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Revolutions In Car Tech

April 18, 2014 | by CNNMoney | Comments

Bill Ford, executive chairman of Ford, discusses the last 50 years of Mustang, global car markets, fuel economy, the GM recall and self-driving cars.                             

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Daily news and top headlines for IT professionals

Google's Project Ara Wants To Change Smartphones

April 17, 2014 1:01 pm | by The Verge

Project Ara, a smartphone you can customize, may seem like a crazy idea, but it's not half as crazy as what it takes to build it.                                   

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MBT Manufacturing Newswire: Kill Switches, A Plug-In Super Car & AgencyGlass

April 17, 2014 12:51 pm | by Manufacturing Business Technology

In this episode of MBT's Manufacturing Newswire, we discuss the latest on smartphone kill switches and Amazon’s Pay to Quit plan. We also talk about Porsche’s plug-in hybrid and take a look at a technology for the socially awkward.     

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Barra: Cost Of Fix 'Not My Focus'

April 16, 2014 11:31 am | by CNNMoney

General Motor's CEO Mary Barra says that her company is not focused on the 'cost elements' of the safety fix and that GM is 'gonna do the right thing.'                             

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The Corvette Z06 Convertible Unveiled

April 16, 2014 11:25 am | by CNNMoney

The Corvette Z06 Convertible was unveiled at the New York Auto show and boasts as much power as its hard-top sibling.                                      

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Why Google Bought Drone Maker Titan Aerospace

April 15, 2014 12:27 pm | by CNNMoney

Google acquires drone maker Titan Aerospace, and like Facebook, hopes the technology will help deliver cheap and easy Internet access in the future.                             

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Inside Streit's Matzo Factory

April 14, 2014 11:53 am | by CBS News

Matzo is an important part of any Passover Seder. Nancy Giles visits Streit’s Matzo Factory on New York’s Lower East Side and learns the true meaning of making Matzo.                        

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Engineering Newswire: Disposable Drones Printed For Cheap Spying

April 14, 2014 11:47 am | by Product Design & Development

Today on Engineering Newswire: Turning seawater into fuel; making disposable drones; and taking a look at a bionic kangaroo.                                    

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Creating Fuel From Seawater

April 11, 2014 1:02 pm | by U.S. Naval Research Laboratory

Navy researchers at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) Materials Science and Technology Division, demonstrate proof-of-concept of novel NRL technologies developed for the recovery of carbon dioxide and hydrogen from seawater and conversion to a liquid hydrocarbon fuel.

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The Cost To Build A Samsung Galaxy S5

April 11, 2014 12:20 pm | by CNNMoney

Take an inside look — literally — at how much the different parts like the processor, touchscreen display, memory and other materials of the latest flagship device in the Samsung Galaxy S series costs.              

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Protecting Yourself From Heartbleed

April 10, 2014 12:26 pm | by CNET

The Heartbleed bug is serious. Disclosed less than two days ago, the Heartbleed bug has sent sites and services across the Internet into patch mode. In essence, the bug potentially exposed your username and password on sites like Facebook, Google, Pinterest, and more. Take a look at the problem and what you should do to protect yourself and your company. 

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Help Wanted: Millennials Manufacture The Future

April 10, 2014 12:21 pm | by The National Association Of Manufacturers

The National Association of Manufacturers needs Millennials to join and recruit the next generation of the manufacturing army in order to keep the industry moving forward. In this video, NAM interviews college students about what manufacturing means to them.

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The $845,000 Porsche Plug-In Hybrid

April 10, 2014 12:13 pm | by CNNMoney

The Porsche 918 Spyder plug-in hybrid uses two electric motors to get its 887 horsepower. The vehicle starts at $845,000 and CNNMoney was lucky enough to drive this monster around the Circuit of the Americas track in Austin, Texas and reports on their experience. 

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A Hands-on Look At Microsoft's Cortana

April 10, 2014 12:04 pm | by USA TODAY

Cortana won't make her public debut until this summer, but USA TODAY got some hands-on time with the new Windows Phone digital assistant. To try and out-do the iPhone's Siri and Android's Google Now, Microsoft interviewed real personal assistants about their jobs, and tried to replicate everything they do. 

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3D Printing Easter Chocolates

April 9, 2014 1:04 pm | by Reuters

The world's confectioners are gearing up for Easter and an anticipated sales bonanza of chocolate eggs and Easter bunnies. However, as Jim Drury reports, one small company in Wroclaw, Poland has a message for lovers of all things chocolate — print your own.

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The 30 Second Phone Charger

April 8, 2014 10:53 am | by CNNMoney

StoreDot has developed a prototype phone battery than can charge your phone in half a minute. The Israeli company CEO, Doron Myersdorf, said the technology came about while working on Alzheimer's Disease research. Take a look at the device in action.

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The Hybrid Electronic Bike Of The Future

April 8, 2014 10:43 am | by CNNMoney

The Copenhagen Wheel, funded by Tumblr founder David Karp, is a smartphone controlled motor for your bike. The red hub is a self-contained unit that contains a motor, batteries, embedded control system and sensors that can go on almost any bicycle turning it into a hybrid electric bike. 

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Engineering Newswire: World's Fastest Bullet Car

April 7, 2014 1:03 pm | by Product Design & Development

Today on Engineering Newswire, we're fixing the government with sixth grade math and racing the world's fastest RC Car. Also, while invisibility cloaks and stealth technology may seem easy in Hollywood movies, controlling and bending light around an object to make it invisible to the naked eye is actually quite difficult.

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Systems Consolidation Saves Time, Improves Work Flow

April 7, 2014 11:18 am

Assa Abloy benefitted from the expertise of Columbus as the manufacturer made Microsoft Dynamics the exclusive platform for their global enterprise.

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Sam Adams' Push To Help Small Businesses

April 4, 2014 12:36 pm | by CNNMoney

Sam Adams' "Brewing The American Dream" initiative gives loans and advice to small businesses. Co-Founder and Chairman Jim Koch discusses the program, the company's fundraising and the surging popularity of craft beer.         

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A Look Inside A 'Black Box'

April 4, 2014 12:30 pm | by CNNMoney

Technicians will read information from the flight recorder and determine if mechanical failure was at fault.                                         

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