Regular readers of Springwise may remember our recent coverage of the PowerPot, a cooking device that takes advantage of disparities in thermal energy to power phone chargers. Now the Epiphany onE Puck aims to achieve something similar, enabling anyone to charge their handset using hot or cold drinks. READ MORE…
Tumblr loosened its stance on advertising and started displaying paid content in its dashboard last year, and now it seems similar ads will come to its mobile application soon.
Yahoo will cull a number of its products over the coming months in an effort to sharpen its focus on its more important assets. On April 1st, Message Boards, Avatars, Sports IQ, Clues, and the Yahoo app for BlackBerry devices will all be shut down, although some parts of the services will continue operating. Yahoo’s Finance and Fantasy Sports Message Boards will live on, and although it will no longer be updated or officially supported, users with the Yahoo BlackBerry app already installed will be able to continue using it.
My latest reportorial on Facebook. Apparently all the kids are using this new site called Tumblr now maybe you’ve heard of it.
As Google and others ramp up their plans to develop self-driving cars, one government-funded corporation in Japan is already making headway with autonomous heavy duty trucks. In order to save fuel, the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) has programmed a convoy of four trucks to drive just four meters (about 13 feet) apart. That cuts down on air resistance, reducing drag (and thus improving fuel efficiency) similar to drafting with a race car.