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MINI And Qualcomm Look To Augment The Driving Experience

April 20, 2015 | by USA TODAY | Videos | Comments

MINI of BMW Group partnered with Qualcomm to create an augmented reality experience. The prototype — which uses aviator-type goggles and a specially outfitted MINI — is focused on safety and making the driver experience more fun. 

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Tea Wars: Coke & Pepsi Face Off

April 17, 2015 11:40 am | by CNNMoney | Videos

As the soda market flattens, Cristina Alesci explains why Coca-Cola and PepsiCo are trying to attract health-conscience millennials with ready-to-drink teas.


Engineering Newswire: Robot Takes A Pounding In Dodgeball Barrage

April 17, 2015 11:38 am | by Product Design & Development | Videos

This Engineering Newswire looks at starting up the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator, grabbing objects with a giant tongue gripper and playing dodgeball with a bipedal robot. 


Inside Jaguar's Virtual Innovation Center

April 16, 2015 11:15 am | by CNNMoney | Videos

At Jaguar's state-of-the-art innovation center, concepts become cars in a virtual world before a single piece of metal needs to be cast.


One Up-And-Coming Company Gives Detroit A Chance

April 16, 2015 11:10 am | by CBS News | Videos

Steven Bock heads up Shinola, but it’s not the shoeshine Shinola your grandfather remembers. They are a unique company that does make high-end products, which has chosen Detroit as the place to hang their corporate hat.


3D Printing The Space Colonies Of The Future

April 16, 2015 11:05 am | by The Wall Street Journal | Videos

Astronaut Barry Wilmore aboard the International Space Station, engineers and scientists are turning to 3D printing as a way to build tools, spare parts, and one day, perhaps, even shelters for space colonists. 


Digital Factories: The Fourth Industrial Revolution?

April 15, 2015 11:21 am | by CNNMoney | Videos

One vision of the future of industry could mean fewer workers, more machines and full automation. 


Welcome To The World Of Wireless Charging

April 15, 2015 11:15 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos

Ramy Inocencio visits Witricity, a company that's making breakthroughs in wireless charging.


3D Printing 'Will Bring Mass Customization'

April 14, 2015 10:48 am | by CNNMoney | Videos

3D printing pioneers say their technology can return us to our pre-industrial roots, where customized designs trump mass production.


A Beer That Is Literally Out Of This World

April 14, 2015 10:45 am | by CNNMoney | Videos

Oregon-based Ninkasi Brewing Company just released 'Ground Control,' a beer made with yeast that's been sent to space and back.


Manufactured Wood Made Without Trees

April 14, 2015 10:42 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos

After disrupting the packaging industry with a line of fully biodegradable mushroom packaging, Ecovative Design is now setting their sights on replacing manufactured wood products.


Could These Robots Reinvent Manufacturing?

April 13, 2015 12:05 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos

Meet the robots inspiring manufacturers at the Hannover Messe — the world's biggest industrial fair.


Can Cybercriminals Exploit IoT?

April 13, 2015 11:42 am | by Wall Street Journal | Videos

Cybercriminals will exploit vulnerabilities in new technology as they figure out how to make money from such activities, say a group of security experts.


Why Everyone In The U.S. Will Feel California's Drought

April 10, 2015 11:32 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos

As the drought in California enters a fourth year, consumers across the country could pay the price at the supermarket


Engineering Newswire: New Rube Goldberg Designs Violin Playing Machine

April 10, 2015 11:21 am | by Product Design & Development | Videos

This Engineering Newswire looks at controlling headlights with our eyes, learning how the bench top factory will change our lives, and building kinetic sculptures with the new Rube Goldberg. 


Ultra-Luxury Automakers Spark $1M Car Trend

April 10, 2015 11:13 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos

Luxury automakers are pushing the limits of high-end automobiles with the latest trend delivering vehicles with a purchase price topping out at more than $1 million.


Cybersecurity: The Ongoing Situation

April 9, 2015 12:34 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Videos

In this day and age, due to such aggressive attacks by hackers, every company should assume that they have been or will be hacked. Activate founder Michael Wolf discusses cybersecurity in the wake of the Heartbleed bug and recent company hack attacks. 


The Cost To Make The Galaxy S6

April 9, 2015 11:22 am | by CNNMoney | Videos

The Galaxy S6 is estimated to cost Samsung $50 more per phone to make than the iPhone 6 costs Apple.


Ford CEO Discusses Latest Models And Technology

April 9, 2015 11:17 am | by CBS News | Videos

Ford Motor Company revealed new models at the New York International Auto Show. CEO Mark Fields talks about what to expect from the company.


GM Cars Will Spy On Your Teen's Driving

April 8, 2015 10:56 am | by CNNMoney | Videos

General Motors' new Teen Driver monitoring system can track your child's speed and give you a driving report card. But can it track adults as well?


Apple Watch Testing In The Real World

April 8, 2015 10:52 am | by USA TODAY | Videos

Ed Baig has been wearing an Apple Watch for the past week. Here are his thoughts on Apple's most anticipated since the iPad. 



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