Every month or two somebody kicks the rumor tree and, like Newton predicted, Apple rumors fall. This time it’s the same old, bordering-on-tedious ‘Apple will be shipping a smartwatch any month now’ drivel yet again.
Dos Owls is looking to launch ODIN, a small, lightweight projector with built-in WiFi, Bluetooth, speakers and Android KitKat. The company is raising seed money on Kickstarter and they are more than half way toward their $250,000 goal.
The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles wants to be counted among the cities (and now states) who believe the taxi industry is good and ride-sharing is bad. The Virginia DMV has just issued ‘cease and desist’ orders against Uber and Lyft. Their justification was “Virginia law requires for-hire passenger carriers to have proper operating authority,” and the two ride-sharing services apparently don’t.
Just when you thought the two cable giants couldn’t screw things up any more than they already have a new study from the American Customer Satisfaction Index reveals that both companies hit the bottom of the list when it comes to customer satisfaction and, it turns out that Internet service providers are the most reviled industries in the U.S.
So Amazon is going to announce something on June 18. Right now, that’s about all anyone knows for sure. They have posted a teaser video on their Twitter site showing people looking at something while burbling a lot of ‘ooh’s and ‘ahh’s, and it seems like that was enough to get tech reporters around the world speculating that it is going to be some sort of 3D smartphone.
Apple announced a lot of new things at their developer conference, but it turns out that some of those things weren’t exactly new. Apple’s HealthKit idea, where you can track your health and fitness data on an iDevice and even link back to doctors, already exists. The name of this extant health tracking company? HealthKit.