Robots may one day be "your plastic pal who's fun to be with" but today they're doing vital radiation-zone tasks, tweeting from space and prepping to assist soldiers, to dance, and to fold your sheets.
The Minnesota Rep.'s team prepared a TV commercial lambasting her opponent's (alleged) support for taxes on beer, corn dogs, and deep-fried bacon, then they blasted the ad out to people at the Minnesota State Fair as it was happening.
Most municipal Wi-Fi initiatives end in the graveyard, but cemeteries are among the few spots not covered by Minneapolis's new $20 million wireless network, which blankets 95% of its 59 square miles. As an anchor tenant of the system, the city lowered many of its own costs, while capping resident rates at $20 a month. But the Wi-Fi blanket is also a powerful tool to narrow the digital divide for low-income residents. "It's not just about access to broadband, but affordable access," says Lynn Willenbring, the city's CIO.