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Ford targeting 2021 launch for self-driving car, potentially going head to head with Apple

08/16/2016, 03:08 pm

At a special event on Tuesday, Ford revealed plans to have a fully self-driving car on the roads in 2021, the same year as Apple's own "Project Titan" is expected to debut.


Apple awarded pair of 3D user interface patents related to computer vision

08/16/2016, 02:08 pm

A pair of newly awarded patents could hint at new ways of interacting with Apple devices, potentially using 3D motion and space to interact with a Mac or iOS device.


Angela Ahrendts attends Apple Store grand opening at World Trade Center in New York City

08/16/2016, 12:08 pm

Just a few weeks after opening its first retail store in Brooklyn, Apple debuted its ninth store in New York City on Tuesday, with the new World Trade Center location opening its doors ahead of the anticipated launch of the "iPhone 7."


Apple turning to new server suppliers to cut costs - report

08/16/2016, 09:08 am

In another cost-cutting measure, Apple is switching up its server supply chain to force price competition, a report claimed on Tuesday.


Apple CEO Tim Cook touring China, pledges Asia-Pacific R&D center

08/16/2016, 08:08 am

In the midst of a visit to China, Apple CEO Tim Cook has promised to open up an Asia-Pacific research and development center in the country by the end of 2016.


Former Apple Watch engineer talks Apple design culture, secrecy, more in interview

08/15/2016, 08:08 pm

Former Apple engineer Bob Messerschmidt, who headed up the group responsible for the highly regarded Apple Watch heart rate sensor, recently sat down with Fast Company to offer an inside look at what it was like working with Jony Ive's secretive Industrial Design Group.


Apple computer navigation engineer departs for mysterious automaker Faraday Future

08/15/2016, 01:08 pm

Computer vision and vehicle navigation specialist Bart Nabbe has left Apple's "Special Projects" division, and is now working at electric car company Faraday Future.


Apple educational investment in Oakland linked to meeting between Cook, Rev. Jesse Jackson

08/15/2016, 12:08 pm

Apple's recent educational investments into Oakland, Calif. were prompted by a talk between CEO Tim Cook and civil rights activist Rev. Jesse Jackson, according to a report.


Tim Cook says AI & augmented reality are core technologies in Apple's future

08/14/2016, 06:08 pm

Apple is deeply invested in artificial intelligence and augmented reality when it comes to future products, CEO Tim Cook acknowledged in a recent interview.


This week on AI: Two new Apple Watches, mysterious health gadgets, all-glass iPhones & more

08/13/2016, 05:08 am

Future hardware rumors were unusually diverse this week, possibly giving us a peek not just at future iPhones but things like the second-generation Apple Watch and mysterious new health gadgets.


Apple thought to be seeking vast expanses of office space in Seattle

08/12/2016, 12:08 pm

Real estate companies in the Pacific Northwest are allegedly "buzzing" that a large California business, presumably Apple, is eyeing Seattle for potential expansion.


AppleInsider podcast talks 'iPhone 7,' Apple Watch, potential Health device

08/12/2016, 11:08 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Mikey and Victor discuss the latest updates in "iPhone 7" rumors, rumored Apple Watch updates, and potential Apple Health hardware.


Apple manufacturer Foxconn posts drop in profit with blame unclear

08/12/2016, 09:08 am

Foxconn continues to post disappointing earnings reports in 2016, with analysts pointing to the decrease in iPhone orders as the prime culprit -- but the actual reason isn't clear, according to the company.


Apple wins approval to begin first stage of Irish data center

08/12/2016, 09:08 am

Coming in well ahead of its deadline, Ireland's An Bord Pleanála has approved plans to build the first stage of an Apple data center, which will include support buildings and one of eight eventual data halls.


French, German ministers to meet in push to counter encrypted messaging apps

08/11/2016, 04:08 pm

France's interior minister on Thursday announced plans to meet with a German counterpart and tackle the issue of encrypted messaging apps, which he argued are preventing intelligence agencies from fighting terrorism.


Apple partner Foxconn's $3.8B Sharp buyout approved by China

08/11/2016, 02:08 pm

After months of speculation and delays, the Chinese anti-monopoly agency has approved the $3.8 billion merger between Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn and display technology company Sharp.


Patent filing hints at Apple's future in consumer-driven healthcare monitoring

08/11/2016, 12:08 pm

A new Apple patent filing for an electrocardiogram device suitable for consumer use reinforces the company's continued moves into the healthcare monitoring business.


Apple hires Flipboard co-founder Evan Doll to direct work on health software

08/11/2016, 09:08 am

Apple has hired on one of the co-founders of Flipboard, Evan Doll, as a director of health software engineering, a report observed on Thursday.


Samsung accused of poisoning over 200 workers, then withholding information on toxins it exposed them to

08/10/2016, 09:08 pm

One of Apple's largest component suppliers, Samsung Electronics, is the subject of a new investigative report regarding its withholding of critical information about the toxic chemicals its employees were exposed to while working in the company's factories.


Judge says 'common sense' not enough to invalidate patent in Arendi v. Apple & Google

08/10/2016, 02:08 pm

Judges cannot invoke "common sense" when considering the validity of a patent, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled on Wednesday, impacting a case pitting Arendi S.A.R.L. against Apple and Google.