Emerging Tech

Patrick Marshall

Emerging Tech

  • Printrbot 3D printer

    3D printers are about to cross the Rubicon

    If there has been one thing holding back 3D printing from more widespread use, it was the price of a good 3D printer. That could be changing.

  • Man with transparent computer in front of old photo of a mainframe computer

    Where's the technology sweet spot between old and new?

    Cool with GPS but lost with a map? Familiar with a typewriter but confounded by speech-to-text? Or do agencies have people who can handle both?

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  • Raspberry Pi

    Carving up the Raspberry Pi

    The $25 computer is being put to a number of good uses. Could the public sector do the same?

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  • 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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