Steve Jobs Birthday

On Steve Jobs’ 60th birthday, Apple has never been stronger

By on February 24, 2015 at 1:05 PM.

On Steve Jobs’ 60th birthday, Apple has never been stronger

Today marks what would have been Steve Jobs’ 60th birthday. While Apple’s website hasn’t been changed to acknowledge the date, Apple CEO Tim Cook published a tweet earlier today in honor of Jobs. More →

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Ebola Virus

Watch CEO Mark Zuckerberg obliterate an Ebola troll on Facebook

By on November 7, 2014 at 10:08 AM.

Watch CEO Mark Zuckerberg obliterate an Ebola troll on Facebook

No one in the spotlight online is a stranger to Internet trolls. They’re everywhere — just look in the comments section on just about any well-known website that supports commenting, and you’ll find plenty of them. They lurk around every digital corner, waiting for the perfect moment to spring out and annoy us. Brazen trolls don’t even worry about masking their identities, happy to aggravate everyone knowing that they’re sitting safely behind their computer or smartphone.

Of course for most of us, it has become second nature to simply tune out their stupidity. Every once in a while, however, a high-profile Internet personality decides that enough is enough — and that’s exactly what Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg decided recently. More →

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Apple Robin Williams Tribute

Apple pays tribute to Robin Williams with beautiful dedicated page

By on August 13, 2014 at 8:05 AM.

Apple pays tribute to Robin Williams with beautiful dedicated page

The world suffered a tremendous loss earlier this week when actor and comedic genius Robin Williams died of an apparent suicide at age 63. Various news and media outlets have been paying tribute to the late comedy pioneer in various ways, and now Apple has joined in, paying homage to Williams with a new dedicated webpage on its site. More →

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Steve Jobs Biography

The surprising story of how Steve Jobs helped create the World Wide Web

By on June 9, 2014 at 10:12 AM.

The surprising story of how Steve Jobs helped create the World Wide Web

Steve Jobs will be remembered for a shocking number of accomplishments, and now he have learned of yet another feather we can put in the late Apple co-founder’s cap: Steve Jobs helped create the World Wide Web. More →

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Wil Wheaton Nerd Response Video

Watch Wil Wheaton’s moving response when a little girl asks how to deal with being called a nerd

By on April 2, 2014 at 10:01 AM.

Watch Wil Wheaton’s moving response when a little girl asks how to deal with being called a nerd

If you weren’t already a Wil Wheaton fan, you will be in a few short minutes. Best known for his roles as Wesley Crusher on the TV series Star Trek: The Next Generation and Gordie Lachance in the 1986 film Stand by Me, Wheaton has enjoyed a recent resurgence in popularity thanks to his role as Sheldon Cooper’s nemesis turned friend on CBS’s hit show The Big Bang Theory. Now, thanks to a video from this past summer that went viral last week, fans are seeing Wheaton in a whole new light.

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Bill Gates Interview

Just in case you forgot how awesome Bill Gates is…

Just in case you forgot how awesome Bill Gates is…

By on February 13, 2014 at 11:13 AM.

Bill Gates is an awesome human being. He has played a huge role in changing the world on several occasions — literally, not figuratively — first by helping to make personal computing a reality at Microsoft and amassing a ridiculously huge personal fortune in the process, and then by using that ridiculously huge personal fortune to make the world a better place for people in need across the globe. And despite his long and storied career, he’s not done changing the world. Gates’s continued philanthropic efforts will change millions, even billions of lives for the better moving forward.

Long story short, Bill Gates is the man. More →

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Michael Bay CES Video

Michael Bay talks about his epic CES meltdown

By on January 7, 2014 at 10:29 AM.

Michael Bay talks about his epic CES meltdown

Compared to the average Samsung press conference, which might include singing, dancing, acrobatics, an orchestra and other spectacles, the electronics giant’s CES 2014 press event was pretty boring. In fact, if it wasn’t for director Michael Bay’s spectacular meltdown on stage during the event, there’s no way we would still be talking about it. For those who missed the show on Monday afternoon, Samsung invited Bay out on stage to discuss one of its new giant curved 4K TVs. The acclaimed director began having issues with the teleprompter almost immediately during his appearance, and after a few very awkward moments, he apologized and walked briskly offstage. Now, in a post on his blog, Bay discusses the meltdown for the first time. More →

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Bill Gates Secret Santa

Bill Gates takes on a new role… as Secret Santa

By on December 19, 2013 at 8:55 AM.

Bill Gates takes on a new role… as Secret Santa

Reddit’s annual Secret Santa had a surprise participant this year, and it was none other than Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates. Reddit user NY1227 on Wednesday posted what will undoubtedly go down as one of the best Reddit Secret Santa Stories of all time. After 24-year-old Reddit user Rachael received her Secret Santa shipment, she quickly tore it open to discover that it contained a stuffed cow, a book on traveling and a card with a certificate. The cow, it turned out, was symbolic of a donation made to Heifner International on Rachael’s behalf. It didn’t click at first, but then Rachael discovered a photo with the card and certificate. That photo, seen above, showed Bill Gates holding her cow and certificate. More →

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Bill Gates recounts final visit with Steve Jobs in emotional interview [video]

By on May 13, 2013 at 9:20 AM.

Bill Gates recounts final visit with Steve Jobs in emotional interview [video]

Bill Gates and late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs are among a small group of people who helped shape the technology industry over the past 40 years and in a new interview conducted by 60 Minutes’ Charlie Rose, the former reflects on his final visit with the latter. Gates recently sat down with 60 Minutes to discuss his work at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and although it didn’t air in CBS’ broadcast, the conversation veered off topic for a few moments as the Microsoft co-founder got emotional while recounting his last visit with friend and rival Steve Jobs in May 2011. No spoilers here — the unaired footage from the Gates interview follows below. More →

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Steve Wozniak Apple Criticism

Woz worries Apple is in danger of becoming uncool

By on February 20, 2013 at 2:41 PM.

Woz worries Apple is in danger of becoming uncool

With analysts of all stripes predicting more doom for Apple (AAPL), you just knew that Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak couldn’t resist getting in on the action. In an interview with Bloomberg this week, Wozniak says that it’s been a while since Apple has released a new product that has set the standard for the rest of the industry and that the company risks losing its “halo” if it doesn’t come out with something truly fresh and innovative soon. More →

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Former Microsoft Executive Sinofsky

Exiled Windows chief Sinofsky lands Harvard teaching job

By on December 19, 2012 at 7:05 PM.

Exiled Windows chief Sinofsky lands Harvard teaching job

Let’s say you’re a brilliant person who got canned from your previous job because you supposedly did a poor job of working well with others. Where would you go next? If you’re former Windows president Steven Sinofsky, the answer is obvious: You’d become a Harvard professor! On his Twitter feed Wednesday, Sinofsky announced that he was “excited to return” to teach at Harvard Business School this coming spring, just weeks after he stepped down from his job at Microsoft (MSFT). CNET notes that Sinofsky had previously served as a “visiting scholar” at Harvard Business School in the late ’90s, so going back there to teach some classes seems like a logical transition gig for the former Windows chief.

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