October 1, 2014 Which industries will introduce wearables first? Answer: warehouses and the service industry September 30, 2014 California Enacts Student Data Protection Law In reaction to Google's controversial use of student data in its Apps for Education suite, California passes one of the most aggressive student privacy laws in the nation. September 30, 2014 3 Things Higher Education Should Know about Disruptive Innovation Online learning presents both an opportunity and a challenge as technology shakes up higher education. September 30, 2014 Research: How to Eliminate 90 Percent of Vehicle Traffic A new computer simulation foreshadows the future of urban road travel. September 30, 2014 Photo of the Week - Mantis Shrimp Inspire Cancer-Detecting Sensors Australian researchers have created sensors inspired by the eyes of mantis shrimp -- which can see cancers inside the body. September 30, 2014 Los Angeles County to Consolidate Data, IT Systems The L.A. County Board of Supervisors approved a plan to centralize its technology infrastructure into a single data center. September 30, 2014 Do You Think Like a State CIO? Results of the NASCIO 2014 State CIO Survey show a fast-moving IT landscape, a lot of big IT projects, and leaders who are doing their best to keep up. September 30, 2014 Editorial: FAA Plan for Skies with No Drones is No Plan at All With the billions being invested in developing the technology, can the U.S. afford to proceed with a plan to coordinate airspace that doesn't accommodate these aircraft? September 30, 2014 Selling the Cloud: Technology Companies Look for New Customers Interested in Efficiency, Mobility As the cloud becomes mainstream, local information technology companies see its services not as a trend, but as something with great potential and a way to secure recurring revenue. September 30, 2014 Nextdoor Debuts Service for Public Agencies The popular social networking service will allow public agencies to communicate with more than 42,000 neighborhoods to discuss crime and safety issues. September 30, 2014 With Millions to Give, Foundation Takes Urban-Improvement Ideas from Anyone The Knight Foundation begins accepting applications for its new Cities Challenge program Wednesday. Unlike other competitive grant programs, anyone can apply. September 30, 2014 In Texas, Solar Manufacturer Ramps Up Production The move is part of San Antonio’s effort to become a solar energy hub – by building solar farms to help power the area and luring the companies that manufacture their parts. September 30, 2014 Driverless Car Rides? Mayor Eric Garcetti Hopes L.A. Will be First Projects to test new transportation technology and infrastructure are needed, the mayor said, because "autonomous vehicles are going to be here." September 30, 2014 Social Security Administration Opens New Data Center The new building will maintain the demographic, wage and benefit information of almost every American, according to the SSA. September 30, 2014 Battle Lines Drawn in Manatee County, Fla., 911 Upgrade Debate The county is offering a single workplace at the Manatee County Emergency Operations Center for all those answering 911 calls, but some cities complain they have not been consulted in the planning. September 30, 2014 What’s the GDP benefit of community-wide gigabit Internet? Answer: 1.1 percent per capita GDP September 29, 2014 Data Discussion Dominates NASCIO Day One State CIOs wrestle with big data, open data and overwhelming complexity. September 29, 2014 How Cities Can Transform into Hubs of Innovation At the U.S. Conference of Mayors fall meeting, President and Sacramento, Calif., Mayor Kevin Johnson said cities must embrace technology in order to move forward. September 29, 2014 North Carolina Names its First Chief Digital Officer Erik Ross will hold the chief digital officer position while also leading the state's Innovation Center. September 29, 2014 Missouri Shares Data with Healthy Results After 10 years of inter-agency data sharing, state officials say they've finally cracked the code, saving millions and improving the health of the mentally ill.