September 19, 2012 |
Steve Jobs is about to join Barack Obama, Jackie Chan, Nicole Kidman and Mozart at Madame Tussauds Hong Kong. The tourist attraction famous for creating hauntingly lifelike sculptures of famous people will unveil a Jobs wax figure Sept. 27. The model is based on pictures taken of the tech innovator during a 2006 Fortune magazine shoot, Madame Tussauds said . It shows the Apple Inc. cofounder in a relaxed position, arms crossed loosely over his chest, with a pair of silver-rimmed Lunor glasses perched on his face.
July 1, 2013 |
Kanye West is a big fan of Steve Jobs, so for Father's Day, Kim Kardashian got him a pretty cool gift: an Apple mouse signed by the late chief executive. West and Kardashian welcomed their first child last month shortly before Father's Day, and on Monday, the rapper revealed one of the gifts he received by tweeting a photo. one of the other gifts my girl gave me for fathers day pic.twitter.com/WnlZaMhVtw - KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) July 1, 2013 Along with Jobs' autographed mouse, West also received another signed by fellow Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, who shared the story about signing the mouse with tech news blog Gizmodo.
October 8, 2012 |
Think of all the stupid things you did in high school. Now be glad you didn't become famous enough to merit a book by your ex-girlfriend or boyfriend. Steve Jobs, on the other hand, isn't so lucky. Chrisann Brennan, Jobs' high school sweetheart - and the mother of his first child - is looking to cash in on her brush with someone else's fame by penning a memoir of her time with the Apple co-founder. According to publisher St. Martin's Press, Brennan's book will cover a wide range of subjects, including "Jobs' enormous appeal, energy and drive, as well as his developing ambition and ruthlessness in business and personal dealings.
May 21, 2012 |
A biopic based on the life of Steve Jobs will shoot portions of the film at the home where Jobs grew up and the garage where he co-founded Apple, the people behind the movie announced. The film is set to cover Jobs' "30 most defining years," according to a press release . The movie covers his years as a youth all the way through his second stint with Apple. The movie, "jOBS," which is due out in late fall, is set to begin principle photography next month. Ashton Kutcher has been cast to play the lead role.
August 15, 2012 |
Items stole from Steve Jobs' Palo Alto home last month included expensive jewelry, various Apple products - and, possibly, an unreleased Apple device The home of the late Apple co-founder and his surviving family was broken into last month while unoccupied due to construction. The thief was apparently unaware whose home he'd entered, according to authorities who said he stole $60,000 worth of items. Among those items were iMac and Mac mini computers, three iPads, two iPhones, three iPods and an Apple TV. The San Jose Mercury News also says a "small 'demo-sized' MacBook" was stolen too, which sounds like an unreleased Apple device.
June 21, 2013 |
At last, the trailer you've all been waiting for (or haven't been waiting for, as the case may be) is here. The movie is officially called "Jobs," and stars Ashton Kutcher as da' man. It costars Josh Gad as Apple cofounder Steve "The Woz" Wozniak. The flick was scheduled to be released in April, but was delayed until Aug. 16. PHOTOS: Top smartphones of 2013 From a first look at the 2-minute trailer, it looks like the movie will hew closer to myth than fact when it comes to telling the Jobs story.
January 26, 2013 |
PARK CITY, Utah -- If the thought of Ashton Kutcher playing Steve Jobs has you a little frightened, you're not alone. The actor himself was worried about what he was getting into when he signed up for the title role in “jOBS,” Joshua Michael Stern's biopic about the late Apple founder. "This was honestly one of the most terrifying things I've ever tried to do in my life. I admired this man so much,” Kutcher told the audience at the movie's Sundance Film Festival premiere Friday night, the event's closing-night ceremony. “I've thrown myself into this massive gauntlet of criticism," he added, because Jobs is a figure so many people knew. “I've never seen Abraham Lincoln walk into a room, but I've seen Steve Jobs walk into a room,” he said.
February 17, 2012 |
Months after Steve Jobs' death, fans are still flocking to his home, sometimes by the busload, to pay homage to the Apple founder. It's a pilgrimage that thousands have made, some from as far away as Italy and Hong Kong. They also visit Jobs' childhood home in nearby Los Altos, Calif., where he started Apple in the garage, and the Cupertino headquarters of the company that is now the world's most valuable. But his home is the most popular stop on a sightseeing circuit of Jobs' Silicon Valley: The Palo Alto neighborhood where Jobs' silver Mercedes is still parked, still without a license plate, on a quiet street flanked by majestic old trees and historic homes.
March 1, 2013 |
Most likely you've never heard of Walter L. Shaw. But it's just as likely that his inventions have been a regular part of your life. Here are a few things Shaw invented: Call forwarding. Conference calling. Touch-tone dialing. The answering machine. A burglar alarm that calls the police. The White House "red phone" that provided an emergency link between Washington and Moscow. OK, so you haven't used the last one. But still, it's an impressive list of stuff conceived by a man awarded 39 patents who eventually died penniless and relatively unknown. Opening Friday is "Genius on Hold," a documentary that tells the story of Shaw that might be remarkable even if you didn't know it was made by his son, Walter Shaw Jr., one of the world's most notorious jewel thieves. PHOTOS: Tech we want to see in 2013 Hyberbole?
August 26, 2011 |
In the years after Walt Disney's death in 1966, his successors did their best to run his namesake company as they thought the founder would have wanted. Even small decisions were subjected to extensive debate about Disney's preferences. The effort was heartfelt and well-intentioned — and it hobbled the company. "They were always double-checking themselves with 'what would Walt have done?'" said Harold Vogel, a veteran Disney analyst. "It didn't allow them to react to changes in marketplace nearly as fast as they should have.