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Apple’s Project Titan Dreamed Up a Car With Retractable Bumpers

Apple’s Project Titan car has long been shrouded in mystery – most of what we know about it comes in the form of patents that trickle out into the public every few months. The latest patent, released this morning and originally filed in November 2016, shows Apple at one point imagined an extendable, somewhat inflatable, bumper. Read More >>

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Apple Lays Off Over 200 Employees Working on Secretive Self-Driving Car Project

Over 200 employees working on Apple’s self-driving cars project, code-named Project Titan, have been laid off. The move is being positioned internally as an “anticipated restructuring,” according to the earliest reports, though it’s not immediately clear that the job losses were actually expected by the people who were laid off. Read More >>

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Is the Google Moonshot as We Know It Dead?

Since Google morphed into a new company called Alphabet last year, there’s been an apparent bloodbath for the tech giant’s popular (and costly) “moonshot” projects. These longer-term, riskier ventures are suddenly being held to account for the amount of money they were losing. The result hasn’t been pretty. Alphabet has since systematically killed many of the projects, and we can now add one more to the growing list. Read More >>