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    Foxconn Offers Performance-based Pay Raise of 66 Percent

    Foxconn Offers Performance-based Pay Raise of 66 Percent
    Foxconn is the company that manufactures some of the most popular gadgets on the market including the Apple iPhone and the iPad. Over the last several months, Foxconn has seen an uptick in suicides among its workers that have led to concerns over conditions at the factory.Bloomberg reported earlier this month that one worker at the Foxconn factory described life as "meaningless" and "very ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Google Gives European Regulators Data Copied from Open Networks

    Google Gives European Regulators Data Copied from Open Networks
    Google has found itself mired in legal proceedings and bad press after it was forced to admit in mid-May that its Street View vehicles had accidentally recorded "payload data" from open wireless networks. Google admits that it was recording SSID and MAC addresses on secure networks, but maintains it was not aware that the payload data from open networks was being captured until ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    Parents Fight to Ban Educational Math Game for Being Too "Violent"

    Parents Fight to Ban Educational Math Game for Being Too "Violent"
    Video games have their perpetual enemies -- poor adaptation, perverts, and slipping release deadlines.  However, perhaps the most insidious foe of video games is the perennial cry to ban games because they are too "violent", too "addictive", or feature too many "adult themes."Albuquerque, New Mexico fell victim to this familiar foe when it tried to educate children using a mathematics-themed video game.  The local schools received ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Apple and Others May Increase Prices as Wages in China Rise

    Apple and Others May Increase Prices as Wages in China Rise
    According to  The New York Times, increases in the labor costs of manufacturing in China may lead to price increases in the U.S. and abroad.The issue of Chinese workers' wages has been brought into the media spotlight following a string of deaths of workers at Foxconn's facility that manufactures the iPad and iPhone.  Most of the deaths were suicides, but at least one ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Apple Introduces iPhone 4

    Apple Introduces iPhone 4
    When it comes to the looks of the Apple's latest iPhone, everything seems old hat. The exterior of the phone was revealed nearly two months ago when Gizmodo gave a full shakedown on the device. While the fallout from that incident could be talked about for another 2,000+ words, we'd rather spend the time talking about the new features of the ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    In the Future, You Will Use Your Phone to Save Energy

    In the Future, You Will Use Your Phone to Save Energy
    Apps designed to integrate with your electricity meter and help you save are just starting to hit the market. What's available, and what's on the horizon? Smartphones are energy hogs. Just think about how much longer the battery in your cell phone from five years ago lasted as compared to your Android or iPhone's battery now. But while smartphones quickly suck ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    U.S. Cities Poised for Growth

    Some cities are showing signs the recession is nearing its end. They're not only keeping jobs and putting up (relatively) low foreclosure numbers, they're also setting up future growth with smart investments. To come up with a definitive list of the top cities that are ready to grow over the next few months, we’ve looked at some of the top ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: -7
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    The Top Tech Controversies of 2010

    The Top Tech Controversies of 2010
    This was a drama-filled year and I imagine a lot of people will look back on it and be very glad that it is over. Let’s revisit some of the big ones. And with each trip down memory lane, I’m going to suggest a title for a new reality TV or game show AppleGates: A Geeky Sitcom Over the last couple ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Why Google Android May Fail and Chrome OS Will Fail

    Why Google Android May Fail and Chrome OS Will Fail
    Android exists on a lot of products and appears to be successful, but the prognosis for the Chrome OS is dropping like a rock. This week, I thought I would go around and discuss Android with some of the folks who build and monitor the products and I got some interesting responses, which I will share here. There is an interesting ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated: -25
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    An Important Message from the Editor of InsideTech

    An Important Message from the Editor of InsideTech
    In today's uncertain economic times, you - like many others - are probably focusing on saving more and spending less. You may be anxious about your job security, salary and employment opportunities. Over the years, I've found the best way to combat stress is to put together a plan and stick to it. Here at InsideTech we are 100% focused on ...
    Published over 10 years ago | Rated: +6
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    Stanford Poll Shows 75 Percent of Americans Believe in Global Warming

    Stanford Poll Shows 75 Percent of Americans Believe in Global Warming
    Researchers at the Woods Institute for the Environment at Stanford University conducted a survey that shows three out of four Americans believe in global warming and want the government to establish laws to stop it. The survey was funded by the National Science Foundation and administered in June 2010 by Woods Institute Senior Fellow Jon Krosnick, a professor of communication and political science at Stanford University. From June ...
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    Scientists Create Underwear That Could Save Lives

