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Cadillac Elmiraj Concept

With flowing lines and a new design language that can portend the direction of the forthcoming S Class fighter by Cadillac, The Elmiraj shows an evolution of the Art & Science designs that have brought Cadillac back to prominence over the past decade. This Past Weekend at Carmel California, Ed Welburn and team spoke about a myriad of issue and the…

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Added by Toyz Nation on August 17, 2013 at 7:55pm — 4 Comments

Exclusive Interview with Head Monster Noel Lee (Detroit is Back Series)



The late 70's in Northern California was an innovative and transformative era in…

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Added by Toyz Nation on December 20, 2012 at 6:30pm — 3 Comments

Excerpt from my book Own Your Destiny A Modern Guide to starting enterprise in 21st Century (Detroit is back Series)

Chapter 5 Automotive Excerpt Own Your Destiny (A Modern Guide to Starting Enterprise in the 21st Century)…

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Added by Toyz Nation on November 19, 2012 at 9:00pm — 2 Comments

Exclusive Interview with Kim Adam House Head of marketing Jeep (Detroit is back Series)

Jeep is an American icon, originally conceived in the early 1900's by Willys Overland, who displayed its ability to drive over steps. In 1941, Jeep was instrumental to the war effort with the original all-terrain vehicle that served as transportation for soldiers…

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Added by Toyz Nation on November 4, 2012 at 3:00pm — 8 Comments

Exclusive Interview with United Healthcare VP of Innovation Nick Martin (Detroit is back Series)

With an impact on over 16% of our economy, the issue of healthcare and managing its costs has long…

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Added by Toyz Nation on November 4, 2012 at 2:00pm — 4 Comments

Exclusive Interview with Ford Fusion Marketing Manager Samantha Hoyt (Detroit is back Series)

We have had a long history covering the Ford Motor Company. In fact, one of the proudest moments of my career was the opportunity to have dinner with the late, great Carroll Shelby, Funkmaster…

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Added by Toyz Nation on November 4, 2012 at 11:30am — 4 Comments

Exclusive Interview with Chris Paul CP3 (Detroit is back Series)

When challenges are placed before us, our true character is forged by how we respond and by our ability to influence others through the character we exhibit. A native of Lewisville, North Carolina (near Winston Salem), Chris Paul has faced challenges in his life. His grandfather, Nathaniel Jones was brutally murdered by five teenagers. Chris Paul's grandfather was…

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Added by Toyz Nation on October 31, 2012 at 9:00pm — 7 Comments

Exclusive Interview with Ralph Gilles SRT CEO & Chrysler Global Design Chief (Detroit is back Series) pt 2.

"Hes gonna wear me out. Im gonna need a couch here…

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Added by Toyz Nation on October 30, 2012 at 5:00pm — 3 Comments

Exclusive Interview with Ralph Gilles SRT CEO & Chrysler Global Design Chief (Detroit is back Series) pt 1.

 

Following the career of Global Design Director, Ralph Gilles has been an amazing voyage. In 2005, while Chrysler was merged with Daimler, I interviewed a then young designer on-the-rise about his work with the rear-wheel drive LX platform and his iconic design work on the 300. His legend has since grown and outside events have shaped the…

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Added by Toyz Nation on October 28, 2012 at 9:30pm — 4 Comments

Exclusive Interview with GM President of North America Mark Reuss (Detroit is back Series)

Mark Reuss has had a huge challenge being at the helm as President of North America at General Motors. An engineer by trade, Mark has the monumental task of overseeing the legendary brands Billy Durant put together to form GM and bring them to resurgence in the main market that matters to the tax payers who made the sacrifice begrudgingly, under the stewardship of…

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Added by Toyz Nation on October 28, 2012 at 12:00am — 2 Comments

Exclusive Interview with Ford CEO Alan Mulally (Detroit is back Series)

An affable CEO, who made his name with his superb leadership at airplane manufacturer, Boeing, Alan Mulally fundamentally changed the trajectory of Ford and saved the iconic brand in probably the most tumultuous stage in its history. By the time Alan Mulally took the reigns of Ford in 2006, the seeds of the industry collapse of…

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Added by Toyz Nation on October 25, 2012 at 12:00pm — 6 Comments

Exclusive Interview with Fisker Automotive Founder Henry Fisker

As Fisker came up for his DOE loan under the department of Energy Advanced Technology vehicle manufacturing loan program created in 2008 with a fund of $25 billion authorized under section 136 of the …

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Added by Toyz Nation on October 22, 2012 at 9:00pm — 3 Comments

From wiz kid who developed Jazz Jackrabbit to Design Director and the steward of the Unreal Engine platform. Cliff Bleszinski or CliffyB as he is affectionately known has been the brains behind what …

From wiz kid who developed Jazz Jackrabbit to Design Director and the steward of the Unreal Engine platform. Cliff Bleszinski or CliffyB as he is affectionately known has been the brains behind…

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Added by Toyz Nation on September 3, 2012 at 4:48pm — 2 Comments

Inside U2 3D with Director Catherine Owens

 

Having helmed the director’s camera on U2 tours, ZooTV, PopMart, Elevation, and Vertigo, Catherine Owens was the perfect choice for a landmark undertaking, a concert movie shot in 3D. The top-grossing concert performers, U2, have always given fans a massive experience with their shows. Having not toured South America for 8 years prior, the U2 3D movie covers the…

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Added by Toyz Nation on September 2, 2012 at 8:14pm — 3 Comments

GM VP GLOBAL DESIGN ED WELBURN (Detroit is Back Series)





To re-enter the stock market with the largest IPO ever is a feat, due in no small part to the quality of products GM has under its shed. Now streamlined to 4 brands and still maintaining its global footprint, resources are now more efficiently allocated to…

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Added by Toyz Nation on September 2, 2012 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments

Toyznation Toyz Guide 2012

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Added by Toyz Nation on January 9, 2012 at 4:03am — 3 Comments

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Valve's Index VR production has been impacted by coronavirus

We're just about a month out from the launch of Half Life: Alyx on March 23rd, and like so many other things, it is seeing some impact from the coronavirus outbreak. According to a statement given to RoadtoVR and UploadVR, Valve still plans to restoc...

'PUBG' cross party play capability for PS4 and Xbox One has arrived

Last year, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds started allowing PS4 and Xbox One players to square off against one another. Which was a welcome addition, unless what they really wanted was to play with each other. Now, the online multiplayer battle royale...

Facebook will pay for user recordings to improve speech recognition

Facebook may have stopped listening to and transcribing Messenger voice chats, but it still needs voice recordings to improve its speech recognition technology. So the company is going to pay select users to record snippets of audio through a new pro...

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