Video conferencing has become an effective and increasingly widely-used means of communication in the manufacturing sector over the course of the last few years. The development of high-definition video and increases in Internet connection speed have led companies to adopt visual communication as a way to connect different elements of their business, reach out to their supply chain, or foster communication with customers.
Facility managers know efficiency is crucial when it comes to discrete manufacturing processes. After all, even in a sluggish economy, there are orders to satisfy, deadlines to meet and customers to please, so any edge a facility manager can gain to keep processes moving is appreciated.
Have you ever wanted to pull a prank on an annoying co-worker? If you can't think of what to do, this video may be of some help. It explains how you can "hack" a calculator to confuse and embarrass an unwitting colleague. It's not the easiest prank to execute. However, a little extra legwork goes a long way toward a few laughs.
Siemens PLM Software (Plano, TX) recently released four D-cubed software components. Version 42.0 of the 3D Dimensional Constraint Manager (3D DCM), Collision Detection Manager (CDM), Hidden Line manager (HLM), and Assembly Engineering Manager (AEM) contain new enhancements to improve function and performance.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The recovery lost momentum in the second quarter as growth slowed to a 2.4 percent pace, its most sluggish showing in nearly a year and too weak to drive down unemployment. Weaker spending by consumers, less growth coming from companies restocking shrunken stockpiles and a bigger drag from the nation's trade deficits were the main factors behind the second quarter's slowdown.
REDMOND, Wash. (AP) — Microsoft will compete with Apple's iPad, but it isn't saying when. Microsoft Corp. CEO Steve Ballmer says the company is working with Intel Corp. and computer makers to perfect tablet touch-screen computers. Analysts attending an annual meeting at Microsoft headquarters on Thursday got few concrete details.
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department said Thursday it is joining a fraud lawsuit against Oracle Corp. related to software contracts worth hundreds of millions of dollars. The agency said Oracle failed to offer government customers the same discounts on its software that it offered commercial customers, as it was required to do.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Invasion of privacy in the Internet age. Expanding the reach of law enforcement to snoop on e-mail traffic or on Web surfing. Those are among the criticisms being aimed at the FBI as it tries to update a key surveillance law. With its proposed amendment, is the Obama administration merely clarifying a statute or expanding it? Only time and a suddenly on guard Congress will tell.
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — An FBI official said Friday a two-year-long multinational investigation led them to nab a 23-year-old Slovenian, who allegedly created a malicious software code that infected 12 million computers worldwide. Stephen Gaudin, a legal attache of the FBI to the U.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Computer giant IBM is teaming up with Carnegie Mellon University on a research lab to develop technologies to help governments better manage their infrastructure. The collaborative lab announced Thursday is part of the Pennsylvania Smart Infrastructure Incubator and is expected to open in the fall at the Pittsburgh school's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
Hungry and in need of a quick and convenient snack? Grab your iPhone or iPod and make some popcorn. No, seriously. This video showcases a software application that actually pops popcorn kernels. Or, is this simply an entertaining hoax? I'll leave it to you to decide what's really going on in this video.
Methods of manufacturing – and the manufacturing software that enable them – have changed a great deal since the Ford assembly line, shifting from the rigid, push-oriented production principles of the early 20th century to more flexible, pull principles. If you find yourself wondering what a pull principle is, you’ve come to the right place.
Mission Produce is a global packer, importer, processor, and distributor of avocados and asparagus, with operations in Mexico, Peru, Chile, New Zealand and the United States. Mission revolutionized the avocado industry by being the first company to supply ripe fruit to retail, wholesale, and foodservice customers nationwide.
MEN Micro (Ambler, PA) recently developed a single board computer for use in mobile and intelligent display environments. The SC21 SBC features backlight control and is prepared for a touch screen interface. Controlled by the Intel Atom XL Z520PT, it offers a core processor speed of 1.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Your smart phone applications are watching you — much more closely than you might like. Lookout Inc., a mobile-phone security firm, scanned nearly 300,000 free applications for Apple Inc.'s iPhone and phones built around Google Inc.'s Android software. It found that many of them secretly pull sensitive data off users' phones and ship them off to third parties without notification.
WASHINGTON (AP) — New jobless claims fell last week for the third time in four weeks in the U.S. but remain elevated. The Labor Department said Thursday that first-time claims for unemployment insurance dropped by 11,000 to a seasonally adjusted 457,000. Claims have fluctuated this month because of temporary seasonal factors.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The pace of economic activity has slowed or held steady in parts of the country, revealing a choppy path back to health. A new survey released by the Federal Reserve Wednesday found the U.S. economy growing this summer, even as risks mount. Of the 12 regions tracked by the Fed, the survey said that growth held steady in Cleveland and Kansas City, but slowed in Atlanta and Chicago.
TOKYO (AP) — Sony bounced back to profit last quarter and raised its full-year earnings forecast, fueled by stronger demand for its PlayStation 3 gaming consoles, personal computers and televisions. The Tokyo-based electronics and entertainment giant said Thursday it booked a net profit of 25.
Instron (Norwood, MA), a provider of testing equipment solutions designed to evaluate mechanical properties of materials and components, recently announced the launch of its first blog community geared specifically toward Bluehill Software users. The Bluehill Community Blog offers training tips, frequently-asked questions, solutions to test methods, and the opportunity to post questions.
iPhone owners are now (legally) able to unlock their smart phone devices, which allows them the opportunity to download and run software applications that haven't been approved by Apple. "Jailbreaking" one's iPhone is a fairly simple, straightforward task. Here's how it's done, and what it means for you and your device.