The police department in Ferguson, Missouri, is among many experimenting with the Alternative, a new technology that its creators say makes bullets less deadly. It's become more relevant in the wake of high-profile police shooting cases. Mark Strassmann reports on how it's meant to save lives on both sides of the gun.
No matter how long they’ve been in business, global manufacturers for B2B and B2C goods must face the reality of a digital world in which customers expect a company’s website to provide them with all the information they need, and quickly, on whatever platform they’re using.
Apple will spend nearly $850 million on a solar energy project that will generate enough power for the computer giant's new corporate headquarters, retail stores and other operations in California.
Britain has begun testing driverless cars in four cities, launching the first official trials ahead of a series of planned rule reviews to accommodate the new technology.
Oil and gas drilling services company Halliburton said Tuesday that it will eliminate at least 5,000 jobs in response to falling oil prices.
Kraft Foods says it will start sweetening its Capri Sun drinks with sugar instead of high-fructose corn syrup.
Sansa Security, a provider of embedded security technologies, today announced that it has joined the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) in the hopes of accelerating the growth of the industrial Internet and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies.
A General Motors stockholder representing four investment funds has told the company he'll seek a seat on its board at the annual meeting this summer and will push for an $8 billion stock buyback to take place by next year.
Today, the White House will announce the creation of a new agency named the Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center (CTIIC) — which will be tasked with thwarting cyberattacks by sharing intelligence across other agencies in the event of a crisis.
Brookings, South Dakota, is the home of Daktronics, a company that manufactures those immense video screens so popular at sports stadiums across the country. Lee Cowan checks out how these massive LED displays are made.
Heinz is coming out with a new ketchup that will have Sriracha mixed in. It's about to make breakfast, lunch, dinner and life better for some.
While manufacturers have made huge strides into the digital world, the biggest challenge continues to evolve around Big Data. Although Big Data can translate into big revenue, many companies are unable to fully utilize its potential.
Ever since the Internet blossomed in the 1990s, cybersecurity was built on the idea that computers could be protected by a digital quarantine. Now, as hackers routinely overwhelm such defenses, experts say cybersecurity is beyond due an overhaul.
Nissan raised its earnings forecast for the fiscal year after reporting a nearly 21 percent jump in quarterly profit as a cheap yen amplified strong overseas sales.
The families of 52 people killed in crashes caused by faulty General Motors small-car ignition switches will receive millions in compensation from a company fund. The new total, which is one more than last week, was posted Monday on an Internet site by compensation expert Kenneth Feinberg.
An autopsy has found that a metal disc from a defective airbag sliced into a Texas man's neck and killed him after a low-speed car accident last month near Houston.
Cheaper, better robots will replace human workers in the world's factories at a faster pace over the next decade, pushing labor costs down 16 percent, a report Tuesday said.
Last week BP Chief Executive Bob Dudley weighed in on the direction of oil prices. Dudley’s predictions of long-term low oil prices are based on his confidence that the Saudi-bloc of OPEC will see its price war on high-cost producers through to the end.
The announcement by President Barack Obama on December 17, 2014 that the icy relations between the U.S. and Cuba may begin to thaw was met with surprise and mixed reactions. What, many asked, will the future hold for tourism, a potential new economic paradigm, and manufacturing?
Operations leaders at small and mid-sized manufacturing companies have no shortage of stress. Much of the burden of bringing in jobs on-time and on-budget falls on you, which explains the thirst for visibility and hawkish attention to detail regarding everything on the shop floor.