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Earlier this week, Google’s DeepMind team published a paper describing AlphaZero, a new generic reinforcement learning algorithm that has done some remarkable things. First, in about eight hours, it taught itself to beat AlphaGo, a human-trained AI system that beat the best human Go pl...
Net Neutrality rules were originally enacted to ensure that all Americans would have equal access to a free and open Internet. We can argue about what Net Neutrality rules did and did not accomplish in a moment, but now I want to explore the most sensational of all the post–Net Neutral...
Shelly Palmer speaks with Richard Quest about Disney’s big purchase of 21st Century Fox assets. The post Disney’s Deal with 21st Century Fox originally appeared here on Shelly Palmer
The Federal Communications Commission announced that it will vote on December 14 to enact the exceptionally misleadingly titled “Restoring Internet Freedom” order. If passed, it will do the opposite of restoring anything resembling freedom — it will repeal the current net neutrality ru...
Bitcoin is trading at over $11,000. What is it? Should you consider buying? Shelly Palmer explains the cryptocurrency and talks about the risks and possible rewards with Sukanya Krishnan and Jennifer Lahmers on Fox 5. Original Airdate: December 5, 2017 The post Bitcoin: What you need t...
Welcome to the TV industry’s latest bit of magic ... prestidigitalization. It’s a new twist on the old sleight-of-measurement trick. Here’s how it works. You buy TV the old-fashioned way because, well, that’s how you buy TV. The ratings suck. You want to pay less because you’re getting...
Shelly Palmer talks about Net Neutrality. What it is, what it means and what you should do about it on Fox 5 with Jennifer Lahmers and Kerry Drew. Original Airdate: November 28, 2017 The post Net Neutrality: What To Do originally appeared here on Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer talks with Jennifer Lahmers and Sukanya Krishnan on Fox 5 about Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals and how to avoid phishing scams. Original Airdate: November 21, 2017 The post Shopping Tips For Black Friday And Cyber Monday originally appeared here on Shelly Palmer
While walking around the office I happened upon a relatively new employee dragging emails from his inbox into folders. I asked why and was told, “I’m just answering emails and getting stuff off my desk.” An empty inbox may be emotionally satisfying to look at, but in practice, you shou...
While I was out at a meeting, my meticulously neat wife armed herself with a feather duster, donned protective pink rubber gloves, and viciously, mercilessly straightened, organized, and dusted the desk in my home office. My desk was clean, but the results were suboptimal. The post Mes...
Shelly Palmer talks with Jennifer Lahmers and Sukanya Krishnan on Fox 5 NY about Apple's new iPhone X as well as the "i" for an "A" keyboard issue. Original Airdate: November 7, 2017 The post iPhone X Review and iOS Issues originally appeared here on Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer speaks with Zain Asher about Apple, Facebook and Google driving the US stock market to record highs on CNN. Original Airdate: November 3, 2017 The post US Tech Drives Wall Street to Record Highs originally appeared here on Shelly Palmer
Apple’s high-end smartphone offerings are now feature-competitive with high-end Android devices. If you’re an iOS person, this review will make you joyful. If you’re an Android person, you are going to wonder what all the fuss is about. With that in mind, here are my thoughts about App...
Just for fun, I set my alarm for 2:45a ET and I decided to be the first kid on my block to get a brand new iPhoneX. What could go wrong? I know that Apple only has a few million phones available (October 27, 2017) and that the demand will be in the 10s of millions, but I’ve been here b...
The coincidental emergence of the #MeToo hashtag and self-training, self-replicating AI systems got me thinking. How will a self-training AI system be biased when learning from the #MeToo hashtagged posts? And how would the advent of self-training AI affect the systems that control our...
Congress wants answers. It’s caveat emptor if someone boosts (pays to advertise) a Facebook post about a new fruit smoothie that prevents cancer, heart disease, and warts. But suggest to a professional politician that the same exact Facebook advertising might adversely affect that poli...
Shelly Palmer talks with Jennifer Lahmers and Sukanya Krishnan about Google’s discovery: Russian-bought ads on YouTube and other platforms. Airdate: October, 10 2017 The post Google Uncovers Russian-Bought Ads originally appeared here on Shelly Palmer
Professional negotiators often wax poetic about win-win outcomes: where both sides cooperate and compromise. In practice, win-win is never a dominant strategy. Lose-lose almost always beats it. Here’s why. The post Why Lose-Lose Almost Always Beats Win-Win originally appeared here on ...
What, exactly, did Facebook, Twitter, Google, and other tech giants do to empower or enable bad actors (foreign governments, radical organizations, Russians) to influence the outcome of the 2016 elections? How did it happen? Who is to blame? How can we prevent it from happening again? ...
Shelly Palmer talks with Jennifer Lahmers and Sukanya Krishnan about the communication crisis in Puerto Rico following the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Shelly explains how you can reach loved ones using the Safe and Well List on the American Red Cross website. Original Airdate: Septe...
