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The robots are coming! Or, how to spoil a pefectly nice dance party.

Aug 1, 2011
Foxconn, the Taiwanese company that assembles Apple's iPhones and iPads, is reportedly planning to "hire" 1 million robots to take on the boring,...
Posted In: China, Foxconn, iPad, labor, robot, robots, world
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Foxconn closes Chengdu facility

May 24, 2011
Not something that I love talking about because it seems so crass but the explosion at Foxconn's Chengdu factory in China looks to have a big...
Posted In: apple, China, Foxconn, Hp, iPad, iPad 2
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Third Foxconn worker dies

May 23, 2011
An explosion of combustible dust at a Foxconn manufacturing facility has resulted in a third death. The victim was a worker at the Foxconn plant in...
Posted In: apple, China, Foxconn, iPad, iPhone
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Foxconn workers made to sign anti-suicide pledges

May 6, 2011
Foxconn is the huge manufacturing company in China that employs hundreds of thousands of young Chinese workers to assemble just about every...
Posted In: apple, China, Foxconn, iPad
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Apple goes to Foxconn, finds problems

Feb 15, 2011
Apple has just issued a report of auditing trips it made to China in 2010 to inspect conditions at its manufacturing plants, including Foxconn....
Posted In: apple, China, Foxconn, gadgets, manufacturing, world
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iPad 2 to ship in February

Dec 7, 2010
This according to the Chinese news site Digi Times, which cites sources at Foxconn. They say that Foxconn has been told to start shipping within...
Posted In: apple, facetime, Foxconn, gadgets, iPad
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iPad production cranks up at Foxconn

Nov 23, 2010
DigiTimes reports that Foxconn production lines in Chengdu are ramping up dramatically in order to satisfy both demands for the current iPad model...
Posted In: apple, business, China, Foxconn, gadgets, iPad, manufacturing
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Build your own iPhone and get rich!

Nov 16, 2010
This final note today, couldn't leave you without mentioning Apple. Not the whole Beatles thing. I figure real Beatles fans have already ripped CDs...
Posted In: apple, Foxconn, iphone 4
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Top three most desired toys this holiday season are...

Oct 25, 2010
Not Tickle Me Elmo, not Cabbage Patch Kids, not a hula hoop....
Posted In: apple, China, Foxconn, gadgets, iPad, iPhone, ipod, manufacturing, world
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Life inside a Foxconn facility

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.
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