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French wireless authority finds 8 phones that exceeded SAR limits

SAR – the Specific Absorption Rate – is a measure of how much energy is absorbed by the human body from the radio emissions from phones. Various wireless authorities do strict testing to make sure that manufacturers stay within limits and as France’s ANFR found out, sometimes phones exceed the limit. During the first half of 2018, the… Read More »

Apple Finds Supplier Problems as Its Audits Expand

Apple said on Wednesday it had found a higher number of serious violations of its labour and environmental policies for suppliers, such as falsifying work hours data, as it expanded the scope of its annual audit of conditions of workers making its iPhones and other products. But the overall trend among 756 suppliers in 30 countries was toward higher compliance with… Read More »

Apple Finds Foxconn Interns Worked Illegal Overtime on iPhone X

Apple found that its main supplier in Asia has been employing high-school students working illegal overtime to assemble the iPhone X. Interns at a factory operated by Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., part of Taiwan’s Foxconn Technology Group, worked voluntarily and received benefits, though worked longer days than Chinese law permits, Apple said in a statement. The Financial Times reported earlier Tuesday that a… Read More »

Perth mining outfit Lucapa finds huge $20m diamond in Angola

THE BIGGEST diamond ever to be discovered by an Australian company has been found in Angola, a 404-carat sparkler estimated to be worth $20 million. The gem stone was unearthed by small Perth-based mining outfit Lucapa Diamond Company in the country’s northeastern province of Lunda Norte. A photo released by Lucapa showed the diamond measuring more than seven… Read More »