PlayStation 3
The Sony PS3 has added an Amazon Instant app to its suite of streaming-video services, letting you stream purchased and rented content, as well as letting Amazon Prime subscribers stream free Prime TV shows and movies. Read the full story at CNET   Read more Top Stories Continue Reading →
Originally Posted at New York Videogame Critics Circle I am walking along one of two creeks that cut through the city of Austin, Texas. The grackle birds are cawing loudly, proudly singing. It is early morning, and some of the homeless people who live along the trail are sleeping or just rising. In the water, Continue Reading →

Sony Names Kazuo Hirai CEO

Kazuo Hirai
Sony announced that Kazuo Hirai would take over for Howard Stringer as the company’s new chief executive. Hirai is a veteran of Sony and worked to turn around the company’s videogame business. Sony hopes that Hirai’s success with the PlayStation can translate to its other ailing departments. Read the full article at NYTimes.com Continue Reading →
[wpaudio url=”https://media.shellypalmer.com/wp-content/images/usrn/120202_SHELLYPALMER_GEN_BED.mp3″ text=”Click to play … ” dl=”0″] Facebook filed its initial public offering for $5 billion. What makes the company worth so much money? In 2011, Facebook reported having over 845 million active users and raked in revenue of over $3.7 billion. 85% of Facebook’s earnings came from advertisements. In other news, Microsoft launched Continue Reading →
Nintendo
Nintendo announced that it would soon launch an online gaming platform similar to Xbox Live and PlayStation Network. The Nintendo Network will let 3DS and future Wii U users play against each other online and download digital content, including full games. Read the full article at Mashable.com Continue Reading →
[wpaudio url=”https://media.shellypalmer.com/wp-content/images/usrn/120130_SHELLYPALMER_GEN_BED.mp3″ text=”Click to play … ” dl=”0″] Facebook is expected to file for its initial public offering as early as Wednesday. The social network could be valued as high as $100 billion, putting it among the likes of McDonald’s and Citigroup. No tech company’s IPO has been valued so high since Google’s in 2004. Continue Reading →
PlayStation 3
After much speculation, Sony announced it wouldn’t unveil the PlayStation 4 at this year’s E3 Expo. The PlayStation 3 was built to have a 10-year shelf life and Sony won’t rush out a new console any time soon. PS3 is still wildly popular, selling millions of units worldwide. Read the full article at WSJ.com Continue Reading →
[wpaudio url=”https://media.shellypalmer.com/wp-content/images/usrn/120112_SHELLYPALMER_GEN_BED.mp3″ text=”Click to play … ” dl=”0″] Intel’s chips power every type of computer, but until now have never cracked the smartphone industry. Lenovo is making the first Intel-powered smartphone, while Motorola works on a future smartphone and tablet. Devices powered by Intel’s Atom chip will be available later this year. In other news, Continue Reading →
DonorsChoose.org
This is the season of giving, and I just finished shooting the Shelly Palmer Digital Living Hi-Tech Holiday Gift Guide for Fox Television.  It’s going to air on December 16th at 10:30pm ET on Fox 5 here in NY.  Check your local listings.  I cover all kinds of interesting hi-tech gifts from computers to smartphone Continue Reading →
PlayStation 3
In hopes of catching up to Microsoft’s Xbox sales, Sony recently lowered the cost the PlayStation 3 by $50. The 160GB model will only run you $249. You won’t find a much better price for a videogame console, blu-ray player and set-top box that can stream Netflix and Hulu. Read the full article at PCMag.com Continue Reading →