Steve Jobs Note Headed to the Auction Block

A handwritten note penned by Steve Jobs is headed to the auction block. The note, written in 1974 by the then 19-year-old Jobs, offers tips on how Atari could improve the functionality of its World Cup Soccer arcade game. Jobs worked for Atari before co-founding Apple with Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne in 1976.
“The present report, written for his supervisor Stephen Bristow, was meant to improve the functionality and fun of World Cup,” reads a description on Sotheby’s website.

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BBC to Stream Every Minute of Olympic Games

The Summer Olympic Games draw near, and this year fans won’t have to miss a second of the action. BBC announced that it will live stream every minute of the Olympic Games, for a total of 2,500 hours of footage.

“We’re going to make sure they (fans) get the best possible experience they can,” said BBC’s Phil Fearnley. “It’s the first time our audience gets total control.” More...


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Poll: Average Teenage Girl Sends 100 Texts a Day

Forget actually talking on the phone. These days, the kids are all about texting. A new poll reveals that teenage girls between the ages of 14 and 17 send an average of 100 texts a day. OMG that’s a lot of texts!

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Video: iPad Falls 100,000 Feet, Survives

In a recent video, G-Form, a company dedicated to building “innovative protective and shock-absorbing products,” places an iPad in one of their newest products, the Extreme Sleeve for iPad, and drops it from a weather balloon 100,000 feet in the air. G-Form hoped to prove the Extreme Sleeve would protect the iPad from major damage and, if the video below is to be believed, it seems they made their point. After plummeting from the edge of space, the iPad emerged from its sleeve with nary a dent or scratch. Check it out.

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Neiman Marcus Fantasy Gifts Encourages Shoppers to Dream Big

The economy might be in the crapper, but not everyone is living paycheck to paycheck. Neiman Marcus released its 2011 Christmas book this week, offering wealthy shoppers a slew of fantasy gifts including a $125,000 custom-built library, a $395,000 Ferrari, and an international flower show tour valued at $420,000. Get out your check books!

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Haunting Halloween Tunes Return to Pandora

Whether you’re seeking classic Halloween hits like “Monster Mash” or spooky instrumental compilations from Beetle Juice or Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Pandora has the station for you. The personalized radio service today announced the return of its eight Halloween themed stations, offering listeners a fun way to get into the spirit of Halloween.

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Pamper Pups, Calm Cats at a 7 Star Pet Resort

With luxury suites, personal butlers, plasma TVs, landscaped gardens, and indoor fountains, you may not believe this 7 star resort is actually for pets. It can cost up to $100 per night to board your dog or cat, and that doesn't include additional services like boot camp!

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World's Most Expensive Model Car

The doors open and the wheels turn, but you can't drive this Lamborghini Aventador. The 1:8 scale model was built by German engineer Robert Gulpen and actually costs 12 times more than the real thing!

With diamonds embedded into the steering wheel, seats, and headlights, Gulpen describes the model as "extreme and uncompromising, exclusive, sensual, and challenging, just like a real Lamborghini." 

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Google Buys Zagat

In an attempt to provide users with more local content, Google has purchased Zagat, a popular service offering restaurant reviews, shopping guides, nightlife recommendations, and more.

“Delightful deal done; Zagat and Google now one; foodies have more fun,” tweeted Marissa Mayer, Google’s vice president of local, maps, and location services. 

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Steve Jobs Resigns as CEO from Apple

Apple’s board of directors announced last night that Steve Jobs has resigned as the company’s CEO, and Tim Cook has been named CEO. Jobs has taken a position as chairman of the board.

Although the news is shocking, it’s not entirely out of left field, as health problems had interfered with Jobs’ day-to-day duties with the company in recent years. In 2004, he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, and had surgery to remove the tumor, which was successful. However, due to his increasingly frail appearance and absences from Apple events, the state of his health was often under speculation.

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