Steve Wozniak

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: July 10, 2012

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: July 10, 2012

This week we're seeing quite a bit of news on the RIM front, mostly because the heads of the company have been vocal in the face of a possible incoming lawsuit that will be headed by angry investors - bits like We don't build phones in China and re-elections of the board are running wild. On a lighter note, you'll want to check out the kickstarter for Ouya if you've got a love for Android and video games - console style. There's a couple of new Motorola devices out there soon, too, the RAZR V for Canada and the ATRIX HD for AT&T in the USA.

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Apple 1 Motherboard reaches $300k+ at auction

Apple 1 Motherboard reaches $300k+ at auction

One of the relatively few remaining Apple 1 Motherboards left intact on the market has reached a massive $374,500 USD in auction this week. This auction took the original 1976 conglomeration of components and set it up at Sotheby's where it was originally expected to sell for a price between $120,000-$180,000 USD. This auction was joined by an hand-written note from Steve Jobs which captured a thought written by the tech legend back when he worked for Atari.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: April 27, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: April 27, 2012

Happy Friday, everyone! Welcome to the end of the work week, the last full week of April. So what kind of news are we rounding out the week with? For starters, Mac App Store hits 10,000 apps: here's the best. Moving on, in the world of mobile there is a new update in the world of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) - Verizon roadmap leak reveals ICS updates in May. And we also have some sobering news for American ingenuity - Kodak continues downward spiral, posts $366 million loss.

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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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Woz newest comments favor iPhone or Android depending on who you ask

Woz newest comments favor iPhone or Android depending on who you ask

There's one fair tech mind out there in the world, at least, and his name is Steve Wozniak - and this week his words are being twisted all to heck, either saying that he's in love with iPhone or Android, depending on how you see it. Whilst speaking with the Daily Beast, Woz, (the co-founder of Apple, if you do not know,) said first that he's had greater success with Android's voice command system than he's had with Apple's Siri, but next that he uses the iPhone as his primary device anyway. He also notes how Android has slightly better navigation built-in, but that Apple is his preferred system with iOS.

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Secret Apple Archives at Stanford reveal brand name source, video gems

Secret Apple Archives at Stanford reveal brand name source, video gems

Though the actual origin of the name Apple Computer and how it was brought up might not set the world on fire with inspiration, the time between Steve Jobs' passing this year and now has been one furious maelstrom of interest in the historical leavings of the mastermind himself - so more than likely, you still want to know. The source of the information comes from a recently revealed (in short by the Associated Press) Stanford warehouse containing a vast archive of Apple-related media. Inside this historical treasure trove are documents, books, software bits, videos, and of course the original blueprint for the very first Apple computer, donated in 1997 after Jobs returned to Apple after his extended "hiatus", if you know what I mean.

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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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Ancient Astronomical Calculator Reconstructed

Ancient Astronomical Calculator Reconstructed

Michael T. Wright, a former curator at the Science Museum in London, reconstructed a model of an ancient astronomical calculator named the Antikythera Mechanism. It gets it's name from the Greek island where it was found. For fifty years after it was recovered by a sponge diver in 1902, researchers had no clue as to it's possible function. By that time the ravages of two thousand years of being at the bottom of the ocean took it's toll through the effects of corrosion and mineral deposits. It wasn't until HP took reflectance imaging scans of the device there became clear enough picture to construct a working model. Wright's reconstructed model has the capability to predict the yearly motion of the sun, moon, and five planets, and is also a calendar.

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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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