The Rotten Side of Apple’s Founder

New documentary Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine digs into the human imperfections at the heart of the ever-popular brand

Director Alex Gibney is not one to shy away from controversy. From his award-winning documentary on corporate greed Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, to Going Clear, his exposé on Scientology based on Lawrence Wright’s book due out later this year, Gibney often gets to the heart of our culture with a surgeon’s scalpel and objective eye. His latest film, Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine, which premiered recently at SXSW, is both a meditation on our relationship to the Apple devices that have conquered the world and a biography of the company’s titular founder and late CEO. The overarching premise is apparent from the title: the film asserts that Steve Jobs is still a presence in the technology we use every day.

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The Smartwatch through History: Great Idea, Mediocre Product

Apple's dive into the wearable device game is part of an elusive 50-year quest to transform the trusty wristwatch into a futuristic device.

Today, Apple, those tastemakers in Cupertino everyone loves to hate to love, will announce some sort of “smart” wearable device, along with the much-anticipated sixth incarnation of the iPhone. Though no one’s quite sure what the gadget will exactly be, techies and rumormongers have dubbed it the “iWatch,” and the New York Times reports it will have fitness-tracking capabilities and employ new wireless technology to make paying for things with a mobile device a whole lot easier.

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As long as there has been cinema, there have been portrayals of neighbors on the silver screen. From the amicable to the creepy to the celestial to the delightful. There are countless other worthwhile films out there on the subject, but if you've only got time for ten, get your popcorn popping, find a cozy chair, and watch the following. For the intrepid among you, invite a neighbor over and binge on all of them.

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