AppleInsider Apple research paper details LiDAR-based 3D object recognition for autonomous vehicle navigation 2017-11-22T00:06:45.000000000-05:00 Apple researchers are pushing forward with efforts to bring autonomous vehicle systems to public roads, and last week published an academic paper outlining a method of detecting objects in 3D point clouds using trainable neural networks. While still in its early stages, the technology could matur... 2018 iPhone models to boast enhanced LTE transmission, support 4x4 MIMO 2017-11-21T20:57:20.000000000-05:00 Apple's next-generation iPhone lineup, due for debut in 2018, will build on LTE antenna technology introduced with iPhone X to support ultra-fast transmissions speeds designated by 4x4 MIMO (multiple input, multiple output) standards. Apple reportedly acquires Canadian AR headset startup Vrvana for $30M 2017-11-21T19:04:50.000000000-05:00 Amid rumors claiming Apple is working on a branded augmented reality headset, a report on Tuesday claims the tech giant has bolstered its AR hardware team with the purchase Canadian startup Vrvana. Uber paid $100,000 to cover up 2016 breach exposing data of 57 million customers and drivers 2017-11-21T18:16:40.000000000-05:00 Uber on Tuesday became the latest tech firm to acknowledge a major hack of its systems that spilled data from 50 million customers and some 7 million drivers, a breach the company paid $100,000 to keep quiet. Lowest prices anywhere: Apple's 2017 13" MacBook Pro for $1,099 or 13" Touch Bar for $1,599 with no tax in 48 states & 0% financing 2017-11-21T18:14:53.000000000-05:00 The lowest prices of the year are here on Apple devices with less than 48 hours left to take advantage of the exclusive discounts. Pick up a 13" MacBook Pro for as low as $1,099 with coupon, or opt for a Touch Bar model for just $1,599 ($200 off). Very limited quantities are available and these o... Pixar head John Lasseter takes leave of absence amid sexual misconduct allegations 2017-11-21T17:35:08.000000000-05:00 John Lasseter, chief creative officer of Disney Animation Studios and close friend of late Apple CEO Steve Jobs, is taking a six-month leave of absence after allegations of inappropriate behavior toward female co-workers. Latest Apple Park drone footage depicts massive atrium doors, landscaping progress 2017-11-21T15:34:39.000000000-05:00 The latest drone footage of Apple Park shows what appears to be complete landscaping with a full pond inside the circular headquarters, and has the closest shots of the large atrium doors yet seen. Redesigned YouTube app returns to Amazon's Echo Show 2017-11-21T15:02:34.000000000-05:00 Amazon has brought a YouTube app back to the display-equipped Echo Show, apparently resolving a conflict with Google over terms of service. Video: With Apple's HomePod delayed until 2018, will customers wait? 2017-11-21T14:20:18.000000000-05:00 Apple recently announced that its highly anticipated premium HomePod speaker won't launch in December as was originally planned. AppleInsider brings you up to speed with everything you need to know about the HomePod's delay until 2018. Sega releases 'Sonic the Hedgehog 2' free on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV to celebrate 25th anniversary 2017-11-21T13:07:11.000000000-05:00 Sega has added another classic title to its Sega Forever free-to-play game collection, by making the iPhone and iPad port of 'Sonic the Hedgehog 2' available to download on iOS and tvOS, on the 25th anniversary of the original game's release on the Genesis game console.