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May 26, 2015

How old is Microsoft’s newest entrepreneurial partner?

Answer: 13

May 25, 2015

Smart Cities Resources: Who, What, When, Where and How?

Everyone is talking about smart cities. And yet, new public- and private-sector questions are emerging as more organizations engage with this global technology megatrend. So how can you take these opportunities to the next level? Who are the leaders within this hot Internet of Things (IoT) category? Which academic studies and white papers offer best practices and the most helpful resources to take your region to the next level? What cyber-risks are emerging? Here are answers and resources to consider.

May 22, 2015

California Assemblyman Mike Gatto Talks Data Security, Tech Education

Gatto, a Democrat representing communities in the Los Angeles area, has a number of technology-related bills moving through the California Legislature this year.

May 22, 2015

Verified Social Accounts Are More Important Than Ever

Facebook verification is now available for states, cities and counties. Here’s why you need it.

May 22, 2015

Are Legislators Turning Their Backs on Green Technology?

Legislation now before the North Carolina Senate would freeze a state standard that requires utilities to get increasing amounts of their energy from renewable sources.

May 22, 2015

New Water Treatment Tech to Make National Debut in Butte, Mont.

The county is building the $15 million water treatment plant to treat drinking water from Basin Creek Reservoir.

May 22, 2015

Experimental Uber Car Spotted in Pittsburgh

Uber is researching new vehicle tech at its Advanced Technologies Center, and one development was recently seen cruising around the city.

May 22, 2015

Colorado Springs, Colo., to Get 2-Gig Broadband This Summer

The service will be available to homes in close proximity to Comcast's nationwide fiber-optic network.

May 22, 2015

How to Successfully Harvest Value from Open Data

Experts offer advice on how civic tech firms, entrepreneurs and nonprofits — who are are pushing state and local governments to open up more datasets based on national standards — can best use the data they seek.

May 22, 2015

High-Speed Internet as Important as Plumbing, Developers Say

As more and more of our daily activities run online, slow Internet service now constitutes a major risk for a property’s reputation.

May 22, 2015

Chicago Museum Showcases ‘Robot Revolution’

An exhibit at Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry displays how machines are empowering humans and transforming America's future.

May 22, 2015

Data Breach Affects Alabama Legislators

House Speaker Mike Hubbard announced the breach May 21 and told members to refrain from opening any emails or attachments.

May 22, 2015

Americans Lack Faith in Government’s Ability to Safeguard their Data

The attitudes appear to be driven by news of government surveillance and the cascade of data breaches at major retailers, health insurance companies and financial institutions, according to a report.

May 22, 2015

ACLU Body-Cam Recommendations Raise Law Enforcement Concerns

An official said some of the ACLU’s recommendations on how the recordings should be used and how long they should be retained are not practical.

May 22, 2015

Bill to Let Tesla Sell in Connecticut Moves to Senate

The measure would carve out an exception in the state's franchise structure, letting the luxury car maker establish salesrooms to market cars directly to consumers.

May 22, 2015

Google Fiber Helps Cities Close Digital Divide

In each Google Fiber city, two local workers will be selected to collaborate with nonprofits within each community to reach residents lacking computer literacy.

May 22, 2015

Drone Licenses a Good Start, but More Regulations Needed

Before commercial drones are deployed in the United States, federal baseline rules to limit their surveillance capabilities should be established.

May 22, 2015

Will NSA Spy Programs be Shut Down?

The House has passed a bill that would impose limits on data collection, but it has bogged down in the Senate, which is racing to finish work.

May 22, 2015

What is a Driverless Car?

The potential benefits of autonomous vehicles are exciting, but innovators and government officials must first overcome several barriers to change.

May 22, 2015

Which supermarket uses light communication technology to revolutionize grocery shopping?

Answer: France's Carrefour hypermarket