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Audi To Unveil Rival To Tesla Model X At Frankfurt Auto Show

August 20, 2015 10:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

German carmaker Audi says it's planning to unveil an electric sport SUV concept with a range of over 310 miles (500 kilometers) — well beyond the range of rival carmaker Tesla's Model S and soon-to-launch Model X.

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Report: Cloud Use Corresponds With Higher Revenues, Profits

August 20, 2015 9:58 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A newly released report found that small businesses that utilized cloud computing reported significantly higher revenue growth and profits.

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Fireball Owner Sues Brewery Over Trademark Infringement

August 20, 2015 9:42 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The owner of Fireball Cinnamon Whisky is suing a North Carolina brewery over a "confusingly similar" label.

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Building The First Worldwide Ford Mustang

August 19, 2015 12:29 pm | by Forbes | Videos | Comments

For the first time since its introduction 50 years ago, America’s iconic pony car is headed overseas this year. Ford’s Flat Rock Assembly Plant outside Detroit is gearing up to meet the needs of Mustang lovers in 110 countries.

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A PC For Just $30

August 19, 2015 12:26 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Jide Technology co-founder David Ko discusses creating the first Android PC, how it works and where he sees growth.

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How The Cloud Helps Manufacturers Get To The Root Of Lean Management

August 19, 2015 12:22 pm | by Gavin Davidson | Articles | Comments

Companies that change their processes, but not the outdated and non-integrated applications beneath them, are simply hacking at leaves — expending energy but achieving little.

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U.S. Consumer Inflation Slowed In July

August 19, 2015 10:49 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Consumer inflation slowed in July following two months of slightly faster gains. The slowdown reflected in part the biggest drop in airline fares in nearly two decades.

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GE Unveils New Laundry Operation

August 19, 2015 10:46 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

General Electric on Tuesday announced its largest laundry product launch in 20 years, along with plans to expand a plant in Louisville, Kentucky.

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Feds Probe VW Airbags After Inflator Ruptures In Missouri

August 19, 2015 10:35 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

A June collision between a Volkswagen SUV and a deer in which a side airbag inflated with too much force has triggered a federal investigation and raised questions about the safety of newer airbags made by Takata Corp. of Japan.

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Software Could Help Manufacturers, Distributors Cope With New OT Rules

August 19, 2015 10:22 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

New overtime pay rules from the Obama administration could make business management software much more valuable to companies suddenly facing new payroll costs.

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UK: 2013 Dreamliner Fire Caused By Crossed Wires

August 19, 2015 10:16 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

British aviation investigators say a 2013 fire on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner started in a battery for the plane's emergency locator transmitter, triggering recommendations to improve safety on similar aircraft.

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Cargill Acquisition Hopes To Capitalize On Growing Fish Farm Industry

August 19, 2015 10:13 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Agribusiness giant Cargill this week announced plans to acquire a Norwegian fish feed company as part of an increasing commitment to aquaculture.

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GM Adds 181K Cars To Headlight Recall

August 19, 2015 10:09 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors Co. is adding 181,000 cars in the U.S. and Canada to a 2014 recall for headlights that can stop working, and it will have to repair thousands more for a second time because the first fix could fail again.

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Target Reaches Deal To Settle Breach Claims With Visa

August 19, 2015 10:06 am | by Bree Fowler, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Target has reached a deal to pay up to $67 million to settle Visa claims related to a massive 2013 data breach that resulted in the theft of millions of debit and credit card numbers.

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Ford Recalling Trucks To Fix Seat Belt Anchors

August 19, 2015 10:04 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ford is recalling just over 26,000 trucks in the U.S. and Canada because some front seat belts may not be anchored in the right position.

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Manufacturing Minute: An Electric Roadway

August 18, 2015 12:05 pm | by Jon Minnick, Editor | Videos | Comments

In this episode, a road that charges your electric car and currency manipulation’s impact on manufacturing.

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The Key To Self-Driving Cars

August 18, 2015 11:59 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

There is a war brewing for the future of the American highway and it has traditional carmakers facing competition from tech companies like Google, Apple, Uber and even Chinese search giant Baidu.

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The Secret To UHF RFID Reading Success

August 18, 2015 11:54 am | by Tom O’Boyle | Articles | Comments

A raw RFID read that does not meet the criteria of a valid tag read needs to be tossed aside, as it is nothing more than pure noise to a system. If undetected, this creates false read events and bad data.

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Nestlé: Noodle In A Haystack?

August 18, 2015 11:35 am | by Financial Times | Videos | Comments

Nestlé has won a ruling that the decision in India to ban the sale of its Maggi noodles was unjustified. Oliver Ralph and Jonathan Eley discuss how the Swiss manufacturer handled the issue. 

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Amazon's Data-Driven Approach Becoming More Common

August 18, 2015 10:22 am | by Mae Anderson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Amazon isn't the only company that is using data on employees to improve productivity.

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