[wpaudio url=”https://media.shellypalmer.com/wp-content/images/usrn/120103_SHELLYPALMER_GEN_BED.mp3″ text=”Click to play … ” dl=”0″] Google launched a website dedicated to providing information for the 2012 U.S. elections. If you visit google.com/elections you can find articles sorted by candidates, issues and trends. The site also provides links to the 2012 political calendar and YouTube’s politics channel which curates election coverage. In other Continue Reading →
Television
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 →

Abandoning Fear

Christopher Hitchens
We cannot banish dangers, but we can banish fears. We must not demean life by standing in awe of death. —David Sarnoff Christopher Hitchens was not one of my favorite journalists/authors, as he moved from being an avid devotee of Trotsky to an outspoken neo-conservative warmonger. But I did read what he had to say. Continue Reading →
htc-evo-4g
Packed full of powerful mobile communication and multimedia features, the HTC EVO 4G has a large, vibrant 4.3 inch display and a built-in kickstand for easy viewing of videos–from Sprint TV programming to HD movies captured on the 8-megapixel auto-focus camera. It’s powered by a screaming fast 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and Google’s Android Continue Reading →
Xbox Update
Xbox is receiving a major software update that includes advanced voice control and streaming live TV through the console. The update rolls out on Tuesday with apps from ESPN, YouTube and HBO Go. A $60 Xbox Live gold membership and supported cable plan are required to stream TV. Read the full article at DigitalTrends.com Continue Reading →
[wpaudio url=”https://media.shellypalmer.com/wp-content/images/usrn/111206_SHELLYPALMER_GEN_BED.mp3″ text=”Click to play … ” dl=”0″] Xbox is receiving a major software update that includes advanced voice control and streaming live TV through the console. The update rolls out on Tuesday with apps from ESPN, YouTube and HBO Go. A $60 Xbox Live gold membership and supported cable plan are required to stream Continue Reading →
Carrier IQ
Software that tracks each key you press on your smartphone is installed on millions of mobile devices including Android, Nokia, RIM and older Apple Devices. The software called Carrier IQ records everything from keystrokes, web history and text messages then sends the information back to your carrier. It cannot be uninstalled and may very well Continue Reading →
YouTube
YouTube launched a major redesign to its homepage and channels pages, making the site much more similar to a social network. The new site will let you connect and share with Facebook and Google+ users, with an activity feed on the homepage aggregating video uploads. If you’re logged in to YouTube, you can try out Continue Reading →

Lights… Camera… Action…

YouTube
It has been about a month since YouTube announced that they want to get into the programming business in a big way.  That is, they are planning to offer their own lineup of channels.  So, they are going to be a bit of a hybrid, somewhere between Hulu and an MSO.  The difference is that Continue Reading →
youtube-channels
In past television lives, Larry Aidem ran Sundance Channel and Michael Hirschorn led the programming charge at VH1. Both accomplished plenty in their respective tenures. Now they’re connected, along with dozens of enterprises big and small, headed by big names and no-names in media, out to create the new generation of TV via YouTube. Over Continue Reading →