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California Lawmakers Approve Drone Trespassing Crime Bills

August 25, 2015 9:47 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

California lawmakers advanced legislation Monday seeking to rein in the use of privacy-invading drones, passing one bill to prevent the use of drones by paparazzi and another making it a trespassing violation to fly drones over private property without permission.

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From The Top: The Internet Of Things

August 24, 2015 12:14 pm | by Jon Minnick, Editor | Videos | Comments

The Industrial Internet of Things is expected to become a $200 billion or more global industry over the next few years. Microsoft’s Colin Masson discusses why Industrial IoT is the next big thing. 

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Tesla Upgrades Showrooms For The Model X SUV Debut

August 24, 2015 12:12 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Betty Liu reports on the revamping of Tesla showrooms. 

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Will OPEC Blink?

August 24, 2015 12:09 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Saudi Arabia's decision to keep pumping oil to put its shale rivals out of business appears to have backfired, as the price keeps falling. Will Saudi and OPEC blink and try and force oil prices higher?

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8 Questions To Help Determine If Your E-commerce Platform Needs To Be Replaced

August 24, 2015 12:06 pm | by Ranga Bodla | Articles | Comments

Moving to a new ecommerce platform may seem like a big undertaking, but it’s a necessity if your legacy applications are too old to support the type of brand experience and functionality today’s consumers expect.

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Walmart Partners With Group To Offer Reshoring Assistance

August 24, 2015 10:39 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Walmart announced last week that it is adding the resources of the Illinois-based Reshoring Initiative to its efforts to bolster U.S. manufacturing.

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Budweiser Takes Exception To Firm's 'Queen of Beer' Campaign

August 24, 2015 10:22 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Budweiser has long been known as the "King of Beers," and Anheuser-Busch is taking exception to a craft brewer declaring itself holder of the "Queen of Beer" crown.

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ACC Report: U.S. Chemical Production Increased In July

August 24, 2015 10:12 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Chemical production in the U.S. increased last month and remained ahead of last year's pace, according to the latest economic trends report from the American Chemistry Council.

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Agency Won't Open Probe Into Toyota Unintended Acceleration

August 24, 2015 10:08 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. safety regulators have rejected an electrical engineer's request to investigate low-speed unintended acceleration in Toyota and Lexus cars.

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Analysis Puts Coke Ahead Of Pepsi In Water Conservation

August 24, 2015 10:03 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The soft drink industry's biggest rivals each made substantial commitments to mitigate their use of fresh water.

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Barrel Of U.S. Crude Drops Below $40

August 24, 2015 10:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A barrel of U.S. crude oil fell below $40 per barrel for the first time since the end of the global economic crisis.

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We May Never Get An Apple Car

August 21, 2015 12:27 pm | by Jon Minnick, Editor | Blogs | Comments

While there is obviously evidence that Apple is working on something related to the automotive industry beyond their Apple CarPlay system, there’s no real proof that there is an Apple-branded car in our future.

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Engineering Newswire: Army Fires 138 Rockets To Test New Armor

August 21, 2015 12:19 pm | by Product Design & Development | Videos | Comments

This Engineering Newswire looks at riding on the world’s smallest electric vehicle, monitoring our stress levels with the Sensor Puck and firing 138 rockets to test the Army’s new armor.

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Ford Patent Paves Way For Living Room On Wheels

August 21, 2015 12:15 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Ford Motor Company has received a patent for an automobile that can be turned into a lounge with the comforts of your living room while driving in "autonomous" mode. 

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Managing Change In The Manufacturing Revolution

August 21, 2015 12:12 pm | by Mike DiLeo | Articles | Comments

It’s an exciting time to be in manufacturing, but that means change in the industry — and lots of it. 

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Popular Foods Taking On New Hues Without Artificial Dyes

August 21, 2015 10:16 am | by Candice Choi, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

Food makers are purging their products of artificial dyes as people increasingly eschew anything in their food they don't feel is natural. But replicating the vivid colors Americans expect with ingredients like beets and carrots isn't always easy.

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California Bill Aims To Warn Consumers About Recording TVs

August 21, 2015 9:52 am | by Julia Horowitzh, Associated Press | News | Comments

Readers who scanned the user manual for a new Samsung smart TV may have been surprised to learn their household conversations could be recorded without their knowledge.

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Colorado Brewery Out With Another Batch Of Count Chocula Beer

August 21, 2015 9:42 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

General Mills made headlines last week when it announced that its Wheaties breakfast cereal would be turned into beer.

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U.S. Safety Agency Probes Honda Accord Airbag Failures

August 21, 2015 9:37 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. auto safety regulators are investigating reports that airbags on some older Honda Accords may not inflate in a crash.

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Helium Crisis Averted? Scientists Pinpoint Potential New Reserves

August 21, 2015 9:31 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Newly released research could point the way to previously unknown reserves of helium as the current global supply continues to shrink.

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