Happy Tuesday! Here’s a look at some of the top tech stories we’re following today:
Review: iPhone 8 fine for most
Reviews are starting to trickle in for the iPhone 8 and iPhone X. The iPhone 8 “won't make your friends and colleagues jealous,” The Associated Press says, but it’s cheaper than the iPhone X and it’ll work fine for most folks. It’s also set to debut this Friday, well in advance of the iPhone X, which has a November release date.
Austin startup lands $40M
The Zebra, an Austin startup that helps people comparison shop for auto insurance, said Tuesday it has raised an additional $40 million and named a new CEO. Silicon Valley-based Accel Partners was the lead investor, according to the American-Statesman’s Lori Hawkins. The new CEO is a tech industry veteran, Keith Melnick. The Zebra got its start in Pittsburgh, Pa., in 2012 before moving to Austin in 2013. The site compares rates from more than 200 auto insurers.
Burger-cooking robot debuts
Robots can do just about anything these days, or so it seems. The latest example is Flippy, a burger-flipping “kitchen assistant” that’s now up and running, courtesy of Miso Robotics. Caliburger, a California chain, is taking Flippy for a spin at its Pasadena, Calif., location, TechCrunch reports, with plans to deploy more robots at its other locations in the near future.
Keep checking back throughout the day for the latest tech news from Austin and beyond.
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