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"Made in America." For some reason, my parents -- and the parents of many of my peers -- take great pride in seeing that phrase. I've seen people buy inferior products just because the label on the back proclaimed that it was thrown together in one of our 50 great states instead of across some ima...

July 2nd 2012 at 12:15pm 0 Comments
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The welfare of Chinese workers is back in the spotlight after an explosion at Shanghai-based Riteng Computer Accessory Company left 23 people in hospital with burns and another 34 with more minor injuries. Local government officials said the explosion happened on Saturday afternoon at a workshop...

December 19th 2011 at 2:53am 0 Comments
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We're not ashamed to say it, we love Nokia's MeeGo-running N9. We love its stillborn (but still awesome) OS, its liquid-looking display and gorgeous machined polycarbonate shell. Now, we can see how that glorious bit of Finnish hardware gets put together in the newly released video seen above. S...

October 24th 2011 at 2:46pm 0 Comments
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Apple has tapped both Largan Precision and Genius Electronic Optical to supply some lenses/camera modules for the rumored upcoming iPhone 5, according to the Taiwan Economic News. Both of the companies have worked on 5 megapixel camera modules that you can now find in the iPhone 4, so it's not...

September 5th 2011 at 3:45pm 0 Comments
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An explosion occurred at Foxconn's Chengdu plant earlier today, with reports claiming several workers have been injured. The Taiwanese company has yet to release a statement regarding figures and the cause of this tragedy, but according to 21st Century Business Herald, witnesses saw lightning hit...

May 20th 2011 at 11:29am 0 Comments
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Jack Wong is a very lucky guy. Or you can say he's very unfortunate. On one hand, his eight-year-old Meizu label -- literally meaning "the captivating tribe" -- has rapidly become one of the most popular brands amongst Chinese gadget lovers, yet all he's producing right now is just the one phone:...

February 1st 2011 at 11:58am 0 Comments
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DigiTimes has reportedly identified another iPad parts supplier. This time, Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Coretronic has been pegged to deliver backlighting units (BLUs), starting in the beginning of 2011. Specifically, Coretronic will deliver the units to vendors Chimei Innolux and LG Display....

December 8th 2010 at 11:45am 0 Comments
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While we wait for iOS 4.2 to drop, Apple is supposedly busy lining up parts suppliers for the next-generation iPad. DigiTimes reports that Ibiden, Tripod Technology and TTM Technologies will be the initial Printed Circuit Board (PCB) suppliers. Their sources say that these companies have received "c...

November 19th 2010 at 9:15am 0 Comments
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Several Chinese laborers are reporting serious illness after being exposed to a toxic chemical while assembling iPhones. According to reports, the workers inhaled vapors of a chemical called n-hexane while working in a poorly-ventilated room. An ABC News foreign correspondent gained access to the...

October 26th 2010 at 4:00pm 0 Comments