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Trying Out Meta's Augmented Reality Glasses

November 1, 2013 10:20 am | by CBS News | Videos

Google Glass isn't the only pair of high-tech glasses hoping to change the way we interact with the world. A start-up called Meta has introduced a pair of augmented reality glasses.                     


Why Google Wants Women

October 31, 2013 10:05 am | by CNNMoney | Videos

Vice President of Google[x] Megan Smith talks about the biases against women in engineering that she has personally overcome, and how companies like Google are combating the glass ceiling.                 


Sriracha Hot Sauce Creating Burning Controversy

October 31, 2013 10:01 am | by CBS News | Videos

Sriracha, a brand of hot sauce that recently opened a factory outside of Los Angeles, is being sued by the City of Irwindale because of the strong chili pepper odor that neighbors say is making them sick. Take a look behind the scenes of this popular hot sauce. 


Big Bucks For Detroit's Big 3

October 31, 2013 9:54 am | by CNNMoney | Videos

GM, Chrysler and Ford are hotter than Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson. The automakers' earnings are strong, a promising sign for the Motor City.                           


Company Gives Eyewear To Those In Need

October 31, 2013 9:42 am | by NBC News | Videos

Warby Parker co-founder Neil Blumenthal discusses launching the eyewear brand and the company's philanthropic mission of giving glasses to those in need.                           


Meet The $1.7 Million Pagani Huayra

October 30, 2013 10:20 am | by CNNMoney | Videos

This Pagani Huayra features a titanium-infused carbon fiber body, a seven-speed transmission, a 730 horsepower engine, and boasts a $1.7 million dollar price tag.                         


Tech Giant To Pay Record Visa Fraud Fine

October 29, 2013 10:21 am | by CBS News | Videos

Infosys will pay $34 million to settle charges of visa fraud - the biggest fine of its kind in American history, sources tell "CBS This Morning." The Justice Department is expected to announce the deal Wednesday.           


"Technovation" Aims To Get More Women In The Tech Workforce

October 28, 2013 10:54 am | by CBS News | Videos

Currently, most jobs in technology are filled by men, but one female scientist created a contest to inspire teen girls to pursue careers in the industry.                           


Why Heineken Is Making A 2% Alcohol Beer

October 25, 2013 10:42 am | by CNNMoney | Videos

Heineken USA President and CEO Dolf van den Brink explains how the company is innovating with alternatives to beer, like the new Radler, as massive demand for the beverage wanes in developed markets.               


Bringing Manufacturing Back To The U.S. Via The Robot

October 24, 2013 11:08 am | by CBSNews | Videos

A robot named Baxter is operating on the assembly line of Rodon, a plastics manufacturer in Pennsylvania. Rodon's VP says the technology is reducing costs and increasing productivity, but doesn't replace human workers who he says are needed to maintain the equipment.


Breakingviews: Distruptive Apple

October 24, 2013 11:04 am | by ReutersTV | Videos

Richard Beales talks to Robert Cyran about Apple's new products and why the company's free software may cause the most angst for competitors like Microsoft.                           


Thank The Government For Your Smartphone

October 24, 2013 11:00 am | by CNNMoney | Videos

Economist Mariana Mazzucato argues that much of the technology underlying your trusty smartphone was actually created in government labs. What does that mean for innovation in the future?                  


Printing A 3D Robot

October 24, 2013 10:51 am | by CNNMoney | Videos

Entrepreneurs can now download online blueprints of fully functional robots that you can build from your own 3D printer.                                     


Entrepreneur Makes Money From China Smog

October 23, 2013 10:57 am | by CNNMoney | Videos

Pollution causing school and airport closures in Harbin, China hurts many, but helps one entrepreneur trying to capitalize on the smog.                                 


Apple Needs Big Hit With New Product Announcement

October 22, 2013 11:22 am | by ABC News | Videos

The company that invented the tablet market is expected to make a big announcement about the iPad.                                           


Crazy Glitz At The World Luxury Expo

October 21, 2013 10:22 am | by CNNMoney | Videos

These are some expensive toys. Check out the $250 million in extravagant items shown off at the World Luxury Expo in Abu Dhabi.                                   


Back to 'Made in America'

October 18, 2013 10:22 am | by TheNewYorkTimes | Videos

After years of decline, one of the hardest hit industries in the United States might be making a comeback. But while textile manufacturing might return to the Carolinas, the jobs probably will not.               


Why Watson Is Key To IBM's Future

October 17, 2013 10:04 am | by CNNMoney | Videos

IBM CEO Ginni Rometty said she's 'moving research into long-term growth initiatives' -- such as cloud computing and analytics -- and that Watson 3.0 will be able to 'debate and reason.'                   


Modernizing Machine-to-Machine With Predix

October 17, 2013 9:57 am | by GE Software | Videos

The Industrial Internet is creating a new generation of intelligent devices that are self-aware, able to adapt their behavior, and can be managed and reprogrammed to meet rapidly changing requirements. Watch how Predix can enable industrial software to make machines intelligent and provide actionable insights into industrial assets and operations.


The Dawn Of 'Soft Robots'

October 17, 2013 9:52 am | by CBS News | Videos

Scientists have been garnering inspiration from nature to make biomimicry breakthroughs in robotics. David Pogue visits a zoo in Germany where an elephant's trunk is providing engineers with the blueprint for a soft robot.        



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