Rumors of Alleged Foxconn PS4 Sabotage Are Sketchy, At Best

Last month, Kotaku reported that student interns were allegedly forced to manufacture the PlayStation 4. With the PS4 now out, rumors have popped up that some of those alleged student interns sabotaged Sony's gaming console. Those rumors are spreading online, but, juicy as they are, they're very thin. » 11/18/13 4:00am 11/18/13 4:00am

Report: College Students Forced To Make the PlayStation 4 [Update]

While the PlayStation 3 was originally produced in Japan, Sony now outsources its hardware assembling to the Asian electronics mega-manufacturer Foxconn. So, the PlayStation 4 is being made in China. And according to reports, thousands of college students were forced to manufacture it. » 10/10/13 4:00am 10/10/13 4:00am

Report: Two Foxconn Buses Crash, Killing Seven

This afternoon in China's Zhengzhou, a pair of Foxconn buses were involved in a fatal crash. According to reports, at least seven were tragically killed, and twenty were injured. One bus was hit hard enough to be knocked on its side.


Foxconn assembles a wide array of hardware, from the iPhone to the Wii U as well as… » 1/17/13 6:30am 1/17/13 6:30am

Rumor: Hey Americans! Foxconn Is Apparently Building Factories In LA…

The Taiwanese tech manufacturing giant, Foxconn Electronics, is rumored to be starting up manufacturing plants in the US next year, moving away from its long time "home" base of mainland China.

According to rumors floating around the internet, mostly courtesy of the Taiwanese Digitimes, Foxconn is planning to start up… » 12/10/12 7:50am 12/10/12 7:50am

The Result of Nintendo's Investigation into Underage Foxconn Workers

From the sound of it, kids as young as 14 could have assembled » 10/24/12 4:00am 10/24/12 4:00am the Wii U. Last week, Nintendo issued a statement to , saying it was looking into the matter. Today, Nintendo offered an update on the results of its investigation.

Apple Pulls Most Recent iPhone Game About Foxconn From App Store In…

Surprising more or less exactly nobody, In a Permanent Save State, a serious game based around the suicides of Foxconn employees in 2010, was pulled from Apple's App Store shortly after its listing. » 10/17/12 5:00pm 10/17/12 5:00pm

Report: Chinese Kids Were Used to Manufacture the Wii U [Update]

Excited for the upcoming November release of the Wii U? New reports out of China might curb that enthusiasm. These reports claim that some underage teens were used to assemble the Nintendo Wii U consoles.


According to Chinese site Sina, Foxconn, the company hired by Nintendo to assemble the Wii U, confirms that it's… » 10/17/12 4:00am 10/17/12 4:00am

What Protests? Says Foxconn

Foxconn, the assembler of most of our electronic playthings is in the headlines again this week after reports started to appear about a potential strike happening during China's "Golden Week" holiday last week. Early reports painted a picture of upwards from 3000 to 4000 employees striking at Foxconn's Zhengzhou plant… » 10/08/12 6:00am 10/08/12 6:00am

"Hopeless" Foxconn Workers Are Making the iPhone 5

Riots have broken out » 9/25/12 4:00am 9/25/12 4:00am at the Foxconn factory where the iPhone 5 is being assembled. Production was suspended. Reports are that late last Sunday night, approximately 2,000 workers became enraged and began to trash the Foxconn Taiyuan campus. The incident was sparked by a security guard allegedly beating two workers.

The Factory That Makes The iPhone 5 Is Under Attack by Its Own Workers …

Foxconn, the company best known for suicidal workers, terrible working conditions, and building anything and everything Apple, had to shut down one its assembly plants today because of a supposed riot that took place late Sunday night.


According to a quote from Foxconn via Chinese web portal Sina.com, the plant was… » 9/24/12 6:00am 9/24/12 6:00am