Technology is filled with all kinds of rumours, real and fabricated. It gives us a look at what might be and will be. All The News You Missed Overnight gathers the whispers all in one place to help you catch up.
In the old classic accidental group email blunder, Woolworths has sent out an email to over 1000 people with a spreadsheet of customer details. Fortunately it was just names and email addresses, though the email included a link to 7,941 vouchers, worth $1,308,505. Whoops!
After a major garage clean out, a woman dropped off an old Apple I computer at a recycling centre in Silicon Valley. They recognised what it was, but not before the previous owner had left. The computer has been since sold to a museum, as it’s one of about 200 first generation computers hand assembled by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ron Wayne in 1976. The recycling firm is trying to track her down though, to hand over a $130,000 cut of the sale. It’s lucky she recycled!
What if the Apple had launched the iPhone back in the 80’s? This delightfully old school re-imaging of the smartphone imagines what could have been.
The US tried to secretly attack North Korea’s nuclear program with a virus, but failed to gain access to the core computers. The US has actually been successful at such endeavours in the past, destroying Iranian uranium centrifuges with a virus called Stuxnet.