It’s time for our annual look back on Apple’s performance during the past year, as seen through the eyes of writers, editors, developers, podcasters, and other people who spend an awful lot of time thinking about Apple.
Monthly Archives: January 2019
Burger King on Twitter
how do you order a Whopper sandwich for a penny “at” McDonald’s? here’s how. #WhopperDetour https://burgerking.app.
Amazon is hauling cargo in self-driving trucks developed by Embark
Amazon is using self-driving trucks developed by Embark to haul some cargo on the I-10 interstate highway, CNBC has learned.
Robot that thinks for itself from scratch brings forward rise the self-aware machines
The rise of “self-aware” robots has come a major step closer following the invention of a machine capable of thinking for itself from scratch, scientists have said.
Florida Law Would Allow Self-Driving Cars With No Safety Drivers
Two Florida lawmakers are working to loosen up state restrictions on self-driving technology.
Elon Musk said Tesla vehicles will likely drive without human assistance by the end of 2019
Tesla CEO Elon Musk said on Wednesday that he expects Tesla vehicles to be able to safely drive themselves without human assistance by the end of 2019.
I’ll pay what they’d pay
I wish ad-supported services could look at my average usage (# of pages I’ve viewed, ads I’ve seen, etc), and give me an option to directly pay them the same amount they would have charged the advertisers for my slice of views/clicks/etc.
How NASA Used Art to Shape Our Vision of the Future
With every new discovery, the team’s understanding of these worlds shifts and transforms. Exoplanet 55 Cancri e, Hurt noted, has proven particularly hard to nail down.
1.5M ratings 277k ratings See, that’s what the app is perfect for.
Apple Music subscribers don’t have to buy Wi-Fi to listen on American Airlines
Starting on February 1, if you want to listen to Apple Music on American Airlines, you don’t have to buy Wi-Fi to do so. Apple and American Airlines has announced that Apple Music subscribers can listen to their music on any domestic U.S. flight with Viasat satellite Wi-Fi, free of charge.
Napster A New Killer Internet App
Napster is the greatest thing to happen to mp3’s since . . . well since anything I guess. Someone told me about it a couple weeks ago, so I downloaded their beta, ran it for a few days and I have to say that I’m very impressed.
Google Takes Its First Steps Toward Killing the URL
In September, members of Google’s Chrome security team put forth a radical proposal: Kill off URLs as we know them. The researchers aren’t actually advocating a change to the web’s underlying infrastructure.
Fake America great again
Guess what? I just got hold of some embarrassing video footage of Texas senator Ted Cruz singing and gyrating to Tina Turner. His political enemies will have great fun showing it during the midterms. Donald Trump will call him “Dancin’ Ted.” Okay, I’ll admit it—I created the video myself.
Mikael Thalen on Twitter
I’ve gone down a black hole of the latest DeepFakes and this mashup of Steve Buscemi and Jennifer Lawrence is a sight to behold
People Who Will Not Be Denied
There are people in this world who simply will not be denied. I find this idea fascinating, that you can envision something and then literally will yourself into making it happen. They call this the Law of Attraction and it’s one of the few pseudo-sciency things I actually believe in.
Shot on iPhone XR — Experiments II: Full Circle (Behind the Scenes) — Apple
Behind the making of our latest mind-bending experiments, shot by 32 iPhone XRs mounted on a bullet time rig. Commissioned by Apple. #ShotoniPhone by Donghoon Jun and James Thornton of Incite.Experiments II shot on iPhone XR with Pro Camera app and ProCam 6 app. Song: Original score by School
Shot on iPhone XR — Experiments II: Full Circle — Apple
Lose yourself in our latest hands-on experiments, shot by 32 iPhone XRs mounted on a bullet time rig. Commissioned by Apple. #ShotoniPhone by Donghoon Jun and James Thornton of Incite.Shot on iPhone XR with Pro Camera app and ProCam 6 app. Song: Original score by School
Apple News subscription service preview found in iOS 12.2 beta
A preview of an Apple News subscription service was found in a developer build of iOS 12.2 by 9to5Mac today, and the service would offer access to newspapers and magazines for a monthly fee.
Inside an otherworldly mission to prepare humans for Mars
On an average day, you might find Kartik Kumar in the Netherlands, where he’s finishing up his Ph.D. in aerospace engineering at Delft University of Technology or tending to his startup company. But in February 2018, Kumar was standing on the surface of Mars. Well, almost.
Apple’s dismissal of 200 self-driving car employees points to a shift in its AI strategy
It’s not often you hear about layoffs at Apple. So it came as a surprise Wednesday when CNBC learned that Apple was removing 200 employees from its self-driving car unit.