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  • Why the Federal GSA Has No Business Competing with the Private Sector image

    Why the Federal GSA Has No Business Competing with the Private Sector

    Over the last couple decades, the steady stream of new information technologies and more general innovations has continued to amaze and delight. With these creations and opportunities appearing broadly in …

  • Out With the Old, in With the New image

    Out With the Old, in With the New

    Sometimes we can overlook what is right in front of us.  Focusing on innovation and casting about for a new topic to illuminate every couple of weeks often leads one …

  • Why Autonomous Vehicle Technology is Likely to Lead to Job Growth image

    Why Autonomous Vehicle Technology is Likely to Lead to Job Growth

    Autonomous cars are the way of the future. The policies states craft now will determine whether the technology is adopted rapidly, or slowly, in that state. In New York, opposition …

  • Ajit Pai named new FCC Chair image

    Ajit Pai named new FCC Chair

    President Donald Trump elevated Federal Communications Commissioner Ajit Pai to Chairman of the Commission. This news should hearten free market and limited government advocates and friends, as his elevation …

  • Policy for the Environment, Not Government image

    Policy for the Environment, Not Government

    Given a choice, the environmental left will choose government over solving what it claims are urgent environmental challenges. The case of Washington state’s recent, failed I-732 ballot measure demonstrates this …

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    This Wireless Future

    Not long ago, to be connected online a person had to be anchored to a desk with a personal computer.

  • Technology, Innovation and Calculating Risk image

    Technology, Innovation and Calculating Risk

    Facebook has blocked a British insurance company from using its social media website to analyze whether a new driver or car owner is an acceptable insurance risk. The company, …

  • Everything is Coming Up Battery Storage image

    Everything is Coming Up Battery Storage

    Energy innovation has an equivalent of singularity: the day when affordable, scalable, reliable battery storage technology collides with intermittent generation sources like wind and solar to stabilize the availability of …

  • The Next Zero-Emission Energy Innovation: Coal? image

    The Next Zero-Emission Energy Innovation: Coal?

    Whether or not NetPower’s bold effort in energy innovation will pay off is a big, big if, but if it does, coal may well be positioned to become the zero-emission, zero-carbon power of choice world-wide.

  • Self-Driving Cars: The Future Is Now for Pennsylvanians image

    Self-Driving Cars: The Future Is Now for Pennsylvanians

    For Pennsylvanians, the future is now. Uber is not only researching autonomous vehicle technology, but it just announced passengers might receive rides …

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    Work Force Z

    Tomorrow’s workforce is already here, and the workers who comprise it are likely to demand changes in the system that has largely remained the same for more than 100 years.

  • Nickel and Diming Innovation to Death image

    Nickel and Diming Innovation to Death

    The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is creating a new tax on Transportation Networking Companies (TNCs) to the tune of $0.20 per ride. Of the $0.20, five cents, or a full jitney nickel, will go to none other than the taxi industry itself.

  • Apple’s Newest Acquisition Will Put Your Medical Records at Your Fingertips image

    Apple’s Newest Acquisition Will Put Your Medical Records at Your Fingertips

    Imagine having a medical emergency while you are on vacation, far from home and far from your usual healthcare service providers. You have a history of diabetes, cancer, hypertension, or …

  • Police Use 3D Technology to Access a Smartphone image

    Police Use 3D Technology to Access a Smartphone

    A law enforcement agency in Michigan has figured out how to use 3D printing to unlock a deceased man’s smart phone. Police believe that the man, a murder victim, had …

  • Cloud Storage and the Sharing Economy: The Beginning of a Beautiful Friendship image

    Cloud Storage and the Sharing Economy: The Beginning of a Beautiful Friendship

    The future of the internet is decentralization. Centralized cloud storage is when a “cloud storage provider has one or a few data-centers located in a small geographical area” but …

  • Player Beware: Pokemon Go Can Place Your Personal Data at Risk image

    Player Beware: Pokemon Go Can Place Your Personal Data at Risk

    With great popularity comes great responsibility. Niantic and Nintendo have created an instantly successful smart phone app. With that instant success, though, comes significant risks, especially with the data Niantic …

  • Intellectual Property: The Key that Unlocks Access to Medicines image

    Intellectual Property: The Key that Unlocks Access to Medicines

    It is widely acknowledged that IP rights contribute to the vitality of global economies—but what about the well-being of the world’s patients? As shown in the U.S. Chamber of Commerce …

  • New York Tries to Regulate Home Sharing by Regulating Speech image

    New York Tries to Regulate Home Sharing by Regulating Speech

    Update: This article was originally published on June 23, 2016. Last week, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law a bill regulating short term rentals by banning the advertising …

  • Speaker Ryan’s Promising Vision for A Better America image

    Speaker Ryan’s Promising Vision for A Better America

    Eighty federal welfare programs have been established to combat poverty. Government spending on programs for low-income people has risen by more than 7 percent per year in the past decade.

  • The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement image

    The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement

    Recently, state legislatures around the country have begun to legislate against the practices of the international Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. BDS, whose founding and funding have …