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Jobless Veterans Get Elite Training For New Careers

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

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 | Comments

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 | Comments

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 | Comments

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 | Comments

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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Gun Manufacturers Are Targeting A New Demographic

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

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 | Comments

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 | Comments

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 | Comments

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 | Comments

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 | Comments

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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When Fake 'Super Meat' Is Better Than The Real Thing

November 18, 2014 11:36 am | by Bloomberg News | Comments

Beyond Meat, maker of plant-based "chicken" and "ground beef," will aim for the heart of the carnivorous market with a soy-protein-based hamburger patty called the Beast Burger. Beyond Meat Founder Ethan Brown says their meatless products taste and feel like the real thing and they believe they can...

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Are Robots Replacing Jobs?

November 18, 2014 10:19 am | by CNN Money | Comments

From factory floors to warehouses and hospital floors, humans are increasingly finding themselves working alongside robots, and the impact of robots in the workforce are only expected to grow. Newer robots are specially designed to work with humans...

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Cisco CEO Critical Of Net Neutrality

November 17, 2014 2:09 pm | by CNN Money | Comments

Cisco CEO John Chambers says regulation of Internet service providers could hinder development and growth. CNN Money talks with Chambers about net neutrality, and the growth of digital abilities in various countries around the world....  

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Port Labor Battle Could Slow Holiday Shipments

November 14, 2014 2:18 pm | by CBS News | Comments

There are growing concerns that a slowdown at one of the country's busiest ports in Long Beach could hit holiday shipments. Business could come to a halt on the West coast, as a battle threatens to stop crucial imports.          

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Brazil's Drought Brews High Coffee Price

November 14, 2014 9:52 am | by CNNMoney | Comments

Coffee drinkers hold on to your wallets. The worst drought in 80 years has hit Brazil, the world's biggest producer and exporter of coffee, and prices have surged to their highest levels in two years.         

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This Car Has A Jet Engine

November 14, 2014 9:48 am | by CNNMoney | Comments

The 1963 Chrysler Turbine car has a jet engine under its hood. In its heyday, it represented the future of automobiles.                      

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The IoT Uplink: 70% Of Cyber Attacks Start Internally

November 12, 2014 5:40 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

Did you know that the secure perimeter of your enterprise network can still be penetrated, leaving your company vulnerable to hacking? In this episode of The IoT Uplink, we explore Fog Computing, security within a network’s infrastructure, and the open source...

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See The Drone Years Ahead of Google, Facebook

November 12, 2014 2:19 pm | by Bloomberg News | Comments

Satellites are so 2014. Airbus is developing a high-altitude, solar-powered drone that can stay aloft indefinitely. It could deliver wireless service where towers are too hard or expensive to maintain. Sam Grobart reports for Bloomberg's "The Year Ahead: 2015 " series...

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Meet GM's $4M Rolling Propaganda Machine

November 11, 2014 2:15 pm | by CNN Money | Comments

This 33-foot-long 30,000 pound 1940 GM mega-bus represented the size and power of General Motors at its mightiest. CNN Money reports on GM's $4 million propoganda machine, a vehicle used in GM car shows until 1956 when TV replaced the traveling car show...

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