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Steve Jobs’ Venus yacht shown in fresh footage

Steve Jobs’ Venus yacht shown in fresh footage

Steve Jobs' yacht, the Starck-designed Venus, hasn't had an easy time over the holidays, impounded in Amsterdam over unpaid bills, but that gave harbor hunters a chance to snap some new video of the crisp-edged craft. Michiel Frackers took a post-Christmas walk to the former container terminal where Venus was being held, and rather fittingly used an iPhone 5 to film the distinctive yacht as it was being tended to by crew.

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Steve Jobs Yacht impounded amid unpaid Starck designer fee

Steve Jobs Yacht impounded amid unpaid Starck designer fee

In just about as close a story to Celebrity News as the tech world ever gets, today's strangest bit of gadget-less drama comes from the Philippe Starck-designed superyacht now in impound over unpaid fees from the Steve Jobs estate. The "superyacht" garnered quite a bit of attention earlier this year as it was first mistaken for a laptop then marveled over once it was revealed as a massive ship custom-made for Steve Jobs himself. Today's news comes from Starck's design company Ubik where they've made it clear that they're going to get the rest of the cash their owed: apparently the Jobs estate hasn't paid up.

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Steve Jobs’ yacht makes its first official appearance

Steve Jobs’ yacht makes its first official appearance

Back in April we mentioned that word surfaced that designer Philippe Starck was working on a project for Apple. The fact that the famous designer was working on a project by Apple was quickly denied by Starck himself who admitted that he was working on a project involving Steve Jobs' private yacht. The yacht has been under construction by a Dutch company known for custom yachts called Feadship.

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Ocean Empire Super Yacht is Self-Sustainable, Costs $17 Million

Ocean Empire Super Yacht is Self-Sustainable, Costs $17 Million

$17 million for a self-sustainable super yacht may seem like a steal to some people. But, as many yachts have proven in the past, it's all about the features on board that make the price make more sense. For the Ocean Empire, being called the first-ever zero carbon life support vessel isn't good enough. No, the designers wanted to make sure that there's plenty of eco-friendly elements, along with plenty of room for people to live their day-to-day lives on board.

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Yacht Concept Shows That Huge Boats Can Fly [Video]

Yacht Concept Shows That Huge Boats Can Fly [Video]

Yachts are generally a good way for a concept to become reality. There's generally enough money being tossed around at any given moment on a yacht that, say, including an iPad-controlled thermostat (and many other functions) just seems logical, and not superfluous. But, there's a line where you have to look at a design, especially for something like a yacht, and just shake your head. Perhaps even roll up the plans, and start working on something else. For designer Phil Pauley, having a dream is one thing -- but making it a reality is something entirely different.

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Solemates Superyacht Lets Passengers and Crew Control Some Features with iPads

Solemates Superyacht Lets Passengers and Crew Control Some Features with iPads

It's been a few days since a yacht has graced the front page of SlashGear, so let's rectify that. Of course, a yacht isn't a yacht if it doesn't have a bunch of luxury items on it, making it not only look good, but also look expensive. Much like an iPad with an 18K gold Apple logo does. The Solemates Suepryacht certainly does its best to make sure that everyone knows it looks expensive, and if you do manage to step inside it, you'll realize why you'll have to pay a bit extra to spend any time therein. Thanks to Apple's iPad tablet device, crew members and passengers alike will be able to control features of the ship, right from the device.

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Strand Design 166 superyacht has sportscar garage, optional bullet-proof Samurai leather

Strand Design 166 superyacht has sportscar garage, optional bullet-proof Samurai leather

You might remember Gray Design's Strand Craft 122, a sleek, curvaceous yacht which integrated a garage for a sports car to take you from the marina to your choice of restaurant. For some, though, a mere 122 feet is far too unimpressive; what they'll be wanting is the Strand Craft 166, a new superyacht that has the same handy garage but a whole lot more space on-board.

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Tag Yachts Shows Off the Tang Catamaran, Features Wind Charged Lithium-Ion Battery

Tag Yachts Shows Off the Tang Catamaran, Features Wind Charged Lithium-Ion Battery

It may not be the only ec-friendly boat on the water, but it's certainly one of the coolest looking ones. This particular catamaran is wind-powered, and features a lithium-ion battery inside as well. Interestingly enough, though, the designers and architects made it possible for the Tang, which is the name of the vessel, to run on wind energy, even when the sails are down.

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The Daily Slash: June 23rd 2010

The Daily Slash: June 23rd 2010

Wednesday's seem to have a mind of their own. Seriously, they can just feel like they go on forever. That hump at the middle of the week can either be a great motivator, or something that just drags you down. Thankfully, considering the announcements and other pieces of news, today was definitely a good day. Welcome to The Daily Slash. Tonight, in the Best of R3 Media, we've got an expected release date for Froyo, we go hands-on with the Parrot AR.Drone, and US Cellular is getting a BlackBerry. And then in the Dredge 'Net, Xbox 360 won't play Zune music in the background, the Nintendo 3DS can do 3D video chat, we've got a huge yacht.

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Yacht Turns Into a Submarine

Yacht Turns Into a Submarine

Yachts are one of those things that, the moment you get the extra --extra-- money to get one, you get one. No doubt about it, they're a great indicator of how rich you are. Is there any better way to show off than to have a mansion that can sail the seven seas? Probably not. Unless, if that mansion that can sail the seven seas can also dive into the seven seas. Here's the U-010, and it's a yacht that, upon command, can turn into a submarine.

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