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Robots Take Over for 60,000 Fired Foxconn Factory Workers

The Apple and Samsung supplier played down the job-loss aspect of the story by making it sound as though employees had been liberated to do less menial work.

Posted on May 26, 2016 READ MORE


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Profiting From Misery: Are Human Rights Abuses Powering Your Smartphone?

An Amnesty International and Africa Resources Watch report traces the sale of cobalt, used in batteries for cellphones and electric cars, from mines where children work in “perilous conditions.”

Posted on Jan 20, 2016 READ MORE



Samsung and Google Are Banning LGBT Content in International App Stores

The tech giants have censored popular gay social networking apps in South Korea and elsewhere amid increasing attempts by government and conservative activists to silence LGBT activists.

Posted on Jul 10, 2015 READ MORE



Up to 600 Million Samsung Phones Exposed to Attack, Control by Hackers

A software vulnerability on hundreds of millions of Samsung Galaxy phones allows hackers—civilian or government—to “look through the phones’ camera, listen to the microphone, read incoming and outgoing texts and install apps,” according to researchers cited in The Independent.

Posted on Jun 17, 2015 READ MORE



Samsung’s SmartTV Is Smart Enough to Spy on Its Owners

A startlingly vigilant new television by Samsung, the SmartTV, monitors what people say through a voice activation feature and, as it’s handily interfacing with the Internet, might just share that information with third parties.

Posted on Feb 10, 2015 READ MORE



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T-Mobile Now Offers Fancy Phones on Bad Credit, but There’s a Catch

For the first time, a carrier is selling expensive phones and tablets with zero-percent interest to customers with terrible credit.

Posted on Jan 23, 2015 READ MORE



OnePlus

The Best Feature of This Phone Is Its Price

Samsung and HTC just announced their new flagship phones, and Apple is expected to drop the iPhone 6 sometime soon. Chinese upstart OnePlus is hoping to give all those devices a run for their money—literally.

Posted on Apr 23, 2014 READ MORE



Motorola

Google’s New Android Wear Smartwatches Make Every Other Wearable Look Ugly and Dumb

If Google and its hardware partners can deliver on the promise of their new wearable devices, then the war for the hottest new market in technology is already won.

Posted on Mar 19, 2014 READ MORE



Sony

You Probably Won’t Buy Sony’s Amazing Waterproof Phone

For whatever reason, phone shoppers have met genuine innovation with disinterest.

Posted on Feb 5, 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



Sony

Why Isn’t Sony’s Waterproof Super-Cameraphone More Amazing?

Apple makes a phone in different colors and the world goes crazy. Sony’s smartphone, meanwhile, lets you take 21 megapixel photos underwater and you probably haven’t heard about it.

Posted on Sep 30, 2013 READ MORE


Samsung Beats Apple to the Smartwatch Party

Samsung just took the wraps off its new Galaxy Gear, a watch with a built-in camera and speakers that acts like a companion to the company’s Galaxy line of phones and tablets.

Posted on Sep 4, 2013 READ MORE


Microsoft Gobbles Up Nokia









Posted on Sep 4, 2013 ENLARGE



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Samsung Comes Clean About Blood Metal

The world’s best-selling smartphone manufacturer has acknowledged using tin sourced from Indonesia’s controversial Bangka Island, where an investigation last year found that unregulated mining employs child laborers and kills an estimated 150 miners every year while destroying the local environment.

Posted on Apr 25, 2013 READ MORE



Texas Motor Speedway

Gun Lobby Sponsors NASCAR Race

It’s hard to believe NASCAR didn’t already have a race named after the NRA. Get ready for the NRA 500. Seriously, that’s what it’s called.

Posted on Mar 4, 2013 READ MORE



The Dog Eat Dog World of Politics

Canines have more to do with presidential elections than one might think; the conditions in which alleged WikiLeaks source Bradley Manning was detained were “excessive,” a military judge found; meanwhile, The Associated Press has started selling sponsored tweets on its Twitter feed. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Jan 10, 2013 READ MORE


Multi Nightmare









Posted on Dec 23, 2012 ENLARGE



Sprint

The Phone Made Out of Corn

The Samsung Reclaim is an odd little device that raises the question: Why isn’t everything made out of corn?

Posted on Oct 11, 2009 READ MORE


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Editors’ Round Table: Moore’s Manifesto, Green Gadgetry and Czar Craziness

Truthdig editors Robert Scheer, Peter Scheer and Kasia Anderson unchain themselves from their laptops long enough to weigh in about the week’s news, Michael Moore’s economic epic and a new phone made partly from corn. If that’s not eclectic, we don’t know what is.

Posted on Oct 2, 2009 WATCH & LISTEN



Samsung / Sprint

When Life Gives You Corn, Make Corn-Based Cell Phones

Samsung and Sprint are coming out with a new cell phone for the green crowd. The “Reclaim” is made from recycled materials and corn-based plastic and comes in eco-friendly packaging complete with soy-based ink. It’s enough to make one long for the day when all electronics are manufactured sustainably and iPhones grow on trees.

Posted on Aug 6, 2009 READ MORE


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