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Steve Ballmer's Most Infamous Moments Relived

May 30, 2014 11:03 am | by USA TODAY | Videos

Word of Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's planned retirement sent shock waves through the tech and business community. And on the Internet, users flocked to YouTube to relive the flamboyant CEO's most infamous moments.           


Google Writes Road Rules Of Driverless Future

May 30, 2014 10:57 am | by The Associated Press | Videos

Google isn't just leading the development of technology that allows cars to drive themselves. The tech giant is also a driving force in writing the rules of the road for autonomous automobiles.                 


Engineering Newswire: Hyperspectral Sensors And A Real Iron Man Suit

May 29, 2014 12:28 pm | by Product Design & Development | Videos

Today's Engineering Newswire looks at designing hyperspectral sensors, creating little lenses for security cameras and making a real Iron Man suit for U.S. Special Forces.                       


Speaking Of The Future: Advanced Manufacturing

May 29, 2014 12:23 pm | by Lockheed Martin | Videos

Lockheed Martin imagines a world where you can 3D print a full-size cargo plane or quickly produce a body part to save someone's life. Take a look at how they're embracing advanced manufacturing.               


Front-Crash Avoidance Systems Improving

May 29, 2014 12:15 pm | by USA TODAY | Videos

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety tests 24 large and midsize vehicles equipped with systems to help prevent or limit front crash danger.                              


Futuristic 'Dream Cars' From The Past

May 29, 2014 12:05 pm | by CNN | Videos

The Atlanta High Museum of Art's 'Dream Cars' exhibit showcases futuristic concept cars from the past.                                           


Google Building Car With No Steering Wheel

May 28, 2014 1:16 pm | by Justin Pritchard, Associated Press | Videos

The cars are a natural next step for Google, which already has driven hundreds of thousands of miles in California with Lexus SUVs and Toyota Priuses outfitted with a combination of sensors and computers.             


Could Passwords Soon Be A Thing Of The Past?

May 28, 2014 1:15 pm | by CBS News | Videos

Despite a series of recent data compromises, many still use easy-to-remember combinations, which are easy to steal. Thumbprints and eye scanners have been tried as alternatives, but with little success. One Chicago company charges customers to use military-grade encryption that safeguards passwords to personal data.


Move Over Tesla, The Elio Is Here

May 27, 2014 1:15 pm | by USA TODAY | Videos

The success of Tesla has inspired other independent American car makers. Paul Elio, founder of Elio Motors has designed an efficient sporty car that gets 84 miles per gallon.                     


Manufacturing A Modern Roller Coaster

May 23, 2014 11:04 am | by CNNMoney | Videos

Modern computing and manufacturing has made building a roller coaster a lot like putting together a Lego set.                                         


How The Electric Car Transformed Racing

May 23, 2014 11:00 am | by CNNMoney | Videos

Formula E is a new FIA championship featuring Formula cars powered exclusively by electric energy. The company's CEO Alejandro Agag discusses the technical challenges that come with racing battery-powered vehicles.           


What The Heck Is Going On With GM?

May 22, 2014 1:10 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos

General Motors has now set a company record with the number of vehicles recalled in a single year. But will it cost the auto giant sales or the new CEO her job?                         


The Future Of Assembly Lines

May 22, 2014 1:06 pm | Videos

There's no shortage of ideas about how to use nanotechnology, but one of the major hurdles is how to manufacture some of the new products on a large scale.                           


5 Most Notorious Auto Recalls

May 22, 2014 1:02 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos

From the Ford Pinto to Toyota's 'sticky' gas pedals, here's a list of the most infamous recalls in automobile history.                                     


Engineering Newswire: Hands-Free Corvette On Air Force Test Track

May 22, 2014 12:56 pm | by Product Design & Development | Videos

Today's Engineering Newswire looks at refitting unmanned helicopters, marveling at DARPA's new prosthetic arm and driving a Corvette racecar hands-free.                            


First Look: Microsoft's Surface Pro 3

May 21, 2014 12:32 pm | by USA TODAY | Videos

Microsoft unveiled the Surface Pro 3 tablet at an event on Tuesday, saying the goal of the device is to "take away the conflict" between owning a laptop and a tablet.                        


A Look At The Toyota And Tesla Breakup

May 21, 2014 12:23 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos

Jim Lentz discusses why the automaker's love for hydrogen outweighed its partnership with battery-focused Tesla.                                       


Building A Better Egg (With No Chicken)

May 20, 2014 1:49 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos

Hampton Creek Foods is trying to build a more environmentally friendly egg that looks, tastes and has the nutrition of a regular egg. But unless it's cheaper, can they beat the egg?                   


Behind The Scenes: How FBI Made Global Hacker Bust

May 20, 2014 1:45 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos

CNN gains exclusive access to the FBI as it takes down cyber criminals infecting 700,000 victims' computers.                                         


Hover Bikes To Start Selling In 2017

May 19, 2014 1:07 pm | by MSN | Videos

Aerofex has been posting videos of its hover bike prototype in action since 2012, but the company has recently announced that the machine will go on sale in 2017.                         



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