A lot has happened in the past 12 months regarding human microchip implants. Here’s your roundup of recent developments.
Plus, a bipartisan group of senators reintroduces legislation that would increase access to rural broadband; the Biden administration announces $33.5M of Internet grants for universities; and more.
The California Public Utilities Commission has bestowed the city with a $493 million grant to further establish broadband access for unserved and underserved residents and businesses within Vacaville.
The web of wires connecting thousands of power plants to supply hundreds of millions of Americans is vulnerable to more than cyber attacks. A rise in physical attacks has also caused significant disruptions and losses.
Mayor Michelle Wu announced that the city of Boston will pay 65 percent of each employee’s MBTA monthly pass of their choice, a significant cost savings compared to the pre-tax discount workers had been offered previously.
Government technology companies, along with state and local governments, have a large pool of candidates thanks to workers recently shed by Amazon, Google and others. What are the best ways to approach this opportunity?
In Massachusetts, the latest piece of technology to take the Internet by storm — ChatGPT— helped craft a bill aimed at regulating AI. But, the lawmaker behind the bill says the tech isn't ready to write laws without help.
More than 380 loading zones in Oakland will be turned into smart zones, allowing for commercial fleets — like parcel and other deliveries — to seamlessly park and pay by the minute.
Following a 2020 state law targeting illegal bus-passers, safety tech company BusPatrol says it has equipped 1,000 school buses in Pennsylvania with cameras that captured just under 8,000 violations since August 2022.
The new 30,000-square-foot building will house academic certificate programs in welding technology, industrial technology and property maintenance technology, and a two-year program in electrical construction technology.
A nonprofit advocacy group says Pennsylvania’s 14 cyber charter schools held a combined $164 million in unassigned fund balances in the 2020-21 school year, essentially stockpiling funds that should be spent on students.
In an effort to make electric vehicles more affordable, Pacific Gas and Electric Co. will distribute more than $78 million to California drivers who purchase or lease pre-owned electric vehicles.
Colossal says it has secured $150 million in funding from several venture capital firms, including the United States Innovative Technology Fund and In-Q-Tel — a VC firm funded in part by the CIA — for the dodo comeback.
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul's economic development proposals aim to capitalize on growth in the semiconductor industry and steadily increase the minimum wage in step with rising prices.
Under the terms of a newly approved franchising policy in Hanceville, Ala., Internet service providers that use city right of way will pay 5 percent of their annual gross income to the city for maintenance.
CitizenKey, which began development last year, is built on the ServiceNow platform and can be used by small cities and larger public agencies. It is designed to meet the demand for more government digital services.
The ransomware group Royal sent an extortion letter to Tucson Unified School District earlier this week following a successful cyber attack. Teachers are continuing in-person lessons even as some systems remain offline.
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services adopted a mobile application from Royal Philips to provide pregnant and postpartum Michiganders access to information and personalized content.
Responding to concerns about students using chatbot programs like ChatGPT to do their homework for them, OpenAI developed a classifier tool that can, with limited accuracy, identify text generated by an AI chatbot.
The $10 million award to a Buffalo nonprofit is part of the $85 million New York Clean Transportation Prizes challenge. The funding will be used to expand access to e-bikes and an EV car-share program, among other things.
B3K, a workforce development initiative between aerospace companies and Kern County schools and colleges, will share data to inform schools when positions become available and what skills or certifications they require.