A little under a year ago, Apple tried to assuage everyone’s fears that it had given up on the Mac Pro for good. At the time, it said the device wouldn’t arrive until 2018 at the earliest, and gave us the beastly iMac Pro to whet our appetites in the meantime. Now the company has made it clear we won’t get our hands on the top-of-the-line, modular Mac Pro until 2019. The company recently invited TechCrunch back to its campus to discuss the new Mac Pro, and Apple’s strategy for creating the new device. The entire piece is worth a read if you’re…
Longtime CarPlay holdout Toyota is making good on promises to deliver Apple’s automotive infotainment platform to drivers, and plans to integrate the technology in its all new 2019 Corolla Hatchback this year. AppleInsider – Frontpage News
Back in February the UK mobile phone manufacturer and retailer Wileyfox entered administration. Just weeks later, information appeared that STK had struck a deal with Wileyfox Group to sell devices on various markets, including the UK, Europe, and South Africa. Along with the sales rights, the new brand owner will also provide customer support, after-sales care, and other services. Now, Henry Salameh, Commercial Director at STK has revealed that a roadmap for new Wileyfox devices is being developed for the second half of 2018. The company will also sell the Swift 2, Swift 2 Plus…
An unexpected billboard of a vivo V9 appeared in Indonesia last month, suggesting a new phone by the Chinese manufacturer is on its way. Today the company confirmed the rumor, sending us an official teaser for the phone. The V9 will be announced on March 22 with a notch on the screen and more AI functions. A day later, on March 23, vivo will hold a separate event in India where we will see further details about pricing and availability. The press release said the new vivo V9 will have a FullView Display and “sleek futuristic design”, meaning it will come with a notch on the top…
If you think the Galaxy S9's personalized AR emoji creations are creepy, well, you're right. But as teased by Samsung at its launch event in MWC a few weeks ago, some familiar Disney faces are joining the robo-avatar party. Both Mickey and Minnie wil… Engadget RSS Feed
Apple’s huge lead over Samsung in mobile facial recognition won’t be threatened anytime this year. Samsung is supposedly working on adding a 3D mapping facial recognition sensor to its next flagship smartphone, but according to a report from Asia, the supplier won’t have it ready until 2019. Israeli startup Mantis Vision is allegedly collaborating on […]
Flying cars could take to the skies sooner than we think. Dutch company PAL-V intends to bring its four-wheeled aircraft, the PAL-V Liberty, to market by 2019.
As reported by Tech Crunch, the PAL-V Liberty was on display for the first time at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland, a sign of its impending release. PAL-V is taking pre-orders for the car/aircraft, and provided everything goes as planned, the company intends to proceed with deliveries by next year. The aircraft has already received certification from both the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in the U.S.
The PAL-V Liberty is designed to comfortably hold two passengers, and take off while carrying more than 908 kg (2,000 pounds). It can operate as both a car and an aircraft, and each mode would have different capabilities.
In car mode, it has a top speed of 160 km/hour (99 mph), and a range of 1,315 km (817 mph). In flight mode, its top speed increases to 180 km/hour (112 mph), and its range drops to 500 km (310 miles) — though that’s with 30 minutes of reserve fuel and a single passenger.
Owners will need a pilot’s license to take full advantage of the PAL-V Liberty, as well as access to a small landing strip or airfield. According to Tech Crunch, the transition from car mode to flight mode takes between five and 10 minutes.
While the ground transportation industry struggles to combat ever-increasing road congestion, taking to the skies might be the way of future. Soon, flying cars may be as ubiquitous as cars, planes, and trains as a means of easy traveling.
Android O developer previews began rolling out in March last year, and if a tweet from famed leaker Evan Blass is to be trusted, we should be getting the first Android P developer preview at approximately the same time. That means that we’ve only got one or two weeks to wait.
Android P Developer Preview 1 is targeting a mid-month release.
While we're still a ways away from a proper Aliens-esque Power Loader, our enhanced exo-suit future is already upon us. The HAL (that's Hybrid Assistive Limb, not the murderous space AI) from medical device manufacturer, Cyberdyne Inc., has already b… Engadget RSS Feed