Apple’s autonomous test vehicle involved in first crash

Apple’s autonomous vehicle program sustained its first crash last week. A Nissan Leaf rear-ended one of Apple’s autonomous test vehicles, according to a filing with California’s Department of Motor Vehicles. The DMV licenses autonomous car testing programs in the state. The crash occurred just before 3 p.m. on August 24 in Santa Clara, close to […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

Sprint's Unlimited Premium Plan Bundles New Extras

Sprint today announced a new high-end plan called Unlimited Premium. The plan is similar to the company's Unlimited Plus plan, but adds Amazon Prime, Hulu Limited Commercials, and — for a limited time — up to $20 per month of Uber rides. It also increases the mobile hotspot allowance from 15 GB to 50 GB, and removes the 10 GB cap on 4G data roaming in Mexico and Canada. The new…

Hands On with the HTC U12 Life

HTC's mid-range phone has character. It comes with a two-tone finish on the rear that sets it apart from the crowd. A 6-inch display graces the front and dual cameras adorn the rear, while an average set of specs are within Here are Phone Scoop's first thoughts. Source: phonescoop

Best of IFA 2018

IFA is Europe's big consumer tech show. Every year we head over to Berlin to check out everything in person, and honor the standouts with our Best of IFA award. This year, five products really caught our eye. Source: phonescoop

Grab the new iPhone XS wallpaper right here

You don’t have to wait for Apple to start shipping the new iPhone XS to get the gorgeous new wallpaper that comes with it. After leaking images of the 2018 iPhones along with the Apple Watch Series 4, 9to5Mac has also unearthed the raw image of the amazing new wallpaper that will come with the […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

MagicScroll tablet phone rolls up to fit in your pocket

Forget folding displays. A group of Canadian researchers created a working prototype of a rollable tablet. The MagicScroll is intended to show that computer screens don’t have to be flat. The biggest challenge in mobile design today is somehow making larger and larger displays fit in a pants pocket. The MagicScroll accomplishes that by rolling […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

GreatCall Debuts Jitterbug Smart2 for Seniors

GreatCall recently announced the Jitterbug Smart2, a new version of its smartphone for seniors. The phone is based on Android, but GreatCall has completely overwritten the user interface with its own software that was designed specifically for ease-of-use. It has large text and icons that are easy to identify. Basic apps include phone, text messaging, camera, internet, email, maps, and Lively. The Smart2 has voice typing and a speakerphone. The…

Qualcomm Intros aptX Adaptive for High-End Wireless Audio

Qualcomm today announced aptX Adaptive, a more flexible version of its audio codec. The refreshed codec targets premium devices with improved audio quality, lowered latency, and low-bit rate transmission. What makes it unique is that the codec was engineered to adjust on the fly in order to provide better quality or adjusted latency. It will help headphones, speakers, phones, and other devices automatically tweak settings based on the content being…

Apple Watch Series 4 face is ridiculously complicated

An image of Apple’s next wearable leaked today, revealing an impractical new Apple Watch face that crams in every possible type of notification all at once. It has no less than nine different complications. And, oh yes, the time.  Apple managed to increase the size of the display by 15 percent without enlarging the overall […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

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