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  • At one time, Apple apparently was planning on building its own self-driving car. But the company has reportedly since scaled back its autonomous-driving plans. Instead of "Project Titan," the new focus is PAIL—short for "Palo Alto to Infinite Loop," an autonomous shuttle service for employees at Apple's main California offices. The retrenchment occurred after a bold attempt to develop an "Apple Car" ended in confusion, reports The New York Times. Anonymous sources close to the project described an all-out effort to take on the established auto industry, undone by a lack of focus. Apple CEO Tim Cook confirmed in June that Apple is developing autonomous-driving systems, but not an actual car. Apple-operated Lexus RX 450h test mules have been spotted on public roads in California. But Apple itself has never publicly discussed plans to build a car, or indicated that its current plans represent a shift in strategy.Yet according to The New York Times, when Project Titan started in 201..

    Apple Scales Back Autonomous Vehicle Plans, Won’t Build Its Own Car, Report Says

    At one time, Apple apparently was planning on building its own self-driving car. But the company has reportedly since scaled back its autonomous-driving plans. Instead of "Project Titan," the new focus is PAIL—short for "Palo Alto to Infinite Loop," an autonomous shuttle service for employees at Apple's main California offices. The retrenchment occurred after a bold attempt to develop an "Apple Car" ended in confusion, reports The New York Times. Anonymous sources close to the project described an all-out effort to take on the established auto industry, undone by a lack of focus. Apple CEO Tim Cook confirmed in June that Apple is developing autonomous-driving systems, but not an actual car. Apple-operated Lexus RX 450h test mules have been spotted on public roads in California. But Apple itself has never publicly discussed plans to build a car, or indicated that its current plans represent a shift in strategy.Yet according to The New York Times, when Project Titan started in 201..
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  • Well, this is interesting. According to a patent published Thursday, Apple is has come up with an idea that could have big implications for autonomous vehicle driving systems and vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications technology. The name of the patent is “Wireless Vehicle System for Enhancing Situational Awareness.”V2V technology involves vehicles wirelessly communicating with other cars and trucks at short range, to alert them of hazards. For example, the 2017 Cadillac CTS comes standard with V2V communications that can alert other V2V-equipped Cadillacs when there’s a hard braking situation, slippery roads, etc. When a car receievs that signal, it alerts the driver, to add an extra layer of caution. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that widespread V2V adoption "could eliminate or mitigate the severity of up to 80 percent of non-impaired crashes, including crashes at intersections or while changing lanes."The system that Apple has patented is similar to..

    Apple Patents New Type of Short-Range Vehicle-to-Vehicle Safety Tech

    Well, this is interesting. According to a patent published Thursday, Apple is has come up with an idea that could have big implications for autonomous vehicle driving systems and vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications technology. The name of the patent is “Wireless Vehicle System for Enhancing Situational Awareness.”V2V technology involves vehicles wirelessly communicating with other cars and trucks at short range, to alert them of hazards. For example, the 2017 Cadillac CTS comes standard with V2V communications that can alert other V2V-equipped Cadillacs when there’s a hard braking situation, slippery roads, etc. When a car receievs that signal, it alerts the driver, to add an extra layer of caution. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that widespread V2V adoption "could eliminate or mitigate the severity of up to 80 percent of non-impaired crashes, including crashes at intersections or while changing lanes."The system that Apple has patented is similar to..
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  • As Apple and Samsung gear up to launch new flagship smartphones, the market leaders are seeking a wow factor that can help them fend off challenges from rising Chinese-based manufacturers.Apple is under particular pressure to dazzle as the culture-changing California iPhone maker looks for a way to maintain its image as an innovation leader in a global market showing signs of slowing."Clearly, Apple wants to do something different for the 10th anniversary" of the iPhone, NPD Group analyst Stephen Baker told AFP.Baker said this is a challenge for Apple because "it is still going to be a flat piece of glass and the other things we talk about around a phone."Apple is widely expected to unveil the latest iteration of the iPhone in September, while smartphone market leader Samsung is holding an August 23 unveiling likely to launch its Galaxy Note 8 handset.The two market leaders are seeing rivals, mainly from China, chip away at market share, creating pressure to showcase innovation, s..

