We know you’re going to be really busy on Thanksgiving today, but why pass up on your daily dose of sizzling hot tech news? Have both. Here are some top tech stories to get your grey matter rolling.
- Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 Launch on Thanksgiving Day. Buzz has already built around Microsoft’s long-awaited rebound into the smartphone market. Tomorrow’s game day folks. Engagdet has scheduled a live as-it-happens coverage at one of the launch parties. Stay tuned.
- Amazon will build an app store for Android-based phones and apps says the Wall Street Journal. Amazon flexes its muscles at Apple and Google. Apple’s iPhone app store and Google’s Android Market stare back. Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war.
- New heads-up display (HUD) projects a map on your windscreen via Andoid smartphone. Yes, now you can have that sexy map on your smartphone projected with lasers (yes lasers!) onto your windscreen, making that drive all the more entertaining. GPS? That’s so passe.
- Human heart gets its own IP address. Yes, a Dutch firm revealed this week that by making the heart the centre of a new body area network (BAN), cell phones can pick up on abnormalities with the heart tissue and forward these woes to the a local doctor or physician. Electronic health on steroids.
- Ford redesigns car dashboards to look like cellphones. Ford signed on Ideo, makers of the original Apple mouse, to help design and harmonize the dashboards to resemble the interfaces of popular cell and smartphones.
- Google develops a car that drives itself (video). Google and TU Braunschweig of Germany both developed vehicles that have succesfully test driven autonomously. They can drive, merge, stop, start and react to sudden hazards. They really should make it pick up your groceries too.
- New Android OS changes your phone’s behaviour based on your environment. This app makes your phone behave as intuitively as you do. If you have an Android-based phone, this step-by-step guide will serve you well. You can terminate calls, switch off ringtones and text your wife (and more) – without having to touch the screen.