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The IoT Uplink: The Source Of $90 Billion In Added Value For Manufacturers

July 31, 2014 | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This latest episode of The IoT Uplink, a new video series examining all the factors driving, influencing and adding to the complexity of the Internet of Things movement, focuses on remote monitoring, and the advantages and challenges that ...

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Exxon Profit Surges, But Production Slips

July 31, 2014 4:21 pm | by Jonathan Fahey, AP Energy Writer | News | Comments

Exxon Mobil's net income rose 28 percent in the second quarter on a sale of Asian assets and higher oil prices, but oil and gas production slipped a disappointing 6 percent. Exxon reported ...           

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Running On Wind In America's Heartland

July 31, 2014 4:17 pm | by Tia Nowack, Associate Editor, IMPO | Articles | Comments

In 2013, the French Canadian machining, fabrication and assembly company, Marmen Energy, made the move to the United States. After touring many states for several years, the company decided to set up shop in ...       

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5 Ways to Improve Order Fulfillment

July 31, 2014 4:13 pm | by Kardex Remstar, LLC | Articles | Comments

A new white paper from Kardex Remstar reviews 5 order improvement strategies. There’s always room for improvement in a picking operation — whether it’s faster throughput, optimized labor productivity ...        

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Engineering Newswire: The Army’s New Glow-in-the-Dark Bullets

July 31, 2014 4:05 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

Today on engineering newswire, we’re shrinking power inverters for a chance to win a million dollars, firing glow-in-the-dark bullets, and creating power with industry by-products ...            

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Could Brooklyn Hipsters Help Save The Middle Class?

July 31, 2014 4:02 pm | by PBS NewsHour | Videos | Comments

Frozen ginger slushies, tea-based pro-biotic drinks, a bed bug-killing steam machine — these are just a few of the locally-grown products coming out of Brooklyn’s burgeoning artisan economy. But as popular as these start-ups may be, are they generating more jobs?

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GE’s Industrial Core Packs More Punch as Demand for Machines and Services Grows

July 31, 2014 3:58 pm | by GE Reports | News | Comments

GE reported a double-digit increase in industrial profits for the first half of 2014 today. The growth has been fueled by the company’s long-term strategy to build up its industrial units, shrink its financial services business, and grow ...  

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Britain To Test Driverless Cars Next Year

July 31, 2014 3:54 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

British officials says driverless cars will be tested on roads in as many as three cities in a trial program to begin in January. Officials said Wednesday the tests will last up to three years. Sensors and cameras will ....    

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Chrysler Recalls Fiat 500Ls To Fix Air Bags

July 31, 2014 3:36 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Chrysler is recalling just under 30,000 Fiat 500L small cars in the U.S. and Canada to fix a problem with air bags that protect knees in a crash. The company says in a statement Wednesday that ...         

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Unemployment Insurance Tax Stokes Complaints

July 31, 2014 3:33 pm | by Stephen Singer - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Nearly 100,000 employers in Connecticut are about to get sticker shock as the state mails annual tax bills to pay interest on its $433 million federal loan for unemployment benefits for workers let go during the Great Recession. The so-called special assessment being mailed Friday is expected to...

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Amazon To Invest $2 Billion To Expand In India

July 31, 2014 3:31 pm | by Kay Johnson, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The world's largest online retailer is facing off in India against a new name in e-commerce that was founded by former Amazon employees. Amazon.com Inc. said Wednesday it will invest $2 billion to expand its ...       

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Bringing 3D Printing To Your Hand

July 31, 2014 3:28 pm | by The Associated Press | Videos | Comments

3D printing is a cool technology, but it's not exactly a hands-on way to make things. Enter the 3Doodler: the pen that turns you into the 3D printer.               

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HP: Most IoT Devices Lack Security, Open To Attack

July 31, 2014 3:18 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology | Blogs | Comments

A recent study from Hewlett-Packard reveals that 70 percent of Internet of Things (IoT) devices — including sensors and connected infrastructure — are seriously vulnerable to attack. The Internet of Things State of the Union Study from HP’s Fortify on Demand division came ...

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Escaping Email: Inspired Vision Or Hallucination?

July 31, 2014 2:59 pm | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Dustin Moskovitz is plotting an escape from email. The 30-year-old entrepreneur has learned a lot about communication since he teamed up with his college roommate Mark Zuckerberg to create ...         

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Ethical Practices Take Back Seat To Price, Say Purchasers

July 31, 2014 2:54 pm | by Business Wire | News | Comments

80% of consumers believe it is important for companies and brands to behave ethically, however the most significant factors when shopping are price, value and quality. Research from online sourcing and optimization specialists ...    

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Can Malaysian Airlines Survive?

July 31, 2014 2:48 pm | News | Comments

Malaysia Airlines was struggling before MH17 and MH370. The two disasters deepen the crisis for the carrier. Can the airline survive?                  

11,000 Kawasakis Recalled For Injury Risk

July 31, 2014 2:46 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

About 11,000 Kawasaki off-road vehicles are being recalled because debris can cut through the foot rest area and hurt riders' legs. The recall is for 2012 and 2013 Kawasaki Teryx4 750 vehicles with ...        

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Boeing Will Handle Final Assembly Of 787-10 In SC

July 31, 2014 2:40 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Boeing said final assembly of its 787-10 plane, a planned larger version of its "Dreamliner" aircraft, will take place in South Carolina. The company says the work will be ...             

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Century-Old Pipe Break Points To National Problem

July 31, 2014 12:38 pm | News | Comments

The rupture of a nearly century-old water main that ripped a 15-foot hole through Sunset Boulevard and turned a swath of the University of California, Los Angeles, into a mucky mess points to the risks and expense many ...     

Cloud Applications, A Challenge For Both User And Access Control

July 31, 2014 11:25 am | by Dean Wiech | Articles | Comments

For an IT department, working with cloud applications and their providers can present a number of new challenges. Where the IT department previously took a facilitating role, it is now transitioning to ...        

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Connected Vehicle Survey Reveals Safety, Convenience Critical To Consumer Adoption

July 31, 2014 10:48 am | by IDC Manufacturing Insights | News | Comments

IDC Manufacturing Insights has announced the results of the 2013 Consumer Connected Vehicle Study in a new report, “Business Strategy: IDC's Connected Vehicle Study Highlights Value of Safety and Convenience,” (Document#MI249559). The new report provides perspectives for ...

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