Archive | June 10, 2010

Foxconn to move back to Taiwan?

Foxconn has seen its share of bad news more than anybody else lately due to its continuous string of suicides by their employees. Under heavy criticism from various labor activists and the press for the working conditions at their factory in Shenzhen, China (where among other things, the shiny iPhones and iPads are produced), and after they decided to increase the salaries by 66% to roughly $300, ¬†Foxconn might pack some of their toys and run home, back to Taiwan…that is, if Taiwan will offer the requested incentives which are – you guessed: lower wages and free trade zones.

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Deal of the Day – Brite-View BV-5005HD CinemaTube clone -> Zinwell ZIN-5005HD on sale $69

As part of their Gold Box deals, now revolving around HD and streaming/movies, Amazon has for sale for the low, low price of $69 with free shipping,  the highly reviewed Zinwell ZIN-5005HD which is essentially the same unit as Brite-View BV-5005HD CinemaTube (currently for $99). What sets this unit apart from many other media streamers is the capability of downloading from torrents and the addition of internet radio stations (over 20,000 available) and of course DLNA support. All in all a very solid player for your media consuming pleasure. The deal ends today at 1:00PM PDT.

Features:

  • Main Codecs: MPEG1/2/4, .MKV, H.264 and Real, DTS and Dolby Digital
  • MUZEE Internet TV/Radio (Enjoy Free & best Internet Radio/TV stations from 210 countires) – Enjoy over 20,000 internet music and 8,000 internet TV programs collected from 210 countries in the world
  • Up to 3 Torrent downloads simultaneously

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