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September 1, 2015

Public Records Act Applies to Personal Devices Too (Opinion)

The Washington State Supreme Court has ruled that public business, even if done on a personal device, is still public record.

September 1, 2015

How Startups Are Transforming the Smart City Movement

Smart city technology is luring entrepreneurs hoping to embed themselves in an industry estimated to grow to $27.5 billion by 2023.

September 1, 2015

Fuel-Efficient Trains to Reduce Breakdowns, Delays

Southern California's Metrolink will be getting some much needed upgrades to ease commuter travels.

September 1, 2015

Rural Iowa Broadband Access Gets Boost from Grants

The FCC's Connect America Fund is devoting more than $50 million towards increasing connectivity in the state.

September 1, 2015

Will Virtual School Innovations Signal the End of the Snow Day?

School officials in Massachusetts are experimenting with tech-supported virtual school days during snow storms and flu season.

September 1, 2015

Internet of Things Experiments Span All Aspects of Urban Life

The Internet of Things is creating a world driven by statistics, cutting down on excess costs and expensive miscalculations.

September 1, 2015

Technology Helps Unsnarl Growing Traffic Congestion Problem

As the economy improves, traffic congestion has grown worse, according to a recent survey. One cost-effective solution to the problem is technology.

September 1, 2015

Police Body Cams Debut in Dallas

Dallas police department optimistic about deploying new body cameras.

September 1, 2015

Final Standards Announced for DATA Act

Nearly 60 rules outlined for standardizing publication of federal spending data.

September 1, 2015

What will become of the military personnel revealed in the Ashley Madison leak?

Answer: possible court-martial

August 31, 2015

Report: What is the U.S. Government’s Role in Cybersecurity?

Mounting threats, new technology and the Wild West mentality of the Web spur discussion on whether the government should assume more of a leadership role.

August 31, 2015

First Non-California City Gets Google Self-Driving Cars

Austin, Texas will be the first city outside of Google's hometown of Mountain View, Calif., to test the company's first fully self-driving cars.

August 31, 2015

License Plate Readers Solve Crimes but Prompt Privacy Concerns

License-plate readers have the potential to crack down on stolen vehicles and help police locate criminals, but at what cost?

August 31, 2015

Milwaukee Beat Cops to Wear Body Cameras

Amid public pressure, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett signs legislation equipping police with body cameras.

August 31, 2015

Canine Myers-Briggs Matches Dogs with Perfect Owners

Assessments attempt to best pair dogs' personalities with their potential owners'.

August 31, 2015

Rural Broadband to Get Boost in Ohio

A federal program provides capital to offer high-speed broadband Internet access to rural Ohioans.

August 31, 2015

The Social Police: Facebook, Twitter Play Role in Modern Policing

Many departments are growing their social media presence to engage with the community and improve their image.

August 31, 2015

Anonymous Phone Tracking Helps Identify Traffic Patterns

City officials are using commuters' cellular data to aid in transportation system planning.

August 31, 2015

States and Localities Consider Security as a Service

Is security the next as-a-service offering you’ll be sending to the cloud?

August 31, 2015

Dubai’s ‘Smart Palms’ Charge Phones and Offer Free Wi-Fi

Dubai looks to take advantage of its usable sunlight by deploying solar powered Wi-Fi and charging stations across the city.