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Sam Adams CEO: Craft Brewers 'Driving The Beer Industry'

April 1, 2015 | by CBS News | Comments

Although Sam Adams is a big name in beer, it makes up only 1 percent of the American market. Boston Beer Company founder and CEO Jim Koch says his company still has "a long way to grow."

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Manufacturing Photovoltaic Devices At The Global Solar Factory

March 31, 2015 12:16 pm | by Bob Vila

Bob Vila visits the Global Solar factory in Tucson, AZ to see how the company manufactures its unique solar-electric (photovoltaic) devices.


Wi-Fi Expansion Could Threaten V2V Safety Tech

March 30, 2015 11:24 am | by CBS News

A new bill is pushing to improve Wi-Fi access for the public. However, experts say the proposal could sideline a new effort to prevent up to 80 percent of car crashes.  


Is BlackBerry's Turnaround On Track?

March 30, 2015 11:19 am | by Bloomberg Business

Crawford Del Prete, IDC Chief Research Officer, discusses whether BlackBerry's turnaround is on track or not.


Engineering Newswire: Elio Unveils Engine Prototype For 3-Wheel, 84 MPG Car

March 27, 2015 11:26 am | by Product Design & Development

This Engineering Newswire looks at battling gorilla arm, putting an end to public urination, and building an all-new internal combustion engine for the first time in 60 years.


Will Japanese Whiskey Become The New Scotch?

March 27, 2015 11:20 am | by Wall Street Journal

Takeshi Niinami, Suntory Holdings CEO, sits down with Charles Passy to talk about the Japanese whiskey market, its acquisition of Jim Beam and its U.S. marketing efforts. 


Behind The Historic U.S. Oil Supply Glut

March 26, 2015 11:37 am | by Bloomberg Business

Societe Generale Global Head of Oil Research Michael Wittner discusses rising U.S. oil stockpiles.


Ford Unveils The Focus RS Ahead Of The NY Auto Show

March 26, 2015 11:32 am | by The Street

The Focus RS is the fourth high-performance vehicle Ford has unveiled in the segment and plans to add 8 more performance vehicles by 2020. 


Flashback To 1988: Flying Car Test Flight

March 25, 2015 12:21 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor

In this flashback, inventor Paul Moller invited CBS News to witness a test flight of his flying car, the M200X. 


New Alternatives To Computer Passwords

March 25, 2015 11:52 am | by CBS News

Forget about forgetting passwords — Yahoo has introduced a system for sending single-use passwords on demand to mobile phone users, while Microsoft is proposing "biometric authentication,” in which your computer must recognize your face, iris or fingerprint to grant you access


Invisible Solar Cells That Could Power Skyscrapers

March 24, 2015 12:41 pm | by Bloomberg Business

Silicon Valley startup Ubiquitous Energy is making the world’s first transparent solar cells, a technology that could greatly expand the reach of solar power. 


The Cars That Could Save Aston Martin

March 24, 2015 12:38 pm | by CNNMoney

Aston Martin unveiled two future cars at the Geneva Auto Show. CEO Andy Palmer hopes they are the key to expanding the brand without losing its heritage.


Girls & Tech: Efforts To Encourage Young Women Into Programming

March 23, 2015 1:22 pm | by ABC News

Lana Zak investigates the efforts being made to get more girls into technology fields.


A $35,000 'Robo-Clock'

March 23, 2015 1:18 pm | by Bloomberg Business

Eccentric Swiss watchmaker MB&F has launched a $35,000 robot clock at the Baselworld watch trade fair, complete with "mechanical brain" and flashing red eyes. The company's founder talked to Bloomberg about pushing the boundaries of clock making.


Inside Google's New Self-Driving Car

March 20, 2015 11:26 am | by USA TODAY

Marco della Cava got an exclusive look at Google's self-driving car at the Google facility in Mountain View, Calif. 


Engineering Newswire: Bicycle Hybrid Reaches 100 MPH

March 20, 2015 11:11 am | by Product Design & Development

This Engineering Newswire looks at flying rockets through the Northern Lights, sticking giant earth catheters into geysers, and taking the fastest bike ride in the world.


Lawsuit Claims High Levels Of Arsenic In Top-Selling Wines

March 20, 2015 11:07 am | by CBS News

A proposed class action lawsuit was filed Thursday in California that claims some of the country's top selling wines have high levels of arsenic. Some brands have up to four and five times the maximum amount the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) allows for drinking water.  


Test Ride: Mercedes Self-Driving Luxury Car

March 19, 2015 11:49 am | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor

Brian Cooley takes a ride inside Mercedes' F 015 self-driving vehicle and explains why it could be the future of mobility.


Microsoft Unveils The Future Of Skype For Business

March 19, 2015 11:43 am | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor

Microsoft has launched a preview of Skype for Business that gives us a glimpse of the future workspace.


Flying Cars Coming In 2017

March 19, 2015 11:38 am | by CNNMoney

The Slovakian company AeroMobil will begin selling a flying car in 2017.


Midsize Truck Myth: Why Chevy's New Urban Pickup Is Huge

March 18, 2015 12:17 pm | by Bloomberg Business

Since the Chevrolet Colorado went on sale last year it's been flying off dealership lots. The truck is important, because it fills a segment that Detroit had been ignoring for years: midsize trucks. 



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