Mercedes-Benz Unveils Self-Driving ‘Future Truck’ on Germany’s Autobahn

If the idea of a self-driving car strikes you as just another intriguing future tech trend that may never make it to the mainstream, put that thought out of your mind — the latest from Mercedes-Benz indicates that self-driving autos are here to stay Daimler, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, unveiled a demonstration video of its Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025 on Friday, showing the vehicle driving on its own at high speeds on Germany's autobahn See also: Hands-Free Driving Coming to New Cars Starting in 2015 Using a system the company calls the Highway Pilot, the human driver is able to switch control of the truck to the vehicle's embedded system and ride hands-free as a passenger Read more...More about Cars, Robots, Auto, Future Tech, and Autonomous...

Apple Snags Luxury Watchmaker Exec Ahead of Rumored iWatch Launch

Apple has dropped just about all pretense as to whether or not it's working on a smartwatch by hiring one of the most high-profile executives in the luxury watch industry. "Our sales director left yesterday because he took a contract from Apple to launch the iWatch," Jean-Claude Biver, head of LVMH's luxury-watch division, which includes Swiss brands TAG Heuer and Hublot, told CNBC on Friday See also: Apple Testing iWatch With NBA Star Kobe Bryant, Report Says The executive Biver mentioned was not named, but a source in contact with 9to5Mac claimed that Apple hired Patrick Pruniaux, TAG Heuer's vice-president of sales and retail Read more...More about Apple, Watches, Iwatch, Tech, and Apps...

You Can Actually Play Tetris on This T-Shirt

Some computer games fade into the history books of technology. Then there are games like Tetris, which endure for decades, defying advancements in computer graphics and processor speeds to gain new players every year. To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Tetris back on June 6, game enthusiast Marc Kerger applied his programming and hardware skills toward creating what might be the ultimate wearable tribute to the game: a playable Tetris T-shirt. See also: Stack Your Brain With These 11 'Tetris' Facts The Luxembourg-based tinkerer, inspired by an earlier LED hack of a pumpkin (yes, the fruit), used 128 LEDs, an Arduino Uno microcontroller board, 3D-printed housing and soft material for the buttons and two Adafruit Matrix controllers. Read more...More about Fashion, Gaming, Instructables, Tetris, and Video...

How ‘Dynamic Perspective’ Brings 3D to the Amazon Fire Phone

When Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced the Amazon phone on Wednesday, now officially known as the Fire Phone, most expectations centered around the long-rumored 3D feature Ending the speculation, Bezos finally unveiled the Fire Phone's 3D technology on stage at the Seattle event, completing the story that was first teased when Amazon posted a video of amazed users fiddling with a mysterious device two weeks ago See also: Amazon's Fire Phone Is Not Friendly to Wearables...Yet Amazon calls its 3D display technology Dynamic Perspective. As the name suggests, the tech will dynamically change your viewing experience depending upon your perspective, as well as how you hold and move the phone. The display is meant to give viewers a sense of looking deeper into the screen (technically called positive parallax) rather than creating images that "jump out" (negative parallax). Read more...More about Amazon, Jeff Bezos, Smartphones, Tech, and Apps...

Apple App Store Gets Better Search, Preview Videos and Beta Testing

Apple refreshed its popular App Store at WWDC on Monday. The newly updated store will offer improved search functionality, as well as app bundles, app previews and a new developer-friendly feature called TestFlight. See also: Apple Reveals iOS 8: Interactive Notifications, Health App and More App previews allow developers to include a short preview video next to the app, giving potential downloaders a look at how it functions before making a purchase. App bundles will allow developers to offer multiple apps for purchase in one bundled purchase price and download "I do read your emails," Apple CEO Tim Cook said in response to WWDC audience members' enthusiastic reaction to the new feature. "Users can buy multiple apps at a discounted price with just one tap." Read more...More about Software, Apple, Wwdc, App Store, and Apple App...