Smartwatch maker Pebble has finally released its full version 2.0 app for Android devices, which offers the ability to search for, install and manage new apps and watchfaces for Pebble. As well as the original highlighted partner apps Yelp, Foursquare, Mercedes and GoPro, the Android launch brings eBay, Evernote and Time Warner Cable.
A 64-year-old physicist, Dorian S. Nakamoto, identified by Newsweek magazine as Bitcoin’s creator was chased by reporters through Los Angeles, but denied any role in the digital currency, saying he first head about it three weeks ago.
Newsweek magazine claims to have found the mysterious and reclusive creator of bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto, who appears to be a 64-year-old father of six living in the San Bernardino foothills around Los Angeles. Bitcoin can be traced back to a paper written by “Satoshi Nakamoto” and published via a cryptography mailing list in 2008.
Apple announced CarPlay on Monday, which was previously shown under the name iOS in the Car at its developer conference last year. The system allows drivers to access iPhone content and maps from their car’s entertainment system. Ferrari, Mercedes and Volvo showed their implementations, whilst many other manufacturers pledged their future support, including BMW, Ford, General Motors, Honda, and Toyota.
Samsung has revealed a number of app subscriptions Galaxy S5 owners will receive for free alongside their smartphone. These include 3 months of Evernote and Linkedin’s premium services; 6 months of access to the Wall Street Journal and to 50GB of cloud storage from Box; and 1 year of Bloomberg’s Businessweek and Run Keeper Premium.
Kickstarter has reached $1 billion pledged from 5.7 million individuals, with over half of that figure being pledged in the last 12 months, though only $859 million in successful dollars is counted. The games category is the biggest in terms of dollars pledged, with $215.75 million pledged to gaming-related Kickstarters.
A Wisconsin man is selling his vacation home for 100 million dogecoins, or about $135,000, after not receiving any offers for his 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom home. Dogecoin is an open-source cryptocurrency created in December 2013 as a parody of bitcoin, and is now valued at more than $60 million.
Ashton Kutcher is helping Lenovo design a line of special edition smartphones, after he was brought on board as a product engineer in October. He will focus on the user experience of the upcoming phones.