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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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.

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?

Colorado starts accepting tax payments in crypto

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Gov. Jared Polis said earlier this year that Colorado would start accepting tax payments in cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Etherum.

U.S. DOT announces $160 million for transportation technology projects

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The U.S. Department of Transportation announced $160 million in new grant funding for transportation technology projects.

Emerging Tech — A StateScoop & EdScoop Special Report

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Trends in data analytics, cryptocurrency, easy application development and virtual reality are shaking up government and academic IT.

Crypto's crash tamped down mayors' hype, but cities are still chasing it

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Bitcoin has lost half its value, but many cities are still looking to embrace cryptocurrency, even if there's not really a good use for it.

States: Heed the power of low-code software development

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Low-code application development boomed during the pandemic. But now the technology’s biggest proponents say it needs careful management.

Maryland becomes second state to offer IDs on Apple Wallet

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Maryland follows Arizona in making its IDs compatible with the Apple Wallet app, though they're only accepted at two airports for now.

New York transit picks 10 firms to test new tech ideas

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The Transit Tech Lab announced 10 new companies that will run eight-week pilot programs to help with safety, operations and emissions.

Tennessee's Medicaid program is going in on process automation

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TennCare CIO Hugh Hale said he wants to automate as many of his agency's processes as possible to make themselves "easier to deal with."

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