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Foxconn to replace workers with 1 million robots

In the battle between iPhone and Android, one man is a guaranteed winner - Terry Guo. Guo's company Foxconn makes parts for both. However, all is not well at Foxconn. As Guo tries to ramp up production, he's been hit with labor shortages and higher wage demands. With a spate of suicides bringing bad publicity, perhaps Guo decided humans are more trouble than they're worth. He recently announced Foxconn will add 1 million robots in the next 3 years, freeing up workers for higher-value tasks. However, many worry that the robots will actually compete with workers, driving down wages even further.

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iCloud.com Mail, Contacts, iWork, Calendar

Heres another preview of the upcoming iCloud.com. The site is a web interface for Mail, Contacts, Calendar, Find my iPhone, and the iWork apps with your information stored on iCloud.

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iCloud.com   Demo and Pricing

iCloud demo - In this video the web applications found on iCloud.com are demoed giving you an idea of what will come this fall. iCloud will be priced at the following:

  • 5gb: free
  • 10gb: $20
  • 25gb: $50.00
  • 50gb: $100.00

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Infographic: Mobile Internet Costs from Around the WorldClick on the image to view the original image.

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Is this nice or what?

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Video: Apple Store Challenge [Humor]

Mark Malkoff sets out to see what crazy stunts he can get away with at the Apple Store.

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iPhone 4 Noise Cancellation Comparison

Some guy recently decided to leave his Blackberry Torch for an Apple iPhone 4 from AT&T. He was curious about the phone call quality, in particular, the noise canceling functions of the iPhone 4 when speaking in a noisy area. He called twice from the same location and leave me a voice message. The video and audio you see here are from both calls as captured direct from his phone. The first call was from a typical cell phone, the second from his Apple iPhone 4. Watch in HD for best audio quality!

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Apple now commands 18.5% share of global smartphone market

Apple and Samsung overtook long-time leader Nokia for the top two spots in the global smartphone market during the second quarter, data released Friday by market research firm Strategy Analytics showed, highlighting the continued struggles of the Finnish handset maker.
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