Archive for ‘Technology’

Samsung suspends business with China supplier after accusation of child labor

Samsung suspends business with China supplier after accusation of child labor

Last week watchdog China Labor Watch published an investigation into Samsung’s supply chain that found evidence of child labor at the Shinyang Electronics factory in Dongguan, China. The discovery contradicted Samsung’s own self-audit, and now the Korean company has suspended business with the supplier after beginning a follow-up investigation. Samsung says Chinese authorities are also...

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This creepy isopod case keeps your iPhone warm and strangers at bay

This creepy isopod case keeps your iPhone warm and strangers at bay

Worried about getting mugged for your gold 64GB iPhone 5S? This Japanese-made isopod case should calm your nerves and keep thieves away. A silver version will cost you $ 80 and a gold version will cost you $ 120, but you better act soon. The case’s manufacturer is only making 500 of the creepy...

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iPhone classic ‘Eliss Infinity’ finally comes to Android

iPhone classic ‘Eliss Infinity’ finally comes to Android

Earlier this year Eliss, one of the iPhone’s original indie hits, got a major upgrade with Eliss Infinity — and now the experience is finally available to Android users. This actually marks the very first time that the zen-like touchscreen experience has been available on Android, as the 2009 original was exclusive to iOS. The game...

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‘Open Informant’ turns your private messages into public protest

‘Open Informant’ turns your private messages into public protest

Given the widespread surveillance of groups like the National Security Agency, it’s easy to feel like your private digital life isn’t all that private — and a new art project aims to make that feeling a bit more obvious by turning your body into “an instrument for protest.” Called “Open Informant,” the project is a...

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Designers recreate stone age tools with space age technology

Designers recreate stone age tools with space age technology

For more than a million years, the simple stone hand axe was one of our most important tools, but in the age of smartphones and virtual reality it can be hard to understand how revolutionary it really was. In their design series “Man Made,” Dov Ganchrow and Ami Drach use 3D printing to make...

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Facebook offers explanation for controversial News Feed psychology experiment

Facebook offers explanation for controversial News Feed psychology experiment

Facebook caused a stir over the weekend with the revelation that it had been altering the content of some users’ News Feeds in an attempt to study the psychology behind what causes people to post emotional material. Now Adam Kramer, Facebook data scientist and co-author of the study, has posted an explanation of the motivation...

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iPad explodes in Vodafone store, forces customers to evacuate — report

An iPad that was demoed at a Vodafone store in Australia burst into flames, according to a report. A Vodafone store in Canberra, Australia was running an iPad demo model that caused a “burst of flames” earlier this week, according to a Vodafone spokesperson, speaking to News.com.au in an interview published on Friday. The...

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Twitter shares up, down in first full day of trading

Twitter shares up, down in first full day of trading

Twitter’s CEO Dick Costolo, and its co-founders Jack Dorsey, Evan Williams, and Biz Stone, celebrate the company’s IPO at the New York Stock Exchange. (Credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images) Twitter shares are bouncing up and down following a successful IPO day. The company’s shares opened the day at $ 45.98 and surged to more than...

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Yahoo Finance site gets more personal

Yahoo has given its Finance Web site a new look and layout designed to deliver more personalized information. You can now add a list of stocks that you own or want to follow in the upper left corner. The page then displays the current trading price of each one. Clicking on the More button...

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Thor tchotchkes to brighten a fan’s Dark World

Thor tchotchkes to brighten a fan’s Dark World

Working at CNET means working with people who know how to answer the question, “Most awesome Thor-related gift, any suggestions?” I was looking for something to entertain my convalescing aunt, who’s a big Thor fan from the Jack Kirby days. She’s embraced the current Avengers series, including the Hemsworth movie despite its lack of...

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