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You had to be a US resident to sign up for the Google Glass Explorer competition, and now it looks as though it could be quite a while before Google's sci-fi headgear is spotted outside US soil, because the headsets will reportedly be American-made, too. According to a report in the Financial Times, the Chocolate Factory is …


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  1. Don Jefe


    Even though I have less than no interest in Google eye ware it is nice to see some U.S. companies doing some manufacturing here. Especially the ones that make scads of money while playing fast and loose with tax issues.

    1. Grikath

      Re: USA USA USA


      It would, of course, after years of indoctrination and propaganda, work in the US.

      Rest of the world it just reads : Expensive Piece of Crap, even before ideology cuts in.

      1. lightknight

        Re: USA USA USA

        Odd, isn't it? Makes you wonder if the USA was ever competitive with the rest of the world, technologically speaking. I ask you, why does the USA seem to suffer from the inability to compete, globally, on equal footing, with other countries? Why can't we seem to completely manufacture a product, in house, that people actually want to buy, without a discount or bribe?

        1. Trustme

          Re: USA USA USA

          "I ask you, why does the USA seem to suffer from the inability to compete, globally, on equal footing, with other countries?"

          Because the USA has a pesky little thing known as labor laws and a minimum wage. Scrap those and give the USA manufacturers access to a billion workers that will do 16 hours a day for a dollar a day from the age of 8 and then the states will be able to compete again.

          China builds the phones. India answers them.

  2. toadwarrior

    So really it should say assembled in the US.

  3. Interceptor

    WE'RE #1! WE'RE #1! WE'RE #1! assembling products, designed to further erode privacy, made from parts stamped out in China.

    Fail, because good lord how atrocious was that sentence structure.

  4. southpacificpom

    I had a shirt years ago which said "British made is best" and the label inside it said "Made in China".

  5. Mr Spock

    How are Foxconn going to do this?

    Anchor a hulk full of Chinese slave workers off Santa Catalina?

    1. Velv

      Re: How are Foxconn going to do this?

      Why bother shipping below minimum wage workers from China - lots just South of the border

    2. Don Jefe

      Re: How are Foxconn going to do this?

      Why do you think they have such a large price tag? They've got to put all of our 'skilled' manufacturing workers to work.

      Skilled is in quotes because we sailed most of them down the river years ago an there aren't many of working age left.

    3. Sporkinum

      Re: How are Foxconn going to do this?

      They already do basically this in Guam. Guam is a US territory, but not a state. They pay them slave wages yet call the clothing made in USA.

  6. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    SOS, DD

    Stupidity reigns supreme. BTW only 97% of the Chinese Foxconn slaves are currently employed after the Chines New Year break so send some more work so the CEOs can continue to get their multi-million dollar annual bonus for using slave labor. Made in the USA, my arse.

  7. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    8,000 winners of the Glass Explorer contest

    Call them by their proper name.

    Google Glassholes.

  8. QuinnDexter

    Thick ass yanks?

    " because that kind of manufacturing was too complicated to be done Stateside."

    Is the story saying that Muricans are stee-you-pid or something?!? Shirley a factory is a factory and can be built anywhere, and the assembly can be done by under-paid drones of whatever nationality.

    To Lightnight - two issues, the first being minimum wage restrictions that aren't as expensive in other parts of the world, thus meaning either a reduced cost to us, the buyers (haha!), or lower overheads for the company (a lot more likely).

    Secondly, the US and UK have the same issue. Many people now think that any form of manual labour is beneath them, and don't feel that they should drop their standards to take a job in McD's / cleaning / etc, but are happy to drop their standards just enough to pick up their benefit / welfare. This then leaves the job opportunites at the less enticing end of the scale to immigrants who are less picky and more keen to actually work for a living, but who then get lambasted for "coming over 'ere and stealing our jobs!"

  9. Wize

    This has a 'Made in USA' label too

    And probably will contain as many 'made in USA' components.

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