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Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is the host of NBC Universal's Live Digital with Shelly Palmer, a weekly half-hour television show about living and working in a digital world. He is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards). For more information visit

Entries by Shelly Palmer

Portable Power Everywhere

(0) Comments | Posted April 14, 2014 | 3:05 PM

Goal Zero and Suntactics

Spring has sprung, but this past winter was one of the most extreme in recent memory. In fact, according to, the United States suffered more than its share of extreme weather and climate...

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Anticipating Anticipatory Wearables

(1) Comments | Posted April 7, 2014 | 10:54 AM

Vancive Metria

Wearable technology usually evokes images of fitness-tracking wristbands such as the Jawbone UP or FitBit Force. More athletic types might envision Polar H7 strap-on heart rate monitors or Nike Fuel bands, while others might think about Samsung's Galaxy...

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Auschwitz-Birkenau: The Technology of Death

(0) Comments | Posted April 2, 2014 | 4:47 PM

Walking along the railroad tracks up to the main building at Birkenau was chilling. I was about to enter the largest of the 40 Nazi extermination camps and sub-camps that made up the Auschwitz complex, and its reputation preceded it.

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Could Facebook Facilitate Peace in the Middle East?

(0) Comments | Posted March 31, 2014 | 3:00 PM

I'm sitting on the terrace of my hotel room overlooking the Old City of Jerusalem... the mid-afternoon Adhan can be clearly heard coming from the Muslim Quarter, the sounds of construction add a strange drum beat to the traditional call to prayer. The juxtaposition of old and new is ubiquitous...

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Technology: Good or Bad?

(0) Comments | Posted March 17, 2014 | 5:08 PM

Driving With Google Glass

Is technology good or bad? If we look at case law, such as Sony Corporation of America v. Universal City Studios, Inc., 464 U.S. 417 (1984) or, more recently, MGM Studios, Inc....

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Apple CarPlay -- Car Wars II: Attack of the Phones

(1) Comments | Posted March 10, 2014 | 3:51 PM


According to the Radio Advertising Bureau, radio advertising in the United States topped $16 billion in 2012. While it was much bigger before the expansion of cable television and the advent of digital, it's still a thriving, profitable business....

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Bitcoin: Money, Currency or Something Else?

(1) Comments | Posted March 3, 2014 | 9:10 AM


Here are 10 reasons why a US dollar is worth the paper it's printed on:

  • USS Nimitz (CVN-68)
  • USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69)
  • USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70)
  • USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71)
  • USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72)
  • USS George...
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The Polar Loop Fitness-Tracking Wristband: My Review

(0) Comments | Posted February 25, 2014 | 11:29 AM

Polar Loop

After I wrote my review of the Basis B1 fitness-tracking wristband, the people at Polar reached out and asked me if I would like to try the Polar Loop. It's a relatively new, $99 device that...

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Tea Leaves on Comcast's Bid for Time Warner

(1) Comments | Posted February 17, 2014 | 9:08 AM

Comcast and Time Warner

In 2009, Blair Levin was hired by the FCC to help the agency craft a national broadband plan. Way back then, it was clear that FCC chairman Julius Genachowski intended to reclaim...
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Walking Tech: The Quantified Walker

(0) Comments | Posted February 10, 2014 | 10:42 AM

Purposeful Walking

There are literally dozens of fitness-tracking wristbands, companion apps and stand-alone apps available today. Fitbit, Jawbone, Basis, Withings, Garman, Nike+, Polar, BodyMedia, LifeTrak, Sync, Lark Life, Shine... just to name a few. The rumor mill says that Apple...

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Fitbit vs. Jawbone

(3) Comments | Posted January 27, 2014 | 12:04 PM

Jawbone vs. Fitbit

According to MyFitnessPal (the calorie tracking app I use on my smartphone), Friday was the 189th day I've logged in and, in that time, I've lost 58.3 lbs. That's approximately 2.16...

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eReader vs Tablet -- Kindle Fire HDX vs. iPad mini with Retina vs. Kindle Paperwhite -- Which to Buy?

(4) Comments | Posted December 13, 2013 | 9:28 AM

iPad mini vs Kindle Fire HDX vs Kindle Paperwhite

Should you purchase a full-featured tablet or a select-features tablet or an e-reader? That may be a better way to ask the question. Do...

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Shelly Picks the Best Tablets for Kids

(0) Comments | Posted December 9, 2013 | 9:16 AM

Tablets out-shipped portable computers this year for the first time ever. There are more tablet models to choose from than ever before, which means there are tablets for everyone... including your kids! Two years ago, just 8 percent of kids had access to tablets; today, that number is 40...

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The LG G Flex: Unbox and Review

(1) Comments | Posted November 25, 2013 | 9:31 AM

Shelly Palmer with the LG G Flex

I got a chance to unbox one of the four LG G Flex phablets in the USA this week. It is awesome!!!

First and foremost it has a...

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Black Friday 2013: How to Prepare and Plan

(1) Comments | Posted November 18, 2013 | 9:15 AM

Black Friday 2013

With Thanksgiving (and Black Friday) less than two weeks away, and with Hanukkah set to start even sooner, these next few weeks are primetime for the shopping world. As always, there are deals to...
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Google Glass: The Future of Us

(0) Comments | Posted November 11, 2013 | 9:34 AM

When I wear Google Glass, people tell me I look like one of the Borg -- a fictional alien collective, from the Star Trek franchise, comprised of cybernetically enhanced humanoid drones of multiple species that share a hive mind. Of course, I don't feel like a cybernetically enhanced humanoid drone,...

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CES 2014: What To Look Forward To

(0) Comments | Posted November 4, 2013 | 9:15 AM

The 2014 International CES (January 7-10 in Las Vegas) is around the corner. Thinking back to last year's show, there were a few trends that stood out:

  • The Goldilocks Screen-size Strategy If the 4" iPhone screen was too small and the 5.7" Samsung Galaxy Note...

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A Tablet For The Holidays? Maybe

(1) Comments | Posted October 28, 2013 | 10:42 AM

If you were hoping to purchase a new tablet this holiday season, you're in luck. Between Microsoft's recent launch of the Surface 2, Nokia unveiling what seemed like 100 new devices at Nokia World and then Apple's unveiling of the iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display - there...

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Tomorrow Will Not Be Like Today

(0) Comments | Posted October 14, 2013 | 10:03 AM

Tomorrow will not be like today. Today you will experience the slowest rate of technological change in your lifetime. Tomorrow, it will be faster and the pace of change will continue to increase. Managing this change and learning to adapt will separate the successful from the extinct. Adapt or die.

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iPhone 5S, 5C Release Reveals Apple's True Direction

(0) Comments | Posted September 18, 2013 | 5:54 PM

Apple's event on the 10th was teased with the tagline, "This should brighten everyone's day." It has already drawn a powerful response.  Everyone was asking the question, "Does Apple still have it?"  The answer is a pretty clear, "No."

If you're looking for an iPhone 5 in a colorful new...

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