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Growing Up with Alexa 

August 20, 2017

When it comes to digital assistants like Amazon’s Alexa, my four-year-old niece Hannah Metz is an early adopter. Her family has four puck-like Amazon Echo Dot devices plugged in around her house—including one in her Read More

GE’s Boston-based energy ‘startup’ to outfit 30 Home Depots with

August 20, 2017

General Electric Co.’s Boston-based clean energy spinout, Current, just won one of its biggest solar deals yet, signing on to install panels at 30 Home Depot Inc. stores on the East Coast. Current has already Read More

Ford CEO doesn’t see robot army on roads anytime soon

August 20, 2017

Ford’s newly minted CEO doesn’t foresee a robot takeover when it comes to the advent of autonomous vehicles. Source: Ford CEO doesn’t see robot army on roads anytime soon

Lenovo reports net loss of US$72M for April-June 2017

August 20, 2017

Lenovo has reported net loss of US$72 million for the fiscal first quarter ended June 30, 2017, during which the companmy recorded quarterly revenues of US$10 billion, flat on year, but an increase on quarter Read More

Bose Wins Global Supplier Award from Nissan for Automotive …

August 16, 2017

Nissan Motor Corporation has selected Bose for a 2017 Global Supplier Award in the field of automotive innovation for creating the first-of-its-kind Bose® … Source: Bose Wins Global Supplier Award from Nissan for Automotive …

Jabil and eyeSight Technologies partner on in-car sensing

August 14, 2017

Jabil and eyeSight Technologies has entered into a new partnership in which they aim to develop next-generation in-car sensing technology that delivers advanced levels of driver monitoring and gesture… » Evertiq Source: Jabil and eyeSight Read More

Philips closes $2B Spectranetics acquisition

August 14, 2017

Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG ) said yesterday it closed its $2.2 billion deal to acquire US vascular intervention device maker Spectranetics (NSDQ: SPNC ). With the closure, Spectranetics and its financial results will be consolidated Read More

MIT researchers developing device to pump drugs to the brain

August 13, 2017

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are developing a pump to deliver drugs directly to the brain. Alejandro Aponte, a mechanical engineering major at the University of Puerto Rico, has spent his summer working Read More

Foxconn considers driverless car R&D facility in MI

August 13, 2017

Foxconn is considering building a “multi-billion dollar” R&D facility in Michigan for self-driving cars, reports the South China Morning Post. This story continues at Foxconn considers driverless car R&D facility in Michigan Or just read Read More

Acer revenues up 6.24% on year in July

August 13, 2017

Acer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$18.166 billion (US$601.35 million) for July 2017, representing a 14.43% drop on month and 6.24% increase on year. Source: Acer revenues up 6.24% on year in July

Japan’s Nidec to sell factory automation robots

August 13, 2017

OSAKA — Japanese electronic parts maker Nidec will offer factory-automating robots and systems as soon as this year, targeting domestic manufacturers seeking labor-saving measures amid a worker drought. Source: Japan’s Nidec to sell factory automation Read More

Magna Q2 profits hit record on 3% revenue gain

August 11, 2017

Magna International’s second-quarter net income edged up 0.5 percent to a record $561 million. Revenue during the quarter rose 3 percent to $9.68 billion, driven in part by higher sales in Asia. Source: Magna Q2 Read More