Guest Post Everyone’s building social and marketing apps — someone needs to build an app for manufacturing.
The illustrious serial entrepreneur and founder of SpaceX released a video of himself designing rocket parts with hand gestures, using holograms, virtual reality tech, Leap Motion, and a 3D printer.
This infographic shows where the iPhone’s many components come from, including China, but also the U.S., Europe, and elsewhere.
Marker’s Row, a New York City-based startup that helps connect businesses, suppliers, and factories in the U.S., has raised $1 million in seed capital.
Many hardware hackers are finding that the leap from a successfully-funded Kickstarter project to a successful manufacturing operation is far harder than they expected.
Your next iPhone almost certainly won’t be made by a 3D printer.
Highway1 has launched its San Francisco-based incubator program. The goal is to help young hardware companies bring their products to market, and form partnerships in Europe and Asia.
“Most of what happens in social commerce is that the larger companies are looking at social opportunities through the prism of the past,” Steve Case explains. “They have the view that it’s ancillary, a curiosity, an extra.”
After years of going overseas, American companies are starting to make things in the U.S. again. At the same time, many citizens are getting their hands dirty with DIY projects. This could be the start of something beautiful.
That fits both with Apple CEO Tim Cook’s announcement during the company’s recent earnings call that Apple would not bring out any new products until the fall, and with recent rampant rumors of new iPhone models.
Editor’s Pick Gustin is a San Francisco menswear line using crowdsourcing to redefine the way clothing is designed, created, and sold.
Guest Post The business world has been lamenting over the past few years that the US has shifted from being a country that makes things to a country that largely makes its things somewhere else.
LG Display hopes to be the first to mass-produce large OLED panels.
With 88 percent of Apple’s supply chain in Asia, only 11 percent of Apple’s suppliers are in its home country of the United States, and even fewer — seven percent — of Apple’s suppliers are in Europe and the Middle East.
Guest Post Why I think Apple’s infinite loop is turning gradually finite.
Tablets, the quantified self movement, big data, new user interface paradigms, and the return of manufacturing jobs to the U.S. will help shape the coming year.
Apple’s tiny computer is on the rise.
Apple is spending $100 million bringing some Mac manufacturing back to the U.S. That sounds like good news to those who are worried about the decline of U.S. manufacturing. But not to all.
Although it made only a few hundred cars in the third quarter, Tesla says its production facilities have reached a turning point and are now able to produce 20,000 or more cars per year.
Apparently it’s not easy to assemble one of the world’s thinnest and lightest smartphones. Who would have guessed?
Editor’s Pick How much longer will Silicon Valley stand by and watch the “silicon” part of its name get washed away like so much sand?
Willy Shih, a professor at Harvard University, warns that manufacturing is key to the economy and the country should do what it can to hang onto it.
Slumping sales from Nokia and HTC are starting to hurt the manufacturers that work with them.
On Thursday, Tesla Motors said that since June 22, when it started deliveries of its 2012 Model S, it has built 50 cars. Of those, 29 are destined for customer deliveries.
Editor's Pick Apple has always been ahead of the curve. That’s why it should bring manufacturing jobs back to the United States.
Apple has been rightly criticized for the labor conditions in the factories that make its iPhones, iPads and Macs. Apple has vowed to fix those problems. But other manufacturers have done far less.
Guest Post President Barack Obama reportedly asked Steve Jobs what it would take to bring iPhone manufacturing jobs back to the U.S. to which Jobs replied, “Those jobs aren’t coming back.”
If you’re angry about Apple’s manufacturing process, you should be. But don’t stop with Apple.
Courtesy Mike DaiseyMike Daisey, monologist and Apple critic
Editor's Pick In a week when Apple reported its highest quarterly earnings ever, the company is still plagued with reports of labor abuses among its suppliers.
America has been extremely worried about the loss of manufacturing to China. Seduced by subsidies, cheap labor, lax regulations, and a rigged currency, American industry has made a beeline to China.
The Apple iPad 3 reportedly has a serious challenge ahead of itself when it comes to production: building that blasted pixel-rich Retina Display.
The iPhone 5 rumors keep coming: Device manufacturer Pegatron has received orders to build and ship 10 million iPhone 5 units for September, the Taiwanese news site Digitimes reports.
1366 Technologies, a company that manufactures silicon wafers that are used in solar panels, announced today that it has received a conditional commitment for a $150 million loan guarantee from the U.S. Department of Energy.
We have all spent a wasted day shopping, or worse, regretting our purchases. You often can’t find a pair of jeans that fit perfectly or a lamp that matches the fuchsia stripes on your wall. Wouldn’t it be great if you could get exactly the product you want?