Steve Wozniak

Wozniak talks FBI, Apple Watch in Reddit AMA

Wozniak talks FBI, Apple Watch in Reddit AMA

Steve Jobs, and now Tim Cook, might be the biggest personas in Apple, but Steve "Woz" Wozniak isn't that far behind. Co-founder and former Apple employee, Wozniak left the company twice in the 80s, not out of spite as some drama might paint, but in an attempt to live a "normal" life, as normal as forming startups can be. Although long out of the big tech picture, some have come to see Wozniak as some calmer voice close to Apple that, as shown in his Reddit AMA, isn't that shy from sharing what he thinks Apple might be doing wrong.

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Hawking, Musk, Wozniak, Chomsky warn of dawn of AI weaponry

Hawking, Musk, Wozniak, Chomsky warn of dawn of AI weaponry

IJCAI 2015 conference starts with open letter on the dawn of the era of autonomous weapons. This letter contains word that the machine war is not decades away, but years away. Too close to go without a hard and fast decision to outlaw autonomous weapons, to ban them worldwide, before they cause all-out chaos. The letter is short, concise, and extremely easy to understand: artificial intelligence can make the battlefield safer, it says, or AI can make the entire world a very terrible place to live.

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A wax Steve Wozniak is destined for Madame Tussauds

A wax Steve Wozniak is destined for Madame Tussauds

Assuming wax statues don’t give you the creeps, there’s a good chance you’ve been to one of the Madame Tussauds wax museums scattered around in different big cities. The museums are home to famous faces recreated in wax and included as installations within the museum, and every now and again a new face is added. Recently Madame Tussauds took to the Internet to find out what wax statue the people were interested in seeing next, specifically which person in tech they wanted to see get a wax avatar, and the people have overwhelming spoken.

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Steve Wozniak, Stan Lee to launch Silicon Valley Comic Con in 2016

Steve Wozniak, Stan Lee to launch Silicon Valley Comic Con in 2016

There are a large number of comic book conventions held throughout the year all across the US, and with the events rapidly becoming mainstream popular in recent years, especially San Diego's con every summer, it's not surprising to see new ones spring up. What is surprising, however, is that this latest con, is the result of a collaboration between Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and Marvel Comics creator Stan Lee. It's called the Silicon Valley Comic Con, and it's scheduled for March 19-20, 2016.

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Woz: Garage was a myth, Jobs wasn’t an early computer believer

Woz: Garage was a myth, Jobs wasn’t an early computer believer

It's been three years since Steve Jobs passed away, but his legacy continues, and so does his origin story. Celebrating the legacy of Apple, and particularly the Apple I and II, Jobs' first partner in crime, Steve Wozniak, gives a bit of insight into the young Steve Jobs back in the 1970's, showing how human the man in the turtleneck was. And apparently, he wasn't as enthusiastic about computers back then before he made a quick U-turn to become the passionate Jobs we all know.

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Seth Rogen will play Woz in upcoming Steve Jobs film

Seth Rogen will play Woz in upcoming Steve Jobs film

Christian Bale is a great decision to play Steve Jobs. The incoming biopic about the Apple co-founder is set to blow the pretenders (yes, you, Ashton) out of the water, and the addition of Seth Rogen will only enhance the experience. Variety is reporting that Rogen has signed on to play Steve Wozniak for the film, presenting as much of a true-to-life personality divide as we could have imagined. The movie is based on Walter Isaacson’s book about Jobs.

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Woz says iWatch could make wearables “finally viable”

Woz says iWatch could make wearables “finally viable”

Sometimes, Woz just nails it. Steve Wozniak, the co-founder of Apple, is a pretty down-to-earth guy, and not shy about sharing his opinion when asked. His watchful eye has now turned to wearables, where we now see Woz feels a lot like you or I might. Spoiler alert: he’s not sold on wearables just yet.

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Galaxy Gear lambasted by Woz: “It was so worthless”

Galaxy Gear lambasted by Woz: “It was so worthless”

Smartwatches are somewhat polarizing: some view them as interesting, but ultimately useless, toys. Others are more forward-thinking, anticipating uses for the type of wearable that are beneficial both now and potentially in the future. Steve Wozniak generally falls into the latter group, but that doesn't mean he has taken kindly to all smartwatches on the market.

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Woz talks Tetris fondness, brags top scores

Woz talks Tetris fondness, brags top scores

We've all played Tetris at some point, alternating between love and hate depending on whether that long brick got snagged on a wayward corner on the way over. Today would be a good day to get nostalgic about those gaming days of old, given that it is Tetris' 30th birthday.

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Woz suggests Apple make Android phones

Woz suggests Apple make Android phones

With the iPhone already having done quite a bit of business in the United States and internationally over the past few years, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak spoke up this week about how the company should - but probably won't - delve into Android. Suggesting that there's nothing holding Apple back from creating an Android device technically, Wozniak speaks with Wired on how Apple could enter a secondary market alongside the iPhone.

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iPad Air gets thumbs-down from Woz

iPad Air gets thumbs-down from Woz

Steve Wozniak has been vocal about the new iPad Air, and while he wasn't critical of the device in general, he did say that it isn't a slate that is applicable to him. He went on to explain why, and in doing so revealed the perhaps more surprising detail about his home Internet, namely that he doesn't have broadband and it makes the iPad Air of little use.

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Steve Wozniak talks in-car tech, Google Glass, and the new Mac Pro

Steve Wozniak talks in-car tech, Google Glass, and the new Mac Pro

During Ford’s Trend Conference at the company’s headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak sat in during a panel about driving distractions in vehicles and what solutions we could see in the future to limit these distractions in the car. Are touchscreens in the dashboard really the way to go? Do wearables like Google Glass cut down on distraction? We ended up getting to speak with Wozniak personally about in-vehicle technology, Google Glass, and even the new Mac Pro.

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