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Carnivorous plants can actually steal food from their neighbors

March 6th, 2018

Nobody likes a mooch. If you’ve ever had a friend who makes a habit or rummaging around in your fridge the moment they walk into your place you know exactly what I’m talking about, but apparently the frustration of being taken advantage of isn’t uniquely human, and a species of carnivorous plant has now been …

Foxconn workers react to reduced hours, same pay

March 30th, 2012

In response to one of the largest investigations ever conducted of a U.S. company’s foreign partners, Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn has agreed to hire tens of thousands of new workers, eliminate illegal overtime, improve safety condition and upgrade workers’ housing and other amenities, Reuters reported on Friday. After probing three Foxconn plants and interviewing over …

Texas Instruments to close plants in Texas and Japan

January 25th, 2012

Texas Instruments announced recently that, even though it reported better than expected chip sales during the fourth quarter of 2011, the company will shut down its plants in Texas and in Japan. Texas Instruments has seen an increased demand for its mobile chips but will close the two factories during the next 18 months while …

Plants vs. Zombies headed to Android, free for a day from Amazon

May 17th, 2011

PopCap Games announced on Monday that it has reached an agreement with Amazon to offer Android games through Amazon’s Appstore. The first title, Chuzzle, will launch tomorrow and will be followed by the hit game Plants vs. Zombies later this month. Both titles will be free on the day of their debut, and will be …

iPad maker Foxconn could spend $12B on new plants in Brazil

April 12th, 2011

Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. Ltd.-owned Foxconn is considering spending up to $12 billion on new facilities in Brazil that would help the electronics manufacturer’s clients avoid high import taxes on devices shipped to key markets from China and Taiwan. The move would also potentially help the manufacturer avoid some of its rising labor costs …