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To What Extent Is Your Product Development Process Digitized?

April 15, 2015 9:37 am | by Gaurang Trivedi, Engineering Consultant, TrueCADD | Articles | Comments

Product development and manufacturing is in a stage of major transformation across the globe. With a message from the market to speed up the development process, manufacturers are consistently looking to improvise their manufacturing ...

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Investigators Warn Airplane Computers Could Be Hacked

April 15, 2015 9:32 am | by Anne Flaherty, Associated Press | News | Comments

The same Internet access now available on most commercial flights makes it possible for hackers to bring down a plane, a government watchdog warned Tuesday. The finding by the Government Accountability Office presents chilling new ...

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China's Ninebot Buys Struggling U.S. Segway

April 15, 2015 9:25 am | by Kelvin Chan, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Segway, the iconic but struggling U.S. maker of self-balancing personal electric scooters, has been bought by a Chinese rival. Beijing-based Ninebot Inc., which makes a range of short-distance motorized transport devices ...

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Bubble Wrap Owner Seals Deal for Floor Cleaning Robots

April 15, 2015 9:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Sealed Air Corp. is buying Intellibot Robotics LLC in a move to expand its floor cleaning business. The Charlotte, North Carolina-based packaging company is paying an undisclosed amount for a company ...

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Toyota Building Plants in Mexico, China After 3-Year Hiatus

April 15, 2015 9:16 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Toyota is building two new auto plants, one in Mexico and the other in China, ending a 3-year hiatus from such ambitions that the Japanese automaker voluntarily imposed on itself after massive recalls. Toyota Motor Corp. announced ...

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Standard USB Enclosures

April 15, 2015 8:59 am | by PD&D Staff | Product Releases | Comments

TEKO has launched its TEK-USB standard USB enclosure. TEK-USB is suitable for a range of OEM applications including USB dongles, pen drives, and wireless transmitters. The enclosures have a snap-together design with an integrated soft touch protection ring in the middle ...

Bluetooth World Kicks Off; One Connected Machine Makes Soda

April 14, 2015 4:50 pm | by Megan Crouse Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Round Ups | Comments

Bluetooth World is taking place right now, starting on April 14, and will continue until April 15 to showcase Bluetooth devices and developments from around the world.  Meanwhile, Bluetooth-enabled devices of all kinds and levels of usefulness are making the news ...

Wearables Gaining Popularity in Business

April 14, 2015 3:14 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

How would you feel about being issued a workplace wearable? There will be 75 million wearable devices deployed in work settings by 2020, said a report from research firm Tractica ...

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Self-Driving Cars Won't Help Car Sickness

April 14, 2015 2:50 pm | by Megan Crouse Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Round Ups | Comments

Self-driving and super-connected cars need new technology to drive them. This roundup is about the consequences and opportunities in that market: what will be necessary for the cars of the future? ...

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April 14, 2015 2:45 pm | Round Ups | Comments

They may have not received a royal wedding, but Sony’s grouping with the IFTTT (If This Then That) app could spell a great marriage. IFTTT, which gives users a simpler way to handle multiple apps at a time using “recipes”, will be involved in Sony’s newest wearable wave. Ticket ordering apps stand to be all the rage on the wearable circuit, as research has shown ticket purchases via wearable devices should skyrocket. Start-up SoulAthlete.com has landed support from some of the biggest names in wearables like Fitbit and Jawbone in its bid to launch a platform which will allow wearable users to compete with eachother, regardless of their device’s brand. Health tech company, Nudge has announced an app, Nudge+Coach, which will help fitness enthusiasts to understand the data from their fitness tracking apps via a network of health coaches

Swarming UAVs Fly into the Future

April 14, 2015 1:55 pm | by Office of Naval Research (ONR) | News | Comments

A new era in autonomy and unmanned systems for naval operations is on the horizon, as officials at the Office of Naval Research have announced recent technology demonstrations of swarming unmanned aerial vehicles ...

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Today in Engineering History: First Motion Picture House Opened

April 14, 2015 1:44 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | Blogs | Comments

On this day in history, April 14, 1894, the first commercial motion picture house opened in New York City to showcase Thomas Edison’s Kinetoscope. The Holland Bros. opened the venue at 1155 Broadway, on the corner of 27th Street ...

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BCF Solutions Lands $486M Defense Security Systems Deal

April 14, 2015 1:21 pm | by Jacob Meister, Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) handed out several work contracts Monday, the most lucrative of which was $486 million contract for force protection site security systems ...

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Book A Private Office Abroad; Driftt Buys Fetchnotes

April 14, 2015 12:05 pm | by Megan Crouse Real Time Digital Reporter, Design Group | Round Ups | Comments

What is the key to productivity? Is it cutting out the small steps in a project to find the most efficient possible use of time, or simply making sure employees are focused on the task at hand? ...

Army Aviation Continues Efforts for Tech Development

April 14, 2015 11:46 am | by AMRDEC Public Affairs | News | Comments

The Army recently extended technology investment agreements with two commercial companies to continue concept refinement and technology maturation for future vertical lift, or FVL, research. The Army is continuing its ties with AVX Aircraft ...

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