37 Years Ago Pixar Stopped Selling Computers

April 25, 1990: Steve Jobs shuts down Pixar’s hardware division (yes, it used to have one!), ending production of the pricey Pixar Image Computers immediately. Jobs sells the company’s hardware unit to Fremont, California-based imaging company Vicom Systems for a paltry $2 million. Pixar Image Computer: Too expensive Pixar was Jobs’ “rebound” company after his…

Elon Musk Promises To Solve Australia’s Problem In 100 Days Or Its Free

Fresh from solving the power-grid problems at the Pacific islands of Ta’u and Kauai, Tesla‘s Elon Musk is now ready to help South Australia. — and he’ll do it in 100 days or it’s free, he promises. South Australia state has been experiencing blackouts during recent heat waves there that have caused energy demand to…

Check Out The Latest iPhone 8 Leaks With Photos Of Actual Device

Ladies and gentleman, we have entered the next stage of the iPhone 8 rumor cycle. Instead of concepts, diagrams and design leaks, there are now photos of an actual device. Well, almost. Prolific leaker Benjamin Geskin has posted images of a purported “dummy” iPhone 8 which means it looks pretty much the same as the…

Guy Hacks Alexa To Speak From A Halloween Skull

If you’ve never wanted to rig up your Amazon Echo to a talking skull then don’t worry, you’re not alone. But as you can see from this creepy video, one guy decided to do just that, and the result is as terrifying as you’d expect. It’s called The Yorick project, but unlike the Yorick of…

Apple Reportedly Looking to Buy Disney for Over $200 Billion

Apple could potentially find the cash to pull off a $200 billion-plus takeover Disney — creating a company worth $1 trillion with “almost limitless opportunities in content and technology.” That’s according to a speculative analysis from RBC Capital Markets, which in a note to client Thursday said such a colossal tie-up would be contingent on…

This Old Porsche EV from 1966 is Faster than Tesla

When you think of blazing fast EVs, the name that naturally comes to mind is Tesla. After all, Tesla’s flagship Model S P100D can go from 0-60 in just 2.4 seconds and can complete a quarter-mile in 10.72 seconds. That said, Elon Musk and co. may have some new competition from an unlikely source: Kreisel…

Elon Musk Reveals Neuralink that Connects Brains and Computers

Neuralink is pursuing what Elon Musk calls ‘neural lace’ technology, implanting tiny brain electrodes that may one day upload and download thoughts. Building a mass-market electric vehicle and colonizing Mars aren’t ambitious enough for Elon Musk. The billionaire entrepreneur now wants to merge computers with human brains to help people keep up with machines. The…

Video Of Steve Jobs Warns Apple To Focus More On Great Products Than Profits

One of more prevalent narratives currently surrounding Apple is that the company has lost its innovative edge. Indeed, many critics look at products like the iPhone 7 and the new MacBook Pro and quickly dismiss them as incremental but ultimately unimaginative upgrades. Getting to the root of the problem, some place the blame for Apple’s…

Sony’s New Patent Helps You Steal Battery Power From Other Phones

You’re probably already accustomed to mooching free wi-fi whenever you visit a friend, but according to a new patent Sony filed just last Friday, the company wants you to be able to steal power from a friend’s phone as well, without having to connect a single cable. Before you get too excited about the prospect…

Jeff Bezos Wants to Set Up Amazon on the Moon

In September 2016, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk announced his grand ambitions to colonize Mars. Earlier this week, he doubled down on that promise by announcing SpaceX’s plan to launching two private citizens in a tour around the Moon in late 2018. Not to be outdone by his billionaire competitor, this week, it was revealed that…