• August 2012

    If all those things weren’t enough to drive users away from the ThunderBolt (not that anyone would be crazy enough to purchase the phone now that it’s also outdated), Steve Wozniak came and pounded the last nail in the phone’s coffin.

  • August 2012

    Bear with me here, because the mention of someone from Apple doesn’t necessarily mean a flame war immediately. Gizmodo recently asked their readers what the worst technology gadget they had ever purchased was, and if you dig through the comments you can find Apple honcho Steve Wozniak weighing in that the HTC Thunderbolt was right at the top of his list.

  • August 2012

    Steve Wozniak who tonight participated in a Silicon Valley panel suggests that future technology in mobile devices needs to “watch our faces, watch our expressions.” Context, he explains, matters. And, “I think smell will eventually be important … eventually.”

  • August 2012

    Apple broke a record Monday — becoming the most valuable public company in history. Shares of Apple stock surged more than 2 percent, pushing the company's value to more than $623 billion. This surpasses the previous record set by Microsoft in 1999.

  • August 2012

    When Steve Wozniak talks, people listen. Never one to mince words (on cloud computing: “horrible problems” ahead), and an energetic life-force when it comes to tech prognostication — perhaps quenching our thirst for grandiose vision in a post-Jobs world — the Apple co-founder continues to grab the spotlight wherever he travels. Often that takes him to places such as Folsom State Prison where he was recently anointed mayor. He quickly promised his Twitter followers that “as mayor I will privatize the empty cells and clean this place up.”

  • August 2012

    Not all the hippies, pranksters and counter-revolutionaries wanted to live on communes and disdain profits — reclaiming the power of computing from faceless corporations and the military-industrial complex and using it for protests or communications is an idea that dates back to the student activists of the 60s. Dormehl does a good job of showing how the more practical and purist ideologies — which he dubs "hippy progressive capitalists" and "New Lefties" — mingled and spurred each other on.

  • August 2012

    Steve Jobs was a shining example of being able to sustain failure. Today, we remember him for his turnaround at Apple and the introduction of life changing devices such as the iPod, the iPhone, the iPad and the new iMac line of computers. However, few would remember him being forced out of a boardroom coup at Apple in 1985 after a run of bad products (the most notable being "Lisa," a computer that costs tens of millions to develop but was considered an epic fail), or his attempt at starting a competing company, NeXT which ended up as a flop — depending on which side you are standing on (Apple bought NeXT for $429 million in 1996 as part of the deal to hire Jobs back). As Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak mentioned in the Innovation and Creativity seminar in Jakarta last month, it was Jobs' failure in his previous stints that drove him to do better when he returned to the company he founded.

  • August 2012

    A 60-second television spot created in the months leading up to the early 1984 launch of Apple's original Macintosh was shelved and never aired publicly due to concerns that it would be seen as "too self-congratulatory." Andy Hertzfeld, one of the original members of the Macintosh team that helped pioneer the personal computer revolution alongside Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, published the video to his Google page on Thursday. "Here's a rare commercial for the original Macintosh that Chiat-Day made in the fall of 1983 , featuring snippets from interviews of the design team," he said. "It never aired because Apple deemed it too self-congratulatory, although it was used in some promotional materials sent to dealers."

  • August 2012

    Daniel Kottke was one of Apple's first employees, assembling the company's earliest kit computers with Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs in a California kitchen. In 1974, Jobs and Kottke backpacked across India in search of themselves; now, they are industry legends. Along the way, he debugged circuit boards, helped design the Apple III and the Mac, and became host of Palo Alto cable TV show The Next Step.

  • August 2012

    These are photos taken at the photo booth at Woz' 62nd birthday party.