May 27, 2015

What is your state’s special way of killing people?

Answer: check the CDC's map

May 26, 2015

Riverside, Calif. to Deploy Onsite Fuel Cell Energy Power Plant

To meet new air quality regulations, Riverside, Calif., will soon convert waste biogas into renewable power in a way that's virtually absent of pollutants that cause smog and acid rain.

May 26, 2015

Virginia Governor Names Nelson Moe Next CIO

Sam Nixon's replacement is Nelson Moe, a military veteran, network engineer and former House of Representatives CIO.

May 26, 2015

Texas Lawmakers Aim to Keep Traffic Accident Data Open to Media Outlets

House members are expected to remove language that would bar police from making public any information about a motor vehicle crash beyond the location, the time and date, and the make and model of the vehicles involved.

May 26, 2015

What Can Boston Restaurant Inspectors Learn from Yelp Reviews?

Harvard-based startup Driven Data is hosting an open competition in which participants use restaurant data to develop algorithms that will predict potential health code violations.

May 26, 2015

Portland App Maker Brings Younger Generations Back to Nature

The company, Chimani, is developing a series of free mobile apps for outdoor attractions that combine the benefits of a map, guidebook and activity planner into one digital package.

May 26, 2015

Robots, Automation Must Benefit as Many People as Possible

According to an expert at MIT, the diminishing importance of people in jobs make it necessary to change business models and education as quickly as technology is changing.

May 26, 2015

Open Wichita Civic Hacking Group Aims to Solve Community Problems

While projects could intersect with local politics, the goal for the group is to find solutions guided by data and not become politicized.

May 26, 2015

Los Angeles Tops U.S. City Open Data Census

The city tops a list of national jurisdictions that lead the nation when it comes to open data.

May 26, 2015

Texas House Votes to Keep Grid Decisions in State

Aside from Hawaii, Texas is the only state that has its own electric grid, a source of pride for policymakers.

May 26, 2015

Florida Hospital Considers ‘Smart Shoe’ Using Bionic Foot Sensors

The wearable technology captures body movements from the ground up and provides detailed data that can help improve rehabilitation.

May 26, 2015

Ohio’s New Supercomputer Runs 144 Trillion Calculations per Second

Even though the $1.5 million system is just a few months old, the Ohio Supercomputer Center already is preparing to buy a more-powerful supercomputer by the end of the year.

May 26, 2015

Lake County, Ill., Uses Water Data to Build Beach Closure App

Anyone can use the app to check if a swim ban has been issued due to a high bacteria count in the water.

May 26, 2015

Windows XP/Vista Users Have no Easy Upgrade to Windows 10

Without a direct upgrade path, Microsoft says those using XP or Vista will either have to buy a new computer equipped with Windows 10 or purchase a copy and install it fresh.

May 26, 2015

Virtual Hospital Lets Veterans Get Help from Home

The VA Virtual Medical Center project brings together simulation training, telehealth and modern-day gaming technology and graphics.

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.