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SHEPHERDSON: If you want to know what’s in store for US manufacturing, look at China

by Gizmoration March 25, 2015
China’s manufacturing sector is in tatters. On Monday, the latest data from HSBC’s flash manufacturing PMI showed that the sector slipped to an 11-month low at 49.2, missing the expectation of 50.2. (Any reading below 50 indicates contraction.) And that’s not great news for the US, according to Pantheon Macro’s Ian Shepherdson in a note [...]

China manufacturing gauge at 11-month low: HSBC

by Gizmoration March 24, 2015
Beijing (AFP) – China’s manufacturing activity contracted in March at its fastest rate in almost a year, HSBC said Tuesday, suggesting worsening conditions in the world’s second-largest economy and putting pressure on leaders to further ease monetary policy. The British bank’s preliminary purchasing managers index (PMI) came in at 49.2, it said in a statement, [...]

Manufacturing issues could slash Apple Watch supply in half

by Gizmoration March 23, 2015
Apple may not sell close to the number of Apple Watches it wants to in the coming months — and it’ll have nothing to do with lack of demand on the part of customers. According to a new report, Apple’s… Read more ›

Could SolarCity’s Manufacturing Plans Be a Liability?

by Gizmoration March 18, 2015
PVTech: Will SolarCity’s 1GW Buffalo Riverbend Production Plant Be a Dream or a Dread? SolarCity, the largest residential solar PV installer in the US, has started down a path to become the largest domestic producer of solar cells and modules after construction of its ambitious 1GW Buffalo Riverbend Manufacturing Facility started in September last year. [...]

Here come Europe’s manufacturing PMIs…

by Gizmoration March 2, 2015
Europe’s manufacturing PMI business surveys are rolling out early Monday, and we’ll have them here as they’re released. Remember, anything over 50 means growth and anything under signals contraction. Here’s the scorecard so far: Spain: 54.2 (55.1 expected, 54.7 in December) Italy: 51.9 (50.3 expected, 49.9 in December) France: At 8:50 a.m. GMT Germany: At 8:55 a.m. GMT Eurozone: At [...]

China manufacturing improves in February: HSBC

by Gizmoration March 2, 2015
Beijing (AFP) – China’s manufacturing activity in February improved more than initially thought, HSBC said on Monday, but weakening foreign demand and declining prices signalled the world’s second-largest economy still faces multiple woes. The British bank’s final purchasing managers’ index (PMI) for the month came in at 50.7, up from its preliminary reading of 50.1 [...]

China manufacturing shrinks again in February: govt

by Gizmoration March 1, 2015
Beijing (AFP) – China’s manufacturing activity contracted for the second straight month in February, the government said on Sunday, a day after the central bank announced an interest rate cut to help stem a slump in the world’s second-largest economy. The official Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) came [...]

Smart Motorcycle Helmet Maker Skully Lands $11 Million In Series A To Start Manufacturing The AR-1

by Gizmoration February 27, 2015
 Not long after closing on one of the most successful campaigns in the history of Indiegogo and landing another $ 1.5 million in seed capital, SKULLY, the motorcycle helmet with a heads-up display, has raised $ 11 million in Series A funding. Walden Riverwood Ventures and Intel Capital led the round, along with participation from Formation [...]

Jawbone Blames Manufacturing Woes For UP3 Delay

by Gizmoration February 27, 2015
 Jawbone announced the third generation of its fitness tracker last November but it has yet to ship. Appropriately called the UP3, the device builds upon its two predecessors, adding heart rate monitoring to the mix. The tracker was already delayed once. Now Jawbone tells me that it is having trouble manufacturing the device. Read More

Arcstone is Google Analytics for manufacturing, and it could change how factories are run

by Gizmoration February 24, 2015
“Competition is for losers,” declared PayPal founder Peter Thiel in a Stanford lecture about startups. He elaborated on the theme in his book Zero to One, positing that startups should aim to monopolize a niche market first before expanding outwards. Arcstone is following that prescription to a T. The Singapore-based startup is building a truly [...]

