Welcome to The After Math, where we attempt to summarize this week's tech news through numbers, decimal places and percentages.
During this Independence Day-tinged week, the Engadget team has been peering into the past, present and future of manufacturing in the US. We touched on the implausible costs of a real-life Death Star, how to educate kids in code and the finer points on bringing more tech manufacturing to America. Europe also gets a brief nod, as the EU announced the first wave of substantial roaming cost-cutting across the continent, making several of our often in-transit UK editors very happy indeed. We've got a list of notable numbers right after the break.