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5 Tips To Catch A Hacker

March 27, 2015 | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Comments

Tech expert and Chief Technology Officer at SRV Network, Inc., Karl Volkman, returns to give his tips for catching a hacker. 

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More Or Less ERP: That Is The Question

March 26, 2015 11:05 am | by Zach Hanlon

The ERP is the lifeblood of most of the manufacturing industry, but that industry is changing fast and most can’t keep up.

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Safety Experts: Chrysler's Gas Tank Fix Still Risky

March 24, 2015 1:34 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor

After Chrysler initially refused to recall vehicles over a gas tank issue, there are now safety concerns about the solution and the speed at which it is moving on the fix.

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March Madness Could Cost Employers Nearly $2 Billion

March 17, 2015 11:52 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor

With March Madness now in full swing, workplaces will lose time and money due to employees filling out brackets, checking scores, and watching games during work hours over the next few weeks, especially this Thursday and Friday.

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Powdered Alcohol Gets Federal Approval

March 11, 2015 1:19 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor

The powdered alcohol product, called Palcohol, has received the greenlight from the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau. Intended to be mixed into drinks, the approval is an about-face from the bureau’s previous stance.

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Automakers Strut Their Stuff At The 2015 Geneva Car Show

March 5, 2015 1:00 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor

Take a look at the supercars, luxury models and prototypes being showcased at this year's Geneva Car Show. 

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Amazon Wants To Put 3D Printers In Delivery Trucks

March 2, 2015 11:54 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor

Amazon's drone delivery program may be grounded, but who needs a drone to drop off an item when you could have it produced curbside of your home?

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What's Going On With The Labor Unions Of Today?

February 27, 2015 10:52 am | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor

Labor unions historically developed out of a desperate need to protect the rights of the worker. They are responsible for better wages, reasonable hours, safe working conditions, the end of child labor and even health benefits. So why do they often seem to be under so much scrutiny? 

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Happening Today: FCC Votes On Net Neutrality

February 26, 2015 1:09 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) finally votes on its controversial proposal to reclassify the Internet as a utility.

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With Looming Regulations, Drones Struggle For Liftoff

February 24, 2015 12:59 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor

There’s been lots of talk about drones lately in anticipation of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) releasing regulations on the use of the unmanned aircraft. Until guidelines are clear, everyone is hovering in a holding pattern.

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Industry Lashes Out At Apple Car Report

February 19, 2015 12:55 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor

This week’s big Apple news comes from a Wall Street Journal report that indicates that the tech giant is working on a vehicle, but not everyone is pleased to hear that — including a battery manufacturer and a former CEO.

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3 Vehicle Trends To Keep An Eye On

February 18, 2015 1:11 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor

Recent reports have indicated that Apple may be making a bigger push into the car market, Nissan is again playing with paint and Toyota is trying to make getting around town a little easier.

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New Agency Designed To Fight Cyber Threats

February 10, 2015 12:12 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor

Today, the White House will announce the creation of a new agency named the Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center (CTIIC) — which will be tasked with thwarting cyberattacks by sharing intelligence across other agencies in the event of a crisis.

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BP Head Predicts ‘Years’ Of Low Prices

February 9, 2015 3:23 pm | by Sam Neylon, Digital Reporter, Manufacturing Business Technology

Last week BP Chief Executive Bob Dudley weighed in on the direction of oil prices. Dudley’s predictions of long-term low oil prices are based on his confidence that the Saudi-bloc of OPEC will see its price war on high-cost producers through to the end.

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FCC’s Net Neutrality Proposal Keeps Internet Open For Businesses

February 5, 2015 1:00 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor

Later this month, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will vote on a proposal to reclassify the Internet as a utility and critical to the functioning of the nation, in turn, maintaining “net neutrality.” So what does that all mean?   

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Report Says BPA Is Safe: Will This Change The Game?

January 28, 2015 11:55 am | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info

To BPA or not to BPA? That is the question no one can exactly agree on, but maybe that’s about to change. In a recent report, the European Food Safety Authority has concluded that bisphenol A poses “no consumer health risk” to anyone at any age.

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The Next Global Markets For U.S. Businesses

January 26, 2015 1:12 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor

The U.S. economy is surging ahead while areas like China, Europe and Russia struggle economically. In order to keep the momentum going for U.S. businesses, they’ll have to look at new global markets to expand. So where are companies aiming their focus? 

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Microsoft Unveils The Future And It’s Called HoloLens

January 22, 2015 12:54 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor

This week Microsoft showed off its new operating system, Windows 10, and a new idea in computing that uses holographic technology displayed in the world around you.                         

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UAE Energy Minister: Oil Producers Need To 'Learn A Lesson'

January 15, 2015 1:13 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor

Plummeting oil prices over the last several months have left analysts scrambling to figure out where the market is heading. Now some members of oil-rich, Middle Eastern nations are chiming in on where they see the oil industry moving.     

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Noncompetition Agreements: Right Or Wrong?

January 8, 2015 11:19 am | by Maura Falk, Associate Editor, IMPO

The Associated Press recently reported on the dangers of noncompetition agreements for workers. The article mainly focused on minimum wage employees working outside of the manufacturing sector, however, this is an issue that translates across industries. 

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New York State To Officially Ban Fracking

December 18, 2014 1:16 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor

Although hydraulic fracturing in New York State has been on moratorium since 2008, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s administration has announced that it will now formally ban the practice.                     

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