Shocking New Weed Killer, 40 Cows Escape, SpaceX Breaks Laws | Today in Manufacturing Ep. 21

Also on the podcast, Peloton flaw lets hackers watch riders, union leader killed as truck breaks picket line, utility controls smart thermostats and used cars cost more than original sticker price.

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Welcome to the Today in Manufacturing Podcast, a new podcast brought to you by the editors from Manufacturing.net and Industrial Equipment News (IEN).

In each episode, we discuss the five biggest stories in manufacturing, and the implications they have on the industry moving forward. This week, we talk about:

Peloton Flaw Allows Hackers to Watch Users

The Peloton Bike+ is vulnerable and users were recently warned of a security threat that allows hackers to control the touchscreen, steal information and even watch riders as they sit and spin.

40 Cows Escape Slaughterhouse

A gate at a meat packing facility was accidentally left open and 40 cows made a run for it into the L.A. suburbs. Oddly enough, this isn't the first great cow escape and it could save at least one from slaughter.

SpaceX Warned About Breaking Laws in Texas

In South Texas, SpaceX was warned that it could be violating state laws by shutting down public beaches and using unlicensed security guards to clear roads.

Union Leader Killed by Truck Driving Through Picket Line

The leader of a labor union was killed in northern Italy after he was hit by a truck that broke through a picket line outside a warehouse facility.

Shocking Development in Weed-Killing Business

Small Robot Company has three new robots: Tom, Dick and Harry. The robots eliminate weeds with fewer chemicals and improve soil quality by zapping weeds to death.

In Case You Missed It

Smart Thermostats Manipulated on Unknowing Customers

After ERCOT asked residents to take it easy on the AC, many didn't listen. That's when residents noticed that their "smart" thermostats were turned up without their knowledge.

Some Used Vehicles Now Cost More than Original Sticker Price

The pandemic and a global chip shortage have pushed car prices to record levels.

Lego Makes Experimental Brick from Recycled Plastic Bottles

Lego revealed prototype bricks made out of recycled bottles.

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