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  • Maj Olivia Elliott examines the LITENING II advanced targeting pod mounted on her A 10 Thunderbolt II

    Air Force turns fighter planes into wireless routers

    A team at Eglin AFB used a software upgrade to its airborne system to let ground forces share real-time data.

  • Screenshot of Chrome Beta silent extension disabler

    Chrome Beta captures speech, but that's not the best part

    The newest version of Google's browser adds a handy speech-to-text capability, but the restrictions on third-party extensions might be its best feature.

  • Voice of America app via Google Currents

    A free way for agencies to get the multimedia message out

    With people increasingly using mobile devices to access multimedia information, Google Currents offers agencies an effective way to get the word out.

  • View of derecho storm front from a gas station parking lot

    Derecho report: Agencies could avoid most 911 failures

    Many of the emergency communications failures after the June storm could have been averted by following established best practices, the FCC says.

  • People checking cellphones

    Need help building mobile apps? GSA can help.

    The Mobile Gov Blog puts together advice on everything from application programming interfaces to open content management.

  • Smart phone running Ubuntu

    Ubuntu smart phone: Is this what the future looks like?

    Canonical plans a Linux smart phone that, when connected to a monitor and keyboard, can operate as a fully functioning PC.

    Comments: 1
  • Smart phone giftwrapped

    FCC's free 'checker' helps users secure smart phones

    The site, developed with a host of public- and private-sector input, offers OS-specific advice on keeping devices secure.

  • BlackBerry 10

    ICE gives BlackBerry 10 a chance with pilot program

    The agency, which two months ago signaled a major move toward iPhones, will test RIM's new OS early in 2013.

  • Desktop computer user

    Tablets could spark a comeback for desktop PCs

    As tablets get more common and more powerful, they threaten the existing order in computing. But the desktop is safe.

    Comments: 5
  • CBP agent checking documents

    CBP wants smart-phone scanners for border officials

    Customs and Border Protection is looking for technology that would allow officers to scan documents and fingerprints with their mobile devices.

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    Sacramento drives digital license plate test

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