In one of its most jam-packed events ever, Apple made a slew of announcements during its Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday. Some involved incremental changes to hardware and software, while others provided a glimpse at where Apple believes the future of computing is headed. As per usual, Apple dedicated a significant portion of its WWDC keynote to the new software features coming to the iPhone and iPad. In iOS 11, iPhone owners will be getting a new Venmo-style option for sending money to friends via Apple Pay, a redesigned control center, a refreshed Apple Music app with more social features, a new Siri with a natural-sounding voice, and an improved Do Not Disturb feature designed to prevent distracted driving, among other additions. Apple also announced camera improvements, including more photo effects like long exposure mode and upgrades for better low-light photography.
Tactical Robots, an Israeli firm, has been running test flights of its Cormorant unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) this summer, and will keep expanding those tests to bring its aircraft with internal spinning rotors to the market. As of September, the truck-sized, self-flying vehicle can navigate on its own and is capable of ATOL (Automatic Takeoff and Landing). Tactical Robots will start increasing the Cormorant's speed in upcoming tests, the firm said in a press release. Rafi Yoeli, the founder and head of Urban Aeronautics, of which Tactical Robots is a subsidiary, tells TIME that the Cormorant will have both military and commercial uses. Its internal rotors will allow the Cormorant to land in sloped or rocky terrain as well as narrow residential areas, Yoeli says, unlike helicopters or drones with spinning blade rotors that require a wider landing and flight path.
Apparently, a crash related to Tesla's autopilot feature was material, before it wasn't. On Tuesday, Fortune reported that Elon Musk and Tesla Motors may have withheld a material fact from shareholders when it failed to disclose that a driver had died using the semi-self driving "autopilot" feature in one of the company's vehicles. The fatal accident, the first known case related to the autopilot feature, occurred 11 days before Musk and Tesla sold 2 billion shares in an offering on May 18. Yet the company made no mention of the crash in its offering documents. The news of the accident didn't come out until last week, when it was reported by federal highway authorities--six weeks after the offering.