Elon Musk must be pretty happy with his employees. In an interview with the German newspaper Handelsblatt, he pointed out that Apple is staffed by people that aren't good enough to remain at Tesla.
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On Friday, Neil deGrasse Tyson welcomed Edward Snowden to his StarTalk podcast. Along with the usual conversations about privacy and government, Snowden had another important warning to provide: encryption may hurt our abilities to see, or be seen by, extraterrestrials.
Sergey Brin had admitted that it was "probably a mistake" that he ever worked on Google+, because, in his own words, he's "not a very social person" and "kind of a weirdo". Talking at Re/code's Code Conference yesterday, Brin explained that the decision to have him work on the company's social offering was misguided.
Poor old Barack Obama. Not only is his pet project HealthCare.gov struggling to gain traction, he has other tech woes too: he isn't allowed an iPhone for "security reasons".
Vint Cerf, Google's chief internet evangelist, is famous for having some, um, strong views. He's just unleashed a cracker though: he thinks that "privacy may actually be an anomaly".
Professor Stephen Hawking is not impressed by the discovery of the Higgs boson particle earlier this year. First, it lost him a $100 bet. Second, he would've been happier if a more "interesting" solution to the problem of the mass of the universe had been discovered.
Speaking at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference Mark Zuckerberg has made his feelings known about the recent NSA scandal, pointing out that the government "blew it". In his own words: "Frankly, I think that the government blew it. They blew it on communicating the balance of what they were going for with this."
On the day Facebook launched its new software for Android, Facebook Home, Wired scored an interview with Mark Zuckerberg in order to chat about the product and what the future holds. Here are some choice cuts from the Big Blue's head honcho.
Samsung is announcing the Galaxy S IV tomorrow, but before it does, Apple wanted to take a few shots at Android. Phil Schiller, Apple's Senior Vice President of Marketing, crapped all over Android, telling the Wall Street Journal that "Android is often given a free replacement for a feature phone and the experience isn't as good as an iPhone".
If it weren't for the fact that Vint Cerf was the grandaddy of the internet, people might be pointing and laughing at him. In a TED discussion panel last night, about how technology is being used to communicate with animals, Cerf spoke freely about an internet that connects humans with animals and aliens.
Larry Page doesn't accept 10 per cent better, nor does he accept 50 per cent, 100 per cent or 500 per cent better. In an era of modest revision, the Google co-founder expects his company's products to outperform the status quo by no less than 10 times. Because how else are you going to change the world?
By day, he heads up Samsung's technology strategy. By night, he's a closet Apple fanboy. Young Sohn, Samsung's Chief Strategy Officer, admitted to Technology Review in an interview that he can't get enough of Apple's products.