Chinese Man Guilty of Defrauding Apple out of 1,500 iPhones
Over the span of two years, a Chinese national in Oregon sent devices that looked like iPhones to Apple, saying they wouldn't turn on and should be replaced under warranty. He didn't just submit a couple of the devices—he delivered in person or shipped to Apple around 3,000 of them.
May 23rd, 2019
Samsung Delays Folding Phone Launch After Breaking Issues
Apr 23rd, 2019
Some of Samsung's New Folding Phones Are Already Breaking
Apr 18th, 2019
New Samsung Handset: Innovation Hinges on Folding Screen
Apr 17th, 2019
China Ratchets up Pressure on Canada Amid Huawei Dispute
Mar 27th, 2019
Amazon Ups Its Anti-Counterfeit Game
Amazon, which has wrestled with counterfeit products on its site for years, has developed a fleet of tools that allow sellers to remove items from Amazon.com themselves and to prevent fake goods from making it to the site at all.
Feb 28th, 2019
FDA Permits 'Export Only' Medical Devices Not for Use in U.S.
The FDA permitted overseas sales under an obscure provision for registering 'export only' devices, requiring far less scrutiny than for devices sold domestically.
Nov 29th, 2018
U.S. Goal to Be 'First' on Devices Worries Former Regulators
Under Dr. Jeffrey Shuren, annual new device approvals have more than tripled, while warnings letters to device manufacturers about product safety and quality issues have fallen roughly 80 percent, an Associated Press investigation found.
Nov 28th, 2018
Breast Implants Reveal Problems in Tracking Device Safety
To all the world, it looked like breast implants were safe. Then last fall, something strange happened.
Nov 27th, 2018
Supreme Court Sets High Bar for Medical Device Lawsuits
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of Medtronic, among the world's largest makers of medical devices, setting a precedent that has killed lawsuits involving some of the most sophisticated devices on the market.
Nov 26th, 2018
Semiconductors Are Key to the Future of Electric Vehicles
How innovations in the semiconductor industry are driving the next generation of electric vehicles.
Nov 21st, 2018
How a $40,000 Swedish Carpet Is Made
In a Swedish coastal town, a small group of weavers create the most coveted carpets and tapestries in the world.
Nov 6th, 2018
The Last Baseball Glove Maker in America
Nokona baseball gloves are made in Nocona, Texas using a number of different leathers including kangaroo, cowhide and buffalo. From hot stamping, to embroidering, to lacing, Nokona has been handcrafting ball gloves since 1934.
Nov 5th, 2018
3 Issues That Drive Line Managers Crazy and How to Fix Them
Here are some strategies to address the most common problems line managers need to fix.
Nov 1st, 2018
California Agrees to Delay Enforcing Net-Neutrality Law
California won't enforce the nation's toughest state-level net-neutrality law when it takes effect in January, agreeing Friday with the Trump administration and internet companies who sued that the state law should wait for the outcome of a separate lawsuit pending in Washington.
Oct 29th, 2018
Google to Charge for Apps on Android Phones in Europe
Google plans to start charging smartphone makers to pre-install apps like Gmail, YouTube and Google Maps on Android handsets sold in Europe, a response to a record $5 billion antitrust fine imposed by the European Union.
Oct 18th, 2018
China Tech Stocks Lenovo, ZTE Tumble After Chip Hack Report
Chinese tech stocks Lenovo Group and ZTE Corp. tumbled in Hong Kong on Friday following a news report Chinese spies might have used chips supplied by another company to hack into U.S. computer systems.
Oct 5th, 2018
Researchers: 11-Year-Old Flaw in Vote Scanner Still Unfixed
An uncorrected security flaw in a vote-counting machine used in 23 U.S states leaves it vulnerable to hacking 11 years after the manufacturer was alerted to it, security researchers say.
Sep 28th, 2018
What Sets iOS Apart From Android
This chart shows which versions of iOS / Android users of the respective platforms are currently using.
Sep 25th, 2018
Transforming Product Recalls With Traceability
Avoid finding yourself in a bad recall situation by embracing the power of traceability.
Sep 20th, 2018
EU Probes Automakers Over Emission Systems
European Union regulators have opened an in-depth investigation into whether automakers BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen colluded to limit the development and roll-out of car emission control systems.
Sep 18th, 2018
5 PCB Assembly Process Definitions
If you’re new to the prototyping world, the words and phases we assemblers use might not make sense. Here are the PCB assembly process definitions as we see them.
Sep 7th, 2018
What Can Go Wrong Will
Finding the weak links in your Industry 4.0 chain
Aug 30th, 2018
Experts Assemble for Un-Hosted Meeting on 'Killer Robots'
Experts from scores of countries are meeting to discuss ways to define and deal with 'killer robots' — futuristic weapons systems that could conduct war without human intervention.
Aug 28th, 2018
Germany's Merkel Against Ratcheting up EU Emissions Target
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is making clear that she opposes setting new, more ambitious European emissions reduction targets for 2030. She says the continent needs to concentrate on fulfilling the aims it has already set.
Aug 27th, 2018
10 Idaho Residents Indicted in Counterfeit Phone Case
Ten people have been indicted on charges of wire fraud, counterfeiting and money laundering amid FBI raids Wednesday at several Boise-area businesses and homes involving a massive scheme to peddle counterfeit cellphones and other tech gear, according to court documents.
Aug 23rd, 2018
Online Socks Seller Bombas Mixes Commerce and Charity
David Heath co-founded online socks company Bombas not because of an overwhelming desire to make a comfortable sock, but after realizing that they were the No. 1 clothing item requested by the homeless.
Aug 20th, 2018
Quality and IT — Critical Building Blocks for Industry 4.0
Together, IT and quality can establish the building blocks that will support every transformation initiative, across each phase of the product journey, creating value while helping to ensure the successful realization of the benefits of Industry 4.0.
Aug 14th, 2018
Gov't Report Accuses Agency Of Inadequate Recall Monitoring
An investigation has found that the U.S. government's highway safety agency failed to act quickly on a consumer complaint, and that could have delayed recalls of dangerous Takata airbag inflators.
Jul 19th, 2018
Factory Worker Arrested For Putting Objects Into Sausages
A Wisconsin factory worker has been arrested after adding a few extra ingredients to Johnsonville sausages that weren’t in the recipe.
Jun 5th, 2018
The Time Is Now: Preparing For The New Revenue Recognition Standards
As a manufacturing and/or distribution company, it’s important for you to understand the five steps you’ll need to take in order to recognize revenue under this new standard.
May 24th, 2018
A Cognitive Approach Is Necessary For Recall Prevention
To keep up with rising demand, enterprises are being challenged to work faster while also maintaining high efficiency and cost-effectiveness. However, even the smallest mishap in the manufacturing process can lead to faulty products that necessitate costly product recalls.
May 2nd, 2018
Apple's New Speaker Making An Unwelcome Mark In Some Homes
Apple's new internet-connected speaker is proving to be more appealing to the ears than to the eyes, depending on where the device is placed.
Feb 15th, 2018