Did you hear about the student George Hotz, 17, Glen Rock, New Jersey who was awarded “Best of Category” and received a $5,000 Intel scholarship and an Intel® Centrino® Duo Mobile Technology-based notebook?
In the picture (right), Hotz was a 2005 – Intel ISEF finalist when he was 15 and showed off his project titled, “The Googler”.
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After Hotz unlocked the iPhone he put it up on eBay and was getting a lot of bids over $10K. However this morning on his blog site he states the iPhone has been traded. It seems that Terry Daidone, the founder of Certicell contacted Hotz and offered to make a trade for the iPhone. Hotz traded it for a Nissan 350Z and three 8GB iPhones. Hotz is sending the iPhones, unlocked if they wish, to jpetrie(the first donater), gray(the reversing genius), and iProof(who is truly amazing at finding stuff online).
Hotz left for school yesterday, presumably going fast in a 350Z…don’t all 17 year olds drive fast?! Sort of beats my “What I did this summer?” story…