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.
Pfizer Vax Doesn’t Stop S. African Mutation
Israeli scientists have announced the South African Covid-19 variant can break through Pfizer’s vaccine. The team sequenced the swabs of 150 Israelis who tested positive for Covid after vaccination. The prevalence of this particular strain against vaccinated people was eight times higher than among unvaccinated positive testers.
1.3 Million Clubhouse Users Had Their Personal Data Leaked
Lots of Clubhouse Users are left scratching their heads this week as more than 1.3 million users just had their data leaked online. Clubhouse is an audio-only social media platform and joins the ranks of LinkedIn and Facebook who also had their data leaked in the last week. The leaked data includes names, profile names and other details.
Bitcoin Tops $60k This Weekend
Bitcoin got near but didn’t quite reach all-time highs over the weekend. The world’s most widely used cryptocurrency did, however, cross $60,000 for the first time in weeks. The rally comes as more and more mainstream, brick-and-mortar businesses continue buying in with large chunks.
Ducati Puts Electric Motorcycle on Back Burner
Ducati may one-day build an electric motorcycle, but it won’t be happening any time soon. The company isn’t writing off the possibility, but is kicking it to the back burner due to concerns over pleasure, range and weight. More than anything, it appears Ducati isn’t ready to make a giant leap that could affect the brands legacy and reputation.