November 25, 2014

What is the biggest distraction for American drivers?

Answer: cellphones

November 24, 2014

Hello Cleveland! City Plans 100-Gig Network

Cleveland is partnering with a host of public- and private-sector organizations to build a downtown high-speed broadband hub.

November 24, 2014

3 International Cities Where Technology Solves Local Problems

Municipalities use tech for everything from mapping disaster relief to improving energy use and street traffic.

November 24, 2014

Group Plans Robot Playground Outside Boston

This robot playground -- called the Devens Interoperability Playground -- aims to keep local robotics companies in the area, thus adding jobs and encouraging economic development.

November 24, 2014

Apps are Available for Everything in Agriculture

In a world of information technology, apps make it possible to remain in the field when muddled by a unfamiliar disease or insect infestation.

November 24, 2014

What Role Should the FAA Play in Regulating Civilian Drones?

The FAA is working on federal civilian drone regulations, but in the meantime, the agency has outlawed any commercial uses of drones without express FAA authorization.

November 24, 2014

Self-Driving Vehicles May Arrive Sooner than Expected

Automakers, their suppliers, telecommunications giants like Verizon and AT&T, and governments are all working to make some vision of autonomous cars a reality.

November 24, 2014

Earthquake Early Alert System Ready to Expand in California

The ambitious plan highlights the progress scientists have made in building out the system, which can give as much as a minute of warning before a major earthquake is felt in metropolitan areas.

November 24, 2014

Strategies for Defending the Border and Protecting Critical Infrastructure

Paul Stockton, the former assistant secretary of defense for Homeland Defense and Americas’ Security Affairs, discusses the strategy of "security in depth."

November 24, 2014

California Research & Education Network Gets 100-Gigabit Upgrade

Officials with participating institutions said the new network backbone will help the state bring additional capacity needed to expand the network to public libraries and other organizations.

November 24, 2014

A Cheaper, Faster Way to Modernize Medicaid Management

As enrollment expands dramatically under the Affordable Care Act, the states' aging technology systems are under increasing pressure. There's a way to give them new life.

November 24, 2014

States Train Officials in Public Records Access

The aim is to improve disclosure and curtail public records lawsuits, which often result in taxpayers footing the bill.

November 24, 2014

What is your smartphone doing to your spine?

Answer: causing degeneration

November 22, 2014

Michigan Governor Snyder Releases New Cyber Initiative for Next Four Years

The North American International Cyber Summit was held in Detroit's Cobo Hall on Nov. 16-17, 2014, and Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder unveiled an updated 'Michigan Cyber Initiative 2015.' Here are the details on the event and the new cyber plan that's a model for the nation.

November 21, 2014

San Diego Hires its First Chief Data Officer

The Southern California city is making an investment in the future of open data.

November 21, 2014

America's Most Digital Cities: A Quick Look

Check out our infographic to get a quick glance at the 2014 Digital Cities Survey's top cities and biggest trends.

November 21, 2014

3 Lessons Hawaii Learned from Gamifying Government

Government work is serious business – but it doesn't have to be a no-fun, no-thrill zone for consumers.

November 21, 2014

Southern California Elementary Schools Adopt BYOD Program

The Laguna Beach Unified School District is expanding its bring-your-own-device program, asking students to bring a laptop or tablet to class beginning in January.

November 21, 2014

Minnesota Sen. Al Franken Seeks Answers About Uber's Privacy Policies

The senator wrote a sharply phrased letter that asks Uber probing questions and voices alarm about reports suggesting "a troubling disregard for customers' privacy."

November 21, 2014

Obama's Immigration Plan Doesn't Grant Tech World's Wishes

Industry leaders say there is a shortage of U.S. tech talent, and wish to attract the top-tier workers they desperately need. Critics, however, say employers prefer foreign workers because they can hire and retain them at a lower cost.