Dylan’s Desk: You are all to blame for Apple’s factories

As everyone knows by now, iPhones and iPads are built in huge Chinese manufacturing plants where tens of thousands of people work 12-hour shifts for little money, have little privacy, and are exposed to toxic chemicals and unsafe conditions every day. We’ve been hearing similar stories across other industries for years, but this one’s on […]

Dylan’s Desk: You are all to blame for Apple’s factories

Dylan’s Desk: Siri is the grandmother of Marvin the Paranoid Android

In Star Trek IV, Scotty picks up a computer mouse and speaks into it, trying to get the machine’s attention. “Computer! Computer!” When nothing happens, someone tells him to use the keyboard. “How quaint,” is his bemused response. You might feel the same way in 10 years, if someone hands you a computer without a […]

Dylan’s Desk: Siri is the grandmother of Marvin the Paranoid Android

Steve Jobs’s most ambitious product: Apple Inc.

  The list of iconic designs Steve Jobs made possible is long. But his most brilliant and ambitious design may be Apple itself. Jobs, who announced his resignation as Apple’s CEO yesterday, is rightly hailed as one of the most design-savvy executives in the electronics industry. He’s also an impressive architect of business structures. In […]

Steve Jobs’s most ambitious product: Apple Inc.

First iPhone in space to launch with last shuttle mission

  When the final space shuttle mission launches later this year, two iPhone 4s will be on board. The iPhones will be running an experimental app called SpaceLab for iOS, designed by Odyssey Space Research. Once the space shuttle Atlantis docks with the International Space Station, crew members will use the iPhones to conduct four […]

First iPhone in space to launch with last shuttle mission

Reports: Verizon iPhone Likely Coming Jan. 11

U.S. iPhone users frustrated with AT&T’s frequently dropped calls, limited geographic coverage, delayed delivery of iPhone tethering, elimination of unlimited data plans, poor customer service, and alleged cooperation with warrantless wiretapping by the NSA may soon have an alternative.* Verizon yesterday sent out invitations to a Tuesday, Jan. 11 press event in New York. Many believe that this event will be the […]

Reports: Verizon iPhone Likely Coming Jan. 11

Supreme Court Considers Kindle v. iPad

Newly-approved Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan is a Kindle user, while longtime conservative Justice Antonin Scalia wields an iPad. This nugget of information appeared in a recent video clip on C-SPAN. Both justices use the devices (plus hard copy printouts) to read the vast quantities of written material they must wade through — up to […]

Supreme Court Considers Kindle v. iPad