Saturday Shortbread

Eight is Enough

  1. Bloomberg: Foxconn workers on iPhone lines strike, labor group says
  2. SlashGear: Apple will require approval for third-party Lightning accessories
  3. ZDNet: Will a Chromebook be your next PC?
  4. MCV: Microsoft Surface receiving midnight launch treatment on October 26th
  5. WMPoweruser: Nokia Lumia 920 hands-on video shows advantage of the HD+ screen
  6. New Need For Speed Most Wanted trailer
  7. Microsoft security bulletin advance notification for October 2012
  8. LibreOffice 3.6.2


Saturday

  1. Newegg’s Weekend Express

Mobile

  1. Nokia Lumia 920 is a Rogers exclusive

Software and gaming

  1. IE9 commercial gets parodied
  2. FFmpeg 1.0
  3. Hardware Heaven’s LittleBigPlanet game review (PS Vita)
  4. Save with Amazon’s gaming bundle (thanks Neutronbeam)

Hardware

  1. NikKTech reviews 32GB Silicon Power Marvel M60 USB 3.0 flash drive
  2. CowcotLand reviews 16GB Kingston DT R3.0 flash drive (in French)
  3. Funky Kit reviews Arctic i30 heatsink and fan
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    • willmore
    • 7 years ago

    [bold]Bloomberg: Foxconn workers on iPhone lines strike, labor group says[/bold]

    It just occured to me–meaning it did to someone else long before now–that a cheap way for Samsung to hamstring Apple would be to disrupt their means of production. Maybe that’s just the Marxist in me trying to escape into the free world.

    • blastdoor
    • 7 years ago

    Bloomberg: Foxconn workers on iPhone lines strike, labor group says

    I wonder if the iPhone 6 will be designed by humans in California and made by robots in Texas…

      • codedivine
      • 7 years ago

      And sold to sheep globally.
      (ducks)

        • Grigory
        • 7 years ago

        Sheep aren’t ducks!

          • yogibbear
          • 7 years ago

          Moo!

          • entropy13
          • 7 years ago

          We’ll have to wait for Duck to prove/disprove that.

          • TheMonkeyKing
          • 7 years ago

          M R Ducks

      • forumics
      • 7 years ago

      well it would be nice to see business shifting back to america for a change.
      the whole world shifting production to manual labour in china because its cheap will only stagnate technology.

      if we focused on building robots to do our work in the USA rather than manual labour in china, machines like the 3d printer that could print anything you throw at it might just be sitting in all our homes like how internet is now widespread

      edit:
      i understand they are still using robots and humans are there for physical checks, but we should be working towards a day where humans are completely left out of the loop during manufacturing.

        • Prion
        • 7 years ago

        DEM ROBOTS TOOK OUR JERBS

        • dpaus
        • 7 years ago

        [quote<]working towards a day where humans are completely left out of the loop during manufacturing[/quote<] Oh, Skynet would love that, now wouldn't it?

          • dmjifn
          • 7 years ago

          Appreciated but – Isn’t there a movement to amend Godwin’s Law to include Skynet? I’m in favor.

          P.S. Also way done with this whole zombie craze.

    • sweatshopking
    • 7 years ago

    and as a rogers exclusive, it shall be purchased by few people. I will not take the suffering of rogers EVEN FOR THE 920. Well done nokia, i know of 3 people who won’t buy one now because of it being on rogers.

      • Deanjo
      • 7 years ago

      Don’t despair, remember the iPhone was a Rogers exclusive at the beginning as well. It just takes a longer time to hammer out the deals with the other telcos. Eventually all 6 of you Windows phone lovers will be able to get them at the telco of your own choice.

        • adisor19
        • 7 years ago

        It was exclusive to Robbers only because Hell and Telus didn’t have a UMTS network up and running at the time and since Robbers bought Microcell/Fido back in 2004, they had the GSM monopoly in Canada. How in the world did the CRTC approve that deal is beyond me. Even the FCC had the brains to stop the ATT and T-Mobile merger in the states.

        Adi

          • dpaus
          • 7 years ago

          [quote<]How in the world did the CRTC approve that deal[/quote<] Simple: about 3/4s of the people on the CRTC Board are former Bell & Rogers executives. They know what's best for Canadians.....

            • adisor19
            • 7 years ago

            Yeah.. it’s the only plausible explanation.

