For manufacturers, competitive advantage lies in connecting equipment on the factory floor to backend systems to harness real-time data. Windows Embedded GM Barb Edson, Microsoft CTO for Manufacturing Rohit Bhargava, and ARC Advisory Group analyst Craig Resnick join GigaOM Research's Adam Lesser to discuss how intelligent systems drive operational efficiency and new business opportunities in manufacturing.
Reuters' Hayley Platt reports from a UK factory which has had to find new markets to thrive. Since the start of the financial crisis, exports have been crucial. They now account for 25 percent of francino's business, up from just 2 percent in 2008. But the Eurozone has been a struggle.
Federal Reserve chair Ben Bernanke stayed cautious in his economic projections for 2013, though he showed a little optimism due to lower unemployment claims. Anthony Mason reports. Employment is improving in the U.S., but slowly.
Automate 2013 held in Chicago recently, was the largest solutions-based showcase of automation technologies in North America. As such, the exhibits which demonstrated a broad range of automation technologies attracted lots of attention. One of the main highlights was a presentation by the International Federation of Robotics.
Meet Pinger, an app that turns iPods and tablets into phones and processes billions of text messages every month. The app allows users to assign their smart device or personal computer a phone number, then text and talk for free.
A brief series of videos from Mitsubishi Electric at the Automate 2013 show demonstrating different robotic automation solutions including an F series robot, a standard and inverted SCARA robot working in unison, and the IQ Platform.
Security researchers at Symantec warn that the next target for hackers will be your mobile device. NBC News' Bob Sullivan gets a demonstration of just how easy it is to hack a phone. Breaking into a cellphone may not be difficult, but very lucrative for a hacker.
A Minnesota non-profit helps small minority-owned businesses get off the ground. Employees at Independent Packing Services Inc. build shipping crates to help build the future of Minnesota's economy. KARE's Boua Xiong reports.
CNET's Antuan Goodwin previews the Toyota i-Road concept, which was featured at the 2013 Geneva Auto Show. The i-Road concept is a tandem two-seater that runs on electric power and uniquely maneuvers using all three of its wheels. For more information visit www.cnet.com.
President of Manufacturing Mart Mary Kaye Denning discusses manufacturing in America and the upcoming 2013 Supply Chain Trade Show to be held May 14-15 at the John S. Knight Center in Akron, Ohio. Manufacturing in America, like it is in any country, is about people.
BMW Manufacturing announced the successful expansion of the company's hydrogen fuel-cell material handling equipment across its 4.0 million square foot production facility. In 2010, BMW completed the installation of a hydrogen storage and distribution area near the plant's Energy Center to power about 100 pieces of fuel cell material handling equipment.
We've already seen all kinds of 3D-printed items, from jewelry, to guitars, and even football cleats. Now, we might soon have an almost entirely 3D-printed car in the Urbee 2. The hybrid car, created by engineer Jim Kor, is designed to be light, cheap, easy to reproduce, and very efficient.
Sen. Jerry Moran and Sen. Mark Warner discuss why having more entrepreneurs around like Mark Zuckerberg would improve Congress. CNNMoney tech correspondent, Laurie Segall, reports on Startup Act 3.0 and what it hopes to achieve.
CBS News legal analyst Jack Ford speaks to the CBS This Morning co-hosts about Google's settlement in the Wi-Fi spying case, and what it means for the search-engine giant. A program gave Google the power to intercept emails, passwords and other information through unsecured Wi-Fi networks.
The Dreamliner may still be grounded, but Boeing's stock has come roaring back lately as investors feel the worst is over. It's now outperforming the Dow. The FAA giving Boeing the go ahead on new solutions for the lithium battery issue may be boosting investors' confidence in the company again.
For the first time the U.S. intelligence community says cyber attacks and cyber espionage — not terrorism — are the top threats to national security. Now the Pentagon is forming 13 teams to guard the nation in cyberspace. NBC’s Andrea Mitchell reports.
Croatian engineering company Dok-Ing has announced plans to start serial production of its electric three-seat microcar. The company believes urban commuters will find the vehicle ideal for low-cost, environmentally-friendly motoring. Reuters' Jim Drury reports.
Hackers released sensitive personal online information of 14 high-profile figures on Monday, including First Lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian. NBC's Pete Williams reports on the privacy breach.
Neil Gershenfeld, a director at MIT, and Atoms, and Robert Atkinson, Founder and President of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, argue about the role of localized 3D printing in manufacturing's tomorrow. Although Gershenfeld concedes Atkinson's argument that localized manufacturing cannot compete with the productivity of large manufacturing, he believes that there is a place for household-sized plants.
Techies flock toward the "maker movement," which empowers people to use tech tools like 3D printing to build everything from toys to musical instruments. Christian Pramuk of Autodesk talks about how easy it is to design and print in 3D. Techies are taking hold by creating apps and products for 3D printing.