September 17, 2014

How could a QR code save your life?

Answer: by showing first responders a diagram of your vehicle.

September 16, 2014

City Concerns Halt Airbnb Law in San Francisco

Issues over insurance, enforcement and taxation spur supervisors to revise short-term rental legislation for Airbnb hosts.

September 16, 2014

San Francisco Airport Launches #Converge@flySFO Innovation Space

#Converge@flySFO is a place for travelers to innovate and collaborate while waiting for their flights.

September 16, 2014

The Success of Open Data Depends on Open Standards

Making cities "smart" depends on the use of open standards that make open data discoverable and usable.

September 16, 2014

Offshore Wind to Power Economic Growth in Lake Erie Region

Cleveland-based nonprofit pushes forward on 'Icebreaker,' a project that supporters believe can play a role in region's economic and environmental future

September 16, 2014

Covered California Wants to Enroll 500,000 More People

Officials of the exchange created by the Affordable Care Act said they want total sign-ups to reach 1.7 million by the end of a three-month enrollment period that begins Nov. 15.

September 16, 2014

Idaho Takes Part in Investment-Adviser Cybersecurity Project

As part of a national project, the state's Department of Finance is urging investment advisers to participate in a cybersecurity survey, as well as take adequate steps to ensure their policies and procedures are up to date.

September 16, 2014

Why Web Giants like Microsoft Are Betting Big on the Gaming Industry

With games come built-in communities of players that are as big as any other in the entertainment industry – the exact audience pools that the Microsofts, Amazons and Facebooks of the world are eager to reach.

September 16, 2014

Fracking's Financial Losers: Local Governments

Localities are forced to deal with much of the problems associated with fracking, while states and the federal government rake in all the revenue.

September 16, 2014

Columbus, Ohio, Buying Software to Improve Crime DNA Analysis

The Columbus City Council yesterday approved using $69,000 in federal grant money to purchase software that will better separate multiple sources of DNA found at crime scenes.

September 16, 2014

Data System Helps CalRecycle Track Recycling Fraud

Some estimates have pegged the fraud in the California Redemption Value program at anywhere from $50 million to $200 million annually in losses for CalRecycle over the years.

September 16, 2014

New Haven Leading Charge for Ultra High-Speed Internet Access in Connecticut

If successful, the plan would begin bringing affordable ultra high-speed Internet to homes and businesses around the state starting about three years from now.

September 16, 2014

L.A. Fire Department Introduces New Website for Finding Local Stations

LAFD noted that new features will be added in the coming months, such as an intranet which will help the department communicate better internally, linking communication across stations and fire units throughout the city.

September 16, 2014

New Device in the Works to Catch Texting Drivers

The technology works by detecting the telltale radio frequencies that emit from a vehicle when someone inside is using a cellphone.

September 16, 2014

Michigan Taps Private Sector to Help Reform Procurement System

Running a procurement system can be costly, but Michigan expects its new reforms will make the process less cumbersome and cheaper.

September 16, 2014

Photo of the Week - MIT's Cheetah Robot Runs Free

This robo-cheetah recently took a test run on MIT’s Killian Court, where it bounded steadily across the grass.

September 16, 2014

Pay Your Parking Ticket by Smartphone?

Columbia, S.C., plans to use new Motorola hand-held units and T2 Systems Inc. software to send meter violation tickets to a cloud-based system in real time.

September 16, 2014

Why is the FBI working with the International Game Developers Association?

Answer: To combat online harassment

September 15, 2014

White House Announces Latest Presidential Innovation Fellows

These 27 civic-minded innovators will help the federal government advance on issues such as big data and crowdsourcing.

September 15, 2014

Atlanta IT Requires New Foundation Before Innovation Can Occur

Atlanta CIO Samir Saini says that right now, the IT priority in the city is to make sure its infrastructure can support what it has today, and also can scale to support future solutions like citizen-facing applications.