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  • Nikon gets Foxconn request to delay equipment installation at China plant

    02/07/2019 9:27:38 PM PST · by cba123 · 3 replies
    Nikon Corp said Foxconn Technology Group had requested to delay the instalment of equipment at the Taiwanese firm's new liquid crystal display (LCD) plant in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou. Comments from the Japanese equipment maker come after Foxconn, formally Hon Hai Precision Industry Co, last week said its plant at Guangzhou was on schedule and denied a media report of production delay. (Please see link for full article)
  • No More Humans: Foxconn Deploys 40,000 Robots In China

    10/14/2016 12:43:23 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 35 replies
    China Tech News ^ | October 13, 2016, 10:21:26 am HKT | CHINATECHNEWS.COM EDITOR
    <p>Foxconn has deployed 40,000 robots in its factories in mainland China as it aims to reduce the number of workers at its plants creating digital devices.</p> <p>Dai Chia-peng, general manager of the automation technology development committee of Foxconn, said during an interview with local Chinese media that those robots are basically made by Foxconn itself, except for some parts like servo motors and reducers that come from other parties.</p>
  • Rise of the robots: 60,000 workers culled from just one factory in China (truncated title)

    05/25/2016 1:11:52 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 21 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | PUBLISHED : Saturday, 21 May, 2016, 9:50pm UPDATED : Sunday, 22 May, 2016, 9:29am
    Rise of the robots: 60,000 workers culled from just one factory as China’s struggling electronics hub turns to artificial intelligence Kunshan, in Jiangsu province, undergoes makeover as 600 companies look to trim their headcount The manufacturing hub for the electronics industry, Kunshan, in Jiangsu province, is seeking a drastic reduction in labour costs as it undergoes a makeover after an industrial explosion killed 146 people in 2014.The county, one-seventh the size of neighbouring Shanghai and the mainland’s first county to achieve US$4,000 per capita income, was adjudged the best county for its economic performance by Forbes for seven years in...
  • Foxconn Allegedly Replacing Human Workers With Robots

    11/13/2012 2:47:23 PM PST · by Nachum · 58 replies ^ | 11/13/12 | John Biggs
    Foxconn has been planning to buy 1 million robots to replace human workers and it looks like that change, albeit gradual, is about to start. The company is allegedly paying $25,000 per robot – about three times a worker’s average salary – and they will replace humans in assembly tasks. The plans have been in place for a while – I spoke to Foxconn reps about this a year ago – and it makes perfect sense. Humans are messy, they want more money, and having a half-a-million of them in one factory is a recipe for unrest. But what happens...
  • Apple to build Iowa data center, get $207.8 million in incentives ($1.375 billion!)

    08/24/2017 2:19:27 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 106 replies
    Apple Inc will build a $1.375 billion data center in Waukee, Iowa, Apple and state officials said on Thursday, with $207.8 million in incentives approved by the Iowa Economic Development Authority and Waukee city council. Apple will purchase 2,000 acres (8.09 square km) of land in Waukee, about 20 miles (32 km) west of Des Moines, to build two data centers. The company will receive a $19.65 million investment tax credit for creating 50 jobs. Apple said the project will generate more than 550 jobs in construction and operations, but did not specify how many of those jobs would be...
  • Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg tries to claim teens 'consented' to creepy app that snooped [tr]

    01/31/2019 10:38:35 AM PST · by C19fan · 13 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 31, 2019 | Annie Palmer
    Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg has been slammed as 'shameful' after defending the firm's controversial research app and claiming teens 'consented' to having all their activity monitored. The social media giant's controversial 'research' app, got Facebook's app permissions revoked by Apple and raised the ire of employees inside the company. In an interview with CNBC, Sandberg said Facebook pulled the app after it 'realized we weren't in compliance with the rules on [Apple's] platform.' However, it was Apple who yanked the 'research' app from its App Store, not Facebook. Apple decided to ban the app, formerly known as Onavo VPN, from...
  • Foxconn may not build $10B Wisconsin plant Trump touted

