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May 29, 2015

What does the Light Phone allow people to do?

Answer: disconnect (mostly) from your smartphone

May 28, 2015

Are States Truly Laboratories of Public-Policy Innovation?

All too often, policies are simply replicated from state to state with little attention to research showing that they work.

May 28, 2015

Researchers Attempt Light-Based Chip Design to Beat Computer Heat Issue

While it could be a decade before the technique hits the factory floor, industry leaders agree that the future of computing will involve switching from copper wire to beams of light.

May 28, 2015

HHS Accelerator Solutions Improve Data Sharing, Reimagine Epidemic Prediction

Health and Human Services Ignite Accelerator gains momentum as it deploys a new lineup of innovations to disrupt services, some of which harness analytics and data visualizations to manage chronic health problems.

May 28, 2015

Google Helps People Living with Disabilities Find Solutions in Technology

The company is putting $20 million in Google.org grants behind nonprofits that use emerging technologies to increase independence for people living with disabilities.

May 28, 2015

Cumberland, Md., and County School Board Collaborate on High-Speed Broadband

Funding for the project will primarily come through the Appalachian Regional Commission, a federal grant program that helps communities become more economically competitive.

May 28, 2015

L.A. Deputy Mayor Rick Cole Hired as Santa Monica City Manager

As Mayor Eric Garcetti's top adviser, Cole is recognized for his work incorporating new technology at various agencies and helping balance the city's budget.

May 28, 2015

Maryland County Tests Public-Private Partnership for Green Infrastructure Projects

Prince George's County is turning to a unique public-private partnership to help reduce pollution in the Chesapeake Bay and boost the local economy.

May 28, 2015

Legal Community Develops Website to Extend Civil Justice to Florida’s Poor

If the effort succeeds, it would create the first system of its kind in the country, combining both the legal aid and courts systems in a single online resource.

May 28, 2015

Can a Simple Text Crash Your iPhone?

It's been discovered that a certain string of characters sent through a text message can crash your iPhone's messaging app or even shut down your phone, according to a report.

May 28, 2015

To Collect Revenue, Some States Put Tax Scofflaws in Virtual 'Stocks'

To shame tax scofflaws into paying up, some states are publishing their names and the amounts they owe on public websites.

May 28, 2015

Technology is Changing How Doctors Diagnose, Treat Patients

Three physicians from UC Irvine Health discuss the future of medicine and how medical students are learning ways that technology can be leveraged to improve patient care.

May 28, 2015

Florida Pulls Plug on One-Stop Business Registration Website

A bill pending the upcoming special session that begins June 1 would eliminate the trust fund set up to collect licensing and registration fees through the abandoned portal.

May 28, 2015

Auto Industry Ahead of 2020 Fuel Economy Goals

Already, 10 percent of new passenger cars and trucks on the market today meet federal targets and the industry still has room to apply fuel efficiency technology to the remaining fleet.

May 28, 2015

Tulsa, Okla., Launching Modern 311

The city's $2.5 million tech upgrade is expected to significantly improve customer service while improving the efficiency of government operations.

May 28, 2015

CIOs Must Prepare for Drones

Drones can do all kinds of things, but a new brief from NASCIO explains that it's going to take some introspection and planning.

May 28, 2015

What does the Lily Camera do?

Answer: it follows you around and takes your picture

May 27, 2015

Bryan Sastokas Named New Director of Technology and Innovation for Long Beach, Calif.

Sastokas has gained recognition in other cities for his contributions to public technology and will now try his hand in Long Beach.

May 27, 2015

Free Law Founders Make Strides for Open Government

Elected officials, nonprofit organizations and developers have united under one banner to change the way laws are drafted and accessed in the U.S.

May 27, 2015

How We're Using Data to Measure Progress on Sustainability

Los Angeles is leading the way with a dashboard that shows the public how the city is doing.