After a highly visible meeting with Apple CEO Tim Cook, Foxconn’s founder Terry Gou announced plans to open a sprawling Foxconn factory in Guthrie Center, Iowa, essentially replacing the approximately 2,000 residents of that small town with workers from in and around Iowa. The company will hire 300,000 employees for the new factory, about 10% of Iowa’s population. The plant will include dormitories for workers, multiple swimming pools and Internet cafes, and meal seating for 100,000 employees.
Scientists have created the first genetic “atlas” of the human brain, and the result is a very pretty Skittles-esque map of the brain as a rainbow. A brainbow. More »
Apple TV owners no longer need to choose between jailbreaking or running the recently released iOS 5.1 update, now that FireCore has pushed new versions of Seas0nPass (0.8.3) and aTV Flash (black) (1.4.1). Currently, the jailbreak is still tethered, so if you should have to reboot your hockey puck, connecting it to a computer and repeating the process will be required. Unfortunately, the tools won’t work on the new third generation Apple TVs yet, and even on supported hardware some plugins, like Plex and XBMC, are still listed as not working. All the details can be found beyond the source link for both the free Seas0nPass jailbreaker and $29.95 aTV Flash that adds more functionality.
Motorola Mobility is continuing their Global device rollouts with the Motorola MOTOKEY SOCIAL now making its way to Chile.
We are committed to launching competitively priced cellular telephones with the features demanded by consumers who still do not have a smartphone, but need access to e-mail, create Wi-Fi hotspots to give internet access and social networks,” said Fernando Sanchez, general manager for Mobile Devices, Motorola Mobility Chile.
Motorola MOTOKEY SOCIAL comes with a 3-megapixel camera and support for a microSD card of up to 32 GB, high-speed USB 2.0 file transfer and support for multiple audio and image formats. The device also comes equipped with Bluetooth and stereo radio, as well as a 3.5 mm earphone jack for high quality audio.
Apple CEO Tim Cook is visiting China, having recently toured Foxconn facilities, but so far his most interesting meeting has been with Chinese Vice Premier Li Keqiang.