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The real reason your gadgets are made in China

The real reason your gadgets are made in China

By Tue, Jan 24, 2012 2:02PM UTC Comments Off The real reason your gadgets are made in China

My biggest gripe about shopping in the USA is this: nothing is made in the USA. Shirts come from Sri Lanka, Bangladesh or the Philippines. Shoes, soaps, gadgets and everything else comes from China. The only exception is the New Balance shoes. I heard these are still made in the USA. Now we stand at...

Putting some perspective on the world’s cheapest ‘tablet’

By Fri, Oct 21, 2011 2:30PM UTC 2 Comments Indian students pose with the supercheap 'Aakash' Tablet computers which they received during its launch in  New Delhi, India. Pic: AP.

If you are reading this, then the world’s cheapest tablet, Aakash, isn’t meant for you. You were not the target audience when Aakash was conceived, designed and executed. The target audience was different. Aakash was supposed to be an entry point in India for students to get access to the Internet. The critics around the...

Apple supplier faces pollution complaints in China

By Tue, Oct 18, 2011 6:44PM UTC Comments Off Apple supplier faces pollution complaints in China

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A Taiwan-based company that supplies metal casings for Apple’s Inc.’s MacBook series of laptops says it is shutting down some operations at its factory complex in eastern China following complaints of bad odors by residents. Catcher Technology Chairman Hung Shui-shu told reporters late Monday that Chinese authorities had ordered the company...

Unauthorized access hits Sony PlayStation accounts

By Wed, Oct 12, 2011 2:02PM UTC 1 Comment Sony Playstation 3. Pic: AP.

TOKYO (AP) — Sony said Wednesday it has detected a large number of unauthorized attempts to access user accounts on its PlayStation Network and other online entertainment services. The Tokyo-based company temporarily locked about 93,000 accounts whose IDs and passwords were successfully verified by the intruders. Sony has sent email notifications and password reset procedures...