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Steve Jobs Is Getting a Stamp

We're totally iMessaging people to tell them to expect the letter

(Newser) - Steve Jobs loved keeping his products under wraps, so he'd probably be annoyed that word has leaked a year early that the US Postal Service plans to immortalize him on a stamp*. A document obtained by the Washington Post reveals the USPS' stamp plans through 2016. The list includes... More »

Steve Jobs' 1983 Time Capsule Uncovered

With some pretty cool stuff inside

(Newser) - A massive time capsule put in the ground during 1983's Aspen International Design Conference earned the nickname the "Steve Jobs Time Capsule" after he dropped his own computer mouse into it. The pod was supposed to be unearthed in 2000, but construction in Aspen caused organizers to lose... More »

Steve Jobs' Old Home Gets Historical Protection

It's where he and Wozniak built the first Apples

(Newser) - The Silicon Valley home where Apple co-founder Steve Jobs grew up and built some of his first computers is now on the city's list of historic properties. The historical commission in the city of Los Altos voted unanimously for the historic designation last night, the Palo Alto Daily News... More »

Jobs Less Enjoyable Than an Apple Ad

Kutcher does OK as Apple founder Steve Jobs

(Newser) - It looks as though most critics are ready to throw apples at the new Jobs flick, starring Ashton Kutcher and directed by Joshua Michael Stern. They say it focuses too much on Steve Jobs' professional life and not enough on his personal life, and ends up being something less entertaining... More »

Oracle's Ellison: Apple Is Lost Without Steve Jobs

Outspoken tech leader thinks company is in trouble

(Newser) - One bigwig in the tech industry is making headlines this morning for dissing another. Oracle CEO didn't mention Apple's Tim Cook, but he made clear in an interview with CBS that he thinks Apple will flounder without Steve Jobs. Asked by Charlie Rose about the post-Jobs era, Ellison... More »

Steve Jobs' Widow Dating Former DC Mayor

She and Adrian Fenty in 'budding romance,' says Washington Post

(Newser) - The Reliable Source column at the Washington Post has a gossipy piece about two people who don't usually show up in gossipy pieces. It says Laurene Powell Jobs, the 49-year-old widow of Steve, is in a "budding romance" with former DC Mayor Adrian Fenty, 42. The connection? Fenty... More »

5 Stars Whose Siblings Are Crazy Talented

James Cameron's brother: aerospace engineer

(Newser) - We've all heard of Steve Jobs, James Cameron, and Art Garfunkel, but the siblings of those stars and more are also pretty darn impressive in their own right. Cracked offers up five such examples:
  • Mona Simpson, Jobs' sister, has won a ton of awards and literary prizes for her
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How Playing Steve Jobs Landed Kutcher in Hospital

'Fruitarian' diet can be a little risky, Ashton says

(Newser) - Playing Steve Jobs was "terrifying" in many ways, Ashton Kutcher tells the AP —and it also landed him in the hospital. While preparing for his role in jOBS, Kutcher watched hundreds of hours of Jobs footage, listened to the Apple founder's speeches, and talked to his friends.... More »

Why Steve Wozniak Hates the First Steve Jobs Movie Clip

Scene from 'jOBS' isn't accurate, he complains (but later cools down)

(Newser) - The first clip from the Steve Jobs movie jOBS came out this week , and one of the main players isn't too happy. Steve Wozniak complains to Gizmodo that the clip (with Ashton Kutcher as Jobs) isn't accurate. Here's a sample:
  • In a comment on the website: "
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Swartz Suicide: Proof Our Sense of Humor Is Fading

Tim Lee: Let's not lock up our unruly geniuses

(Newser) - Aaron Swartz's suicide left many of us grieving the loss of a brilliant Internet prodigy . It also showed that America has begun losing "the sense of humor that has made it the home of the world’s innovators and misfits," writes Tim Lee at the Washington Post... More »

Steve Jobs' Superyacht Impounded

Over a bill issued after he was dead

(Newser) - Dead people are always such deadbeats. That includes Steve Jobs, whose Dutch-built "superyacht" has been impounded in Amsterdam, the AFP reports, over two bills issued after he died. The yacht's designer, Philippe Starck, says Jobs' estate is stiffing him; the estate says Starck should only get a percentage... More »

5 Myths About Apple

Darrell Etherington knocks down some common misconceptions

(Newser) - Apple is bound to lose its edge without Steve Jobs in charge, yes? Not so fast, writes Darrell Etherington at the Washington Post . In busting "Five Myths About Apple," he writes that it's easy to take Jobs successor Tim Cook for granted. But Cook "is far... More »

With Sinofsky Exit, Microsoft Loses Its Steve Jobs

Farhad Manjoo: Who cares if Windows boss was kind of mean?

(Newser) - Farhad Manjoo pulls no punches when it comes to the departure of Windows chief Steve Sinofsky from Microsoft: It's like FDR firing Dwight Eisenhower on D-Day. Of course, both Sinofsky and Microsoft are trying to paint this as a mutual, amicable decision, but that's ridiculous, Manjoo writes on... More »

Finally, at Tim Cook's Apple: Perks

Things are getting a little rosier for employees

(Newser) - One big change at Apple under Tim Cook: The company is much more open to employee perks. Steve Jobs famously resisted perks common to other Silicon Valley companies, like free lunches, because he thought the chance to work at such an influential company was reason enough for employees to stay.... More »

Steve Jobs' Ex-Girlfriend Writing Memoir

Chrisann Brennan is the mother of his daughter Lisa

(Newser) - The world will soon be getting some new insight into the young Steve Jobs. High school girlfriend Chrisann Brennan is writing a memoir to be published next year, the New York Times reports. Brennan is the mother of Jobs' daughter Lisa, though he initially denied paternity. The book will track... More »

Buddhist Abbot: Steve Jobs Is Reincarnated

And he's now living in a glass palace over Apple headquarters

(Newser) - Steve Jobs may have left this mortal coil, but for Buddhists (Jobs dabbled), that's not the final word. Now one group in Thailand claims it knows where and how Jobs has been reincarnated. “After Steve Jobs passed away, he was reincarnated as a divine being with a special... More »

Clown Wound Up With Steve Jobs' Stolen iPad

He unwittingly received it from his burglar friend

(Newser) - When his buddy gave him a 64GB iPad, Kenny the Clown immediately began using it in his act. "I didn't notice anything special or anything like that. It was silver; it looked normal," he tells the San Jose Mercury News . He loaded it up with songs he'... More »

Burglar Hit Steve Jobs' Home

Suspect Kariem McFarlin arrested this month

(Newser) - More than $60,000 worth of computers and other items were reportedly taken from Steve Jobs' Palo Alto home last month, a crime that is just now coming to light. Kariem McFarlin, 35, is suspected of stealing and then selling the property; he was arrested this month and faces nearly... More »

20 Most Influential Americans Ever

'Time' magazine chooses its favorites

(Newser) - In its 236 years, America has been shaped by legions of intelligent, courageous, and noble characters. Time singles out 20 as the most influential in history, including: More »

Steve Jobs Told Pentagon About LSD, Pot Use

Acid, pot nurtured his creativity, says Apple founder

(Newser) - Steve Jobs discovered one definite way to " think different ." The mega-mind behind Apple took LSD some 15 times, and it was a "life-changing experience," Jobs revealed on a 1988 security clearance application he filled out for the Department of Defense. "It was a positive life... More »

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