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Donald Trump Claims he Will Make Apple Start Building Computers in The US

Donald Trump is a divisive figure who seems to thrive on controversy. Whenever he voices any sort of xenophobic or racist remarks, his popularity increases. While there’s an ongoing discussion in the UK about banning Trump,…

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A Clearer Picture For Utilizing Transparent Glass Within a 3D Printer

I recently wrote an article concerning a new technique of using a 3D printer to build up layers upon layers with pre-existing materials to create “glass” based objects. The accompanied video looked stunning and the potential…

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Europe Mismanages Disposal Of Discarded Electronics

A ticking timebomb is in the form of the correct way to dispose electronic waste, the globe is producing unit upon unit of the latest gadget which in turn pumps chemicals and materials into these devices.…

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Foxconn to Replace More Humans With Robots

Foxconn, which is Apple’s primary supplier for components, expects to deploy more robots in their factories to help with production in the next three years. While human workers are the main resource in their factories today,…

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Rumoured Ultra-Slim MacBook Air to Enter Production in Early 2015

A new rumour from Digitimes suggests that alongside the Apple Watch, Apple’s latest upgrade to the MacBook Air is due to enter production in early 2015. The report says that component production is well underway, with…

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Samsung Invests $3 Billion in a New Vietnamese Manufacturing Plant

In an interesting move, Samsung have announced that they are to spend up to $3 billion on a smartphone manufacturing plant in Vietnam. The new plant will join their existing $2 billion factory in the country,…

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HP Seek 3D Printing Future With ‘Multi Jet Fusion’ Technology

HP are eager to be a big player in the 3D printing business, maybe so they can overcharge for the inks… just kidding. They’re eager to show the world their “Multi Jet Fusion” technology, which it…

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Print Circuit Boards Fast and Cheap With Squink

3D printing has proven a smash hit, with people using it to create prototype products and a multitude of cool and innovative things. However, they’re not well suited to creating electronic parts, so what can you…

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BMW 3D Printing Augmented Thumbs To Make Their Workers Stronger

While it is still a far cry from the augments we see in games such as Dues Ex, German car manufacturer BMW are using 3D printers to augment their car-plant workers. They’re creating special hand covers that…

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InWin Factory Tour Computex Part 3

Welcome back to our tour of the InWin factory in Taiwan, we’ve already looked at how InWin create their plastic chassis moulds and metal components in the last two parts of the tour. Now we move…

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InWin Factory Tour Computex 2014 Part 2

Welcome to part two of our InWin factory tour, we’ve already seen how they produce their tooling components and injection moulds to create the plastic components of a chassis, so what’s next? Well since some of the biggest…

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InWin Factory Tour Computex 2014 Part 1

We’ve been very fortunate this week, as the eTeknix team were invited along to a special tour of the InWin factory in Taipei, allowing us a first hand look at every aspect of product design, development…

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IBM Builds Graphene Circuit Boards, Sends Text Messages Faster At Lower Power Cost

Recent reports point to IBM creating a graphene-based circuit that they say performs 10,000 times better than existing options. It was reliable enough that they used it to send and receive a text message. What is…

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Mass Production Of Carbon Nanotube Made Possible Thanks To Japanese Researchers

First of all, carbon nanotubes, or CNTs, are allotropes of carbon with a cylindrical nanostructure. Short version of the story, they are favorable materials in nanotechnology, electronics and optics for their unusual and extraordinary properties in…

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New Graphene Manufacturing Method Inspired By Tree Frog Feet

Graphene is the cool kid in the world of materials, it’s incredibly strong and conductive, making it perfect for a wide range of applications, and especially good for electronic chips and solar cells. The only problem…

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Could We Break Moore’s Law? The Broadcom CTO Thinks We Will

Anyone who has spent some time in the computer industry will be familiar with Moore’s law, which states that the number of transistors on a computer chips doubles ever two years. This will in turn make…

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Apple’s New Supplier “Pegatron” Are Worse Than Foxconn Says New Report

Apple are shifting many of their contracts from Foxconn to Pegatron and while we all know that Foxconn don’t exactly have a clean record for how they treat their staff, Pagatron is said to be much…