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Can Technology Solve Our Big Problems?

October 10, 2013 10:05 am | by TED | Videos

The awesome power of technology was to be used to solve all of our big problems. Fast forward to present day, and what's happened? Are mobile apps all we have to show for ourselves? Journalist Jason Pontin looks closely at the challenges we face to using technology effectively.

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M-Blocks Modular Robots

October 10, 2013 10:02 am | by John Romanishin | Videos

These proof-of-concept robots are the first step in a project that will hopefully lead to the development of modular robot blocks that are capable of generic, lattice-based self-reconfiguration. Future work will hopefully add the ability for a single robot to move in all three planes. 

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Mirror Maker Reflects On Success

October 10, 2013 9:58 am | by ReutersVideo | Videos

Hirschler Glas knows a thing or two about survival. The family business based in the Hungarian city of Sopron was founded in 1899. These days it makes rear view mirrors for vehicles.                   

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LulzBotz 3D Printer Overview

October 10, 2013 9:56 am | by gizmag | Videos

Boasting the largest print envelope for less than $5,000, the LulzBot TAZ has set big expectations.                                           

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3D Food Printer: The Future Of Food?

October 9, 2013 10:48 am | by NBC News | Videos

A company may have come up with a way to solve food shortage problems using a 3D printer.                                              

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Your Computer Camera Could Be Watching You

October 8, 2013 10:48 am | Videos

Vulnerabilities in cameras connected to the Internet and in wireless routers could enable hackers to watch you.                                       

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Driverless Car No Longer Just Science Fiction

October 7, 2013 10:26 am | by CBS News | Videos

Engineers all over the world are hard at work shaping the highway of the future. While a few kinks still need to be worked out, the reality of a road-ready driverless car is right around the corner.               

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Factory Data Hints At China's Year Ending With A Whimper

October 2, 2013 4:07 pm | by Reuters TV | Videos

A key gauge of China manufacturing activity has disappointed investors, but they may have to brace for worse as the government drops its growth obsession and prioritizes reform.                     

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AT&T Takes Aim At Google Fiber In Ultra-fast Internet Race

October 2, 2013 3:36 pm | by CBS News | Videos

AT&T hopes to take a bite out of Google's market share by offering its "GigaPower" Internet service in Austin, Texas and surrounding areas this year, with further expansion planned in 2014.                 

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Lionhead 3D Printer Creator Shares Biggest Fears

October 2, 2013 3:28 pm | by pddnet | Videos

The creator of the Lionhead 3D printer talks about the design proces and his biggest fears of bringing a new product to market.                                   

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Wireless Power Transmission At Up To 30 Feet

October 2, 2013 3:23 pm | Videos

Never worry about your battery again. Cota by Ossia charges your devices wirelessly, automatically and safely from up to 30ft away, even through walls.                             

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Inside The Vertu Luxury Smartphone Factory

October 2, 2013 3:10 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos

Each Vertu smartphone is all assembled by a single person and the finished product can run thousands of dollars.                                       

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Inside Alcoa's Largest U.S. Factory

October 2, 2013 9:34 am | by CNNMoney | Videos

Alcoa rolls out huge sheets of aluminum for Boeing 747 and Airbus A380 wings using the largest hot roller in the world.                                     

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Subaru's Crash Avoidance Tech Ranks First

October 1, 2013 9:47 am | by CNNMoney | Videos

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety released the results of its first crash avoidance test for several car models.                                     

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Shutdown And Debt Ceiling Loom Large

September 30, 2013 9:52 am | by CNNMoney | Videos

October is a key month as the federal government has been unable to pass a budget or raise the debt ceiling. The consequences of failing to do either could be damaging to the economy.                   

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Autodesk Introduces Next Generation Integrated CAM For Inventor

September 27, 2013 2:11 pm | by Autodesk | Videos

After two months in public beta and collecting a wealth of invaluable user feedback, next generation integrated CAM for Inventor is here with the commercial availability of Autodesk Inventor HSM Express.             

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How BlackBerry Fell So Fast

September 27, 2013 9:35 am | by CNNMoney | Videos

The smartphone maker has agreed to a takeover bid, but its struggles are far from over.                                               

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Why Steve Jobs Still Matters

September 26, 2013 10:19 am | by CNNMoney | Videos

It's been almost two years since Apple's Steve Jobs has passed away, but the legacy encouraging others to 'think different' that he left behind will always remain. Steve Jobs biographer Walter Isaacson says the late CEO left a lasting legacy of innovation at Apple. 

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IMTS Investigates Smartforce

September 26, 2013 10:14 am | by IMTSTV | Videos

Building innovation. Creating stable, good-paying jobs and a solid economy. Ensuring a better future for our country. These are just a few of the reasons why manufacturing matters. October 4, 2013, is National Manufacturing Day - when the industry will come together to show first-hand all the things that are great about U.S. manufacturing.

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How MakerBot's 3D Scanner Works

September 26, 2013 10:07 am | Videos

3D printer manufacturer MakerBot has created a $1400 digitizer that can scan objects in 3D.                                              

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