    Apple Under Pressure to Dazzle With iPhone 8 as Smartphone Market Slows

    As Apple and Samsung gear up to launch new flagship smartphones, the market leaders are seeking a wow factor that can help them fend off challenges from rising Chinese-based manufacturers.Apple is under particular pressure to dazzle as the culture-changing California iPhone maker looks for a way to maintain its image as an innovation leader in a global market showing signs of slowing."Clearly, Apple wants to do something different for the 10th anniversary" of the iPhone, NPD Group analyst Stephen Baker told AFP.Baker said this is a challenge for Apple because "it is still going to be a flat piece of glass and the other things we talk about around a phone."Apple is widely expected to unveil the latest iteration of the iPhone in September, while smartphone market leader Samsung is holding an August 23 unveiling likely to launch its Galaxy Note 8 handset.The two market leaders are seeing rivals, mainly from China, chip away at market share, creating pressure to showcase innovation, s..
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  • Apple Inc. got an early start in artificial intelligence software with the 2011 introduction of Siri, a tool that lets users operate their smartphones with voice commands.Now the electronics giant is bringing artificial intelligence to chips.Apple is working on a processor devoted specifically to AI-related tasks, according to a person familiar with the matter. The chip, known internally as the Apple Neural Engine, would improve the way the company's devices handle tasks that would otherwise require human intelligence - such as facial recognition and speech recognition, said the person, who requested anonymity discussing a product that hasn't been made public. Apple declined to comment.Engineers at Apple are racing to catch their peers at Amazon.com Inc. and Alphabet Inc. in the booming field of artificial intelligence. While Siri gave Apple an early advantage in voice-recognition, competitors have since been more aggressive in deploying AI across their product lines, incl..

    Apple Said to Plan Dedicated Chip to Power AI on Devices

    Apple Inc. got an early start in artificial intelligence software with the 2011 introduction of Siri, a tool that lets users operate their smartphones with voice commands.Now the electronics giant is bringing artificial intelligence to chips.Apple is working on a processor devoted specifically to AI-related tasks, according to a person familiar with the matter. The chip, known internally as the Apple Neural Engine, would improve the way the company's devices handle tasks that would otherwise require human intelligence - such as facial recognition and speech recognition, said the person, who requested anonymity discussing a product that hasn't been made public. Apple declined to comment.Engineers at Apple are racing to catch their peers at Amazon.com Inc. and Alphabet Inc. in the booming field of artificial intelligence. While Siri gave Apple an early advantage in voice-recognition, competitors have since been more aggressive in deploying AI across their product lines, incl..
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  • Apple has been rumoured to update its laptop lineup at its WWDC event early next month but now there are some strong indications, this time coming from company's own official site, which suggest that it would be wise to wait before you buy your next MacBook. As per Apple's online store, the delivery times of 15-inch MacBook Pro have now been delayed to June 5- June 6, which is one day after company's WWDC keynote, from usual deliveries on same day or 3-5 business days.While the delivery estimates for the 13-inch MacBook models have not been changed and the laptops are available for delivery as soon as the next day, the recent changes give credence to a report that suggested that Apple is planning to launch new MacBook Pro and 12-inch MacBook models on June 5, as pointed out in a report by MacRumors.Usually when the delivery times are changed on Apple's official website, they indicate that the company is planning to launch new products and as the Cupertino-based co..

