3/17 Morning Tech Crawl: Say hello to the self-tying shoe

Posted March 17th, 2016

Good morning, Austin.


As you're enjoying the music portion of SXSW, here are a few stories that are creating buzz around the technology world this morning:


 Nike's 'self-tying' shoe

It's finally happened: The creation of a shoe that can tie itself. Well, sort of, anyway. Nike has announced the HyperAdapt 1.0, a shoe that uses sensor technology. To save wearers time, the shoes will automatically tighten as soon as you step into the shoe. There are two buttons on the side to tighten and loosen so wearers can adjust the fit after that, Nike says. 


Rumors: An 'iPhone Mini'

More rumors ahead of Apple's coming product announcement. The latest one from CNet: A possible 'iPhone Mini,' which would reportedly be a 4-inch version of Apple super-popular iPhone. Stay tuned -- Apple's product announcement is set for March 21.

Smartphone insomnia

Is your smartphone keeping you from sleeping? A story at Business Insider looks at some research that indicates that staring at the blue and white light emitted from digital screens prevents your brain from releasing the hormone melatonin, making it harder to fall and stay asleep.


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