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Flying Car Prototype Takes To The Skies

October 30, 2014 | by Reuters | Comments

The AeroMobil 3.0 is the latest prototype flying car that its makers hope will revolutionize the transport industry. The upgraded model has significant improvements to the previous prototype, with a top groundspeed of 124 mph and a flight travel range of about 435 miles.

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Inside The Chevy Volt Battery Lab

October 29, 2014 12:33 pm | by CNNMoney

Go inside the largest automotive battery lab in the world, where engineers designed the battery pack for the new Chevy Volt.                                    

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Tesla Barred From Selling Cars In Michigan

October 29, 2014 12:29 pm | by CBS News

A battle line has been drawn between Tesla Motors and the state of Michigan. It started after the state's governor signed legislation that effectively bans the electric car maker from doing business there.             

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The Most Trouble-Prone Cars

October 28, 2014 1:06 pm | by USA TODAY

Chris Woodyard takes a look at the six vehicles that Consumer Reports magazine says are giving their owners the most trouble.                                   

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As Wearables Market Grows, Businesses Need To Focus On Privacy

October 28, 2014 1:01 pm | by USA TODAY

Twenty percent of adults in the U.S. already own a wearable device — and that number is quickly expected to rise, according to a new report by PricewaterhouseCoopers.                        

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Skateboards Get Rock Star Makeovers

October 27, 2014 12:58 pm | by Reuters

Working a pedal-powered carpentry machine, a craftsman is giving beat-up skateboards a new lease on life by recycling them into electric guitars that are gaining a niche fan base worldwide.                 

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Ferrari Becomes More Exclusive

October 27, 2014 12:50 pm | by CNNMoney

Ferrari is making six "invite-only" super cars that are available only to the most elite car lovers. Alanna Petroff looks at the brand's drive to feed demand for unique, high-end vehicles.                 

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Engineering Newswire: Boeing UAV Completes Secret Space Mission

October 24, 2014 10:57 am | by Product Design & Development

Today's Engineering Newswire looks at inverting EV inverters, attempting to destroy an industrial keyboard, and carrying a classified payload to space in a Boeing UAV.                       

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Google Aims To Revamp Email

October 24, 2014 10:51 am | by CBS News

Engineers at Google believe email is outdated and has not evolved to reflect our changing needs. Now Google is trying to make email more efficient with a new app called "Inbox."                     

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Craft Brews: Blue Bottle Focuses On A Quality Product

October 24, 2014 10:46 am | by CBS News

The California-based company has been focused on quality over quantity for over a decade. Every batch of coffee they serve is tested and evaluated, just like fine wine.                       

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First Drive In A $2M Supercar

October 23, 2014 1:35 pm | by CNNMoney

Peter Valdes-Dapena takes the $2 million Pagani Huayra for a spin on a racetrack to test if it's worth the ambitious price tag.                                   

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The Mark On Maker's Mark Bourbon

October 23, 2014 1:31 pm | by Bloomberg News

Maker's Mark COO Rob Samuels discusses the boom in the bourbon business.                                                   

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Tanks To Get Cloaking Capabilities From Specialized Plates

October 23, 2014 1:18 pm | by Reuters

Inspired by the way a chameleon changes its color to disguise itself, scientists in Poland want to replace traditional camouflage paint with thousands of electrochromic plates that will continuously change color to blend with its surroundings.  

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Made By China In America

October 23, 2014 1:08 pm | by We The Economy

Everyday workers, leaders and local community members in South Carolina provide a nuanced perspective on China’s investment in U.S. factories and its promising impact on the economy.                   

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Liquor Company's American CEO Adapts To New Climate

October 22, 2014 12:40 pm | by CBS News

The Chinese drank 11 billion liters of Baijiu last year, making it the most consumed spirit by volume. After suffering a significant loss in revenue, Sichuan Swellfun CEO Jim Rice is hoping a new approach will reinvigorate the business.    

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IoT Aims To Smarten Your Life

October 22, 2014 12:32 pm | by The Associated Press

As more and more Bluetooth-enabled devices are reaching consumers, developers are busy connecting them together as part of the Internet of Things.                             

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Verdict: Guardrail Company Defrauded Government

October 21, 2014 12:52 pm | by ABC News

Last week Trinity Industries Inc., a manufacturer of U.S. highway guardrails, went to court over allegations that it changed its design to save on manufacturing costs and never informed authorities of the change — raising safety concerns. The jury determined the company should have told the government about the design change.

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3 PGA Pros Start GolfBeer Brewing

October 21, 2014 12:33 pm | by USA TODAY

Three of the top names in professional golf are now in the beer business. Freddie Jacobson, Keegan Bradley and Graeme McDowell will launch a series of easy-drinking craft beers through their new company, GolfBeer Brewing Co.       

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A Cultural Shift Is Coming To Microsoft

October 20, 2014 12:07 pm | by USA TODAY

Satya Nadella says he was wrong to use his own personal experiences to answer the questions of whether women should ask for raises.                                  

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Taking Audi's Driverless Car Out For A Race

October 20, 2014 11:31 am | by Bloomberg News

German carmaker Audi takes us for a spin in a driverless concept car version of their RS7.                                             

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Nest CEO On The IoT Of Everyday Items

October 17, 2014 10:32 am | by CBS News

Nest is turning the places we live into smart homes, one device at a time. Nest founder and CEO Tony Fadell discusses how technology can improve our lives.                           

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