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Rural residents still aren’t using the internet as much as their urban counterparts, according to a new study.

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A company that delivers blood and medicine using drone technology is looking to expand its operations across the US, reports Consumerist.com. This could be great news for many Americans who live in rural and hard-to-reach areas.

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When people hear terms like “tech” and “startup” they generally think of cities like San Francisco and New York. But a “Silicon Prairie” has continued to grow in certain parts of the rural Midwest, reports TechCrunch.com.

This could be good news for areas in the heartland where population loss has been a real problem. Some states are turning to technology to fight back against the dwindling population trend.

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Cities on the High Plains that have been threatened by wild fires in recent months may soon be watching firefighters in Boulder, Colorado. The city of Boulder is testing a new app that could help fight natural blazes. The app is called the Android Team Awareness Kit, reports The Denver Post. The Boulder Fire Department hopes the new technology will help them better coordinate efforts to fight large wildland fires.

okstate.edu

In a recent Hutchinson News editorial, Jim Schinstock considered the advances in technology it took for a Kansas farmboy to sit in a swivel chair and stare at a computer screen. As he ponders his swivel chair, he realizes it, too, was invented by a farmboy of sorts—though the man lived in Virginia 200 years ago. The inventor’s name was Thomas Jefferson. But Jefferson didn’t just come up with new chair technology.

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There’s a new moneymaker on the High Plains, reports CBS news. It’s not a crop you plow or an animal you butcher. The new cash crop is technology. In fact, there’s been quite an explosion of startup software companies in the heartland recently. Some are calling it the "Silicon Prairie," and it's remaking cities from Des Moines to Kansas City to Lincoln.

Technology Boom in Colorado

Mar 31, 2015
Luke Runyon / Harvest Public Media/KUNC

Colorado is leading the nation with innovation, in recent years Boulder and Denver have become as home to tech startup companies in an unlikely industry. Agriculture is where the money’s at in Colorado these days; growers are patenting new technology in irrigation, food science and plant genetics according to a report from NPR correspondent Luke Runyoon.

App Competition Underway in Colorado

Mar 29, 2014
blogs.telegraph.co.uk

Recently programmers from five Colorado cities began competing against each other to create apps with a goal of putting to use massive amounts of public data sitting in virtual file drawers of government agencies reported Elaine Grant for Colorado Matters.

You may or may not agree with it, but Google has some interesting things to say about where you live.  You just have to know how to ask.

By manipulating the “autocomplete” function implemented by Google, bloggers and journalists alike recently discovered they can trick the search engine into surreptitiously suggesting what may appear to be biased or over-generalized judgments regarding various geographic locales.