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 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…
Google buys solar-powered drone company Titan Aerospace
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…