Michael Cooney

Online News Editor

Cooney is an Online News Editor. He is also the author of the Layer 8 blog, Network World's daily home for the not-just-networking news. He has a Journalism degree from The Pennsylvania State University and has been working with Network World since 1992. Direct: 508.766.5421 NETWORK WORLD 492 Old Connecticut Path| Framingham, MA 01701


Carnegie Mellon: Bigger may not be better with battery makers

Carnegie Mellon: Bigger may not be better with battery makers

"Electric vehicle batteries are expensive. Federal and state governments have been subsidizing and mandating electric vehicle sales for years with the idea that increasing production volume will reduce costs and make these vehicles...

Air Force’s super-secret space drone comes home

Air Force’s super-secret space drone comes home

According to the Air Force, the X-37B landed at California's Vandenberg Air Force Base on Friday (Oct. 17) at 9:24 a.m. local Pacific time (12:24 p.m.) EDT. It was the only update the public was given since the spacecraft took off on...

How do I know you’re lying? My “Star Wars” algorithm told me

JEDI MIND, which really stands for “Joint Estimation of Deception Intent via Multisource Integration of Neuropsychological Discriminators” uses a combination of what IARPA called innovative statistical techniques to improve...

Mars gets close encounter with a comet

Mars gets close encounter with a comet

NASA, ESA point Mars spacecraft at streaking Sliding Spring comet

Gartner: The super-smart drone in the corner office

Gartner: The super-smart drone in the corner office

In fact prototype autonomous vehicles, advanced robots, virtual personal assistants and smart advisors already exist and will evolve rapidly, ushering in a new age of machine helpers, said David Cearley, vice president & Gartner...

Gartner: Top 10 Technology Trends for 2015 IT can’t ignore

Gartner: Top 10 Technology Trends for 2015 IT can’t ignore

Gartner defines its Strategic Technology Trends as those technologies that have the most potential to drive great change in the enterprise IT arena in the next three years. Indeed this year’s crop has that potential as trends like...

Gartner: IT careers – what’s hot?

Gartner: IT careers – what’s hot?

Gartner says by 2018, digital business requires 50% less business process workers and 500% more key digital business jobs, compared to traditional models. IT leaders —develop new hiring practices to recruit for the new nontraditional...

Gartner: Top 10 strategic predictions for businesses to watch out for

Gartner: Top 10 strategic predictions for businesses to watch out for

That is to say many were related to increasing the customer’s experience with technology and systems rather than the usual techno-calculations. “Machines are taking an active role in enhancing human endeavors,” said Daryl Plummer is...

Gartner: Make way for digital business, risks or die?

For example in his opening keynote Garter’s Peter Sondergaard, senior vice president and global head of research said that since 2013 650 million new physical objects have come online. 3D printers became a billion dollar market; 10%...

DARPA delving into the black art of super secure software obfuscation

From DARPA: “The goal of the SafeWare research effort is to drive fundamental advances in the theory of program obfuscation and to develop highly efficient and widely applicable program obfuscation methods with mathematically proven...

Cooling and crops: US offers $60 million for radical new energy technology

Cooling and crops: US offers $60 million for radical new energy technology

Far-reaching changes in the way we cool large structures and make alternative energy products are driving $60 million worth of research and product development from the Department of Energy. Specifically, the DOE’s advanced research...

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