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Highlights From The 2015 LA Auto Show

November 20, 2015 | by Jon Minnick, Editor | Comments

The 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show opens to the public today. Here's a look at some of the key models automakers are debuting at this year's show. 

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The Crossroads Of Connectivity

November 19, 2015 12:56 pm | by Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director

The next 18 months need to generate solutions that are easier to integrate and more cost-effective in order for industrial IoT to be truly embraced throughout U.S. manufacturing.


Toyota Debuts More Concept Cars At The Tokyo Motor Show

October 30, 2015 10:00 am | by Jon Minnick, Editor

This year at the Tokyo Motor Show, Toyota Motor Corp. is showing off it's next generation Prius and the C-HR crossover concept, while also debuting its S-FR sporty concept, the FCV Plus for a hyrodgen-based future and the KIKAI — a vehicle that encourages us to appreciate the beauty of machines. 


The Vacuum Industry Has Its Own VW-Style Scandal

October 27, 2015 12:08 pm | by Jon Minnick, Editor

Two more German brands are under fire for potential test cheating according to a lawsuit filed by the U.K. vacuum company Dyson.


Common Sense Drives Off The Road With Tesla’s Autopilot

October 22, 2015 1:02 pm | by Jon Minnick, Editor

While Tesla CEO Elon Musk indicated that the features of its Autopilot don’t make the vehicles fully autonomous, this hasn’t stopped some drivers from pretending they are.


The Hybrid Cloud: No Reason To Manufacture Confusion

October 16, 2015 11:07 am | by Adam Stern

The right question isn’t, “Should I go on or off premises? Should I opt for the hybrid cloud, the public cloud, or a private cloud?” The smart question is, “What’s strategically best for my organization?” 


Up At Night With Additive Manufacturing

September 11, 2015 10:44 am | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor

While 3D printing continues towards greater adoption, more industries are still trying to figure out how to use it – and more education is still required.


We May Never Get An Apple Car

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

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.


Why You Need To Interview For Toyota’s New Hydrogen Car

July 21, 2015 10:11 am | by Abbey Dean, Editor

When did buying a car become a job interview?


Date Night: A Customer Service Story

July 1, 2015 12:14 pm | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor

It's easy to think about customer service as a sum of its parts — the service you provide to your customer. But in my story, it’s scary to think about the impact of a customer service experience before I was even a customer.


Calming Your Biggest Fears About Industrial IoT

June 1, 2015 10:00 am | by Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director

The Industrial Internet of Things is not a simple concept; however, it's also not a topic so complicated that manufacturers should fear or ignore its potential in realizing the greater levels of efficiency, data sharing and global competitiveness it brings.


Cybersecurity Issues Not Going Away

May 28, 2015 12:14 pm | by Jon Minnick, Editor

A new survey found that the average cost of a computer breach at companies was $3.79 million globally. But for U.S.-based companies, the average cost was much higher at $6.5 million.


Windows 10 Could Be Microsoft’s Last

May 13, 2015 12:58 pm | by Jon Minnick, Editor

Last week, speaking at Microsoft’s Ignite conference, developer evangelist Jerry Nixon indicated that Windows 10 could be the company's last operating system. 


Keurig Starts To Backpedal On DRM As Sales Tank

May 12, 2015 12:48 pm | by Jon Minnick, Editor

Keurig Green Mountain promises to bring refillable K-Cups to its Keurig 2.0 system as customers reject DRM. 


Air-Powered Cars Coming To The U.S.

May 6, 2015 12:26 pm | by Jon Minnick, Editor

On a recent episode of ABC’s “Shark Tank,” Zero Pollution Motors sought a multimillion-dollar investment for an U.S.-based alternative vehicle factory to build an air-powered car named the “AIRPod.”


Want To Manufacture Intelligent Products? Moving Your ERP To The Cloud Helps

May 1, 2015 11:08 am | by Rob Goldiez

As we seek to take advantage of the huge advancements in manufacturing — automation technology, advanced manufacturing systems, data infrastructure projects and data science — our internal mentality must change to create room for these new opportunities. 


Bud Light Withdraws Slogan After Outcry

April 29, 2015 11:49 am | by Jon Minnick, Editor

Anheuser-Busch InBev is reacting to public protests on social media for a marketing campaign slogan on bottles of its Bud Light brand. 


Jaguar Land Rover Is Furious Over Chinese Knockoff

April 22, 2015 12:50 pm | by Jon Minnick, Editor

Jaguar Land Rover is accusing a Chinese automaker of copying its cars. At issue is the Chinese LandWind,  which appears to be a rip-off of the Land Rover Evoque SUV design.


The Internet Of Things Really Is A Thing

April 22, 2015 11:34 am | by Mitch Maiman

There is tremendous potential for the use of IoT in many unusual and novel ways, as well as continued potential for inclusion of products and technologies which actually pre-date the phrase and formed the basis for its inception. IoT is prompting huge shifts in everyday and specialized products for users of all kinds. 


KIND Bars Maybe Not So Kind After All

April 15, 2015 12:37 pm | by Jon Minnick, Editor

Although KIND bar sales have roughly doubled in size every year for a decade, last month the FDA sent a warning letter to the company for labeling several of their fruit and nut bars as “healthy”— because they do not meet federal standards.


Lincoln Returns To Its Roots With New Continental

March 30, 2015 12:25 pm | by Jon Minnick, Editor

Ford’s 98-year-old Lincoln brand is bringing back the Continental full-size sedan 13 years after retiring the vehicle nameplate. Take a look at the Lincoln Continental through the years, as well as a preview of the next generation of the iconic vehicle. 



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