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Accenture aims to take AR and VR commerce into the mainstream

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Virtual reality may be stalled with consumers, but it might be catching on with enterprises. That’s one of the messages delivered recently by the “extended reality” team at Accenture, the big tech and business consulting company. Extended reality applies to augmented reality, virtual reality, and mixed reality applications. To see a company like Accenture embracing extended reality is encouraging for the fledgling technologies, as Accenture is the largest digital agency in the world with 40,000 people in that particular practice. And it has a total work force of 425,000 consultants. I interviewed a few members of Accenture’s Silicon Valley and Los Angeles teams at the VRX 2017 event, where we talked about the big c... Read More
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GOP tax bill could hurt Puerto Rico

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Higher taxes on the companies that do business in Puerto Rico could threaten jobs on the island.Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/74468/Find more videos like this at www.newsy.comFollow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideosFollow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideosDetected Closed Captioning: The Gops Consolidated Tax Bill Unveiled Friday Could Be Bad News For Puerto Rico That's Because Puerto Rico Is Sometimes considered A Foreign Country For Tax Purposes The Designation Means Corporations Doing Business On The Island Could Face A Minimum 10% Tax On Profits Abroad As Well As A 12.5 Percent Tax On Intangible Assets Such As Patents H... Read More
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Stocks soar to records as tax plan is finalized

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Published on Dec 15, 2017FOX Business’ Charles Paynes reports on the leading market indicators that drove stocks to record highs. Category News & Politics License ... Read More

Harnessing data from driverless cars to improve transportation

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Self-driving cars were once thought of as a far-off, and maybe even impossible, concept, but they’re here now. At the end of November, General Motors announced its plan to launch a fleet of driverless cars — without backup drivers — across several major U.S. cities, beginning in 2019. In doing so, the auto industry signified that it’s prepared to lead a dramatic shift in how both humans and commercial goods move from place to place. Of course, powering this initiative is data — and ... Read More
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A huge military buildup is underway in Qatar. But who will man the systems?

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BEIRUT – Qatar’s launch of a huge air power buildup has raised a series of questions about the country’s ability to incorporate systems into its military amid a crisis faced with the Gulf nations. One industrial source with knowledge of the matter stressed expanded capabilities provided by the three new jets, noting that “the air force will now have a total of 96 new aircraft, compared to its current Mirage-2000 fleet of a dozen. ... Read More
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A huge military buildup is underway in Qatar. But who will man the systems?

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BEIRUT – Qatar’s launch of a huge air power buildup has raised a series of questions about the country’s ability to incorporate systems into its military amid a crisis faced with the Gulf nations. One industrial source with knowledge of the matter stressed expanded capabilities provided by the three new jets, noting that “the air force will now have a total of 96 new aircraft, compared to its current Mirage-2000 fleet of a dozen. ... Read More
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Survey: New York manufacturers grows at slightly slower pace

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Factories in New York State grew more slowly this month as shipments rose and new orders slipped. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York said Friday that its Empire State Manufacturing index declined to 18 in December from 19.4 last month. The index is down from a three-year high of 30.2 last month. Still, any reading over zero signals growth. The index is watched closely by economists because it provides a first look at the health of U.S. manufacturing each month. A measure of shipments increased at a faster pace in December, while a gauge of new orders rose at a slightly slower pace. Hiring slipped but remained positive. U.S. factories are benefiting from solid global growth and a cheaper dollar, which makes U.S. goo... Read More
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The Whirl Is Not Enough: Hundred-Dollar Fidget Spinners

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By the time Trevor Hirschi decided to make a fidget spinner, the market was already saturated with $2 plastic devices that covered the shelves of toy stores and bodegas. So Hirschi, a machine tool technology instructor at Bridgerland Technical College and men's jewelry designer, got to work on something a little more exciting. After shuffling through a couple different concepts, he settled on an airplane propellor. He'd kept a World War II airplane model in his room as a child that would later inspire his first fidget spinner, the TiSpin Prop. To make it, he assembled a 3-D model and used a computer numeric control machine to carve grade 5 titanium into the shape of a propellor. That machine runs at up t... Read More
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India’s import tax hike on electronics could hurt Apple most

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(Reuters) — India has increased the import tax on dozens of electronic products such as mobile phones and television sets, a government statement said, to help curb supplies from overseas and build up the domestic industry. The rise in tax from 10 percent to 15 percent on handsets will make imports of phones – including most of Apple’s iPhone models – more expensive at a time the company’s revenue growth is slowing in India’s $10 billion smartphone market. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched a flagship Make-in-India program to expand the domestic industrial base, and one of the areas showing success is electronics. Pankaj Mohindroo, president of the Indian Cellular Association, said on Frid... Read More
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AI Weekly: Inaugural AI Index report tracks industry progress and shortcomings

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One of my favorite sayings in the tech/business/startup world is “Innovation happens at the edges.” In AI, on one end of the spectrum, billions in investments and acquisitions are pouring in from  giants like Nvidia, Google, and Microsoft. On the other side, small, imaginative teams are trekking out to new frontiers untouched by AI. A great look at the performance of companies big and small is the inaugural AI Index 2017 report, which came out a few weeks ago. If you haven’t gotten to it yet, I suggest you check it out. It’s put together by some of the best known and most reputable people in AI, like Jack Clark at OpenAI and Yoav Shoham, an AI professor at Stan... Read More
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3 ways local governments can make their state or city more startup-friendly in 2018

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Contrary to popular belief, government bureaucrats aren’t trying to thwart entrepreneurs at every turn. In my experience, the opposite has been true. The state and local government officials I meet with in my role as a vice president for an economic development organization in St. Charles, Missouri, increasingly see startups as important to the future of their economy. They understand that encouraging entrepreneurship is key to maintaining a strong employer base. However, there are a few things that state and local governments can do better to support 21st century startups. Embrace the scope of economic changes We’ve only just begun to see the impact Amazon will have on local retail. If your employment or tax b... Read More
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Patients Want Poop Transplants. Here’s How to Make Them Safe

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Neill Stollman has been called the Tupac of poop transplants. The Oakland-based, board-certified gastroenterologist didn’t invent the treatment. But he did bring it to the west coast. His first patient was a woman in her 80s with a horrible case of Clostridium difficile, a gut infection that can strike patients after a course of antibiotics clears out their existing bacterial community. It’s also one of the deadliest antibiotic-resistant threats in the US, costing the healthcare system an estimated $5 billion each year. Drugs had stopped working for the woman, and without some kind of treatment, she was going to die. ... Read More
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Triton Malware Targets Industrial Safety Systems In the Middle East

