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  • How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb

    • 6 out of 10
    • U2
    • U2's latest entry is a mostly underwhelming collection of songs that does very little to sound any different from its equally pedestrian predecessor, 2000's "All That You Can't Leave Behind." While

  • Gimme Fiction

    • 10 out of 10
    • Spoon
    • Gimme Fiction by Spoon is a terrific album by an Austin band that I was lucky enough to catch on an Austin radio station during a Christmas visit.

  • Odyssey Number Five

    • 10 out of 10
    • Powderfinger
    • Guitar-driven rock out of Australia, Powderfinger has not seen much exposure in the States, but should get a nod for their toe-tapping songs. Building off their previous release, "Internationalist" (
  • Now Here Is Nowhere

    • 10 out of 10
    • Secret Machines
    • The Secret Machines' inaugural album, Now Here is Nowhere is both old and new in its sonic assault. The trio's surprisingly big sound evokes Pink Floyd (without ever sounding like any Pink

  • Haunted

    • 10 out of 10
    • Poe
    • Dropping like a bomb on some of the blah musical offerings of her contemporaries, Haunted was one of the best albums of 2000, obliterating the competition.

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Foxconn Denies Poor iPod Factory Conditions

iPod nano and shuffle manufacturer, Foxconn, claims that reports of substandard working conditions in its factories are false. Earlier in June, an article in London's Mail on Sunday claimed that workers in the Chinese factories build iPods 15 hours a day for as little as US$24 a month.

According to DigiTimes, Foxconn spokesman, Edmund Ding, said that there are many discrepancies "between the truth and the claims in the report."

Mr. Ding pointed out that Foxconn includes about 160,000 employees worldwide - a big difference from the 200,000 the Mail on Sunday report says are housed in just the Longhua factory outside Shenzhen.

Foxconn asserts that it complies with the labor laws in China, and that the company provides safe dormitories for employees to live in. It also provides free laundry services, sports facilities, libraries, and more.

Apple Computer also responded to the poor working conditions claims and stated that it is conducting its own investigation.

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