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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


Seriously, Enough With This Apple Holiday Ad

December 17th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

Apple's new holiday ad has been called, in turn, endearing , note-perfect , and, in a spasm of enthrallment, perhaps Apple's best iPhone commercial ever . I think maybe I saw a different ad.


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


Moga Ace iOS Game Controller First Look: Cheap Fun, Huge Potential

November 19th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

S Ever since Apple introduced reference designs and an API for iOS gaming controllers at WWDC , we've known some kind of officially sanctioned iOS hardware was on the way. The Moga Ace is the first we've gotten in our hot little hands on, and after playing with it for a few days, we can safely say that it's a blast. For some early testing, Moga supplied us with a loaner iPod Touch loaded with a few controller-ready games, including Dead Trigger 2 and Bastion


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.


Apple TV For $85

November 16th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

S Amazon and Best Buy have the latest generation Apple TV for $85, which is pretty much as low as we've ever seen it go. Now featuring HBO


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


The iPad Mini with Retina Display Is On Sale Now

November 12th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

Apple quietly put the new iPad Mini with Retina display on sale early this morning, with orders set to arrive for US customers from November 20-22. Prices start at $399 for a 16GB Wi-Fi model, and scale up from there


Take a Tour Through the Glassy Halls of Apple’s Future HQ

November 11th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

We've spent months marveling over the facade of Apple's new headquarters. But now, thanks to these renderings from the City of Cupertino uncovered by Wired , we're getting an idea about the spaces inside the building—and it's hard to decide if it looks more like a futuristic office or a futuristic Apple store. The campus, as we've known for a while , revolves around a massive circular building of nearly three million square feet.


Report: Apple Supplier Flextronics Used Indentured Employees

November 7th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

S Bloomberg Businessweek has an in-depth report today alleging that electronics supplier Flextronics used recruiters who charged workers exorbitant fees to place them in Malaysian plants, confiscating their passports and deserting them in employee housing without food when production idled. The full story is a must-read , but this is the basic timeline: Apple contracted Flextronics International to make the camera for the iPhone


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.


The Best Large Tablet Display (It’s Not the iPad Air)

November 4th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

A new generation of full-size flagship tablets has just started with the near simultaneous launch of the Apple iPad Air and Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9. They both have top-of-the-line and state-of-the-art displays that have been significantly improved (in different ways) from the 2012 models.



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