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NHTSA: Google's AI 'Driver' Can Qualify For US Roads
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
In a letter to the search giant, the NHTSA indicates its support for Google's self-driving vehicles by stating the computer that pilots the car can be considered a driver.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 2/10/2016
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Facebook Faces Trouble In France For Tracking Non-Users
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
The CNIL, France's data regulation authority, has issued a formal notice to Facebook, warning the social network that it needs to fairly collect data concerning the browsing activity of Internet users who do not have an account.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 2/9/2016
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US Education CIO Admits To 'Unacceptable' Behavior
Michelle Maisto, Freelance Writer
News
US Department of Education CIO Danny Harris was grilled by lawmakers about possible ethics violations.†Meanwhile the department, which has a lending budget the size of Citibank, was still said to be vulnerable to security threats.
By Michelle Maisto Freelance Writer, 2/8/2016
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Google Fiber Expansion Coming To Public Housing
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
Google continues the expansion of its Fiber Internet service by offering free connections for families in public housing, starting in Kansas City. The search giant is already offering free WiFi service in some public housing developments.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 2/4/2016
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Email Etiquette: 5 Ways To Write Better Corporate Email
Jonathan Feldman, CIO, City of Asheville, NC
Commentary
It's easier than ever to send a corporate email -- and that's a huge problem. Misleading and meandering messages often clog corporate inboxes and lead to poor communication among colleagues. Here's a look at five common email mistakes and ways to fix them.
By Jonathan Feldman CIO, City of Asheville, NC, 2/3/2016
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Computer Science For All: Obama Unveils Initiative For US Students
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
Computer science is no longer an optional skill, says President Barack Obama. The new Computer Science for All initiative represents an extension of ongoing efforts by the White House to improve the availability of, and access to, K-12 education in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 2/2/2016
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5 Secrets Of Successful People-First Companies
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
The Accenture Technology Vision 2016 report examines five ways that adept digital companies are putting people first. Investing in the development and management of people will be necessary to navigate the tumultuous digital economy, according to Accenture.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 1/26/2016
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Microsoft Giving Nonprofits $1 Billion In Cloud Services
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
Microsoft's new Philanthropies organization has revealed plans to donate $1 billion in cloud computing resources to serve the public good worldwide. CEO Satya Nadella made the announcement at Davos.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 1/20/2016
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Microsoft Buys MinecraftEdu, Previews OneNote Learning Tools
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
Microsoft announced Jan. 18 that it's buying MinecraftEdu from Teacher Gaming. With the acquisition, fans of the sandbox video game will be pleased to see the open world platform headed for an expanded presence in classrooms.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 1/19/2016
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8 Cool New Drones Taking Flight
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
Whether you're a prosumer, a hobbyist, or a professional filmmaker looking for polished aerial cinematography, a new crop of drones invading the market in 2016 offers something for everyone. Drones made a big splash at CES earlier this month, and even new FAA regulations can't dampen the enthusiasm. With that in mind, InformationWeek picked eight offerings that you should keep an eye on.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 1/17/2016
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World Bank: Digital Divide Leaving Too Many Behind
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
With 60% of the world offline, the World Bank calls for changes to support the promise of the digital revolution.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 1/15/2016
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Google Details Self-Driving Cars Problems In DMV Report
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
It turns out that Google's self-driving cars still need some human help, according to a report filed this week to meet new regulations for the California DMV on autonomous vehicles. The company is also looking for some partners to help.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 1/14/2016
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Avnet CIO: Put Business At The Center Of IT
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
As an IT and electronics distributor, Avnet is in a unique position to view the trends driving the technology industry. It's also in the position of implementing those trends itself, including cloud computing and customer self-service. Here's how CIO Steve Phillips aligns IT with business at Avnet.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 1/11/2016
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US Marshals Raid Chinese Hoverboard Booth At CES
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
A Chinese hoverboard vendor sees its booth stripped bare after US Marshals conducted a raid in the middle of CES.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 1/9/2016
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Government IT: Hot Tech Trends In 2016
Esther Schindler, Writer and Translator
News
Local, state, and federal governments are aiming to make their tech initiatives more open, responsive, technically up-to-date, and secure this year. Can they pull it off?
By Esther Schindler Writer and Translator, 1/7/2016
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Apple, Taxes, And Why Tim Cook Is Wrong
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
Commentary
Apple has substituted bluster and brazen attacks on the tax system for good corporate citizenship. Why are we singling out Apple? For starters, it's No. 1 on a list of the top 30 companies with the most money held offshore, using loopholes that allow it to avoid paying US taxes on approximately $181 billion.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 1/5/2016
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Top Priorities For State CIOs: 2016
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
State government CIOs face many of the same challenges that private sector IT executives do, such as updating systems for a digital world, securing those systems, and leveraging big data. Here are their top 10 priorities, according to NASCIO's annual membership poll.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 12/31/2015
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Google Glass 2 Sports Foldable Frame, FCC Filing Shows
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
New documents filed with the FCC show an updated design for Google Glass 2, including a folding frame, and other details about the hardware's construction.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 12/29/2015
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Ushahidi BRCK Brings WiFi To Remote Corners
Pablo Valerio, International Business & IT Consultant
Commentary
In an effort to bring WiFi connectivity to remote corners of the globe, Ushahidi is offering a new WiFi and router combo device called BRCK. It's designed to connect to the Internet even when power sources are scarce.
By Pablo Valerio International Business & IT Consultant, 12/25/2015
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Christmas Eve Asteroid: An Early Present for Astronomers
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
News
NASA is tracking a 3,600-foot long asteroid that is going to zip past Earth on Christmas Eve at a distance of 6.8 million miles. That's far enough that Santa's sleigh should be safe.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 12/24/2015
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