Reinventing the Wheels

Old school automakers have been increasingly aggressive when it comes to competing in the software and tech arena. And that makes sense. Cars are morphing into connected entertainment devices that happen to roll. In the latest move, GM acquired a maker of autonomous driving software for a cool billion.

+ In other autonomous software news, an Amazon Echo, home alone with NPR on, got confused and hijacked a thermostat. (It’s happening…)

+ From 9 to 5 Mac: Patent application could see the Apple Watch calling 911 when it detects a heart-attack. (And if you don’t survive, the watch automatically puts itself up for sale on eBay.)

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