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Today’s Stories What to expect from the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X (plot twist there’s more bezel) China plans to ban sales of fossil fuel cars entirely Volkswagen to offer electric versions of all of its vehicles by 2030 Mercedes-Benz will electrify its entire car lineup by 2022 Google files to appeal $2.73BN EU antitrust fine Zoox in talks with SoftBank to fund… Read More

Everything we expect from Apple’s big iPhone event

 Tomorrow’s the big day. Apple’s annual fall unveil kicks off at 10AM ET, christening the opulent new Steve Jobs Theater in the process. From the looks of it, there may not be all that many stones left to turn over by the time Tim Cook hits the stage. Of course, Apple events have never been about just one device. Here’s what we think we know about the event so far. Read More

What to expect from the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X

 So, what do we know so far? Typical of Apple leaks in recent years, we’ve heard trickles of information on just about every piece of the new device, but, as always, everything is still up in the air. The screen, the camera, the pricing — even the name has been subject to debate in recent weeks. There does seem to be a bit of clarification on the latter point, courtesy of a massive… Read More

The next Apple Watch will have LTE cell service

 Last night an iOS 11 GM download link made its way onto Reddit, which 9to5Mac discovered and has been digging through. You can check out the full list of discoveries here, but one big thing that stood out is that the next Apple Watch (or at least one version of it) will finally have LTE cell service, meaning it doesn’t need to be tethered to your phone at all times. The leaked… Read More

Here’s how RED’s holographic smartphone display will work

 Cinematic camera maker RED has a smartphone on the way – the Hydrogen, which boasts a great video camera as well as a “holographic display” that we know relatively little about, despite MKBHD getting some hands-on time with the phone ahead of its release. Now, we know more because RED CEO Jim Jannard named HP Labs spin-out Leia Inc. as the display tech partner (via… Read More

Canvas’ robot cart could change how factories work

We stopped by Andy Rubin’s Playground in Palo Alto to check out a new autonomous cart from Canvas Technologies. The startup aims to replace existing fixed and expensive factory infrastructure, like conveyor belts, with its lightweight and adaptable, computer vision-powered, cart. Taking advantage of complex sensor fusion, Canvas’ carts can work in tandem to create maps of dynamic… Read More

You can get your own mini Mars rover for Earth through this new project

 Mars is a long way away, and super expensive to get to, so if you have the very specific dream of owning your own Mars rover, it’s probably not going to happen. But if you want an EARTH rover, there’s a new Kickstarter project that could deliver one once it reaches its funding goal. Read More

Don’t rely on Face Unlock to keep your phone secure

 With Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 arriving in stores soon, here’s an important reminder: Face Unlock isn’t anywhere near as good at securing your phone as a fingerprint. If you follow the tech news cycle, you’ve seen the stories: first following the release of the Galaxy S8 and now the new Note. The technology is easily fooled. Read More