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Tech News Of The Week: KFC Keyboard

May 22, 2015 12:11 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | News | Comments

This edition looks at iPhone 6 numbers, KFC's keyboard placemat and changes coming to Outlook.

Engineering Newswire: Flying Car Crash Lands In Test Flight

May 22, 2015 11:22 am | by Product Design & Development | Videos | Comments

This Engineering Newswire looks at upgrading phones with a new smartphone case, testing the...

Fizzics Makes Cheap Beer Taste Expensive

May 21, 2015 11:10 am | by The Verge | Videos | Comments

The Fizzics uses sound waves to put the perfect head on your brew. It's science.

Smarter Driver: Crash-Proof Cars

May 21, 2015 11:07 am | by CNET | Videos | Comments

Along the way to fully self-driving cars, we'll make several stops, one of which may be the...

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Icahn Is Right, Apple Car Could Be The Next iPhone

May 20, 2015 12:17 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Cantor Fitzgerald's Brian White, KPCB's John Maeda and Point View Managing Director John Petrides discuss Carl Icahn's open letter to Apple.  

Tesla Door Handles Shutting Out Buyers

May 19, 2015 12:46 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Consumer Reports says Tesla’s new $127,000 Model S is undriveable, mainly because they can’t get behind the wheel to drive it due to malfunctioning door handles.

Bill Nye Raising Cash For A Space Sail

May 19, 2015 12:41 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

The Planetary Society CEO Bill Nye is taking to Kickstarter in order to crowdfund for his latest space venture.

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Battle Of The Flying Cars

May 19, 2015 12:18 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Small companies from around the world are racing to commercialize their flying cars in the next few years, convinced their vehicles will transform the transportation sector. Alanna Petroff reviews the roadblocks to getting flying cars to the mass market.

Solar Windows May Soon Charge Your Phone In Flight

May 18, 2015 11:55 am | by Wall Street Journal | Videos | Comments

We’ve all been there before, our electronic device is about to die just as we board a plane. Now engineers at B/E Aerospace think they have found a new source that will recharge the phone: the sun. 

Making The Robot That Delivers Your Room Service

May 18, 2015 11:51 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Jake Knapp, design partner at Google Ventures, and Savioke Chief Executive Officer Steve Cousins talk about the Google Venture "Design Sprint" and how the process helped develop a unique personality for Savioke's Room Service Robot.

Meet The All-New Chevy Camaro

May 18, 2015 11:47 am | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

General Motors unveiled the all-new lighter, faster Camaro, on sale later this year.

New Chevy Camaro Shrinks To Become Leaner

May 18, 2015 9:15 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

For almost 50 years, gearheads have swooned over the Chevrolet Camaro for its muscular looks, throaty exhaust and high-horsepower engines.

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Engineering Newswire : Sword-Fighting With Robots

May 15, 2015 12:07 pm | by Product Design & Development | Videos | Comments

This Engineering Newswire looks at using drones to assess cyclone carnage, sword-fighting with robots and riding in the first compressed air-powered car.

Latest Self-Driving Google Car Heading To Public Streets

May 15, 2015 10:20 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

The latest version of Google's self-driving car — a pod-like two-seater that needs no gas pedal or steering wheel — will make its debut on public roads this summer, a significant step in the technology giant's mission to have driverless cars available to consumers in the next five years.

Stubborn GE Scientist Creates New Fuel-Saving Material

May 15, 2015 10:13 am | by Jonathan Fahey, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

For nearly three decades Krishan Luthra stubbornly labored away in a General Electric research lab on a long-shot effort to cook up a new type of ceramic that few consumers will ever see or use.

Air Force's Secret X37B Drone Begins New Space Mission

May 14, 2015 11:55 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

The U.S. military is preparing to launch its super-secret autonomous space drone for a fourth mission.

The Sony Walkman Gets Serious At $1.2K

May 14, 2015 11:48 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

The Sony Walkman ZX2 is a far cry from the cassette players that dominated the 1980s and '90s. This gadget plays high-definition audio files, is filled with components usually found in home stereos, and will set you back $1,200. But is it any good?

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'Smart' Invisible Ink Could Foil Counterfeiters

May 14, 2015 11:42 am | by Wall Street Journal | Videos | Comments

Researchers at Northwestern University have developed a new kind of sophisticated invisible ink that they say can be used to create codes that would be nearly impossible for counterfeiters to duplicate.

New Fiat 500X Pins Hopes On Italian Flair

May 14, 2015 11:38 am | by USA TODAY | Videos | Comments

Chris Woodyard takes a spin in the new Fiat 500X, a stylish crossover.

What’s Behind The Renaissance Of Rolls Royce?

May 13, 2015 11:55 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Rolls Royce North America President Eric Shepherd discusses the company’s new fashion inspired automobile and move to court women auto buyers.

Samsung Announces New Push Into Internet-Connected Gadgets

May 13, 2015 9:56 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Samsung wants to sell the digital brains that will go into billions of "smart" home appliances, industrial sensors and other Internet-connected gadgets — even if the gadgets aren't made by Samsung.

Keurig Starts To Backpedal On DRM As Sales Tank

May 12, 2015 12:48 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

Keurig Green Mountain promises to bring refillable K-Cups to its Keurig 2.0 system as customers reject DRM. 

On The Road With The 2017 Ford GT

May 12, 2015 11:25 am | by CNET | Videos | Comments

Brian Cooley takes a look at the 2017 Ford GT and explains why light and lithe is key to its story.

Engineering Newswire: Modular Robotic Vehicle Moves Like A Crab

May 8, 2015 10:53 am | by Product Design & Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we're drifting into the future with NASA's next generation vehicle technology, floating solar panels on ponds, and tearing down the Apple Watch.

Self-Driving Trucks Hit Nevada Roads

May 7, 2015 11:31 am | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Head of Daimler Trucks and Buses Wolfgang Bernhard talks to Maggie Lake about the future of driverless vehicles.

How Big is Tesla’s ‘Big’ Announcement?

May 7, 2015 9:43 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

When Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveiled his company's new battery division last week, he hailed the beginning of a "complete transformation of the entire energy infrastructure of the world."

Air-Powered Cars Coming To The U.S.

May 6, 2015 12:26 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

On a recent episode of ABC’s “Shark Tank,” Zero Pollution Motors sought a multimillion-dollar investment for an U.S.-based alternative vehicle factory to build an air-powered car named the “AIRPod.”

Inside McLaren's High-Tech Auto Lab

May 6, 2015 12:20 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

You might not have heard of British automaker McLaren, but it's one of the biggest names in racing history. Here's a look inside the futuristic factory where they're making a new generation of supercars meant for the street.

Daimler's Self-Driving Big Rig Makes Big Entrance In Nevada

May 6, 2015 9:54 am | by Kimberly Pierceall, Associated Press | News | Comments

Its name is "Inspiration" and Daimler Trucks says it's the first ever self-driving semi-truck licensed to drive on public roads — in this case Nevada's highways — not only for testing, but business, too.

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