Joining last week’s announcement that Audi will support the upcoming CarPlay platform, eight more car makers have been listed on Apple’s website as “committed partners.” Audi was officially added to Apple’s CarPlay site on Tuesday, along with the following eight new automakers: Abarth Alfa Romeo Chrysler Dodge Fiat Jeep Mazda Ram Those companies join the likes of Toyota, Ford, BMW, Chevrolet, Nissan and more, who have pledged to support CarPlay in upcoming vehicles. Many have not given dates for when those vehicles will arrive, but Audi said last week that CarPlay support will be included in some of its 2015 models. Many of the companies listed are also members of Google’s Android-based Open Automotive Alliance, and some have indicated they plan to support both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay together in future vehicle “infotainment” systems.A total of five car makers have pledged to bring CarPlay support to vehicles in their 2014 lineup. Those companies…Continue Reading
Google announced on Tuesday that it has acquired Long Island-based music streaming service Songza, a three-year-old app that rivals Pandora and others who are into making customized playlists of recommended songs. Representatives of Google and Songza declined to comment on the monetary details., however, sources close to the agreement revealed that Google paid around $39 million. Songza took to twitted to announce their partnership with the internet giant: Whoa! Songza is joining @Google and we’re gonna make your life more awesome. Read me: http://t.co/5rdgnCp5kdpic.twitter.com/bNEWBFUb5I — Songza (@songza) July 1, 2014 Songza was introduced way back in 2011 transformed from a music download service called Amie Street, whose founder met at Brown University. It has 5.5 million regular users, as per the reports last year, which is comparatively less than Pandora which has more than 75 million regular users. Amie Steet, Songza till now has raised a total of $12 million…Continue Reading
Breaking Bad producer Peter Gould recently sat down with NY Daily News and discussed the upcoming spin-off Better Call Saul. During the interview, he reveals that it will move back and forth over several decades and that we will possibly see the return of several fan loved characters including Walter White (Bryan Cranston) and Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul). “One of the great things about having a time line which is flexible is that perhaps some of it takes place before ‘Breaking Bad,’ during ‘Breaking Bad,’ and after ‘Breaking Bad.’ That gives us the ability to bring back characters that were killed on ‘Breaking Bad’.” He went on to explain how the show will differ from the original series. “We want to make a show that stands on it own, is its own story and is a brand extension. We think we have a story that is worth making. … We…Continue Reading
You might not have heard much about 19-year-old Nick Kyrgios before, but he should be your new favourite tennis player. The Australian, who only turned professional last year and is ranked 144th in the world, owned Rafael Nadal with one of the best shots we’ve ever seen at Wimbledon. When you’re looking for a winning shot, there’s plenty of options. A gentle chip over the net? A power smash? Nah, how about an incredible between your legs shot, right from the baseline. Watch this rookie own Nadal with best tennis shot ever Nick Kyrgios is our new hero (Picture: Vine) Take a bow Mr Kyrgios, who destroyed Nadal with the shot, which completely caught him out. We’re not sure whether it’s the execution or the sheer level of audacity needed for this shot which is the most impressive, but either way, we absolutely love it. He went on to knock…Continue Reading
The unknown taxi driver, who was offering rides from Wimbledon station to the ground, was sporting a dyed bright yellow buzz-cut, with accompanying ‘white rubber’ strips and a blacked out Slazenger-esque logo to resemble a tennis ball. Unsurprisingly, his striking hairstyle turned into quite the attraction, and it wasn’t long before tennis-ball-head man found the fame he thoroughly deserved on Twitter.