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L.A. Auto Show Eye Candy: A Preview

November 20, 2014 12:38 pm | by Bloomberg News | Videos | Comments

Matt Hardigree, editor-in-chief at Jalopnik.com, and Bloomberg's Matt Miller previews the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show.                                      

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Self-Driving Cars: Safer, But What Of Their Morals

November 20, 2014 10:47 am | by Justin Pritchard, Associated Press | News | Comments

The cars of the future — those that can drive themselves thanks to an array of sensors and computing power — will have near-perfect perception and react based on preprogrammed logic. While cars that do most or even all of the driving may be much safer, accidents can still happen.

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U.S. Consumer Prices Unchanged In October

November 20, 2014 10:43 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

U.S. consumer prices were unchanged in October as a fourth straight decline in gasoline costs helped to keep inflation at bay.                                   

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L.A. Becomes Stage For High-Speed Luxury Cars

November 20, 2014 10:40 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Few people need an SUV with 567 horsepower that can scream around a racetrack and go from zero to 60 in four seconds. A small but growing number want one.                           

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Minivans Do Poorly In New Crash Tests

November 20, 2014 10:36 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

The Honda Odyssey was the only minivan to earn the highest safety rating in new crash tests by the insurance industry.                                     

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Cloud Computing Cited As Competitive Advantage Over Rivals

November 20, 2014 10:18 am | by Netsuite | News | Comments

NetSuite Inc. has announced the results of a study titled, ‘Disrupt, Collapse, Transform: The Role of the Cloud in Industry Transformation’, sponsored by NetSuite and conducted by global industry analyst firm Frost & Sullivan.     

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PTC Systems Engineering Solution

November 20, 2014 10:12 am | by PTC | Product Releases | Comments

PTC has announced the PTC Systems Engineering Solution, purpose-built to help organizations reduce risk and accelerate innovation in an increasingly smart, connected world.

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Intel-Based Edge Computing Solution For Core Networks

November 20, 2014 10:07 am | by ADLINK Technology | Product Releases | Comments

ADLINK Technology has introduces a new rugged, outdoor edge computing solution (codename: Hercules), the latest result of its technological collaboration with Intel.

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New Research Center To Take 3D Printing To The Next Level

November 20, 2014 10:02 am | by General Electric | News | Comments

On October 6, a Boeing 747 modified for testing jet engines taxied along a concrete runway on the edge of the Mojave Desert and took off with a brand new engine strapped to its left wing. Although the engine’s maiden flight was short, it made aviation history.

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PROFIBUS DP-V0 Slave Communication Modules

November 20, 2014 9:57 am | by Molex Incorporated | Product Releases | Comments

Molex Incorporated plans to highlight its recently released Brad SST Communication Modules SST-PB3S-CLX-RLL, SST-PB3S-CLX-RLL-CC and SST-PB3S-CLXT-RLL for Rockwell ControlLogix at the 2014 Rockwell Automation Fair.

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U.S. And China Boost Worldwide Industrial Semiconductor Market

November 19, 2014 9:49 am | by IHS | News | Comments

Continuing strength in China and a resurgent U.S. economy are combining to drive accelerated growth in the worldwide market for semiconductors used in industrial applications this year, according to IHS Technology.           

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NHTSA To Push For National Air Bag Recall

November 19, 2014 9:33 am | by Tom Krisher & Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writers | News | Comments

The federal government is demanding that the auto industry recall millions of additional cars equipped with faulty air bags that can injure — and even kill — a driver.                       

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Group Sues Army Ammunition Plant Over Pollution

November 19, 2014 9:26 am | by Travis Loller, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Tennessee Clean Water Network is suing a Kingsport ammunition plant for dumping an explosive into local drinking water.                                     

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Japan Recession Could Slow U.S. Companies

November 19, 2014 9:12 am | by Matthew Craft, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Japan has slipped back into a recession for the second time in two years. That could mean more trouble for a range of U.S companies and industries that count on the country for sales.                   

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VW Recalls 442K Cars For Suspension Problem

November 19, 2014 9:08 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Volkswagen is recalling 442,000 Jettas and Beetles to fix a problem that can cause rear suspension failure if the cars aren't fixed properly after a crash.                           

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When Fake 'Super Meat' Is Better Than The Real Thing

November 18, 2014 4:41 pm | by Bloomberg News | Videos | Comments

Beyond Meat, maker of plant-based "chicken" and "ground beef," is aiming at the heart of the carnivorous market. Beyond Meat Founder Ethan Brown says their meatless products taste and feel like the real thing and they believe they can revolutionize the way we eat. 

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Where Are Tesla’s 12,000 'Missing' Cars?

November 18, 2014 4:36 pm | by Bloomberg News | Videos | Comments

Kyle Stock and Cory Johnson examine the “mystery” of Tesla’s missing vehicles.                                                 

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Will Robots Replace Humans?

November 18, 2014 4:34 pm | by Mike Collins | Articles | Comments

American manufacturing has had great success in automating factories with robots and computers in the last 50 years, and computers are now eliminating many service jobs. This has caused a lot of speculation about how far artificial intelligence can be developed.

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Rockwell Automation, AT&T Partnership To Make Smarter Machines

November 18, 2014 12:09 pm | by Rockwell Automation | News | Comments

Rockwell Automation and AT&T are collaborating to improve remote asset utilization and connected machine management.                                     

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Pittsburgh's Robot Renaissance

November 18, 2014 12:04 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Pittsburgh is experiencing major economic growth due to a booming robotics industry.                                               

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