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Where Cell Phones Go To Die

June 4, 2013 11:05 am | by CNN Money | Videos

Much of the world's electronic waste ends up in Guiyu, China, where old parts are recycled but chemicals like mercury leak into the water. Cell phones arrive in this town by the truckloads, where locals are experts in sorting through the electronic trash. 

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Flying Car For The Masses Set For Take-Off

June 3, 2013 10:27 am | by ReutersVideo | Videos

New England aviation company Terrafugia has unveiled its latest conceptual version of a flying car. Unlike its current flying car, which is designed for pilots, the new design incorporates autonomous functionality, a move the company says will open up the skies to everybody. Reuters' Ben Gruber has more.

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Building A Home With A 3D Printer

May 31, 2013 10:13 am | by The Associated Press | Videos

The relatively new technology known as '3D printing' has already been used to make prosthetic legs. Now, architects claim they'll soon be able to build a whole house using a 3D printer. The technology is still relatively new, but it's already being used in the medical world and in the arts.

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Will Apple Make An iWatch?

May 30, 2013 10:02 am | by CNN Money | Videos

At the All Things Digital conference, Apple CEO Tim Cook says many companies will soon be in the wearable technology space. Although Cook feels that some technologies may fail to garner broad appeal, he does see wearable technology on the horizon. 

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GHS Print On Demand Labeling Solution

May 30, 2013 9:53 am | by Computype Labels | Videos

For companies required to meet the GHS labeling standards for hazardous chemicals, Computype may have a printer and label stock solution with the CAB XC6 printer. Learn more about its capabilities and how it can help a manufacturer with labeling needs. 

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From Many Colors Comes One

May 30, 2013 9:46 am | by KYDEX | Videos

Matching a color sounds simple. But what do you do when a customer shows you a tableau of colors to translate into one? KYDEX Global Creative David Scott and Color Development Specialist John English show both the creative and technical process in action.

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Inside Chinese Firm's Deal To Buy Smithfield Foods

May 30, 2013 9:38 am | by CBS News | Videos

Smithfield Foods, the world's largest pork producer, is being bought by Shuanghui. The price: almost $5 billion. If approved, it will be the largest takeover of an American company by a Chinese buyer. This is the latest in a string of American companies being purchased by China. So why this company -- and why now?

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Inside The Moonshot Factory — Google’s ‘Nerd Heaven’

May 29, 2013 10:23 am | by NBC News | Videos

Building the world's most-visited Website is only the beginning and now Google is tackling everything from eyeglasses that display email to floating turbines that collect wind power. Josh Tyrangiel of Bloomberg Businessweek joins Morning Joe with an inside look at Google's secret lab. 

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Chinese Hackers Access Major U.S. Weapons Designs

May 28, 2013 10:14 am | by CBS News | Videos

A confidential report, first obtained by the Washington Post, says Chinese cyber spies gained access to the designs for dozens of major U.S. weapons systems. Many of the designs were part of the new Pacific strategy for U.S. security. David Martin reports.

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Cheap Energy Will Bring Back U.S. Jobs

May 23, 2013 5:02 pm | by CNN Money | Videos

Analyst Meredith Whitney says that the flood of cheap, natural gas will ultimately bring manufacturing jobs back to the U.S. Manufacturing growth in parts of the U.S. are at moving at the same rate or better than emerging markets growth, while some parts of the country are still struggling and possibly clouding the picture of growth. 

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Increasing U.S. Manufacturing In Technology

May 23, 2013 10:08 am | by HectorRuizSlingshot | Videos

In many industries today, particularly in technology, the U.S. is experiencing some transformational changes that will open the opportunity for the U.S. to regain a foothold in manufacturing. The U.S. lost that edge because companies were tempted by the idea that low cost labor was important forever, and moved significant amounts of infrastructure to other countries, which made it difficult to stay competitive.

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Saving Time And Money With Project Management

May 23, 2013 9:58 am | by Manufacturing Business Technology | Videos

Project management is particularly effective in a manufacturing environment, considering the number of variables involved such as maintenance schedules and projects, run times, and quality control.                                 

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The Latest ERP Trends For Manufacturers

May 23, 2013 9:44 am | by Sage ERP Solutions | Videos

Learn what the three most important new trends are in ERP, and how they will play a key role in helping manufacturers run their businesses more efficiently. Sage points out what manufacturers need to do to take their ERP to the next level. 

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British Firms Face Ethical Dilemmas In Bangladesh

May 23, 2013 9:34 am | by NBC News | Videos

For the first time, Tesco, one of the largest retailers in the world, opened the doors to its factory in Bangladesh. ITV News visited a production center said to be ethically run. It manufactures many of the 40 million garments made in Bangladesh every year for the supermarket giant Tesco. 

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Apple CEO: No Plans To Move $100 Billion Back To U.S.

May 22, 2013 10:02 am | by NBC News | Videos

Apple CEO Tim Cook states to a Senate panel Tuesday that under the current U.S. corporate tax code he has no plans to transfer $100 billion in company profits to the U.S. from overseas. Some analysts think this might push congress to make some changes in corporate tax code. 

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MBT Manufacturing Newswire - Remaking American Security

May 21, 2013 10:20 am | by Manufacturing Business Technology | Videos

In this episode of MBT’s Manufacturing Newswire, remaking American security, Amazon eyes the smartphone market, and a blow to the nation’s labor unions. We’ll also updated you on Window’s Blue, take a brief look at the uncertainty in U.S. manufacturing, and the liability surrounding 3-D printed guns.

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Go Inside A Bangladeshi Garment Factory

May 20, 2013 10:55 am | by CNN Money | Videos

Garment factory owners struggle to shake off the stigma of poor working conditions after the tragic collapse of a rented facility that was not equipped for factory use. Garment workers now question how safe they are at their own factory jobs. 

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Tea-delivering Drone, Phone-charging Bike

May 17, 2013 10:37 am | by CNN Money | Videos

Startups are looking past the smartphone and creating innovative tech hardware to solve unexpected problems. Companies can now build hardware, like they once built software, moving this trend forward. CNN Money tech correspondent, Laurie Segall, reports. 

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What Is Cloud Computing?

May 16, 2013 10:42 am | by Dell | Videos

Dell and Intel experts discuss where cloud computing began, where it is now, and what quantitative and qualitative results it can bring to your enterprise. Smaller companies generally choose to start off with a public cloud, but as they grow, they bring those functions back in-house and create their own private cloud. Watch to learn more. 

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Procter & Gamble's Environmental Vision

May 16, 2013 10:24 am | by CNN Money | Videos

CEO Bob McDonald wants Procter & Gamble to move to a zero waste production environment. The company has a 4-part vision that includes things like powering plants with 100 percent renewable energy, renewable materials used in their products and much more. 

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