Now you can text emergencies to 911 from anywhere in N.J.
PISCATAWAY -- New Jersey is joining a growing number of states that allow people in emergency situations to send a text message to 911, officials announced on Wednesday. The new technology is one way law enforcement officials are trying to keep pace with a growing number of emergency calls placed by cell phones. Seventy percent of…
Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program Encourages Female Coders
If you want to be inspired, take a look at the final project of Girl Unity, one of the teams that attended the Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program at NJIT this year. These young women put together a website that matches mentors in the U.S. with girls who need mentoring in developing countries. Here is their mission statement:
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.