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    Every industrial player is going to the cloud. ABB is no exception to the rule. The German industrial giant has developed its own cloud computing platform capable of monitoring an entire electrical system. In 10 minutes, Ekip SmartVision connects a circuit breaker to the internet, allowing it to control power and data...

    Its name is Vahana and it could become the first pilotless flying taxi. Last week, Airbus released several artist’s conceptions of its project vehicle that could become a reality by the end of 2017, with a prototype flying in Singapore. Designed to unclog urban traffic, Vahana will transport cargo as well as people....

    The Brexit hasn’t taken place yet, but its specter already raises data protection and market access questions, among others. According to IBM, cloud technology could help businesses prepare for the UK’s departure from the European Union. The computer giant’s Navigate the impact of Brexit on your organisation blog...

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    By allowing small, simultaneous calculations far beyond what conventional computers can handle, quantum computing in the cloud promises to revolutionize science, medicine and the Internet of Things.   Classical digital computers use transistors to process information in various sequences of zeros and ones, but have a...

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    Watch our special video report. Machining is catching up with the digital age. New apps for smartphones and tablets are now emerging. Some use Bluetooth technology to connect directly to a boring head, for example, to check tooling status. Others function as a hub for technical information, making it immediately...

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    Edward Snowden’s revelations about the NSA make it imperative for businesses storing customer data on the cloud to be aware of the EU’s new Privacy Shield Framework.   What does your company do with personal data? The age of networks, the internet, the cloud and industrial digitization have seen a huge rise in the...

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    Watch our special video report. Autonomous vehicles were one of the major attractions at IMTS this year. Several exhibitors were there to demonstrate the viability of such driverless vehicles. Despite the advanced technology, they are not yet extensively used. In search of answers, DirectIndustry e-magazine boarded...

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    An increasing number of U.S. manufacturers are embracing the concept of smarter machining and the Industrial Internet of Things.   The IoT is fundamentally reshaping the industrial landscape, according to Beth Parkinson, director of market development at Rockwell Automation’s Connected Enterprise. Machine and equipment...

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    The portfolio enables manufacturers to create higher quality products in less time with lower costs. Within the portfolio are cloud-connected capabilities designed to create more cohesive manufacturing workflow, allowing users to invest more time in product development. It includes computer-aided manufacturing,...

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    Heads-up displays with digital overlays can be used in hands-on training and remote assistance that promises true interactive mixed realities.   When it comes to immersive technology, virtual reality (VR) takes a back seat to augmented reality (AR). The main difference between VR and AR is that in VR, the person...

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