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January 30, 2015

What popular activity has one Muslim cleric declared a sin?

Answer: taking “selfies”

January 29, 2015

Smart Guns: How Close Are We Really?

The Seattle Smart Gun Symposium revealed an ambitious community of technologists seeking to take on the feverish front known as the American gun owner, and unveiled more questions than answers.

January 29, 2015

Pennsylvania Security Center: Educating Staff to Protect Data from Cyberattacks

The Security Center of Excellence, set to open in spring, is targeting to educate security staff about protecting data at the state and local levels, and in public schools -- and may eventually spread outside Pennsylvania's borders.

January 29, 2015

University of Miami Opens 'Clean Room" for Nanotech Research

With a high-powered air filtration system and a strict dress code, virtually every particle of dust is filtered out of the new 2,800 square-foot “clean room,” the first nanofabrication facility built in South Florida.

January 29, 2015

High-Speed Electric Car Chargers to Link San Diego, S.F., Portland

Two German automakers have teamed with ChargePoint to install networks of high-speed chargers along two interstate corridors.

January 29, 2015

North Carolina Not Waiting on FAA to Explore Commercial Drone Use

The state-funded NextGen Air Transportation office at N.C. State University plans to apply for special FAA permission to start drone experiments for the state Department of Transportation.

January 29, 2015

Texas Governor Orders Agencies to Boost Contract Oversight, Transparency

In a letter to all state agency heads, Gov. Abbott ordered them by next week to comply with the provisions of a new bill aimed at addressing problems highlighted by a no-bid contract scandal.

January 29, 2015

Uber Teams with Auto Insurer to Eliminate Coverage Gap for its Drivers

San Francisco insurer Metromile Inc. is offering a new personal insurance product to Uber drivers to cover the miles they drive on their own time or waiting to be hooked up with a paying passenger.

January 29, 2015

The Critical Interdependence of Our Infrastructure

Nowhere is that more true than within regions. It calls for an integrated approach to planning and funding.

January 29, 2015

Tesla Motors, Car Dealers Clash Over Franchise Law

At a debate hosted by the Texas Conservative Coalition Research Institute, the Texas Automobile Dealers Association argued against carving out an exception in Texas' current franchise law.

January 29, 2015

Generation West Virginia Focuses on Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The organization hosted a panel Jan. 28 on a mission to motivate an impact generation that uses technology and innovation to solve problems.

January 29, 2015

Preparing for the Next Pandemic: What Will It Be?

The danger of pandemics has become greater than ever.

January 29, 2015

Thoughts on a Successful CityCampSF (Industry Perspective)

On Saturday, Jan. 10, more than 200 people arrived at the Code for America headquarters to share and take action for a better San Francisco.

January 29, 2015

Dallas Police Post Videos on Social Media to Help Solve Cold Cases

The department hopes that renewing public interest in the cases will prompt someone to come forward with information to crack them.

January 29, 2015

Can you un-boil an egg?

sort of

January 28, 2015

Google Warns Against Driverless Car Regulations

Company tells California Department of Motor Vehicles to not impose safety restrictions, argues for its own safeguards.

January 28, 2015

Internet-of-Things Gadgets Should Safeguard Consumer Information, FTC Says

Despite the technology's many benefits, "increased connectivity between devices and the Internet may create a number of security and privacy risks," the agency declared in a report.

January 28, 2015

Arkansas Gets Renewed Tech Focus

CTO Mark Myers will work hard to fuel his department as the technology engine that drives economic development and education in the state.

January 28, 2015

Will Our Smart Gadgets Become Trusted or Oppressive Companions?

As we turn more of our decision-making over to devices, experts say, our reliance on these interconnected tools will far surpass today’s dependence on smartphones.

January 28, 2015

North Dakota Considering Enhanced Drivers' Licenses

State would become one of just a handful to issue identification to cross borders.