Ever wonder how Apple's iconic iPad is made? Over the past several weeks, the company has come under fire due to allegegations from Mike Daisey that turned out to be completely false. Now, American Public Media's Marketplace was able to go behind the scenes at Foxconn's Longhua plant to get a look at the actual iPad production line. In the video above, you see Rob Schmitz guiding and educating us through the factory conditions.
"When I gave examples of some of the American media coverage of the working conditions at Foxconn, many workers laughed, telling me it's not really that bad" says Schmitz. "But that doesn't mean the workers don't have complaints."
Go ahead and hit play on the video above for an up-close look.
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McAfee commissioned spam expert Richi Jennings to study its environmental impact. The results were that the energy used in transmitting and deleting is equal to the electricity used in 2.4 million homes. Furthermore, the GHG emissions were equivalent to 3.1 million automobiles. Last year, McColo was taken offline and the spam volume dropped 70%, with the energy savings equal to taking 2.2 million cars off the road that day. Sign up at McAfee if you would like to download the entire report, although we suggest you don’t print it to save a tree.
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A report from PEW says that the Internet is second in use as a source for news. About 40% reported that they get their news there. That’s up from 24% in September 2007. The survey also stated that 70% still get their news from TV while only 35% read newspapers. (Yes, we know that is more than 100%, but some had multiple responses.) This diagram certainly reflects a change in those 18 to 29. We expect that the figure will keep going up. A couple of weeks ago both the Detroit Free Press and News were the first to end daily home delivery.
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You know we are trying to get you the best Black Friday deals this week, but will it be worth the effort? BIGresearch did a study for the National Retail Federation and determined that there will be 5% less partaking this year. That still means 128 million others to contend with. The report also stated that 49 million know that they are going to cave this weekend, while 79 million shoppers need to be assured that they will get a good deal to battle the crowds.
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“Gearlive.com is a top 10,000 site that reaches 341K monthly people, of which 208K (61%) are in the U.S. The site is popular among a largely male audience. The typical reader reads Gizmodo and subscribes to National Geographic.”
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