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Jonathan Downey Navigates Future Of Drones

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

Jonathan Downey, founder and CEO of Airware, is focusing his startup on designing hardware, software and data storage for commercial drones.

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Engineering Newswire: F-35 Test Fires Gatling Gun

July 24, 2015 11:35 am | by Product Design & Development | Videos

This Engineering Newswire, looks at testing firing the F-35's Gatling gun, diagnosing depression with smartphones and reconnecting with Pluto.


Manufacturing Minute: Protecting Your Car From Cyberattacks

July 23, 2015 12:47 pm | by Abbey Dean, Editor | Videos

In this episode, designing “smart” factories of the future, indestructible tablets and securing your car from hackers.


Solar Company Plans To Light Up The World

July 23, 2015 12:39 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Videos

All Solar Lights CEO Paul Hitchens discusses bringing solar lighting solutions to some of the poorest and most remote communities on Earth. 


Two Convertibles: Rolls-Royce vs. Ferrari

July 23, 2015 12:27 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos

Peter Valdes-Dapena test drives a pair of big money convertibles: the new Ferrari California T and a Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupé. Because if you can afford one luxury car, you can probably afford two.


Lululemon Now Makes Beer To Go With Its Yoga Pants

July 23, 2015 12:21 pm | by Buzz60 | Videos

High-end yoga pants purveyor Lululemon is getting into the beer business with it's own special craft brew. 


Industry Insider: What Does Amazon Business Really Mean For Industrial Distributors?

July 22, 2015 12:13 pm | by Industrial Distribution | Videos

A look at the impact of the newly founded Amazon Business on industrial distributors.


Accessible 3D Printing And Digital Piracy

July 22, 2015 12:05 pm | by Wall Street Journal | Videos

Thanks to accessible 3D printing companies like Shapeways, DIY hobbyists can turn their designs into 3D objects and sell them online. And that’s raising serious questions about intellectual property rights for some companies.


Manufacturing Minute: Competition For Tesla

July 21, 2015 12:30 pm | by Jon Minnick, Editor | Videos

In this episode, Tesla may be facing serious competition soon, a hitchhiking robot and the latest on rail safety. 


The 10 Ways Driverless Cars Will Redefine The Future

July 21, 2015 12:18 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Videos

McKinsey & Co Principal Dominik Wee discusses the future for driverless cars.


From The Top: A Conversation With Trek Executive Scott Forest

July 20, 2015 12:43 pm | by Abbey Dean, Editor | Videos

Trek’s Global Director of Continuous Improvement discusses trends within the industry. 


Is This The Ultimate Hack-Proof Smartphone?

July 20, 2015 12:29 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Videos

While smartphone apps may make life a little more convenient, there are concerns over their security. Javier Aguera is co-founder of Blackphone, which has been praised for its tough encryption and hack-proof reputation. 


In Hawaii, Spam Goes With Everything

July 20, 2015 12:24 pm | by CBS News | Videos

The often-maligned canned meat, a staple for GIs during World War II, has become a beloved part of the Hawaiian diet, from burgers to sushi.


Electrolux CEO: U.S. Competitive Intensity Is Increasing

July 17, 2015 12:12 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Videos

Electrolux CEO Keith McLoughlin discusses the economic outlook in various regions impacting sales and U.S. regulators looking at a possible acquisition of GE appliances. 


SIM Cards Might Not Be Necessary In Your Next Phone

July 17, 2015 12:10 pm | by Newsy | Videos

The GSMA wants to do away with the SIM card standard for your cell phone, meaning it soon could be easier to swap carriers whenever you want.


Engineering Newswire: Giant Robots Set To Battle

July 17, 2015 12:07 pm | by Product Design & Development | Videos

This Engineering Newswire looks at making 3D projected images touch-interactive, challenging Japan to a giant robot battle and taking seven giant leaps closer to interstellar travel.


What Happens When You Put 10 Apple Engineers In A Kitchen

July 16, 2015 12:01 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos

The June smart oven recognizes your food, determines how it should be cooked and texts you when it's ready. 


Intel's Guidance On Data Centers

July 16, 2015 11:57 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos

Cory Johnson breaks down Intel and where the company focus is at. 


Xiaomi's Hugo Barra Responds To Apple Copycat 'Melodrama'

July 16, 2015 11:53 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos

Xiaomi's Vice President of Global Operations Hugo Barra discusses being accused of copying Apple's iPhone design.


Bristol Fighter: The Coolest Car You've Never Heard Of

July 15, 2015 12:35 pm | by XCAR | Videos

You've likely never heard of the Bristol Fighter, much less ever seen one. Here's a rare look at one of the coolest cars you've never heard of. 


Hooray For Ice Cream

July 15, 2015 12:29 pm | by CBS News | Videos

Nancy Giles learns there is nothing plain vanilla about some of the ice cream flavors that are being concocted for hip, discerning palates. Bacon ice cream, anyone?



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