Does the town next door have faster internet? This map will tell you
In the race for Internet speed, Gloucester and Cumberland are lagging behind. Data from the Federal Communications Commission highlights the disparities across New Jersey when it comes to broadband technology. The two counties lag on maximum advertised download speed, which 32 out of 39 New Jersey Internet Service Providers reported to the FCC. The median download…
N.J. bill would tax Airbnb, online rentals like hotels
TRENTON -- Online marketplaces such as Airbnb that offer short-term house and room rentals would be taxed like hotels under a proposal introduced in the state Assembly this week. The bill introduced by Annette Quijano (D-Union) and Valerie Vainieri Huttle (D-Bergen) would impose a 7 percent sales and use tax and a 5 percent transient accommodation…
Rutgers Pilot Could Signal a Move Toward Telemedicine
Last week, Rutgers University launched a pilot program that seeks to improve care for a test group of 10 residents of Newark public housing. It will connect providers from the Rutgers School of Nursing's community health center with the patients through a secure internet connection to a laptop computer, enabling them to help check vital signs, obtain an electrocardiogram and more - all in real time.
How a 3D printer could mean a breakthrough for joint-replacement surgery
GLASSBORO -- In a lab located in the engineering building of Rowan University, a team of researchers gather around a 3D printer. The team watches as the printer finishes up its latest job, leaving a knob of plastic behind. But this isn't just any piece of plastic. It's an FDA-approved piece of plastic that could one…
New N.J. CTO plans to use cyber background to 'embed' security in state's IT
Gov. Chris Christie tapped Dave Weinstein for the newly elevated cabinet post this week, giving him a chance to put his cyber experience to use.