Dallas police, fire trying 'what3words' location technology

Dallas' fire and police departments are trying out what3words, a location technology that uses word sequences to describe precise locations.

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Pittsburgh plans to close digital divide by 2027


A new Digital Equity Coalition plans to close the Pittsburgh digital divide within the next five years.

L.A. controller publishes emergency readiness maps


Los Angeles Controller Ron Galperin's office published a set of maps designed to prepare residents for flooding, wildfires and heat waves.

New NYC Cabinet for Older New Yorkers could mean friendlier tech


New York City's new Cabinet for Older New Yorkers met for the first time to plan how to improve the services and programs available to the 60-plus crowd.

San Francisco police gain live access to private surveillance cameras


San Francisco police will be able to access live video feeds of privately owned surveillance cameras after a board of supervisors vote.

San Jose, Calif., partnership with crypto company Helium was a flop


A crypto-mining operation that promised to pay the internet bills of 1,300 low-income San Jose households only generated enough to cover 86.

AWS introduces 'smart city' credential


A new "smart city" credential from AWS recognizes companies with experience deploying cloud-based solutions for cities.

How autonomous-vehicle companies and cities have learned to work together


Self-driving cars and delivery bots are becoming more advanced, but are cities and their residents ready for them?

New York City to provide free internet to 200 public housing sites


Mayor Eric Adams and city CTO Matt Fraser said the city plans to connect 300,000 public-housing residents with internet and basic-cable service.

NYC revises open-data standards with an eye on longevity


New York City’s Office of Technology and Innovation updated its open data standards to make them intuitive and accessible.

Cybersecurity grant program kicks off with long-awaited guidelines


The Biden administration published a long-awaited notice for the $1 billion, four-year cybersecurity grant program in last year's infrastructure law.