• Abundant Robotics rakes in $10 million for apple harvesting robots

    Abundant Robotics rakes in $10 million for apple harvesting robots

    GV (formerly Google Ventures) is leading a $10 million investment in Abundant Robotics, a company building apple-picking robots that could eventually be adapted to harvest other fruits. Joining GV in the round were BayWa AG and Tellus Partners, along with the company’s earlier backers Yamaha Motor Company, KPCB Edge and Comet Labs. Read More

  • iOS 5 To Have Powerful Face Detection

    iOS 5 To Have Powerful Face Detection

    After Apple’s purchase of face recognition software provider Polar Rose, we were unsure what Apple had planned. Now, thanks to a little 9to5mac digging we know that face recognition (FaceRec? FaceTimeRec? FaceSnatch?) will be baked deeply into iOS 5 and support a number of clever features including, potentially, the same wacky effects available in Lion’s Photo Booth app. Read More

  • How you like them Apples?

    A Japanese Apple fan with a Fuji orchard decided to grow some Apple Apples by placing a sticker on the skin as it matured. The results, as we see, look delicious and significantly more edible than an iPod crumble. Read More

  • Apple says NYC's new apple logo infringes on its trademark

    So the Internet is freaking out because of this Wired story detailing an Apple, Inc. complaint against the City of New York and its new “green” Apple logo. Because Apple, the company, is represented by an apple, the fruit, Apple, the company, believes that the new logo, which is part of the city’s “green” awareness campaign, will confuse the market. It sure will! Read More