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Steve Jobs film with Ashton Kutcher as the lead aims for Q4 launch

Steve Jobs film with Ashton Kutcher as the lead aims for Q4 launch

With the passing of Steve Jobs, there are two movies in the works about his life. Sony is working on the big-budget production based on the autobiography of Jobs published very shortly after his death. The second film is an independent project with Ashton Kutcher playing Jobs. What we didn't know when the picture was first announced was when it would be released and what specific timeframe the movie would be looking at.

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Rare prototype Macintosh with Twiggy drive: yours for $100k

Rare prototype Macintosh with Twiggy drive: yours for $100k

There have been some crazy tech related auctions thrown up on eBay over the years, but this one could possibly be the rarest of them all. A new listing is offering a prototype Macintosh with the Twiggy drive. Originally, the Macintosh was supposed to use the 5.25” Twiggy drive, but high error rates with the system forced Apple to switch to Sony’s 400k 3.5” drive instead.

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Renault channels Steve Jobs: You don’t know you love our electric buggy yet

Renault channels Steve Jobs: You don’t know you love our electric buggy yet

There's a vehicle out there by the name of Renault Twizy, a cross between a buggy and a car, smaller than a Smart Car and made specifically for city use. This vehicle has been tested out by Antony Ingram at Green Car Reports and as they describe it as a "high-rise electric go-cart," it seems at first to be a bit strange for $10,000 and $65 a month for battery rental, even if that's one of the cheapest electric vehicles on the market today. Renault is noted, on the other hand, has having prepared for the eventuality of the unconvinced customer with a Steve Jobs quote, of all things.

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Ashton Kutcher pegged to play Steve Jobs in inde pic

Ashton Kutcher pegged to play Steve Jobs in inde pic

With Steve Jobs' passing last year I think we all knew movies about life of the man behind Apple would be coming. There are in fact two different films about the life of Steve Jobs headed to theaters at some point. Ashton Kutcher will play Jobs in the independent production about the life of Steve. The movie will be called "Jobs."

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Post-Jobs Apple lacks “bad design” firewall claims ex-Apple TV guy

Post-Jobs Apple lacks “bad design” firewall claims ex-Apple TV guy

Controversy over the third-gen Apple TV today, as a former Apple designer responsible for the last-gen set-top box's interface criticized the new UI as old ideas recycled now Steve Jobs is no longer around to veto them. Michael Margolis took to Twitter to comment on the recently announced 1080p Apple TV, suggesting that "those new designs were tossed out 5 years ago because SJ [Steve Jobs]didn't like them" and that "now there is nobody to say "no" to bad design."

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Linux creator Linus Torvalds declined job offer from Steve Jobs

Linux creator Linus Torvalds declined job offer from Steve Jobs

In an alternate reality somewhere, Linus Torvalds could have been working for Apple. Wired recently sat down for an interview with the creator of Linux, who revealed an interesting tidbit. Back in 2000, Steve Jobs contacted Torvalds with a job offer. He asked that Torvalds work on Unix for Mac OS full time, although he would have had to drop all work on Linux.

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Apple’s Jony Ive blasts misguided design rivals

Apple’s Jony Ive blasts misguided design rivals

Apple design chief Jonathan Ive has criticized rivals for being unduly obsessed with wanting "to appear new" and allowing that to distract them from the "remarkable focus" the Cupertino company brings to its aesthetic. Ive, who was recently knighted and is Apple's senior vice-president of industrial design, told the Evening Standard that part of the company's ethos is being blunt about whether it can bring any significant value to a segment, rather than simply jumping in regardless: "If we can’t make something that is better," Ive says, "we won’t do it."

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Les Moonves says Steve Jobs approached CBS for Apple TV

Les Moonves says Steve Jobs approached CBS for Apple TV

There's been speculation for a while now that Apple is looking at providing a TV show service to Apple TV users. According to Les Moonves, the CEO of television network CBS, Steve Jobs approached him last year to provide content for a new Apple television service. However, Moonves said at the UCLA Entertainment Symposium held over the weekend that he declined to participate in the Apple TV product.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: February 13, 2012

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: February 13, 2012

This weekend seems to have been all about one video, the one that you really need to watch if you've not seen it already: the one with the guy shooting a laptop full of exploding-tipped bullets with his pistol. Next there's been another form of aggression in the digital streets, that being Paul McCartney's pulling of every one of his tracks from streaming services across the earth. See Don Reisinger display his true addiction to the world of DVR, see the all-powerful Nokia N9 with Ice Cream Sandwich, and check out the posthumous Grammy given to none other than Steve Jobs - accepted by Apple's software exec.

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