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Shelly Palmer Radio Report – May 24, 2011

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – May 24, 2011

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is working on putting data recorders in all vehicles. The same device often referred to as the “black box” monitors vehicle inputs and failures in aircraft. Automakers are working on finding the right balance between too much information being recorded and the need for ...

Microsoft Student Promo Gives Away Xbox 360

Microsoft Student Promo Gives Away Xbox 360

A new promotion by Microsoft offers students a free Xbox 360 with the purchase of any Windows computer that costs $699 or more. The deal runs until September 3rd and all you need to claim the offer is a .edu email address. Eligible computers can be purchased through Best Buy or one of Microsoft's retail outlets. Read the ...

Government Hosting Location Tracking Forum

Government Hosting Location Tracking Forum

Amidst growing consumer concern, the FCC and FTC will hold a public education forum to explore location-based mobile services this June. Representatives from consumer advocacy groups, mobile-phone companies, and others will share information and inform the public about the benefits and risks of location tracking. Read the ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – May 18, 2011

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – May 18, 2011

A new study reveals that 30% of all U.S. Internet traffic during peak hours is consumed through Netflix. While only 25% of broadband users have Netflix, video streaming has eclipsed every other form of Internet use since last year. The percentage will only increase, as broadband connections get faster. In other news, Intel ...

YouTube Fights Copyright Infringement With Education

YouTube Fights Copyright Infringement With Education

YouTube instituted a three-strike policy for those uploading copyrighted material. Violators must watch a short video explaining copyright law and are required to take a multiple-choice quiz about the information. Completing YouTube’s “Copyright School” will allow suspended users to regain good standing on the site. ...

U.S. Behind in Technology Use

U.S. Behind in Technology Use

A recent study by the World Economic Forum reveals that the United States trails behind four other countries in its use of computer and telecom technology. Sweden, Singapore, Finland and Switzerland are 2010’s leaders based on qualifiers like registered patents, mobile device usage and venture capital. The United States ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – April 14, 2011

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – April 14, 2011

For the first time in history, online advertising revenue surpassed newspapers. With a 15% increase from last year, online advertising brought in $26 billion versus $22.8 billion from newspapers. The double-digit growth during an economic recession suggests that even more dollars will be shifted online. In other news, a ...

Computer Science Enrollment Increasing

Computer Science Enrollment Increasing

Enrollment in computer science programs declined drastically after the dotcom bubble burst a decade ago. But, for the third year in a row, enrollments have increased, up 10% from last fall. While the number of computer science students is steadily rising, women graduates still only account for 13.8% of the students. Read ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – April 13, 2011

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – April 13, 2011

Senators Kerry and McCain recently introduced legislation to create the first “Privacy Bill of Rights.” The bill prevents companies from collecting and distributing users’ information without consent. But, the new rules are only applicable to sensitive religious, medical or financial data. In other news, U.S. ...

Live Digital with Shelly Palmer Episode #55

Live Digital with Shelly Palmer Episode #55

Next on Live Digital: How does YouTube plan on beating the competition? Can Facebook revolutionize how future apps are made? And, are some apps unknowingly taking your information? Plus, Pogoplug CEO Dan Putterman will show us how to make a personal media cloud. I'll talk with Giles Nugent about the future of tech education ...