Steve Jobs knew the world would look like this. He knew we would develop an intimately personal relationship with our computers, and he knew it as far back as the early ’80s. You can see for yourself in this treasure from 1980 (see below) in which a young and mustachioed Jobs lays out his vision for the future of computing.
Today, computers are getting so personal, we’re wearing them on our bodies. Google, with its computerized eyewear, and Samsung, with its smartwatches, are the poster giants of this movement, but you can trace the movement’s roots to the ideas laid down by Jobs in the early years of Apple Computer, when Google was nonexistent and Samsung was focused on TVs and VCRs. Yes, it has become a cliche, but it’s true: Jobs saw where the world would go, and he took it there.
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- Apple’s HomePod speaker goes on sale February 9.
- It’ll be a great device, but it’s much more limited than competing products from Amazon and Google.
- Apple missed an opportunity to be a major player in voice-computing hardware, a growing and popular category now dominated by Amazon.
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President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner support the idea of extending DACA, according to a report in the New York Times.
The couple, who both serve as advisers to the president, traditionally signal their opposition to several of the president’s more controversial decisions.
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A NEW commodity spawns a lucrative, fast-growing industry, prompting antitrust regulators to step in to restrain those who control its flow. A century ago, the resource in question was oil. Now similar concerns are being raised by the giants that deal in data, the oil of the digital era. These titans—Alphabet (Google’s parent company), Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Microsoft—look unstoppable. They are the five most valuable listed firms in the world. Their profits are surging: they collectively racked up over $25bn in net profit in the first quarter of 2017. Amazon captures half of all dollars spent online in America. Google and Facebook accounted for almost all the revenue growth in digital advertising in America last year.
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Hidden motion sensors in mobile phones can allow criminals to steal banking details and passwords, new research indicates.
Cyber experts believe hackers can access the information simply from the way a mobile phone tilts while being held.
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