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Google Is Taking Android to the Car With Audi, GM, Honda and Hyundai

January 6th, 2014 | by Gizmodo

S Google has just announced that it's joining forces with Audi, GM, Honda, Hyundai and Nvidia to create the Open Automotive Alliance. In other words, it's planning to take Android to the automobile. According to Google , the new alliance is "aimed at accelerating auto innovation with an approach that offers openness, customization and scale".


Digital Music Sales Just Dropped for the First Time Since iTunes

January 3rd, 2014 | by Gizmodo

In 2013, digital music sales declined for the first time since Apple launched the iTunes Store 10 years ago. Are streaming music services like Rdio and Spotify to blame? Nielsen SoundScan just released its annual music sales numbers and while none of the news is good, the digital music sales numbers are particularly troubling to the recording industry


A Rainbow USB Cable With Every Charging Adapter You Need—Also Nokia

January 1st, 2014 | by Gizmodo

S It may seem a little opulent, but a lot of us won't leave home with at least our smartphone—maybe even two—and a tablet. And eventually one of them is going to need a battery boost, so instead of carrying charging cables and adapters for every single device, toss this single colorful USB adapter in your bag and you're all set


The Design Genius Behind the NYT Mag Is Leaving to Revamp Apple

December 30th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

S Bad news for New York Times readers, great news for anyone who's sick of rolling their eyes at Apple's unbearably twee ad campaigns: Arem Duplessis , the Design Director at the NYT Magazine, is leaving his post to become Creative Director at Apple. You may not have heard of Duplessis, but you've almost certainly seen his work


WSJ: Google and Audi Are Working on In-Car Android

December 30th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Google has been working with Audi to develop in-car entertainment and information systems based on Android—and the pair plan to make an announcement at next week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The newspaper explains that the announcement will also detail collaborative efforts with other manufacturers—it specifically names Nvidia, for instance—in order to "establish Android as an important technology for future vehicles." According to the Journal's sources , the new Android initiative will "allow drivers and passengers to access music, navigation, apps and services that are similar to those widely available now on Android-powered smartphones." Last June at its 2013 developers conference, Apple announced its plans to integrate iOS into the car dash , and has garnered support from BMW, Mercedez-Benz, GM and Honda in the process.


This Year’s 20 Must-Have Mac OS X Utilities

December 26th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

S Each year I round-up my top list of applications and utilities used the most throughout the year. Without further introduction, here are all the utilities that have been especially useful in enhancing my productivity during 2013. S 1Password ($49.99): After Dropbox, 1Password is the second application I usually install on every new device


Adding More Layers is Apple’s Patent-Suggested Plan For Fixing Maps

December 20th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

It's slowly getting better, but try as it might, Apple just can't top Google's Maps service when it comes to digital cartography That's not to say it isn't still keeping up the chase though — a newly uncovered patent points towards a raft of new features Apple has planned for the troubled service. The "Interactive Map" patent points towards a fresh layering system for the company's iOS Maps app, going far deeper than what's currently offered.


The Best Windows Tablet Display Doesn’t Come From Microsoft

December 10th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

A new generation of Windows tablets has arrived with the launch of the Microsoft Surface 2, their second generation tablet, and the Nokia Lumia 2520, Nokia's first ever tablet. With virtually identical functionality and OS software, it is the quality and performance of their displays that really differentiates the tablets. Microsoft's original Surface RT launched in October 2012 had a display similar to the older Apple iPad 2, with a resolution of 1366x768 pixels and a small Color Gamut with just 57% of the Standard Gamut needed for accurate color reproduction


Report: Apple’s iBeacon Location-Aware Shopping in Its Stores Today

December 6th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

S The Associated Press is reporting that Apple will switch on its new iBeacons service— which will provide location-aware services to your phone—across its 254 US stores today. iBeacons, which uses low-power Bluetooth transmitters dotted around stores, was announced with the arrival of iOS


SONOS, Your New Monitor, Apple TV, Plus TV Deals Abound [Deals]

November 25th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

S Grabbing your choice of SONOS Speaker from Amazon today will not only net you a free SONOS Bridge , but also a nice chunk of Amazon credit that varies depending on which speaker you buy. It's a great excuse to outfit your home with the best, simplest wireless audio solution available


The Best Small Tablet Display (Hint: It’s Not the iPad Mini)

November 18th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

S A new generation of mini 7 to 8-inch tablets from three of the major manufacturers has just completed with the belated launch of the Apple iPad mini with retina display . While the Kindle Fire HDX, Nexus 7, and new iPad mini all have improved displays over their previous year counterparts, only one truly stands out—as lagging significantly behind.


What’s Up With Your iPhone?

November 12th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

When my friend Nate meets someone new and they hear he's a doctor, he dreads when they ask, "What kind?" Because when he says he's a dermatologist, they show him their moles. This isn't brick and mortar, it's glass and steel


iPad Air Review: Bigger Gets So Much Better

November 5th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

It's hard to imagine that it's been only three years since the original iPad came out, since tablets were a part of our daily world. Sure there were tablet computers before, but there weren't tablets the way we know and use them today.


Elevate Your Laptop, Plus Keurig, Apple TV, Magic Mouse and Trackpad

October 18th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

If you sit at a desk with your laptop and don't use a laptop stand along with an external mouse and keyboard, you're really missing out on greatly improved ergonomics and probably less back and neck pain. This Belkin Zero stand is a great choice, and looks great underneath any laptop, especially a Macbook


Here’s Why the iPhone 5S Accelerometer Is So Screwed Up

October 16th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

A few weeks ago we confirmed reports that the iPhone 5S motion sensors were embarrassingly off. Some enterprising devs have investigated the problem, and figured out that at its root, it's indeed a hardware design issue that Apple either overlooked or ignored.



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