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…

Google’s Top-Secret Data Center

If you’re looking for the beating heart of the digital age — a physical location where the scope, grandeur, and geekiness of the kingdom of bits become manifest—you could do a lot worse than Lenoir, North Carolina. This rural city of 18,000 was once rife with furniture factories. Now it’s the home of a Google…