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Venture Capitalist: Google Has Money, No Innovation

July 26, 2012 10:22 am | by CNN Money

Peter Thiel tells Google Chairman Eric Schmidt the company has no idea how to invest its money.


'Emotional' Android Shows New Face Of Robotics

July 25, 2012 2:35 pm | by ReutersTV

Italian scientists have created a robot face that can mimic real muscle activity.


Swimming Robot Makes A Splash

July 25, 2012 2:34 pm | by ReutersTV

Scientists in Japan have developed what they say is the world's most advanced swimming robot.


Crimes Of The Future

July 25, 2012 2:32 pm | by Ted

The world is becoming increasingly open, and that has implications both bright and dangerous, says Marc Goodman.


Knocking Hard On Apple's Door

July 25, 2012 2:30 pm | by Reuters

Google isn't the only one looking to cut into Apple's dominance.


The Steve Jobs Story (Part 2)

July 25, 2012 1:26 pm | by CBS News

Isacson discusses the Apple founder's return to Apple in the late 1990s and his last days.


The Steve Jobs Story (Part 1)

July 24, 2012 12:35 pm | by CBS News

Steve Jobs was already gravely ill with cancer when he asked author Walter Isaacson to write his biography.


Young Workers Target Apprenticeships

July 23, 2012 1:35 pm | by Reuters

One British car factory has doubled its numbers of young people in apprenticeship schemes as jobs become harder.


GE Powers On With Quarterly Earnings

July 20, 2012 11:54 am | by Reuters

GE reported a 2.5 percent rise in Q2 profit as solid U.S. demand for energy equipment offset the effects of a weak EU economy.


Robots Get A Feel For The World

July 19, 2012 8:43 am | by USC Viterbi

What does a robot feel when it touches something? Little or nothing until now.


Redefining Middle Class Jobs

July 19, 2012 8:42 am | by CNN

Richard Florida addresses the decline in U.S. manufacturing jobs and rise in service industry jobs.


Chris Gerdes: The Future Race Car

July 19, 2012 8:41 am | by Ted

Autonomous cars are coming - and they’re going to drive better than you.


Private Spy Drones Are Coming

July 19, 2012 8:40 am | by Reuters

Drones are moving off the battlefield and into everyday life.


Inventor Turns Plastic Trash Into Liquid Gold

July 19, 2012 8:40 am | by ReutersTV

A Filipino inventor has found a way to turn plastic waste into fuel for vehicles.


Is The Party Over For Planemakers?

July 19, 2012 8:40 am | by Reuters

As defence budgets around the world are slashed, Reuters asks whether the party's over for the world's big planemakers.


Lockheed Martin's Trillion Dollar Headache

July 16, 2012 12:47 pm | by Reuters

The Joint Strike Fighter could cost $1.45T over its lifetime, but for Lockheed Martin the runaway costs are turning into a major headache.


Hyundai Workers Stage First Strike In 4 Years

July 16, 2012 12:14 pm | by Reuters

Workers at South Korea's Hyundai Motor Co. stage a partial strike after annual wage talks collapsed.


8,000 Peugeot Jobs And Counting

July 13, 2012 1:29 pm | by Reuters

Peugeot's announced job cut of 8,000 staff is met with stiff opposition from France's unions and government.


How The Avanti Redefined Auto Design

July 12, 2012 2:06 pm | by CNN Money

While the Avanti's design and life-saving technology lives on in current automobiles.


Robotic Lifeguard Making Waves In Malibu

July 11, 2012 4:12 pm | by ReutersTV

Lifeguards in California are integrating a new robotic assistant into their arsenal of life-saving equipment.



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