The Texas Enterprise Fund is one of the nation’s premier competitive recruitment initiatives By Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — The nation’s leading CEOs continually rank Texas…

ATM robber WinPot: a slot machine instead of cutlets

Automation of all kinds is there to help people with their routine work, make it faster and simpler. Although ATM fraud is a very peculiar sort of work, some cybercriminals…

China, US announce more trade talks next week

BEIJING (AP) — With a deadline looming, U.S. and Chinese negotiators will hold more talks in Washington next week aimed at ending a battle over Beijing’s technology ambitions. Source: Business…

California governor wants users to profit from online data

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom has set off a flurry of speculation after he said the state’s consumers should get a piece of the billions of dollars…

China, US start trade talks ahead of March tariff deadline

BEIJING (AP) — U.S. and Chinese negotiators began trade talks Thursday that President Donald Trump says will help decide whether he escalates a fight over Beijing’s technology ambitions by raising…

DNS Manipulation in Venezuela in regards to the Humanitarian Aid Campaign

Venezuela is a country facing an uncertain moment in its history. Reports suggests it is in significant need of humanitarian aid. On February 10th, Mr. Juan Guaidó made a public…

Christina Sumners: Welcome to Science Sound Off. I’m Christina Sumners. Tim Schnettler: And I’m her co-host, Tim Schnettler. Christina Sumners: And with us today we have Dr. David Reiner. Welcome…

Concho Valley Cotton Conference, Growers Association meeting set Feb. 26

Writer: Susan Himes, 325-657-7315, Susan.Himes@ag.tamu.edu Contacts: Josh Blanek, 325-659-6523, j-blanek@tamu.edu Marty Vahlenkamp, 325-365-2219, Marty.Vahlenkamp@ag.tamu.edu Haley Kennedy, 325-365-2219, Haley.Kennedy@ag.tamu.edu   SAN ANGELO— The 2019 Concho Valley Cotton Conference and the Southern…

Texas Farm, Ranch and Wildlife Expo Set Feb. 19-20 in Abilene

Writer: Susan Himes, 325-657-7315, Susan.Himes@ag.tamu.eduContact: Cody Hill, 325-672-6048, Cody.Hill@ag.tamu.edu    ABILENE — The Texas Farm, Ranch and Wildlife Expo will run from Feb.19-20 at Taylor County Expo Center, 1700 State…

NASA has awarded Leidos of Reston, Virginia, a contract for information technology (IT) end-user services to support the agency’s headquarters, centers and other performance sites. Source: NASA

DDoS Attacks in Q4 2018

News overview In Q4 2018, security researchers detected a number of new botnets, which included not only Mirai clones for a change. The fall saw increased activity on the part…

AgriLife Extension plans two-hour auxin trainings across state

Online schedule available Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Scott Nolte, 979-845-4880, scott.nolte@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – As temperatures rise and thoughts turn to spring planting, many producers will need…

Oldham County Mini Ag Day set Feb. 14 in Vega

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.eduContact: Amanda Spiva, 806-267-2692, amanda.spiva@ag.tamu.edu VEGA – The Oldham County Mini Ag Day will be held Feb. 14 in the Oldham County Barn, 305 Coke St.,…

Scientists strategize for better conservation plans

TOP LEFT TO RIGHT: Dr. Adam Smith, Missouri Botanical Garden; Dr. Francisco Rodríguez-Sánchez, Estación Biológica de Doñana; Dr. Dan Warren, Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Center and Okinawa Institute of…

Integrating center pivot irrigation control technologies goal of Texas A&M study

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.eduContacts: Thomas Marek, 806-677-5600, thomas.marek@ag.tamu.edu Dr. Dana Porter, 806-723-8426, dporter@ag.tamu.edu Thomas Marek, Texas A&M AgriLife Research engineer, is integrating and automating irrigation technologies and tools. (Texas…

Foxconn changes focus of massive Wisconsin project

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Foxconn Technology Group is changing the focus of its planned $10 billion Wisconsin campus, while insisting it remains committed to creating 13,000 jobs as promised. Source:…

Chafer used Remexi malware to spy on Iran-based foreign diplomatic entities

Executive Summary Throughout the autumn of 2018 we analyzed a long-standing (and still active at that time) cyber-espionage campaign that was primarily targeting foreign diplomatic entities based in Iran. The…

Food diversity studies give Aggies taste of different cultures, religions

Mehdi Hashemi, a Ph.D. student in the Food Science and Technology program of Texas A&M’s Department of Nutrition and Food Science, holds a bag of dried sumac, which is used as a spice in Middle Eastern…

Congressman Kevin Brady Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – There is an untold story behind the weekend announcement that the federal government would reopen until February 15. Lawmakers in both…

Comments From College Station & Bryan ISD Superintendents At Chamber EOC

Speakers at the Bryan/College Station chamber of commerce economic outlook forum included the superintendents of the College Station and Bryan school districts. Common topics shared by CSISD’s Clark Ealy and…