It’s Tuesday, folks! Here’s a look at some of the top tech news on the web:
All about Apple
All eyes and ears are focused on Apple today. The company is expected to roll out a number of new products, including three new versions of the iPhone, including one that could go for more than $1,000. The Apple Watch and Apple TV are expected to get upgrades, as well. At least one more new product unveiling is expected before year’s end. Our Omar Gallaga will live blog the event later today, so be sure to check back.
Sizzling semiconductor sales
Semiconductor sales continue to soar, according to a new report from Digitimes. IHS Markit found that revenue in the second quarter was $101.4 billion, up about 6 percent compared to the same quarter last year. It’s the highest growth rate in three years which, as our Lilly Rockwell points out, is great news for a number of Austin companies, such as AMD, NXP Semiconductors, Samsung, Cypress Semiconductors, Silicon Labs and Cirrus Logic.
Tesla crash investigation
Smart cars are indeed smart, but they’re not perfect. That’s why it’s imperative drivers pay attention, the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday when releasing the results of an investigation into a deadly crash involving a Tesla car with autopilot. The report, according to TechCrunch, “cited the driver’s inattentiveness, a result of his excess reliance on the autopilot tech.” Still, Tesla says it has made changes to the system since the crash occurred.
Have a great day and be sure to check back throughout the day for the latest tech news from Austin and beyond.
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