    Apple MacBook Lineup Refresh Expected at WWDC 2017 Next Week

    Apple has been rumoured to update its laptop lineup at its WWDC event early next month but now there are some strong indications, this time coming from company's own official site, which suggest that it would be wise to wait before you buy your next MacBook. As per Apple's online store, the delivery times of 15-inch MacBook Pro have now been delayed to June 5- June 6, which is one day after company's WWDC keynote, from usual deliveries on same day or 3-5 business days.While the delivery estimates for the 13-inch MacBook models have not been changed and the laptops are available for delivery as soon as the next day, the recent changes give credence to a report that suggested that Apple is planning to launch new MacBook Pro and 12-inch MacBook models on June 5, as pointed out in a report by MacRumors.Usually when the delivery times are changed on Apple's official website, they indicate that the company is planning to launch new products and as the Cupertino-based co..
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  • Apple this year is celebrating the tenth anniversary of the iPhone – and is expected to launch the revolutionary iPhone 8 to commemorate the occasion, but that’s not what we are here to talk about right now. In just hours from now, Apple is set to kick off the WWDC 2017 developers conference in California. In its keynote address, set to begin at 10AM PDT (10:30pm IST), the company is expected to launch a host of hardware products, alongside the regular software announcements as well.The Cupertino giant is expected to launch a Siri smart speaker, new iPad tablets, and possibly update its MacBook laptop lineup as well. On the software front, we can expect the first developer preview for iOS 11, macOS 10.13, watchOS 4, and tvOS 11 – with the biggest new features of each highlighted in the keynote. The event is being held at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California, and you can even watch the WWDC 2017 live stream. Here’s all that you can expect from the WWDC keynote tonight...

    Apple WWDC 2017 Keynote Address: iOS 11, Siri Speaker, New iPad Tablets, and What Else to Expect

    Apple this year is celebrating the tenth anniversary of the iPhone – and is expected to launch the revolutionary iPhone 8 to commemorate the occasion, but that’s not what we are here to talk about right now. In just hours from now, Apple is set to kick off the WWDC 2017 developers conference in California. In its keynote address, set to begin at 10AM PDT (10:30pm IST), the company is expected to launch a host of hardware products, alongside the regular software announcements as well.The Cupertino giant is expected to launch a Siri smart speaker, new iPad tablets, and possibly update its MacBook laptop lineup as well. On the software front, we can expect the first developer preview for iOS 11, macOS 10.13, watchOS 4, and tvOS 11 – with the biggest new features of each highlighted in the keynote. The event is being held at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California, and you can even watch the WWDC 2017 live stream. Here’s all that you can expect from the WWDC keynote tonight...
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  • The Apple WWDC 2017 keynote will start at 10:30pm IST, and the company is expected to make several announcements – around both hardware and software – essentially highlighting its roadmap for the year. The event is being held at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California, and the WWDC 2017 keynote will be live streamed across the world to compatible devices. If you are curious about everything Apple will unveil at the event and want to catch the action as it happens, here's how you can watch the WWDC 2017 live stream:WWDC 2017 live streamIf you own an Apple TV, iPhone, iPad, Mac, or Windows 10 device, then you’ll be able to live stream WWDC 2017 and watch the story unfold. WWDC 2017 is set to begin at 10:00am PDT (10:30pm IST), and on you can watch the live stream on your Safari or Microsoft Edge browsers by clicking on this link right here. Furthermore, if you own second, third, or fourth-generation Apple TV set-top boxes, you can watch the keynote from the Apple Even..

