There has been quite a bit of news pieces lately that has shed light on the the labor practices of Apple's suppliers, including China's Foxconn. However, CEO Tim Cook argues Apple is doing more to improve working conditions than any other company in the technology industry.
Petitions with over 250,000 signatures were delivered to Apple stores calling for reforms to working conditions in its suppliers' factories.
Yamaha's European engineering and design team have created two new premium quality Genuine top cases that have been developed exclusively for Yamaha scooters and motorcycles.
Video conferencing has quickly evolved into a technology that's everywhere, from Facebook feeds to corporate boardrooms. Its value as a communications tool is profound. But so too is its vulnerability to hackers.
Luis von Ahn wants to translate the internet into every major language, and he wants to do it for free. Find out how Duolingo could change the world wide web. In today's globalized business market, his work could have massive effects.
The dance of the dung beetle provides clues to navigation and could lead to more sophisticated light-weight robots in the future. The beetles, which are found on all continents except Antarctica, feed on feces but scientists are less interested in what they eat than how they move their dinner from one place to another.
Bay Area startup Anybots has designed a robot that lets you join conferences and drive around your office from anywhere in the world. What do you think?
Kogeto's Dot, a innovative 360-degree camera for iPhones, started as an idea seeking funding on Kickstarter last May. Just a few short months later, it is now on sale in Apple stores.
We believe that we should work to be happy, but could that be backwards? In this fast-moving and entertaining talk, psychologist Shawn Achor argues that actually happiness inspires productivity
Speaker Danny Hillis outlines an intriguing theory of how and why technological change seems to be accelerating, by linking it to the very evolution of life itself. The presentation techniques he uses may look dated. That's probably because this presentation is from 1994. However, it is an interesting look back. And the ideas are as relevant as ever.
Politicians have called on companies to create manufacturing jobs, but beyond the political rhetoric, there isn't much of a well-defined plan to create them. What does this mean for the future of American manufacturing? Are some of these jobs gone for good?
Sanjay Jha, CEO of Motorola Mobility, explains his "tablet strategy" moving forward and says new Google apps may be what helps Motorola close the gap between its tablets and Apple's iPad.
South Korean researchers have come up with an electronic reading device designed to recreate the experience of flipping through the pages of a book. Spurred by continued demand and nostalgia for traditional books, the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology says its Smart E-Book takes a technological step forward by looking back.
Questions are beginning to be raised about the factories where Apple products are manufactured and whether the company is ignoring reports of abusive working conditions. Martha Teichner hears from labor watchdog groups as well as from a company hired by Apple to oversee compliance of its rules to find out how the products are made.
After re-purposing CAPTCHA so each human-typed response helps digitize books, Luis von Ahn wondered how else to use small contributions by many on the Internet for greater good. At TEDxCMU, he shares how his ambitious new project, Duolingo, will help millions learn a new language while translating the Web quickly and accurately -- all for free.
Apple and Facebook are two companies getting a lot of buzz in the news right now. But what does the future hold for these tech giants. Breakingviews editors discuss the social network's and iPod maker's respective valuation trajectories in this video from Reuters.
A research team at Boston University has designed an aerial vehicle to study how bats fly together but never collide. The ''Batcopter," launched in Texas, is helping the team study swarming bat trajectories, the data from which will allow engineers to develop smarter unmanned flight control systems.
When Facebook makes its debut as a public company this spring, the social-networking company will likely vault into the ranks of the largest public companies in the world.
Reporter Gayle Tzemach Lemmon argues that women running all types of firms-- from small businesses to major factories-- are the overlooked key to economic development.