Very cool example of m2m that incorporates a smartphone experience to do something useful – give EV drivers information that helps them get the most out of their vehicles. Would like to see an API on top of this though to enable this to plug in to existing navigation or mapping apps. Ahead of its first new electric-vehicle launch, GM’s OnStar division announces apps to help drivers plan trips and charge their vehicles. Read this article by Wayne Cunningham on CNET.

And yet more news on BBC about the future of the #InterplanetaryInternet ! There's definitely a thing going on about this. /cc +Hadley Beeman +Douglas Schepers +Ariel Waldman  Astronauts on the International Space Station use an experimental version of interplanetary internet to control a robot on Earth.

Great article on BBC on interplanetary communications: "Mars to Earth: How to send HD video between planets" http://bbc.in/StPewZ Brought back to mind a lunch-time table discussion we held at W3C  #tpac  last week in Lyon (with +Hadley Beeman +Douglas Schepers and others..)  The discussion was about the interplanetary Web. Can we imagine a Web that could extend across multiple planets, and if so how would this Web be different than the "World Wide Web" we currently know…and what (if any) changes would be required to underlying Web technologies? Looks like there is plenty of work on the Interplanetary Internet (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interplanetary_Internet) and potentially some work at the Web level going on at ESA (http://www.esa.int/esaCP/SEMFQJHWP0H_index_0.html)… Anything else going on out there? Any +NASA projects? Paging +Ariel Waldman… #blog   Mars Rover Curiosity is sending us HD photos – but will we one day be able to receive HD video from the Red Planet?

As an experiment, I'm reposting my posts from Google+ over to my blog in order to keep an independent record and to share with people who either aren't on or don't want to use Google+. Brought to you through the magic of the Google+ API – thanks +Ade Oshineye.  Google Plus Plus Plus. By Daniel Appelquist on November 4th, 2012. Ok – I realized recently that I hadn’t posted on this blog since January of this year. However, I have been very active in putting my…

Just sitting in the “Building Mobile Apps Using HTML / JavaScript / CSS” talk by @jonathanstark here at OSCON. This room is packed out. There was an Android talk in here previously from some Google guys and the room was only abut 2/3 full. There are 350+ developers in here (and more outside who can’t get in) all eager to hear about Mobile Webapp development. What great evidence that developers are excited about this platform.