Panasonic hid evidence that workers were poisoned at a battery factory, a report in a Chinese newspaper claims. Even pregnant women were not warned they might have been exposed to high levels of Cadmium, a potentially lethal heavy metal, the report alleges, quoting a manager who says he was laid off when he threatened to turn whistleblower.
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Updated May 24: Japanese telecoms giant, NTT, is demonstrating new research into a variety of innovative and quirky internet search interfaces, including one in which the user 'navigates' an airship through a sky filled with search results.
Who makes the iPhone? If you answered 'Apple', you're wrong. The iPhone is a global effort. Tens of thousands of people at more than 30 companies on 3 continents work together to make Apple's first phone possible.
Apple, of course, designs the product, and also created the single most important 'component' – the software that gives the iPhone its unique personality.
A Miami law firm faces a lawsuit after its internet connection was apparently used to make libelous comments on Wikipedia. Lawyers filed the suit on behalf of professional golfer Fuzzy Zoeller in a Miami court last week, the Miami Herald reports
A cybersquatter who took control of the WalMart-USA website has said he will put pornographic movies on the site if Wal-Mart does not buy it from him, Wal-Mart's lawyers have claimed. US-based Wal-Mart is the world's largest retailer, with more than 6400 stores worldwide.
New malware attacks are emerging from China almost daily, as malicious hackers discover increasingly sophisticated methods of generating profit from viruses and trojans, security professionals say.
Based on past cyclic behavior, researchers at US-based FaceTime Communications believe attacks will rise to a peak during the next two months, before falling off slightly during the summer. The company did not offer an explanation for the origin of these cycles, although other researchers have linked the quieter periods to university and high school vacation times.
Japanese hard drive maker Fujitsu has developed new technology that will increase the storage capacity of hard disk drives by up to 6 times, according to reports published in Japan today.
The company has released few details of the discovery, which greatly enhances the ability of a drive's read head to resolve data encoded magnetically on the disk surface. it is expected to reach the market within two years, according to the reports.
128 gigabyte hard disk drives with no moving parts will be priced below $1000 before the end of this year, says the manufacturer of one of the first solid state drives (SSDs) to hit the market. The flash memory-based drives have numerous advantages over traditional rotating disk drives, including higher speed and much greater reliability, as well as reduced weight, power consumption and temperature.
Spore, the hotly-anticipated new game from Electronic Arts is facing fierce criticism from consumers over its apparent use of unusually restrictive digital rights management (DRM) technology.
“I basically put down my hard-earned money and get punished for buying the game legally. The gaming industry needs to be sent a message that this is no way to treat their customers”, said one buyer who posted a review at Amazon.com
Prices of some virtual items in online games, including World of Warcraft, have leapt more than 30 percent in China as the government prepares to restrict the amount of time gamers are allowed to play.