Wednesday, July 23, 2014

iTime

Apple files patent for a wearable device called iTime.  iTime consists of a two part component, one part is a core that houses a small touch screen and the main technology that powers the entire system. The other part is the watchband, but it isn't just a dummy strap; the patent suggests the band would be filled with sensors and circuitry that could feed relevant data about you and your surroundings to the core.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

LA School District Shifting Away from Apple's iPad to Windows and Chromebook

A recent report confirmed the Los Angeles Unified School District is planning to switch up a $1 billion technology in education project. The change allows certain high schools in its jurisdiction to choose from six different Windows and Chromebook laptops instead of Apple’s iPad. According to the Los Angeles Times, LAUSD officials recently signed off on a plan that will let 27 high schools in the district choose from one of six laptop and hybrid computer designs, none of which are Apple products.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Android Auto

Google announces Android Auto.  A completely redesigned Android SDK for use in cars.  According to Google, Android Auto is easy with minimal distraction, it’s a voice-activated system.  With Android Auto, you’ll be able to play music, respond (by voice) to text messages, request navigation, or ask for recommendations for restaurants, gas stations, parking garages, and more.  It runs over your Android phone, which plugs into the car.  Android Auto will be available later this year, with the next version of Android.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

A $22,000 Android phone


Vertu introduces the Signature Touch, a $22,000 (that's Twenty Two Thousand US dollars) Android phone, a 4.7-inch 1080p ѕhοw, a 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 chip, 64GB οf storage, 13MP/2.1MP cameras, a 2,275mAh battery, Qi wireless charging, NFC аnd a handful οf LTE bands.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Project Cider: iOS apps on Android

Research Project Enables iOS Apps to Run on Android.  Project Cider has its limitations related to app and hardware functionality.  It cannot currently translate instructions and interfaces for access to a device's Bluetooth, GPS, cameras and even cellular radios. iOS apps that can still run with these functions turned off will do so.  The team intends to continue development work on this project.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Google unveils Project Ara

 
Google unveils Project Ara build-it-yourself smartphone; expected to be available in early 2015, with a starting price of $50.