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The IoT Uplink: 90% Of Manufacturers Seeking IoT Solutions

December 18, 2014 | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

The IoT Uplink examines factors driving, influencing, and adding to the complexity of the Internet of Things movement, and the advantages and challenges that this technology brings to the manufacturing space. In our last episode of 2014, we cover the latest developments impacting...

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More Job Losses For The Oil Industry

December 19, 2014 2:20 pm | by CBS News | Videos

Lower oil prices are buoying Louisiana's fishermen, but putting the squeeze on others. Manuel Bojorquez reports on the threat to jobs in the state's oil industry and the impact of the steadily falling oil prices. Some reports say that job losses are offset by hiring in other industries...

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3D Printed Cookies Just In Time For The Holidays

December 19, 2014 9:50 am | by Reuters | Videos

A Spanish company has combined technology with cuisine to develop the 'Foodini', a 3D printer designed to print the perfect cookie for Santa. Lynette Kucsma, co-founder of Natural Machines, says this will inspire people at home to make fresher cookies without supermarket preservatives and...

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Cheap, Clean, Fusion Power One Step Closer To Reality

December 16, 2014 1:29 pm | by Reuters | Videos

Researchers at the University of Washington are developing a new type of fusion reactor that could generate eco-friendly power for less money than fossil fuels, a much smaller carbon footprint, no greenhouse gases, and no radioactive waste... 

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Digitizing Manufacturing Processes: An Alliant Techsystems Case Study

December 16, 2014 11:13 am | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos

While technology advances have led to tremendous improvements in CAD and Simulation capabilities, complex product assembly at most manufacturing facilities still relies on paper-based 2D drawings and remote workstations on the factory floor. However, these processes are becoming a thing of the past. The advent of powerful tablet...

How Manufacturers Can Raise Prices Without Risking Volume: A 4-Step Process To Drive 20% Profit Gains

December 15, 2014 10:51 am | by Insight2Profit | Webinars

Operational effectiveness, supply chain efficiency, and customer behavior all impact profitability. This webinar will focus on how manufacturing companies can raise prices without risking volume and will take a look at the specific challenges manufacturers face. Using a 4-Step process for combining pricing technology and strategy, manufacturers...

NAM CEO Responds To NLRB In Video

December 15, 2014 9:44 am | by Jamie Hennigan and Mallory Micetich, National Association of Manufacturers | Videos

National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons delivered the following video statement on the National Labor Relations Board’s upcoming decision to drastically change longstanding labor policy and dramatically shorten the time-frame for union elections.  "Economic growth, job...

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Siemens' Oil & Gas VP Discusses Manufacturing Jobs, Keystone XL Pipeline

December 10, 2014 2:27 pm | by TransCanada Corporation | Videos

Peter Hoglund, Siemens' vice-president of oil & gas and marine business unit, discusses how his company's partnership with TransCanada on the Keystone Pipeline System has resulted in positive manufacturing impacts in the United States... 

Jobless Veterans Get Elite Training For New Careers

December 10, 2014 10:49 am | by CBS News | Videos

Many veterans returning from wars overseas face a new challenge at home: finding a job. Some are getting extra help to make the transition from combat to the cubicle. Wyatt Andrews met the vets who are learning a valuable new job skill...

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Elon Musk’s Big Bet On Battery Technology

December 9, 2014 2:35 pm | by Bloomberg News | Videos

Cory Johnson from Bloomberg News discusses how Tesla CEO Elon Musk is disrupting utilities. He discusses the Musk's bet that battery technology will not advance significantly, and that Tesla's $5B gigafactory is to be the largest in the world...

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Pay Going Up For U.S. Workers

December 8, 2014 1:59 pm | by USA Today | Videos

The latest jobs report showed wages are finally going up, as employers added the largest number of workers in nearly three years in November. USA Today reports on the number of jobs created and a bigger than expected rise in wages and number of hours worked...

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'Smart Guns' To Bring Transparency To Police Shootings

December 4, 2014 12:27 pm | by CBS News | Videos

Law enforcement in California is testing smart pistols equipped with technology that alerts police dispatchers whenever their gun is unholstered or fired. The experimental technology is meant to protect police and provide detailed insight into officer involved...

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The IoT Uplink: 90% Of IT Networks To Have IoT-Based Security Breach

December 4, 2014 11:37 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos

This episode of The IoT Uplink examines IoT security tools, making better connections, and how improving standards will help improve IoT adoption rates.  We look specifically at Elliptic Technologies and the security hardware platform tRoot, SAP's new solutions for...

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Reach the Next Level of Manufacturing Operational Performance with the Internet of Things

December 4, 2014 10:57 am | by ThingWorx, Harbor Research | Webinars

According to Michael Porter, Harvard Business School Professor, sustainable competitive advantage requires both the right strategic positioning and operational effectiveness. The Internet of Things provides companies with the opportunity to take advantage of both of these...

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Gun Manufacturers Are Targeting A New Demographic

December 3, 2014 9:51 am | by CNN Money | Videos

At the Shot Show in Las Vegas, a new trend in gun manufacturing was made clear: gun sales for women and by women are on the rise. As a result, the industry is beginning to make guns that are more aesthetically appealing to women and are better suited for women's specific needs...

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Pack Expo Top 10

December 2, 2014 11:27 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos

Check out the top ten trends spotted at this year's Pack Expo.  We look at the expressive robot Baxter, fog computing, Modified Atmosphere Packaging, Parker Automation's SCOUT, Honeywell's wearable Dolphin, Dorner's SmartPace Conveyor, food safety reforms, the...

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Introducing Ortaggi, Veggie Ice Cream

November 25, 2014 1:39 pm | by ABC News | Videos

We all know we should be eating our vegetables every day, but isn't there a more delicious way to get those greens? ABC's Tina Trinh samples the vegetable version of one of America's favorite desserts: ice cream. Ortaggi offers six delicious veggie flavors...

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Robots To Fly Planes Where Humans Can't

November 25, 2014 9:50 am | by Reuters | Videos

Researchers in South Korea are developing a robotic pilot that could potentially replace humans in the cockpit. Unlike drones and autopilot programs which are configured for specific aircraft, the robots' humanoid design will allow it to fly any type of plane with no additional sensors...

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Steve Wozniak: Change Comes Quickly In Tech Industry

November 24, 2014 2:14 pm | by Bloomberg News | Videos

Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak discusses the rapid pace of technology changes on “Bloomberg West.” Wozniak discusses the new Apple wearables, the change in the way companies like Apple makes new products, and the production of custom data solutions...

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The IoT Uplink: Behind The "Brains Of The Industrial Internet"

November 20, 2014 9:59 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos

In this episode of The IoT Uplink, we look inside what an article released by GE's Intelligent Platforms Business has called the “brains of the Industrial Internet”—the Industrial PC, or IPC. These huge, rugged computers are responsible for storing and quickly analyzing big data and are able to survive extreme...

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Digitizing Manufacturing Processes: An Alliant Techsystems Case Study

November 19, 2014 11:19 am | by Microsoft, Siemens, & Alliant Techsystems | Webinars

While technology advances have led to tremendous improvements in CAD and Simulation capabilities, complex product assembly at most manufacturing facilities still relies on paper-based 2D drawings and remote workstations on the factory floor. However, these processes are becoming...

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