Virgin Galactic’s space plane crashes during test flight

Virgin Galactic’s space plane crashes during test flight

Details are sketchy at this point but Virgin Galactic tweeted one of those cryptic notices you never want to see: “#SpaceShipTwo has experienced an in-flight anomaly. Additional info and statement forthcoming.”

10/31/14

Air Force envisioning swarms of tiny, inexpensive, almost disposable drones

Air Force envisioning swarms of tiny, inexpensive, almost disposable drones

From the Air Force: “The thought is to develop an inexpensive, configurable and producible on demand air vehicle. A number of military applications can be envisioned for an air vehicle with such a capability. One potential...

10/31/14

Guinness World Record: Amplifier operates at a speed of one trillion cycles per second

Guinness World Record: Amplifier operates at a speed of one trillion cycles per second

“This breakthrough could lead to revolutionary technologies such as high-resolution security imaging systems, improved collision-avoidance radar, communications networks with many times the capacity of current systems and...

10/30/14

US Navy, Energy Dept. team to develop wave energy devices

US Navy, Energy Dept. team to develop wave energy devices

The devices fall under what’s known as advance marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) technology which converts the energy of waves, tides, rivers, and ocean currents into clean, renewable electricity that can be used by homes and businesses.

10/29/14

FBI: List of purchase order scam victims growing rapidly

FBI: List of purchase order scam victims growing rapidly

The FBI said more than 85 companies and universities nationwide whose identities were used to perpetrate the scheme. Approximately 400 actual or attempted incidents have targeted some 250 vendors, and nearly $5 million has been lost...

10/28/14

Quick look: The 76 year-old “War of the World” broadcast rumpus

Quick look: The 76 year-old “War of the World” broadcast rumpus

One of the country’s biggest overreactions occurred 76 years ago this week when on Oct. 30, 1938 a radio dramatization of H.G. Wells’ The War of the Worlds was mistaken for an actual Mars invasion. According to many, the radio...

10/27/14

The FCC as data security cop: $10 million fine for carriers’ security breaches

The FCC took a big stand today saying it will fine TerraCom and YourTel America $10 million because the agency said both carriers violated the privacy of phone customers’ personal information. The action is the agency’s first data...

10/24/14

Hacker group leader gets 24 months in federal prison for attacking US Navy, 50 other institutions

Hacker group leader gets 24 months in federal prison for attacking US Navy, 50 other institutions

One of the two leaders of the hacking group known as Team Digi7al was sentenced to 24 months in federal prison today for his role in hacking the U.S. Navy, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, and over 50 public and private...

10/23/14

Ebola crisis brings out another sickness: Vile scammers

Ebola crisis brings out another sickness: Vile scammers

Consumer Reports published an article referencing a bogus e-mail solicitation offering a $29 “surplus protection kit” supposedly designed for emergency response teams and law enforcement agencies. The Federal Trade Commission has...

10/23/14

FTC gets $10M from massive text spam, robocalling schemers

FTC gets $10M from massive text spam, robocalling schemers

The FTC today got $10 million to settle charges against three sets of defendants to settle charges that they operated a massive scam that sent unwanted text messages to millions of consumers, many of whom later received illegal...

10/22/14

The oil used to fry your eggroll for lunch might fly you to the coast in the afternoon

The oil used to fry your eggroll for lunch might fly you to the coast in the afternoon

The companies said they will build a demonstration facility-- called the China-U.S. Aviation Biofuel Pilot Project -- to clean contaminants from waste oils and convert it into jet fuel at a rate of 160 gallons (650 liters) per day....

10/22/14

US Justice Dept. focuses new squad on cybercrime combat

“We have assembled a talented, dedicated and experienced team of seasoned professionals to launch this new phase for the National Security Division. These changes will help us continue confronting today’s threats while readying the...

10/21/14

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...

10/21/14

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...

10/17/14

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...

10/15/14

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...

10/09/14

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...

10/07/14

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...

10/07/14

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...

10/06/14

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%...

10/06/14

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