The Fire's new features include a "split browser," called Silk, which resides both on the device and in Amazon's cloud.
The Accurint Mobile for Law Enforcement tool from LexisNexis resides on an Apple iPad and can act as a force multiplier for local detectives or federal investigators.
The rules, opposed by industry groups, seek to ensure that providers don't discriminate against competitors.
A Connected Nation report says up to 17 million children don't have home broadband access.
Move to IP-based services would keep up with how people communicate, and could be cheaper than maintaining the current system.
Sixty-three percent of smart phone owners said they're next phone would likely be an Android. And although 44 percent said they'd consider Windows Phone 7, just as many said they'd never heard of it.
Employees are using their own mobile devices, and agency IT shops are suffering from the strain.
Google's Android and Apple's iOS will be the dominant tablet operating systems in the market through 2015, with Microsoft's Windows 8 OS trailing at a distant third, according to the latest Gartner projections.
Proponents say it will lower costs by reducing litigation. Opponents say it puts small organizations and individuals at a disadvantage and won't stop patent trolls.
Former presidential adviser Richard Clarke says cybersecurity has been static in both the public and private sectors and that "if someone wants to get into your network, they can get in."
The project, dubbed “Ride the Light,” aims to develop inexpensive, modular power beaming to provide on-demand power for aerospace craft and other applications.
Campus safety got a boost this week at the University of Maryland with the introduction of a new smart-phone app that allows instantaneous communication with campus police.
In a new survey by IDC Government Insights, the public chose computers and websites as their preferred mode of interaction with federal agencies, though that will likely change as mobile communications grow.
The Army's intelligence arm is building combat muscle as the service readies to expand the mobile Prophet Enhanced ground signals intelligence system that it says is proving vital through its flexibility and mobility on the battlefield.
Worldwide access to the Internet will hit 40 percent by 2015, with the manner in which it is accessed shifting drastically, particularly in the United States.