Project Titan, Lightroom splits, machine learning paper, Dropshare, O’Hare on Maps, CardHop


New video purports to show close-up of Apple’s updated ‘Project Titan’ testbed — A short video clip is said to show updated test hardware for Apple’s self-driving car platform, suggesting Apple is making some progress.
The new system includes an assortment of cameras and radar units, as well as six Velodyne LIDAR sensors, all housed in white plastic. The 10-second video was shot by MacCallister Higgins, the co-founder of a self-driving startup called Voyage. Another Twitter poster said he snapped a photo of the same hardware “a few weeks ago” when a car pulled up to an Apple shuttle stop, waited, then continued on.

Adobe splits Lightroom photo workflow software into cloud-based & ‘Classic’ versions — Adobe on Wednesday revealed major changes to Lightroom CC, its professional workflow tool for photographers, spinning it off into separate cloud-based and Classic versions.

Latest Apple machine learning research paper discusses how the ‘Hey Siri’ invocation works — Apple’s latest contribution to its machine learning blog is a dive into how the software behind the Hey Siri command works, and how the company uses a neural network to convert the acoustic pattern of a voice to filter it out from the background.

Get Dropshare for Mac 4: 48% off — File sharing with others can be a real pain if you’re using a cloud service that doesn’t treat sharing as a priority. That’s not the case with Dropshare, which allows you to upload screenshots, screen recordings, files, folders, you name itto the provider of your choice. A link to the file is copied to your clipboard for sharing and you’re done! Dropshare’s usually US$25, but we’re selling it in the Deals Shop for US$12.99.
Check out the list of what this software can do.

O’Hare on Maps — Apple has added the interiors of several major U.S. airports to Apple Maps, among them O’Hare International and Midway International in Chicago.

Cardhop is a new interactive contacts app for macOS — Flexibits has announced Cardhop, an interactive contacts app for the Mac. Its parsing engine lets users search, add, edit, and interact with their contacts in one place.
Cardhop automatically uses the built-in contacts on your Mac, so there’s zero configuration. Just type in “John G” and John’s card will instantly appear. Or enter “Sarah Smith sarah@cardhopapp.com” and Cardhop will add a new contact to Sarah’s card. Or type in “call Michael S” and Cardhop will instantly start a phone call with Michael on your Mac, or even directly on your iPhone using Bluetooth.
Cardhop for Mac is available now for US$19.99 from the Mac App Store (NZ$22, currently) or directly from the Flexibits store, but to celebrate the launch, Cardhop is on sale for a limited-time for US$14.99. The app requires macOS 10.11 or later.

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