One of Apple's first computers became the highest priced item ever sold in a Christie's online-only auction this month. The Apple “I” from the batch made in Steve Jobs’ famous garage, went for nearly $400,000.
Dave Larsen has an 800 foot storefront in downtown Floyd where he displays only a tiny fraction of his collection of historic computers. He says it’s one particular period that captivates most collectors; 1971 to 1981 when the first personal computers were being developed.
Cell phones seem to be everywhere, but they’re not always easy for everyone to use. An industrial design class at Virginia Tech invented a very smart, smartphone designed for people missing a limb… and everyone else.
Blacksburg aims to become one of the few places in the country with lightening fast Internet and Wi-Fi for businesses and local residents.
It’s considered the next level of Internet technology, up to a gigabit of capacity to send information from a computer via a high speed fiber connection. What does a gigabit of capacity mean? Bob Summers, founder of Techpad, a shared workspace in downtown Blacksburg, explains.