DHS' expanded drone use in Caribbean targets drug runners

The plan calls for doubling the UAV coverage area along U.S. borders, but there are doubts about how well drones can work over water.

Microsoft Surface: Is this the tablet for government?

The company's foray into hardware has some great productivity features, such as a cover/keyboard and a USB port. But will it live up to government needs better than the iPad?

Cities using AI for pre-crime monitoring of surveillance videos

A system being installed by San Francisco's transit authority can flag suspicious activity and even shut down a train automatically.

Bills would require warrants for domestic drone surveillance

Companion bills in the House and Senate want Fourth Amendment protections applied to UAV use.

Ray Bradbury inspired technology but also warned against it

The sci-fi writer's visionary works inspired generations of techies, but his view of the future, or the present, wasn't rosy.

Echograph: The return of low-bandwidth animations?

Old is new again. The animated GIF makes a comeback, but in a new, easy-to-use form that gives you creative options.

Should domestic drone regs be loosened?

FAA regulations, including a requirement that UAS operators maintain a visual line of sight with the aircraft, are slowing scientific uses of technology, say developers.

Domestic drones: What are they good for?

It's not just surveillance. As drones used by the military come home, agencies from NASA to NOAA to USDA find they can go where piloted flights cannot.

Is the do-it-all Flame spyware OK if it's on our side?

The highly sophisticated attack toolkit gathering info in the Middle East and Europe is an impressive piece of malware, but should it be any nation's weapon?

Could Yahoo's Axis change the way you browse the Web?

The new plug-in, for use with any major browser, can enhance search, but it might fall short of being revolutionary.

White House will pick innovators to fast track IT game-changers

The Presidential Innovation Fellowship aims to pair public- and private-sector experts to help complete five core IT projects in six months.

GPO expands its e-books to the Nook reader

Making its publications available for the Barnes & Noble e-reader adds to Government Printing Office's small but growing catalog of electronic books.

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