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Since Stuxnet first targeted and destroyed uranium enrichment centrifuges in Iran last decade, the cybersecurity world has waited for the next step in that digital arms race: Another piece of malicious software designed specifically to enable the damage or destruction of industrial equipment. That rare type of malware has now reappeared in the the Middle East. And this time, it seems to have the express intention of disabling the industrial safety systems that protect human life. Security firm FireEye today has ... Read More
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The Researcher Who Wants to Bring AI to Factories

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Gargantuan Taiwanese manufacturer Foxconn employs more than 1 million people and tens of thousands of robots making iPhones and other electronics. It has a reputation for cost cutting, including at the expense of its workers. Now, it’s teaming up with an artificial-intelligence researcher who helped trigger Google’s reorientation around machine learning in order to make its own factories more efficient. Andrew Ng was a Stanford professor when he joined Google in 2011 to work on a project that created ... Read More
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Google Brain cofounder Andrew Ng unveils Landing.ai to bring intelligence to manufacturing

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AI technology has the potential to transform all manner of industries around the globe, and one of the field’s luminaries today unveiled a new startup he’s working on to bring intelligence to manufacturing. Andrew Ng, who helped start the Google Brain project and previously served as the head of Baidu’s AI efforts, announced Landing.ai, a company aimed at helping businesses in the manufacturing sector transform themselves into AI companies. Ng picked manufacturing because it has a number of problems that machine learning techniques can help with, and AI has the potential to radically transform the industry. Landing.ai hopes to do that by creating and providing software for manufacturing companies, as well as offering ... Read More
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Unhappy 10th Anniversary, Great Recession. You Still Hurt Us

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Enlarge this image Job seekers line up to enter a career fair in Los Angeles, on Dec. 1, 2010. At the peak of the recession, the unemployment rate hit 10 percent. It's now 4.1 percent. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images hide caption ... Read More
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Phil Eskeland discusses the ROK economy

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CGTN's Rachelle Akuffo spoke with Phil Eskeland, executive director of Operations and Policy at the Korea Economic Institute of America, about the strength the ROK economy. Watch CGTN LIVE on your computer, tablet or mobilehttp://america.cgtn.com/livenewsSubscribe to CGTN America on YouTubeFollow CGTN America:Twitter: @cgtnamericaFacebook: @cgtnamericaGoogle+: CctvamericaTvnews»» Watch CGTN ««Was... Read More
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Election leaves Alabama-shaped hole on Senate Armed Services Committee

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WASHINGTON — Tuesday’s election of Doug Jones to the U.S. Senate means aerospace powerhouse Alabama is due to lose a strong voice on the Senate Armed Services Committee for the first time in 20 years. It’s known as the “Cotton State,” Alabama’s economic engine is aerospace. And its interests were represented on the SASC by Republican Jeff Sessions from 1998 until President Trump appointed Sessions as U.S. attorney general, and Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange took his seats in the Senate and on the SASC. ... Read More
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Researchers can determine what smartphone a photo was taken on by analyzing it

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Researchers at the University at Buffalo have discovered a way to identify smartphones by analyzing just a single photo taken by the device. The researchers centered on a flaw in digital imaging called photo-response non-uniformity (PRNU) to do so. PRNU happens when the imperfections in the manufacturing process of each camera’s sensors create tiny variations. Those variations can cause the millions of pixels in the camera’s sensor to project colors that are slightly brighter or darker than normal, which creates a systemic distortion in the photo called pattern noise. This is invisible to the naked eye, and is extracted b... Read More
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Long Island REDC rebounds with ‘Top’ $84.3M haul

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By GREGORY ZELLER // The Long Island Regional Economic Development Council is back on top, once again ranked as a “Top Performer” in Albany’s annual REDC sweepstakes with a hefty $84.3 million haul. That’s terrific news for the “priority” and “regionally significant” projects on the LIREDC’s 2017 wish list, which included funding for a waterfront revitalization effort in Greenport, a new technology-focused Digital Ballpark business incubator in the Wyandanch Village development and 31 other projects that... Read More
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5 things small business owners should know about tax bills

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Some small business owners may pay lower taxes under the Republican tax overhaul, but accountants and consultants will want to read the fine print carefully — once the details are finally settled. And some owners may want to consider changing their corporate structure if parts of the proposed changes go through.A highlight for construction and manufacturing businesses: Both the House and Senate versions of the bill raise the deduction that lets many kinds of equipment purchases be written off right away. And for landlords, they’ll be able to keep fully deducting their mortgage interest. Lawmakers appear to be in general agreement on some broad themes, but several issues are still up in the air as House and Senate negotiators try... Read More
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Intel’s VR chief expects virtual reality to divide into multiple gadgets and markets

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Virtual reality hasn’t taken off in a big way with consumers, but Intel believes in its potential. It’s not clear just yet what will be VR’s biggest hit, but the platform will produce a huge amount of data that will have to be processed in the cloud using Intel infrastructure, said Frank Soqui, general manager of virtual reality at Intel. So Intel is working on improving VR on a variety of fronts, including more affordable and better headsets, impressive applications on the consumer side, and, for enterprises, ways to process all of the data in the cloud and deliver it efficiently to users. The to-do list includes improving WiGig, a wireless transfer technology that has a short range but delivers lots of bandwidth in the 60-... Read More
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Apple invests $390 million in maker of depth-sensing chips for iPhone X

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Apple has announced a second major investment from its $1 billion Advanced Manufacturing Fund that it launched back in May. Finisar, a Sunnyvale, California-headquartered optical components company, will receive a $390 million grant from Apple to expand its R&D and production of vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs), which are basically depth- and proximity-sensing chips that are used in Apple products. Indeed, Apple uses... Read More
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Debrief: Bill Lindsay III is on a manufacturing mission

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Lack of skilled workers and overregulation are among the issues undercutting Long Island manufacturers. And they’re in the crosshairs of the Long Island Manufacturing Task Force, unanimously approved this month by the Suffolk County Legislature. Legislator William Lindsay III (D-Bohemia), who introduced the task force bill, will chair the pro-production panel, formed in response to 8,000-plus job openings at Long Island factories (as counted by the Long Island chapter of the Workforce Development Institute) and other frightening factors. With representation from Suffolk’s departments of labor and economic development – as well as the county’s ... Read More
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The Shift: I Was Wrong About Bitcoin. Here’s Why.

