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Steven Levy's new book, In The Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives, has some interesting insights regarding the relationship between Steve Jobs and Google throughout the years. Perhaps most interesting is the fact that when Sergey Brin and Larry Page were looking around for a new ...

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It's always nice to be recognized, especially by those high-caliber tech journos like Steven Levy, who gave Engadget a shout out in the intro to his new book, The Best of Technology Writing 2007: "It is nonetheless true that some blog writing doesn't translate well to the medium of print. And so the...

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Update: A close analysis of the audio (thanks Brian and commenters!) indicates that the perp was actually going for the Fox reporter's microphone and not the iPhone itself. Stranger and stranger. Oh, man, this is just getting completely out of hand. Dailymotion has a clip of Fox News interviewing St...

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This week, Steven Levy writes for Newsweek that Guitar Hero lowers the time required to feel like an accomplished musician, which may seem like a good thing. The bad side is determining if this cheap fulfillment of rock-star fantasies keeps us from learning to play an actual instrument. Isn't that t...

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'The Perfect Thing: How the iPod Shuffles Commerce, Culture, and Coolness' (Simon & Schuster, 284 pages) is the latest work from Steven Levy, available in finer booksellers on October 23rd. You might recall some of his other works: 'Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution,' and 'Insanely Grea...

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Any wild guesses as to which big tech exec isn't a fan of the new Zune? If you guessed Steve Jobs, you'd be completely correct; in a recent interview with Newsweek's Steven Levy, Herr Jobs says that he's not at all worried about the Zune. "I've seen the demonstrations on the Internet about how you c...

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