The triumph of Steve Jobs, Apple and tech in general was ushering in a new language of business. The iPhone is not a hand-held computer; it is an “extension of oneself.” And Jobs and his disciples are not merely businessmen and technicians but also “poets and artists.”
Excessive use of electronic devices by children can lead to serious physiological dysfunction, according to a child psychiatrist who argues for an "electronic fast."
A major flaw in Apple software for phones, tablets and music players could allow hackers to intercept email and other exchanges that are meant to be protected, the company announced.
The Swiss are considering limiting the compensation of chief executive officers to a 12:1 ratio, but Americans can't even get banksters to reveal the comparison of their pay to the average salary; Germany wants to impose a financial transactions tax; meanwhile, in London the per-capita income is 90 percent higher than in the rest of Britain. These discoveries and more after the jump.
The iPhone and iPad app has been known to give erroneous directions, but this month it led drivers to near-death situations. On Sept. 6 and 20, Apple maps pointed two cars to cross a runway at Alaska’s Fairbanks International Airport.
Apple marketed its iPad as an educational device "that just works," but the City of Angels is learning the hard way that there's nothing simple about $700 textbooks.
The Verge got its hands on Google's new Nexus 7 Tablet, and reviewer David Pierce concludes that outside of Apple's content ecosystem, "the Nexus 7 is a better tablet than the iPad mini."
Tablets are quickly taking over the computer market despite being utterly useless to working people.
Workers at a Chinese factory owned by the electronics manufacturer Foxconn threatened to leap from the roof of a building in Wuhan in a protest over wages and working conditions, echoing the tragedy of laborers who jumped to their deaths for similar reasons two years earlier at other company plants.
Why does it come to pass that the more data we collect -- from Google, YouTube and Facebook -- the less likely we are to know what it means?