I thought Apple’s car project had gone a little quiet, but it’s still a thing, according to Bloomberg.The company has reportedly hired a longtime Ford engineer and executive to work on its car thought experiment, once called Project Titan. Desi Ujkashevic had been with the automaker since 1991 and was Ford’s global director of automotive safety engineering.Naturally, that means we’ve chewed over her work history and LinkedIn page, noting she’s worked on Ford’s electric vehicles and regulatory issues — expertise Apple will love.There have been rumors about Apple’s work on autonomous vehicles since 2015, but there have been more setbacks than announcements. Doug Field, who apparently led Project Titan, left Apple to rejoin Ford last September. Are they just swapping execs?— Mat Smith The biggest stories you might have missedRivian will receive up to $1.5 billion in state incentives to build Georgia production facilityBlizzard gives sneak peek of new mobile game ‘Warcraft Arclight Rumble’Twitter ‘Circle’ test limits tweets to close friendsYouTube Go will no longer be available starting this AugustInstagram is testing even more recommendations in the main feedRazer’s Blade 15 is the first laptop with a 240Hz OLED screenLiterally, the nicest screen you’ll see.RAZERRazer is updating its Blade 15 laptop with an option for what it says is the first 240Hz OLED laptop display. You’ll get the high responsiveness for an edge in multiplayer games, but you’ll still have a color-accurate 1440p panel (100 percent of the DCI-P3 space) with deep contrast. You’ll need deep pockets: The upgraded Blade 15 will arrive before the end of the year for $3,500.Continue reading.Paramount+ debuts in the UK and Ireland on June 22ndIt has nearly 40 million subscribers.Paramount’s streaming service will arrive in the UK and Ireland on June 22nd. South Korea will also have access sometime in June. For everywhere else, you’ll have to wait until the second half of 2022.The company announced it added 6.8 million new Paramount+ subscribers in the first quarter of 2022, putting the platform now at almost 40 million customers. Despite Halo.Continue reading.Ubisoft Montreal takes over work on ‘Prince of Persia’ remakeThe game was supposed to come out this year, but…UbisoftWork on Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake hasn’t gone as smoothly as Ubisoft hoped. The company has now put its Montreal studio in charge of the project, taking it away from Ubisoft’s Pune and Mumbai studios.Ubisoft Montreal was “the very birthplace of the epic Sands of Time trilogy,” the developers wrote in a message to fans. The original was released in 2003, which was a reboot of, well, 1989’s Prince of Persia. In the original, when you died, you stayed dead.Continue reading.The best travel gear for graduatesHook them up with the latest gadgets before their next trip.Peak DesignWhile this guide is for graduates planning trips post-college, I think a lot of us are thinking of going somewhere as travel restrictions relax, and we all start to feel more comfortable with the idea of long-distance travel. Here are some travel essentials to help you stay connected — and have more fun — on the road.Continue reading.

I thought Apple’s car project had gone a little quiet, but it’s still a thing, according to Bloomberg.

The company has reportedly hired a longtime Ford engineer and executive to work on its car thought experiment, once called Project Titan. Desi Ujkashevic had been with the automaker since 1991 and was Ford’s global director of automotive safety engineering.

Naturally, that means we’ve chewed over her work history and LinkedIn page, noting she’s worked on Ford’s electric vehicles and regulatory issues — expertise Apple will love.

There have been rumors about Apple’s work on autonomous vehicles since 2015, but there have been more setbacks than announcements. Doug Field, who apparently led Project Titan, left Apple to rejoin Ford last September. Are they just swapping execs?

— Mat Smith

 

The biggest stories you might have missed

Rivian will receive up to $1.5 billion in state incentives to build Georgia production facility

Blizzard gives sneak peek of new mobile game ‘Warcraft Arclight Rumble’

Twitter ‘Circle’ test limits tweets to close friends

YouTube Go will no longer be available starting this August

Instagram is testing even more recommendations in the main feed

Razer’s Blade 15 is the first laptop with a 240Hz OLED screen

Literally, the nicest screen you’ll see.

RAZER

Razer is updating its Blade 15 laptop with an option for what it says is the first 240Hz OLED laptop display. You’ll get the high responsiveness for an edge in multiplayer games, but you’ll still have a color-accurate 1440p panel (100 percent of the DCI-P3 space) with deep contrast. You’ll need deep pockets: The upgraded Blade 15 will arrive before the end of the year for $3,500.

Continue reading.

Paramount+ debuts in the UK and Ireland on June 22nd

It has nearly 40 million subscribers.

Paramount’s streaming service will arrive in the UK and Ireland on June 22nd. South Korea will also have access sometime in June. For everywhere else, you’ll have to wait until the second half of 2022.

The company announced it added 6.8 million new Paramount+ subscribers in the first quarter of 2022, putting the platform now at almost 40 million customers. Despite Halo.

Continue reading.

Ubisoft Montreal takes over work on ‘Prince of Persia’ remake

The game was supposed to come out this year, but…

Ubisoft

Work on Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake hasn’t gone as smoothly as Ubisoft hoped. The company has now put its Montreal studio in charge of the project, taking it away from Ubisoft’s Pune and Mumbai studios.

Ubisoft Montreal was “the very birthplace of the epic Sands of Time trilogy,” the developers wrote in a message to fans. The original was released in 2003, which was a reboot of, well, 1989’s Prince of Persia. In the original, when you died, you stayed dead.

Continue reading.

The best travel gear for graduates

Hook them up with the latest gadgets before their next trip.

Peak Design

While this guide is for graduates planning trips post-college, I think a lot of us are thinking of going somewhere as travel restrictions relax, and we all start to feel more comfortable with the idea of long-distance travel. Here are some travel essentials to help you stay connected — and have more fun — on the road.

Continue reading.

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