Emerging Tech

Emerging Tech

  • SiteMap on a Microsoft Surface Table

    Quick-and-easy GIS for first responders

    SituMap lets multiple users navigate maps and draw on them while collaborating on a Microsoft Surface table.

  • Dashboard for Oakland police

    Oakland builds real-time crime apps for residents, police

    When the city’s IT team created a public-facing app for its 911 data, it simultaneously built a more detailed dashboard for officers.

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  • algorithms for fact checking

    Fact verification as easy as spellcheck?

    Researchers at Indiana University are working on knowledge graphs that use semantic relatedness between concepts to determine the likely truth of a statement.

  • Size matters: Smartphones push the envelope

    Size matters: Smartphones push the envelope

    Until voice recognition technology matures, smartphone users need ways to make text easier to input.

  • Mapsense aims to tame location data streams

    Mapsense aims to tame location data streams

    The company is building tools to visualize and analyze streaming location data from smartphones and sensors.

  • Can brain scans spot insider threats?

    Can brain scans spot insider threats?

    Researchers have found that they can detect people who are potential cybersecurity risks by reading their neural activity.

  • New app delivers situational awareness to protect travelers

    New app delivers situational awareness to protect travelers

    Stabilitas combines data, maps and local intelligence help organizations operate abroad with greater confidence by knowing the risks they face.

  • Smartphone earthquake warning

    Early earthquake warnings? There's an app for that

    Smartphones can transmit an earthquake’s detected location and magnitude to the U.S. Geological Survey, which can then send alerts to others in the path of the shock waves.

  • Can Bluetooth power the IoT mesh network?

    Can Bluetooth power the IoT mesh network?

    With its market penetration and low power requirements, Bluetooth Smart is positioned to network the Internet of Things.