August 21, 2014

Korean researchers used which anger-fueled activity as a means to charge cell phones?

Answer: yelling

August 20, 2014

Tennessee Statehouse Goes Digital to Save Time and Money

Aall 132 members of the Tennessee Legislature can review papers for committee meetings, hearings and research for the various departments on iPads.

August 20, 2014

MonkeyParking App to Debut in Southern California

After operations were halted in San Francisco, the auction parking app heads to Santa Monica and Beverly Hills.

August 20, 2014

Uber Hires Former Obama Strategist to Lead Political Affairs

David Plouffe will manage Uber’s global policy and political activities as the company continues to expand its ride-sharing service worldwide.

August 20, 2014

Two Years Later, the Wait Seems Longer for Mobile Wallets

In 2012, hype and money surrounded the digital wallet concept. But now, the promise of mobile payments feels just as far off, if not further.

August 20, 2014

Los Angeles Names First Chief Data Officer

Selecting a former Code For America co-director could indicate a desire from Los Angeles to become more innovative.

August 20, 2014

California Broadband Council Holds August Meeting

The council was updated on a range of initiatives during its regular meeting on Monday morning, Aug. 18, at the Legislative Office Building across from the State Capitol.

August 20, 2014

3 Questions to Guide the Future of Civic Technology

Gov 2.0 is a long-term vision, and we’re just getting started. As technology develops and expands, we must constantly be asking ourselves, “What’s next?”

August 20, 2014

Water Utilities Are Starting to Take Their Own Conservation Advice

Wastewater treatment plants are often the biggest consumers of electricity in their areas. Gresham, Ore., and Washington, D.C., are making moves to change that.

August 20, 2014

Editorial: The Do Nothing Approach To Transportation Investment

Why do we keep investing the minimum amount while other countries pass us by in quality and breadth of transportation networks?

August 20, 2014

AT&T Picks Jacksonville as Second Florida City to Receive Its GigaPower Network

Although AT&T did not say how widespread the Jacksonville coverage area would be, the service would be geared toward residential customers and small businesses.

August 20, 2014

Gigabit Broadband Speed Spreads Throughout Wisconsin

Internet providers in Siren, Wis. and a handful of other rural towns now offer what's called gigabit broadband speed, adopting the saying 'big city technology and small town service.'

August 20, 2014

Maine Comes Out of the Dark and Into the Digital Age

As Rockport, Maine lights its municipal gigabit fiber-optic network, many other towns across the state contemplate the economic and quality of life benefits fiber promises.

August 20, 2014

A Look at the Smart Chicago Collaborative Model

Through a cross-sector partnership among philanthropy, government, and others, the Smart Chicago Collaborative, a nonprofit dedicated to improving residents’ lives through technology, anchors Chicago’s growing civic tech scene.

August 20, 2014

Study Finds Self-Tracking Devices and Apps Bring Privacy Risks

The authors of the study used a self-built Bluetooth scanner to gather data, and found that some of the devices and apps have security vulnerabilities that could be exploited to find out the wearer's location.

August 20, 2014

New iPhone App Aims to Help Military Veterans Readjust to Civilian Life

With military and veterans’ suicides near record levels in recent years, the app is designed to help vets find each other, as well as nearby health centers, emergency care and other critical services.

August 20, 2014

How much is $100 worth in your state?

Answer: $111.23 if you live in Kansas

August 19, 2014

How Has Obamacare Affected Californians?

An interactive data visualization tries to answer that question, and highlights health-care trends and statistics resulting from the Affordable Care Act.

August 19, 2014

When Technology is Good, it Sells Itself

The technology industry is, thankfully, free from the hard sales tactics used by some sectors.

August 19, 2014

Dissecting Microsoft's Redefined Core

Within the changing tech environment, companies must reconstruct themselves on an ongoing basis, and Microsoft is no different.