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Report: iPads May Cause Rashes

July 14, 2014 10:24 am | by Lindsey Tanner, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Unexplained rash? Check your iPad. It turns out the popular tablet computer may contain nickel, one of the most common allergy-inducing metals.                    

Samsung Suspends Chinese Supplier

July 14, 2014 8:12 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The South Korean company, which is the world's biggest smartphone maker, said in its blog Monday that it had found possible evidence of child labor and illegal hiring at Dongguan Shinyang Electronics Co.              

LG Unveils 18-Inch Flexible Display

July 11, 2014 8:32 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

LG Display Co. has developed an 18-inch flexible display that can be rolled into the shape of a thin cylinder, a step toward making a large display for flexible TVs.              

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U.S., China Tackle Cyberhacking Amid New Allegations

July 11, 2014 8:15 am | by Bradley Klapper and Louise Watt, Associated Press | News | Comments

Top American officials said Thursday they challenged their counterparts in China to rein in alleged cybersecurity infringements as a new allegation emerged of a brazen attempt by Chinese hackers to break into U.S. government personnel files.       

Samsung Faces New Child Labor Claim In China

July 10, 2014 7:35 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Samsung is facing a fresh accusation that one of its China suppliers hired children to meet production targets during a period of high demand from the South Korean electronics giant.                  

Apple Wins Court Case On Store Design Trademark

July 10, 2014 7:30 am | News | Comments

The European Union's highest court says Apple's characteristic retail store layout may be registered as a trademark.                       

Samsung Earnings Hurt By Sluggish China Sales

July 9, 2014 2:42 pm | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics Co. said operating profit declined to a two-year low in the second quarter, hit by the strong local currency and slowing demand for smartphones in China.              

Google Selects 5 Charities To Create Ideas For Glass

July 9, 2014 10:13 am | by Brett Zongker, Associated Press | News | Comments

After receiving 1,300 proposals, Google is announcing five nonprofits Wednesday that'll get a free pair of the glasses, a $25,000 grant and support from developers.                

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Robbers Raid Samsung Plant In Brazil

July 8, 2014 8:18 am | by Adriana Gomez Licon, Associated Press | News | Comments

The gang of heavily armed men captured eight plant employees as they neared the factory in a company bus just before midnight, said civil police in Sao Paulo state.                    

Some U.S.-Bound Air Travelers Will Be Required To Turn On Phones

July 7, 2014 1:03 pm | by Eileen Sullivan, Associated Press | News | Comments

Turning on an electronic device can show a screener that the laptop or cell phone, for instance, is a working device and that the batteries are used for operating that device and are not hidden explosives.          

5 Manufacturing Business Benefits Of Shifting Paper Forms To Mobile Apps

July 7, 2014 11:05 am | by Jason Peck | Articles | Comments

The ability to download an app in seconds, share photos and data via the Cloud in real-time, and communicate from any location at any time have evolved from “nice to have” to “need to have.”             

Audi Has Connected Car In New A3

July 2, 2014 1:09 pm | by Ann M. Job, For The Associated Press | News | Comments

The A3 can read aloud tweets, Facebook posts and even the latest Audi news in a mechanized voice. It can also display navigation routes on Google Earth maps and access more than 7,000 Internet radio stations, and even offers the first in-vehicle 4G LTE data connection.

Privacy Board Says NSA's Internet Monitoring Is Legal

July 2, 2014 7:59 am | by Ken Dilanian, AP Intelligence Writer | News | Comments

An independent privacy and civil liberties board says the NSA's massive collection of internet data passes constitutional muster and employs "reasonable" protections designed to ensure that private American communications are not misused.  

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Samsung: Audit Finds Labor Violations At Chinese Suppliers

July 1, 2014 7:53 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Samsung said an external audit found labor violations at dozens of its suppliers in China including failure to provide safety gear and excessive working hours.                 

Google Glass Takes Fans Closer To The Action

June 30, 2014 12:30 pm | by Jay Cohen, AP Sports Writer | News | Comments

The Philadelphia Eagles are going to test the Internet-connected eyewear for in-game use, and a company with a key application for the technology says it has secured a new round of financing that will help roll out its Glass program to sports, entertainment and other fields. 

Germany Mulls Axing Foreign Tech

June 27, 2014 3:30 pm | News | Comments

First Verizon got the boot, now the German government is considering pulling the plug on foreign companies that provide hardware for official communication networks.                

U.S. Wants To Resume Cyber Talks With China

June 27, 2014 10:24 am | by Matthew Pennington, Associated Press | News | Comments

Next month, the U.S. will urge China to resume discussions on cyber security that were abruptly suspended after the Americans charged five Chinese military officers with hacking into U.S. companies to steal trade secrets, officials said.    

10 Arrested During Protest At Google

June 26, 2014 7:48 am | News | Comments

Police say a protest over Internet neutrality at Google's headquarters in Mountain View ended with the arrest of ten people on suspicion of trespassing.                 

Ready, Set, GoPro: Camera Maker To Hit Wall Street

June 25, 2014 11:04 pm | by Joseph Pisani, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The maker of wearable sports cameras, loved by mountain climbers, divers, surfers and other extreme sports fans, said late Wednesday it sold 17.8 million shares at $24 each in its initial public offering of stock.           

Skyscraper Tetris Game Breaks World Record

June 25, 2014 8:02 am | News | Comments

Drexel University professor Frank Lee has earned the Guinness World Record for largest architectural video game display. Again.                           

Robot Valet To Park Cars At Airport In Germany

June 23, 2014 1:05 pm | News | Comments

An airport spokesman says the robot, nicknamed Ray, starts work Tuesday and can be booked using a smartphone app.                         

Report: Apple Smartwatch Coming This Fall

June 23, 2014 8:25 am | News | Comments

Apple is likely to launch a computerized wristwatch this fall that includes more than 10 sensors to take health measurements and other data, according to a published report.                

Manufacturing.net Rewind: Workers Kill CEO; Chinese Spyware Phone

June 19, 2014 2:16 pm | News | Comments

Check out some of this week's top headlines from across Manufacturing.net, from Indian factory workers killing the CEO over a dispute about work hours to a Chinese-made phone that comes with spyware.          

Data Shows iPhone 'Kill Switch' Cuts Thefts

June 19, 2014 2:01 pm | by Michael Virtanen, Associated Press | News | Comments

New crime data show Apple's addition of a "kill switch" to its iPhones last September has sharply reduced robberies and thefts, authorities said.                    

Lego Introducing Mixed Digital-Physical Blocks

June 19, 2014 1:26 pm | by Peter Svensson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

On the heels of success with "The Lego Movie," the Danish toy company is giving kids a chance to put their own blocks on the screen, with a new product line that copies their creations into phone and tablet games.       

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