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Loop Powered Indicator

March 1, 2012 10:40 am | by Yokogawa | Product Releases | Comments

Yokogawa is pleased to announce the release of its MLX loop powered indicator, which operates from a 4-20 mA DC input. This model incorporates the LCD from the Yokogawa EJX pressure transmitter into a NEMA 4X aluminum housing.

Boeing Signs 10-Year Agreement Extending Deployment of Siemens PLM Software Technology

March 1, 2012 10:26 am | News | Comments

Siemens PLM Software announced that Boeing has signed a new 10-year agreement to extend the use of Siemens PLM Software technology at both Boeing Commercial Airplanes and Defense Space and Security.


Apple Market Value Hits $500B, Where Few Have Gone

March 1, 2012 9:05 am | by Peter Svensson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple's market capitalization topped $500 billion Wednesday, climbing to a mountain peak where few companies have ventured — and none have stayed for long.


Get From Prototype To Production

February 29, 2012 4:04 pm | by Arena Solutions | Product Releases | Comments

Using PartsList and PDXViewer together, engineers can import designs from ECAD, automatically complete documentation, then share completed BOMs or PDX build packages with anyone.


One Robotic Hand's Jeremy Lin Impression

February 29, 2012 3:46 pm | by Reuters | Videos | Comments

Robot engineers from Cornell University and the University of Chicago have discovered by accident that their recently developed robotic gripping hand can also throw objects with great accuracy. Let's just say I'm pretty sure I wouldn't want to play this robot in a game of H.O.R.S.E.


The Best Of What's New In Mobile Phones

February 29, 2012 1:54 pm | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

The latest phones released at the 2012 Mobile World Congress have some rather intriguing and useful innovations, include extremely high resolution cameras and built-in projectors.


Economist: Prepare For A New Recession

February 29, 2012 1:49 pm | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

Even with improving unemployment and robust GDP reports, ECRI's Lakshman Achuthan predicts a recession and a weakening job market. He's been saying it for awhile now, and he certainly hasn't backed off that stance.


Living In A Hack-able World

February 29, 2012 1:09 pm | by TED | Videos | Comments

John Hopkins University professor Avi Rubin explains how hackers are compromising cars, smartphones, and medical devices. He also warns us about the dangers of an increasingly hack-able world.


Thermal Imager

February 29, 2012 11:46 am | by Fluke Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Fluke Corporation introduces five new infrared cameras for use in troubleshooting and diagnostic routines.


Air Force To Rescind $354M Plant Contract

February 29, 2012 9:58 am | by Roxana Hegeman, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Air Force will open an investigation into the award, saying it was not satisfied with documentation supporting the decision.

Microsoft Sees Future In Windows 8 Amid iPad Rise

February 29, 2012 9:55 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Microsoft is scrambling to preserve what's left of its kingdom, and it's counting on Windows 8 to do it.


GM May Spend $500M On Employee Bonuses

February 29, 2012 9:52 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

GM, which made a record $7.6 billion last year, says the payments are needed to hold on to skilled employees.


Interpol: Suspected Anonymous Hackers Arrested

February 29, 2012 9:49 am | by Greg Keller, Associated Press | News | Comments

The international police agency said in a statement that the arrests in Argentina, Chile, Colombia and Spain were carried out by national law enforcement officers.


Google Chairman: We're Moving Toward A Science Fiction Future

February 29, 2012 9:44 am | by Alan Clendenning, Associated Press | News | Comments

Eric Schmidt predicts we will have driverless cars, small robots at their command and the ability to experience being in another place without leaving home.


Five States Face Deadline On Honda Hybrid Lawsuit

February 29, 2012 9:42 am | News | Comments

They must decide whether to oppose a class-action settlement between Honda Motor Co. and owners of its hybrid cars over inflated claims of fuel efficiency.


WiFi Sensors

February 28, 2012 3:13 pm | by Libelium Manufacturing Business Technology Product Releases | Comments

The Wifi sensor nodes will be capable of sending data to any iPhone or Android device nearby by creating direct links with them.


Samsung Declares A 'Size War' With Apple

February 28, 2012 2:49 pm | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

The electronics giant is creating devices of all shapes and sizes in an effort to compete with Apple in the smartphone and tablet markets. How is Samsung faring?

Harnessing the Risk Factors Of Facility Project Planning

February 28, 2012 2:24 pm | by Dan Vining, PMP, SSOE Group | Articles | Comments

A finger firmly on the pulse of two key project management factors – risk and schedule, at every management and reporting increment, engenders consistent attentiveness and responsive project team posture.


Will Manufacturing's Future Be Open?

February 28, 2012 2:15 pm | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, | Blogs | Comments

Even though open innovation is still in its infancy compared to many other business philosophies, it seems to have a great deal of potential, particularly in the way it connects disparate technologies for better solutions.


Dell, HP Highlight Recent Earnings Reports

February 28, 2012 10:52 am | News | Comments

Here is a summary of recent earnings and reports for selected technology companies and what they reveal about the state of spending and the overall economy.



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