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Apple and Foxconn Commit to Improving Safety and Working Conditions in China

Apple and Foxconn Commit to Improving Safety and Working Conditions in China

This morning, Apple and Foxconn pledged to reduce working hours, eliminate labor violations and illegal overtime, boost safety and improve housing for the 1.2 million workers in China who make iPads and

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Get Fast Cash by Recycling Your Used Gadgets with eBay’s Instant Sale Site

Get Fast Cash by Recycling Your Used Gadgets with eBay’s Instant Sale Site

OK, early adopters: You want to spring for the latest phone or tablet, but your old one is still in great condition. What to do? Instead of holding onto those old electronics, or trying to pawn them off

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Apple CEO Tim Cook Meets with Chinese Government Officials

Apple CEO Tim Cook Meets with Chinese Government Officials

Apple CEO Tim Cook is in China this week meeting with Chinese government officials, seeking to clear up trademark and labor issues with the company's second-biggest market. In recent weeks, Apple has come

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Amazon Acquires a Robot Company to Improve Working Conditions In Its Warehouses

Amazon Acquires a Robot Company to Improve Working Conditions In Its Warehouses

On Tuesday, Amazon announced the purchase of Kiva Systems, a company that makes warehouse robots like the ones already being used in inventory and logistics-heavy retailers like Zappos and Staples. This

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Free Smartphone Applications Can Consume 75% More Energy than Paid Versions

Free Smartphone Applications Can Consume 75% More Energy than Paid Versions

I think we can all agree that smartphones are incredibly useful, and their benefits are only compounded by the wide range of applications we can download. However, a study has revealed that free

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NPR Retracts Apple Factory Exposé But Many Horrific Truths Still Remain

NPR Retracts Apple Factory Exposé But Many Horrific Truths Still Remain

On Friday, NPR’s This American Life retracted its most popular episode ever (888,000 downloads): a stunning exposé of Apple’s employee abuses at Foxconn Technology, their supplier in Shenzen, China.

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Mike Daisey’s Lies Lead NPR to Retract Story About Apple Factory Abuse

Mike Daisey’s Lies Lead NPR to Retract Story About Apple Factory Abuse

On Friday This American Life, a popular public radio show, retracted a story on Apple factory abuse in China that turned out to be full of fabrications. In January, the show, hosted by Ira Glass,

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5 Things You Should Know Before Buying Apple’s New iPad 3

5 Things You Should Know Before Buying Apple’s New iPad 3

Human Rights Violations As you might have seen on the news recently, factories linked to Apple like Foxconn in China have been accused of gross human rights violations. Children as young as 15 have been

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NRDC Slams New Apple Campus Design as Car-Dependent Suburban Sprawl

NRDC Slams New Apple Campus Design as Car-Dependent Suburban Sprawl

While many of the conversations regarding Apple today will center around the launch of the iPad 3, the Natural Resources Defense Council has taken to its blog to attack the computer giant over its

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New Infographic Shows the Human Cost of Apple’s iPhone

New Infographic Shows the Human Cost of Apple’s iPhone

It is hard to imagine, but most workers at the Foxconn factories have never seen a working iPhone. They toil day after day for low wages and for long hours to complete one small task that assists in

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Scientists Discover That Tiny Fractal Trees Could Hold Key to More Efficient Solar Cells

Scientists Discover That Tiny Fractal Trees Could Hold Key to More Efficient Solar Cells

A team of chemists at the University of California, Davis believe that the future of solar technology may lie in cells made from a film of tiny silver nitrate fractal trees. The research team, led by

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Bloom Energy Rumored to be Behind Apple’s Massive End-User Fuel Cell Project

Bloom Energy Rumored to be Behind Apple’s Massive End-User Fuel Cell Project

Apple recently announced that they are planning to build a massive solar array at their data center in Maiden, North Carolina that will be complemented by a pretty sizable fuel cell installation.

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HP’s New Z1 Workstation Pops Open for Easy DIY Upgrades and Repairs

HP’s New Z1 Workstation Pops Open for Easy DIY Upgrades and Repairs

While Apple may offer some of the most popular computers around, Hewlett Packard will soon have them beat in at least one area of user-friendliness. The new HP Z1 workstation balances form, function, and

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HUMAN Healthy Vending Machines Fight Childhood Obesity by Offering Healthy Snacks

HUMAN Healthy Vending Machines Fight Childhood Obesity by Offering Healthy Snacks

HUMAN is a new breed of vending machine that dispenses local fruits and homemade health foods so that people have access to nutritious snacks even when they're on the go. In addition to helping

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DIY: How To Make Easy Homemade Baked Apple Chips

DIY: How To Make Easy Homemade Baked Apple Chips

Looking for a sweet, nutritious and tasty snack to munch on? Instead of stocking up on store-bought goodies, try your hand at baking a batch of some easy-to-make and scrumptious baked apple chips. All you

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Pod-Tastic Bishan Public Library is a Colorful Energy Efficient Addition to Singapore

Pod-Tastic Bishan Public Library is a Colorful Energy Efficient Addition to Singapore

Bishan Public Library is located in a dense urban area surrounded by a variety of multi-purpose buildings like a mall, residences, a community center, a mass transit station, and a government building.