Arcstone is Google Analytics for manufacturing, and it could change how factories are run

by Gizmoration February 24, 2015
“Competition is for losers,” declared PayPal founder Peter Thiel in a Stanford lecture about startups. He elaborated on the theme in his book Zero to One, positing that startups should aim to monopolize a niche market first before expanding outwards. Arcstone is following that prescription to a T. The Singapore-based startup is building a truly [...]

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Kuratas: The $1 Million Robot Suit Available On Amazon

by Gizmoration January 17, 2015
Kuratas first appeared as an ambitious interactive art installation in 2012 along with the demonstration video above. Interested buyers should check it out since it now acts as a nice how-to manual for new owners. Learn how to safely get in and out of the five-ton, 13-foot robot, how to operate its various interfaces inside [...]
DJI Develops SDK To Build Drones Software

DJI Develops SDK To Build Drones Software

by Ranjan Yadavon January 9, 2015
DJI new Software Development Kit, unveiled at the CES 2015 allows users to have much more control over DJI drones like the Phantom. The idea here is that DJI provides us the robots and we provide the instructions as designed by users. The flying robots can also be used beyond just aerial photography. Personal drones [...]

ForeverSpin 2.0

ForeverSpin 2.0 is A Beautiful Precise and Elegant Spinning Top

by Ranjan Yadavon January 2, 2015
ForeverSpin 2.0, from Toronto, Ontario, Canada is a spinning top that is precise, durable and elegant gaming device. Spinning tops are the best desk companions, great educational items, amazing toys and an invaluable tool for brainstorming and stress relief. These tops are also incredible social icebreakers for a meetings and great for fun Saturday night [...]
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Aston Martin Redesigns Old Engines to New Edition Supercars

by RJ Kon December 18, 2014
Aston Martin, what is the first thing that comes to your mind? The amazing chases of James Bond movie is what is my first thought on listening to the name. Aston Martin has always been special in its design and customer service. It has always tried to give the customer the special feeling in the [...]

Carbon Flyer

Carbon Flyer: Meet the Ultimate Crash Proof Video Drone

by Ranjan Yadavon December 11, 2014
Carbon flyer is the ultimate tech toy that is a super-tough, super-fast, personal drone and is also a high tech miracle. The Carbon Flyer is the world’s first all carbon fibre personal drone, that is primarily controlled by Bluetooth, with an onboard video camera. The Carbon flyer is built in a highly durable construction that [...]
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The Giant Duo LG And Google Pair Up In A 10 Years Deal

by RJ Kon November 7, 2014
LG and Google are the two majors in their respective industries. Mobile OS is the only platform where this companies meet each other. With then vision to strengthen their bond LG and Google have entered into an agreement which is a deal to enter into a “long-term patent cross-licensing agreement” covering both the existing and [...]
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Intel, A Clean Millennium Company

by Chris Murphyon July 2, 2013
Intel is taking corporate responsibility a step further, by integrating core renewable responsibilities into employee’s compensation, increasing green power purchases to equal 100 percent of the company’s projected U.S. supply for the year, and achieving its goal of manufacturing “conflict-free” microprocessors for the metal tantalum, an industrial metal used in computer manufacturing. Coltan mining, which [...]

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Google Glass To Be Built in United States By Foxconn

by Chris Murphyon March 28, 2013
The Google Glass project was recently introduced by the giant company and the lucky winners of the #ifihadglass contest will have the chance to review the gadget, earlier than the rest of us, for the incredible price of $1,500 ( the Google Glass Explorer Edition). Now Google is surprising us again: according to Financial Times, Google [...]
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57th Inauguration 2013: President Obama Oath of Office (WATCH)

by Eric Brownon January 21, 2013
President Barack Obama was sworn into office for his 2nd term as the United States President, on Jan. 20, at approximately 11:55 a.m., by U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts Jr., during a small ceremony in the White House’s Blue Room, where Barack Obama and Chief John Roberts were joined by Michelle Obama and [...]

 
 
 
 

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