3 N.J. towns to be among first to get super fast cell phone technology

Customers in three Garden State towns may get the chance to try out some of the world's fastest cell phone speeds next year as Verizon begins to test its next stage of wireless technology, reports say. Verizon recently announced at the Mobile Work Conference that Basking Ridge, Bridgewater and Piscataway would be among the five cities…


Paterson mayor pitches microgrid at Great Falls to Christie administration

Mayor Jose “Joey” Torres is seeking to build a microgrid at the Great Falls to create a blackout free zone in the Silk City.  Torres pitched the idea to the president of the state’s board of public utilities Richard Mroz at the Mayors’ Legislative Day in Trenton earlier in the month.


Google virtual reality takes N.J. middle school to Paris, Mars and Australia

HARRISON TWP. -- A class of eighth-graders stared at a shark in a reef off the coast of Australia, shortly before glancing around on the surface of Mars. A few minutes later, the students took a closeup look at a rhinoceros beetle in its natural habitat. An audible excitement filled the room, with the occasional "whoa!"…


Tech in NJ: Forget Silicon Valley; be Seattle

New Jersey should aim to be like Seattle, where workers won't be distracted by the New York frenzy, Jay Bhatti told Michael L. Diamond of the Asbury Park Press.


Should a private corporation be in charge of air traffic control?

 

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo on Wednesday introduced legislation to have a private, nonprofit corporation rather than the government regulate the planes in the air. LoBiondo (R-2nd Dist.), chairman of the House aviation subcommittee, and Transportation Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) included the proposal in their bill to renew the Federal Aviation Administration for six…





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