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Shelly Palmer Radio Report – August 21, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – August 21, 2014

The e-paper screens you find on devices like the Kindle have many benefits, but their use has been fairly limited. A company called Visionect has developed a new platform designed to open up e-paper screens to a world of new uses. The V-Platform lets developers build and manage apps designed for e-paper screens as if they ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – August 20, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – August 20, 2014

If you think Siri is great, wait until you get a hold of Viv. Developed by the creative team behind Siri, Viv blows Siri out of the water. While Siri is limited to the tasks Apple wants it to do, Viv can teach itself and break down commands or questions into individual parts, figure everything out, then respond. Say you ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – August 19, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – August 19, 2014

Samsung recently debuted its new flagship phone, the Galaxy Alpha. With no press event and little fanfare, Samsung quietly took the wraps off its newest device, which features a metal case around a 4.7-inch screen, making it just smaller than the Galaxy S5. Its camera and battery fall a little shy of the Galaxy S5, too, ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – August 18, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – August 18, 2014

The Oculus Rift virtual reality headset offers many new types of experiences, but its latest use may one day save your life. The Rift is currently being used by med students to view surgeries from a first-person perspective. After a donation from the MOVEO Foundation, surgeons have begun recording medical procedures using ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – August 15, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – August 15, 2014

No one likes waiting in a long line at a hotel check-in counter, especially after a long flight and the stress that comes with it. Starting next year at Hilton hotels, however, you’ll be able to skip those lines entirely and get into your room with nothing more than your smartphone. Hilton recently announced that it will ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – August 14, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – August 14, 2014

LG’s newest flagship phone, the LG G3, is the best Android phone available on the market – and the one I’d buy if I was buying a new phone today. One of the G3’s best features is its camera. My daughter likes to say that her “camera is her primary smartphone.” If this describes you, the LG G3 is your phone. The ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – August 13, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – August 13, 2014

Amazon may be the biggest name in the world of e-books, especially with its new Kindle Unlimited service, but it’s far from the only game in town. Oyster and Scribd offer similar – and arguably better – services for about the same price. But another company is silently making a push to challenge Amazon: Apple. Apple ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – August 12, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – August 12, 2014

If you have a Gmail address, did you know that you can tweak it in a few ways to make your life easier and your inbox less cluttered? Gmail lets you add periods anywhere in the front part of your email address, or a plus sign with an extra word, and the email will still make it to your inbox. shellypalmer@gmail.com ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – August 11, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – August 11, 2014

If I had to buy an Android phone today, I’d run to the store and pick up an LG G3. It is, without question, the best Android-powered smartphone available right now. The LG G3 was built around a personal assistant feature called Smart Notice. Smart Notice takes the best features of the personal assistants you’re used to, ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – August 8, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – August 8, 2014

How many times have you asked a friend to call your phone because you can’t find it? Whether it slipped behind a couch cushion or was left in a jacket pocket, there are plenty of hiding spaces that phones love to hide in. Thanks to a new app called Marco Polo, however, finding your phone just got a lot easier – and more ...