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Apple and Samsung both say they have a zero tolerance policy toward underage labor.

Apple and Samsung both say they have a zero tolerance policy toward underage labor. Photo: iFixit

Amnesty International has accused Apple, Samsung, Sony and other smartphone makers of not making basic checks which would have prevented their using batteries made with minerals mined by children.

In a report focused on cobalt mined in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, children as young as seven were found working in unsafe conditions. Cobalt is an essential part of the manufacture of lithium-ion batteries.

The Xperia Z5's fingerprint scanner is being removed for the U.S. Photo: PC Advisor

The Xperia Z5’s fingerprint scanner is being removed for the U.S. Photo: PC Advisor

Sony’s new Xperia Z5 lineup is its first to include fingerprint scanners, but the Japanese company has decided to remove them before bringing the Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact to the U.S.

Sony's coming to Barcelona again. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Sony’s coming to Barcelona again. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Sony has invited Mobile World Congress attendees to a press event on Monday, February 22. The announcement all but confirms the Japanese company has something up its sleeve for the giant mobile technology convention, but what?

Xperia Z5 is coming to the U.S. Photo: Sony

Xperia Z5 is coming to the U.S. Photo: Sony

Sony is bringing its new Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact to the U.S., five months after it made its debut in the U.K. and Taiwan. You’ll be able to get your hands on them next month, with prices starting at $499.99.

PlayStation Messages gets its own app. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

PlayStation Messages gets its own app. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Sony’s PlayStation app for mobile has always been something of a disaster, with a poor user interface and painfully slow performance. That’s still true today — but now you don’t have to use it when all you want to do is message friends on the PlayStation Network.

In an effort to be a better messaging service, PlayStation Messages has gone solo. With the new PlayStation Messages app for Android and iOS, you can keep in touch with the rest of your clan without having to use the main PlayStation app at all.

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