“Self-driving cars are the future of ride-sharing,” proclaimed an industry expert who shall remain nameless. The comment struck me as ridiculous. From my point of view, Uber (and all car services) already provide self-driving cars. You don’t drive the car; the driver does. Do you reall...
Facebook is under scrutiny for (among other things) allegedly selling political ads to the Russians, allowing people to set up fake accounts, and not properly monitoring the content posted by “fake” profiles. Wait. What? The post Breaking News: Facebook Ads Work originally appeared her...
My monthly “new iPhone every year” payment just joined my cable bill, my water bill, and my electric bill as grudge expenses. I hate paying them because the companies charge more and more for the same stuff, and there’s nothing I can do about it. Oh, and one more thing ... The post iPh...
Shelly Palmer talks with Maggie Lake about the new iPhone X and what it might mean for Apple. Original Airdate: September 12, 2017 The post iPhone X: Financial Opportunities for Apple | Shelly Palmer on CNN originally appeared here on Shelly Palmer
Everything we know about the Apple Event and the iPhone X - updated live. The post iPhone X and Apple Event: Here’s What We Know originally appeared here on Shelly Palmer
Have you ever been stumped by a homework assignment and needed help solving the problem? If your answer to this question is yes, help is a snapshot away. Shelly Palmer talks about homework apps like Socratic and Got It Study with Fox 5 anchors, Jennifer Lahmers and Sukanya Krishnan. F...
Proponents of the technology tout its convenience and the idea that you never have to remember your wallet or a password, ever again. While they are technically correct, chipping people invokes a train of thought that quickly descends to the darkest of places. The post Chipping People:...
Shelly Palmer talks about some of the features of the new Samsung Galaxy Note8 on Quest Means Business with Paula Newton. Original Airdate: August 23, 2017 The post The New Samsung Galaxy Note8 originally appeared here on Shelly Palmer
At its Unpacked event in New York City this morning, Samsung unveiled the all-singing, all-dancing Galaxy Note8, complete with all the bells and whistles to make it the best smartphone the world has ever seen… until the next big smartphone release, of course. The post Samsung Galaxy No...
As morally reprehensible as President Trump’s populist politics may be, his inability to take a firm, unambiguous stance against racism, fascism, and white nationalism is unforgivable. I categorically reject arguments from those who suggest subtle nuanced explanations for what I heard ...
Shelly Palmer talks about the new National Institute of Standards and Technology's new Password guidelines on Fox 5 with Teresa Priolo and Antwan Lewis. Original Airdate: August 15, 2017 The post Passwords: Long or Cryptic? originally appeared here on Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer speaks with Richard Quest about Disney's announcement to pull its video off of Netflix and start its own streaming service. Quest Means Business on CNN. Original Airdate: August 9, 2017 The post Disney vs Netflix originally appeared here on Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer talks with Teresa Priolo and Antwan Lewis about the corrupted hub of criminal activity surrounding the dark web. The post The Perils Surrounding The Dark Web on Fox 5 originally appeared here on Shelly Palmer
Back, by popular demand, a reprise of my 8 Hottest Tech Trends of 1776. Enjoy! A little more than 241 years ago, our forefathers used the best technology available to inspire colonial proto-Americans to revolt against King George. At that time, the “best” technology available was the ...
Here’s an idea … I’ll call it “Nuber.” You can think of it as a technology that offers all the value Uber offers, but the drivers get all the money. Here’s how it would work. The post Nuber – The End of Uber and Central Authority originally appeared here on Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer talks with Teresa Priolo and Antwan Lewis about the best mobile apps for streaming the solar eclipse occurring on August 21, 2017. Original Airdate: August 1, 2018 The post Using An Astronomy App To Watch The 2017 Solar Eclipse on Fox 5 originally appeared here on Shelly...
Shelly Palmer speaks with Maggie Lake on CNN about Snap's future, Apple's earnings and Uber's CEO search. Original Airdate: July 31, 2017 The post Snap, Apple & Uber – CNN originally appeared here on Shelly Palmer
Considering that we’re living in the “Platinum Age of Video Production,” the pending SAG/AFTRA contract is an insultingly bad deal for rank-and-file Guild members. The post SAG/AFTRA – Vote No! Here’s Why. originally appeared here on Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer speaks with Richard Quest about Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, and Google on a record-breaking day for the DJIA and the S&P on Quest Means Business. Original Airdate: July 26, 2017 The post FANG Earnings: What Should You Think? Quest Means Business CNN originally appeare...
Shelly Palmer talks about the end of fitness trackers and Verizon's Wear24 Smart Watch on Fox 5 with Teresa Priolo and Antwan Lewis. Original Airdate: July 25, 2017 The post Are Fitness Trackers Over? How About Smart Watches originally appeared here on Shelly Palmer