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What's The Toughest Smartphone?

May 27, 2015 | by USA TODAY | Videos | Comments

Tech columnist Marc Saltzman puts 3 'rugged' smartphones through a battery of tests.

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Fixing Takata Airbags Will Take Years, Says Expert

May 26, 2015 12:09 pm | by CBS News | Videos

Drivers trying to get their defective Takata airbags fixed have been told it'll take months before they can bring their car in. Confusion and backorders have led to long delays that are increasing frustration among drivers.


New Computer Bug Could Impact 20K Websites

May 26, 2015 11:55 am | by Wall Street Journal | Videos

A fix for a new computer bug could impact more than 20,000 websites, rendering them unreadable.


Santa Barbara Oil Spill Crews Race To Save Wildlife

May 22, 2015 11:29 am | by NBC News | Videos

Two oil slicks stretch nine miles down the Santa Barbara coast as crews work to contain the spill that has devastated the California coast line.


Is This America's Best Butter?

May 22, 2015 11:26 am | by CNNMoney | Videos

Diane St. Clair makes butter for some of America's best chefs, including Thomas Keller. Katie Quinn finds out why it tastes so good.


Engineering Newswire: Flying Car Crash Lands In Test Flight

May 22, 2015 11:22 am | by Product Design & Development | Videos

This Engineering Newswire looks at upgrading phones with a new smartphone case, testing the limits of a flying car and shedding weight from the army’s machine gun.


Fizzics Makes Cheap Beer Taste Expensive

May 21, 2015 11:10 am | by The Verge | Videos

The Fizzics uses sound waves to put the perfect head on your brew. It's science.


Smarter Driver: Crash-Proof Cars

May 21, 2015 11:07 am | by CNET | Videos

Along the way to fully self-driving cars, we'll make several stops, one of which may be the crash-proof car. Brian Cooley explains.


Is The Reshoring Of U.S. Manufacturing A Myth?

May 21, 2015 11:04 am | by KnowledgeAtWharton | Videos

While it’s true that some companies are bringing manufacturing back to the U.S., just as much new outsourcing is underway, according to new Wharton research.


Chobani Planning All-Out Assault On Greek Yogurt Foes

May 21, 2015 11:00 am | by USA TODAY | Videos

An influx of Greek yogurt into supermarket aisles from General Mills and Dannon has sent execs at category king Chobani off to find new ways for people to consume its brand. Their solution may be a retail operation of their own. 


Takata Airbag Recall Largest In History

May 20, 2015 12:29 pm | by CBS News | Videos

According to federal regulators, nearly 34 million vehicles will need to be fixed because of defective Takata airbags. At least five deaths and more than 100 injuries have been linked to the problem. Jeff Glor reports on the historic recall and what's being done to diagnose the problem.


The Juicy Story Of Florida's Orange Trade

May 20, 2015 12:26 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos

Enjoy a glass of orange juice in the morning? Here's how that citrus makes its way into your cup.


Ancient Bacteria Sweat Fuel Under New Mexico's Desert Sun

May 20, 2015 12:23 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Videos

Under the desert sun of New Mexico, scientists have engineered ancient bacteria to produce carbon-neutral ethanol using just the sun, waste carbon dioxide and non-potable water. The fuel that results could one day be cheaper than oil.


Icahn Is Right, Apple Car Could Be The Next iPhone

May 20, 2015 12:17 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Videos

Cantor Fitzgerald's Brian White, KPCB's John Maeda and Point View Managing Director John Petrides discuss Carl Icahn's open letter to Apple.  


Bill Nye Raising Cash For A Space Sail

May 19, 2015 12:41 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos

The Planetary Society CEO Bill Nye is taking to Kickstarter in order to crowdfund for his latest space venture.


U.S. Greenback's Gain Complicates Global Business

May 19, 2015 12:21 pm | by The Associated Press | Videos

The U.S. dollar's gain, for some, is causing pain. Its strength is adding problems for U.S. exporters and is giving a lift to importers. The wild currency fluctuations seen recently around the globe are leaving many wary of what might come next.


Battle Of The Flying Cars

May 19, 2015 12:18 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos

Small companies from around the world are racing to commercialize their flying cars in the next few years, convinced their vehicles will transform the transportation sector. Alanna Petroff reviews the roadblocks to getting flying cars to the mass market.


Solar Windows May Soon Charge Your Phone In Flight

May 18, 2015 11:55 am | by Wall Street Journal | Videos

We’ve all been there before, our electronic device is about to die just as we board a plane. Now engineers at B/E Aerospace think they have found a new source that will recharge the phone: the sun. 


Making The Robot That Delivers Your Room Service

May 18, 2015 11:51 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos

Jake Knapp, design partner at Google Ventures, and Savioke Chief Executive Officer Steve Cousins talk about the Google Venture "Design Sprint" and how the process helped develop a unique personality for Savioke's Room Service Robot.


Meet The All-New Chevy Camaro

May 18, 2015 11:47 am | by CNNMoney | Videos

General Motors unveiled the all-new lighter, faster Camaro, on sale later this year.


How 'Positive Train Control' Works

May 15, 2015 12:14 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos

Tom Foreman explores whether PTC technology could have prevented the Amtrak derailment.



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