    01/30/2019 2:30:38 PM PST · by cba123 · 43 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jan. 30, 2019, 7:18 PM GMT+7 / Source: Reuters By Reuters
    The 20-million square foot campus was praised by President Donald Trump as proof of his ability to revive American manufacturing. -- t campus marked the largest greenfield investment by a foreign-based company in U.S. history and was praised by President Donald Trump as proof of his ability to revive American manufacturing. Foxconn, which received controversial state and local incentives for the project, initially planned to manufacture advanced large screen displays for TVs and other consumer and professional products at the facility, which is under construction. It later said it would build smaller LCD screens instead. Now, those plans may be...
  • Apple bans Facebook from tech tools for tracking teen browsing habits

    01/30/2019 12:55:50 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 10 replies
    Reuter ^ | Jan 30 2019 | Stephen Nellis, Katie Paul
    Apple Inc (AAPL.O) said on Wednesday it had banned Facebook Inc (FB.O) from a program designed to let businesses control iPhones used by their employees, saying the social networking company had improperly used it to track the web-browsing habits of teenagers. Apple offers what are known as certificates that let businesses have deep controls over iPhones, with the potential to remotely install apps, monitor app usage and access, and delete data owned by a business on an iPhone. Apple designed the program for organizations whose staff use iPhones for official duties, when privacy needs are different from phones for personal...
  • Facebook pays users to sideload data-gathering VPN in apparent violation of Apple privacy policies

    01/29/2019 8:08:47 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    appleinsider. ^ | Tuesday, January 29, 2019, 04:41 pm PT (07:41 pm ET) | By Mikey Campbell
    Outlined in a exposé by TechCrunch, Facebook's latest gambit to acquire user data pays participants $20 plus referral fees for nearly unfettered access to iOS usage patterns and activity. Through the Facebook Research app for iOS, which has been available since 2016, the company is able to collect data by enabling root access to a user's device. Marketed as a "social media research study," the VPN app is distributed through beta testing services Applause, BetaBound and uTest, the report says. Facebook relies on the three software testing platforms to enable sideloading of the Research app, effectively bypassing Apple's App Store...
  • Apple opens new chapter amid weakening iPhone demand

    01/29/2019 4:33:58 PM PST · by conservative98 · 57 replies ^ | 1/29/19 43 minutes ago | MICHAEL LIEDTKE
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple hoped to offset slowing demand for iPhones by raising the prices of its most important product, but that strategy seems to have backfired after sales sagged during the holiday shopping season.
  • The best tablets you can buy

    11/14/2018 12:08:02 PM PST · by Red Badger · 48 replies ^ | Nov. 14, 2018, 02:41 PM | Kyle Schurman,Malarie Gokey
    Tablets are ideal for kids, travelers, and professionals - it just depends on which one you buy. The best tablet for most people is Apple's 2018 9.7-inch iPad, but we've also included a number of other excellent tablets that are best for different uses. When I was a kid, and our family went on a long car ride, my parents would keep us entertained by making us play games like I Spy, Don't Hit Your Brother, and Who Can Stay Quietest the Longest. These days, though, kids are just as likely to have a tablet screen in the backseat, watching...
  • Apple FaceTime bug lets you listen in on people you call, even if they haven't picked up...iPhone

    01/29/2019 5:15:38 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    cnbc ^ | 01/28/2019 | Todd Haselton
    CNBC tested it and verified that it's a real bug. I tried placing a video call to my editor from my iPhone using Apple's FaceTime app. Then, before he picked up, I used the menu option to add somebody else to the call and, as 9to5Mac's directions state, I added myself to the call. Suddenly, I could hear my editor, even though he never picked up. We continued having a conversation while his phone only gave him the option to answer. There was no indication that the call had already gone through. The Verge reports that, if the person you're...
  • Apple FaceTime bug lets you listen in on people you call, (trunc)

    01/28/2019 8:33:55 PM PST · by for-q-clinton · 40 replies
    Cnbc ^ | 28 Jan 2019 | Todd Hasselton
    A bug in FaceTime lets you listen in to the audio if you try to call someone -- even if they don't pick up. You first video call someone then try to add yourself to the group call. The FaceTime bug seems to be a huge privacy problem.
  • Ocasio-Cortez calls Big Tech giants' dominance 'unsustainable'