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“The disparity between virtually no merchant acceptance and Bitcoin’s rapid appreciation is striking,” a team of Morgan Stanley economists wrote earlier this year.As it turns out, while few people want to use Bitcoin as a currency, plenty want to treat it as an investable security, similar to gold or silver, especially while the price keeps rising.I assumed that the blockchain would eclipse Bitcoin itself.One... Read More
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Poland will piece together its own solution for short-range air defense

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WASHINGTON — Poland plans to piece together its own solution for short-range air defense using indigenous radars, potentially even developing its own command-and-control capability and incorporating it into a system that will fill its urgent need, according to the secretary of state in Poland’s Ministry of National Defense. The country has been on a long road to procure a medium-range air-and-missile defense system and is nearing a final agreement with the U.S. government to buy Raytheon’s Patriot air-and-missile defense sys... Read More
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India: Leopard Wanders into Kindergarten

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Detected Closed Captioning: a Leopard Wandered Into A Kindergarten In Mumbai December 10th Alarming Nearby Residents Footage Shows The Big Cat sitting In The Corner Of The Classroom Which Was Fortunately Empty Because Of A Holiday Forest Officials Were Called In To Remove The Animal That However Proved No Easy Task It Took Local Authorities 12 Hours To Finally Capture The Leopard Using A Net And Tranquilizers The One-and-a-half year Old Female Was Then Transported To the Sanjay Gandhi National Park For A Medical Examination Authorities Say It Will Be Released Back Into The Wild India Is Home To Between 12,000 And 14,000 Leopards Cases Of Human Wildlife Conflict Has Been On The Rise In The Country As People Encroach Into Anim... Read More
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PepsiCo orders 100 Tesla Semi trucks in largest preorder to date

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Beverage companies are continuing to drink Elon Musk’s Kool-Aid. A few days after Anheuser-Busch made the largest preorder of Tesla’s all-electric Semi trucks, PepsiCo swooped in with the new top order. According to Reuters, the soda and snack giant has reserved 100 Semi trucks in a bid to reduce fleet emissions and cut down on fuel costs. Each reservation requires a $20,000 deposit, so that’s $2 million in Tesla’s bank account right now (assuming PepsiCo placed its order after Tesla raise... Read More
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How 34 Illinois tech organizations are working to close the diversity gap

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Diversity is a major topic of conversation in tech, but so far, that conversation hasn’t significantly improved representation of women and minorities in the industry. In a recent survey conducted by First Round Capital, nearly 68 percent of founders across the country believe that the tech industry will not become representative of the general population in terms of gender, race, and ethnicity for at least 10 years, if not more than 20 years. Among the reasons the founders gave were a lack of women and minorities going into tech, unconscious bias, poor college recruiting into STEM, and lack of industry mentors or role models. Th... Read More
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Hobby Lobby to open third LI store

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Hobby Lobby, the popular national crafts and home decor chain, will be opening its third Long Island store. The Oklahoma City-based retailer leased the 40,000-square-foot former Sports Authority store in the 166,000-square-foot Sunrise Promenade shopping center at 5234 Sunrise Highway in Massapequa. It will be the first Nassau County location for Hobby Lobby, following two in Suffolk. This summer, Hobby Lobby opened a 43,000-square-foot location in King Kullen Plaza in Commack that had also been occupied by Sports Authority, which closed last year as part of the company’s bankruptcy. The chain is also planning to open a 46,400-square-foot store in Bay... Read More
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Lanco acquired by Nassau Candy subsidiary

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A subsidiary of Hicksville-based Nassau Candy has acquired a Ronkonkoma-based maker of corporate promotional products and chocolate confectionery. NC Chocolate Manufacturing, the parent company of Freeport-based Chocolate Inn/ Taylor & Grant, today announced the completion of its acquisition of Lanco Corp. The move is NCCM’s largest acquisition to date and it’s sixth in the promotional products market. Terms of the acquisition, which was completed on Dec. 8, were not disclosed. Lanco offers more than 1,200 products, including mugs, hand sanitizers, lip balm, and microfiber items as well as mints, gum, chocolates, and other edible products. The 32-year-old firm employs more than 100 people on Long Island and serves more... Read More
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Burn Out

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When Faraday Future emerged from stealth mode in 2015, it promised to transform the car industry with an American-made luxury electric vehicle that would someday be fully autonomous, maybe even sold through a subscription service. As we learned at ... Read More
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Does the TEL tell the tale? [Commentary]

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Don’t try saying the title of this article out loud because those hearing it might think you are saying nonsense. But it isn’t. A TEL is a transporter, erector and launcher for missiles. These come in many sizes, including vehicles that can carry a huge, fully assembled intercontinental missile, transport it to a launch site, raise it up to launch position, and then when its engines start, release the missile. Who makes these things? They are custom platforms usually designed to carry a specific type of missile. Russia makes t... Read More
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Smart cities will save us $5 trillion per year: But we have to build them first

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We could dream up the kinds of experiences and opportunities we’d like our cities of the future to provide, yet it was uncertain how quickly technology could get us there. Now that the Internet of Things (IoT) has grown from a mere fascination to a digital revolution, and technology investments in the space have exploded, we can put this question to rest. From a technology standpoint, smart cities are not just possible, but inevitable. But for a smart city to flourish and for its true potential to be realized, an enormous amount of coordination is required between citizens, governments, businesses, infrastructure providers, transportation services, and a multitude of other stakeholders. While technology is the first major... Read More
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Ouster raises $27 million and launches its autonomous car lidar out of stealth

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A fledgling lidar startup is launching out of stealth today, backed by more than $30 million in investors’ money. San Francisco-based Ouster has officially unveiled its OS1 lidar, which it said represents a “step-change in lidar sensing technology” compared to what is currently available elsewhere on the market, with “marked improvements in mass, form factor, and power requirements.” Ouster said that in addition to improvements in form factor and power requirements, its 64-channel lidar sensor, which is shipping now, also matches the resolution of the highest performing automotive lidar technology available today. ... Read More
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Qatar inks deal with UK for 24 Typhoon jets, training package

