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."
The Nexus 5 is Google's new flagship phone. Despite being superior in some ways to the iPhone, and costing only half the price, the Nexus has taken a bit of a beating in reviews.
Verizon Wireless has confirmed plans to charge a $2 "convenience fee" to customers who have the nerve to pay their bill with a credit card either online or over the phone. (Update: Verizon backs down.)
Apple announced Tuesday the first new iPhone in 16 months. It says the 4S is twice as fast, has a better camera and can communicate with you like a virtual manservant. But it looks just like the old version and that seems to have disappointed those of us who spent months fantasizing about a mythical "iPhone 5." (more)