• August 2011

    Under Hurd, the company had embraced commoditization — executing on Carly’s Compaq acquisition and doing an exemplary job of competing in commodity markets. The only cost was the heart and soul of Bill and Dave’s company, ripping it out as the company shed workers, perks and the exemplary culture that once inspired Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak.

  • August 2011

    But his biggest hit is the vacuum-tube wristwatch. The watches are made from nixie tubes, numerical vacuum-tube displays used on calculators and electronic counters from the 1950s to the 1970s. He's sold about 400 of the watches at $400 each - thanks partly through the endorsement of Apple Computer co-founder Steve Wozniak. "Woz" bought one of Forbes' nixie watches after spotting someone wearing one at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif.

  • August 2011

    The "other Steve" of Apple, Steve Wozniak got started as a white-hat hacker by making something called blue boxes. Wozniak and Jobs built blue boxes, which essentially hack the phone system so users can make free long-distance calls. They then sold the blue boxes to their classmates in college. Of course, you know the rest of the story. From blue boxes they moved on to bigger and better things. Those early days of white-hat hacking are what started them off.

  • August 2011

    A biography about Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Jobs will be available will be available on iPad 3s and local bookstores earlier than expected. The revised launch date for Steve Jobs: A Biography rekindled rumours the health of Jobs, who has had two bouts with cancer.

  • August 2011

    Andy Hertzfeld (Google - GOOG) provides an insight into Steve Jobs (Apple AAPL, NeXT and Pixar CEO) and the relationship with Bill Gates (Microsoft MSFT). It also includes a clip of Gates acknowledging how he admires Steve Jobs' ability and sense of taste.

  • August 2011

    Steve Wozniak talks about his career at Apple as well as his life and new book "iWoz" at Google.

  • August 2011

    Considering the fact that Windows 95 hadn’t even been released when federal agents finally caught up with the computer hacker Kevin Mitnick, one might assume his new memoir would be full of stale old tech-and-­techniques that no one in 2011 could possibly care about. But as Mitnick makes clear here, don’t jump to conclusions.

    While he excelled at infiltrating computer systems from a keyboard and had a sharp memory for numbers, “Ghost in the Wires” (written with William L. Simon) really showcases another of Mitnick’s skills: social engineering, or what he describes as “the casual or calculated manipulation of people to influence them to do things they would not ordinarily do.” By doing his research and impersonating authority figures over the phone or by e-mail, Mitnick found he could persuade just about anybody — programmers, technicians, even the nice lady at the Social Security Administration — to give him the things he wanted, like passwords, computer chips and personal information about F.B.I. informants on his tail. “People, as I had learned at a very young age, are just too trusting,” he writes.

  • August 2011

    ....why evolution is the Steve Wozniak of sex

  • August 2011

    Tube Time ($1.99) by Tobias Miller is an iPad-only clock display that puts all the others to shame. This virtual Nixie tube clock is so beautifully realistic that it would set Steve Wozniak's heart all aflutter (the Woz has been seen about town with a clever Nixie tube wristwatch).

  • August 2011

    NEW YORK: From a start-up launched with borrowed money to becoming the world's most valuable company, Apple has come a long way. The Cupertino-based technology giant on Wednesday surpassed the global leader Exxon Mobil to take this title. Exxon has held the top spot since 2005.