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Hacked 3D printers could commit industrial sabotage

3D printers can churn out toys, clothing and even food. But the technology also shows potential for use in industrial sabotage, researchers warn.

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Why you won't see a U.S.-made iPhone any time soon

Despite political bluster from Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders, it's simply not possible for Apple to build the iPhone in the United States, and even if it could be done, the change would add $100 to the phone's price, according to...

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Apple is said to be extending iPhone refreshes to once every three years

Apple is looking to make evolutionary rather than revolutionary changes to its iPhone this year as it extends the major refresh cycle to once every three years, according to a report in Tuesday's Nikkei newspaper.

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Digital manufacturing could eliminate warehouses, create on-demand production

As manufacturers move to turn more products into digital files that can be transmitted to 3D printers awaiting orders, warehouses and excess inventory could be eliminated.

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Japan earthquakes disrupt electronics supply chain

A series of powerful earthquakes that has shaken southwest Japan this week has also disrupted the electronics supply chain. Sony, Mitsubishi Electric and chip-maker Renesas are among the companies with factories in the area.

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This 3D printer can rival standard manufacturing on the factory floor

A Silicon Valley start-up has launched a 3D printer that is capable of manufacturing limited product runs of up to 45,000 units, making it one of the first machines of its kind on a factory floor.

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Knowing when it's time to replace your aging enterprise software

All enterprise software eventually becomes obsolete. Here's how to decide exactly when enterprise software should be replaced

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Manufacturers’ resistance to the cloud is weakening

Manufacturers have typically resisted putting their complex ERP systems in the cloud. But a report from Technology Evaluation Centers identifies several ways that could change in the future.

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SAP slaps patch on leaky factory software

SAP's February round of critical software updates includes one for SAP Manufacturing Integration and Intelligence (xMII) that may be of interest to hackers and spies.

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The 10 biggest startup opportunities in 2016

The New Year promises to usher in a new set of tech startups looking to capitalize on the rise of enterprise wearables, counterterrorism, finance and payments tech, and even private space exploration.

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Ford draws on Pivotal to reshape developer culture

Ford engineers are traveling in teams to Pivotal Labs in Toronto to work with Pivotal engineers to learn agile pair programming. The Ford engineers are bringing those lessons back to Michigan to help transform Ford's IT culture.

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CIO is pushing the right buttons

The award-winning CIO at Schindler Group is using digital tools -- sensors, analytics, mobile -- to take the No. 2 elevator company to the top.

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Owens Corning can see customer orders at a glance

The manufacturer revamps IT to improve visibility into its supply chain and prevent late deliveries.

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4 key trends to watch in smart manufacturing and supply chain

Industrial IoT and big data are converging to enable demand-driven 'smart supply chains.' The advancements in 3D printing and 'Additive Manufacturing,' coupled with supply chain efficiencies, could make distributed manufacturing a...

Lenovo looks to India for smartphone boost

Lenovo announced on Tuesday it will start local smartphone manufacturing in India

Foxconn to invest $5B to set up first of up to 12 factories in India

Foxconn is responding to India's bid to attract manufacturers to the country

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Why Fortune 1000 CIOs and CEOs should make DevOps investments a priority now

As CIOs and their teams better understand DevOps practices they will discover how they can drive speed, quality and increased business outcomes from the delivery of IT services through DevOps.

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Car talk: Innovation vs. privacy

On the journey to the Internet of Everything, the auto industry can't look at innovation through the rear view mirror.

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