Video: Functioning Apple-1 to hit auction block at $261,000-$392,000

One of six known working Apple-1 computers is slated to hit the Breker German auction house, where it is expected to be sold for a cool $261,000-392,000.

Google Glass auction pulled from eBay

EBay has pulled an auction for a pair of Google Glass specs, on the basis that it was a fake - but not before bidding reached nearly $17,000.

British 4G spectrum auction disappoints Treasury

The British appear less than keen on 4G, with yesterday's spectrum auction raising much less cash than expected and takeup for the country's first 4G service sluggish.

Functioning Apple I computer sold for $640,000

Rare computer systems and components are often worth a significant amount of money.

Einstein's 'God letter' for sale on eBay

A letter written by Albert Einstein in which he gives his views on religion is to be auctioned on eBay next week.

Chewbacca headpiece sells for $172,200

A Chewbacca headpiece used in the original "Star Wars" trilogy sold for a cool $172,200 at a movie memorabilia auction this past weekend.

UK gets going on 4G at last with spectrum sale this year

British telecoms regulator Ofcom has revealed its plans for the spectrum auction designed to pave the way for 4G networks.

Kurt Cobain was here... For $100,000?!

Anyone who stayed alive during the 90s knows all about Kurt Cobain, the former front man for Nirvana, which was arguably the best band to come out of the 90's grunge scene and epitomized the Seattle sound.

Evolve Xenon Tron light cycle hits the auction block

If you are serious about getting your hands on a replica Tron light 'cycle, well, you really should check out this ongoing auction hosted by CharityBuzz.

NASA seeks friendly solution to ownership row

NASA says it'll do its best to resolve a dispute over an astronaut's attempts to auction off a notebook used in the Apollo 13 mission.

Apple founding papers sold for $1.6 million

The contract that saw the inauguration of Apple as a company has sold for just under $1.6 million - over ten times the pre-sale estimate.

Assange relics, sorry, memorabilia up for sale

It's not quite as good as a piece of the True Cross, perhaps, but anybody in the market for a religious icon might like to consider checking out eBay.

Jet-powered Batmobile up for sale

Well, we now know what we're doing with the office slush fund this year - buying a real-life jet-powered Batmobile.

Swatch from Apollo 11 flag fails to sell

Some scraps and trimmings from the flag planted on the moon by Neil Armstrong in 1969 failed to sell at auction over the weekend, despite having been described as the 'ultimate' piece of space memorabilia.

Romanian pleads guilty to $2.7 million online auction scam

A Romanian man has admitted taking part in a scam that netted $2.7 million from online purchasers on auction sites such as eBay, Craigslist and AutoTrader.

$1m bid on Ebay for graffiti artist Banksy's identity

He's the Scarlet Pimpernel of the art world: but he is, just possibly, about to be unmasked. Just a few short hours from now, an Ebay auction will close, with the winning bidder reportedly buying the identity of the graffiti artist Banksy.

Slice of space history goes under the hammer

Five hundred 'space artifacts' are set for the auctioneer's block later this month - including a Playboy calendar photo that made it to the moon in 1969.

Apple 1 up for auction - at $200,000

All over the world today, geeks will be yelling at their partners: 'I told you it'd be worth money someday!'. Yes, that old mess of circuitry that your spouse forced you to get rid of all those years ago, the Apple 1, might have been worth over two hundred thousand bucks.

Facebook prototype up for sale

Facebook itself may be worth quite a lot of money now - as much as $33 billion, by some counts. But for those who don't mind owning a prototype version, the site's predecessor,, is up for sale.

White House moves to double broadband provision

Broadband coverage in the US should get a big boost, with Barak Obama today making around 500MHz of spectrum available for auction. The plan should double the amount of commercial wireless spectrum over the next ten years.