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Foxconn is buying up to 60,000 used iPhones per day to sell in China

Looking for more evidence that China is set to take over from the U.S. as Apple’s biggest market?<p>According to a report from the Chinese-language news outlet Tencent, Foxconn is currently buying 50,000-60,000 second-hand iPhones <i>per day</i> through worldwide channels, and then selling these on to the …

China

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge sales surpass expectations

Industry sources from Korea report that sales of the curved Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge flagship are much higher than anticipated, with supply now unlikely to be able to keep up with demand. Currently, the S6 Edge accounts for approximately 50 percent of all Galaxy S6 model shipments worldwide, …

Mobile

U.S. prescription drug spending jumps to record $374 billion

U.S. spending on prescription drugs soared last year, driven up primarily by costly breakthrough medicines, manufacturer price hikes and a surge from millions of people newly insured due to the Affordable Care Act.<p>Spending rose 13 percent, the biggest jump since 2001, to a total of $374 billion, …

What U.S. Airline Passengers Complain About Most When They Fly

Yesterday Brent Bowen and Dean Headley released their 25th annual Airline Quality Rating report, and it wasn’t good news for U.S. domestic …

Robotic hands cook any dish with skill of master chef...then clean up

The robotic kitchen are modelled on the actions of Masterchef winner Tim Anderson<p>Most Masterchef winners open their own restaurants, set up catering companies or write cookbooks.<p>But 2011 winner Tim Anderson has spent the last two years helping to devise the ultimate kitchen gadget – a pair of …

Robotics

Skype for Business Is Rolling Out to the Public

Microsoft released a technical preview of Skype for Business – a replacement for its old business-centric video chat app – nearly a month ago. Now, Skype for business is ready for a full roll-out.<p>If you need a refresher, Skype for Business carries Skype’s recognizable design, but integrates …

Skype for Business