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Dell Saves $50 Million With mcaConnect And Dynamics AX

March 7, 2014 5:14 pm | Videos

At one time Dell Computers had 11 factories - each operating with a unique IT system. This led to high operating costs, complex infrastructure demands, and added difficulties in handling any changes. There was also a higher level of unreliability due to the slower and less effective manner in which all of these factories, with their different systems, could communicate.


Why A College Must Destroy A Rare $250K Car

March 7, 2014 9:45 am | by ABC News | Videos

Chrysler has demanded South Puget Sound Community College crush a donated Viper.                                                 


MBT Manufacturing Newswire: Battery Partnership, Watson Opens Up & The Venom GT Record

March 7, 2014 9:08 am | by Manufacturing Business Technology | Videos

In this episode of MBT's Manufacturing Newswire, we'll discuss the latest on new manufacturing hubs, as well as a partnership for batteries. We'll also talk about the near-perfect supercar and take a look at the AllSee gesture technology.   


Vehicle Design Flair In Vogue At Geneva Auto Show

March 6, 2014 10:54 am | by Reuters | Videos

Car makers are increasingly trying to rediscover their design flair in all shapes and sizes as seen at the Geneva International Motor Show.                               


Where Airplanes Go To Be Reborn

March 6, 2014 10:47 am | by CNNMoney | Videos

At Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, the U.S. Air Force houses more than 4,000 old airplanes that are used for parts or turned into scrap.                                 


Apple's System To Create Smartcars

March 5, 2014 10:43 am | by CBS News | Videos

Apple just unveiled CarPlay, billed as a "smarter, safer" way for drivers to use iPhones. Take a look at what the company is bringing to the table.                              


Politicians Push For Smartphone Kill Switches

March 4, 2014 10:00 am | by CBS News | Videos

State and federal politicians are pushing for a kill switch that would allow users to disable stolen smartphones to make them worthless on the black market.                           


3D Printing Is Not A Bubble

March 3, 2014 10:04 am | by CNNMoney | Videos

3D Systems reported good enough earnings and guidance to impress investors while the whole 3D printing industry is bouncing back from a sluggish start to the year.                         


Mclaren 12C: Near-Perfect Supercar

February 28, 2014 10:25 am | by CNNMoney | Videos

The McLaren 12C Spyder provides roaring excitement that's easy to live with... at a price.                                             


Understanding The Culture Of Lean Manufacturing

February 27, 2014 10:56 am | by ASME Future ME Career Development | Videos

Ken Oberholz, global director of manufacturing technology at Huntington Energy Services, joins Jose Lopez, senior design engineer at Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift, to discuss the importance of lean manufacturing.           


BlackBerry's Turnaround Strategy

February 27, 2014 10:34 am | by CNNMoney | Videos

BlackBerry CEO John Chen talks about the need for the struggling phone maker to keep enterprise customers.                                         


Made In The Northwest: Tipke Manufacturing

February 27, 2014 10:26 am | by KXYL | Videos

Tipke Manufacturing, based in Spokane, WA, does metal fabrication for companies like Boeing and Genie Industries. They have made a living on intermediate volume manufacturing, being more flexible for their customers.           


Beaming The Internet From Outer Space

February 27, 2014 10:22 am | by CNNMoney | Videos

A number of companies are trying to connect the world to the Internet by sending signals from high in the sky and even outer space.                                  


A Look At The World's First Secure Smartphone

February 26, 2014 10:06 am | by CBS News | Videos

New cutting-edge technology could help you reclaim the security of your smartphone. Chip Reid reports on the Blackphone, which runs on a customized operating system that is entirely encrypted.                 


Samsung's New Products In 90 Seconds

February 25, 2014 10:41 am | by CNNMoney | Videos

Here's the first look at Samsung's new products including the Galaxy S5 smartphone, the Gear 2 and the more innovative Gear Fit, which combines the functionality of the Gear with biometrics and a curved touchscreen.          


Google Announces $1M Donation To Solve Problems Through Technology

February 24, 2014 10:20 am | by CBS News | Videos

Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen, Google's ideas director, announce New Digital Age grants for groups or individuals that use technology to solve problems. Schmidt and Cohen also discuss the future of technology.     


Say Hello To Project Tango

February 21, 2014 10:12 am | by Google ATAP | Videos

Google's Project Tango is an exploration into giving mobile devices a human-scale understanding of space and motion.                                       


Face To Face: Technology’s Role In Manufacturing

February 20, 2014 4:28 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Videos

In this week’s Face To Face, we’ve invited Steve Leavitt, General Manager of U.S. Cloud Solutions at Exact Online, to talk about how technology is playing an increasing role in manufacturing success.               


MBT Manufacturing Newswire: Villagers Attack, Commercial Drones & Robotic Customer Service

February 20, 2014 11:39 am | by Manufacturing Business Technology | Videos

In this episode of MBT’s Manufacturing Newswire, we’ll discuss villagers attacking a factory, as well as some toilet humor gone wrong. We’ll also talk about the taxi of tomorrow, and take a look at a hybrid vehicle designed for land and water.  


A Self-Driving Tesla From Swiss Futurists

February 20, 2014 11:04 am | by CNNMoney | Videos

The Rinspeed XchangE concept car explores all that might be possible to do in a car once you no longer have to drive it yourself.                                   



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