    Apple WWDC 2017 Keynote to Start Soon: How to Watch Live Stream

    The Apple WWDC 2017 keynote will start at 10:30pm IST, and the company is expected to make several announcements – around both hardware and software – essentially highlighting its roadmap for the year. The event is being held at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California, and the WWDC 2017 keynote will be live streamed across the world to compatible devices. If you are curious about everything Apple will unveil at the event and want to catch the action as it happens, here's how you can watch the WWDC 2017 live stream:WWDC 2017 live streamIf you own an Apple TV, iPhone, iPad, Mac, or Windows 10 device, then you’ll be able to live stream WWDC 2017 and watch the story unfold. WWDC 2017 is set to begin at 10:00am PDT (10:30pm IST), and on you can watch the live stream on your Safari or Microsoft Edge browsers by clicking on this link right here. Furthermore, if you own second, third, or fourth-generation Apple TV set-top boxes, you can watch the keynote from the Apple Even..
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  • Apple Inc and Amazon.com Inc will join Foxconn's bid for Toshiba Corp's semiconductor business, the Nikkei business daily quoted Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou as saying on Monday.The two US technology giants plan to "chip in funds", Gou said, according the interview with the newspaper. It was not immediately clear if this would take the form of a direct investment in the semiconductor unit or would be financing for the deal.Taiwan's Foxconn, formally known as Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd, has also partnered with its Japanese unit Sharp Corp in its bid.Representatives for Apple and Amazon were not immediately available for comment.Toshiba is depending on the sale of the unit, the world's second-largest NAND chip maker, to cover billions of dollars in cost overruns at its now bankrupt US nuclear unit Westinghouse.Foxconn is not seen as a frontrunner in the sale of the unit, which Toshiba has valued at at least $18 billion (roughly Rs. 1,16,239 crores), due to i..

    Foxconn Says Apple, Amazon to Join Its Bid for Toshiba Chip Unit: Report

    Apple Inc and Amazon.com Inc will join Foxconn's bid for Toshiba Corp's semiconductor business, the Nikkei business daily quoted Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou as saying on Monday.The two US technology giants plan to "chip in funds", Gou said, according the interview with the newspaper. It was not immediately clear if this would take the form of a direct investment in the semiconductor unit or would be financing for the deal.Taiwan's Foxconn, formally known as Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd, has also partnered with its Japanese unit Sharp Corp in its bid.Representatives for Apple and Amazon were not immediately available for comment.Toshiba is depending on the sale of the unit, the world's second-largest NAND chip maker, to cover billions of dollars in cost overruns at its now bankrupt US nuclear unit Westinghouse.Foxconn is not seen as a frontrunner in the sale of the unit, which Toshiba has valued at at least $18 billion (roughly Rs. 1,16,239 crores), due to i..
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  • It is not a new thing for an Apple product to be leaked ahead of launch but if a newly surfaced leak turns out to be legitimate, we might already have information about several upcoming products from the Cupertino-based company. Alleged Foxconn insiders have reportedly leaked information about company's plans about augmented reality, upcoming smartphones, laptops, and a voice-activated speaker.In a Reddit thread, 'foxconninsider' has revealed that a 32GB RAM variant will be introduced to the 15-inch MacBook Pro lineup and that MacBook Air laptop will be discontinued by the company, as pointed out in a report by AppleInsider. However, the source didn't respond to a query seeking the timeline for the addition of the new RAM variant.Interestingly, earlier reports have suggested that Apple will be introducing the 32GB RAM variant of the 15-inch MacBook Pro on Monday at its WWDC 2017 event. Further, the leaks have suggested that Apple will be refreshing its MacBook Air..

    Apple’s 2017 Roadmap Leaked by ‘Foxconn Insiders’; Includes Siri Speaker and AR Glasses

    It is not a new thing for an Apple product to be leaked ahead of launch but if a newly surfaced leak turns out to be legitimate, we might already have information about several upcoming products from the Cupertino-based company. Alleged Foxconn insiders have reportedly leaked information about company's plans about augmented reality, upcoming smartphones, laptops, and a voice-activated speaker.In a Reddit thread, 'foxconninsider' has revealed that a 32GB RAM variant will be introduced to the 15-inch MacBook Pro lineup and that MacBook Air laptop will be discontinued by the company, as pointed out in a report by AppleInsider. However, the source didn't respond to a query seeking the timeline for the addition of the new RAM variant.Interestingly, earlier reports have suggested that Apple will be introducing the 32GB RAM variant of the 15-inch MacBook Pro on Monday at its WWDC 2017 event. Further, the leaks have suggested that Apple will be refreshing its MacBook Air..
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