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  • Phoneblok

    New phone on the block

    The Phoneblok is an open platform device made of detachable and replaceable component blocks such as memory, battery, camera, speakers.

  • touchshare

    GIS collaboration software goes mobile

    TouchShare adapts the TouchTable concept for mobile platforms, offering mission planners and emergency responders real-time collaboration.

  • no phone

    Do shutdown rules threaten your phone's data?

    Some agencies have told furloughed employees to turn off their mobile devices during the shutdown, but what if they're set to protect against being lost or stolen?

    Comments: 1
  • rugged gear

    Tales of rugged tech survival could win new gear

    The Tech vs. Wild contest is looking for true stories of rugged computing devices that survived the worst of times.

    Comments: 4
  • iOS 7

    3 reasons iOS 7 makes iPhone, iPads more suitable for government

    Apple's new mobile OS can keep work and personal apps separate, secure and managed. And the ability of multitask doesn't hurt, either.

    Comments: 3
  • Spacecraft 3D

    NASA's Spacecraft 3D shows what augmented reality can do

    The free mobile app can put spaceships in your living room or wherever you point your device, and hints at augmented reality's potential as a training tool.

  • Samsung smart watch

    Can the Galaxy Gear change the fate of wearable tech?

    Samsung's new smartwatch has a few things going for it, but the track record on wearable computers, in government or out, isn't promising.

    Comments: 2
  • alerts

    Mobile push notifications becoming pushy notifications

    Amber Alerts and other warnings delivered by the Wireless Emergency Alerts system can get out of hand, as the recent case in California shows.

    Comments: 1
  • Fight AIDS @ Home

    Cell phones gear up to fight AIDS

    Smartphones sitting around in their chargers all night can now band together to help find a cure for AIDS while their owners sleep.

    Comments: 1
  • BlackBerry

    BlackBerry gets ATO from DISA

    Receiving the authority to operate is a critical step forward in the security certification process.

    Comments: 2

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