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The smartphone : anatomy of an industry

Author: Elizabeth Woyke
Publisher: New York : New Press, The, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"We think we know everything about our smartphones. We use them constantly. We depend on them for every conceivable purpose. We are familiar with every inch of their compact frames. But there is more to the smartphone than meets the eye. How have smartphones shaped the way we socialize and interact? Who tracks our actions, our preferences, our movements as recorded by our smartphones? These are just some of the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Woyke
ISBN: 9781595589637 1595589635
OCLC Number: 881318295
Description: 296 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: From the Simon to the BlackBerry --
Apple, Google, Microsoft and Samsung --
The smartphone wars --
Assembling a smartphone --
Waste: money and trash --
Health --
Privacy --
Looking toward the future.
Responsibility: Elizabeth Woyke.

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"We think we know everything about our smartphones. We use them constantly. We depend on them for every conceivable purpose. We are familiar with every inch of their compact frames. But there is more to the smartphone than meets the eye. How have smartphones shaped the way we socialize and interact? Who tracks our actions, our preferences, our movements as recorded by our smartphones? These are just some of the questions that journalist Elizabeth Woyke answers in this muckraking expose; of the $241 billion industry that produces more than 700 million devices each year. In the tradition of The Coffee Book, The Sneaker Book, Oil, and Cigarettes, The Smartphone offers not only a step-by-step guide to how smartphones are designed and manufactured but also a bold exploration of the darker side of this massive industry, including the exploitation of labor, the disposal of electronic waste, and the underground networks that hack and smuggle smartphones. Featuring interviews with key figures in the development of the smartphone and expert assessments of the industry's main players--Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Samsung--The Smartphone is the perfect introduction to this most personal of gadgets. Your smartphone will never look the same again."--

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"Readers who fully absorb the more disturbing details of Woyke's report will never be able to download a new app or listen to a podcast without a twinge or two of consumer guilt."-Booklist"A Read more...

 
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