The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is working on putting data recorders in all vehicles. The same device often referred to as the “black box” monitors vehicle inputs and failures in aircraft. Automakers are working on finding the right balance between too much information being recorded and the need for determining the cause of a crash. In other news, Sony reports that the damage it sustained during the earthquake in Japan caused a record annual loss of $3.2 billion. This is Sony’s biggest deficit in 16 years and doesn’t include the losses taken from its recent hacking debacle. Sony isn’t the only Japanese company to suffer substantial losses from the disaster. And finally, if you’re under 13, you’re not legally allowed on Facebook because the site collects user data. Mark Zuckerberg wants this to change and recently discussed the benefits of children using Facebook for education. Can Facebook be educational?
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – May 24, 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).