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Escaping Email: Inspired Vision Or Hallucination?

July 31, 2014 3:48 pm | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The 30-year-old entrepreneur has learned a lot about communication since he teamed up with his college roommate Mark Zuckerberg to create Facebook a decade ago, and that knowledge is fueling an audacious attempt to change the way people connect at work.  

Providing 3D Printing to the Masses

July 29, 2014 2:02 pm | by USA TODAY | Videos | Comments

Peter Weijmarshausen, CEO of Shapeways, a 3D printing company that lets consumers dream up products and sell them on-demand, says that a manufacturing revolution is coming.                          

$1,000 Pill Now Treatment of Choice

July 29, 2014 1:49 pm | by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press | News | Comments

A $1,000-per-pill drug that insurers are reluctant to pay for has quickly become the treatment of choice for a liver-wasting viral disease that affects more than 3 million Americans.                    

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Amazon Offers 3D Printed Products

July 29, 2014 9:46 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The moves come as organizations ranging from libraries to retailers adopt quickly evolving 3D printing technology. Recently eBay launched its own 3D printing store via an iPhone app called eBay Exact.              

28 Years of Windows in 60 Seconds

July 28, 2014 1:59 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

A look back at Microsoft's Windows operating system from 1985 to today.                                                    

Marines Show Off New Amphibious Vehicle

July 23, 2014 2:16 pm | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

The new vehicle is expected to be the next generation of ship-to-shore transport for the U.S. Navy, and can carry a payload of almost 200 tons.                               

Large Scale Graphene Production

July 22, 2014 2:05 pm | by University of Pennsylvania | Videos | Comments

Instead of marking mini-golf scores on paper, this form of carbon is suited for making faster and smaller electronic circuitry, flexible touchscreens, chemical sensors, diagnostic devices and applications yet to be imagined.        

Apple, IBM To Team Up on Mobile Devices

July 16, 2014 9:29 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple is teaming up with former nemesis IBM in an attempt to sell more iPhones and iPads to corporate customers and government agencies.                                 

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Novartis, Google To Develop 'Smart' Contact Lens

July 15, 2014 10:02 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Swiss drug developer Novartis will team with technology giant Google to develop a "smart" contact lens that could improve some eye conditions or help diabetics manage their disease.                    

The Big Rig Truck That Drives Itself

July 14, 2014 12:48 pm | by USA Today | Videos | Comments

German automotive manufacturer, Daimler, is taking self-driving vehicles to the next level. Check out this big rig truck that drives itself.                                 

Inventor Pushing Solar Panels for Roads, Highways

July 14, 2014 9:44 am | by Nicholas K. Geranios, Associated Press | News | Comments

The solar panels that Idaho inventor Scott Brusaw has built aren't meant for rooftops. They are meant for roads, driveways, parking lots, bike trails and, eventually, highways.                     

Bay Area Governments Buy 90 Electric Vehicles

July 10, 2014 9:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A group of San Francisco Bay Area cities, counties and water agencies has joined forces for what is being billed as one of the largest single government purchases of all-electric vehicles in the country.               

Nissan Autonomous Drive Car Tackles New Highway

July 8, 2014 1:49 pm | Videos | Comments

Kanagawa, home to Nissan's Global Headquarters, technical and logistic centers, and multiple production plants, will host an Autonomous Drive proving ground near Nissan's Oppama factory.                   

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5 Manufacturing Business Benefits of Shifting Paper Forms to Mobile Apps

July 7, 2014 1:21 pm | by Jason Peck | Articles | Comments

Your business can now rapidly and affordably shift from paper forms and experience five key cost saving, productivity and customer experience benefits that a cloud-based mobile app solution delivers.               

Smart Grill Texts When Burgers Are Done

July 2, 2014 11:29 am | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Lynx Grills has developed a prototype grill where you can control everything from your smartphone, including temperature and text alerts.                                 

$1,500 Google Glass Costs Under $80 in Parts

July 2, 2014 11:25 am | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Google's (in)famous face wear has an extremely high sticker price, but the parts inside cost less than $80.                                          

‘Car of the Future’ Is Here

June 30, 2014 9:25 am | News | Comments

Unveiled last week at a press conference in Japan, the zero-emission hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle (FCV) will be available for sale to customers in California in summer 2015.                       

Tier 1 Chrysler Supplier KTPO Creates Intelligent Production

June 27, 2014 1:49 pm | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor | Articles | Comments

The Internet of Things is not a futuristic technology; it’s here today.                              

Protecting Your Ideas

June 26, 2014 4:25 pm | by Michael Sherban, patent attorney | Articles | Comments

Small and midsize companies often neglect their most valuable assets — their intellectual property. Here's how to protect yours.                                    

The IoT Uplink: How Secure Are Our 14 Billion Connected Devices?

June 26, 2014 4:12 pm | by Manufacturing Business Technology | Videos | Comments

This episode examines the growing concerns manufacturers face in keeping connected devices secure, with projections taking machine-to-machine communication platforms impacting as many as 18 billion devices within the next five years.       

Blurring the Lines Between Manufacturing and Retail

June 26, 2014 1:58 pm | by Chuck Fuerst, director of product strategy, HighJump Software | Articles | Comments

The manufacturing and retail industries have more in common than ever before, and the straight and narrow path of product movement has turned into a roundabout in which the channels of order and fulfillment are intertwined.       

NSA Fears Prompt Germany To End Verizon Contract

June 26, 2014 1:46 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The German government is ending a contract with Verizon over fears the company could be letting U.S. intelligence agencies eavesdrop on sensitive communications, officials said Thursday.                   

Obama's 'Maker Faire' and Women in Manufacturing

June 25, 2014 11:08 am | by Morning Joe, MSNBC | Videos | Comments

Earlier this week, President Barack Obama hosted the first-ever White House "Maker Faire," meeting with entrepreneurs and inventors who are hoping to pave a way for an American manufacturing comeback.               

FDA Outlines Nanotechnology Policy

June 25, 2014 9:58 am | by Matthew Perrone, AP Health Writer | News | Comments

FDA regulators want companies to consult with them before launching nanotechnology products, though the decision whether to go to market will essentially rest with manufacturers.                     

Trend Detection: All Things Infrared

June 24, 2014 3:33 pm | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor, IMPO - @IndustrialAnna | Articles | Comments

Thermal imaging technology has become ubiquitous in industry, emergency services, DIY and municipal applications. Here’s the latest on all things infrared.                           

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