    01/27/2019 2:32:29 PM PST · by Libloather · 106 replies
    (CNN) - Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has quickly become one of Washington's most prolific social media users, but this weekend the New York freshman said Silicon Valley companies had too much power and that "the current monopoly trend is societally and economically unsustainable." Ocasio-Cortez's comments came in the aftermath of layoffs at a number of number of news organizations, including BuzzFeed and HuffPost. "The biggest threats to journalism right now are tech monopolies & concentration of ownership," she tweeted on Saturday, adding: "The fact of the matter is the current monopoly trend is societally & economically unsustainable. We can't simply...
  • Steve Jobs Never Wanted Us to Use Our iPhones Like This

    01/26/2019 11:03:23 AM PST · by Menehune56 · 60 replies
    New York Times ^ | 1/25/2019 | Cal Newport
    Smartphones are our constant companions. For many of us, their glowing screens are a ubiquitous presence, drawing us in with endless diversions, like the warm ping of social approval delivered in the forms of likes and retweets, and the algorithmically amplified outrage of the latest “breaking” news or controversy. They’re in our hands, as soon as we wake, and command our attention until the final moments before we fall asleep. Steve Jobs would not approve.
  • Apple Predicts ‘Global Warming’ Will Increase iPhone Demand

    01/23/2019 9:59:55 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 35 replies
    Apple Predicts ‘Global Warming’ Will Increase iPhone Demand Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D. Apple expects greater demand for iPhones as a result of global warming according to a report assessing the impact of climate change on its business. “Mobile devices can serve as the backbone communication network in emergency and quasi-emergency situations,” Apple wrote in its report, released Tuesday. “They can serve as a flashlight or a siren; they can provide first aid instructions; they can act as a radio; and they can be charged for many days via car batteries or even hand cranks,” it said. “Over time, as people...
  • Samsung's Radical Galaxy S10 Smartphone Costs $2,000

    01/23/2019 6:10:54 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 36 replies ^ | January 22, 2019 | Gordon Kelly
    Samsung has got a lot right with the Galaxy S10 and the company is so confident, it has already started to brag about the biggest upgrades. But has Samsung made one very critical mistake? Picked up by the ever-reliable SamMobile, Samsung seems so pleased with the Galaxy S10 that it has priced the range sky high reaching almost $2,000.
  • Facebook employees were caught writing 5-star reviews for its Portal device on Amazon (tr)

    01/19/2019 8:17:48 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 20 replies
    Business Insider ^ | January 18, 2019 | Isobel Asher Hamilton
    Facebook employees have been caught leaving glowing reviews on Amazon for Facebook's new video-chat device. Facebook released the Portal, a video-chat and smart-speaker device, in October. It's the first hardware product built and sold under the Facebook brand. The new gadget has already faced some hardship, as Facebook acknowledged that it could collect data about its owners to help the company target ads at people.
  • Apple CEO Cook calls for U.S. Congress to pass comprehensive federal privacy legislation

    01/17/2019 10:17:38 PM PST · by blueplum · 11 replies
    MACDailyNews ^ | 17 Jan 2019 | uncredited
    Full title: Apple CEO Cook calls for U.S. Congress to pass comprehensive federal privacy legislation in TIME op-ed “In 2019, it’s time to stand up for the right to privacy—yours, mine, all of ours,” Apple CEO Tim Cook writes in an op-ed for TIME Magazine. “Consumers shouldn’t have to tolerate another year of companies irresponsibly amassing huge user profiles, data breaches that seem out of control and the vanishing ability to control our own digital lives.” “This problem is solvable—it isn’t too big, too challenging or too late.... {snip} ….“We believe the Federal Trade Commission should establish a data-broker clearinghouse,...
  • Apple books 50 daily flights to China, spends $150 million a year with a single airline

    01/16/2019 2:12:27 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 23 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | January 14, 2019 | (Deleted account)
    The increasing cost of the latest iPhone models may be starting to make sense. An internal United promotional sign has leaked with details about the company’s top business accounts. The most notable takeaway: Apple spends $150 million a year with the airline. That’s a lot. Curious who are @United largest global corporate accounts? @Apple is in the top spot and contributes very much to success of SFO international flying especially the Shanghai service #UnitedAirlines #United #Apple #SFO #PVG #Shanghai #China -- LAflyer (@LAflyr) January 11, 2019 With $150 million in revenue generated for United, Apple is the airline’s largest...