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Your Amazon Alexa Might Have Been Made by Overworked Chinese Schoolchildren

A new report says many employees at one Foxconn factory are children who are forced to work long hours when large orders come in.
David Gilbert
8.9.19
VICE News Tonight on HBO

This Woman's House Was About To Be Bulldozed for a Foxconn Factory. Here's How That Went.

Everyone in the village of Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, gave in — except Kim Mahoney.
Valerie Kipnis
Billie Brownstein
5.21.19
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Wisconsin Is Fighting to Renegotiate Its Foxconn Deal

Foxconn’s controversial plant in Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin has faced resistance from the beginning. Now, Governor Evers is calling on the tech-manufacturing company to renegotiate.
Caroline Haskins
4.19.19
Listen

The Growing Costs of Bad Government, at Home and at Sea

From the Foxconn boondoggle in Wisconsin to the 7th Fleet, the system is failing the people that depend on it.
Rob Zacny
2.21.19
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Foxconn Just Got Permission to Start Draining Lake Michigan to Make LCD Screens

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources approved a request to divert 7 million gallons of water a day to the area where Foxconn is building its new plant.
Kaleigh Rogers
4.27.18
short circuit

The 'Robots Replacing Foxconn Workers' Story Is Less Sexy Than You Think

A former Foxconn executive explains why media reports heralding a robot takeover are overblown.
David Bixenspan
5.26.16
Features

The Changing Face of Shenzhen, the World's Gadget Factory

Inside the megacity where 90 percent of the world's gadgets are made.
Tim Maughan
8.19.15
japan

Pepper, the 'Emotional Robot,' Sells Out in Under a Minute in Japan

But can it crack the global market?
Emiko Jozuka
6.22.15
Motherboard Blog

11,000 Kilometer Proof That Trains Still Win at Moving Stuff Around the Planet

The Eurasia-spanning "New Silk Road" is poised to become the new silicon road as well.
Michael Byrne
3.30.14
Motherboard Blog

The People Waiting in Line for a New iPhone Don't Know What They're Waiting For, or How Long

Once Apple announces its new phones on Tuesday at 1pm, two young men from Cincinnati are hopeful that their camping trip will only last another week or so.
Daniel Stuckey
9.9.13
Motherboard Blog

'Groups of Women, Three or Four at a Time, Grabbed Each Other by Their Hands, and Plunged off the Building'

They hit the pavement just like rain, a stunned fire chief would later testify.
ALEX PASTERNACK
3.25.13
Motherboard Blog

The Crapjects Are Already Here, They're Just Not Evenly Distributed

As a game system, Google Glass has much more of a weird promise. Imagine groups of gamers re-enacting famous civil disturbances on city streets.
Warren Ellis
2.25.13
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