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UC Berkeley group to study future of mobile voting
Former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano will head up a panel of election and cybersecurity experts to create some standards for the oft-criticized practice.
For wildfire tech, one California city is turning to Silicon Valley
As another devastating fire season rips across the state, city officials want to develop more advanced, early-warning technologies.
Watch for a new generation of smaller smart cities
Increasingly, small and midsize cities are joining the smart-city movement. Limerick, Ireland, is among those coming up in the world.
New York prepares for 5G kiosks after stinging program review
A July report by the New York State auditor found that the LinkNYC program has not penetrated less-connected boroughs and shortchanged the city on ad revenue.
South Bend, Indiana, finalizes 'smart sewer' plan after 5 years of retooling
One city leader said federal officials were surprised by the reduction of environmental impact offered at a low cost.
Michigan and Ontario form smart-mobility pact
The two governments said they'll research technologies that can improve transportation across their shared border.
Nevada's local officials are still skeptical of 'innovation zones'
County officials in Nevada told state legislators they don't want to share governmental authority with tech companies buying large plots of land in the state.
Google's AI helped Wisconsin clear unemployment backlog
Officials said the company's machine learning tech helped clear 770,000 applications and screen for fraud.
Akron, Ohio, using garbage trucks to measure electrical grid performance
Radio-frequency sensors mounted on sanitation trucks are helping northeast Ohio cities detect degraded electrical equipment.
CU Denver formalizes partnership with Colorado Smart Cities Alliance
The University of Colorado Denver announced an expansion of its partnership with the Colorado Smart Cities Alliance to study "smart city" technologies.