October 23, 2014

The activity tracker market is expanding to serve whom?

Answer: dogs

October 22, 2014

Massachusetts Makes the Biggest Push Yet to Make Health-Care Prices Public

The state's effort to publicize prices is the most comprehensive so far. But some say it's more important for patients to have information on the quality of care.

October 22, 2014

Next Century Cities: 32 Cities Form Broadband Collective

Through Next Century Cities, leaders will gain opportunities to work with partner cities, share knowledge and assist in development of next-generation broadband networks.

October 22, 2014

New Orleans Cuts Murder Rate Using Data Analytics

City officials have amassed a significant amount of crime statistics to identify high risk individuals, criminal social networks and the neighborhoods that foster them.

October 22, 2014

Tomorrow’s Tablets? Look, No Hands

Itasca, Ill.-based Knowles Corp. has developed a new breed of microphone that would allow a consumer to, say, flip a slide on a presentation or share information between a smartphone and another device with a simple hand gesture.

October 22, 2014

Chinese May Go After California High-Speed Rail Project

China CNR Corp and its unit Tangshan Railway are among those submitting an expression of interest for a contract to design, build and operate what would be the nation's first high-speed rail system.

October 22, 2014

Oregon Gives Up on Oracle HIX Technology, Will Use Another State's System

Officials cite problems with the company's products as well as what they characterize as lack of cooperation from the software giant -- which state officials have blamed for the debacle and subsequently sued.

October 22, 2014

Wearable Health Technology Still Just a Novelty, Report Finds

One-third of surveyed consumers who bought such a device more than a year prior said they use the device infrequently or no longer at all.

October 22, 2014

Penn State's Innovation Park to Expand

Designs for a building with 60,000 square feet of leasable space were ditched, and architects revamped their efforts to come up with a building that had greater economic potential — with 82,000 square feet of leasable space.

October 22, 2014

At First Texas Bullet Train Meeting, Location is Everything

Attendees at the first public meeting on a proposed high-speed rail line between Dallas and Houston told federal officials they're for the project — so long as the stations are conveniently located downtown.

October 22, 2014

FDNY Dispatch System Flaws Led to Childrens' Deaths in Fire

More than 20 minutes elapsed before the medics arrived at the fire scene; the "cumbersome" process, worsened by "human error," involved no fewer than seven staff members from three agencies.

October 22, 2014

University of Texas Gets Money to Study New Energy Source in Gulf of Mexico

The university plans to use the funding to harvest and analyze core samples of methane hydrate from sandstone reservoirs thousands of feet under the Gulf - the first time the deposits have been retrieved from U.S. waters.

October 22, 2014

Using Avatars and Apps to Help Troubled Vets

Partnered with the VA, a Manhattan-based company has developed an interactive game to aid those who are close to a veteran — to sharpen skills to notice warning signs and guide vets to seek help.

October 22, 2014

Uninsured Unaware of Obamacare's Enrollment Period and Benefits

Almost nine of 10 uninsured Americans – the group most likely to benefit — don’t know that the law’s second open enrollment period begins Nov. 15, according to a poll released Tuesday.

October 22, 2014

How can a building survive flood without disrupting water flow?

Answer: by floating

October 21, 2014

Massachusetts Signs $50 Million MMIS Contract

The renewed contract will allow Hewlett-Packard to assist in the transformation of health care in the commonwealth.

October 21, 2014

What Does the FCC’s Authority on Net Neutrality Really Mean?

The FCC’s impending open Internet rules could be based on a variety of sources. Government Technology explains the options and, more importantly, what they mean.

October 21, 2014

Photo of the Week - Marty McFly's Hoverboard? Not Quite ...

Currently the HENDO Hoverboard only works on special surfaces, and the battery life is only a few minutes long.

October 21, 2014

Local Governments Help Lead the Way to HHS Convergence (Industry Perspective)

HHS convergence is a coordinated, agile and common sense approach that contributes to healthier residents, healthier communities and a healthier nation.

October 21, 2014

Hampton Roads, Va., Police Agencies Quietly Sharing Telephone Data

Participating police agencies are given special software, and agree to automatically upload collected phone data to a master database that is accessible to others within the network.