New technology developed for the US military will give soldiers 360-degree ‘Terminator’-like vision. The headgear will create high-resolution computer imagery of the soldiers’ surroundings, including graphical overlays of projectile trails, muzzle flashes and maps. Hopefully, it will offer our soldiers better protection. In other news, IBM’s ‘Racetrack’ memory system had its physics validated, moving this revolutionary design one step closer to production. The memory chips automatically move data to where it can be used most efficiently. Racetrack promises small, faster memory chips. And finally, a recent study by the Pew Research Center identified the uses of mobile technology during the 2010 U.S. midterm elections. Of the people surveyed, telling others they had voted was the most popular usage for mobile devices, totaling 14%. While users were eager to share their voting stories, 21% of those who used their device to keep up on the elections didn’t vote.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – December 24, 2010
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).