It has to suck to be a higher up manager at the Foxconn plant in China. The company has been under very close scrutiny over the last year after workers started to kill themselves by jumping off the buildings at the campus. Workers have also alleged that the factory has poor working conditions and some allege they were poisoned at work by toxic fumes.
Foxconn has reportedly been seeing protests by workers over wages they feel isn't fair. One worker has reportedly told Reuters that there were protests over the weekend with as many as 7,000 workers in the streets. The unnamed worker said, "The entire street here was filled with workers." There were perhaps six or seven thousand the worker claims that Foxconn employees are "not satisfied."
It took me a while before I realized that the TK-421 case for the iPhone from ThinkGeek actually had meaning other than to some arcane person within the bowels of ThinkGeek just handing out arcane product numbers. It hit me later than TK-421 was the missing Storm Trooper in Star Wars.
If you have an iPhone 3GS or iPhone 4 and you want a keyboard for your device that you can flip out to shut the Blackberry fans out here up, ThinkGeek's TK-421 may be exactly what you are looking for. The case is made in a version to fir the 3GS and one to fit the iPhone 4. Both have a rotating QWERTY keyboard with hard keys that connects to the smartphone via Bluetooth.
Thanksgiving is a time for friends, family, food, football, and fun. All of us at TweakTown want to wish our readers a happy Thanksgiving. Remember, this is the calm before the Black Friday storm, so enjoy it! Thanks for making a little time for us during this holiday!
Earlier on today we visited the ASRock headquarters here in Taipei and Chris Lee, Marketing Manager, was on hand to give us a full hands-on video look at their upcoming P67 Socket LGA-1155 Sandy Bridge Extreme6 motherboard.
Due to NDA restrictions, we are kind of limited by exactly what we can say and show, but in the video above, you still get a good look at what is on offer. One of the tricks that ASRock has up their sleeves is to do with USB performance. Using the included ASRock XFast USB technology, they claim performance improvements of up to 100% when "turbo mode" is enabled in the small application which pops up whenever a USB device is attached to the motherboard.
All upcoming ASRock P67 motherboard also support UEFI which is a next-generation BIOS that provides a full graphical interface, support for using a mouse as well as support for OS booting 3TB and larger hard drives. Also on the software side, with the P67 series, ASRock is also introducing AXTU which is an all-in-one revised tuning program which holds all of ASRock's software tools in one handy location.
For the full scoop on the P67 Extreme6, you'd be best served watching the video above. Enjoy.
Our Download of the Day today is AVG Free Edition 10.0.1170.
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Our Deal of the Day today is the Walgreens - GE DV1 HD 1080P Digital Camcorder for $99.99 with Flat $4.99 Shipping.
Offer: Choose from grey, orange or green,... this is easily one of the better options for those of you looking at the Flip video cameras. And it's 1080P. And it'll do it underwater. And it's been reviewed by one of my favorite tech sites as one of their choices in their gift guides. Only $99.99 folks.
There should be thanks given to XDA-developers as they received some pics of what looks to be Samsung's Nexus S which is looking to sport Gingerbread (Android 2.3) and has a new back cover.
XDA's source says that it has a 720p camera with the other specs not exactly known yet. Not much else is known about the phone at the moment, but we have a glorious blurry-picture for you to marvel at.
The latest happenings from around the web - November 25th, 2010
- ASRock Vision 3D Blu-ray MCE HTPC @ Benchmark Reviews
- How To Build A Computer: System Assembly 101 @ Hot Hardware
- Logitech Quickcam Pro for Notebooks Unboxing Video @ eTeknix
- XFX Radeon HD 5970 2GB Black Edition @ RWLabs
- Sapphire Mini Projector 101 @ XSReviews
- Arctic Sound P531 USB Gaming Headset @ ASELabs
- ASUS GeForce GTX 580 @ Pureoverclock
Rumors are beginning to surface again of Activision implementing a subscription based model for their kinda popular Call of Duty. Supposedly Activision is waiting until the backlash will have less of an effect from the current sales of Black Ops.
There are claims that the subscription will begin with cheap membership that provides virtual goods such as special weapons and armor. This would of course increase to more expensive subscriptions that would give access to map packs which would then lead to eventually offering (when the time is right) they will then offer an "all access pass" to play games like COD, World of Warcraft and Starcraft 2.
Well, the Pentium name has been very strong for Intel - even with the Core ranges being popular, there are still people who ask for an "Intel Pentium" and Intel must know this.
These new Pentium's won't be the top end parts, but they are named Pentium nonetheless. Expreview has a diagram of the new chips, with a tonne of information and specs to get all nasty with.