Mahindra’s Upcoming Cars Will Have Google At Their Heart

Mahindra & Mahindra has joined the Open Automotive Alliance (OAA) to work along with Google and bring ‘Android Auto’ into the dashboards of its future car lineup. The company has already announced that it will bring Android Auto to its flagship XUV 500 and Scorpio SUV. Android Auto basically functions as an extension of a user’s smartphone in the car.

Digitally Connected Humans Have Lower Attention Spans Than Goldfishes [Study]

The study was conducted by Microsoft which surveyed over 2,000 people and monitored the brain activities of over 100 others. The average attention span of a person back in the year 2000 was 12 seconds, but today, with the overwhelming amount of digital stimulation, that figure has dropped down to just 8 seconds. Even a goldfish, which is the non-scientific standard for measuring short attention spans, can maintain an estimated attention span of 9 seconds, which is higher than that of today’s humans.

Guardian & Smart Earphone: Two Innovative Devices IITians Have Cooked Up

Two innovative projects, Guardian from IIT Delhi and Smart Earphone from IIT Roorkee, were announced as the winners of the ‘Ericsson Innovation Awards 2015′. Guardian, a standalone personalised human security device that alerts loved ones in situations of distress. Smart Earphone is a device that users can control via their smartphones that can amplify and attenuate selective sounds.

Apple’s Native App Analytics Service Is Now Open To All iOS Developers

The program provides devs with metrics such as how much time users are spending in apps, where apps are used, in-app purchase and install data including device breakdowns and more. The native analytics feature doesn’t seem to be a replacement for a full-fledged app metrics suite but does offer similar features to TestFlight which was acquired by Apple last year. iOS users have to opt-in to provide anonymous analytics data to developers.

Here Is What You Need To Know To Build/Port Apps For Windows 10

Microsoft has made it a lot easier to develop apps for Windows 10, with its new universal Windows app project as well as being able to port existing apps built for other platforms onto Windows. Microsoft has unveiled Universal Windows Platform (UWP) that provides a guaranteed core API layer across devices, allowing devs to create a single app package that can be installed onto a wide range of devices.