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LONDON — Britain has signed a deal with Qatar to supply 24 Typhoon fighters as well as a weapons and training package — the biggest export sale of the jet by the U.K. in more than a decade. Recently appointed U.K. Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson was in Qatar‘s capital Doha on Dec. 10, along with his Qatari counterpart, Khalid Bin Mohamed Al-Attiyah, for the signing of a deal expe... Read More
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Here’s What Bitcoin Futures Could Mean For The Price Of Bitcoin

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Grey Dwyer, BitMEX head of business development, talks with Business Insider executive editor Sara Silverstein about how futures contracts are going to impact the bitcoin community. Following is a transcript of the video. Greg Dwyer: I'm Greg Dwyer. I'm the head of business development at BitMEX, Bitcoin Mercantile Exchange. I'm here to talk to you about how bitcoin futures contracts are going to impact a bitcoin community.Sara Silverstein: Explain to me how all of this institutional money coming in to the futures market — which is not the same as it going into the bitcoin market — how is that going to impact bitcoin?Dwyer: Bitcoin now trades, pretty much, on unregulated markets. The... Read More
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Analyst Byron Callan: Defense industry M&A not so straightforward

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A path that forecasters frequently take is to simply consider recent trends and then project these into the future. For defense merger and acquisition activity in 2018 and beyond, that certainly is one path to take, but it may ignore new or different forces that shape how M&A could be used by companies to improve their prospects in defense. Defense M&A increased in 2017 compared to 2016, and it was comprised of a mix of deals whose rationale could be extrapolated into 2018 to divine what else could occur. The largest was t... Read More
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AI won’t destroy us, and Tesla is proof

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Ignore the noise about a “terminator scenario” where machines become self-aware and seek to destroy their flawed human masters. Those of us who live and work in the “salt mines” of machine learning and artificial intelligence are almost universally unafraid. Still, a few well-known technical folk heroes continue to push this “sky-is-falling” narrative. The most prolific of them is Elon Musk, famed founder of Tesla and SpaceX. Not only do I think he’s wrong, I think his own company, Tesla Motors, is a compelling proof point against his argument. When it comes to AI, Musk and ... Read More
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Tax Bill Favors Adding Robots Over Workers, Critics Say

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Enlarge this image Equipment at the Custom Group in Woburn, Mass., includes automated robotic cutting tools. Chris Arnold/NPR hide caption toggle caption Chris Arnold/NPR Republicans call their... Read More
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FACT CHECK: President Trump’s Record On Jobs And Stocks

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Enlarge this image President Trump is boasting of economic growth, but how much credit does he deserve? Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption ... Read More
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If the G.O.P. Tax Plan Hurts You, Congressmen Say It’s Your State’s Fault

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The tax plan does harm high-tax states like New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and California, primarily by eliminating the deduction for state and local income taxes, or SALT, and capping the deduction for property taxes at $10,000.In New York, some 725,000 New York households would be subject to higher taxes under the proposed property tax cap, with 2.4 million also hit by increased income tax bills resulting from the SALT elimination, accordi... Read More
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Renske Lynde discusses global food waste and food system innovation

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Detected Closed Captioning: Well For More On Food System Innovators And The Business Of Reducing Food Waste I'm Joined By Ren's Kalinda She's The Co-founder And Managing Director Of The Food System Six Accelerator Welcome To The Show Thanks Happy To Be Here So What Are Some Of The Opportunities And The challenges In Replicating Something Like Food Maven Globally Especially Since The Food Quality Regulations And Consumer Behaviors Vary So Widely Yes I Mean I Think You Hit On one Of The Critical Challenges When We Consider Scaling Something Like What Food Maven Is Working On And There Are A few Different Companies Working On Similar Areas Of Reducing Food Waste And That Are Working Directly To Get That Ugly Produce As It's Cal... Read More
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Tim Hwang: Governments probably don’t need a Minister of AI

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As machine learning-fueled tech touches every industry, new job titles are becoming more common. IPsoft has a chief cognitive officer, and Autodesk hires conversational engineers. But Tim Hwang has those beat: He’s director of the Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence Fund, an initiative based at Harvard and MIT that doles out money to AI projects for the public good. The $27 million fund was created in January and is ... Read More
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Silicon Valley money isn’t enough to create new tech hubs

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When Carisa Miklusak launched AI-enabled staffing platform Tilr two years ago, she and her two cofounders decided on Cincinnati, Ohio as their company’s headquarters, thanks to the city’s large concentration of Fortune 500 companies. The decision was met with skepticism by some of her friends and former colleagues in New York City. They said, “Your backyard is the largest backyard …why would you silo yourself like that?” Miklusak told VentureBeat. That skepticism was echoed by investors she and her team met with. Today, Miklusak says that private equity firms she meets with, and even some venture capital firms, see the Midwest as a hot new area for investment.... Read More
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Bolt Threads’ New Hat Shows the Promise of Synthetic Spider Silk

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A hat made from Rambouillet wool is a perfectly nice hat. The fiber, shorn from a Rambouillet sheep, is fine and soft. Not at all scratchy. “They call it the American merino,” says Dan Widmaier, the founder of Bolt Threads, a biotech company that grows synthetic spider silk from yeast. Earlier this year, Bolt bought Best Made Company, a high-design outdoor brand that makes hand painted axes and fancy toolboxes. It was an unexpected move—what did a biotech company want with a lifestyle brand, anyway? It turns out, Bolt wanted to make a new kind of wool hat. For its first joint product, the companies are launching a ... Read More
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Congressman Suozzi Hosts Conference On The Future of Long Island’s Aerospace and Defense Industry

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Suozzi: “We want companies to know about this vibrant cluster of defense and aeronautics businesses here on Long Island.” Brookville, NY - December 6, 2017 - Congressman Tom Suozzi (D-Queens, Long Island) attempted to draw the eyes of the nation upon the technical savvy and business innovation unique to the Long Island region this week when he hosted an aerospace and defense industry supply conference in the Tilles Center of the  ... Read More
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CVD Completes Purchase of 180,000 Sq. Ft. Facility

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CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y., (Business Wire) – December 6, 2017 - CVD Equipment Corporation (NASDAQ: CVV), a leading provider of chemical vapor deposition systems and materials announced today that it has completed the purchase of the Company’s planned additional facility, located at 555 North Research Place, Central Islip, NY. This new facility will be the primary manufacturing center for the Company’s wholly owned subsidiary, CVD Materials Corporation. Leonard A. Rosenbaum, President and Chief Executive Officer stated, “With the completion of this purchase we now have the manufacturing space to accelerate ... Read More
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Chinese Solid State Lighting Company Selects Veeco’s New MOCVD System for High Volume LED Production

