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New Tesla Software Will Implement Autonomous Features

October 13, 2015 | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced the upgrade via Twitter over the weekend. The self-driving system, called Autopilot, helps steer the car on the highway and while parallel parking.

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China September Imports Plunge In New Sign Of Weakness

October 13, 2015 2:21 pm | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Weakness in trade has fueled doubts Beijing can hit its economic growth target this year of about 7 percent.


Massachusetts Nuclear Power Plant To Close By 2019

October 13, 2015 2:14 pm | by Mark Pratt, Associated Press | News | Comments

The decision comes about a month after federal inspectors downgraded the plant's safety rating to the lowest level and said they would increase oversight in the wake of a shutdown during a winter storm. 


Inside The Button Capital Of The World

October 13, 2015 1:43 pm | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

Seth Doane takes a look at button manufacturing in Qiaotou, China, where over 60 percent of the world's buttons are made.


Survey: Distributors Expect To Add Mobile, Voice Tech In Coming Years

October 13, 2015 1:39 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The upgrades are expected to increase order fulfillment speed and accuracy while reducing costs. 


Report: Pepsi, Coke Each Hope To Invest In Chobani

October 13, 2015 1:18 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Chobani, according to Reuters, hopes to partner with a company that will allow for an expansion of its manufacturing and distribution.


Russian Surveillance System Can Detect Camouflage

October 13, 2015 1:11 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

United Instrument Manufacturing Corporation said that the system relies on the spectral radiation emitted by every material instead of on the human field of vision.


BP To Reimburse Louisiana $58.2M For Legal Fees, Other Costs

October 13, 2015 10:27 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BP will reimburse the Louisiana Attorney General's Office $58.2 million for its expenses, fees and litigation costs tied to the 2010 oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.


World's Biggest Beer Makers Agree To Join Forces

October 13, 2015 10:08 am | by Raf Casert and Pan Pylas, Associated Press | News | Comments

The sheer scale of the deal is likely to run into resistance from regulators, notably in the U.S. and China, amid concerns it could stifle competition and decrease choice for consumers.


Amazon Announces New IoT Platform

October 13, 2015 8:30 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The platform offers companies a pay-as-you-go system to connect devices, applications and cloud services while storing and analyzing the massive amounts of generated data.


Cheminert C82 Ultra-High Pressure UHPLC Injector

October 13, 2015 8:16 am | by VICI Valco | Product Releases | Comments

Cheminert C82 Ultra-high pressure UHPLC Injectors are ideal for high speed, high throughput nano and micro UHPLC techniques which demand a valve and fitting system that minimize internal volume and eliminate dead volume. 

Despite Online Complaints, PepsiCo Officials Aren’t Worried About New Diet Pepsi

October 12, 2015 2:28 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

In August, the company began selling Diet Pepsi sweetened with sucralose instead of the more controversial artificial sweetener aspartame.


Dell Buying EMC In Transformational $67B Deal

October 12, 2015 2:14 pm | by Mae Anderson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The acquisition shifts the focus at Dell, once a pioneer in the personal computer business, away from hardware like PCs to the more profitable areas of storage and other business services.


Report: VW Brand Could Lose $10B In Value After Emissions Scandal

October 12, 2015 1:59 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Brand Finance noted that VW's brand focused heavily on reliability and environmental responsibility.


Budweiser's Parent AB InBev Raises Offer For SABMiller

October 12, 2015 1:52 pm | by Danica Kirka and Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press | News | Comments

AB InBev has been trying for nearly a month to get its hands on SABMiller but its previous offers have met with resistance.


Ford To Invest $1.8B In China Research

October 12, 2015 1:36 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ford said it will expand its research and development center in the eastern city of Nanjing and work on autonomous driving, smartphone connectivity, more efficient powertrains and other technologies.


Boeing: Lightest. Metal. Ever.

October 12, 2015 12:45 pm | by Boeing | Videos | Comments

Microlattice is the lightest metal ever made. At 99.99% air, it's light enough to balance on top of a dandelion, while its structure makes it strong. Strength and record breaking lightness make it a potential metal for future planes and vehicles.


North American Tool Named IBC's Supplier Of The Year

October 12, 2015 12:00 pm | by Mike Hockett, Managing Editor | News | Comments

Cutting tool manufacturer North American Tool received the award at Industrial Buyers Consortium's National Meeting Oct. 4 in Rosemont, IL.


August Manufacturing Tech. Orders Down

October 12, 2015 10:23 am | by AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology | News | Comments

The Association for Manufacturing Technology president said that while a sense of uneasiness has reduced orders, a period of leveling off is expected and will help build stable, long term growth.


House OKs Lifting 40-Year-Old U.S. Ban On Oil Exports

October 12, 2015 10:18 am | by Matthew Daly, Associated Press | News | Comments

The bill was approved, 261-159, with 26 Democrats joining Republicans in backing the measure that now heads to the Senate, where prospects are uncertain.


California Craft Beer Brewers Balance Drafts And Drought

October 12, 2015 10:10 am | by Julie Watson, The Associated Press | News | Comments

A typical craft brewery uses up to 7 gallons of water to make 1 gallon of beer. Some in California have decreased that ratio to less than 5-to-1, but they are still being asked to cut back to meet the state mandate.



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