The so-called „Apple Car“ may not be a car after all, but rather an electric van, according to German site Manager Magazin.
LiDAR-equipped Apple Maps vehicle in 2015 The report, loosely translated below, claims Apple’s industrial design group has designed prototypes of the van with black and silver finishes:
After that, the Apple Car could come in the form of an electric van. Apple’s engineers have designed specimens with black and silver paint, designed in the typical industrial design of the iPhone group. Apple also researches on its own batteries, electric motors, special seats and interior components.
Last year, The New York Times [...]
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey today commented on the possibility of an edit button for tweets, suggesting Twitter is considering a feature that might let people go back and add clarifications or annotations to older tweets.
As shared by Recode, Dorsey said that right now, there’s „no credible way“ for people to „go back and clarify“ their older tweets, a problem that Twitter wants to solve.
„How do we enable people to quickly go back or to any tweet, whether it be years back or today, and show that original tweet — kind of like a quote retweet, a retweet with comment — and to add some context and some color on what they might [...]
A recently published Apple patent application suggests that a future HomePod could feature support for 3D hand gestures, Face ID, and much more.
While the patent application does not refer to the HomePod by name, it describes a voice-controlled assistant device such as a „countertop speaker“ with various sensors and cameras that „gather hand gestures and other three-dimensional gesture input.“ This could include waving, clapping, and so forth.
Interestingly, the HomePod could have LEDs woven into the fabric to provide visual feedback for the hand gestures. The LEDs could also be configured to display alphanumeric characters through the [...]
Apple is exploring a new keyboard design that could eventually replace its butterfly switch MacBook keyboards and finally solve the problem of „sticky“ or inconsistently functioning keys.
Issues that Apple has acknowledged can occur with some current MacBook keyboards are widely believed to be caused by dust or other particulates getting lodged in the butterfly mechanism underneath the keycaps, which are shallower than those on previous-generation MacBook and MacBook Pro keyboards with traditional scissor switch mechanisms.
In its 2018 MacBook Pro models, Apple quietly introduced a thin silicone membrane underneath keyboard keys, which is an attempt [...]