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May 22, 2015

Which supermarket uses light communication technology to revolutionize grocery shopping?

Answer: France's Carrefour hypermarket

May 21, 2015

New Jersey Turns to Internet of Things to Improve Roadway Safety

The New Jersey Turnpike Authority has started using a program to help minimize congestion and improve traffic flow on the New Jersey Turnpike and the Garden State Parkway -- just in time for Memorial Day weekend.

May 21, 2015

Raleigh, N.C., CIO Gail Roper to Step Down

After nine years as Raleigh’s tech czar, Roper is leaving the city to direct technology strategy for a private company in Florida.

May 21, 2015

New Jersey Creates New Office Dedicated to Cybersecurity

Gov. Chris Christie signed an executive order establishing the new office, designating it as a central hub for analyzing threats and sharing information.

May 21, 2015

Boston Ranked Most Energy-Efficient City in U.S.

A new report has found that mayors and local lawmakers in America’s largest cities continue to take innovative steps to lower energy costs for consumers and businesses, but some are doing more than others.

May 21, 2015

Will the U.S. Department of Energy Find Improvements in Fuel Efficiency?

If passed, a new measure would reauthorize the department's Vehicle Technology Program budget at $314-million in the next fiscal year.

May 21, 2015

5 Startups Helping to Bring Government into the 21st Century

The rise of civic tech is helping bring innovation back to government. Here’s a handful of startups in the mix.

May 21, 2015

Transparency Bills Still in Play as Texas Legislative Session Winds Down

Transparency advocates remain optimistic as major legislative efforts are falling on the side of open government.

May 21, 2015

New Mobile App Moves Legislative Process into 21st Century

The app, called Countable, lets users give opinions on proposals and receive notifications when a legislator they opt to follow submits new legislation.

May 21, 2015

Texas House, Senate at Odds Over Provision that Would Block Bullet Train

Concerns have largely focused on how the train will impact communities and Texas Central’s ability to use eminent domain to condemn land for the project if needed.

May 21, 2015

Cash Incentive Program Part of Electric Vehicle Push in Connecticut

In addition to the customer rebates, the Connecticut Hydrogen and Electric Automobile Purchase Rebate Program will provide dealers with bonuses for selling electric or hydrogen vehicles.

May 21, 2015

'Revolutionary’ Wildfire Prediction System Coming to Colorado

The new technology could be in place by next spring and will work with the state's new aerial fire fleet.

May 21, 2015

Can Any Car Become a Smart Car?

One San Francisco startup takes a page from Apple’s playbook by launching its own connected car platform for app developers.

May 21, 2015

Twitter’s NeighborNest Offers Computer Training to Low-Income Families

The center was built as part of an ongoing deal San Francisco has with companies such as Twitter to help clean up and revive neighborhoods.

May 21, 2015

NASA Satellite Data Modernizes Virginia’s Wine Industry

Data was used to create digitized maps of about 250 commercial vineyards, providing more accurate information on the number and size of operations and offering vintners useful planting information.

May 21, 2015

Sharing Data Key to Improving Foster Care Outcomes

An average of 32 percent of foster students change schools in a given year, making data sharing imperative to improving their educational success.

May 21, 2015

How many drivers video chat while behind the wheel?

Answer: 10 percent

May 20, 2015

California Department of Fish and Wildlife App Streamlines Violation Reports

The app broadens the department's reach in the community and gives the public a way to anonymously send a tip.

May 20, 2015

Why Skills Matter More than Ever in Our Data-Driven Economy

To improve public services with data-driven technology, governments need to work harder than ever to recruit, hire and retain highly skilled data engineers and managers.

May 20, 2015

Local California Police Refuse to Make Video Public in Wake of Shooting

The approach has drawn criticism from some civil rights activists who say that the public release of recordings is crucial to holding police accountable — especially if the officers involved in the incidents are allowed to view the videos.