Steve Jobs, the man who put the "i" in technology, was a fascinating character who continues to inspire and confound. Why the black turtlenecks? How did he foresee (create?) the iPhone revolution? What was the secret to his presentation style? Walter Isaacson's new book "Steve Jobs," which just hit stores, attempts to answer these questions. The 571-page biography released on Oct. 24 to glowing reviews. The author conducted more than 100 interviews for the book – including more than 40 with the Apple CEO himself. Here are five of key excerpts.
Lytro unveiled its light-field cameras this week, which capture "living pictures" that can be refocused and otherwise manipulated after they're taken. How do Lytro cameras stack up against traditional point-and-shoot devices?
Hulu Plus and 3D video capture will hit the 3DS by the end of November, Nintendo said this week.
Unlimited Sprint 4G service will soon be a thing of the past for tablet and netbook users. Got a Sprint smartphone? You're in the clear, for now.
Mary Blair, who received her own Google Doodle on Friday, greatly influenced early Disney animation. She's remembered today as one of Walt's favorites.
When the Apple iPhone 4S and Amazon Kindle Fire tablet debuted this fall, the tech press blogged breathlessly about how these new devices harness 'the cloud.' Menacing as this hazy tech term may sound, the cloud is actually a regular part of daily digital life. In fact, gadget analysts expect this metaphorical cloud to envelop more of the world in coming years.
Mary Blair played a key role in Disney's early years. A Google Doodle on Friday honors her work.
Google took the wraps off Android Ice Cream Sandwich this week. How will stand up to iOS 5 and Microsoft's Mango?
New Razr will be available for pre-order later this month. So how does Motorola's new Razr stack up?
Microsoft CEO Ballmer disses Android, gives props to Windows Phone (and the iPhone isn't bad, either).
Google unveiled Android 4.0 'Ice Cream Sandwich' as Samsung showed off the Galaxy Nexus, the first Android 4 handset. With the just-announced Droid RAZR, Android enthusiasts have lots to get excited about.
The BlackBerry BBX will appear on RIM phones and tablets beginning in 2012, RIM reps said Tuesday.
The Droid RAZR is a next-generation update to the old Motorola flip phone.
The iPhone 4S sales have been exceptionally strong, Apple announced Monday.
BlackBerry users affected by last week's network problems are eligible for a bunch of free BlackBerry apps, RIM announced Monday.
The Apple iPad 3 is on the way, according to one analyst.
Skype officially becomes part of Microsoft Friday. But former Skype CEO Tony Bates says user experience will remain largely unchanged.