            Adi

      • Arag0n
      • 7 years ago

      The good thing for me is that I’m not USA/Canada located. But yeah, american exclusivities suck a lot. It’s a killing point for Windows Phone in north america. Only AT&T has a proper windows phone lineup. Given Verizon and Sprint with similar offers WP could have more than double marketshare by now. Double may mean nothing for plenty people because 1 to 2% is not a big jump, but it means almost double the money for developers since USA is 70% of revenue, double the money for developers and the platform will grow up much faster than now.

        • Voldenuit
        • 7 years ago

        Maybe they will simply rebadge the 920 as the ‘928’ on CDMA? Technically, that’s still “exclusive”, right?

        • dpaus
        • 7 years ago

        [quote<](north) american exclusivities[/quote<] How would Americans (and Canadians) react if we announced that from now, on, they can only buy cars from the gas station that they get their fuel at? And that you can have your car for free, but you have to sign a 3-year contract to buy a minimum of $10,000 dollars a month of gas from that station. That'll get you a maximum of 500 gallons of gas, but no matter how fuel-efficient your selected car is, you're restricted to driving just 1,000 miles per month - which is plenty for most people, they tell you. If your allotment runs out while you're a few hundred miles from home, you can continue home if you insist, but there's a 'premium overage miles' charge of about $1,000/mile. Best to find a nice Motel 6 for the rest of the month. On the other hand, if you don't use your allotment of gas during the month, it's lost. At the end of the 3-year term, you can pick a new car, even though yours only has about 25,000 miles on it and is still in near-perfect condition. Of course, you don't have to take a new car, but even if you don't, you're still going to pay $10,000 per month - because that cost is for the gas, you see. The car is free. You can have any of several cars, but they're all basically the same, and they all have special fuel ports so you can only fill up at that station, and you can only drive on their roads. Well, actually, you [i<]can[/i<] drive on other roads if you insist, but there are 'roaming' charges of about $5,000/mile. You can use your car however you like, but if you start using it too much, you're, um, 'throttled'. The potential analogies with 'iCars' 'crashing' because 'you're holding the steering wheel wrong' are too easy for me to even post 🙂 I bet North Americans would love the idea of free cars!!

          • CuttinHobo
          • 7 years ago

          Where do I sign?!

      • dashbarron
      • 7 years ago

      Yeah, AT&T in America. I’m trying to convince myself that AT&T can’t be *that* much worse than Verizon or T-mobile.

      Right guys? Right?!?

    • chuckula
    • 7 years ago

    [quote<]ZDNet: Will a Chromebook be your next PC?[/quote<] No. Next question!

    • colinstu12
    • 7 years ago

    too bad that IE9 commercial parody isn’t actually funny.

      • Arclight
      • 7 years ago

      I think it’s offensive for any tech savvy person. Must have been done by a fanboy extraordinaire.

        • yogibbear
        • 7 years ago

        It’s like they took the IT-crowd intro and then instead used IE9 and then proceeded to completely fail at making it funny by using cheap looking edits of the typical windows error messages.

    • dpaus
    • 7 years ago

    Wow, this is early – it’s not even noon. Most of the hard-core ‘frist!!’ posters probably aren’t even up yet 🙂

      • MadManOriginal
      • 7 years ago

      It’s actually late…for a long time the shortbread was going up in the early AM EST.

        • dpaus
        • 7 years ago

        Damn, forgot the [sarcasm] tags [i<]again[/i<]...

          • Deanjo
          • 7 years ago

          You lose 1352 points.

      • Deanjo
      • 7 years ago

      Give me a break, 14 days to 40, 13 days until retirement, gotta learn to sleep in.

        • dpaus
        • 7 years ago

        Does that mean that in 14 days we’ll never hear from you again, or that you’ll be on here 24/7?

          • Deanjo
          • 7 years ago

          Lol, it means that I will be able to click refresh every couple of seconds and post [b<]FIRST![/b<]

            • sweatshopking
            • 7 years ago

            DON’T YOU DARE. IT’S ALL I HAVE LEFT IN MY LIFE.

            • Meadows
            • 7 years ago

            Here, have this then: [url<]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QObVgIKjvKI[/url<]

        • anotherengineer
        • 7 years ago

        Nice.

        Retirement for me is looking somewhere between 65 and R.I.P.

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