Chevrolet adding Android Auto, CarPlay to 2016 car lineup

Chevrolet seems to be serious with digitizing cars. Why, the car manufacturer has announced the it's adding Android Auto and Apple CarPlay to fourteen cars under GM's 2016 line-up. This means the infotainment systems, even if still in their early stages, will be utilized and finally used as a common feature. While other companies charge more for such systems, Chevrolet is making the advanced smartphone connectivity a standard item.

Moto Maker now available in China

Almost a year after Motorola launched the Moto Maker in Germany, the company has finally made available the web customization service in China. This is the second country outside of the United States to allow consumers to personalize their own Moto X online . This means more people, probably millions of them Chinese, can have smartphones that are unique, attractive, and one-of-a-kind from Motorola.

Minecraft Pocket Edition getting skins update, plus more features

If you’re into Minecraft and you play the Pocket Edition on your android mobile device, then listen up – this update for you. That’s right, Mojang is set to roll out an upcoming update that will give players a lot of new things to do, with the major thing of being able to change your player’s skin the main highlight of this update.

Lockheimer talks Android future, yearly release still on

Year 2006 proved to be life-changing for Hiroshi Lockheimer when he joined Google to work on a mobile operating system which we now know as Android. Lockheimer was personally invited by Andy Rubin, co-founder and then CEO of Android, who was also his former boss at Danger Research. Rubin already left Google but his former software engineer remained at the tech giant and is now the Google VP of engineering. His position now includes working on Android and Chrome OS.

Ikea’s wireless charging furniture finally selling in their stores

A month after Ikea finally released more details about their line of wireless charging furniture, it seems like you won't just have to look at pictures anymore. Droid Life reports that the lamps, desks, charging pads, and other accessories can now be found in Ikea stores in the US. This means you can finally update your house (if you've been saving up for this) so you and everyone who lives there don't have to scramble for charging space for your respective devices.

App predicts college GPA based on smartphone use

Researchers from Dartmouth College and the University of Texas have created an app that tracks the smartphone activity of users and uses that activity to compute a GPA. According to the researchers, the GPA that the app comes up with is within 0.17 of a point. The app is called smartGPA and it is intended to be used with periodic self-reports offered by the students.

Google signature font Roboto now an open source

Last week, Google introduced the new Literata typeface for Play Books. Companies like Google make sure that even the fonts used in their products and services are consistent as part of branding and marketing. The tech giant has been using Roboto family of fonts for many years but it's only now that Google is making it open source. The signature font was created by designer Christian Robertson and looks like it will soon have more versions now that it's an open source project.
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