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Focus Lightings Tech Orders Multiple TurboDisc EPIK 868 Systems to Boost Production Capabilities PLAINVIEW, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 12/06/17 -- Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: VECO) announced today that it has received an order for multiple TurboDisc® EPIK® 868 Gallium Nitride (GaN) Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD) systems from Focus Lightings Tech Co Ltd. The MOCVD systems will be shipped to Focus Lightings' Suzhou, China manufacturing facility for the production of high-volume light emitting diodes (LEDs) for general lighting and display applications. "Veeco's new EPIK 868 MOCVD system continues their longstanding reputation... Read More
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Lytro’s ‘living pictures’ are now dead on the web

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Lytro’s once futuristic “living pictures,” which photographers and viewers alike were able to refocus to their heart’s content after they were taken, are now almost totally dead. The company recently pulled hosting support for pictures.lytro.com, which is where all photos with Lytro cameras had to be shared in order to allow users to play with the refocusing and 3D depth features. This move has subsequently killed all the Lytro photos embedded across the internet (including in our 2014 review of the Illum, Lytro’s second — and last — consumer camera). ... Read More
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AIA board welcomes Raytheon, Harris Corporation leadership

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WASHINGTON — Raytheon CEO Thomas Kennedy has been appointed as the next chairman of the Aerospace Industries Association’s board of governors, according to an AIA news release. The president and CEO of Harris Corporation, William Brown, will serve as the board’s vice chairman in 2018. “AIA and our member companies are the heartbeat of the American economy,” Kennedy said in the release. “We are engines of research and deve... Read More
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Qualcomm announces the Snapdragon 845 processor

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Qualcomm today announced that its next flagship processor will be called the Snapdragon 845, the company said at its Snapdragon Tech Summit. The 845 is a direct successor to last year’s very popular Snapdragon 835, and it will likely bring improved performance, better power efficiency, and improved image processing. The Snapdragon 845 will likely be found in many high-end Android phones in 2018, though it is also expected to make its way to Windows 10 laptops as well. Last year’s Snapdragon 835 featured a 10nm manufacturing process, and the 845 is expected to be the same. Qualcomm will pair the 845 with its latest X20 LTE modem, which provides gigabit connectivity on supported networks. Qualcomm is host... Read More
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Interview: Gen. Jarmo Lindberg, head of Finland’s Defence Forces

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HALIFAX, Canada — As tension between Russia and NATO continues, Finland finds itself in a difficult position due to its shared border with Russia. While it remains unaligned with NATO, Finland is moving on a similar trajectory as many of its Western European neighbors, with plans to funnel more money into its defense budget and increase participation in training exercises. Gen. Jarmo Lindberg, head of Finland’s Defence Forces, is charged with leading the country’s military as it grows its reserve force and makes several larg... Read More
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Are exoskeletons the future of physical labor?

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There are 3,500 people working in Ford’s final assembly plant in Wayne, Michigan, where a steady stream of car husks are transformed into drivable vehicles hundreds of times a day. It’s what you might imagine a car factory would be like, if you’ve never been to one before: it’s noisy, with lots of moving parts, Hi-Lo forklifts driving by, and various audible signals playing overhead that are programmed to grab the attention of workers. Paul Collins sticks out along the final assembly line because of the vest he’s wearing. Since May of this year, Collins — who goes by “Woody” and has worked in the plant since 1995 — has been beta-testing an exoskeleton vest. He’s one of four workers in th... Read More
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Here’s how much Apple risked by delaying the iPhone X launch

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Whether the November launch of the iPhone X was a strategic decision or driven by manufacturing issues, Apple took a huge gamble this year by deviating from its rhythm of releasing the new flagship in late September. That move was further complicated by releasing the more incrementally updated iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus in that usual September slot. Knowing how consumers would react to these unusual choices was anyone’s guess: Buy the new iPhone 8 right away? Wait for the iPhone X? ... Read More
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Faraday Future employee accused of sexual harassment and cyberstalking

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A former security guard at Faraday Future’s California headquarters claims she was sexually harassed and cyberstalked by one of the company’s IT administrators, according to details in a previously unreported lawsuit filed this summer. The plaintiff, Genesis Reyes, also claims the company dismissed multiple written and verbal reports about the alleged actions of its employee and named defendant, Josue Alejandro Sanchez, and says that she was fired after raising her complaints. Reyes also... Read More
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To Cut Waste, U.K. Grocery Chain Will Sell Products Past ‘Best Before’ Dates

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Enlarge this image An English grocery chain says it is now selling products up to a month past their "Best By" dates in an effort to reduce food waste. Anglia Picture Agency/Ashley Pickering/Anglia Picture hide caption ... Read More
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A.I. Will Transform the Economy. But How Much, and How Soon?

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And in an article published in November by the National Bureau of Economic Research, economists from M.I.T. and the University of Chicago suggest an answer to the puzzle of why all the research and investment in A.I. technology have so far had little effect on productivity.Each of the three research initiatives has a somewhat different focus. But two common themes emerge from the reports and interviews with their authors.■ Technology itself is only one ingredient in determining the trajectory of A.I. and its influence. Econom... Read More
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Trump’s First Major Trade Fight With China Could Be Over Solar Panels

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But American manufacturers say the cheap panels have been unfairly financed by the Chinese government. Chinese manufacturers have benefited from cheap loans from government-run banks. Even some Chinese companies that have struggled with losses and had trouble making loan payments have been able to stay afloat.Such manufacturers in China “are technically insolvent, but they still get capital,” said Mark Widmar, the chief executive of First Solar, a large manufacturer based in Phoenix.The United States has already imposed tariffs on solar panels from China over the past five years, promp... Read More
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Energy Idea for Mars Yields a Clue for Powering Data Centers

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On the Mars project, he focused on using electricity to fuel chemical reactions among elements found on the Red Planet, even creating dirt capable of germinating a seed. Figuring that he should be able to reverse the process, he founded Bloom and worked on converting chemical energy to electricity using readily available fuels and conductors.Eventually, he and his team hit upon a version of the current design of roughly 5-inch-square fuel cells fused together in stacks — each about the size of a half-loaf of bread and capable of powering an ... Read More
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North Korea leader visits producer of missile truck tires

