The quick proliferation of broadband access has made us forget how long it used to take to view a webpage. Research by Google engineers found that web users have become so impatient, they will abandon a website that is only 250 milliseconds slower than a competitor. The average load time of a website in the Continue Reading →
By the end of the year you’ll be able to wear glasses that give you a heads-up display, Terminator style. Google is making glasses that use a 3G/4G network, a small camera and GPS to overlay a digital display on the lenses. The glasses are expected to cost around the same price as a smartphone. Continue Reading →
Sorry, but I’m not into best of/worst of TV lists as many of my fellow journalists are, as one year completes and next year draws close. Trends and mileposts that develop over a year, impacting times ahead, are more my cup of tea. Early on, I noted in different places that what transpires in 2011 Continue Reading →
Wearable devices might just be the future of portable computing. The New York Times reports that Apple and Google are working on a new type of device that relies on your smartphone as a hub for peripheral electronics. Conceptual products include a curved-glass iPod for the wrist. Read the full article at NYTimes.com Continue Reading →
[wpaudio url=”https://media.shellypalmer.com/wp-content/images/usrn/111220_SHELLYPALMER_GEN_BED.mp3″ text=”Click to play … ” dl=”0″] AT&T has withdrawn its $39 billion bid to takeover T-Mobile. The company acknowledged that government opposition had made the deal too difficult to pursue. The Federal Communications Commission stated that the takeover would stifle investment and hurt consumers. In other news, IBM released its yearly predictions for Continue Reading →
Remote Control
What can possibly follow an extremely active first six months of 2011? Try these observations out for size: ***Original programming on cable networks continues its summer dominance over broadcast networks. We’re now at the point where on some weeknights other than Friday or Saturday, the combined ABC/CBS/NBC share of households is 16 or 17 percent, Continue Reading →
[wpaudio url=”https://media.shellypalmer.com/wp-content/images/usrn/110705_SHELLYPALMER_GEN_BED.mp3″ text=”Click to play … ” dl=”0″] Microsoft recently announced a partnership with the largest Chinese search engine Baidu. English search terms have grown in popularity in China and Baidu will utilize Microsoft’s Bing. The English results will still be subject to censorship by the Chinese government, which is why Google pulled its search Continue Reading →
Shelly Palmer Digital Living
New York, NY—Shelly Palmer’s new half-hour show Shelly Palmer Digital Living airs tonight, March 25, 2011 at 10:30PM EST on Fox 5. Host Shelly Palmer will help keep you up-to-date on the latest news in technology, media and entertainment. Covering subjects from cyber security to managing your wireless bill, Shelly Palmer will give you the tools Continue Reading →
Verizon HTC Thunderbolt Review
Last week I wrote a love letter to AT&T’s 4G Motorola Atrix smartphone. It is awesome, powerful and extraordinary in every way. That was true last week and it’s still true. However, just the other day, Verizon handed me its new HTC Thunderbolt 4G handset to play with and, truth be told, I’m smitten. If Continue Reading →

Motorola Xoom Tablet Review

Is the Motorola Xoom an iPad Killer? No.  It is built for a different audience.  Non-technical people can enjoy almost every Apple product with limited or no instruction.  The Xoom requires an understanding of what you are trying to accomplish and knowledge of the computer metaphors it draws upon to accomplish the tasks.  So, while Continue Reading →