In an electronics market that has seen relatively flat performance over the last several years, there continue to be a number of areas where distributors can differentiate and find growth. One of the ongoing challenges within the market is the rapidity of demand swings, increasing frequency of orders and diminishing average order sizes.
Last year, there were only a handful of 3-D printing companies at the gadget show. This year, there were thirty, and the organizers had to turn others away because they couldn't fit them in. The 3-D printing area of the show floor drew dense crowds that gawked at the printers and their creations, which ranged from toys to tea cups to iPhone cases.
The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas highlights the latest in smart car technology including self-driving, solar powered capabilities. CNET's Sumi Das looks at the future of cars.
In the least populated county in the least populated state, old Ford and Chevy pickup trucks roam — and rule — the roads. Finding a Tesla, the sleek and pricey all-electric car, around these ranching towns is about as likely as spotting the mythical jackalope.
The 2014 Consumer Electronics Show gets underway this week with small, wearable computers, innovative robotics, and smart devices. Sumi Das previews some of the newest tech.
BlackBerry's struggles, Samsung and Apple's ongoing legal battles, and the glitches of healthcare.gov are the worst of tech news in 2013.
Gadgets that you snap, buckle or fasten to your body are already marketed to fitness freaks obsessed with tracking every possible metric their bodies produce. There are countless smartwatches for tech nerds who'd rather glance at their wrists to check messages than reach for their smartphones.
The 2015 Chevrolet Corvette will have a new system that lets owners record their drives and share the video with friends. The system uses a windshield-mounted camera, a microphone, and a recorder to track data. Drivers can edit the videos to include their speed, location, lap times and other stats.
GM says it will start outfitting most Chevrolet vehicles with 4G cellular capabilities in partnership with AT&T. The technology will let drivers make phone calls and allow passengers to surf the Web without burning through the voice and data limits on their phone plans.
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IDC Manufacturing Insights hosted a web conference “IDC Manufacturing Insights Predictions 2014: Worldwide Manufacturing” highlighting the Top 10 predictions for the year ahead. Today's predictions focus on implications on B2B commerce networks and smart services.
In this episode of MBT’s Manufacturing Newswire, sponsored by Exact, we’ll discuss 3D printed guns and other disruptive technologies, as well as the Saab brand’s resurrection. We’ll also talk to Brad Holcomb of ISM on the latest strong manufacturing numbers, and see Honda’s fun new take on the airbag.
President Barack Obama is meeting Tuesday with executives from leading technology companies, including Google, Twitter and Apple. The White House says the meeting will focus on efforts to repair the Obama administration's HealthCare.gov website and reform government information technology.
Toyota Motor Corp. plans to increase resources including funds and engineers devoted to advanced environmental and safety technologies starting next year even at the cost of reducing such resources for the development of new models, sources close to the matter said Tuesday.
Seventeen humanoid robots will be evaluated Friday and Saturday in a Defense Department competition at Homestead Miami Speedway for how well they can complete tasks including getting into an all-terrain vehicle, driving it and opening doors.
Which business technologies will lead the way in 2014? Research firms, journalists, and bloggers are gearing up to share their thoughts on this question and offer their predictions over the few weeks.
MODEX 2014® is the industry's newest expo for the manufacturing and supply chain industries. It’s where the best and brightest thinkers in the supply chain gather to discuss the trends of today and the challenges of tomorrow.
Apple's latest and greatest phone retails for $649 off contract, but costs a lot less for the company to make.
Motorola will start selling a cheap smartphone in the U.S. more than a month ahead of schedule. The company says it was able to produce the Moto G phones faster than expected. The U.S. launch was initially planned for January. But it is going on sale Tuesday.
In Walt Disney's Fantasia, the fate of the enchanted broom, the tale’s forgotten hero, is a rich allegory with modern flavors. It provides a helpful departing point for a reflection on the surging Internet of Things (IoT).
Chief Operating Officer Kristian Tear and Chief Marketing Officer Frank Boulben, both hired by recently ousted CEO Thorsten Heins, will leave the struggling smartphone maker. And the company said Monday that Brian Bidulka is being replaced by James Yersh as chief financial officer. Yersh previously served as senior vice president and controller.
Microsoft's purchase of Nokia, and the ads both companies are running, show they are ready to duke it out with Google and Apple over mobile.
The Bentley Flying Spur is sedan that can go 200 mph and offers luxury amenities like a back seat refrigerator and massaging seats.
In courts, government tribunals, and regulatory agencies around the world, Apple Inc. has argued that Samsung's Android-based phones copy vital iPhone features. Samsung Electronics Co. is fighting back with its own complaints that some key Apple patents are invalid and Apple has also copied Samsung's technology.
Sweden's Ericsson AB, the world's largest maker of telecommunications networks, says in a report Monday it expects smartphone traffic to grow tenfold in the next six years, with service providers increasing high-speed networks to deal with the surge. Total mobile subscriptions are predicted to reach 9.3 billion by 2019.