Posts by Nicole


Energy Department Looking to Pay for New Logo for Plug-In Cars

September 1, 2015 at 7:24 pm By

The United States Energy Department is actively seeking someone who can design a new logo for its plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) program and is willing to pay up to $5,000 for the finished product.

The Hacker’s Solution to Life: Pet Edition

August 10, 2015 at 1:29 pm By

One ingenious hacker has come up with a way to satisfy his cat’s primal instincts by developing a custom-built machine that releases a portion of cat food when the cat delivers balls equipped with an electronic chip.

Robot Hitchhiker Meets Unfortunate Demise, Group Offers to Rebuild

August 4, 2015 at 1:16 pm By

HitchBOT has traveled the world- beginning its journey in Canada  and traveling through Europe and New York City- but met it’s demise after a group of vandals destroyed it in Philadelphia. Now, a Philly-based tech group is offering to help rebuild it.

Economics Drives More Open Source Projects

July 29, 2015 at 5:50 pm By

Recently, companies have been giving away valuable source code to non-profit organizations for no cost, but not because they’ve mounted their moral high horse. In fact, open source projects are the way of the future.

Coders Make Room for Curators in Silicon Valley

July 28, 2015 at 4:42 pm By

Tech companies across all sectors are looking to move past algorithms alone to add a human side via curation to their products, says Time.

Hacking Team Suspects Document Leak Was Inside Job

July 22, 2015 at 5:40 pm By

Italian company Hacking Team is launching an investigation into over 400 GB of leaked documents;it believes former employees might have teamed up with suspected hackers to orchestrate the leak.

Facebook Provides Service for Identifying Malware on Macs

July 20, 2015 at 5:30 pm By

In response to the Hacking Team malware that leaked documents revealed to be on computers all over the world, Facebook has released a “query pack” for users to detect the company’s malware on Mac OS X.

Automakers Unite to Create Center for Addressing Cyber Security Concerns

July 16, 2015 at 6:12 pm By

The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, a unity of twelve different automakers, announced that it will be creating an information and analysis center through which the companies will be able to address cyber security threats targeting vehicle software. 

Splunk Spends $190m on Start-Up to Upgrade Cyber Security Offerings

July 13, 2015 at 1:34 pm By

Splunk, the San Francisco based company that is a leading platform in operational intelligence has made a $190m deal to purchase security start-up Caspida in an effort to expand what it offers by way of cyber security.

Hillary Clinton Pushes Cybersecurity In 2016 Election Conversation

July 7, 2015 at 1:25 pm By

During a campaign stop in New Hampshire, presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton discussed the importance of focusing on cybersecurity as she claimed that China tries to “hack into anything that doesn’t move in America,” bringing cybersecurity to the forefront of campaign issues for the moment.