Shelly Palmer

  • Amazon
    Apple iPad vs. Amazon Kindle

    I was planning a year-end tech wrap-up this week. My goal was to list the most popular...

  • Articles
    Net Neutrality Remains in Limbo

    The recent vote on the principals of Net Neutrality (Chairman Genachowski voted for the Order; Commissioner Copps concurred and Commissioner Clyburn approved in part and concurred in part. Commissioners McDowell and Baker dissented.) at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has drawn criticism from both sides. Republicans in Congress are uniformly against it...

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    Verizon FiOS vs. Time Warner Cable SignatureHome

    By Shelly Palmer (bio), Host of WNBC's Digital Life with Shelly Palmer During his State of the...

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    Government Plan Could Destroy Advertising, Marketing, the Internet and All Other Forms of Digital Life

    By Shelly Palmer (bio), Host of WNBC's Digital Life with Shelly Palmer The Obama administration has called...

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    The Net Neutrality Smoke Screen

    The Information Super Toll Road: An Intended Consequence of Net Neutrality The specifics of the Net Neutrality...

  • 3D TV
    Flat Screen 3D HDTV Shopping Tips

    If you're thinking about buying an HDTV, now is a great time to get one. HD sets...

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    Google Search vs. Bing and Facebook

    By Shelly Palmer (bio), Host of WNBC's Digital Life with Shelly Palmer There was an announcement this week, that Bing and Facebook are going to team up to create their version of social search. The interweb is in overtweet with pejorative, condescending and downright ugly posts portending absolute failure. I hope they...

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    Rethinking the Digital Living Room

    By Shelly Palmer (bio), Host of WNBC's Digital Life with Shelly Palmer I was moderating a Socratic...

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    Government Mandated FM Chips In Mobile Phones?

    By Shelly Palmer (bio), Host of WNBC's Digital Life with Shelly Palmer Analog FM Radio chips in every mobile device? Cell phones, smart phones and app phones? Mandated by Congress? How? Why? When something sounds this stupid, it begs for all of those questions. After all, there doesn't seem to be a...

  • Articles
    How to Reduce Casual Piracy on Mobile Devices

    By Shelly Palmer (bio), Host of WNBC's Digital Life with Shelly Palmer Why Can't I Pay You? I hate being a criminal. It's really no fun at all. I bet you hate it too. But the amount of casual piracy that is woven into the fabric of our digital lives is really...

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    Why AT&T Dropped Unlimited Data Plans

    OK, tethering isn't that important. Does a tiered pricing plan make any sense? Well, it looks like...

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    Google TV – Timing Is Everything

    By Shelly Palmer (bio), Host of WNBC's Digital Life with Shelly Palmer "You know the difference between a rich genius and a broke genius?" asked Clayton P. Knowles, Jr. Esq. as he peered over his half-moon readers, " … a broke genius is two years ahead of his time, a rich genius...

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    Analog Hole Plugged to Reduce Piracy?

    "The first, and best way to view movies will always be in movie theaters — and nothing...

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    Sarah Palin’s Cyber-Security Lesson

    A teachable moment for all of us on password security David Kernell, the 22-year-old son of a democratic Tennessee lawmaker, was convicted on two charges in the hacking of Sarah Palin’s email account. The crime took place while she was campaigning on the republican presidential ticket in 2008. After four days of...

  • Adobe
    Apple, Adobe Flash and Beyond

    There was an interesting development in the Apple vs. Adobe Flash War recently. Adobe decided to discontinue...

  • Articles
    Laptop, Desktop, Mac or PC Buying Advice?

    PC or Mac buying tips for any shopper By Shelly Palmer (bio), Host of WNBC's Digital Life...

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    Extending Laptop Battery Life

    By Shelly Palmer (bio), Host of WNBC's Digital Life with Shelly Palmer Having a laptop is all about portability and being able to compute from anywhere — right up until your battery dies. So here are a few road warrior tips for getting the last drop of power out of your laptop...