Your Electronics Are Probably the Product of Forced Labor

The internet keeps a close eye on what companies like Apple, Samsung, and Sony import out of Southeast Asia, since those components hint at products coming down the pipeline. The Department of Labor keeps a close watch too, but for a very different reason: Uncovering "modern-day slavery" by the factories that make… » 9/18/14 12:27pm 9/18/14 12:27pm

WSJ: The iWatch Will Come in Two Sizes and Have NFC

Most of the rumors about Apple's upcoming product launches have swirled around the iPhone 6, which will reportedly have near-field communication capabilities. But today, a report from the Wall Street Journal claims that the soon-to-launch iWatch will also feature NFC, allowing your wearable to act like your wallet.… » 9/04/14 12:17pm 9/04/14 12:17pm

Report: Apple Will Begin Making a Jewelry-Classified Gadget This Month

We've been following the emergence of Apple's sapphire production plant in Arizona closely this year, since it tells us a lot about the products coming down the line. Now, Mark Gurman reports, filings from Apple indicate that not only is the company manufacturing a new sapphire product this month—it's being… » 8/21/14 1:16pm 8/21/14 1:16pm

WSJ: Google Is Making an Android Video Game Console and Smartwatch

According to the WSJ, Google is currently developing an Android-based video game console and an Android-based 'smartwatch'. More Android in more places means more fun. Less interestingly though, Google is also supposedly developing a second version of the Nexus Q. » 6/27/13 7:11pm 6/27/13 7:11pm

Minority Report Intelligent Digital Billboards Are Real

You remember those billboards in Minority Report, the ones that personalize what they display depending on who stands in front of it. Tokyo is rolling out digital billboards that do the same thing. » 7/17/10 8:00pm 7/17/10 8:00pm

Each American Consumes 34GB of Data a Day

That's not necessarily on your computer, so don't start panicking about the broadband bills just yet. A report published by the University of California worked out that each American mind processes 34GB of content, through computing, TV, radio, reading and other forms of entertainment. » 12/09/09 7:20am 12/09/09 7:20am

Snowmodo Reader Meetup Report

Our Snowmodo reader meetup was this weekend. Whenever we set one of these events up, there's always the nagging worry it'll be dumb and no one will show up. You proved me wrong. » 4/06/09 8:46pm 4/06/09 8:46pm

Study Finds That One-Third Of Taser Victims Need Medical Attention

Only days after Taser International was found liable in a wrongful death suit, a new study conducted by CBC News/Radio-Canada and the Canadian Press have concluded that one in three people shot by a Taser require medical attention. The information was gathered from RCMP incident reports filed between 2002 and 2007. Of… » 6/19/08 4:30pm 6/19/08 4:30pm