April 24, 2014

A new storybook for girls teaches what subject?

Answer: computer programming

April 23, 2014

Transit Agencies Turn to Alternative Fuels

Both environmental and budget concerns are prompting American municipal transportation agencies to turn away from diesel.

April 23, 2014

DHS Encourages Guarding Oilfield Against Cyber Threats

The increasing dependency on digital infrastructure creates a need for security and planning in the Permian Basin that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security wants to address.

April 23, 2014

Amazon's Smartphone to be Controlled With Tilt Gestures, Report Says

BGR said Amazon hopes the tilt gestures will make the device more comfortable for users to control with one hand and serve as a shortcut for certain actions.

April 23, 2014

Smartphone App Locates Laptop Thief

The laptop's owner was notified of exact coordinates of the laptop's location days after it came up missing, according to police.

April 23, 2014

Out of Work? States Offer Help in Your Job Search

As states continue paying out millions in unemployment insurance benefits, they're also beginning to offer resources to help with the modern day job search -- which can turn an unemployment compensation recipient into a tax-paying employee.

April 23, 2014

Cover Oregon Budget Crunch Overshadows Whether to Fix Bug-Ridden Health Insurance Exchange or Go Federal

Oracle and the state have signed an agreement to part ways, leaving Cover Oregon with two unappealing options.

April 23, 2014

Wearable Tech Devices Hit Another Bump in the Road

In racing to meet the hype, many companies may have outpaced demand and rushed out products too soon.

April 23, 2014

Mayors of Tampa, St. Petersburg Say Cities Will Cooperate to Help Start-Ups

The mayors joined forces with leaders of the Tampa region’s technology incubators and discussed how to become a place young entrepreneurs will want to call home.

April 23, 2014

New Orleans Mayor Promises One Thing on Blight, Delivers Another

Even with BlightStat, New Orleans’ much-heralded blight-tracking system, there is no verifiable list of 10,000 remediated properties.

April 23, 2014

Social Media Listening Improves Customer Service in S.C.

The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services hired the Social Analytics Institute to find people who were talking about its Medicaid services online so the agency could benchmark its performance.

April 23, 2014

Oakland, Calif., Mayor Candidate Bryan Parker Sees Bitcoin Paying Off

Parker shares his ideas about how Oakland can capitalize on its proximity to Silicon Valley and use technology to innovate.

April 23, 2014

Lyft Remains Under Restraining Order in St. Louis, Judge Rules

Circuit Judge David Dowd, citing public safety concerns from the city's taxi commission, said he saw no compelling reason to set his order aside.

April 23, 2014

IT Leadership: Navigating Technology in K-12 Education

This year's Consortium for School Networking survey found improvements, but schools continue to face ongoing challenges in technology budgets, a priority to establish digital environments and the need for succession planning.

April 23, 2014

Brief: New York City Police Department Twitter Campaign Backfires

Although a few friendly pictures were produced using a unique hashtag, the campaign was soon overtaken.

April 23, 2014

On what small everyday object has Google embedded a camera?

Answer: a contact lens

April 22, 2014

Lessons Learned from Boston’s Move to the Cloud

Google App and SalesForce deployments are transforming city IT.

April 22, 2014

Photo of the Week - Automated Border Control System

E-gates help move people through the airport in Amsterdam.

April 22, 2014

Where the Rubber Is the Road

Research led by a North Dakota State University professor searches for improvements in rubberized asphalt compounds, technology that could cut road maintenance costs and improve urban landscapes.

April 22, 2014

New Email Program Brings More Tips to Minnesota County

As a way to boost public engagement, the Sheriff's Department in Stearns County, Minn., launched a citizen engagement policy that has helped solve crimes.