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

July 2, 2014 11:25 am | by CNNMoney

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

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GM's Original Whistleblower Speaks Out

July 1, 2014 11:35 am | by CNNMoney

GM was warned of product defects in 2002 by head of GM's Corporate Quality Audit, Bill McAleer.                                             

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Elio: 3 wheels, 84 mpg, $6,800

July 1, 2014 11:21 am | by CNNMoney

Elio Motors has created a prototype two-person vehicle built for efficient transportation. With a price tag of $6,800, it already has more than 15,000 pre-orders.                         

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The Art Of Manufacturing The 2015 Ford F-150

June 27, 2014 2:00 pm | by Everyman Driver

Dave Erickson heads to Dearborn, Michigan for a behind-the-scenes look at manufacturing the 2015 Ford F-150.                        

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

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

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.       

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America's Craft Beer Industry

June 26, 2014 2:03 pm | by USA TODAY

Craft beer is one of the fastest growing segments of the alcoholic beverage industry. What started as a niche market has grown rapidly over the last two decades.                          

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Harley's Electric Motorcycle Goes on Tour

June 25, 2014 1:35 pm | by USA Today

The company is giving its first electric motorcycle a road trip, stopping the environmentally friendly Hog in NYC as it looks for consumer feedback to expand sales beyond traditional customers.                  

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Hand-Crafting Collectible Hunting Guns

June 25, 2014 11:26 am | by CNNMoney

The Fanzoj family has been producing guns for eight generations and now is bringing the classic tradition of collectible hunting guns to the 21st century with modern technology and innovative designs.               

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Obama's 'Maker Faire' and Women in Manufacturing

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

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.               

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Smith & Wesson: Americans Are Buying Fewer Guns

June 23, 2014 4:12 pm | by CNNMoney

Smith & Wesson posted a weak forecast for one simple reason: Americans are buying fewer guns.                                            

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Porsche Turbo S: Pricey Performance

June 23, 2014 1:57 pm | by CNNMoney

The Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet is as amazing as the name suggests. It provides a great driving experience, but it doesn't come cheap.                                 

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Robotic Dairies: The Future of Production

June 17, 2014 2:25 pm | by The Associated Press

The old fashioned farm hand is being replaced by a set of high-tech robots that clean, feed and milk dairy cows. Farmers can take a break and let the machines do the work.                       

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Re-Engineering The Manufacturing Enterprise

June 16, 2014 3:52 pm | by SME

Find out how customer-driven production challenges are met by re-engineering the manufacturing enterprise through case studies with Black & Decker, Aeroquip Corp. and Himont Corp.                   

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Quick Changeover For Lean Manufacturing

June 16, 2014 3:45 pm | by SME

This program shows examples of how four different companies reduced changeover times to be more responsive to customer orders.                                   

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Hyundai's Hydrogen Fuel Cell Car Hits the Road

June 16, 2014 2:08 pm | by Reuters

South Korean auto-maker Hyundai says it has launched a new era of clean, hydrogen-fueled motoring in the U.S.                                         

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Meet Manufacturing's Latest Recruit

June 13, 2014 2:09 pm | by Financial Times

Rethink Robotics thinks its latest creation, Baxter, will redefine how robotics are used in manufacturing.                                         

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The Price Tag for Corporate Negligence

June 12, 2014 11:59 am | by CNNMoney

While this recall disaster and public relations nightmare rages on, sales of GM vehicles have soared, shocking most analysts.                                      

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Boeing Shows Off Its Replacement for the Space Shuttle

June 11, 2014 2:08 pm | by USA Today

Boeing shows off a mock-up of a spacecraft that could be the first to carry astronauts from Kennedy Space Center into orbit since the shuttle's retirement nearly three years ago.                     

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Musk: Big Risks 'Make Me Unhappy'

June 10, 2014 1:37 pm | by CNNMoney

In a one-on-one interview with Richard Quest, Tesla CEO Elon Musk says he will definitely still be CEO when the gigafactory opens.                                    

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Ford CEO on Company's Comeback, Retirement and GM

June 9, 2014 1:59 pm | by CBS News

From deep debt to soaring profits, Ford CEO Alan Mulally discusses the motor company's rise, his plans to step down on July 1 and the GM recall.                               

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