Shelly Palmer Radio Report – April 9, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – April 9, 2014

Have you ever found yourself trapped in a group text message thread that you desperately wanted to escape? Until now, there was no way to get out of a situation like that without blocking your contacts’ phone numbers, but a new Android app called GroupXit is here to save the day. GroupXit pulls the text message threads ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – April 8, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – April 8, 2014

Amazon has finally made its way into your living room. Amazon Fire TV, a tiny streaming box for your home theater, was designed to offer a great and simple streaming experience. Two to four times more powerful than similar devices on the market, content playback on the Fire TV starts immediately, which means you’ll never ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – April 7, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – April 7, 2014

How much time do your kids spend staring at screens? After spending seven months studying more than 1,300 fourth and fifth graders, a research team at Iowa State University found that children whose parents limit the amount of time they spend staring at electronic screens get more sleep, get better grades, have fewer ...

Anticipating Anticipatory Wearables

Anticipating Anticipatory Wearables

Wearable technology usually evokes images of fitness-tracking wristbands such as the Jawbone UP or FitBit Force. More athletic types might envision Polar H7 strap-on heart rate monitors or Nike Fuel bands, while others might think about Samsung's Galaxy Gear or try to imagine what Apple's new iWatch might look like. But ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – April 4, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – April 4, 2014

Have you ever been working on Google Doc, only to find you couldn’t do something you needed to? Google recently launched add-on stores for Google Docs and Sheets, which bring new capabilities to your documents and spreadsheets. To see what’s available, click “Get add-ons” in the Add-ons menu of any document or ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – April 3, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – April 3, 2014

It’s never too soon for your child to play with a tablet, and if you think they’re ready for a tablet of their own, here are some of my favorites available today. LeapFrog’s LeapPad 2 costs less than a hundred bucks and works with all cartridge apps and games from the first LeapPad, giving you access to a massive ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – April 2, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – April 2, 2014

Which music streaming service do YOU use most often? A recent study found that iTunes Radio, which only launched last September, is now the third-most popular choice for music listeners in the U.S. The survey found that iTunes Radio had already surpassed Spotify and finds itself on the heels of iHeartRadio. The study, which ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – April 1, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – April 1, 2014

Facebook is a great way to stay connected with family and friends, and to kill some time by playing a few levels of Candy Crush. But if you’ve come to the point where Facebook is more of a burden than a blessing, permanently deleting your account is pretty easy. Here’s how to get rid of it for good. Search for “delete ...

How Facebook’s ‘DeepFace’ Technology Accurately Recognizes You

How Facebook’s ‘DeepFace’ Technology Accurately Recognizes You

The ability to recognize human faces has always been a benchmark for artificial intelligence. Facebook’s new facial recognition technology--called DeepFace--comes astonishingly close to human intelligence in that measure. Although it's currently still a research project--which Facebook will present as a paper at a ...

Google: Turkish ISPs are Masquerading as Google to Spy on Web Users

Google: Turkish ISPs are Masquerading as Google to Spy on Web Users

Turkey's decision to block access to popular websites has prompted many citizens to evade the ban using Google's domain name service. Now Google reports that most Turkish internet service providers are masquerading as Google DNS, presumably to spy on users. The move comes a week after reports emerged that Turkey had begun ...