Shelly Palmer Radio Report – March 2, 2011

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Laptop manufacturer Lenovo recently showed off a laptop that can be controlled with your eyesight. Swedish company Tobii created the technology that uses a sensor bar to track your movements using the Windows 7 operating system. The prototype lets users look off screen to pull up a menu bar and makes pixel-precise selections wherever you look. In other news, astronauts aboard the Discovery space shuttle are using a humanoid robot to work on the International Space Station. The Robonaut 2 lives on board with the astronauts and will be affixed to a pedestal from which it can work. Engineers hope to ship its legs later this year. And finally, Google Street view is making its way off-road. Google took its cameras through attractions in France, Ireland and the United States. If you own private property, you can join Google’s partner program and be added to Street View yourself.

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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