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Workers walk outside Hon Hai Group's Foxconn plant in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China, on Wednesday, May 26, 2010.

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Workers walk outside Hon Hai Group's Foxconn plant in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China, on Wednesday, May 26, 2010.

How a Google Search Unraveled Mike Daisey’s Apple-Foxconn Story

Mike Daisey, the monologist behind “The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs,” created a “reality-distortion field” of his own. But it didn’t fool Rob Schmitz. The China bureau chief for American Public Media’s Marketplace publication uncovered that Daisey had...

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PayPal is restricting the accounts of users it suspects of using the payment service to place bets on the NCAA tournament.

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PayPal is restricting the accounts of users it suspects of using the payment service to place bets on the NCAA tournament.

PayPal Warns Gamblers, But Lets Them Keep Their Winnings

PayPal sent out some scary-looking e-mails this week to customers who the company believes are using their accounts for betting on the NCAA’s March Madness. The e-mails are legit, unlike the constant flow of paypal@service.com spam messages that hit our...

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How many Kindle Fires have been sold? Amazon won't say.

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How many Kindle Fires have been sold? Amazon won't say.

How Many Kindle Fires Sold Last Quarter? 3 Million. Or 4. Maybe 5.

Determining how many Kindle Fires have been sold is starting to look like a bad game of pin the tail on the donkey. Research firm IDC  said today that fourth-quarter unit sales were 4.7 million, giving Amazon 16.8 percent of...

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Using Kinect technology, this pod can scan customers' figures and help them find clothing that fits.

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Using Kinect technology, this pod can scan customers' figures and help them find clothing that fits.

Kinect the Dots: It’s Watching You

Can Microsoft’s Kinect make you a better parent? Maybe. But you’ll likely have to live with a house full of motion sensors to find out. The device was originally intended to freshen up the Xbox 360 and leapfrog Nintendo’s Wii...

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We'll opt for the 3 hours and 21 minutes of walking, instead.

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We'll opt for the 3 hours and 21 minutes of walking, instead.

iPhone Owners Drink More Than Android, Says Mobile App at SXSW

Here’s one thing you probably don’t know about smartphone mania: iPhone users are bigger drinkers than Android users. That’s just one thing that 100Proof, a maker of mobile apps, learned from analyzing the drinking behavior of South by Southwest attendees over...

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