co/eHettBYH4x
I unlocked the Arrested Development: Lucille sticker on #GetGlue! @arresteddev http://t.co/Ul7AccpYCY
‘Arrested Development’ Returns on Netflix http://t.co/QBUPIlyI0W