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Win a ticket to BlizzCon 2010 from WoW Insider {WoW}

Oct 12th 2010 7:23PM Blizzcon FTW!

Growing Up Geek: Veronica Belmont {Engadget}

Jun 21st 2010 2:05PM I like Veronica, and enjoy her views and input in the tech world. Her bf (one Mr. Ryan Block) I find to also be enjoyable and I think they make a good couple.

I'd like to know about Felicia Day next! Many people confuse Veronica and Felicia so I think it's a fitting "next".

Update: Mini inviting 400 to watch Porsche Challenge - but who will drive the 911? {Autoblog Archive}

Jun 18th 2010 4:09PM If Porsche said no, why not ask Ferrari, Lamborghini, or Bugatti or even Nobel ?

Apple rumored to begin paying Foxconn employees direct wages {Engadget}

May 31st 2010 2:51PM Unless Apple has each employee's personal bank account and does an individual payment, I'd expect this extra money to simply stay at the top of the food chain and not reach the employees.

Editorial: Thoughts on Foxconn {Engadget}

May 21st 2010 12:12PM @RiDK 1 US $ = 6.82725 RMB or 1 RMB = 0.14647 US Cents ... so I'm not sure how you got 8:1 ...

Editorial: Thoughts on Foxconn {Engadget}

May 21st 2010 11:39AM

(Fortune) -- About a mile past the Bountiful Blessings Church on the outskirts of Spartanburg, S.C., make a right turn. There, tucked into an industrial court behind a row of sapling cherry trees not much taller than I am, past a company that makes rubber stamps and another that stitches logos onto caps and bags, is a brand-new factory: the state-of-the-art American Yuncheng Gravure Cylinder plant. Due to open any day now, it will make cylinders used to print labels like the ones around plastic soda bottles. But unlike its neighbors in Spartanburg, Yuncheng is a Chinese company. It has come to South Carolina because by Chinese standards, America is darn cheap.

Yes, you read that right. The land Yuncheng purchased in Spartanburg, at $350,000 for 6.5 acres, cost one-fourth the price of land back in Shanghai or Dongguan, a gritty city near Hong Kong where the company already runs three plants. Electricity is cheaper too: Yungcheng pays up to 14¢ per kilowatt-hour in China at peak usage, and just 4¢ in South Carolina. And no brownouts either, a sporadic problem in China. It's true that American workers are much more expensive, of course, and the overall cost of making a widget in China remains lower, and perhaps always will.

But for hundreds of Chinese companies like Yuncheng, the U.S. has become a better, less expensive place to set up shop. It could be the biggest role reversal since, well ... when Nixon went to China. "The gap between manufacturing costs in the U.S. and China is shrinking," explains John Ling, a naturalized American from China who runs the South Carolina Department of Commerce's business recruitment office in Shanghai.

Maintenance day loot from {WoW}

May 18th 2010 6:53AM Here's hoping for a Tiny code!!!

Microsoft Kin One and Kin Two first hands-on! {Engadget}

Apr 12th 2010 3:20PM The guy talking in the background (to another representative I'd guess) sounds like Noah from - His voice is unmistakable.

Apple holding iPhone OS 4 event, April 8th! {Engadget}

Apr 5th 2010 12:59PM @petvas who is being sued by Apple :)