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May 4, 2016

What new app measures a caller’s lung function?

Answer: SpiroCall

May 3, 2016

New Mexico's Preventative Analytics Strategy Keeps Unemployment Insurance Fraud at Bay

Since the state's Workforce Solutions Department launched a strategy that marries predictive analytics with behavioral science techniques, it has seen a 40 percent reduction in the likelihood to commit fraud.

May 3, 2016

8 Tools, Practices Affecting Government Over the Next Two Years

A new report from Deloitte identifies key trends likely to re-imagine the public sector market in the near future.

May 3, 2016

Email Privacy Act: Updating Decades-Old Legislation to Account for Cloud-Stored Data

A bill making its way through Congress may finally remedy legislation drafted three decades ago -- that couldn't predict a future of digital mobile devices and cloud-stored data.

May 3, 2016

Houston Lobbies for Downtown Bullet Train Station

Trains on the Houston-to-Dallas line would carry up to 400 passengers every 30 minutes on the 90-minute trip.

May 3, 2016

What Does Facebook Data Reveal About Indiana Voters Leading Up to the Primary?

Facebook said the data is not intended to be predictive of the election’s outcome but reflective of the conversation Indiana is having on social media.

May 3, 2016

Sacramento, Calif., Holds Health Tech Hackathon

Over the past weekend, 40 participants from around the Sacramento region wracked their brains for the next big breakthrough in health technology.

May 3, 2016

How to Make Cities Livable

St. Paul, Minn., wants its urban areas to welcome everyone -- whether they're 8 or 80 years old.

May 3, 2016

Colorado High Court Strikes Down Fracking Ban

Longmont, Colo., made a city ordinance to ban all fracking within city limits, but the state Supreme Court wrote an opinion banning the ban.

May 3, 2016

Washington, D.C., is Experiencing an Infrastructure Crisis

In D.C., above and below ground, historic and vital infrastructure is in bad shape. There’s plenty of blame to spread around for that.

May 3, 2016

Solar Power, Smart Grid Tech Collide in New DOE Funding Program

There's a lot of work to be done before solar power can go mainstream, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

May 3, 2016

4 Reasons Data Analytics Endeavours Don't Succeed

Like other types of IT projects, an analytics initiative can fail for a variety of factors, big and small, but several key reasons stand out.

May 3, 2016

Uber Support Center a Mashup of the DMV and Apple Genius Bar

The in-person “partner support center” where drivers can have their problems addressed on the spot sees so much use that Uber is moving it to a bigger location, and has replicated the model in 117 other locations.

May 3, 2016

GPS Ankle Bracelet Monitoring of Low-Risk Offenders Costs More than Anticipated

Cutting of ankle bracelets is a common occurrence among users, and when offenders don’t pay for unreturned units, taxpayers absorb the financial burden.

May 3, 2016

Kansas to Text Residents Who Owe Child Support

The state's Department for Children and Families will use text messages to remind non-custodial parents about child support payments that haven’t been made in the last 45 days.

May 3, 2016

How did a Wi-Fi hot spot cause panic on a commercial flight in Australia?

Answer: its name

May 2, 2016

Evolving for Agility: 6 Areas for CIOs to Address (Industry Perspective)

Whether just starting the agile journey or seeking help in advancing it, all CIOs should think through how their organizations are evolving for agility in these six key areas.

May 2, 2016

Payment-Service App Venmo Investigated By Federal Trade Commission

The app, which allows friends to transfer money between accounts regardless of bank, is currently under investigation for deceptive or unfair practices in violation of the Federal Trade Commission Act.

May 2, 2016

Houstonians Clamor for More Walkable Communities

The findings suggest huge numbers of Houston residents want to live in a different type of community, but have been unable to do so.

May 2, 2016

Texas Supreme Court Overrules Houston Air Pollution Precedents

The Texas Supreme Court ruled that the city overstepped its authority to police polluters, handing industry advocates a major victory.