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Drones Fitted For Regulatory Collar
News  |  11/24/2014  | 
Federal Aviation Administration rules reportedly will require pilot certification to fly unmanned aircraft systems for commercial purposes.
Net Neutrality: Too Much Spin, Not Enough Facts
Commentary  |  11/24/2014  | 
Let's move past 1990s regulations and preconceived notions about net neutrality and focus on modern ways to prevent anti-competitive behavior.
Broadband Demand Hits The High Seas
Commentary  |  11/21/2014  | 
Cruise ship operators Royal Caribbean and Carnival are exploring new ways to provide on-board Internet access, highlighting advances in remote connectivity.
HHS Embraces Innovation
News  |  11/20/2014  | 
Health department's IDEA Lab uses tech startup techniques to develop new services and features.
Firefox Drops Google For Yahoo Search
News  |  11/20/2014  | 
Mozilla takes up with new Firefox search partners that it believes are better aligned with its values of choice and independence.
BitTorrent Sync Plans Pro Tier
News  |  11/19/2014  | 
BitTorrent Sync 1.4 enters general release, and the company unveils plans for Pro version of its software.
7 Important Tech Regulatory Issues In 2015
Slideshows  |  11/19/2014  | 
From net neutrality to patent reform and drones, these regulations will be in the spotlight. See what's at stake.
The Web Isn't Dying, But Control Is
Commentary  |  11/19/2014  | 
In a renewed debate about the health of the web and the dominance of native apps, let's not gloss over the issue of user control.
10 Techies We'd Invite To Thanksgiving
News  |  11/18/2014  | 
Guess who's coming to dinner. Do robots need their own place settings?
Why We Must Move To IPv6
Commentary  |  11/17/2014  | 
Facts are facts: The number of IPv4 addresses available in North America will reach zero soon.
Justice Dept. Uses Airplanes To Spy On Cellphones
News  |  11/14/2014  | 
US marshals hunt for suspects by flying over cities with technology that tricks cellphones on the ground into giving up their identification codes.
8 Lessons From Rosetta Comet Mission
Slideshows  |  11/13/2014  | 
What does the European Space Agency's amazing Philae probe landing tell us about where we are as a spacefaring civilization, where we're going, and how to get there?
Google's DoubleClick Suffers Outage
News  |  11/12/2014  | 
For a brief time, ads and revenue stopped flowing.
Rosetta Mission: Debugging A Comet Landing
News  |  11/12/2014  | 
European Space Agency made history with a robotic comet landing. Now can it debug a critical glitch before the lander floats away?
House Lawmaker Investigates 'Truthy' Twitter Monitoring
News  |  11/12/2014  | 
Rep. Lamar Smith wants National Science Foundation to explain why it funded the project and whether it targeted conservative speech.
Google Fiber For Small Businesses Debuts
News  |  11/12/2014  | 
Small companies looking for fast, affordable Internet access now have another option, at least in Kansas City.
Net Neutrality: Let There Be Laws
Commentary  |  11/12/2014  | 
Telecom companies insist they already comply with the precepts of net neutrality. So what is the harm in codifying their behavior?
Former US CIO's New Enemy: Ebola
News  |  11/11/2014  | 
Now chief innovation officer at USAID agency, Steven VanRoekel harnesses diagnostic tech, big data, better communications, and improved medical gear to help defeat the disease.
IBM Brings Open Data Tech To Ebola Fight
Slideshows  |  11/10/2014  | 
Here's how IBM's new West African lab is using open data and other technologies to help Sierra Leone and Nigerian governments contain the disease.
Amazon Prime Gains Unlimited Photo Storage, With Caveats
News  |  11/5/2014  | 
Prime subscribers can now store an unlimited number of small photos in Amazon Cloud Drive.
Nixie Nabs Intel Wearable Prize
News  |  11/4/2014  | 
Intel contest judges are won over by a wearable, flying drone, award it $500,000.
Direct-Satellite Internet Makes Gains
Slideshows  |  11/3/2014  | 
Data networks in the sky are becoming more practical and cost effective, even against cable and DSL networks, with more breakthroughs just over the horizon.
3 Challenges To Designing A Voice Interface
Commentary  |  11/3/2014  | 
Here's advice on how to overcome these challenges, as we increasingly rely on voice to interact with connected, smart devices.
GAO: Army Logistics Implementation Needs Tighter Controls
News  |  11/3/2014  | 
Best practices for schedule and cost estimates would ensure massive project is completed on time and at cost.
Obama 2012 CTO: From Campaign To Enterprise
Commentary  |  11/3/2014  | 
Harper Reed talks about the pressure-cooker challenge of building an email-powered, microtargeted online fundraising machine in a hurry. See the video interview from Interop.
