Emerging Tech

Patrick Marshall

Emerging Tech

  • Bahnhof underground high security computer facility right in Stockholm Sweden

    Going underground: Will data centers become data bunkers?

    Where space is at a premium, or security is paramount, data center managers could ponder moving below the surface.

  • Man behind virtual prison bars at home checking smartphone

    Can virtual prisons improve rehabilitation?

    A Deloitte report touts the idea of using technologies such as risk analysis, geospatial tracking and gamification to get better results from home detention.

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  • People voting

    Hack shows risks, but not the folly, of online voting

    A recently revealed attack on a Florida voting system isn't a reason to abandon online voting, but a reminder that we need to secure the entire system.

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  • AR Drone controlled by AstroDrone app flies toward simulated international space station

    How a game helps improve robotic space flights

    The European Space Agency combines real-world and virtual components with AR.Drone to improve its software for space flight and docking with the International Space Station.

  • Screenshot from Government In Action game

    Government isn't a game, except when it is

    The online game Government In Action offers a good template for agencies looking to develop educational games of their own.

  • Picture of blogger John Breeden in a Matrix setting

    Are we all living in a simulated world?

    If we create simulated universes, then statistically speaking there's a chance we're already living in one, according to one theory. Is it worth finding out?

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  • NYC Mayor Bloomberg and officials standing in front of Domain Awareness System screen

    'Person of Interest' has the Machine, NYC has Dashboard

    The Domain Awareness System, developed by Microsoft and New York City police, combines data gathered by 3,000 cameras and other sensors with crime data for a better picture of events as they unfold.

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  • WobbleWorks 3Doodler 3D pen

    A 3D printer… in a pen?

    The 3Doodler might not be able to make fine-tuned machine parts, but it could come in handy for repairs in the field, and it might be the first step into a new frontier for 3D printing.

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  • President Obama giving the 2013 State of the Union address

    The state of the union for 3D printing is strong

    If there were any doubts about the potential for this quirky, fascinating technology, its place in the president's State of the Union speech should erase them.

  • Visually impaired computer user

    Section 508 compliance doesn't get lost in the cloud

    The move to cloud services and mobile access hasn't changed agencies' focus on ensuring access for people with disabilities.

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