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It’s hard to believe it’s been 60 years of Steve Wozniak; somehow, Google Wave didn’t even get 12 months. Is that really fair? Palm’s clearly trying to emulate the former and avoid the fate of the latter, but in the end, it’s the economy, stupid. As we all eagerly await Wednesday’s Apple event, keep yourself occupied with the remainders for Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Exclusive photos from Steve Wozniak’s 60th birthday surprise party (MacDailyNews)

On Monday, Steve Wozniak was updated to version 6.0 at a surprise event thrown 60 years to the day after the program’s initial release. Features included diner-based cuisine, a slimmed down Drew Carey, and a Sarah Palin impersonator, confirming that nobody is still entirely sure what this software does.

A quick note on next steps for Google Wave (Google Wave Blog)

Speaking of inscrutable technology, Google Wave developers have announced that you’ll be able to export your waves before the service closes its doors for good at the end of the year. Thank heavens you’ll at least be able to hold onto those valuable conversational threads that weren’t important enough for actual e-mail.

webOS 2.0 details: Stacks, Just Type, Exhibition, and more! (

While Wave may be fading into the background, it turns out that Palm’s webOS isn’t quite dead yet. A beta version of webOS 2.0 has surfaced, including a new Stacks feature that lets you group related tasks, an update to the Universal Search feature, and improved HTML5 and JavaScript support, to name a few features. Sources say parent company HP has hit upon a cost-effective plan for motivating Palm’s engineers: each of them has been issued a Microsoft Kin as a warning.

Apple App Store: 250,000 and counting (Fortune)

According to app-tracking site, the App Store has hit 250000 applications, giving Steve Jobs a nice round number to talk about at Apple’s Wednesday shindig. Not expected to be discussed: what percentage of those applications exist solely to imitate the sounds of bodily functions.

This is how I feel about buying apps (The Oatmeal)

While we’re on the topic of apps, have you ever wondered why our economy is in such dire straits? It’s because our perspective on money is crazy.

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