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Originally posted 10/29/2013 12:50PM
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 on Monday night, the Palo Alto Daily News reported. Any proposed renovations to the modest, ranch-style home now require additional review.
The home, where Jobs and his foster parents moved in 1968, is currently owned by Patricia Jobs, Steve Jobs's sister. The commission didn't need her permission for the designation, although she could appeal it to the city council.
Originally posted 10/04/2013 10:30AM
She looks up directions, phone numbers, restaurants and answers some of your most mundane questions, a faceless techno-helpmate responding from your iPhone.
Now, the woman who is the original voice behind Apple's Siri has been revealed.
Susan Bennett, a suburban Atlanta voiceover talent, laid down the voice tracks about eight years ago, not knowing that they would one day be used for Apple's voice-activated virtual assistant, named Siri, CNN reports.
But when the pioneering technology company introduced its iPhone 4S model in October 2011, friends reached out to Bennett to query if indeed that wasn't her voice.
Originally posted 09/13/2013 08:45PM
2 Chainz wrote a cookbook! The new iPhones are coming! And ... shocker: something on the Internet was a lie! Yep, it's been a busy week online. Read on for more of the best of the most random stuff online:
Originally posted 08/07/2013 03:45PM
Ashton Kutcher went pretty method to become Steve Jobs – even risking his health following the late entrepreneur's crazy diet, which landed him in the hospital. But it was the Apple co-founder's stance on education that really struck a chord.
"I found a speech that he gave and he was speaking to high school kids that were about to graduate. He encouraged these kids to maybe go to Paris and try to write poetry or fall in love with two people ... maybe this standard education wasn't the greatest means to creative solutions," Kutcher, 35, told reporters at a press conference for the film in New York City.
"I wanted to do this film to inspire young people to create the world they live in. I think that was an ethos of Steve Jobs," he said Monday.
Originally posted 10/06/2011 02:10PM
Steve Jobs influenced how we talk on the phone, listen to music, watch movies and surf the web.
And along the way, he racked up his share of pop culture notoriety, too.
From Saturday Night Live to Toy Story to Sex and the City, the late Apple visionary's work and his many pervasive products made their mark in the world of entertainment.
Originally posted 08/25/2011 11:00AM
With Steve Jobs's resignation as Apple's CEO, the question arose: Who will step into his signature New Balance running shoes and run the technology behemoth?
On Wednesday, Jobs announced he is handing the reins over to current Apple Chief Operating Officer Tim Cook, 50, who first served as the company's CEO in 2004, while Jobs was recuperating from surgery for pancreatic cancer.
What is known about this a soft-spoken Alabaman? Here are five things about Apple's new leader, who reportedly favors Nikes (he's on the sportswear company's board) as his dress shoe of choice:
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