December 5, 2013 How does a new type of malware attach itself to a device without a network connection? Answer: via inaudible sound December 4, 2013 Looking for Better Camping Info? Ideation Nation Winner Can Help Ideation Nation awards $5,000 to competition finalist Alyssa Ravasio of San Francisco to build her new campsite and recreation website, Hipcamp. December 4, 2013 5 Issues to Watch in Data and Technology As governments are seeking to move toward more effective uses of data, here are five topics to watch in 2014. December 4, 2013 Deadly N.Y. Crash Boosts Pressure for Rail Safety System Using GPS, on-board radios, computers and track-side equipment, the system is designed to automatically stop or slow a train when a collision or derailment is imminent. December 4, 2013 Roadside Bluetooth, Wi-Fi Sensors Increase Traffic Flow An Ontario transportation project represents a larger trend toward the use of Bluetooth and Wi-Fi sensors to speed up the flow of traffic. December 4, 2013 5 Ways to Build Your Twitter Following Jonathan Reichental, CIO of Palo Alto, Calif., is one of the most popular tweeters in government IT. Here are the keys to his success. December 4, 2013 Beyond the Suggestion Box: Government's Crowdsourcing Revolution This social media tool is being embraced by governments far and wide. A new report offers guidance on what it can do and how to make it work. December 4, 2013 San Francisco, Amsterdam and Barcelona Share Open Data, Applications The three cities will collaborate on a common dashboard-style platform to share best practices in open data. December 4, 2013 FirstNet Issues RFI on Mobile Apps The authority in charge of the nationwide public safety network is seeking information on apps, cloud and identity management technology. December 4, 2013 Why is a Japanese firm proposing to build a 250-mile wide belt around the moon? Answer: to generate solar power December 4, 2013 2013 Year in Review -- CIOs' Views State and local CIOs give their take on the biggest issues of 2013. December 3, 2013 Photo of the Week: Solar Flare Solar flares like this one are commonly observed during the period known as "solar maximum." December 3, 2013 As Landline Phones Disappear, Some Voice Concerns Not only are landlines more reliable during disasters, rural residents and the elderly are concerned about the new generation of phone services that will likely be less regulated. December 3, 2013 2013: The Year in Review A look at the tech trends that shaped 2013 and what they mean for the future. December 3, 2013 Data Sharing Leads to Powerful Tools for Fighting Fire The Wildland Fire Decision Support System uses geospatial data and predictions of fire spread to inform decisions on wildland fires. December 3, 2013 Spectrum: Bitcoin ATMs Hit Canada John McAfee wants to create a device to block the NSA. December 3, 2013 Los Angeles Fiber Connectivity Plan Mystifies Critics Experts question the logic of expecting major broadband providers to build a free citywide high-speed network. December 3, 2013 Audit: Austin Should do More to Protect Personal Information More than half of the 33 city departments that responded to a survey from city auditors do not have written policies for the collection, storage and disposal of personal information. December 3, 2013 Delivery by Drone Must Clear State Hurdles Integrating drones into the national airspace will generate at least 70,000 engineering, manufacturing and piloting jobs within the first three years of FAA approval, but privacy and other objections must be handled. December 3, 2013 Wi-Fi Proposed to Promote Muskogee, Oklahoma Ponca City officials say their public Wi-Fi network saves residents about $3.9 million a year that can be spent locally, and Muskogee hopes to follow their lead.