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Welcome to the Today in Manufacturing Podcast, a new podcast brought to you by the editors from Manufacturing.net and Industrial Equipment News (IEN).
In each episode, we discuss the five biggest stories in manufacturing, and the implications they have on the industry moving forward. This week, we talk about:
The Peloton Bike+ is vulnerable and users were recently warned of a security threat that allows hackers to control the touchscreen, steal information and even watch riders as they sit and spin.
A gate at a meat packing facility was accidentally left open and 40 cows made a run for it into the L.A. suburbs. Oddly enough, this isn't the first great cow escape and it could save at least one from slaughter.
In South Texas, SpaceX was warned that it could be violating state laws by shutting down public beaches and using unlicensed security guards to clear roads.
The leader of a labor union was killed in northern Italy after he was hit by a truck that broke through a picket line outside a warehouse facility.
Small Robot Company has three new robots: Tom, Dick and Harry. The robots eliminate weeds with fewer chemicals and improve soil quality by zapping weeds to death.
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After ERCOT asked residents to take it easy on the AC, many didn't listen. That's when residents noticed that their "smart" thermostats were turned up without their knowledge.
The pandemic and a global chip shortage have pushed car prices to record levels.
Lego revealed prototype bricks made out of recycled bottles.
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