Shelly Palmer Radio Report – December 24, 2010

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New technology developed for the US military will give soldiers 360-degree ‘Terminator’-like vision. The headgear will create high-resolution computer imagery of the soldiers’ surroundings, including graphical overlays of projectile trails, muzzle flashes and maps. Hopefully, it will offer our soldiers better protection. In other news, IBM’s ‘Racetrack’ memory system had its physics validated, moving this revolutionary design one step closer to production. The memory chips automatically move data to where it can be used most efficiently. Racetrack promises small, faster memory chips. And finally, a recent study by the Pew Research Center identified the uses of mobile technology during the 2010 U.S. midterm elections. Of the people surveyed, telling others they had voted was the most popular usage for mobile devices, totaling 14%. While users were eager to share their voting stories, 21% of those who used their device to keep up on the elections didn’t vote.

About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit


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