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Drone Companies Court Skeptical Public

April 14, 2015 9:13 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Two of the world's largest drone companies signaled a shift in messaging when they announced new models in recent days.

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The Vehicles Americans Don’t Want To Buy

April 13, 2015 1:05 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Recent reports talked about the top-selling brands in the U.S., but what about the cars that no one seems to want? Here’s a look at the worst selling cars in the U.S.

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Could These Robots Reinvent Manufacturing?

April 13, 2015 12:05 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Meet the robots inspiring manufacturers at the Hannover Messe — the world's biggest industrial fair.

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Can Cybercriminals Exploit IoT?

April 13, 2015 11:42 am | by Wall Street Journal | Videos | Comments

Cybercriminals will exploit vulnerabilities in new technology as they figure out how to make money from such activities, say a group of security experts.

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Choosing Network Technology

April 13, 2015 11:32 am | by Industrial IP Advantage | News | Comments

There are many things to consider choosing an EtherNet/IP network technology, and many options may be deceptive. Before you start an installation, there are certain things you should know about ‘standard’ and ‘standards-based.’

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Who Owns The Asset And The Data In APM And Servitization?

April 13, 2015 11:15 am | by Dan Miklovic | Articles | Comments

Asset Performance Management (APM), like so many other evolving enterprise applications is beginning to move to the cloud. The advanced analytics and the big data aspects of asset reliability are well-suited to amalgamation in the cloud. The level of confidence in a prediction is often dependent on the quantity of the data used to make the prediction.

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GM Says It Has Fixed 70 Pct. Of Faulty Ignition Switches

April 13, 2015 9:47 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Fourteen months after General Motors started recalling cars with faulty ignition switches, the company says it has repaired about 70 percent of the vehicles.

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Apple Watch Options: 54 Combinations Of Case, Band, Size

April 13, 2015 9:42 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple Watch comes with a choice of watch case, band and size — there are 54 possible configurations in all.

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Treasury Report Knocks European, Asian Nations Over Currency

April 13, 2015 9:33 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

​A report from the U.S. Treasury Department took several other nations to task Thursday over their monetary policies.

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Feds OK Test Flights For Amazon Drones

April 13, 2015 9:26 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Amazon.com will be able to test its new drone delivery service in U.S. airspace after all.

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Women In Manufacturing Files As Trade Association

April 13, 2015 9:21 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

National networking group Women in Manufacturing this week announced its reorganization as a trade association.

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Reports Links Pennsylvania Fracking To Rising Radon Levels

April 13, 2015 9:16 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A newly published report suggests that fracking in Pennsylvania contributed to a rise in radon levels in nearby buildings over the past decade.

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The State Of Sustainable Manufacturing

April 10, 2015 11:39 am | by Industrial Maintenance and Plant Operations | News | Comments

As concerns regarding the environment continue to rise, the importance of sustainable manufacturing follows suit. Check out why it's important and what manufacturers and consumers think. 

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Why Everyone In The U.S. Will Feel California's Drought

April 10, 2015 11:32 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

As the drought in California enters a fourth year, consumers across the country could pay the price at the supermarket

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Engineering Newswire: New Rube Goldberg Designs Violin Playing Machine

April 10, 2015 11:21 am | by Product Design & Development | Videos | Comments

This Engineering Newswire looks at controlling headlights with our eyes, learning how the bench top factory will change our lives, and building kinetic sculptures with the new Rube Goldberg. 

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Ultra-Luxury Automakers Spark $1M Car Trend

April 10, 2015 11:13 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Luxury automakers are pushing the limits of high-end automobiles with the latest trend delivering vehicles with a purchase price topping out at more than $1 million.

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International Connectivity Requires Well-Fleshed Roadmap

April 10, 2015 11:03 am | by Rich Brown | Articles | Comments

The smaller the world becomes, the more essential a strong working telecom connection to other parts of the world will be to your manufacturing operations. But to make the most of worldwide connections, now is the time to consider your communication needs and begin to make your roadmap for execution.

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Internet Naming Body Moves To Crack Down On '.sucks'

April 10, 2015 10:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Regulator checking on a Canadian company accused of using the new ".sucks" domain name to extract exorbitant sums from celebrities and companies seeking to protect their public brands.

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U.S. Safety Agency May Reopen Jeep Fire Investigation

April 10, 2015 10:39 am | by Meghan Barr & Tom Krisher, Associated Press | News | Comments

Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration told reporters that reopening the Jeep probe is among options being considered.

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GE Pares Off Financial Unit And Returns To Industrial Roots

April 10, 2015 10:34 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Electric is getting out of the lending business, a major profit generator, as it focuses more on its industrial business and sheds a massive financial unit that had its own set of risks.

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