Australia will be home to Oxford University's first Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre satellite location. The research and education will be integrated with a new Oceania Cyber Security Centre, which is being sponsored by the Australian government.
The British government is turning to video games to help entice a new generation of cyberwarriors into the field. The second annual Cyber Security Challenge Masterclass -- judged by members of the UK's GCHQ, National Crime Agency and other groups-- used on-demand gaming to assess skills and identify participants for a simulated cyberattack.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Audi have invented a robotic driving companion that reminds drivers to slow down and wear their seat belts. The system includes a robot with a small video camera focused on the driver.
Single-purpose devices often provide superior quality compared with their multifunction counterparts, but they are falling out of fashion because the "good enough" capabilities of multipurpose devices satisfy most users, Jim Rapoza writes.