GM TEAMS UP WITH MICROSOFT ON DRIVERLESS CARS
AppleMagazine|AppleMagazine #482
General Motors is teaming up with Microsoft to accelerate its rollout of electric, self-driving cars.

In the partnership announced this week, the companies said Microsoft’s Azure cloud and edge computing platform would be used to “commercialize its unique autonomous vehicle solutions at scale.”

Microsoft joins General Motors, Honda and other institutional investors in a combined new equity investment of more than $2 billion in Cruise, bringing its valuation to about $30 billion. Cruise, which GM bought in 2016, has been a leader in driverless technology and got the go-ahead from California late last year to test its automated vehicles in San Francisco without backup drivers.

Auto companies have been joining forces and bringing technology firms on board to try to spread out the enormous costs -- and by nature, risks -- of developing self-driving and electric vehicles.

Continue reading your story on the app

Continue reading your story in the magazine

MORE STORIES FROM APPLEMAGAZINEView All

ROBOT ARTIST SELLS ART FOR $688,888, NOW EYEING MUSIC CAREER

Sophia is a robot of many talents — she speaks, jokes, sings and even makes art. In March, she caused a stir in the art world when a digital work she created as part of a collaboration was sold at an auction for $688,888 in the form of a nonfungible token (NFT).

2 mins read
AppleMagazine
April 09, 2021

OFFICIAL: EU AGENCY TO CONFIRM ASTRAZENECA BLOOD CLOT LINK

A top official at the European Medicines Agency says there’s a causal link between AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine and rare blood clots, but that it’s unclear what the connection is and that the benefits of taking the shot still outweigh the risks of getting COVID-19.

4 mins read
AppleMagazine
April 09, 2021

WHAT BIDEN'S NEW $100B PLAN FOR BROADBAND MEANS

The problems with U.S. broadband networks have been obvious for years. Service costs more than in many other rich nations, it still doesn’t reach tens of millions of Americans and the companies that provide it don’t face much competition.

4 mins read
AppleMagazine
April 09, 2021

WILL THE OSCARS BE A ‘WHO CARES' MOMENT AS RATINGS DIVE?

George Bradley used to love watching the Academy Awards. The 28-year-old Brit now living in San Diego would stay up late back home just to tune in.

5 mins read
AppleMagazine
April 09, 2021

FACEBOOK DATA ON MORE THAN 500M ACCOUNTS FOUND ONLINE

Details from more than 500 million Facebook users have been found available on a website for hackers.

1 min read
AppleMagazine
April 09, 2021

YOU: INTERFACE DEEPER INTEGRATION IS COMING, JUST FOR YOU

According to a new study from WhistleOut, the average consumer spends an eye-watering nine years of their lives looking at their smartphones, and that’s without mentioning the use of computers, televisions, and other devices that increasingly control our lives.

7 mins read
AppleMagazine
April 09, 2021

EVERYTHING WE KNOW ABOUT FOR ALL MANKIND SEASON 2 ON APPLE+

Ever imagined what would have happened had the Cold War space race never ended? What would have happened if the Soviets had been the first power to have a successful landing on the Moon? Well, you needn’t trouble yourselves anymore, as Apple TV+’s For All Mankind tells you exactly that. The show, created by Ronald D. Moore, Matt Wolpert and Ben Nedivi, was a hit for Apple when its first season debuted in November 2019. Today, we are discussing the show’s ongoing second season and the information we know about the announced third season.

3 mins read
AppleMagazine
April 09, 2021

CEO OF GOOGLE'S SELF-DRIVING CAR SPINOFF STEPS DOWN FROM JOB

The executive who steered the transformation of Google’s self-driving car project into a separate company worth billions of dollars is stepping down after more than five years on the job.

2 mins read
AppleMagazine
April 09, 2021

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry Reveal First Netflix Docuseries

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s first Netflix series will center on the Invictus Games, which gives sick and injured military personnel and veterans the opportunity to compete in sports.

1 min read
AppleMagazine
April 09, 2021

High Court Sides With Google in Copyright Fight With Oracle

Technology companies sighed with relief after the Supreme Court sided with Google in a copyright dispute with Oracle. The high court said Google did nothing wrong in copying code to develop the Android operating system now used on most smartphones.

4 mins read
AppleMagazine
April 09, 2021
RELATED STORIES

Microsoft Surface Pro 7+ : A giant leap in graphics performance

It’s the most potent upgrade the Surface Pro line has offered in years.

10+ mins read
PCWorld
April 2021

ELECTRIC CHEVY PICKUP TO GET ESTIMATED 400 MILES PER CHARGE

An electric version of the Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck will get an estimated 400 miles of range per charge, General Motors says.

2 mins read
Techlife News
Techlife News #493

WINDOWS 10 ON M1 MACS: WHAT YOU CAN DO (VIRTUALIZATION, SORTA) AND CAN'T (BOOT CAMP)

VIRTUALIZATION IS KEY, BUT THE LACK OF A CONSUMER VERSION OF MICROSOFT’S M1 -COMPATIBLE OS KEEPS THE SITUATION IN DOUBT.

9 mins read
Macworld
April 2021

MICROSOFT WINS $22 BILLION DEAL MAKING HEADSETS FOR US ARMY

Microsoft won a nearly $22 billion contract to supply U.S. Army combat troops with its augmented reality headsets.

2 mins read
Techlife News
Techlife News #492

Here's Why Bill Gates (Still) Prefers Android to iPhone

When it comes to the great iOS-versus-Android debate, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates knows which side he’s on.

1 min read
PC Magazine
April 2021

Ten Years After MORE THAN 50 YEARS LATER

DRUMMER RIC LEE TALKS TO GOLDMINE ABOUT A TEN YEARS AFTER DELUXE EDITION OF THE A STING IN THE TALE ALBUM AND HIS RECENTLY RELEASED MEMOIR, FROM HEADSTOCKS TO WOODSTOCK.

10+ mins read
GOLDMINE
April 2021

RE-SHAKE & RE-MAKE

WITH THE RERELEASE OF THEIR DEBUT ALBUM, SHAKE YOUR MONEY MAKER, THE BLACK CROWES FLY HIGH BY REFLECTING ON THEIR ROOTS.

10+ mins read
GOLDMINE
April 2021

Q&A WITH JANIS' SIBLINGS, LAURA AND MICHAEL JOPLIN

Q&A WITH JANIS’ SIBLINGS, LAURA AND MICHAEL JOPLIN

4 mins read
GOLDMINE
April 2021

TOOL CREATED TO AID CLEANUP FROM MICROSOFT HACK IN BROAD USE

A tool designed to help businesses protect themselves from further compromises after a global hack of Microsoft email server software has been downloaded more than 25,000 times since it was released last week, the White House’s National Security Council said this week.

2 mins read
Techlife News
Techlife News #491

MOUNT UP

Motor mounts to fit a 12-valve Cummins B-series engine into a ’73-’89 square body GM 4x4

1 min read
Four Wheeler
April 2021