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New Medical Device Master's Program

January 9, 2014 9:44 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The University of Minnesota is recruiting students for a new master's program in medical device innovation. The program is under the Technological Leadership Institute, part of the university's College of Science and Engineering. The new ...

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Solar Energy to Power Iconic Vegas Welcome Sign

January 9, 2014 9:21 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Officials in Las Vegas are harnessing the power of the sun to light the city's iconic welcome sign. Elected officials and project leaders flipped a switch Wednesday linking solar panels on 25-foot towers to the glittering neon ...   

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Workers Building Samsung Factory Riot in Vietnam

January 9, 2014 9:19 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Workers building a massive Samsung factory in Vietnam battled police and torched motorbikes on Thursday, in a rare outbreak of labor violence in the tightly controlled country. Eleven people were injured in the incident, which Samsung said ...

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IBM's Watson Supercomputer Gets its Own Business

January 9, 2014 9:17 am | by Bree Fowler, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

One of the most famous "Jeopardy!" champs of all time is moving to Manhattan. No, it's not Ken Jennings. IBM announced Thursday that it's investing over $1 billion to give its Watson supercomputer its own business division and a new home in ...

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Cargill to Build Steel-Processing Plant in Windsor

January 9, 2014 8:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Cargill is building a steel-processing plant in Windsor beginning early this year. The company says the facility is needed to meet the increasing demand for steel products in the manufacturing and shale-oil industries. Minneapolis-based ...

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Finalist for Boeing Assembly Plant

January 9, 2014 7:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

State officials say Rockford was a finalist being considered for a massive Boeing plant before the aerospace company reached a deal with a union and agreed to build its 777X planes near Seattle. David Roeder is a spokesman for the ...  

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Airlines Go on a Record New Jet Shopping Spree

January 9, 2014 3:31 am | by Scott Mayerowitz, AP Airlines Writer | News | Comments

Capt. Paul Wannberg glides an old Boeing 757 over the New Mexico desert, lining up with the runway. A computerized voice squawks elevation warnings. Forty feet. Thirty. Twenty. Ten. Touchdown. Outside the cockpit window sit nearly a ...  

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Case Makes iPhone a BlackBerry Clone

January 9, 2014 3:21 am | by Ryan Nakashima, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

If you love your iPhone but would prefer a physical keyboard, Typo could be for you. But you might want to order soon. BlackBerry, the company that made physical typing on mobile devices an addictive craze, is suing Typo Products LLC ... 

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Ford Fiesta Back in Japan Despite Past Failure

January 9, 2014 2:17 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Ford Motor Co. Fiesta compact is back in Japan despite failing a decade ago in a market dominated by Toyota and other powerful local brands that specialize in small cars. Japan Ford unveiled the 2.29 million yen ($22,900) Fiesta Thursday ...

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Samsung, Apple CEOs to Discuss Lawsuit Settlement

January 9, 2014 1:55 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The chiefs of Samsung Electronics Co. and Apple Inc. will meet to discuss settling a bitter two year legal battle over designs and technologies of smartphones and tablets. A filing with the U.S. District court in San Jose showed Thursday that ...

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Few 'Wearables' Balance Fashion & Function

January 8, 2014 5:00 pm | by Peter Svensson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Gadget lovers are slipping on fitness bands that track movement and buckling on smartwatches that let them check phone messages. Some brave souls are even donning Google's geeky-looking Glass eyewear. For the technology industry ...  

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Delta to Install New Seats, Bins on 225 Planes

January 8, 2014 3:47 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Delta Air Lines says it will install new seats and bigger overhead bins on many of the planes it flies within the U.S. It's squeezing more seats onto many of those planes, too. Delta said on Wednesday that the project will cover 225 planes ...

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U.S. Cutting Tool Consumption Down 16.6% in November

January 8, 2014 3:37 pm | by The Association for Manufacturing Technology | News | Comments

November U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $156 million, according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute and AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. This total, as reported by companies participating in the ...    

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The Internet-Connected Toothbrush

January 8, 2014 2:44 pm | by Peter Svensson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Armbands that track how much you move have become popular ways to motivate people to get fit. But how fit are your teeth? Are you lazy about brushing them? Never fear: An inventor is on the case. An electric toothbrush senses how ...  

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Train Brakes Unexpectedly, Derails

January 8, 2014 2:40 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Officials in Canada said a derailed freight train carrying crude oil and propane continued to burn Wednesday, and about 150 residents remained evacuated from their homes. The train's brakes came on unexpectedly and the crew also found ...

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