Every day we wake up, drink a cup of coffee, and get ready for work. Following are a handful of stories from around the tech world condensed to fit into one single cup of coffee. These are the things you need to know before you step foot out of your door (or in front of a webcam) and into the real world this morning.
So sit back, grab a cup, and start your morning off right with a few “Quick Bytes” from Innovation & Tech Today.
CIA Refuses to Rule Out “Lab Leak” as Covid-19 Origin
CIA officials reiterated Thursday they can’t rule out the possibility that Covid-19 was leaked from a lab in Wuhan. Of course, they’re also not confirming it. The CIA confirms the investigation is ongoing. A lab leak is one of two theories under investigation. The other is that it emerged naturally from human contact with infected animals.
Google Earth Timelapse Shows Our Affect on the Planet
Google Earth just got an awesome upgrade — a 3D time-lapse feature. The first gem from that is this time-lapse video showing the changes to earth just since 1984. The video combines 24 million satellite images, two petabytes of data and two million hours of CPU processing time to create a 4.4 terapixel view of the earth.
Study: People Trust Computers More Than Humans
A new study from the researchers at University of Georgia has found humans put more faith in computers than their fellow man. Algorithm’s are making more and more of our choices as time passes. It does everything from choose your next song or video to picking the right place for dinner. For more on the study, go check it out here.
Turkey to Ban Cryptocurrencies as Form of Payment
The Turkish central bank announced a ban on using cryptocurrencies as a form of payment. Crypto has grown in popularity as the lira continues to weaken due to rising inflation. People will remain able to own cryptocurrencies, but they can not legally use them after April 30.