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Apple the iPhone because Steve jobs hated this guy at Microsoft

Apple the iPhone because Steve jobs hated this guy at Microsoft

The design of the original iPhone has surprising origin story.

The now iconic design came about because of a personal grudge Steve Jobs had against a Microsoft exec.

Speaking at an event Tuesday, Scott Forstall, who lead Apple’s iOS software …

by June 21, 2017 0 comments Tech
Time Warner will spend $100M on Snapchat original shows and ads

Time Warner will spend $100M on Snapchat original shows and ads

Time Warner and Snap Inc. have announced a new deal that will bring increased ad spending and the development of new made-for-Snapchat shows.

People familiar with the deal tell TechCrunch that the deal is valued at about $100M spent over …

by June 20, 2017 0 comments Tech
You know things are bad when Mark Hamill mixes up Steve Bannon and Darth Vader

You know things are bad when Mark Hamill mixes up Steve Bannon and Darth Vader

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Mark Hamill felt a great disturbance aboard Air Force One over the weekend.

It all started on April 6 when Donald "45" Trump popped into the press cabin aboard the presidential airliner to answer some questions about his …

by June 16, 2017 0 comments Tech
Never-released NES game ‘Mystery World Dizzy’ released for free

Never-released NES game ‘Mystery World Dizzy’ released for free

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There’s a new Dizzy game that’s actually quite old: it was originally supposed to be released in 1993, for NES.

Never heard of Dizzy? That’s OK. It just means you probably didn’t grow up gaming in …

by June 15, 2017 0 comments Tech
My card trick book is on sale for 99 cents

My card trick book is on sale for 99 cents

I became interested in magic when I was a young teenager, then dropped out for one reason or another. About five years ago I started getting interested again, this time in card magic (as opposed to stage magic). I had …

by June 10, 2017 0 comments Tech
New Yorkers! I’ll see you tomorrow at Bookcon on the Walkaway tour (then SF, Chicago, Denver…) (!)

New Yorkers! I’ll see you tomorrow at Bookcon on the Walkaway tour (then SF, Chicago, Denver…) (!)

I just got to NYC for Bookcon, where I’m appearing tomorrow, at a "guest bookseller" event with John Scalzi at 11 at the Tor Booth (3008) (we’ll be talking up books we love!); then a panel with Charlie Jane Anders, …

by June 2, 2017 0 comments Tech
Tesla’s solar roof tiles go up for pre-order today

Tesla’s solar roof tiles go up for pre-order today

Tesla is opening up pre-orders for its solar roof tiles today — a little later than

previously slated.

CEO Elon Musk tweeted that the company will be accepting orders for the tiles from later this afternoon. Although only two of …

by May 22, 2017 0 comments Tech
The OnePlus 5 could be the phone that destroys Samsung’s Galaxy S8

The OnePlus 5 could be the phone that destroys Samsung’s Galaxy S8

Hold on to your butts because the mother of all leaks for the OnePlus 5, one of the most anticipated phones of the year, has hit the interwebs.

If these are indeed the specs for the OnePlus 5, which we’ve …

by May 22, 2017 0 comments Tech
Pinterest will soon let advertisers reach consumers through their smartphone’s camera

Pinterest will soon let advertisers reach consumers through their smartphone’s camera

This afternoon at TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2017, Pinterest president Tim Kendall showed off how the company’s visual search technology could be used to serve ads just by having users snap a photo using their smartphone’s camera. Today, the company launched …

by May 21, 2017 0 comments Tech