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Apple

Submission + - Apple "rationalizes a lot" About the Human Toll of (nytimes.com)

afabbro writes: Apple says they have a rigorous program of removing suppliers who do not provide good working conditions in China. 'Privately, however, some former executives concede that finding new suppliers is time-consuming and costly. Foxconn is one of the few manufacturers in the world with the scale to build sufficient numbers of iPhones and iPads. "There's a lot of rationalization."'

Submission + - gTunes coming? (wsj.com) 1

afabbro writes: The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Google is preparing an online music offering to compete with Apple and Amazon.

Submission + - Is this evidence that we can see the future? (newscientist.com) 2

afabbro writes: "Parapsychologists have made outlandish claims about precognition – knowledge of unpredictable future events – for years. But the fringe phenomenon is about to get a mainstream airing: a paper providing evidence for its existence has been accepted for publication by the leading social psychology journal. What's more, sleptical psychologists who have pored over a preprint of the paper say they can't find any significant flaws."

Submission + - Auto Industry's Fastest Processor? 128Mhz (thetruthaboutcars.com) 1

afabbro writes: GM stated that the 2011 Buick Regal will have the industry's fastest processor: 128Mhz, and 3MB of flash. "Three meg of flash memory and 128 MHz clock speed doesn’t sound like a lot in terms of computing power until you consider the environment these controllers have to live in. Our controllers are made to operate reliably up to 260 degrees (127C) and down to -40 degrees (-40C) for the life of the vehicle."

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