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Shelly Palmer Radio Report – July 16, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – July 16, 2014

Forget “OK, Glass.” What if you could take a picture with your mind? That’s the goal behind MindRDR, an app that was just released for Google Glass. MindRDR syncs with Google Glass and a separate piece of head-mounted hardware to create a “communication loop.” The app then looks for and tracks the brainwaves that ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – July 15, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – July 15, 2014

Why walk to work — or even bike — when you can get there with smart electric skates? ACTON recently launched a Kickstarter for RocketSkates, the world’s first smart electric skates. Each skate has two hub motors controlled by an on-board microprocessor, and the skates are able to communicate with one another so they ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – July 14, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – July 14, 2014

Can a blanket gauge your mood? British Airways certainly thinks it can. The airline is testing out a “happiness blanket” to help make its passengers more comfortable on flights. Loaded with fiber optics, the blanket connects to a neurosensory device and acts like a big, cozy mood ring. Not every passenger flying British ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – July 11, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – July 11, 2014

What if benches in public parks were more than just a place to sit? That’s the thinking behind a new project in Boston, where solar-powered benches called “Soofas” will let you take a load off – and also give you a place to plug in and re-charge your smartphone. Designed by a Verizon Innovation Program at MIT, the ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – July 10, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – July 10, 2014

If you're one of the early adopters of the Ouya, your video game library just got a lot bigger. Ouya, the video game console that got over $8 million from Kickstarter two years ago, just launched a program called “Ouya All-Access” that gives you access its entire 800 game library for $60 a year. The program doesn't ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – July 9, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – July 9, 2014

If you’ve seen the third Harry Potter movie (or read the book), you probably remember the Marauder’s Map, which tracks the footsteps of everyone at Hogwarts. Kamin Whiteouse, a researcher at the University of Virginia, has turned that fiction into reality. Whitehouse said people want to know where everyone is in their ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – July 8, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – July 8, 2014

If it seems like your Facebook friends are a bit more depressed than usual, blame Facebook. The social media site recently revealed that it tweaked the news feed of about 700,000 users to see how they reacted to positive or negative posts. Facebook’s researchers were studying how emotions can be spread on social media, ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – July 7, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – July 7, 2014

Just about every week, a popular website – or two – gets hacked and leaves you vulnerable. Making your social media accounts more secure is relatively quick and easy. Here’s what you should do. First, enable two-step verification on every site you can. Two-step verification, adds another layer of protection to your ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – July 4, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – July 4, 2014

Yo. It’s one of the simplest ways to greet someone – and now the simplest messaging app on iOS. The entire point of the app is to send your friends a push notification that just reads “Yo.” After launching as a joke on April Fool’s Day, Yo has recently gone viral and now has more than 50,000 active users. It may ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – July 3, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – July 3, 2014

After months of debate and speculation, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against internet TV service Aereo in a 6-3 decision, effectively killing the service, at least in its current form. Barry Diller, Aereo’s biggest financial backer and one of its most vocal supporters, said the ruling means “it’s over now” for Aereo ...