The Sherman Chronicles

Apr 18

Apple’s iPhone-like Dashboard Interface ‘CarPlay’ Demoed by Volvo
By Devin Coldewey, nbcnews.com
In-car touch­screen sys­tems aren’t known for their great usabil­i­ty, but a new one mod­eled on Apple’s iOS may prove a more worth­while plat­form. CarPlay, designed by Apple in con­cert with car mak­ers, was shown off by Volvo this week at the N…

Apple’s iPhone-like Dashboard Interface ‘CarPlay’ Demoed by Volvo
By Devin Coldewey, nbcnews.com

In-car touch­screen sys­tems aren’t known for their great usabil­i­ty, but a new one mod­eled on Apple’s iOS may prove a more worth­while plat­form. CarPlay, designed by Apple in con­cert with car mak­ers, was shown off by Volvo this week at the N…

Apr 15

Apple Patents Indoor Navigation System Based On Existing Wi-Fi Access Points
Darrell Etherington, techcrunch.com
Apple has a new patent grant­ed by the USPTO today (via AppleIn­sid­er), and it describes a for deter­min­ing a user’s posi­tion when they’re indoors, using exist­ing Wi-Fi infra­struc­ture instead of requir­ing newer tech and hard­ware…

Apple Patents Indoor Navigation System Based On Existing Wi-Fi Access Points
Darrell Etherington, techcrunch.com

Apple has a new patent grant­ed by the USPTO today (via AppleIn­sid­er), and it describes a for deter­min­ing a user’s posi­tion when they’re indoors, using exist­ing Wi-Fi infra­struc­ture instead of requir­ing newer tech and hard­ware…

Apr 14

Google buys solar-powered drone company Titan Aerospacecnet.com
Tech­nol­o­gy com­pa­nies are expand­ing beyond the Net and tak­ing to the skies — lit­er­al­ly, with solar-powered drones that will beam broad­band Inter­net access to the devel­op­ing world, which hous­es grow­ing num­bers of newly mint­ed Web…

Google buys solar-powered drone company Titan Aerospace
cnet.com

Tech­nol­o­gy com­pa­nies are expand­ing beyond the Net and tak­ing to the skies — lit­er­al­ly, with solar-powered drones that will beam broad­band Inter­net access to the devel­op­ing world, which hous­es grow­ing num­bers of newly mint­ed Web…

Entrepreneur Expo: Mayor Nutter tours 6th annual Startup Leaders event

Entrepreneur Expo: Mayor Nutter tours 6th annual Startup Leaders event

‘N3rd Street’ official unveiling ceremony

‘N3rd Street’ official unveiling ceremony

Apr 11

This Jet Lag App Does The Math So You’ll Feel Better Faster
by Linda Poon, npr.org
Jet lag is nobody’s idea of fun. A bunch of math­e­mati­cians say they can make the adjust­ment less painful with a smart­phone app that cal­cu­lates the swiftest way to adjust.Users plug in the time zone they’re trav­el­ing to, and the app wil…

This Jet Lag App Does The Math So You’ll Feel Better Faster
by Linda Poon, npr.org

Jet lag is nobody’s idea of fun. A bunch of math­e­mati­cians say they can make the adjust­ment less painful with a smart­phone app that cal­cu­lates the swiftest way to adjust.

Users plug in the time zone they’re trav­el­ing to, and the app wil…

Apr 10

LEAK: For One Day Only, Google Will Let Anyone Pay $1,500 For Glass
Lisa Eadicicco, businessinsider.com
Google is real­ly try­ing to prove that every­day con­sumers will want to wear Glass when it even­tu­al­ly launch­es.The com­pa­ny will report­ed­ly allow any­one, regard­less of whether he or she is in the Explor­er pro­gram, to cough up $1,50…

LEAK: For One Day Only, Google Will Let Anyone Pay $1,500 For Glass
Lisa Eadicicco, businessinsider.com

Google is real­ly try­ing to prove that every­day con­sumers will want to wear Glass when it even­tu­al­ly launch­es.

The com­pa­ny will report­ed­ly allow any­one, regard­less of whether he or she is in the Explor­er pro­gram, to cough up $1,50…

Apr 08

Rumor: Apple planning to release iWatch in August-September timeframe
Ben Lovejoy, 9to5mac.com
Con­cept image: Stephen Olm­steadYou can’t get much sketch­i­er than a Chi­nese Eco­nom­ic Daily report cited by Dig­iTimes, but the for­mer is cit­ing sup­ply chain sources in claim­ing that Apple plans to release the iWat…

Rumor: Apple planning to release iWatch in August-September timeframe
Ben Lovejoy, 9to5mac.com

Con­cept image: Stephen Olm­stead

You can’t get much sketch­i­er than a Chi­nese Eco­nom­ic Daily report cited by Dig­iTimes, but the for­mer is cit­ing sup­ply chain sources in claim­ing that Apple plans to release the iWat…

Apr 07

Twitter Acquires Cover, an Android Mobile Startup
Mike Isaac, recode.net
Twit­ter on Mon­day announced it had acquired Cover, a small start­up focused on smart sug­ges­tions of Android apps for users.The start­up, which launched just six months ago, will join the microblog­ging com­pa­ny at its San Fran­cis­co…

Twitter Acquires Cover, an Android Mobile Startup
Mike Isaac, recode.net

Twit­ter on Mon­day announced it had acquired Cover, a small start­up focused on smart sug­ges­tions of Android apps for users.

The start­up, which launched just six months ago, will join the microblog­ging com­pa­ny at its San Fran­cis­co…

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