Here’s a quick recap of some of the topical tech events of last week.
Firefox Mobile OS
The new OS from Firefox will launch this summer in five countries including Poland, Venezuela, Brazil, Portugal, and Spain. The OS is designed specifically for low-end devices and has the support of LG and ZTE. We could see a Firefox phone in the future from the previously mentioned phone companies.
Info via CNET.
The kickstarter-funded Pebble smartwatch created a rippling effect in the tech community. After the project was successfully funded above and beyond the initial project goal, the smartwatch became the foreseeable future of mobile gadgets. Analysts have determined that the size of the smartwatch market will be 1.2 million this year. Rumors of smartwatch production from Apple, Google, Samsung, and Microsoft are fueling the interest of tech lovers and investors.
Info via TechCrunch.
VW + iPhone = iBeetle
A new special-edition Volkswagen Beetle with Apple integration will be unveiled at Auto China 2013 in Shanghai. The new iBeetle contains an iPhone dock and a Volkswagen iPhone app in addition to unique aesthetic details (e.g. color schemes and wheels).
The iPhone integration allows for hands-free calls, navigation, listening to music, and more. The Volkswagen app will also unite with the iBeetle to provide drivers with useful information such as real-time route information, coolant and oil temperature, and integration with the car’s interface.
Info via CNET.
Corp! DiSciTech Award
Corp! Magazine hosted their annual DiSciTech Awards last week honoring Michigan businesses that are “leading the way in innovation focused on digital, scientific and technological pursuits.” We strive to innovate in those three areas every day and Corp! Magazine noticed the same. We are honored to be the recipients of the overall winner in the Digital category at this year’s awards.
Logic Cares about Earth Day
We only have one planet (that is habitable for human life) so let’s take care of it. Today is Earth Day so take the time to research the ways you are making an impact on the planet and strive to do more.
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