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Steve Wozniak speaks: Megaupload frustrations, Microsoft praise and Google Glass lust

Steve Wozniak speaks: Megaupload frustrations, Microsoft praise and Google Glass lust

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has spoken out on his frustrations around the Megaupload case, as well as praising Microsoft's visual design as something Steve Jobs would be proud of. The outspoken exec voiced his dissatisfaction with the Kim Dotcom case while at the Entel Summit in Chile, FayerWayer reports, refusing to comment on whether he believes high-ranking politicians had a hand in the investigation, but expressing dismay at some of the techniques used to bring Dotcom to trial.

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Steve Wozniak supports Kim Dotcom in MegaUpload case

Steve Wozniak supports Kim Dotcom in MegaUpload case

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is backing MegaUpload’s Kim Dotcom and bashing the US piracy case against him for alleged copyright infringement charges. While Dotcom still has yet to be extradited from New Zealand, his assets have been seized by US officials and they’re trying to keep him from paying for a legal defense with his funds.

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Steve Wozniak actor tipped for Jobs biopic

Steve Wozniak actor tipped for Jobs biopic

This week the actor known as Josh Gad, aka the star of the hit Broadway play The Book of Mormon, has been tipped to be playing Steve Wozniak in the upcoming Steve Jobs biopic. Though we generally try to stick to the technical background behind a film when we cover such Hollywood news bits here on SlashGear, it's always fun to pop in a little actor action, especially when it has to do with casting a major role in our everyday consumer gadget environment. Now that we've got Ashton Kutcher playing Steve Jobs and the South Park creator's play star as Woz, who will they find to play Jonathan Ive?

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Apple’s founding contract signed by Jobs & Wozniak could fetch $150,000 in auction

Apple’s founding contract signed by Jobs & Wozniak could fetch $150,000 in auction

Reports from Bloomberg have come in that auction house Sotheby's is gearing up to auction off the original three-page contract among Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ron Wayne that established Apple Computer Co. on April 1st, 1976. The document, which will be one of Sotheby's highlights, is expected to hit the auction block in New York City next month for December 13th and predicted to fetch $100,000 up to $150,000 in auction. Now this is a three page document worth bidding for, in all its historical, societal and sentimental value.

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Steve Wozniak poses with his new Galaxy Nexus at Google Building 44

Steve Wozniak poses with his new Galaxy Nexus at Google Building 44

It would appear that aside from those here in the United States that dropped a mint on an internationally shipped Galaxy Nexus and those of you living in the UK where they're already in stores, it's just the publishers who were amongst the lucky to review the device and none other than Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak who now have Google's next hero phone in hand. For today, just one day after the UK launch of the Ice Cream Sandwich device, Woz was invited to have a Galaxy Nexus bestowed upon him along with a lovely Android 4.0 t-shirt. And there was much rejoicing.

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Steve Wozniak Urges Educators To Embrace Technology

Steve Wozniak Urges Educators To Embrace Technology

“Be brave, use the new technology, because it’s going to change our lives so much.” These were Steve Wozniak’s words of advice to educators and students this past week. The co-founder of Apple spoke last week in Abilene, TX at Abilene Christian University’s Connected Summit about his views on education and technology. Technology and computers are more present than ever in our classrooms now with interactive whiteboards and laptops becoming more of the norm, but Steve Wozniak feels that we need to make technology in teaching more effective on younger students.

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FCC Net Neutrality Vote Commented on by Verizon, Steve Wozniak, and More

FCC Net Neutrality Vote Commented on by Verizon, Steve Wozniak, and More

As you might already know, the FCC Federal Communications Commission has adopted the "Open Internet Order," what some are saying is Net Neutrality - and others are saying is no such thing. The regulations adopted an Order that bans content blocking, requires transparency from ISPs, requires that network management and packet discrimination be "reasonable." Wireless broadband is exempt from all but the transparency and blocking rules. "Managed services" that are delivered over a last-mile broadband pipe will be allowed but monitored for "anti-competitive behavior." This move has been commented on by a slew of voices from all bits and pieces of life, check out a few of the more pertinent ones below. *Watch out for the Woz!

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Wozniak on iPhone 4: “It’s like the AT&T dead zone has been extended”

Wozniak on iPhone 4: “It’s like the AT&T dead zone has been extended”

In the run up to Apple's iPhone 4 press conference tomorrow the last thing they needed was more bad publicity about the fourth-gen smartphone's poor antenna performance.  Unfortunately, hot on the heels of Bloomberg's report that a senior engineer warned Apple management back in 2009 that the iPhone 4's design would cause signal problems, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has waded in with a little criticism of his own.  Asked about his own iPhone 4's performance, Wozniak said his own casual testing suggested that the smartphone's problem "only occurs in some places" and that it was "like the AT&T dead zone has been extended with this new phone."

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Even smart rifles can be hacked

Even smart rifles can be hacked

What's the worst case scenario of hacking you can think of? iCloud? Sony? Target? While those are definitely terrible and frightening, this latest one can be literally the deadliest. Husband and wife hackers Runa Sandvik and Michael Auger will be presenting at the Black Hat hacker conference next month the fruits of their research. They have successfully hacked a TrackingPoint smart rifle to prevent the gun from firing, lock out the user from the computerized scope, or, worse, change the variables in the scope's calculations to make it a completely different target.

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Steve Jobs: see the new extended movie trailer here

Steve Jobs: see the new extended movie trailer here

With a quick, sneak-peek teaser offered back in May, the first full-length official trailer for the upcoming Steve Jobs movie has just been released by Universal Studios. With the film, based on the official Steve Jobs biography by Walter Isaacson, due for release on October 9th, the new two-and-a-half minute trailer lets us see a greater number of scenes and hear more dialog, all featuring actor Michael Fassbender as the Apple co-founder.

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