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How Smartphones Could Revolutionize the Way We Heat and Cool Our Homes

Customers could run their appliances and manage their utilities from their mobile devices, cutting down on power use.

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Could All Old Pay Phones One Day Become Public Smart Phones?

250 LED "SmartScreens" are heading to New York's underused booths.

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Young People Aren't Buying Cars Because They're Buying Smart Phones Instead

How the rise of the internet has caused driving rates to fall.

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Which U.S. City Had the Best April Fool's Prank?

Etsy acquired the city of Portland; Boulder's electric company cut off service for residents who voted against it; Philadelphia unveiled a pedestrian lane for distracted texters.

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GPS, Smartphones, and the Dumbing Down of Personal Navigation

Does a controversial new app herald the death of street smarts?

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Crowdsourcing Your Commute

Drivers help each other through traffic with the navigation app Waze

Urban Planning in the iPhone Age

A new generation of apps make life easier for urban planners and urban dwellers

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5 Great U.S. City Parking Apps

The next generation of parking technology does much more than just locate available spots