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Watch Steve Jobs Unveil the First Macintosh, 30 Years Ago Today: VIDEO

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The Macintosh was launched by Steve Jobs on January 24, 1984. Here's an amazing video of its unveiling complete with heroic Chariots of Fire soundtrack.

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Ashton Kutcher is Steve Jobs in the First Instagram Movie Trailer: WATCH

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Open Road Films has released what's being hailed as the first Instagram movie trailer for Jobs, its Steve Jobs biopic starring Ashton Kutcher. The film is out in April 2014.

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Ashton Kutcher Channels Apple Founder Steve Jobs in New Biopic: VIDEO

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Here's the new trailer for jOBS, the upcoming biopic about the late Apple founder.

Yahoo! writes:

If the trailer is any indication, "Jobs" is a particularly abbreviated and fractured biopic; indeed, ten years go by in about a second and a half of screen time as Jobs is back at Apple seemingly right after he got kicked out of it. This impression is certainly in sync with the first round of reviews that came out of this year's Sundance Film Festival, the general consensus being that "Jobs" is a reasonably entertaining but ultimately too simplistic a portrait of a very complex man to truly resonate, a movie that "can't get a handle on how to portray its subject," according to IndieWire.

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Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs: PHOTO

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Here's the first promo photo from Jobs, Joshua Michael Stern's biopic of the Apple co-founder. The film has been announced as the closer for the Sundance Film Festival.

The movie reportedly focuses on Jobs' early years at Apple from the early 70's to around 2000. It also stars Dermot Mulroney, Matthew Modine, and James Woods.


Towleroad Guide to the Tube #1241

HENRI 4: L'Haunting. Cat does not suffer fools.

iPUMPKIN: A time-lapse Steve Jobs Jack O'Lantern.

SHARON NEEDLES: "Every Day is Halloween".

FELIX BAUMGARTNER: His sonic boom captured from the ground. Sound is quick double boom at :20.

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Apple's iPhone 5 Has Larger Screen, Pricey String

Iphone5Apple yesterday unveiled its iPhone 5, the latest version of its increasingly ubiquitous mobile device.

In addition to all its suddenly old features, the new model includes updates for live-in computer aide Siri, a new operating system and a wider screen, which AP reviewer Michael Liedtke says has at least one woman screaming with glee.

One woman who also was testing out an iPhone 5 couldn't stop raving about how ideal the new design was for people with smaller hands. "All the other iPhones were made with men in mind because they could easily slip from your grasp if you didn't have big hands," she said. "Now we finally have an iPhone for women."

Liedtke also believes that Apple founder Steve Jobs would be "delighted with the iPhone 5's blend of beauty, utility and versatility."

The addition of a new, and pricey, $30 adapter cable, however, has some people seeing red over all the green they're going to have to spend. One reviewer remarked, "Apple could quite happily have dropped its margins...to ensure these crummy little interconnects weren’t quite so expensive."

But some economists are celebrating the prices, for the profit Apple is likely to turn could give the GDP a nice little boost. "Calculated using the so-called retail control method, sales of iPhone 5 could boost Q4 GDP by $3.2 billion, or $12.8 billion at an annual rate. This would boost annualized GDP growth in Q4 by 0.33%-point," wrote JPMorgan Chase economist Michael Feroli.

Either way, expect to see some mammoth lines at Apple stores around the world when the phone goes on sale September 28th.


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