Oct 25, 2010
Your smartphone, laptop, and other high-tech consumer electronics items were probably made in China by a company called Foxconn. It has almost a million employees spread over multiple facilities. But a recent undercover survey paints a picture of a pretty bleak life for Foxconn workers. We talk about the lives of the people who build the gizmos we've come to rely on.
Oct 20, 2010
It's another day in Apple's iUniverse. And Steve Jobs just unveiled the Mac Book Air. It's lighter, longer-lasting and more fun at parties....
Oct 19, 2010
There's been a lot of speculation about what Apple will announce tomorrow at the Back to Mac event. We're assuming it's at least a new operating...
Oct 18, 2010
Starting out today's news with some China stories. The U.S. is investigating China's clean-tech policies for violations of international trade...
Oct 14, 2010
Pad? What the-- ? What about the phone?...
Oct 12, 2010
The iPhone 4 is more breakable than its predecessor the 3GS. That's the conclusion of a new survey of iPhone owners. 68% more accidents were...
Oct 7, 2010
(This article first appeared in Good Luck With That magazine*)...
Oct 6, 2010
Bad news: This morning, a private payroll service said U-S companies unexpectedly decreased their workforces last month by 39,000 people. Good...
Sep 27, 2010
This final note today. A small victory lap, if I might. I got some heat from listeners a couple of weeks ago when I stifled a yawn over the latest...