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SEOUL, South Korea — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un thanked workers during a visit to a factory that built the tires for a huge vehicle used to transport a new intercontinental ballistic missile that was test-launched this week, the country’s media reported Sunday. The launch of the Hwasong-15 ICBM in violation of international sanctions was celebrated Friday with a massive public rally and fireworks in capital Pyongyang. At the tire factory, Kim comp... Read More
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Bioasis Implements Transition Plan for Its Board of Directors

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Company intends to selectively replace outgoing directors with new, highly qualified, independent candidates VANCOUVER, British Columbia & GUILFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–December 4, 2017– BIOASIS TECHNOLOGIES INC. (OTCQB:BIOAF; TSX.V:BTI), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the delivery of therapeutics across the blood-brain barrier (BBB) and into the central nervous system for the tre... Read More
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How Two Guys and an Internet Forum Built a Kickass Computer

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The China trip was only supposed to last 10 days. For Konstantinos Karatsevidis, the 23-year-old CEO of a new gadget maker called Eve, it was just a quick check-in to make sure production was rolling smoothly on his latest product. Karatsevidis and the rest of the nine-person Eve team have spent the last few years building the V, a laptop-tablet hybrid in the mold of the Microsoft Surface, working in remarkable concert with a teeming community of users and fans to create the exact product they wanted. All that was left to do was make it, perfectly, tens of thousands of times in a row. Which Karatsevidis learned is harder than it looks. The 10-day trip stretched into a month and a half, during which Karat... Read More
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Fred Teng discusses Justin Trudeau’s visit to China

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is beginning a four day visit to China. He’s expected to discuss expanding trade, climate change, and other topics. Fred Teng, president at the America China Public Affairs Institute, discuses with CGTN’s Susan Roberts.Detected Closed Captioning: For More On The Significance Of Mr. Trudeau's Visit To China We're Joined Now By Fred Tang He Is The President Of American China Public Affairs Institute Welcome Back Fred Nice To See You You Just Heard Our Reporter Earlier Over The last Few Days Tell Us Why Is Canada Choosing Now To Strengthen Bilateral Ties With China Well Actually They Already Have Engaged Each Other Last year In September Of Last Yea... Read More
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A FARC baby boom follows the Colombian peace deal

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During Colombia’s 50-year armed conflict, being a guerilla fighter in the FARC rebel army meant that your mission to the group’s “cause” came first. For female soldiers that included giving up their right to give birth. Pregnancies were prohibited by the FARC.But as the guerrilla group negotiated a peace agreement with the Colombian government, restrictions on pregnancy were lifted.Now, with a formal peace deal signed in 2016 and 7,000 FARC members re-integrating into civilian life, the former guerrilla group is witnessing a baby boom. Correspondent Michelle Begue travels to a demobilization camp in Icononzo. She tells us why the babies of the former FARC rebels are being called... Read More
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Sonnen, Pura Energía build solar systems in Puerto Rico as utility woes continue

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Enlarge / Solar panels visible over the roof of a community kitchen in Humacao, PR.Sonnen German battery company Sonnen and its Puerto Rican solar-installing partner, Pura Energía, announced that they've installed six solar-plus-storage systems around Puerto Rico, and have plans for nine more. The initial six systems were donated, according to... Read More
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What Living On $100,000 A Year Looks Like

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A central question of debate leading up to the Senate's passage of a sweeping tax overhaul plan asked which Americans need a boost. Economists say the Republicans' selling point for previous iterations of their legislation, that the plan is designed to benefit the middle class, has a shaky foundation — that the rich are the big winners. And the middle class is already struggling. The median household income is roughly $59,000 a year. But around the country, e... Read More
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Alabamians Fear Roy Moore Is Bad For Business

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Enlarge this image Former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore speaks at a rally Thursday, in Dora, Ala. Brynn Anderson/AP hide caption toggle caption ... Read More
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For up-and-coming tech hubs, corporate partnerships are vital

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Unlike Silicon Valley, where the capital, talent, and temperament for change are all there to help a startup go from idea to IPO, startups elsewhere don’t always have access to the resources necessary to grow and scale. At the same time, corporations across the country are facing an onslaught of new threats. New technologies, new business models, and a changing consumer landscape are chipping away at the foundations of long-standing industries. A largely untapped opportunity exists for tech hubs across the country to foster greater innovation by helping startups and corporations collaborate to leverage e... Read More
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Microsoft job posting hints at ARM-powered Surface device

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Microsoft is rumored to be creating an ARM-powered notepad device with two screens that fold over much like the Courier concept, and a new job posting reveals that the company is planning some type of Surface ARM hardware. ... Read More
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Chattanooga and the Coca-Cola Co. share a piece of history | Story from the Coca-Cola Co.

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Detected Closed Captioning: [Music] The First Franchise Bottle For Coca-cola Was Here In Chattanooga In 1899 There Were Two Chattanooga Lawyers Thomas And Whitehead They Thought Wouldn't It Be great If They Could Put Coca-cola In Bottles And Sell It They Started Chattanooga Coca-cola Bottling And Then franchise Bottlers At About Seventy percent Of The Country That Franchise Was The Birth Of The Coca-cola Operating System In The U.s. From The Very Beginning It Was Set Up With The Intent For The Coca-cola Company To Manage The Brands In The Marketing And Innovation And Leave The Local Operating Manufacturing And Distribution And community Relations And Customer Service To The Local Bottlers We're A family-owned Bomber And We'r... Read More
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Faraday Future’s chief designer resigns, as some employees stop showing up to work

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Trouble continues to mount for electric car startup Faraday Future: Richard Kim, the VP of design and the man behind the look of the company’s flagship car, the FF91, has resigned. Kim tendered his resignation on Tuesday, and his last day with the company is today, according to two people with direct knowledge of the situation. "Richard gave his heart and soul to that company, and he tried to make it work. He’s been considering leaving for 2 to 3 months,” one of these former employees says. Representatives for Faraday Future could not immediately be reached for comment. Kim was ... Read More
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Registration Now Open For 2018 SelectUSA Investment Summit

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This post contains external links. Please review our external linking policy. This post originally appeared on the Department of Commerce blog. Post by Wilbur Ross U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross at the 2017 SelectUSA Investment Summit. Today, I am pleased to announce that registration is ... Read More
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Google, Amazon Find Not Everyone Is Ready for Artificial Intelligence

