In wake of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that recently hit Japan, tech giants are doing all they can to bring support to the region. Google and Microsoft have donated hundreds of thousands of dollars and Twitter is readying multiple sources for news and communication. To get involved with relief efforts visit redcross.org. In other news, engineers are using wireless systems to monitor infrastructure. South Korea’s Jindo Bridge has over 600 sensors that alert engineers via email when a structural problem arises. The technology is becoming more widespread and although it doesn’t replace human inspection, it can help reduce costs and prevent accidents. And finally, the Department of Justice has ruled to allow government access to WikiLeaks related Twitter accounts. The court order will give access to any associated IP and email addresses, including the account of an Icelandic parliament member who helped release a classified US military video.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – March 14, 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).