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

US intelligence group wants to reverse-engineer human brain algorithms

FBI and IRS warn of pervasive, maddening business, consumer scams

FBI says man-in-the-middle e-mail scam cost victims $214M; IRS says phone scam has 3,000 victims who’ve paid over $14M.

The hottest 3D printing projects

The hottest 3D printing projects

From cars to houses, 3D printers are changing design technology.

Bulk data collection most effective for intelligence gathering

Bulk data collection most effective for intelligence gathering

When it comes to grabbing-up as much information as possible, there’s no substitute for bulk collection techniques – but isolating collected data, restricting queries that can be made against those data, and auditing data usage could...

Virgin Galactic wants to launch 2,400 comm. satellites to offer ubiquitous broadband

Virgin Galactic wants to launch 2,400 comm. satellites to offer ubiquitous broadband

Virgin Galactic’s Richard Branson this week said he wants to launch as many as 2,400 small satellites in an effort to set up a constellation capable of bringing broadband communications through a company called OneWeb to millions of...

What advanced tech will dominate your car by 2025? IBM knows

What advanced tech will dominate your car by 2025? IBM knows

The IBM study, “Automotive 2025: Industry without borders,” amassed interviews with 175 executives from automotive OEMs, suppliers, and other leaders in 21 countries and found that by 2025 cars will be able to learn, heal, drive and...

Quick look inside IBM’s snazzy new mainframe

Quick look inside IBM’s snazzy new mainframe

What did IBM do to celebrate the mainframe’s 51st birthday? Reinvented the Big Iron basically.

NTSB: Distracted driving among Top 10 transportation safety challenges

NTSB: Distracted driving among Top 10 transportation safety challenges

While 4 new issues made the list for 2015 -- rail tank car safety, strengthening compliance, trucking safety, medical fitness -- at the top of the list remains distracted driving.

26 of the craziest and scariest things the TSA has found on travelers

26 of the craziest and scariest things the TSA has found on travelers

Sickles, grenades, blasting machines and cannon barrels just a few items in your fellow travelers carry-ons.

3D-printed car-maker targets mass distribution

3D-printed car-maker targets mass distribution

Local Motors electric Strati could be mass marketed by end of 2015

Spaceshot: 3,200-megapixel camera for powerful cosmos telescope moves forward

Spaceshot: 3,200-megapixel camera for powerful cosmos telescope moves forward

Once built, the 3,200 megapixel will be the largest digital camera in the world and will be the centerpiece of a telescope that will generate some 6 million gigabytes per year of outer space images.

DARPA takes aim at energy conversion technology

DARPA takes aim at energy conversion technology

Transduction is common in many military and commercial areas, such as communications antennas (radio waves to electrical signals), thermoelectric generators (heat to electricity) and electric motors (electromagnetic to kinetic...

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