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February 27, 2015

Which human body part could be transplanted as soon as within two years?

Answer: the head

February 26, 2015

FCC Votes for Net Neutrality, Expanded Local Broadband Choice

The Federal Communications Commission reclassified the Internet connectivity as a telecommunications service under Title II of the Communications Act on Feb. 26, preserving an open Internet. The commission also vacated state laws in North Carolina and Tennessee that restrict expansion of local broadband networks.

February 26, 2015

Apps to Track Massachusetts’ Transportation in Real Time

The MBTA Ninja app, built as part of last weekend’s Code Across Boston hackathon, is modeled after the GPS-based app Waze -- so riders can submit train issues and delays in real time.

February 26, 2015

Want to Avoid Procurement Missteps? Learn from Someone Else’s Mistakes

A new online workshop from the GovLab Academy targets government procurement officials looking for a boost.

February 26, 2015

High-Tech Council Creates Data Dashboard to Keep Massachusetts on Right Road

The Massachusetts’ Technology, Talent and Economic Reporting System is a dashboard that can compare states by a number of metrics, including hiring difficulty for employers and workforce information.

February 26, 2015

Oakland Police Test Cloud Storage for Body Camera Video

The city, which has the largest deployment of police body cameras in the world, will use a data storage system that meets the FBI's standards for security.

February 26, 2015

Oracle Pressures Oregon in Apparent Effort to Settle Lawsuits

If Oracle can wrest a settlement from the state, it would end the production of documents and sworn testimony that could prove revealing about Oracle's conduct.

February 26, 2015

Oregon Launches $400,000 Grant Program for Entrepreneurs Seeking Federal Money

The new Business Oregon program will help companies in their early stages develop their products to the point where they would be candidates for a much larger federal program.

February 26, 2015

Tennessee Broadband Battle: FCC, Legislature Square Off Over Municipal Utility Bid

Municipal utilities in Chattanooga want to widen their broadband footprint by extending their fiber-optic service outside of their current service territories, where local governments request the service.

February 26, 2015

Adding Millennials Can Help Enrich Workplace

While the traits of the millennial generation are often at odds with the traditional management structure, successful companies are shifting to embrace this new reality.

February 26, 2015

Lawmaker’s Bill a Silver Bullet to Stop Texas Train

The bill would require the governing body of every city and county along the route to approve a planned high-speed rail project. There's very little chance that would happen.

February 26, 2015

New App Helps Miami-Dade Residents Find Traffic Bliss

The app provides continuously updated traffic reports and — when practical — suggests alternate routes to avoid snags.

February 26, 2015

Schuylkill County, Pa., Debuts New Map Viewer Website

The new Map Viewer provides continuous access to parcel, assessment and county zoning data with new or improved functions, additional information and a redesigned layout.

February 26, 2015

Local Virginia Residents Asked to Take Broadband Survey

The test asks simple questions and gauges the speed of the connection, as well as information on what others in the same area are reporting about broadband service.

February 26, 2015

Lewiston Port, Idaho, Eyes Fiber-Optic Network

Officials said the hope is that existing telecommunications providers will increase bandwidth, improving speeds and reliability while new businesses enter the market.

February 26, 2015

Moving 911 Out of the Landline Era

If our 1968-vintage emergency-number system were enabled for the newer ways we communicate, it could work a lot better — and cost a lot less.

February 26, 2015

What object can be found at the intersection of wearable technology, potassium and fitness?

Answer: the banana

February 25, 2015

California Public Sector CIO Academy Recognizes Top IT Leaders

The annual awards ceremony recognized achievements of the greatest public IT leaders in one of the largest and most influential economies in the nation.

February 25, 2015

California Lawmakers Want Better Communication on IT Projects

State agency CIOs and private-sector companies were encouraged to speak openly and often with California legislators at the 2015 California Public Sector CIO Academy.

February 25, 2015

California Lawmakers Hold Online Forum on Reddit

It was an unorthodox debut for the Legislature's new committee on privacy and consumer protection, and the first time Reddit's "Ask Me Anything" format has been used to host a legislative hearing.