Happy Friday, Austin. You’ve almost made it to the weekend.
While you ease into your workday, here’s a look at some of the best tech-related stories making news and generating buzz around the Interwebs today:
Apple’s new HQ is great -- right?
There is wide consensus that Apple Inc.’s new $5 billion space-age-looking headquarters is a thing of beauty and awesome to behold. Filled with high-end wonders and high-tech features and perk after perk for Apple employees, the new HQ is considered most glorious of corporate campuses.
But over at Wired.com, the folks raise a couple of nagging concerns about the new campus -- is it all just really too much, and does it really belong in the otherwise suburban setting into which it has been plunked down?
“By building a mega-headquarters straight out of the middle of the last century, Apple has exacerbated the already serious problems endemic to 21st-century suburbs like Cupertino—transportation, housing, and economics. Apple Park is an anachronism wrapped in glass, tucked into a neighborhood,” Wired’s Dan Winters writes.
Opinions are going to vary, of course, but it’s an interesting contrarian view that’s worth a read as the tech world celebrates all of Apple’s new finery.
A look at what we might see at E3 2017
The annual Electronic Entertainment Expo -- better known as E3 -- is the biggest video gaming event in the world, with as many as 65,000 people showing up for the Los Angeles convention.
Over at CNet, Ian Sherr has a wide-ranging look at what to expect from this year’s huge gaming event, which gets going over the weekend and concludes on Thursday.
Test-driving Apple's new iOS 11
Apple unveiled iOS 11 during its Worldwide Developers Conference this week, and the company promises the new system is full of useful upgrades. The folks over at The Verge have put together a piece on the best new features in iOS 11, while CNet offers up a comparison between iOS 11 and Android O.
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