Gears & Gadgets

Apple, VW sign driverless car deal for Apple campus shuttles, NY Times sources say

Enlarge / A T9 Transporter van like this could soon shuttle Apple employees. Volkswagen The New York Times reported this evening that Apple entered into a partnership with Volkswagen Group to pair a number of electric T6 Transporter vans with Apple’s proprietary autonomous vehicle software. The vans will reportedly be used to shuttle employees around Apple’s company […]

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New speculative-execution vulnerability strikes AMD, ARM, and Intel

Intel Skylake die shot. Intel A new attack that uses processors’ speculative-execution capabilities to leak data, named Speculative Store Bypass (SSB), has been published after being independently discovered by Microsoft’s Security Response Center and Google Project Zero. Processors from Intel and AMD, along with some of those using ARM’s designs, are all affected. Since the […]

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Alphabet’s Verily has a “smart diaper“ design that distinguishes pee from poo

Enlarge / What’s that kid packin’? Getty | ullstein bild Tech companies are always hoping to clear out the competition with their latest wearable. But Alphabet’s life sciences division, Verily, is likely expecting a blow-out with this one. The company, formerly known as Google Life Sciences, has a patent-pending plan for a wirelessly connected “smart […]