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Later this month, one of the rarest specimens of hardware history will go up for auction: A working Apple-1. While most will people will never be able to afford to bid on it, this is a great opportunity to look at this beautifully ragtag machine before it disappears into someone's collection.

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Steve Jobs was known for his perfectionism, insistence on innovation, megalomania and making workers' lives miserable. Now that he's gone, Apple's quality control has continued to slide. But Jobs' final project, a new corporate headquarters, may be his most demanding tantrum of all.

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This Wednesday, President-elect Donald Trump will meet with — or "summon", as it were — leaders from across the tech industry for a round-table chat. On paper, this appears to be a very sensible meeting. Silicon Valley nurtured a deliciously cosy relationship with the Obama administration, and it stands to reason that it will try that route with the Trump regime.

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It's 2016, and Apple's mysterious, oft-buzzed about car project is still tucked away under the "ideas that may or may not happen in this lifetime" section of the company's filing cabinet. Despite a powerful rumour mill — former Apple board member Mickey Drexler once claimed it was Steve Jobs' "dream" to make an iCar, and reports have repeatedly materialised over the years that Apple was in various stages of building its own vehicle — we're still waiting, and the will-they-or-won't-they nature of the project has us asking if we'll ever see the vehicular version of Big Foot.

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Remember when Steve Jobs abandoned his daughter and refused to pay child support despite being worth millions of dollars? Alex Gibney's new documentary Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine, which hits cinemas, iTunes and VOD on Friday, September 4, is at once a study of the late visionary's unrelenting optimism about the power of computers to change the world and a portrait of a ruthless businessman who trampled others' lives on the way to his goals.

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Apple's CEOs are fascinating: Where Steve Jobs cultivated a shrewd genius persona, Tim Cook's journey to Apple's upper echelon is equally inspiring. In his George Washington commencement speech on the weekend, Cook shared some details about that journey — and threw in an iPhone joke or two.