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How Too Much Electronic Screen Time Is Making Kids ‘Moody, Crazy and Lazy’

Excessive use of electronic devices by children can lead to serious physiological dysfunction, according to a child psychiatrist who argues for an “electronic fast.”

Posted on Aug 28, 2015 READ MORE

The Cops Want This Car, Not That One

American police departments are using wish lists to decide which cars, electronics and other goods to seize in a practice that allows the government to confiscate property suspected of being tied to crime regardless of whether officers have secured a conviction or filed a charge.

Posted on Nov 13, 2014 READ MORE

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Apple $290 Million Richer, Courtesy of Samsung (and a Federal Jury)

Because Apple Inc. could really use another electronics giant’s spare change, Samsung Electronics Co. will be forking over some $290 million to give the tech empire Steve Jobs built a helping hand.

Posted on Nov 21, 2013 READ MORE


The New Airplane Mode: FAA to Finally Update Electronics Rules

After deliberating for the better part of a year, a Federal Aviation Administration advisory panel is set to make it possible for you to use your portable gadgets during takeoff and landing.

Posted on Sep 23, 2013 READ MORE

iPhone 5

Posted on Sep 14, 2012 READ MORE via Engadget

Foxconn Pledges to Ease Up on Factory Workers

Electronics manufacturer Foxconn has taken some considerable hits to its public image in recent years as reports about shocking labor conditions at the Apple supplier’s factories cropped up with more frequency than new iPad product launches. On Sunday, Foxconn’s chairman said that the company is changing its ways.

Posted on Apr 2, 2012 READ MORE

From Quality to Quantity—and Maybe Back Again

Amid last week’s flood of business news, one story stood out as reason to hope for more than just a momentary uptick in your 401(k): Apple, you may have heard, announced record first-quarter profits.

Posted on Jan 28, 2011 READ MORE

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More Trouble for iPhone Manufacturer

Hong Kong-based electronics manufacturer Hon Hai is hitting back at new reports that working conditions at its Foxconn plants in China, where iPhones come from and where an employee suicide spree made news in recent months, haven’t gotten better.

Posted on Oct 13, 2010 READ MORE

iToys [A Cartoon From China]

Posted on Feb 2, 2010 READ MORE

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AP / Elizabeth Dalziel

Digital Dumping and the Global ‘E-Cycling’ Scam

The port of Lagos in Nigeria receives about 400,000 used computers every month, out of which only one in four is useful. The rest end up in landfills, garbage dumps and, in a curious twist, as resources for scammers.

Posted on Nov 10, 2009 READ MORE

Women Dig Technology

The notion that men dominate all-things-nerd is a complete myth, according to a new consumer research report that found that single women in North America are all about laptops, video games and digital cameras. So the next time you’re shopping for that special lady, don’t think book, think Kindle.

Posted on Apr 16, 2009 READ MORE

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Sony Paring Its Work Force by 8,000

Japanese technology giant Sony Corp. announced Tuesday that it is planning to slash 8,000 jobs—or about 4 percent of its global work force— in response to the deepening international economic crisis.

Posted on Dec 9, 2008 READ MORE

Getting iRipped Off

It might be hard to feel sympathy for someone who spends $600 on a phone, but iPhone owners could use some emotional support, now that Apple CEO Steve Jobs has announced he’s cutting the price of the 10-week-old device by a third.

Posted on Sep 6, 2007 READ MORE

Format war

Format War Heats Up

If you’ve been struggling to decide whether HD DVD or Blu-ray is right for your next-generation video needs, consider this: The porn industry has apparently chosen HD DVD as its preferred high-definition format. Sony, beware: The same people who probably gave VHS a win over Betamax in the last major format war have taken sides.

Posted on Jan 14, 2007 READ MORE

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