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Executives at ascendant tech titans like Amazon and Google tend to look down on their predecessor IBM. The fading giant of Armonk, New York, once sustained itself inventing and selling cutting-edge technology, but now leans heavily on consulting. Renting out people to help other companies with tech projects is a messier and less scalable business than selling computing power on a distant cloud server, and leaving the customer to do the grunt work. Yet as Amazon and Google seek greater riches by infusing the world with artificial intelligence, they’ve started their own consulting operations,... Read More
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Nuclear tests or corn harvests? Making sense of North Korea satellite imagery

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After a summer of what seemed like endless missile tests, North Korea stayed quiet for 75 days, before resuming on Tuesday. So did we see it coming? Notable movements are visible from space, but it takes human knowledge to figure it out, and without deep knowledge of the context, people can get it wrong. Consider, for a moment, this example from ... Read More
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Willy Shih talks about China’s manufacturing upgrade

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Booming smart toilet industry in China

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China is speeding up its efforts to boost innovation and smart manufacturing, and domestic producers are now ready to win back the heart of Chinese customers with quality products. Two years ago, Chinese tourists were seen snapping up electronic toilets in Japan. But now things have changed. CGTN's Wu Haojun takes a closer look at the booming smart toilet industry in the east Chinese city of Taizhou.Detected Closed Captioning: These Electric Toilet Seats Are Made In China With Buildin B Days And Instant Heating Functions The Toilet Seats Can Wash Dry And Disinfect Bottoms And Even smarter 2015 Was The Tipping Point For the Industry That Year Such An Unassuming Object Appeared On The Shopp... Read More
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Latest North Korean ICBM capable of reaching US. So now what?

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Enlarge / Deal with it.Korean Central News Service / Sean Gallagher North Korea's latest intercontinental ballistic missile test demonstrates a number of things that are not good news for anyone hoping to prevent the country from becoming a global nuclear power. The missile, called the Hwasong-15, flew high enough (more than 4,400 kilometers, or 2,700 miles—more than 10 times the altitude of the International Space Station) and long enough (54 minutes) to demonstrate that it was capable of delivering a nuclear warhead to anywh... Read More
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Congress prioritizes cyber issues for homeland security funding in 2018 [Commentary]

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Last week, the Senate Committee on Appropriations released the FY2018 chairmen’s recommendation for next year’s Department of Homeland Security appropriations. Significant in the marks were the increased allocations of cybersecurity spending for the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD). The Senate recommendations includes $3.3 billion, over $9 million above the FY2017 level, to accelerate cybersecurity and critical infrastructure protection. The language states: “This funding will enhance cybersecurity capabilities across nearly every agency of the federal government while supporting cooperation with states... Read More
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As biopharma blossoms, ace DNA producer locks in

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By GREGORY ZELLER // Applied DNA Sciences has long proclaimed textiles – your cotton shirt, your leather shoes and the industries that produce them – as its primary vertical market, the ideal sector in which to apply its patented DNA-based security and authentication protocols. But a wholly different use for its coveted DNA supplies may soon eclipse textile-tracking as the Stony Brook biotech’s primary moneymaker. That’s the word from President and CEO James Hayward, who on Thursday announced multiple research-and-development pilots in... Read More
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Automation threatens 800 million jobs, but technology could still save us, says report

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A new report predicts that by 2030, as many as 800 million jobs could be lost worldwide to automation. The study, compiled by the McKinsey Global Institute, says that advances in AI and robotics will have a drastic effect on everyday working lives, comparable to the shift away from agricultural societies during the Industrial Revolution. In the US alone, between 39 and 73 million jobs stand to be automated — making up around a third of the total workforce. But, the report also states that as in the past, technology will not be a purely destructive... Read More
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The race to human-powered robot athletes is already underway

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Enlarge / Meet Prosthesis, just your ho-hum giant mech racing thing.Jonathan Tippett / Furrion If Jonathan Tippett had his way, the Olympics of the future would showcase more than mere humans—he foresees human-powered robot athletes, too. And at a Toronto tech event this July, the Canadian mechanical engineer asked us to imagine racing events where pilots would embed themselves in massive exo-bionic mechs. Think of it as a pimped-out version of the dual-arm power loader Ripley donned in ... Read More
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HPE working with industrial technology firm towards Industry 4.0

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HPE is partnering with Swiss industrial robotics and automation firm ABB to get better insights from the data produced in industrial settings. The global partnership will use HPE’s hybrid IT services to help customers make the most of the mass of data that is created by ABB’s industrial technology products. This, the companies believe, will help customers improve their businesses with increased efficiency and flexibility. ABB is a leader in the type of technology likely to be used in what has been termed ‘Industry 4.0’. This means smart, connected technology being used in heavy industry, construction, manufacturing and retail. The advantage of using connected devices in these settings is that the data they produce ... Read More
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Amazon commits another $100 million to Alexa Fund for international expansion

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Alexa Fund, Amazon’s venture capital fund for investment in companies that adopt the intelligent assistant into their products, is getting an additional $100 million to support international expansion. Amazon launched the Alexa Fund in June 2015 with an initial investment of up to $100 million. Amazon will bring Alexa to Australia and New Zealand in early 2018, an Amazon spokesperson told VentureBeat. Amazon expanded Alexa services to India in October and Japan ... Read More
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G.M. Unveils Its Driverless Cars, Aiming to Lead the Pack

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“Everything we are doing is geared to speed,” G.M.’s president, Daniel Ammann, told journalists at an event showcasing the cars on Tuesday.To emphasize the company’s progress, Mr. Ammann said the cars would be ready for consumer applications in “quarters, not years.”Meeting that goal would probably give G.M., the nation’s largest automaker, a jump on other companies developing self-driving models.Industry analysts say autonomous vehicles could generate billions of dollars in additional revenue and profit for automakers and technolo... Read More
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HTC invests in 26 new AR/VR startups through its Vive X accelerator

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HTC is announcing today that it’s investing in 26 new startups in the augmented reality and virtual reality space through its Vive X global accelerator program. The new batch of startups brings the total number of investments to 80 since July 2016. This clearly makes it the world’s most active investor in AR and VR. Vive X is a strategic investor that offers access to expertise, resources, planning, and an extensive network throughout the AR/VR industry. By making all of its resources available, Vive helps these startups with tasks that go beyond financial investment. With this third batch, Vive X is expanding its operations into a fifth locati... Read More
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Robots Threaten Bigger Slice of Jobs in US, Other Rich Nations

