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Ventura County Forecast | Topics Include Possible Recession and Housing Solutions

Ventura County Forecast | Topics Include Possible Recession and Housing Solutions

CERF will share its once-a-year Ventura County forecast during a seminar from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, at the Serra Center. Executive Director Matthew Fienup will present the county’s forecast. Just-released gross domestic product data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis shows that Ventura County’s economy contracted by almost 3 percent last year. The […]

Ventura County Senior Summit Takes On Tech!

Ventura County Senior Summit Takes On Tech!

Senior Citizens are invited to learn about digital technology to connect socially, maintain independence, and access services at the sixth Ventura County Senior Summit on Saturday, October 21, 2017, at California State University Channel Islands. This countywide event is free of charge, includes a complimentary continental breakfast and brown bag lunch, and will feature local […]

Building A Home For Science Education’s Growing Demand

Building A Home For Science Education’s Growing Demand

California Lutheran University has raised $20.8 million toward the $30 million it needs to build a new state-of-the-art science building and is now launching the public phase of the campaign to bring in the final dollars.   The new building is needed to accommodate the growing number of science majors and the university’s increased emphasis […]

Privacy: J. Edgar’s Not the Hoover You Need to Worry About Any More

Privacy: J. Edgar’s Not the Hoover You Need to Worry About Any More

. By Thomas L. Knapp Is your vacuum cleaner spying on you? Hamza Shaban of the Washington Post reports that iRobot, maker of the “autonomous” Roomba vacuum, may eventually sell the internal maps of your home the device builds to facilitate its work to the makers of other “smart home” devices. In the latest phase […]

Little devices that use huge cloud servers to do your bidding

Little devices that use huge cloud servers to do your bidding

The big brains of tech. Levi Brown Heads in the cloud. Right now, in a data center far, far away, gargantuan cloud servers are providing brainpower to devices as minute as fitness trackers. At first glance, for example, a baseball-size connected camera is nothing more than simple home surveillance; what you don’t see, however, is […]

Visualization Technology will Help Police Process Complex Data

Visualization Technology will Help Police Process Complex Data

Microsoft is incorporating a visualization technology to help UK police forces react and record incidents more effectively. Microsoft Services chose Cambridge Intelligence (CI)’s KeyLines technology after a global beauty parade of potential solutions. According to CI’s site, KeyLines management platform, with Microsoft Dynamics, help connect and utilize existing data to help provide information with real-time […]

New Technology Mimicks Dogs’ Abilities to Detect Explosives

New Technology Mimicks Dogs’ Abilities to Detect Explosives

By mimicking how dogs use their smelling abilities, a team of government and university researchers have demonstrated “active sniffing” as a means to improve the performance of current technologies that rely on continuous suction to detect trace amounts of explosives and other contraband. Matthew Staymates, a mechanical engineer and fluid dynamicist at the National Institute […]

How to prepare your kids for jobs that don’t exist yet

How to prepare your kids for jobs that don’t exist yet

The founder of littleBits on turning kids into creators Brian Klutch Ayah Bdeir Ayah Bdeir created littleBits—sets of electronic building blocks that snap together to form a variety of circuits—with engineering and design professionals in mind. But when she brought her invention to Maker Faire in 2009, here it grabbed the attention of children—and their […]

Electromagnetic Pulse Against UAV’s

Electromagnetic Pulse Against UAV’s

According to South Korean military officials, the country has been developing a technology to bring down unmanned North Korean aircraft using electromagnetic pulse (EMP). The Agency for Defense Development (ADD) has developed a directional, high-powered EMP generator, and it has been trying to devise ways to implement it against small North Korean unmanned aerial vehicles. […]

Energy Companies Attacked by Powerful Malware

Energy Companies Attacked by Powerful Malware

The version of destructive computer virus Shamoon was being employed to attack computers in Saudi Arabia and other regions in mid-November, as revealed by US Security firms. International sources recently reported that four years ago the same virus attack had caused damage to tens of thousands of computers at Middle Eastern energy companies. CrowdStrike, Palo […]

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