GADGETS

Steve Jobs' New Toy

Many of the facts surrounding Steve Jobs' health remain a mystery. One thing that is clear, however, is that the Apple CEO is once again in command after a lengthy medical leave, and taking a keen interest in the development of Apple's latest gizmo, a new "tablet." Apple employees involved in the design of the tablet have had to "readjust" to Jobs' presence, The Wall Street Journal reports, as he has been micromanaging many aspects of the new technology. The tablet will likely be a touch-screen computer that will integrate different types of media such as television, movies, and the Internet and cost somewhere between an iPod Touch ($399) and Apple's cheapest laptop ($999). Per usual, much mystery surrounds Apple's next gadget. Just last October Jobs expressed doubt about developing a cheap computer. "We don't know how to make a $500 computer that's not a piece of junk," Jobs said.