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The world is commonly divided into industrialized and emerging economies. A new study of how technology will transform demand for workers suggests we might talk of the automated and automating worlds instead. Economic think tank McKinsey Global Institute forecast changes in demand for different kinds of labor across 45 countries as technologies improve to perform physical or office tasks. One key result: Robots pose a more immediate and disruptive threat to the US middle class than they do to middle-income workers in less developed countries like India. The report warns that in the US technology will crimp demand for many types of work, such as office administration and operating construction... Read More
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Qatar agrees to terms for buying Typhoon, Hawk aircraft from UK

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LONDON — Negotiations between the U.K. and Qatar for the purchase of Typhoon fighters and Hawk jet trainers by the Gulf state are complete, and the two sides are now looking for a suitable date to sign the deal, according to a senior BAE Systems official. “I would not like to speculate on the exact date it will be signed. ... We have concluded all of our discussions, we have no more negotiations to do with the Qataris, the contract is done. It’s purely down to when there is the right window to have it signed,” Chris Boardm... Read More
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BAE testifies to lawmakers on Saudi interest in Typhoons, recent workforce cuts

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LONDON — Talks over an order for a second batch of Typhoons for Saudi Arabia are ongoing, BAE Systems’ head of government relations has told British lawmakers. “We are still talking to our Saudi customer about the next set of requirements,” Bob Keen told the Defence Select Committee on Tuesday. “There are a raft of issues that surround that, including our continuing commitment to the Vision 2030 agenda and investing in Saudi Arabia, where we already employ 6,000 people. I wouldn’t want to put a date when we would secur... Read More
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How a tiny county in Georgia is trying to create the country’s newest commercial spaceport

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On the southeast coast of Georgia, around 20 miles north of the Florida border, a few concrete slaps and a handful of roads lie on 4,000 acres of luscious green land. They are the remnants of a now-defunct manufacturing plant. The area hasn’t seen much action in 50 years, but soon, it could be teeming with activity again — as the site of future US rocket launches. The new proposed commercial spaceport, the first one ever for Georgia, is known as Spaceport Camden. Local government officials have big plans for the area over the next few years: they hope to build a launchpad to support rocket launches to orbit, as well as a landing area that would all... Read More
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Residential projects boost NY-area construction starts

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The number of New York-area construction starts rose slightly in October, as compared with a year ago, boosted by an increase in residential building. Overall there was more than $3.89 billion in construction starts in the New York area in October, 2 percent more than the $3.82 billion in construction starts recorded in Oct. 2016, according to the latest report from Dodge Data & Analytics. Residential construction starts jumped in October. There was $1.95 billion in residential building starts in Oct. 2017, up 43 percent from the $1.36 billion in starts recorded a year ago. However, nonresidential construction slowed last month. There was $1.94 billion in nonresidential building starts in October, a drop of 21 percen... Read More
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Cobham Receives $39M for EW Systems from Harris Corporation

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San Jose, California - Cobham recently received a series of orders from Harris Corporation for RF Microelectronics that support a leading edge Electronic Warfare program valued at approximately $39M.The work will be performed by the San Jose and San Diego locations of Cobham Microelectronic Solutions, a business unit of the Cobham Advanced Electronics Solutions sector. “Cobham’s technology and manufacturing strategies allow for high levels of technical performance in demanding environments while meeting the affordability objectives of our customers and end markets,” said Andy Graven, senior vice president and general manager of Cobham Microelectronics Solutions.  “We are proud to be a partner with Harris... Read More
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Cancellation of Spike missile deal could hamper India-Israel defense relations

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NEW DELHI ― Without explaining its decision, the Indian Ministry of Defence last week scrapped a long-pending, $1 billion anti-tank guided missile deal with Rafael Advanced Defense Systems. The ministry on Nov. 21 officially communicated to the Israeli defense company that the man-portable Spike ATGM tender is being retracted under defense procurement procedure DPP-2011. The cancellation could damage bilateral defense ties between India and Israel and potentially lead to the cancellation of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netany... Read More
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ITUS Receives Notice of Allowance for Second Key Cancer Technology Patent

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SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- ITUS Corporation (NASDAQ: ITUS), a company using the power of the immune system to diagnose and treat cancer, today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office ("USPTO") has issued a Notice of Allowance (NOA) on the second patent filed by the company to protect its cancer detection technology.  ITUS is developing a platform called Cchek™ from which it expects to launch a series of non-invasive, inexpensive diagnostic blood tests for early cancer detection. The patent is titled, "SYSTEMS AND METHODS USING ARTIFICIAL NEURAL NETWORK ANALYSIS ON FLOW CYTOMETRY DATA FOR CANCER DIAGN... Read More
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Puerto Rico’s Medical Manufacturers Worry Federal Tax Plan Could Kill Storm Recovery

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Enlarge this image Jared Haley, general manager of the C-Axis plant in Caguas, Puerto Rico, says computer-operated milling machines, like this one can cost more than a half million dollars. Heat and humidity in the plant after Hurricane Maria left many of the machines inoperable, Haley says. Greg Allen/NPR hide caption... Read More
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Soft Robots Acquire Origami Skeletons for Super-Strength

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I can’t sit here and promise you that the robot apocalypse isn’t coming, that the machines won’t eventually rise up and overthrow their makers. But what I can promise you is that not all of them will be able to punch you out. Because robots are going soft. Like, literally soft, controlled with liquid or air instead of traditional motors. It’s called soft robotics, naturally, and it’s hot at the moment. Problem, though: Without the rigidity and powerful motors of your typical robot, soft robots have been weak. That is, until now. Researchers at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and Harvard’s Wyss Institute have developed a new kind of soft robotic mu... Read More
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UK government makes AI key part of industrial strategy

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The UK government has announced that artificial intelligence (AI) will be a core part of its new industrial strategy. The Industrial Strategy, announced by Business Secretary Greg Clark, aims to create a long-term plan for improving the country’s productivity issues and strengthen the economy, partially through the adoption of new technologies such as AI. The strategy contains four ‘sector deals’, which intend to help the chosen sectors grow and ready businesses in these areas for future developments. One of the sectors chosen by the government is artificial intelligence. This sector deal will bring about ‘immediate, tangible actions’ to advance the UK’s AI and data-driven economy, with the intention of ... Read More
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Leading the Field: How Russian-made machines are taking over farming

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Farming may be one of humanity's oldest industries, but it still needs innovative technology to thrive and survive. Miguel Francis-Santiago's been to see how it's done here in Russia.RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-airSubscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c...Like us on Facebook ... Read More