    Scientists Create Underwear That Could Save Lives
    Big Brother could soon be monitoring the unlikeliest of places.  Researchers in California are working on creating "smarty pants"  for U.S. troops. The "smart", durable biosensor briefs have been designed to monitor the bodily systems of American soldiers and may eventually help save lives.  According to Reuters, the technology was developed at the University of California San Diego by nano-engineering professor Joseph Wang and his team."This specific ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Microsoft Announces New "Kinect" Hardware Control for Xbox 360

    Microsoft Announces New "Kinect" Hardware Control for Xbox 360
    It was this time last year that Microsoft first revealed its motion controller for the Xbox 360, Project Natal. Today, Microsoft has officially announced the controller and has given it a new name. The new accessory is now called "Kinect for Xbox 360" and will be available this November. As you may recall, Kinect is an add-on USB peripheral for the ...
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    A Solution to BP's Huge Spill? Blow it up With Huge Bomb, Says Top Marine

    A Solution to BP's Huge Spill? Blow it up With Huge Bomb, Says Top Marine
    Oil continues to pour out of the remains of BP's Deepwater Horizon oil rig and into the Gulf of Mexico.  BP has sawed off the riser pipe, allowing it to successfully deploy a containment dome.  However, the containment dome is only capturing approximately half the oil spilling out of the pipe -- and sawing off the riser pipe increased oil flow ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +2
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    AT&T: We Reveal Hackers' Locales

    AT&T: We Reveal Hackers' Locales
    AT&T's iPad 3G customers may soon be getting a lot more spam.  Last week, security analysts with Goatse Security exploited AT&T's overly permissive web interface to obtain 114,000 email addresses of iPad 3G buyers, including a host of A-list politicians, military officials, business chiefs, and celebrities.  Goatse Security previously indicated that it may have disclosed the flaw to interested third parties before it was closed, ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: -1
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    Why Macintosh Skills Matter in Tech

    Once viewed as a plaything, the Macintosh is now the PC of choice for many hard-core technology professionals, and Macintosh skills are now an in-demand specialty among IT pros, rather than an afterthought. "The Mac will be coming soon to a company near you, if it hasn't already," says Brian Vaughn, executive vice president of Dataprise, a network support and ...
    Published over 9 years ago | Rated: +1
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    Ubisoft Will Allow Gamers to "Beat It" With New Michael Jackson Game

    Ubisoft Will Allow Gamers to "Beat It" With New Michael Jackson Game
    Ubisoft  announced at the Electronic Entertainment Expo that it will release an interactive video game (currently unnamed) based on the song and dance moves of the "King of Pop" just in time for the holidays.  The motion-sensing game will be among the first to use Kinect and Move, the motion-detecting camera systems for Microsoft's Xbox 360 and Sony's Playstation 3.  The launch of the ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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    AT&T Accidentally Exposes Billing Information, Addresses of iPhone 4 Buyers

    AT&T Accidentally Exposes Billing Information, Addresses of iPhone 4 Buyers
    Security is a lot like combating illness -- sometimes you have a relatively minor issue that affects many people, other times you have a major issue that only affects a few.  AT&T's iPad email leak and its ramifications were bad enough, but AT&T's latest breach appears to be even worse.This morning the iPhone 4 preorder process was having some serious denial ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Legal Firm Plans to Threaten up to 150,000 U.S. Citizens for Film Downloads

    Legal Firm Plans to Threaten up to 150,000 U.S. Citizens for Film Downloads
    Voltage Pictures, the producers of the film The Hurt Locker, made good on threats, filing suit against 5,000 owners of IP connections on which bittorrent downloads and uploads of the movie occurred.  The movie's producer even went as far as to say they hoped one critic of the lawsuit's family and kids ended up in jail.Now the legal brains behind the epic lawsuit, the U.S. Copyright ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated: +3
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    Starbucks Wi-Fi Goes Free, Unregistered

    Starbucks Wi-Fi Goes Free, Unregistered
    Back in 2008 Starbucks began offering iPhone owners free Wi-Fi.  Since that time, it has slowly expanded free Wi-Fi benefits to other groups, including Green card and Gold card members.  To get 2-hours of free Wi-Fi, you had to use your card and sign up for a complementary account from AT&T.Now Starbucks has posted some exciting news on its corporate Twitter account.  Representative Brad Nelson writes: ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rate This
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