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The Daily Slash: May 5th 2010

The Daily Slash: May 5th 2010

It's the middle of the week again, and here we are with another edition of the Daily Slash. Tonight's is packed full with interesting pieces of information, that we're sure will fill your heart with delight. First up, in the Best of R3, we've got some more tablet news that's not related to Apple, an iPad case review, and some more rumors about the Hero's update to Android 2.1. And then in the Dredge 'Net, we've got Clearwire promising some very interesting things, space tourism for the (rich) every man, and AT&T thinks it doesn't have dropped calls.

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Research Shows Teens Text and Don’t Use Data

Research Shows Teens Text and Don’t Use Data

Microsoft believes that with their Kin One and Kin Two devices, that a particular demographic has met its perfect match. Now, whether or not you believe that that's the case (especially if you're part of their target audience), it seems that Verizon Wireless and Microsoft have decided that paying for a smartphone plan, while not using a smartphone, is just about the best way to go about things. After all, you'll be connected all the time, so why wouldn't you want to pay for it? Unfortunately, a new survey shows that teens are still texting just fine, but most of them aren't connected to the Internet on their phones.

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KYE Factory in China Using Underage and Underpaid Employees

KYE Factory in China Using Underage and Underpaid Employees

The working conditions of those all over the world has been a hot topic over the years, as reports are issued more often than they should be regarding underage, underpaid, and overworked employees. The trouble is, these employees are always tied to the things we buy here in the States, most notably the electronics, gadgets, and pieces of tech we employ every day (and love so much). In the case of KYE Factory, this latest report from the National Labor Committe is much like all the others: abysmal work conditions, and even worse payment plans for those that create the things that have become so integral to people's lives.

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