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Toyota Seeks Independent, Industry-Wide Testing Initiative For Air Bag Inflators

December 4, 2014 9:59 am | by Toyota | News | Comments

Toyota has called for a coordinated industry-wide joint initiative to independently test Takata airbag inflators that have been the subject of recent recalls.                           

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ABB Joins Leading Industrial Internet Consortium

December 4, 2014 9:53 am | by ABB | News | Comments

ABB, the leading power and automation company, is joining the Industrial Internet Consortium, a group of more than 100 companies, organizations and universities working to accelerate growth of the Industrial Internet by identifying and promoting best practices and robust standards. 

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RV Industry Maintains Momentum

December 3, 2014 1:21 pm | by Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press | News | Comments

RV manufacturers have made up more ground since being sideswiped by the Great Recession, and production of the rolling homes is expected to return next year to levels seen before the economic downturn hit.             

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Honda Expanding Air Bag Recall Nationwide

December 3, 2014 1:18 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Under pressure from federal regulators, Honda is expanding a recall of driver's side air bags to all 50 states.                                       

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A Lawsuit, Fighting A Recall & Quality Control

December 3, 2014 1:13 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

So far it’s an interesting week for three large manufacturers. Apple is facing an antitrust class action lawsuit over its iPod, Takata is fighting back against a nationwide U.S. air bag recall and the NTSB released a report on Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner battery issues of 2013.

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'Smart Guns' To Bring Transparency To Police Shootings

December 3, 2014 1:02 pm | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

Law enforcement in California is testing smart pistols equipped with technology that alerts police dispatchers whenever their gun is unholstered or fired. The experimental technology is meant to protect police and provide detailed insight into officer involved shootings.

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The 2015 'Truck Of The Year' Goes To...

December 3, 2014 12:57 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

See who beat out the competition to win the 2015 Motor Trend Truck of the Year.                                                 

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The ABC’s Of VMI (Vendor Managed Inventory)

December 3, 2014 12:53 pm | by Tariq Choudry | Articles | Comments

We all know the that the goal of Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) is to provide a mutually beneficial relationship where both sides will be able to more smoothly and accurately control the availability and flow of goods. But how many of us are confident we’re actually doing it right?

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Takata: Evidence Doesn't Support National Recall

December 3, 2014 11:04 am | by Tom Krisher & Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press | News | Comments

A defiant Takata Corp. told a U.S. safety agency that its demand for a nationwide air bag recall isn't supported by evidence, and the government doesn't have authority to tell a parts maker to do a recall.             

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Emails: Jobs Determined To Keep iPod Apple-Only

December 3, 2014 11:01 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Legendary Apple CEO Steve Jobs had seven words for a subordinate when he learned that a rival company was about to introduce a program that would let music fans buy songs anywhere and play them on Apple's iPod devices.         

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U.S. Productivity Grew In Q3

December 3, 2014 10:57 am | by MARTIN CRUTSINGER, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

U.S. workers' productivity increased in the July-September quarter at a slightly faster pace than previously estimated while labor costs declined for a second straight quarter.                     

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Hershey Explores Removal Of Corn Syrup

December 3, 2014 10:52 am | by Candice Choi, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

Hershey is looking at replacing the high-fructose corn syrup in some of its products with sugar.                                            

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Promotions, Gas Prices Boost U.S. Auto sales

December 3, 2014 10:49 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin & Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writers | News | Comments

American shoppers passed on the malls and headed to the car dealerships over Thanksgiving weekend.                                           

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Survey: U.S. Companies Add 208K Jobs Last Month

December 3, 2014 10:45 am | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

U.S. businesses hired at a solid pace last month, according to a private survey, a signal that Friday's November jobs report from the government will likely also show strength.                     

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2015 Design For Direct Digital Manufacturing Competition Seeks Submissions

December 3, 2014 10:28 am | by SME | News | Comments

SME’s annual Design for Direct Digital Manufacturing Competition is calling for high school and college student designers to submit custom designs featuring additive manufacturing.                    

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Open-Architecture Key Management Solution

December 3, 2014 10:21 am | by Barcoding, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Barcoding, Inc., a leader in enterprise-wide mobility solutions, is now offering an open-architecture Key Management Solution to provide users with greater flexibility and customization options for issuing and collecting keys more quickly and efficiently.

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Connecting Devices – Wirelessly

December 3, 2014 10:16 am | by Anybus | Product Releases | Comments

Depending on architectural needs, the Anybus Wireless Bridges can be used for point-to-point cable replacement as well as for connecting several wireless nodes.

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3D Printing Materials Market To Increase Ten-Fold By 2025

December 3, 2014 10:08 am | by IDTechEx | News | Comments

A massive increase in the use and applications of 3D printers is encouraging huge growth in the market for 3D printing materials. The total consumable market in in 2013 was $800m and is expected to reach $8bn by 2025, according to IDTechEx's new report.

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Develop Design And Implementation Guide For Deploying Wireless Enterprise Equipment

December 3, 2014 9:28 am | by Rockwell Automation & Cisco | News | Comments

Rockwell Automation and Cisco announced the release of a white paper and design and implementation guide. The detailed design guidance will help control system engineers, IT network engineers, and system integrators implement standard, IP-based wireless networks in a more robust, secure and scalable way.

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PowerUp App For iOS

December 3, 2014 9:23 am | by Devbridge Group | Product Releases | Comments

Devbridge Group has unveiled PowerUp, a project management app for the iPhone that provides the company’s clients with  key, up-to-the-minute insights on projects’ financial status, team member activities and time sheet details. It also enables communication with fellow project participants with a single tap.

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