An exhibit in New York reunites stars from technology's past -- from the "laptop" that's heavier than an automobile tire to computers you don't even need to touch -- and puts them at your fingertips.
Watch this epic supercut by user-experience designer Dino Ignacio. It shows every time a "Star Wars" character interacted with hardware and software interfaces.
We're not kidding; Fuji Xerox actually made a 3D-printed megaphone with a scope and a laser rangefinder, so you can whisper (or yell) at people a good distance away. It's a bit odd, we admit, but it's also pretty fun to think about the potential for pranks.
Luca Maestri will leave Xerox at the end of February to replace Apple's former controller, who has retired.
Peter Oppenheimer will retire this year. Taking his place will be Luca Maestri, currently vice president of finance and corporate controller.
The U.S. military is giving big bucks to IBM, Xerox, and others to develop "Mission Impossible"-style tech that explodes or decomposes once it's served its purpose.
The next generation of Apple computers was already under way in 1979 when a visit to Xerox PARC changed Steve Jobs -- and Apple -- forever.
Apple's Bud Tribble: "If you take something and make it your own ... it's your design and that is the dividing line between copying and stealing. That is part of Apple's DNA."
guest post Dave Winer's ThinkTank outliner was among the first wave of Macintosh software products. It was love at first sight, but Winer believes the Mac stopped short of where it could have gone.
guest post Former Apple executive Jean Louis Gassée takes a nostalgic look at the Mac's historic launch and promises -- not to be confused with the hard struggle later on the battlefield.