Researchers at the Idaho National Laboratory have come up with a new application for smartphones that Mr. Spock would appreciate: detecting gamma radiation.
A California legislator has proposed a cellphone kill switch to curb rapid rise in smartphone thefts. Arguments against it just don't hold water.
New York City has partnered with analytics firm Placemeter to map the flow of pedestrian traffic through the city to help understand and anticipate the demand for new public services and business opportunities.
Scientists are taking advantage of a network of hundreds of GPS stations in Southern California to predict hazardous events such as earthquakes and flash floods.
These days, analysts conduct traffic studies without getting in the way of drivers by using microsimulation software.
RTM Dx is a free tool developed by researchers at Rutgers University's School of Criminal Justice to help police predict where crimes are going to occur.
MIMO technology, which uses multiple transmitters to send more data at one, could help speed response times for military and first responders.
Researchers have used smartphones, laptops, wireless routers and wired networks to track building occupancy and manage lighting, environmental controls and other services.
With AT&T's Toggle, two virtual smartphones can exist within the same device; one is open and unsecured for the user. The other is locked down for government service.
How competition among smartphone makers might pose problems for government mobile device management.