An organization called the Smart Cities Council is at the center of many efforts to help cities to make intelligent upgrades so that they can earn the honor, and the title, of becoming a “Smart City.”

The Miami-Dade Police Department in South Florida is addressing the issue of community relations on two fronts, the implementation of VIEVU body-worn cameras for officers, and a new Community on Patrol app to allow citizens to better connect with police at any time.

A majority of voters are likely going to have to deal with very old technology on Nov. 8. A recent study showed that up to 43 states are planning to use voting machines that are at least 10 years old, with some moving forward with 20- or 30-year-old systems. Virginia, however, spent $28 million in 2014 to upgrade all of its machines across the state.