Examine some of the world's greatest tech-savvy minds, who have bolstered industries like computer science, space exploration and mass communications through their ingenious works. These individuals are responsible for shaping the world we live in today, and have affected how we complete some of our most basic daily tasks. Delevop your own theories about these famous pioneers of technology by exploring Biography.com's Tech Giants group, including Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, Albert Einstein, Isaac Newton, Marie Curie, Bill Gates, Aristotle, Stephen Hawking and several other brilliant minds in the field of technology.
CEO Elon Musk announced that Tesla will lay off 9 percent of the company’s workforce to boost profitability while promising to deliver 5,000 Model 3 cars a week by the end of June. Tesla hasn’t made an annual profit in 15 years and posted its largest quarterly loss this year.
Bill Gates pledged $12 million toward universal flu vaccine research following a devastating flu season. Half will come from his foundation and the other half from Larry Page, in up to $2 million increments for “bold and innovative” projects that could be ready for clinical trials by 2021.
According to Variety, Amazon Prime is working on a biopic of Marie Curie’s life: a film version of the 2010 graphic novel ‘Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie: A Tale of Love and Fallout.’ Rosamund Pike will star as the Nobel Prize-winning French physicist and chemist.
Leonardo DiCaprio optioned Walter Isaacson's new biography on Leonardo Da Vinci, and the film has just secured a screenwriter: John Logan, who wrote ‘Skyfall’ and ‘Spectre.’ The film, produced by Paramount and Appian Way, will star DiCaprio in the title role.
Twenty years ago today, Steve Jobs introduced the world to iMac, which had a 15-inch screen and 4GB hard drive. The computer was a minor revolution for its design, introduction of the USB and integrated design for internet use when it wasn’t a universal feature on other computers.
Albert Einstein’s newly revealed diaries on his Asia and the Middle East travels in the 1920s reveal racist, xenophobic views, insulting in particular the Chinese as "industrious, filthy, obtuse people." Later in life the physicist advocated for U.S. civil rights and joined the NAACP.