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Apple’s vision of its ‘Project Titan’ vehicle is still stuck in gridlock.
After nearly a decade of development, Apple is reportedly scaling back and delaying the release of its self-driving EV (again) until at least 2028. Let’s dive deeper…
Apple scales back, delays self-driving EV
First 3D-printed, plant-based shrimp created
8 new products
Chrome gets an AI browser update
Netflix enters the wrestling ring with WWE deal
France slaps Amazon with fine over worker surveillance
The Rundown: Apple has reportedly scaled back the self-driving capabilities and delayed the launch timing of its secretive EV project called ‘Project Titan’ to 2028 at the earliest — facing pressure from the board after years of planning and slow progress.
The car was previously planned to have advanced self-driving features (including no steering wheel or pedals at one point) and launch in 2026.
The autonomous capabilities are being scaled back to a 'Level 2+’ system, with more basic driver assistance features similar to Tesla's Autopilot.
The pivot is seen as a make-or-break point for the car after nearly a decade of strategy shifts and delays.
Why it matters: The downgrade highlights the immense challenges Apple has faced in translating its hardware success to the automotive industry. And while the project is still moving forward, Apple likely won't be leading the self-driving race anytime soon.
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The Rundown: Israeli food tech company Steakholder Foods created what it claims are the world's first 3D-printed, plant-based shrimp — aiming to advance the alternative protein industry further into the seafood sector.
Steakholder prints the shrimp layer-by-layer using shrimp-flavored bioinks and its DropJet printer — helping better replicate texture and flavor.
The company previously launched 3D printed steak in 2021, and fish fillets in 2023.
In addition to offering its printed shrimp, Stakeholder also plans to sell its printers to B2B meat manufacturers.
Why it matters: As demand for shrimp grows globally, this breakthrough demonstrates how 3D printing could enable more sustainable, cruelty-free seafood alternatives. And vegans look to be getting some more realistic, tastier options on the menu as the tech advances.
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