Police forces are preparing to use hand-held facial-recognition devices starting as early as September. The device attaches to an iPhone and would allow officers to snap a picture, then immediately match someone’s face to their record. The technology could become as commonplace as taking fingerprints. In other news, Microsoft announced plans to expand its retail stores to 75 new locations within the next three years. Retail stores have been a key proponent of Apple’s success and Microsoft is undoubtedly making up for abandoning its store strategy a decade ago. Microsoft currently has 11 retail stores open, all located in the United States. And finally, the Wall Street Journal recently reported that Amazon.com would release its own tablet PC before October. The tablet will have a 9” screen and act primarily as a multimedia device. Amazon’s success with the Kindle could make its tablet a dark horse competitor against the iPad.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – July 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).