December 12, 2013 How can restaurant goers receive a 50 percent discount at Abu Ghosh in Jerusalem? Answer: by turning off their phones December 11, 2013 Secrets Uncovered by Google Earth In late November, researchers found that countries bordering the Persian Gulf were under-reporting their fishing catches. The discovery wasn't the first made by using Google Earth. December 11, 2013 California Drafts Autonomous Vehicle Testing Rules Rules are the first step in releasing self-driving cars to public. December 11, 2013 Fixing Online Health Insurance Exchanges Will Require Long-term Care (Contributed) Bugs and outages can be mitigated with more careful monitoring. December 11, 2013 Seattle Gigabit Service Delayed Due to Funding Problems Outgoing Mayor Mike McGinn thinks financing issues may doom Gigabit Squared’s attempt to bring cheaper high-speed Internet to the Jet City. December 11, 2013 Twitter, Google, Facebook Bolster Digital Defenses in Wake of NSA Revelations Leading Internet companies are beefing up their digital defenses in response to reports about NSA tracking of online communications. December 11, 2013 Marion County, W.Va., Makes State History With First E-Filed Lawsuit Marion County and Jefferson County are two of the 14 pilot counties to test the new system. December 11, 2013 Rural Missouri Broadband Effort Heads Into Next Phase Internet use for agriculture and health care are the two greatest needs identified by a regional planning group. December 11, 2013 Why Some State-Run Health Exchanges Didn't Work What's the difference between a good health exchange system and a bad one? December 11, 2013 What 20-year-old technology are some federal agencies still using? Answer: 3.5-inch floppy disks December 10, 2013 The Top 2014 Government IT Headache: Windows XP Migration December 10, 2013 New York City Announces Free Harlem Wi-Fi Network As one of Mayor Bloomberg's final offerings, the city announced a free public Wi-Fi network that will provide Internet access to 80,000 Harlem residents. December 10, 2013 Photo of the Week: Nano Garden The process doesn't just create beautiful flowers -- future uses could include medical sensors and microelectronics. December 10, 2013 Marijuana Laws Prompt New Use of Scent Detection Tech Nasal Ranger quantifies odors in public spaces, and helps governments deal with scent-related complaints. December 10, 2013 CIOs Off the Clock Inside the fascinating lives of CIOs who break the mold. December 10, 2013 8 Major Tech Firms Urge U.S. to Stop Collecting Private Data Privacy advocates argue that the companies asking for government reforms are "digital hypocrites," as they collect the same kind of personal data as the NSA does. December 10, 2013 'Hour of Code' Aims to Make Computer Programming Fun for Kids Project looks to get 10 million schoolchildren, ages 6 and older, to spend an hour this week learning the basics of coding. December 10, 2013 Maryland Health Exchange Officials Face Deadline for Repairs The exchange crashed on Oct. 1, the day it launched, and has not provided consistent help for users since. December 10, 2013 Startup Opens City Offices 24/7 for New Businesses OpenCounter, a startup created to help cities with business permits and applications, has deployed in multiple cities throughout California, saving money while cutting municipal employees' workloads. December 10, 2013 911 Location Accuracy Group Calls Out Wireless Industry The Find Me 911 Coalition is pushing the FCC to craft stricter regulations to better pinpoint the location of emergency calls made from mobile devices.