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MINI And Qualcomm Look To Augment The Driving Experience

April 20, 2015 12:20 pm | by USA TODAY | Videos | Comments

MINI of BMW Group partnered with Qualcomm to create an augmented reality experience. The prototype — which uses aviator-type goggles and a specially outfitted MINI — is focused on safety and making the driver experience more fun. 

The E-Cig That Tells You How Much You Smoke

April 20, 2015 12:14 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

The Smokio e-cigarette pairs with an app on your phone to keep track of how much you smoke, and...

Manufacturers Are Looking To The Cloud

April 20, 2015 12:01 pm | by Pat Garrehy | Articles | Comments

Manufacturers know that, in order to be successful in the rapidly changing markets of the global...

Survey: U.S. Businesses Expect Sales Rebound, More Hiring

April 20, 2015 9:52 am | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

U.S. businesses expect their sales will rebound in the next three months after a sluggish first...

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Heinz, French’s Each Target The Other's Condiment Dominance

April 20, 2015 9:28 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

H. J. Heinz and French’s Food have set their sights on each other's markets. Heinz is rolling out its yellow mustard, French's its ketchup.

Micro Robots Drive Bayer's High-Tech Vision

April 17, 2015 11:43 am | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Pharmaceutical company Bayer has found success by shifting its focus to life sciences, and introducing technology and automation into every stage of its processes.

Tea Wars: Coke & Pepsi Face Off

April 17, 2015 11:40 am | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

As the soda market flattens, Cristina Alesci explains why Coca-Cola and PepsiCo are trying to attract health-conscience millennials with ready-to-drink teas.

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Engineering Newswire: Robot Takes A Pounding In Dodgeball Barrage

April 17, 2015 11:38 am | by Product Design & Development | Videos | Comments

This Engineering Newswire looks at starting up the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator, grabbing objects with a giant tongue gripper and playing dodgeball with a bipedal robot. 

How Buyer-Driven Procurement Became The New Normal

April 17, 2015 11:33 am | by Dan Amzallag | Articles | Comments

Traditionally, time, cost and a lack of resources put severe limits on procurement professionals' supplier vetting process. But traditions are changing.

Volkswagen Board Leaders Back CEO Winterkorn After Struggle

April 17, 2015 9:57 am | by Geir Moulson, Associated Press | News | Comments

Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn will remain in his job and can look forward to having his contract extended, the leadership of the board said Friday.

Google Embraces 'Mobile-Friendly' Sites In Search Shake-Up

April 17, 2015 9:50 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

To stay in Google's good graces, websites must be designed so they load quickly on mobile devices.

GE Posts $13.6 Billion Loss On Finance Unit Sale

April 17, 2015 9:47 am | by Jonathan Fahey, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The industrial heart of GE posted lower revenue and earnings in the first quarter amid an enormous overall loss resulting from its recently-announced sale of most of the assets in its finance subsidiary.

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Inside Jaguar's Virtual Innovation Center

April 16, 2015 11:15 am | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

At Jaguar's state-of-the-art innovation center, concepts become cars in a virtual world before a single piece of metal needs to be cast.

One Up-And-Coming Company Gives Detroit A Chance

April 16, 2015 11:10 am | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

Steven Bock heads up Shinola, but it’s not the shoeshine Shinola your grandfather remembers. They are a unique company that does make high-end products, which has chosen Detroit as the place to hang their corporate hat.

Maintenance Of The Future: Moving From Preventive, Predictive To Collaborative

April 16, 2015 10:49 am | by Marc-Alexis Rémond | Articles | Comments

A total preventive and predictive maintenance program is absolutely essential to an efficient, reliable and safe production process. However, no matter how well-oiled and designed your preventive and predictive maintenance program is, every now and then, Murphy’s Law reminds us that things can go wrong.

Apple Watch’s Debut Shows Growing Importance Of China

April 16, 2015 10:15 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The simultaneous debut of the Apple Watch in the U.S. and China exemplifies the increasing importance of the world's most populous country to top American retailers.

Forest Service Examines Long-Expired Nestlé Water Permit

April 16, 2015 10:02 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The U.S. Forest Service is investigating Nestlé over a report that the company drew water from drought-ravaged California using a long-expired permit.

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Toyota To Build $1B Corolla Plant In Mexico

April 16, 2015 9:50 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Toyota announced plans Wednesday to construct a new billion-dollar manufacturing plant in Mexico and alter production at its facilities in Canada.

Apple Invests In China Solar Project, U.S. Forest Conservation

April 16, 2015 9:24 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple is expanding its environmental efforts by investing in a new Chinese solar power project and preserving 36,000 acres of "sustainable" timberland in Maine and North Carolina.

KIND Bars Maybe Not So Kind After All

April 15, 2015 12:37 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

Although KIND bar sales have roughly doubled in size every year for a decade, last month the FDA sent a warning letter to the company for labeling several of their fruit and nut bars as “healthy”— because they do not meet federal standards.

Digital Factories: The Fourth Industrial Revolution?

April 15, 2015 11:21 am | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

One vision of the future of industry could mean fewer workers, more machines and full automation. 

Welcome To The World Of Wireless Charging

April 15, 2015 11:15 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Ramy Inocencio visits Witricity, a company that's making breakthroughs in wireless charging.

How Cloud Enables And Supports The Lean Warehouse

April 15, 2015 11:12 am | by Sid Geddam | Articles | Comments

Three factors that should be top of mind so that the lean warehouse can change, grow and help enable shifts in a company’s expanding business.

GM Drops Price Of The Electric Chevrolet Spark

April 15, 2015 10:10 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors is the latest automaker to drop the price of an electric car in the face of slow sales.

EU Raises Stakes In Google Battle With Antitrust Charges

April 15, 2015 10:08 am | by Raf Casert, Associated Press | News | Comments

The European Union charged Google on Wednesday with abusing its overwhelming dominance in Internet searches and opened a probe into its Android mobile system.

Tobacco Companies Sue FDA To Block Guidelines

April 15, 2015 10:04 am | by Matthew Perrone, AP Health Writer | News | Comments

The nation's largest tobacco companies are suing the FDA over recent guidelines that they claim overstep the agency's authority over packaging for cigarettes and other tobacco products.

Report: Nestlé Expected To Sell Frozen Foods Unit

April 15, 2015 9:30 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Swiss multinational Nestlé is reportedly close to an agreement that would sell its Davigel frozen foods unit to Brakes Group.

U.S. Manufacturing Tech Orders Dropped In February

April 14, 2015 11:18 am | by Jacob Meister, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

“U.S. manufacturing is facing some pressure in terms of a stronger dollar and lower capital expenditures from the energy industry, but in taking the long view, we’re still in a good position overall,” said AMT President Douglas K. Woods.

3D Printing 'Will Bring Mass Customization'

April 14, 2015 10:48 am | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

3D printing pioneers say their technology can return us to our pre-industrial roots, where customized designs trump mass production.

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