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Nest CEO On The IoT Of Everyday Items

October 17, 2014 10:32 am | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

Nest is turning the places we live into smart homes, one device at a time. Nest founder and CEO Tony Fadell discusses how technology can improve our lives.                           

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Top 10 Over-The-Top Car Features

October 17, 2014 10:21 am | by USA TODAY | Videos | Comments

There are a lot of cool, new features found in cars these days. Cars.com took a look at the top ten, over-the-top available features.                                 

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Engineering Newswire: Professor Designs Cloaking Device On Vacation

October 17, 2014 10:14 am | by Product Design & Development | Videos | Comments

Today's Engineering Newswire looks at swarming navy threats with autonomous ships, securing our homes with coins, and bending light to blind you with science or designing a killer cloak with off-the-shelf materials.          

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Will Apple Pay Be The Next iRevolution?

October 17, 2014 9:38 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple's skinnier iPads and flashy big-screen iMac are sleek and stunning. But the tech giant is making a bigger strategic bet with next week's launch of Apple Pay — the mobile pay service aimed at turning your iPhone into your wallet.     

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AMD Cutting Global Workforce

October 17, 2014 9:32 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

AMD says it will cut 7 percent of its global workforce in an effort to improve its profitability.                                           

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U.S. Economy Strong Despite Global Slowdown Fear

October 17, 2014 9:17 am | by Paul Wiseman, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Economists say the troubles around the world aren't enough to derail a U.S. economy that's gaining strength from a stronger job market, falling fuel prices, lower mortgage rates and improvements in household finances and confidence.     

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iPhone Glass Maker Cutting Jobs In Arizona

October 17, 2014 9:12 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A manufacturer of sapphire glass that Apple Inc. uses in iPhones plans to eliminate 727 jobs at an Arizona plant.                                       

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U.S. Factory Output Rises In September

October 16, 2014 1:06 pm | by Josh Boak, Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. manufacturing output rose in September, led by gains for aerospace products, furniture, clothing and plastics.                                       

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After A Solid Run Of Advances, Manufacturing Takes A Slight Step Back

October 16, 2014 12:53 pm | by MAPI Foundation | News | Comments

A nearly two-year upward trend experienced a hiccup according to the quarterly MAPI Foundation Business Outlook.                                      

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A Smartwatch That Can Replace Your Phone

October 16, 2014 12:30 pm | by USA TODAY | Videos | Comments

Musician will.i.am is launching a smartwatch that will compete with the Apple watch. But with this new watch, there is no need for a smartphone.                               

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Google Executive Chairman's Artificial Intelligence Prediction

October 16, 2014 12:23 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt says Google can be the perfect personal assistant that makes you smarter. The cost? Just a little bit of privacy.                              

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Voxeljet's Factory Flop: 3D Printing Boom Or Bust?

October 16, 2014 12:17 pm | by Bloomberg News | Videos | Comments

3D printer maker Voxeljet said it would use IPO proceeds to expand its business in the U.S., but the company isn't telling investors just how slowly that U.S. expansion is going.                     

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How Intel Is Playing Catch Up In The Mobile Market

October 16, 2014 12:06 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Intel President Renee James says the company is not interested in making a phone, but instead wants to power the devices that people are using around the world.                         

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Senators Question Regional Car Recalls

October 16, 2014 10:09 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Two U.S. senators are questioning why the nation's auto safety regulators are letting car companies recall vehicles only in limited regions when a safety problem could happen anywhere.                   

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Google Tries To Upstage Apple With Its Latest Devices

October 16, 2014 10:05 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Google is coming out with bigger, more expensive versions of its Nexus phone and tablet to attract more of the affluent consumers who faithfully buy each new generation of Apple's iPhone and iPad.               

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Chrysler Recalling Nearly 907K Vehicles

October 16, 2014 9:59 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Nearly 907,000 Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep SUVs and cars are being recalled for alternators that can fail and heated power mirror wiring that can short and cause minor fires.                       

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Falling Oil Prices Shake Up Global Economies

October 16, 2014 9:54 am | by Jonathan Fahey, AP Energy Writer | News | Comments

A sudden plunge in the price of oil is sending economic and political shockwaves around the world. Oil exporting countries are bracing for potentially crippling budget shortfalls and importing nations are benefiting from the lowest prices in four years.

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AbbVie Sours On Shire Deal After Tax Changes

October 16, 2014 9:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

AbbVie's board is telling shareholders vote against its own $55 billion takeover bid for the Irish drugmaker Shire after the U.S. made reincorporating overseas a less lucrative tax maneuver.                 

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U.S. Criticizes China's Currency Policy

October 16, 2014 9:41 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

The Obama administration said Wednesday that China's currency remains "significantly undervalued," but it stopped short of citing China or any other country for unfairly manipulating its currency to gain trade advantages.         

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Toyota Recalls Lexuses For Fuel Leak Risk

October 16, 2014 9:37 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Toyota is recalling about 423,000 older-model Lexus luxury cars in the U.S. because a gasket can leak fuel and possibly cause a fire.                                 

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