Good morning, Austin.
As we start to recover from the wild party that is South by Southwest, here are a few of the stories that are creating buzz around the tech world this morning:
Tech giant Apple Inc. plans its latest product announcement today, and the speculation and rumors are running rampant.
The event begins at noon Central, and the expectation is that Apple will unveil smaller versions of the iPad Pro and iPhone. Here's what CNN Money is predicting, and here is The Verge's take on what Apple might do. Gizmodo also has a how-to for those who want to watch the Apple event live online.
Apple vs. FBI
In other Apple-related news, the company is scheduled to face off against the federal government in court on Tuesday. The folks at CNet offer a preview of what could happen -- and what's at stake.
Planting in polyester
In Japan, farmers in the Fukushima region -- which was exposed to radiation due to a nuclear reactor's meltdown caused by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami -- say they have been able to grow flowers using polyester, of all things, instead of soil. The farmers are using thin, polyester fibers to grow the plants, creating interesting possibilities for future crop growth using non-soil options.
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