• August 2014

    A noted philanthropist, Steve Wozniak made a commitment to help schools, but simply donating money was not as good as becoming involved personally. "You have to give yourself. You have to make a sacrifice. I had always wanted to teach, so I started teaching." His subject was how to use a computer to improve study skills and apply it in all the other subjects. He taught for eight years, volunteering the whole time.

  • August 2014

    I got a new camera today, the Lytro Illum. They gave me an office tour as well.

    You can shift the pictures around a bit, 3D’ish, by moving the mouse. This only works it CHROME. You can click on a face to bring it into focus. This does actually work on Safari although I’m not sure it’s the same effect. By the way, you can do something very similar with the HTC One M8 photos…they have a simpler mechanism using 2 cameras and it’s fun to refocus later, although that phone camera doesn’t do as good a photography job.

    To see these photos in very real 3D fashion you need a special program and a 3D TV but you have to believe me that it’s rather incredible to see. -- Woz

  • August 2014

    "Wow! This reporter actually got it all right and didn’t sensationalize things by misquoting me." --Woz

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. — The Woz showed off his nixie tube watch and gave the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch a big thumbs down in a public appearance here. Steve Wozniak, the designer of the original Apple personal computer, was in top form, firing off opinions in his characteristic, rapid, stream-of-consciousness style on everything from innovation and the Internet of Things to what inspired him to become an engineer.

  • June 2014

    The UpTake: Steve Wozniak says he and his Apple co-founder, Steve Jobs, remained friends throughout Jobs' life--from the time Jobs was a prank-playing high school kid until the time of the corporate titan's death

  • May 2014

    How was Apple Computers, now Apple Inc.(Nasdaq: AAPL), able to succeed in its early days, when so many similar companies failed? Bob Ackerley, co-founder and co-owner of Houston-based Smith

  • May 2014

    During a recent phone interview, Wozniak talked about his passion to make the world a better place, the importance of patience in developing new products, and his secret life as a teacher.

  • May 2014

    To celebrate the 50th anniversary of BASIC, Steve Wozniak has written some memories about his first experiences with this popular language—and how he created his own BASIC from scratch for the Apple I and Apple II computers. An incredible feat. Enjoy!—JD

  • April 2014

    After spotting his latest hot wheels — a super-spiffy Tesla X — we were inspired to take inventory of what he’s been docking in his garage (that other one) all these years. He’s something of a speed demon, really. Though you’ll be the judge whether he or Jony Ive has the winning wheels. 

  • March 2014

    Watch Woz deliver a Mac to Emma, a girl who freaks out when she realises her idol is at the door carrying her new computer. As Emma’s father says in the video: “This is like having your lightbulbs delivered by Thomas Edison”.

  • March 2014

    When asked why he doesn't have a Netflix subscription, he responded "I don't have high enough broadband speed where I live, I've got a lousy phone company. So, basically, I don't watch television, I just download films from iTunes - although sometimes I have to wait 13 hours for one movie to download.