Dec. 1 (UPI) — A Boston-based auction house is offering a rare piece of personal computing history — a fully functional Apple-1 computer with its original box signed by designer Steve Wozniak.
RR Auctions said the Apple-1, one of only a handful known to still exist with its original shipping box, was restored to its original working condition in September by Apple-1 expert Corey Cohen. The box was signed by Wozniak during a 2005 event at the University of California-Los Angeles.
The Apple-1 was designed by Wozniak and Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in 1976. They built about 200 of the personal computers and sold 175.
The computer set to be auctioned by RR on Dec. 10-17 includes the original Apple-1 Operation Manual and original Apple Cassette Interface manual, as well as a program from the 2005 event where Wozniak signed the box. Bidding starts at $50,000.
Variety is pleased to announce that Mary J. Blige and Marcus Mumford will be keynote speakers at its Music for Screens Week, airing Nov. 30-Dec. 3.
Expanded for the first time over four days in this all-digital installment, Variety’s Music for Screens Summit 2020 will celebrate excellence in musical artistry and storytelling for film, TV, digital media, brands and more.
Blige will speak about her original song “See What You’ve Done” for the documentary “Belly of the Beast,” which looks at women who have been abused in the criminal justice system. Mumford, of the band Mumford and Sons, will speak to his experiences scoring his first TV series, Apple TV Plus’ “Ted Lasso,” a comedy about an American football coach hired to lead an English football club.
Music for Screens Week will also feature a State of Scoring composers panel presented by
“Korsnacki.” “Map Daddy.” “Chart-throb.” As it’s wont to do, the internet went a little wild last week for MSNBC anchor Steve Kornacki, whose tireless statistical analysis throughout Election Day and its aftermath landed him in the hearts of cable news junkies everywhere. #KornackiThirst became a bona fide phenomenon online, with even such celebrities as Chrissy Teigen and Leslie Jones getting in on the action — but don’t worry, it hasn’t gone to Kornacki’s head.
A new clip from NBC News Now, NBC’s streaming news channel, features anchor Savannah Sellers walking Kornacki through his new viral fame, to which he reacts with apparent abashment. Upon being informed that he’s been designated “Twitter’s boyfriend,” Kornacki replies with a laugh, “I’m not even sure what that means, but okay.” (He’s not sure what “Kornacki the snacki” means, either.) He also reacts to Teigen’s new phone background featuring
You know Bill Nye the Science Guy, the man who makes concepts like inertia and phases of matter not only digestible, but actually mildly funny. Now, get ready for Steve Kornacki the Election Guy, the man who makes the intolerable wait for the presidential election results a bit more tolerable.
Kornacki, MSNBC and NBC News’s national political correspondent, has been working overtime to relay all the information viewers need to know about the hell storm that is the 2020 election. Seemingly always standing in front of the “big board” (the interactive screen that features live results from states) to interpret those pesky electoral college votes for the uninitiated, Kornacki has maintained a soothing presence over this year’s election cycle.
“I think I’ll forget to eat a lot during election week,” he recently told GQ of his process. “Certainly on election night.
Twitter banned an account used by former top Trump adviser Steve Bannon after he called for the beheading of Dr. Anthony Fauci and FBI Director Christopher Wray on his podcast Thursday.
A Twitter spokesperson confirmed to CBS News that, “The @WarRoomPandemic account has been permanently suspended for violating the Twitter Rules, specifically our policy on the glorification of violence.”
A Twitter source added, “We have policies in place that address clear threats of violence, abuse and harassment, and hateful conduct. If we identify any accounts or content that violate these rules, we’ll take enforcement action.”
As of Thursday evening, Bannon’s account was still active on Facebook, where the video calling for Fauci and Wray to be executed had been viewed nearly 200,000 times in ten hours. Late Thursday, Facebook said it had removed videos of Bannon’s remarks for violating its policy on violence and incitement.
In that early birthing stage of the internet, [we were all] figuring out what the rules of the road were, and the 230 provision was something I was involved in. I do think the first lawsuit related to it was related to AOL. But 25 years later, it’s fair to take a fresh look at it — [it’s] appropriate to take a fresh look at it. I’ve not recently spent enough time digging in to really have a strong point of view in terms of exactly what to change, but I think it’s fair to say that what made sense in those early days when very few people were online maybe doesn’t make as much sense now when when the entire world is online and the impact these platforms have is so significant.
At the same time, I think you have to be super careful. I think that’s what what
In a tweet thread following the discontinuation of the standalone “Remote” app for Apple TV, the former Apple engineer explains how his creation evolved and helped with the design and development of the current Siri Remote.
On October 21, Apple removed the App Store listing for its first-party “Remote” app, a tool that was first introduced as the iTunes Remote before being turned into a controller for the Apple TV. Apple’s removal of the app leaves users with the option of using the bundled Siri Remote for the Apple TV, or the software-based version for their iOS devices, integrated into Control Center.
A series of tweets posted following Apple’s delisting of the app by Alan Cannistraro, a former Apple engineer who originally worked on the app, explains the history of the tool within Apple from its first code written in 2006. According to Cannistraro, he started to write
Bitcoin has come a long way in the ten years since it was created but, for some, it still feels early.
The bitcoin price, climbing to year-to-date highs this week and recapturing some of the late 2017 bullishness that pushed it to around $20,000 per bitcoin, has found fresh support from Wall Street and traditional investors this year.
Now, Wall Street legend and billionaire Paul Tudor Jones, who made headlines when he revealed he was buying bitcoin to hedge against inflation earlier this year, has said buying bitcoin is “like investing with Steve Jobs and Apple AAPL or investing in Google early.”
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