Toyota might use Ford's connected car platform, SmartDeviceLink

Ford announced that it would open-source its AppLink connected car platform at CES two years ago; at the time, it seemed unlikely that any global automakers would bite, considering the industry’s persistent heel-digging on differentiation in the dashboard. But the landscape has changed: Android Auto is in production cars, CarPlay is rolling out, and now, Toyota has […]

President Obama signs bill curbing NSA powers into law

President Barack Obama has signed the USA Freedom Act bill into law, reinstating the Patriot Act’s controversial Section 215 but curbing some of the NSA’s broad surveillance powers. The bill was passed by the Senate earlier today following a political standoff. Although the House passed the bill last month, the Senate only was able to […]

Google is using apps to find out what makes a person perfectly healthy

Google confirmed today that it is currently testing a health software suite it calls the “Study Kit,” made up of Android and iOS apps, and a Chrome extension, as a part of its Baseline Study project, developed by Google’s experimental Google X wing and first detailed last July. According to TechCrunch, the testing comes ahead of a wider launch for the […]

A new Mega Man animated series will debut in 2017

Just in time for the character’s 30th anniversary, a Mega Man animated series is set to land on TV screens in 2017. Capcom today announced that a new series is being co-developed by animation companies Dentsu Entertainment USA and Man of Action Entertainment, the outfit behind Cartoon Network’s Ben 10 series and recent Academy Award-winning Disney outing Big Hero […]

Eruption Update: Japan, Reunion, Galapagos, and Chile

Some updates from the world of volcanoes. The post Eruption Update: Japan, Reunion, Galapagos, and Chile appeared first on WIRED. Go to Source Author: Erik KlemettiPowered by WPeMatico

With USB-C, Thunderbolt May at Last Fulfill Its Promise

You might never need to buy another adapter again. The post With USB-C, Thunderbolt May at Last Fulfill Its Promise appeared first on WIRED. Go to Source Author: Brian BarrettPowered by WPeMatico