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Deal of the Day: Chase Sapphire Card with No Annual Fee, 10K Bonus Points, 24/7 DEDICATED Customer Service and More

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Cooler Master will trade you gold for your friends

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Cooler Master makes all sorts of nice computer hardware. The company has nice computer cases, power supplies, and CPU cooling among other things.

 

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Cooler Master is having a contest right now that lets you have a chance to win prizes for playing a Flash game or entering the serial number for one of its new Silent Pro Gold PSUs. Flash game players can win weekly prizes including gold medallions, a gold coin, a gold flash drive, and Cooler Master hardware.

 

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Foxconn turns worker dorms over to management company

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Foxconn has been the subject of intense scrutiny this year after ten workers killed themselves. The suicides were blamed on harsh working conditions and low pay.

 

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Foxconn raised worker salary to help improve moral and eliminated death benefits that amounted to about ten years salary for the average workers family. Some have criticized the living conditions in the dorms that Foxconn owns that house about 450,000 workers.

 

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Google wins in Viacom suit

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You might recall back in 2007 Viacom sued Google and YouTube for allegedly violating copyright. Viacom contended that YouTube knowingly allowed video that violated copyright to be uploaded to the internet using its tools.

 

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Reuters reports today that Google and YouTube have won the suit. The judge says that mere knowledge of possible copyright violations is not enough to hold YouTube accountable. Google has argued that it is protected under the Safe Harbor provision of the DMCA.

 

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Google geeks get nap pods for sleepy time

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Back when I had a real job that I had to go to everyday they would get upset if I napped. Add to that the fact that coworkers would stare at you if you start drooling in your sleep things just weren't conductive to napping in the office.

 

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The people who work at Google have no fear of naps. Apparently, the search giant encourages it. A picture has turned up of folks at the Googleplex HQ in California napping in a high-tech pod.

 

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Foxconn leaving China?

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Foxconn has been in the news a lot lately after ten workers at one of its Chinese factories where Apple products are built have killed themselves this year. Some blame harsh working conditions at the plant for the suicides.

 

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Foxconn has given the workers pay raises and opened its typically closed plants up to outside regulators and journalists to prove that working conditions are good. A new rumor is floating around that claims Foxconn is ready to close its Chinese operations and move the plants to other countries.

 

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Foxconn CEO talks about suicides

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Something has been amiss with employees at Foxconn. A number of workers at the factory have committed suicide in recent months. Yesterday the 11th Foxconn worker to jump from a factory building was reported.

 

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The worker was a 19-year-old man and he became the ninth worker from the factory to die in a suicide attempt. The worker had only been at Foxconn for a month and a half.

 

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MIT invents cheap gesture based computing tech

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Gesture and touch based computing is growing in popularity and in use around the world. Many notebooks and laptops today come with track pads that support gestures and many phones and computers use touch screens as well.

 

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MIT has developed a cheap way to get Minority Report style gesture computing by having the user wear some crazy bright gloves with splotches of color on them. The computer recognizes the colors and can tell what gesture is being made by the color scheme.

 

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Wii sales drop 21% in a year

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The Nintendo Wii was selling in droves for the first few years it was on the market when the devices were so hard to find. After the supply caught up with demand, profits for Nintendo from the console started to slump.

 

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Sales of the Wii are now said to have dropped 21% in a single year's time. Sales of software have also dropped along with console sales.

 

The DS is said to have declined as well with a 12% drop. The DS sales will increase undoubtedly with the 3DS on the horizon. Perhaps a new Wii that has more to offer than a new color will be coming. The console needs HD graphics.

 

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