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AT&T to Start Placing Eco Labels on Mobile Devices This Year

AT&T to Start Placing Eco Labels on Mobile Devices This Year

In an effort to raise awareness about the environmental impact of its devices, technology giant AT&T will be putting eco-rating stickers on all of their branded mobile phones. The system will go into

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Apple Announces Plans to Build America’s Largest End User–Owned Onsite Solar Array

Apple Announces Plans to Build America’s Largest End User–Owned Onsite Solar Array

As Apple's social record undergoes continued scrutiny the company just released its 2012 environmental report, which unveils plans to build America's largest end user-owned onsite solar array at its

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Watch Tonight as Nightline Gets an Unprecedented Look Inside Apple’s Foxconn Factories in China

Watch Tonight as Nightline Gets an Unprecedented Look Inside Apple’s Foxconn Factories in China

After the torrent of criticism that Apple has weathered about their manufacturing facilities in China, the world's most valuable company decided to take a giant leap toward transparency and recently

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Foxconn Raises Wages and Cuts Overtime Thanks to International Concern

Foxconn Raises Wages and Cuts Overtime Thanks to International Concern

Last Monday Apple announced that they were enlisting the Fair Labor Association to do independent audits of their manufacturing facilities in China at the Foxconn factory in Shenzhen where human rights

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Trevor Williams’ Luminous Invading Forms are Actually Light Graffiti

Trevor Williams’ Luminous Invading Forms are Actually Light Graffiti

In one of Williams’ photographs, a giant glowing orb sits in a courtyard in front of an ancient Japanese temple. In the forest, three red squares hover, leaving glittery red trails that fall to the

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PICS: Inhabitat’s Crazy, Colorful and Beautiful Eco-Art Picks From the Montreal Museum of Art

PICS: Inhabitat’s Crazy, Colorful and Beautiful Eco-Art Picks From the Montreal Museum of Art

Claude Cormier’s colorful “Heads of Christ” is a dream collage for kids of all ages. Using old stuffed animals, the artist has created a massive plush carpet that spans an entire room. Faces of

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First Ever Waterproof, Solar-Charged, Battery-Powered iPhone Case Unveiled on Kickstarter

First Ever Waterproof, Solar-Charged, Battery-Powered iPhone Case Unveiled on Kickstarter

Calling all iPhone lovers! Snow Lizard just launched their uber-rugged iPhone 4/4S AQUA TEK S case and it's the world's first waterproof, solar-charged, battery-powered case. Unveiled

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Jihyun Ryou’s Charming Art Objects Save Food From The Fridge

Jihyun Ryou’s Charming Art Objects Save Food From The Fridge

Refrigerators are currently the most popular (and in many cases, only) way to keep our food fresh, but since they run 24/7, they're hardly the most eco-friendly. Wondering what kinds of alternatives we

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Apple Begins Independent Monitoring of Foxconn and Other Factories in China

Apple Begins Independent Monitoring of Foxconn and Other Factories in China

Apple, the world's most valuable company and hip-technology supplier to the masses, has officially begun an independent monitoring process of the factories where more than 90% of Apple products are made.

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DIY: Six Homemade Sweet Treats for Your Valentine

DIY: Six Homemade Sweet Treats for Your Valentine

Heart Shaped Toaster Pastries Kids and adults will love to sit down to these homemade heart shaped toaster pastries to start off their Valentine’s Day. Just cut 2 hearts out of a rolled out, organic,

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PRODUCT REVIEW: We Try Out Water-Saving Vege Aqua Fruit and Vegetable Wash

PRODUCT REVIEW: We Try Out Water-Saving Vege Aqua Fruit and Vegetable Wash

If you've been trying to incorporate more fruits and veggies into your diet but find washing them to be a chore, Vege Aqua is a new product that might make it feel like less cumbersome. Unlike other

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Greenpeace Rates Google Highest on Its Cool IT Leaderboard Ranking Green Companies

Greenpeace Rates Google Highest on Its Cool IT Leaderboard Ranking Green Companies

Greenpeace just released their fifth annual Cool IT Leaderboard, which rates huge IT companies for their green initiatives - and this year Google pulled ahead of the pack. The internet giant got the most

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POLL: Would You Boycott Apple Products Until They Improve Working Conditions in China?

POLL: Would You Boycott Apple Products Until They Improve Working Conditions in China?

Apple has been in hot water ever since a long and detailed New York Times report came out highlighting abuses and environmental hazards during the manufacture of its products in China. From chronically

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Tim Cook Outraged Over New York Times Accusations That Apple Abuses Worker’s Rights in Chinese Factories

Tim Cook Outraged Over New York Times Accusations That Apple Abuses Worker’s Rights in Chinese Factories

Today a leaked internal email from Apple CEO Tim Cook expressed outrage over the New York Times' scathing exposé revealing the harsh working conditions of Apple's many Chinese suppliers. Cook insisted

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