Netflix has made deals with major Blu-ray and Internet-ready TV manufacturers to include a Netflix button on their remote controls. Panasonic, Samsung, Sony, Boxee and Roku are among those adding the big red Netflix button. There are over 250 Netflix-ready devices available, so one push access is going to change everything! In other news, a malicious Christmas e-card claiming to come from The White House duped government workers, stealing two gigabytes of documents. Employees who opened the email included those working for large agencies like the National Science Foundation’s Office of Cyber Infrastructure. No level of cyber protection can stop someone from opening an email. And finally, schools across the nation are testing pilot programs that would equip students with iPads. New York City public schools have ordered over 2,000 alone, with cities in Virginia, California and North Carolina following suit. The device could have some educational merit, however a $750 iPad is much harder to replace than a textbook.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – January 5, 2011
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).