Happy Tuesday, Central Texas! Here's a look at some of the top local and national tech stories we're following for you today:
What’s next for iPhone?
The iPhone 8 and iPhone X are still pretty new to the market, but that hasn’t stopped folks from wondering which features the next version of Apple’s smartphone will offer. Over at CNET, they’re thinking the “home” button might return, perhaps virtually. CNET also believes the fingerprint reader could make a comeback because, as we know, Apple giveth and Apple taketh away.
3M continues to downsize
Yet again, 3M is shrinking its Austin presence. As the American-Statesman’s Bob Sechler reports, 3M has sold its communication markets unit to Corning for $900 million. The unit makes bandwidth and optical fiber devices for the telecommunications sector. Earlier this year, 3M sold its Northwest Austin campus to World Class Capital, saying it was only using a small portion of the site. Remaining 3M workers in Austin are set to move to a different site.
NFL on your phone (for free)
Good news for football fans: You’ll soon be able to watch NFL games for free on the Yahoo app. The feature has, up until now, only been available to Verizon subscibers, but that’s changing starting next month. Yahoo, which is now owned by Verizon, has signed a five-year deal with the NFL, according to The Associated Press.
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