FCC Should Stop Coddling Broadcasters
Commentary  |  11/3/2014  | 
Spectrum is a finite and valuable resource that must be reallocated to serve the public good and keep up with technology. We can't wait until 2016 to start this process.
Cloud & Mobile Tech Improve Emergency Systems
Commentary  |  10/29/2014  | 
As public communication networks evolve, cloud and mobile technology are helping to make emergency response systems more efficient.
Connecting With The Digital Citizen
Commentary  |  10/27/2014  | 
Accenture's Elaine Beeman outlines the principles of the federal Digital Playbook and how they relate to projects like relaunching HealthCare.gov.
DHS Investigates Dozens Of Medical Device Cybersecurity Flaws
News  |  10/23/2014  | 
Department of Homeland Security reportedly investigating two-dozen products from major medical device manufacturers for security holes.
Apple Launches Maps Connect For Small Businesses
News  |  10/22/2014  | 
New mapping service aims to improve accuracy of Maps data.
Wearable Devices: Privacy, Security Worries Loom Large
News  |  10/22/2014  | 
82% of Americans say they're worried that wearable technology will invade their privacy, according to PwC study.
Helsinki Incubator Shows Value Of Physical Space
Commentary  |  10/20/2014  | 
Helsinki Think Company, a new initiative that offers meeting space for entrepreneurial-minded students, proves that nurturing tech startups is not a virtual exercise.
Apple Updates iPad, iMac, OS X, iOS
News  |  10/16/2014  | 
iPad Air 2 gets slimmer and more powerful, while iMac gains a 5K Retina display.
10 Robots Changing The World
Slideshows  |  10/15/2014  | 
Driverless cars are just the beginning. Take a look at the robots we will depend on for health, work, and entertainment.
Accela Acquires Government CRM Apps
News  |  10/15/2014  | 
Creator of cloud apps for government buys Government Outreach, known for citizen relationship management tools.
9 Tech Companies As Ben & Jerry's Flavors
Commentary  |  10/15/2014  | 
Get ready for Amazon Rainforest Crunch and IBM Big Blueberry Bonanza.
Where Government Leads: Designing For User Choice
Commentary  |  10/15/2014  | 
When used to benefit the individual, "choice architecture" helps citizens make better choices. It means thinking hard about software defaults.
HealthCare.gov: Lessons From Continuous Software Delivery
Commentary  |  10/13/2014  | 
A tight cycle of development, design, and testing is the best way to keep a big project (even a supposedly Agile one) from blowing up.
Flight Attendants Want Mobile Device Ban Reinstated
News  |  10/13/2014  | 
Largest union of flight attendants sues FAA, seeks reinstatement of ban against the use of smartphones and tablets during takeoffs and landings.
Connected Cars Vs. Cybercrime: Tough Fight
News  |  10/13/2014  | 
Automakers should consider adding real-time intrusion detection and response capabilities, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says.
Healthcare Insurance Regs Must Keep Up With Tech Advances
Commentary  |  10/10/2014  | 
Antiquated rules could get in the way of improving people's health and lowering their healthcare costs.
Forrester Names Top API Management Vendors
News  |  10/10/2014  | 
As APIs become the foundation of the digital economy, CA, SOA Software, and Apigee head the list of API management system vendors, according to Forrester Research.
Twitter Sues US Government Over Surveillance
News  |  10/9/2014  | 
Twitter claims the government is restricting its free speech by limiting what it can disclose about requests for customer data.
Immigration Agency App Targets Child Predators
News  |  10/8/2014  | 
Immigration and Customs Enforcement launches Android and Spanish-language versions of Operation Predator, a mobile app the public can use to help the agency catch child predators.
Print Your Own Touchscreen
News  |  10/7/2014  | 
PrintScreen enables anyone to design and print ultra-thin touch-screens for mobile, wearable, and ubiquitous computing applications.
Navy Tests Swarming Autonomous Boats
News  |  10/7/2014  | 
Navy sees "robot boats" as a way to better protect service members, improve defense capabilities, and cut costs.
A Drone To Watch Over Me
News  |  10/6/2014  | 
The Nixie wearable drone aims to turn selfies to stalkies.
Federal Agencies Struggle To Quantify Data Consolidation Savings
News  |  10/6/2014  | 
At least six federal agencies report lack of data needed to calculate savings from data center consolidation efforts.
Marriott Pays $600,000 For Jamming WiFi Hotspots
News  |  10/4/2014  | 
Marriott International has agreed to settle an FCC complaint regarding blockage of guests' WiFi hotspots.
DoD May Invite Cloud Vendors Into Govt. Data Centers
News  |  10/3/2014  | 
In an effort to tap commercial cloud technology without sacrificing security or control, the Department of Defense considers two potential models.
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