Life and death in Apples forbidden city

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In an extract from his new book, Brian Merchant reveals how he gained access to Longhua, the vast complex where iPhones are made and where, in 2010, unhappy workers started killing themselves The sprawling factory compound, all grey dormitories and weather-beaten warehouses, blends seamlessly into the outskirts of the Shenzhen megalopolis. Foxconns enormous Longhua plant […]

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Is our smartphone addiction damaging our children? | Rowan Davies

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Research has found a link between technoference and poor child behaviour. The need for light relief is very human, but perhaps we can find a happier balance A technology-based interruptions in parentchild interactions a phenomenon known as technoference, which Im fairly sure was a club night in Stockwell in the 1990s could be associated with […]

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Apple to fix ‘touch disease’ flaw for iPhone 6 Plus

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The significant flaw in touchscreens can be triggered when devices are dropped multiple times, Apple claimed Apple has acknowledged a significant flaw that causes touchscreens to fail in some iPhone 6 Plus smartphones, claiming the problem can be triggered when devices are dropped multiple times. Announcing the Multi-Touch Repair Program for iPhone 6 Plus on […]

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Samsung suspends sales of Galaxy Note 7 phones, warns users: ‘turn it off’

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The company has been forced to suspend production and global sales of both the faulty smartphones and their replacements after devices caught fire Samsung has withdrawn all of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones from sale globally after a spate of fires involving safe replacements. In a statement issued late on Monday, Samsung said consumers with […]

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Galaxy Note 7 owners told to turn off phones due to exploding battery risk

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US product safety agency says owners of the smartphones should stop using their device, and that its working on an official recall just weeks after launch The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) says owners of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphones should turn them off and stop using them because of the risk that their […]

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