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The Driverless Car, Officially, Is A Risk

March 5, 2015 12:35 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Videos | Comments

Three insurance suppliers and an auto parts maker have warned in their most recent annual reports that driverless cars and the technology behind them could one day disrupt the way they do business.

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Hands-On With A Smart Pocket Watch

March 4, 2015 11:46 am | by The Verge | Videos

One of the most unique devices seen at Mobile World Congress mixes the 21st century with the 19th. It's got the design of a pocket watch but the screen and internals of a smartphone.


Aston Martin's Most Extreme Car Ever: The Vulcan

March 4, 2015 11:40 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos

Aston Martin has unveiled the production version of it's Vulcan, the most extreme supercar Aston has ever made. It has a V12 engine with 800 horsepower, a six-speed sequential gearbox. The car is primed for track dominance and will cost about $2.3 million.


Tech Companies Gear Up For The Auto Industry

March 3, 2015 12:36 pm | by CBS News | Videos

There's the iPad, the iPhone, so how about an iCar? There's a lot of talk lately about Apple joining tech giants Google and Tesla by getting into the auto business. But can these Silicon Valley companies really take on Ford, GM and Chrysler? 


This Is The $952K Zenvo ST1 Supercar

March 3, 2015 12:32 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Videos

Zenvo, a supercar manufacturer from Denmark, have built the 1104 horsepower $952,000 ST1. But they want to do more than build a light, fast car, they want to build a brand that can survive in a market renowned for failure. 


Electric Cars Still Technology Of The Future: Ghosn

March 2, 2015 12:11 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Videos

Carlos Ghosn, CEO at Renault, talks with Caroline Hyde about the growth of electric car technology, why development of autonomous vehicles will take at least 10 years and his outlook for car sales in Russia. 


Cuban Cigar Industry Prepares For U.S. Demand

March 2, 2015 12:05 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos

As relations between the U.S. and Cuba thaw, Cuban cigar makers are challenged with increasing productivity without compromising quality.


Securing Your Smartphone

March 2, 2015 11:58 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos

Gary Kovacs discusses the importance of securing your smartphone.


Is The Craft Beer Market Getting Too Crowded?

February 27, 2015 11:38 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos

Chris Gallant, co-founder of The Bronx Brewery, discusses his beer business with Bloomberg's Pimm Fox.


Engineering Newswire: 3D Scanning 'American Sniper' Chris Kyle

February 27, 2015 11:14 am | by Product Design & Development | Videos

This Engineering Newswire looks at 3D scanning “American Sniper” Chris Kyle, attempting to turn airports into spaceports with the help of DARPA and taking a trip to the edge of space on a helium balloon.


Hands On With The Very First Mac

February 27, 2015 11:05 am | by CNNMoney | Videos

Daniel Kottke, an early Apple engineer, shows off some of the prototypes he assembled of the very first Macintosh computer.


Net Neutrality: Steve Wozniak Calls FCC Decision A Victory For Consumers

February 27, 2015 11:01 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos

Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak discusses the FCC approving Net Neutrality Internet rules with Bloomberg’s Peter Cook 


Goldman CEO On Hacking: 'Certainty Is Unavailable'

February 26, 2015 12:40 pm | by CNN Money | Videos

Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein says securing the bank's technology is "anxiety producing" and that "it would be foolish to make claims of perfection" because "the reliance on technology is one of the biggest risks we all have."


Thought Leaders: How Much Money Is Tied Up In Your Inventory?

February 26, 2015 12:29 pm | by Manufacturing Business Technology | Videos

According to Grainger, some of the sweetest low hanging fruit for a cost conscious company is actually in your MRO inventory.


A Bottle Of Belgian Beer That Costs $43

February 26, 2015 11:31 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos

Ted Kenny, owner of Top Hops Beer Shop, discusses the rising popularity of craft beer in the U.S.


Cordless Power Invention Coming Soon

February 25, 2015 11:54 am | by USA TODAY | Videos

Marco della Cava talks to Meredith Perry, whose company uBeam hopes to make wireless charging technology as common as wireless Internet. 


Car Technology: The Future Is Now

February 25, 2015 11:47 am | by USA TODAY | Videos

With recent reports that Apple is looking to get involved with car technology, auto writer Chris Woodyard and tech columnist Jefferson Graham talk technology in the car now.


U.S. Military Has A Heat Ray

February 24, 2015 11:50 am | by CNN | Videos

The U.S. military is developing a real-life heat ray. Thom Patterson explains this non-lethal "active denial system."


JPMorgan Chase's $100M Plan To Turn Detroit Around

February 24, 2015 11:23 am | by CBS News | Videos

JPMorgan Chase & Co. CEO Jamie Dimon is trying to move past the mortgage meltdown, as his bank is part of a massive new investment in Detroit. The struggling city emerged from the largest municipal bankruptcy in the nation's history.


Apple's Electric Car Plans: Should Tesla Worry?

February 23, 2015 11:36 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos

Bloomberg's David Welch discusses the reports on Apple's electric vehicle plans with Bloomberg's Cory Johnson. 


Honda's CEO Stepping Down

February 23, 2015 11:29 am | by CNNMoney | Videos

Honda CEO Takanobu Ito will step aside in June. The automaker has been struggling after a massive recall over faulty airbags and poor sales.



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