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Automatic Setting For Hilit Drop-in HDI-P Anchors

Plano, Texas — Mechanical, plumbing and electrical contractors will find the new Hilti HDI-P short drop-in anchors and automatic setting tool system to be 50 percent faster than traditional installation methods requiring overhead hammering. As the only automatic setting system available for short drop-in anchors, the HDI-P auto setting tool and stop drill bit combo […]

Hilti AG 500-A18 Offers Performance and Productivity

Plano, Texas — The third generation Hilti Cordless cut-off tool AG 500-A18 has blurred the line between corded performance and cordless productivity. The AG 500-A18 has increased performance due to a 5.2 Ah battery and improved electronics which means more efficiency and power during grinding applications. Featuring a keyless quick-change flange and a brushless motor […]

Rings and Pacifiers: Health Gadgets Get Sophisticated

By Matti Huuhtanen HELSINKI (AP) — After the smartphone and fitness bracelet, here comes the smart ring. And the smart pacifier, and smart rollator. “Wellness” computers that monitor your pulse, temperature and other health indicators are becoming increasingly sophisticated and varied to cover every aspect — and age — of human life. Some products, like the […]

Drone Pilot Training Center on Fast Track in North Dakota

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — A major U.S. defense contractor that is opening an unmanned aircraft training academy in North Dakota might start with a temporary structure because of the demand for drone pilots and other crew members. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. plans to train up to 100 students a year at Grand Sky, […]

Microsoft’s New Business Shine, but PC Software Still Sags

By Brandon Bailey SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft may still be suffering from lagging sales of personal computers, but the tech giant has taken some cues from rivals like Apple and Google — and it’s now seeing substantial growth in more promising lines of business ranging from mobile apps and advertising to online games and […]