News from past year
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- Apps are Available for Everything in Agriculture
- Amy Bickel, The Hutchinson News, Nov 24, 2014
In a world of information technology, apps make it possible to remain in the field when muddled by a unfamiliar disease or insect infestation.
- How Technology Can Help with Long-Distance Caregiving
- Sandra Barber, Daily News, Nov 21, 2014
In-home telemonitoring devices, mobile apps and wearable devices can tell a long-distance caregiver whether a relative has opened the refrigerator, as well as send out medication reminders and monitor someone’s health.
- Internet of Things Helps Buffalo, Other Cities with Snow Removal
- Brian Heaton, Government Technology, Nov 19, 2014
Boston, Minneapolis and Buffalo are some of the municipalities harnessing the power of GPS sensors and machine-to-machine communication to modernize snow removal practices.
- Ohio Adds Schools to its First Responder Communication System
- Jessica Hughes, Government Technology, Nov 19, 2014
The system's special school radios include an orange emergency button that, when pressed, connects schools with a local dispatcher. The dispatcher hears what's happening and pages law enforcement and other first responders, who are immediately deployed to the scene.
- We Now Spend More Time Staring at Phones Than TVs
- Joshua Brustein, Bloomberg Businessweek, Nov 19, 2014
- Big trends indicate that TV viewing time is on the decline, markers look to smartphones
- Wired/Unwired: Madison's Digital Divide is an Issue of Both Access and Skills
- Bryna Godar, The Capital Times, Nov 19, 2014
- Multiple barries to adoption increase the digital divide across the United States
- Zeke Flores Named to Crain's 40 Under 40 List
- Nov 19, 2014
- PCI Board Member selected as one of Chicago's most influential
- About 700,000 add Broadband in the Third Quarter of 2014
- Leichtman Research Group, Nov 18, 2014
- 86.6 Million Get Broadband from Top Cable and Telephone Companies
- Tennessee Leaders Call on the FCC to Axe State Broadband Restrictions
- Brian Heaton, Government Technology, Nov 18, 2014
Representatives from state and local government, along with private-sector leaders, rallied on Tuesday in support of a petition to the FCC to vacate state laws that prevent expansion of gigabit Internet connections.
- How Illinois Counties Overcame the Barriers to Next-Gen 911
- David Raths, Government Technology, Nov 17, 2014
Policy and legal issues prove more challenging than technological ones but southern Illinois counties prevail.
- Organizations Call on FCC to Modernize and Expand Federal E-Rate Program
- Alliance for Excellent Education, Nov 17, 2014
Alliance for Excellent Education and LEAD Commission Release Analysis Finding Racial, Income, and Rural Inequities in Students’ Access to High-Speed Internet Service
- Pay Phones in New York City Will Become Free Wi-Fi Hot Spots
- Matt Flegenheimer, New York Times, Nov 17, 2014
- Pay phone network will be one of the biggest in the world
- Why the South Lags Behind when it Comes to Home Broadband Use
- Andrea Peterson, The Washington Post, Nov 17, 2014
- Barriers to adoption include income and education
- 2014 Digital Cities: Winners Focus on Innovation, Boosting Transparency and Privacy
- Government Technology, Nov 13, 2014
In this year's Digital Cities Survey, top cities recognize the value of technology, empower their tech leaders and use new ideas to make life better for everyone who lives there.
- FCC Receives Almost 200 applicants for Rural Broadband Experiments
- Connected Nation, Nov 13, 2014
- Applications will now be reviewed and winners announced early 2015
- Shooter Detection Systems: Coming to a School Near You?
- Douglas Moser, The Eagle-Tribune, Nov 12, 2014
The new active shooter detection is system designed to provide real-time information on the location of shots fired inside a building, and cut critical minutes off police response times.
- Ambulance Drones May Save Lives
- Colin Wood, Government Technology, Nov 10, 2014
Will heart attack victims one day see their savior fly in on four small propellers?
- The Broadband Health Imperative
- Dr. Chris Gibbons, FCC Distinguished Scholar in Residence, Nov 10, 2014
- A look at the intersection of healthcare and the FCC
- Leveraging Economic Incentives for Start-ups: 1871 Panel
- Laura Lane, PCI Chicagoland Director, Nov 6, 2014
- Highlights of the Leveraging Economic Incentives for Start-ups Panel at 1871
- Area schools’ technology programs nationally recognized
- Maggie Menderski, Nov 5, 2014
- New Berlin High School teachers Kaitlan Dinges and Sarah Beard instruct a joint class in the nationally-recognized Project Lead the Way program
- Can Technology Improve Policing?
- Government Technology, Nov 5, 2014
New survey results show that citizens want more technology in the hands of law enforcement.
- In Quinn, tech found one of its strongest allies
- Nov 5, 2014
- Former Gov. Pat Quinn was the tech industry's biggest ally.
- In Detroit and other cities, nearly 40 percent go without Internet
- Jon Brodkin, ARS Technica, Nov 4, 2014
Many people can't afford Internet service and even lack mobile broadband.
- Broadband Expands Into Rural America, But How Many Will Adopt?
- Mike Maciag, Nov 3, 2014
High-speed Internet is finally starting to reach the nation’s most remote areas. Many residents, though, are slow to adopt it.
- What if your wearable could stop bad habits in their tracks?
- John Carpenter, Chicago Tribune, Nov 3, 2014
- Wearable sensors will know before you know that you are at risk of relapse
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