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How an iPad is made!

How an iPad is made?

Marketplace correspondent Rob Schmitz, who gained attention for challenging Mike Daisey's accounts of working conditions in China, has been granted exclusive access by Apple and Foxconn to record the companies' iPad production line. The video (below) is a follow-up to last week's report of life inside Foxconn's Longhua facility in Shenzhen, which while critical of the company, is far less damning than Daisey's fictional account.
The video captures a first look at nearly-completed iPads undergoing screen and gyroscope testing, alongside the familiar images of hundreds of applicants waiting in line for a shot at working inside the factory. Schmitz ends the piece noting that Foxconn is locating its newest factories — like its new facility in Zhengzhou — in China's interior in order to access a greater part of China's vast labor supply.

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Little more on iPad

The iPad (/ˈpæd/EYE-pad) is a line of tablet compute…

Motion Capture Technology: the technology behind Avatar

Motion Capture Technology:
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Motion capturemotion tracking, or mocap are terms used to describe the process of recording movement of one or more objects or persons. It is used in militaryentertainmentsports, and medical applications, and for validation of computer vision[1] and robotics. In filmmaking, and games, it refers to recording actions of human actors, and using that information to animate digital character models in 2D or 3Dcomputer animation. When it includes face and fingers or captures subtle expressions, it is often referred to as performance capture. In motion capture sessions, movements of one or more actors are sampled many times per second, early techniques used images from multiple cameras and calculate 3D positions , motion capture often records only the movements of the actor, not his or her visual appearance. This animation data is often mapped to a 3D model so that the model performs the same actions as the actor. This is com…

'i'm feeling lucky' button in google search

One of the most notable objects on the Google Web search is theI'm Feeling Lucky button.
The button may have been named as a play on the Clint Eastwood line in the movie Dirty Harry. "Do you feel lucky, punk? Well, do you?" Ordinarily when you type in a key phrase in a Google search, you press the search button, (you can also just press return or enter on your keyboard) and Google returns a results page that shows multiple Web sites matching your search phrase. The I'm Feeling Lucky button skips the search results page and goes directly to the first ranked page for that search phrase. If you type "white house" in the search box and press I'm Feeling Lucky, you'll go straight If you type "apple" into the search box and press I'm Feeling Lucky, you'll go directly to Apple Computer's Web site. Depending on your search query, the first result is usually the very best guess, so hitting the I'm Feeling Lucky…


Meet the Team Behind Google Doodles [video]

Unlike most Google products, Google Doodles aren’t executed through algorithms. A team of living, breathing artists regularly dresses up its logo. Google made the video to promote its Google4Doodle initiative, which gives K-12 students in the U.S. an opportunity to redesign Google’s homepage logo. This year’s theme is “If I could travel, in time, I’d visit…” The contest will accept submissions until March 23rd, and the winning design will be displayed on Google’s homepage May 18th. Four national finalists, as determined by Google employees around the country and an open online voting system, will win a $5,000 college scholarship. One national winner will win a $30,000 college scholarship and a $50,000 technology grant for his or her school. Last year’s national winner, eight-year-old Matteo Lopez, drew a space scene in which the Google “G” turned into an alien that slurped juice out of the Google”O” Earth. “It wa…