A recent report by CNet states that Google’s street view cars collected user’s location information through open Wi-Fi hotspots. If your device was being used as a wireless router, Google captured its MAC address, which could be used to discover its location. Google stated that non-static hotspots are supposed to be deleted from the database. In other news, Research In Motion recently announced that it would 2,000 jobs from its global work force. The 11% cut in personnel comes amidst deep slashes in revenue forecasts, dropping stock prices and a lack of competitive products in the mobile space. And finally, researchers have created a breakthrough artificial lung that is as functional as the human organ. The device’s performance could allow for the creation of a portable pseudo-lung that could run off of a patient’s own heart. Its creators believe we could be seeing clinical trials within the decade.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – July 26, 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).