July 24, 2014

An 82-year-old man was recently found after a three-day search using what technology?

Answer: a drone

July 23, 2014

Reimagining Railroads

Some see railroads as dated technology. Others see railroads as a platforms for entirely new means of transit.

July 23, 2014

Aneesh Chopra on Open Data, Innovation in Government

The first federal chief technology officer discusses misconceptions about public-sector innovation and his new book, Innovative State.

July 23, 2014

California Department of Public Health Soft Launches Open Data Portal

The department expects to integrate data from multiple departments as the portal develops.

July 23, 2014

Making Innovation Safe for Government (Again)

In his first book, former U.S. CTO Aneesh Chopra sets out to do nothing less than recover and redeem government’s reputation for innovation.

July 23, 2014

Atlanta Announces New IT Commissioner

Mayor Kasim Reed today announced Samir Saini as the permanent replacement for interim Commissioner Michael Dogan.

July 23, 2014

Cities Grapple with Regulatory Status of Ride-Sharing Companies

Uber, Lyft and Sidecar have given people more transportation options, but municipalities are struggling with whether smartphone-based ride-sharing should be regulated the same as taxicabs and limousines.

July 23, 2014

Will Laid-Off Microsoft Workers End Up at California Startups?

Forced out the door, Microsoft employees are poised to see plenty of demand from quickly growing startups, according to Chandra Shekaran, a former general manager in Microsoft’s Bing search unit.

July 23, 2014

S.F. Startup Brigade Will Use Tech to Boost Civic Involvement

Lead by San Francisco entrepreneur, Matt Mahan, the startup Brigade’s goal is to create a nonpartisan platform where people can discuss the issues of the day, share news and organize.

July 23, 2014

Online Afterlife: Should Your Online Accounts Die with You?

Facebook and other tech companies have been reluctant to hand over their customers' private data, but when confronted with death, families say they need access to settle financial details or simply for sentimental reasons.

July 23, 2014

Report: Lines Between Military and Civilian Drones are Blurring

Among the report's recommendations: The United States should develop a sophisticated export control strategy for drones to strengthen the domestic aerospace industry.

July 23, 2014

States, Cities Get Creative About Recycling Water

Reusing water is a possible solution as half the country experiences severe drought.

July 23, 2014

Texas Drinking Water Systems Draw Federal Concerns

Several public drinking water systems in Texas have quality issues that have not been adequately addressed, the Environmental Protection Agency told the state in recent correspondence obtained by the Tribune.

July 23, 2014

Gubernatorial Candidate Speaks Out Against Limits on Illinois Ride-Sharing Industry

Though Bruce Rauner's economic interests include stock in one of Uber’s investors, Goldman Sachs, his position is reportedly about creating jobs and giving more transportation options.

July 23, 2014

Yellow Cab Readies Its Own App for Pittsburgh Ride Shares

The Yellow Z app will be modeled after ride-share companies Lyft and Uber, using the time-tested strategy of “if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em.”

July 23, 2014

Tucson Gets Arizona's First Bitcoin ATM

Javelin Investments LLC, a Tucson company, owns and operates the machine— one of only about 145 bitcoin ATMs worldwide and about 25 in the U.S., according to various tracking sites.

July 23, 2014

Website Proposed to Boost Health Insurance Enrollment in Hawaii

The state-run site will be used to attract roughly 75,000 currently uninsured Hawaii residents — or 5.5 percent of the population — during the Connector’s next enrollment period

July 23, 2014

Which country is pushing for a robot Olympics?

Answer: Japan

July 22, 2014

California’s JusticeMobile Redefines Police Work in the Field

The California Department of Justice’s mobile application platform sends vital information to officers’ smartphones.

July 22, 2014

Montana CIO Discusses BYOD, Security

Ron Baldwin talks about securing employees' mobile devices in the workplace.