How Developing Technologies Could Shape Federal Operations

NASA Is Testing A Nuclear Reactor

It's one way to help us survive on Mars.

To Unleash Blockchain's Potential, Government Must Direct Its Growth

One of the biggest issues federal agencies run into with blockchain projects is making sure sensitive data doesn't fall into the wrong hands.

Apple CEO Says iPhone Users Will Soon Be Able to Disable Battery Management

The company is continuing its apology tour for intentionally slowing down phones.

Here’s How to Stop Squelching New Ideas, Eric Schmidt’s Advisory Board Tells DoD

An exclusive preview of the Defense Innovation Board’s new recommendations for James Mattis.

When Will Astronauts Launch From U.S. Soil Again?

NASA is hopeful SpaceX and Boeing will soon free the country from dependency on Russia, but delays abound.

Despite Progress, Social Platforms Still Not Terrorist-Proof

Lawmakers grilled Facebook, YouTube and Twitter over their efforts to block extremist content on their platforms.

Google To Build 3 Undersea Internet Cables

The company hopes to create more reliable connectivity for international customers.

IARPA Wants to Use Machine Learning to Help Prevent Terrorist Attacks

Automated video monitoring could also help detect threats more efficiently than human operators.

Microsoft Develops Virtual Reality For Disaster Response

What's the best way to evacuate a building during an earthquake? VR can show you.

All The Ways Women Are Still Discriminated Against in STEM

Three-quarters of women in computer jobs said they have experienced gender-related discrimination.

How It Became Normal to Ignore Texts and Emails

Digital messages mimic the speed of real conversation, but often what people like best is the ability to put them off.

Facebook Finally Blinks

Mark Zuckerberg’s radical decision to reinvent the News Feed is a plea for mercy.

Smart Cars Collect a Lot of Data. FTC Wants to Know How It's Used.

While some types of information may make drivers safer, others are more geared toward selling ads.

This Smart Credit Card Might Soon Rule Your Wallet

A smart credit card could communicate directly with banking institutions.

Tomorrow’s Cargo Drones Won’t Look Much Like Today’s Helicopters

Boeing unveils a squarish, skeletal quadcopter to try out new unmanned-delivery concepts.

3 Steps to Successful Bot Management

Bots drive plenty of online traffic and agencies need to figure out how to deal with them.

The Newest $1 Billion Startup Is Led By One of Tech’s Youngest Female CEOs

The archetype of success in Silicon Valley may be slowly changing.

Amazon Is Bringing Alexa to Your Toyota

The digital assistant will help drivers and passengers get directions.

Social Media Newsfeeds have Hijacked Your Attention—Here’s How to Reclaim It

You are locking yourself into a self-perpetuating feedback loop, cut off from new information.