Apple Maps Rolls Out 3D View to London, LA, New York and San Francisco

Apple Maps Rolls Out 3D View to London, LA, New York and San Francisco

Apple is bringing its 3D maps to more cities within the Apple Maps app, including London, LA, New York and San Francisco. The experience, launching with iOS 15, follows several years of investment in Apple’s mapping platform to make the app more competitive with the market leader, Google Maps. This has included not only the addition of 3D maps, like those arriving now to major markets, but also overall more detailed maps, improved transit features, AR viewing modes and more…


Researchers Have Developed a New Kind of ‘Unbreakable’ Glass

Researchers at McGill University have developed the strongest and toughest glass ever known. Inspired, in part, by the inner layer of mollusk shells, this glass does not shatter when hit, and acts more like plastic…


First Artificial Kidney That Would Free People From Dialysis and Transplants Runs on Blood Pressure

The Kidney Project’s implantable bioartificial kidney, one that promises to free kidney disease patients from dialysis machines and transplant waiting lists, took another big step toward becoming reality—earning a $650,000 prize from KidneyX for its first-ever demonstration of a functional prototype of its implantable artificial kidney…


Fairphone’s Latest Sustainable Smartphone Comes With a Five-Year Warranty

Fairphone, the manufacturer focused on making easy to repair smartphones made out of ethically sourced materials, just took the wraps off its fourth-generation handset. The Fairphone 4 uses a modular design that’s similar to the company’s previous phones, only now with more powerful internals, a five-year warranty, and a promise of two major Android updates and software support until the end of 2025. Prices start at €579 / £499 for the phone, which will ship on October 25th…


Targeted Litter Detection in Real-Time with Artificial Intelligence

Cigarette butts are a real nuisance. No community or city does not complain about it; be it in the parks, on the sidewalks, or on beaches. They are visually unsightly, but what weighs even heavier, they are particularly harmful to the environment…


DARPA Reveals Successful Hypersonic Cruise Missile Flight Test Has Occurred

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has announced the successful free flight test of an air-breathing hypersonic cruise missile demonstrator developed by Raytheon and Northrop Grumman. This comes more than a year after the announcement of successful captive-carry tests of this weapon, as well as a competing design from Lockheed Martin, as part of the Hypersonic Air-breathing Weapon Concept program, or HAWC…


Valve Reportedly Developing Standalone VR Headset Codenamed ‘Deckard’

Valve could have a second VR headset in development with a standalone design similar to what’s currently offered by Facebook’s lineup of Oculus Quest headsets. Evidence for the new headset was brought to light by YouTuber Brad Lynch. He found multiple references in Valve’s SteamVR code to a device codenamed “Deckard” which he then cross-referenced against the company’s recent patent applications…

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