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

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

L.A. controller publishes emergency readiness maps

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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