Thu, 26 March 2015
This week: more rumors of a souped-up Apple TV coming in June, and we examine the softer side of Steve Jobs, as described in a new unofficial, Apple-backed biography. Plus: Skynet is the stuff of movies, but Elon Musk, Steven Hawking, and now Steve Wozniak, all believe AI is a big threat. Should we worried? You’re gonna want to unplug your Segway after this discussion. And stay tuned for an all new Faves N Raves where we pitch our favorite tech and vote on which is best!
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This week’s links
Watch Woz boss around on his not-yet-self-aware Segway
If you want to die on an electric bike, this model might be the one for you
Apple intends to show the device off at its annual World Wide Developers Conference in June - John Paczkowski at Buzzfeed News
Woz: ‘The future is scary and very bad for people’ - buster
Read more at http://www.cultofmac.com/316728/woz-the-future-is-scary-and-very-bad-for-people/#Ewac565dD0UJ08a7.99
Apple officially loves new Steve Jobs bio, hated old one (Becoming Steve Jobs - Brent Schlender, Rick Tetzeli)
Read more at http://www.cultofmac.com/316692/becoming-steve-jobs-officially-has-apples-seal-of-approval/#wXjYHoYsYaY0XbXx.99
Steve Jobs had to be convinced that multi-touch was the future - luke
Read more at http://www.cultofmac.com/316829/steve-jobs-had-to-be-convinced-that-multi-touch-was-the-future/#r6kQLcfSjtBru1wF.99
Steve Jobs’ high school classmates cash in on their yearbooks - alex
Our Fave and Rave picks
Nokia Lumia 635 - $70. Yes... Leander chose a Nokia….
E3 Peak Electric Mountain Bike - $3000. Buster obviously cheated this week.
MacID iOS app - $4. Clearly the king of all picks.
Doxie Go WiFi Scanner - $180. It scans paper. How cool.