Apple’s first autonomous vehicle crash in California revealed by DMV

Apple has experienced its first autonomous car crash in California, state DMV records reveal. The incident happened on August 24 and, based on the publicly available report, was the result of a different vehicle that struck the rear of the autonomous car. The incident is reported to have happened during daylight hours and didn’t result in injuries. Details about the … Continue reading

The Best of IFA 2018

IFA 2018 draws to a close, and as always there’s no shortage of fresh gadgetry to choose from at the Berlin technology show. Laptops, smart home technology, and the perennial big screen TVs – now pushing 8K resolution – abounded, but that wasn’t all. Read on for SlashGear’s Best of IFA 2018. Best Entertainment – Samsung 8K QLED TV TVs … Continue reading

US Marines create 3D-printed concrete barracks hut in 40 hours

The US Marine Corps is testing the use a large concrete-based 3D printer to rapidly create barracks. The project has taken place at the US Army Engineer Research and Development Center in Illinois, where the I Marine Expeditionary Force used the printer to create a 500-sqft barracks hut in only 40 hours. Such technology could be used following natural disasters, … Continue reading

With aptX Adaptive, Qualcomm just supercharged Bluetooth audio

With aptX Adaptive, Qualcomm just gave the otherwise semi-stagnant technology of Bluetooth audio a kick in the pants. Standard Bluetooth audio is encoded at one size, and delivered to speaker devices in the same manner, regardless of the application or situation. With aptX Adaptive, the device sending the sound can encode sound information in a bunch of different sizes, dependent … Continue reading

Rolls-Royce added a “Privacy Suite” to its extreme-luxe Phantom

If the true meaning of luxury is privacy, then the new Rolls-Royce Phantom Privacy Suite could well be peak-luxe on four wheels. Revealed today at the 2018 Chengdu Motor Show, the new option for the Extended Wheelbase Phantom promises to isolate those in the rear seats from whoever is driving, with a high-tech partition. In the old days, you’d have … Continue reading