Archive for Feb 26, 2013

Ford contributes AppLink code to GENIVI Alliance

Ford contributes AppLink code to GENIVI Alliance

Ford has announced that it has become the first American automaker to contribute open-source software code to the GENIVI Alliance. The code Ford has contributed goes with its AppLink feature allowing developers to create applications drivers of Ford vehicles can control using their voice from behind the wheel. AppLink makes controlling compatible smartphone and tablet apps possible using dashboard buttons as well.

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XGear shows off new aluminum Fortress 2 iPhone 5 bumper

XGear shows off new aluminum Fortress 2 iPhone 5 bumper

For many people who purchase the iPhone 5, the design of the phone is one of the biggest reasons they purchase. Apple is famous for its minimalistic industrial designs and the iPhone 5 is an attractive device for sure. That means that many owners don't want a case to completely enclose the smartphone, they want to be able to see the design of the device they paid so much money for.

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ChargeCard begins shipping worldwide

ChargeCard begins shipping worldwide

Last summer we talked a couple times about a new charging device for the iPhone 4 and Android devices using a micro USB port. The device is called the ChargeCard and is a little credit card-size device designed to slip into your wallet so you always have a charger with you for your smartphone. Two versions of this device are now shipping globally.

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William Shatner-recommended “Vulcan” name for Pluto’s moon scores the most votes

William Shatner-recommended “Vulcan” name for Pluto’s moon scores the most votes

On February 13, we reported that William Shatner had gotten "Vulcan" added as an option in the public voting over what to name Pluto's two moons. Now, a week and a half later, that name has lead the way, with most voters choosing it over the several other options. The other dozen name options include such entries as Heracles, Erebus, Cerberus, and Persephone.

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Sony unveils Personal Content Station and Portable Wireless Server

Sony unveils Personal Content Station and Portable Wireless Server

Sony has unveiled two new ways for its customers to store and share content: the Portable Wireless Server and Personal Content Station. These devices allow users to store videos and photos in a centralized way from multiple devices, with the Portable Wireless Server also functioning as a backup power source for mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets. You can check out a video, as well as the particulars, after the jump.

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LG to demo Wireless Ultra HD Transmission tech at Mobile World Congress

LG to demo Wireless Ultra HD Transmission tech at Mobile World Congress

LG is set to demonstrate its Wireless Ultra High Definition Transmission technology at Mobile World Congress 2013 for the first time ever. With this technology, users will be able to wirelessly display the content from their smartphone, such as a game, to an Ultra HD television. According to the announcement, this transfer method is smoother and faster previous offerings.

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