Apple hiring engineers from Drive?ai self-driving car startup, report says

According to a new report from the San Francisco Chronicle, Apple has hired a “handful” of hardware and software engineers from self-driving car startup Drive.ai – which is planning to close its doors later this week. more… The post Apple hiring engineers from Drive?ai self-driving car startup, report says appeared first on 9to5Mac. 9to5Mac

Apple boosts health expertise with children’s asthma tracking startup acquisition

Apple has purchased a small California-based startup called Tueo Health, CNBC reports. The health-focused company further expands Apple’s medical-related portfolio. Here’s how the firm described their mission prior to joining Apple: more… The post Apple boosts health expertise with children’s asthma tracking startup acquisition appeared first on 9to5Mac. 9to5Mac

Disrupt Berlin 2018 heavy on machine learning, picks sperm freezer Legacy as Startup Battlefield winner

A panel of tech industry judges narrowed down a dozen contestants picked from over a thousand applicants to pick up the Disrupt Cup award at Disrupt Berlin 2018. The panel ultimately bypassed other startups putting machine learning directly into consumers’ hands, and ultimately decided on a single winner that wiggled its way past the others […]

Apple reportedly acquires privacy-focused artificial intelligence startup ‘Silk Labs’

Apple has made another acquisition in the artificial intelligence business, a new report claims. According to The Information, Apple quietly acquired Silk Labs, an artificial intelligence startup focused on “software lightweight enough to fit onto consumer hardware like cameras.” more… The post Apple reportedly acquires privacy-focused artificial intelligence startup ‘Silk Labs’ appeared first on 9to5Mac. […]

New MacBook Pros lack iconic Mac startup chime, but they do automatically boot when you open the lid

It has been discovered that along with physical function keys, glowing Apple logo and ‘old style’ USB ports, the new MacBook Pros lack the iconic Mac chime when booting up. This is the distinctive noise heard at startup when the Mac passes the initial POST checks; Apple has used the same F-sharp chord sound in […]