Americans are still reeling from the explosions that rattled the Boston Marathon on Monday afternoon, which all but consumed social media outlets like Twitter and Facebook almost immediately after they took place. As a result, you might have paid far less attention to tech-related announcements (and who could blame you?), but thankfully we've assembled a handful to get you up to speed.
Do you remember where you were nine years ago? Some of us were probably sitting by our computers waiting for Google to invite us to join Gmail, the search giant's fledgling email service which has grown to be equally huge almost a decade later. And if that's not enough milestone for you, Roku has now sold its five millionth player since 2008! We've owned at least five of them during that time, so are you one of those who have the other 4,999,995?
It's Marcia, Marcia, Marcia for all the other iOS devices as the iPad mini captures everyone's heart last week and this week too. So we've got a few stories about everyone's new favorite middle size padlet as well as this that and the other that happened this week. Check it out.
Back in February of 2011, then Apple CEO Steve Jobs was among a number of tech luminaries to attend a dinner with President Barack Obama. Famously, Jobs had told Obama "those jobs aren't coming back," in reference to building iOS devices in the United States. But according to a new report, Apple supplier Foxconn may open new facilities state-side.
Between labor unrest and the media spotlight on poor working conditions at its plants, Apple manufacturer Foxconn can't seem to get a break -- but it seems the biggest challenge is just making the iPhone at all.
If you're reading this site, or if you're just a tech enthusiast, you're well aware of one thing: Apple is terrible at keeping a secret. Honestly, the company keeps things under wraps with all the tact of a junior-high schooler. But according to some Apple employees, the supply chain holds every bit of the blame.
According to worker watchdog group, China Labor Watch, thousands of Chinese workers at a Foxconn plant have gone on strike. The labor dispute arrives on the heels of recent riots and other reports of unrest within Apple's iPhone 5 manufacturing supplier.