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Topic: Future Hardware

iOS code shows Apple experimenting with ultra fast, light-based Li-Fi wireless data for future iPhones

01/18/2016, 11:01 am

Recent versions of iOS have been found to contain references to Li-Fi, an experimental high-speed wireless networking protocol that uses pulses of light to transmit data and is being marketed as a long-term replacement for Wi-Fi.

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US transport regulators may waive some safety rules to spur self-driving cars

01/14/2016, 04:01 pm

The U.S. Transportation Department may waive some safety rules to make it easier for automakers to test self-driving vehicles, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced at a Thursday event in Detroit.

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Obama administration planning to speed up development of self-driving cars

01/13/2016, 12:01 pm

The White House will reportedly announce efforts to speed up the development of self-driving cars on Thursday, something that may be of extreme interest to Apple as it readies its own such vehicle.

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Rumor: Apple to debut Bluetooth earbuds alongside 'iPhone 7,' with truly wireless left & right earpieces

01/08/2016, 02:01 pm

Apple is said to be working on a new pair of high-end Bluetooth headphones that will be completely wireless, meaning separate earpieces for the left and right side without a wire connecting them, according to a new rumor.

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Apple registers apple.car, apple.auto and apple.cars domain names

01/08/2016, 11:01 am

Whether related to CarPlay or the heavily rumored Apple Car, Apple this week registered a trio of automotive-focused domain names, in a move that will surely fuel further speculation about "Project Titan."

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Razer Core shows what Apple could do for gamers with Thunderbolt

01/06/2016, 01:01 pm

Gaming hardware maker Razer has unveiled something that Mac users have sought after for years -- a Thunderbolt-connected external module that lets gamers take advantage of desktop-class graphics hardware at home while keeping their laptop thin and light on the go.

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Automakers better positioned to build self-driving cars than Silicon Valley, study claims

01/05/2016, 09:01 pm

The existing giants of the auto industry are better equipped to produce self-driving cars, at least when considerng the amount of patents they control, a study said on Tuesday.

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GM sides with Lyft in ridesharing war with $500M investment, self-driving car partnership

01/04/2016, 09:01 am

Stalwart American automaker General Motors on Monday announced an expansive tie-up with ridesharing service Lyft that includes a $500 million cash infusion and technical support for mobile connectivity and autonomous vehicle technology.

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What's next for Apple in 2016: New product rumor roundup

01/01/2016, 01:01 pm

Even though Apple's first major hardware launches for 2016 are probably still months away, rumors of the company's roadmap are already widespread, including some potential shakeups for products like the iPhone.

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Apple predicted to aggressively pursue virtual & augmented reality tech in 2016

12/29/2015, 09:12 am

As hype continues to build around upcoming virtual reality and augmented reality products, one Wall Street analyst doesn't think Apple will sit on the sidelines, potentially acquiring companies and working behind the scenes on its own offerings throughout 2016.

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Google to spin off self driving cars as separate Alphabet business - report

12/16/2015, 04:12 pm

As the race to bring self driving cars to market heats up, Google apparently plans to spin off its own initiative as a separate company under the Alphabet banner next year, according to a new report.

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Rumor: Apple to host March 2016 event for new Apple Watch, 4-inch iPhone

12/08/2015, 12:12 pm

For the second year in a row, Apple may hold a media presentation in March to share details on a new Apple Watch launch, as well as the potential debut of a new 4-inch "iPhone 6c" in the spring.

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Leaked sample of Intel's Broadwell-EP Xeon E5 chip may hint at Mac Pro specs

12/08/2015, 10:12 am

A leaked engineering sample claimed to be from Intel's upcoming Broadwell-EP Xeon family could hint at future specifications for the Mac Pro, which was last updated in Dec. 2013.

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Rumor: Apple to unveil redesigned MacBook Airs, new 15" model at WWDC 2016

11/30/2015, 03:11 am

A rumor circulating in the Far East claims Apple plans to introduce a revamped MacBook Air lineup at its Worldwide Developers Conference in 2016, extending the form factor to include a 15-inch model potentially in lieu of an 11-inch version.

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Apple loses Mac engineering chief, former Mercedes R&D exec Johann Jungwirth to Volkswagen

11/10/2015, 08:11 am

Johann Jungwirth, who headed Mac Systems Engineering at Apple and was named in some reports as a player on the company's Project Titan electric car team, has left Cupertino for a new job at Volkswagen.

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Shadowy group linked to Apple's 'Project Titan' spotted at auto industry conference

11/09/2015, 04:11 pm

A mysterious California company believed to be used to mask the development of Apple's rumored electric car has been spotted at an automotive industry conference, strengthening the ties between the self-styled "market research" firm and vehicle manufacturing.

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Steve Jobs considered an 'Apple Car' in 2008, iPod creator remembers

11/04/2015, 09:11 am

The idea of a so-called 'Apple Car' has been gestating within the company for some time, as former iPod chief and Nest CEO Tony Fadell revealed that Steve Jobs toyed with the idea back in 2008.

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Potential reference to new Mac Pro found in OS X El Capitan code

11/02/2015, 06:11 pm

Apple could be nearing release of an expected Mac Pro refresh, as code buried in the latest version of Apple's OS X 10.11 El Capitan references an unknown Mac model with boosted specs and hardware not found in shipping machines.

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Rumor: Samsung now supplying OLED displays for Apple Watch, Apple sampling OLED for future iPhones

10/27/2015, 09:10 am

Apple is said to have begun diversifying its Apple Watch supply chain, bringing Samsung into the fold for its low-power OLED panels, and potentially paving the way for a next-generation iPhone with an OLED panel, according to a new supply chain rumor.

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Electric motorcycle startup shutters after losing top talent to Apple

10/19/2015, 08:10 am

Apple's anticipated automotive project has led the company to recruit talent from competing companies both big and small. But its wooing of top-level engineers from a San Francisco-based electric vehicle startup is said to have been so significant, it caused that company to close its doors earlier this year.

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