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.
Apple Yanks More iMac Models
Just weeks after discontinuing the iMac Pro, Apple has pulled additional iMac models from its store. The move is presumably due to the shift to the M1 chip. The models affected are the 512GB and 1TB 21-inch iMacs.
NASA Astronauts Visit SpaceX Starship
A group of NASA astronauts stopped by SpaceX over the weekend to take a peek at the Starship. As SpaceX continues to mount missions into the great beyond, it is also developing a growing relationship with NASA to handle shared interests. Several groups of astronauts have visited in recent months prior to launches.
Astra-Zeneca Covid-19 Vaccine Pushes Toward Approval
In its clinical trials, a Covid-19 vaccination from Astra-Zeneca has shown to be about 79% effective. The vaccine was 100% effective at preventing severe cases of Covid. Most European countries are halting the vaccine as they investigate a “so far unsubstantiated link” between the vaccine and blood clots. No such problems arose in the US trials. They will likely be submitting to the FDA in the coming days.
Krispy Kreme is Giving a Free Doughnut if You Have a Vaccination Card
If one doughnut is enough and you happen to have been vaccinated, Krispy Kreme has your back. The doughnut gurus are giving one free original glazed doughnut per day to anyone with a Covid-19 vaccination card. For all the details, visit their website.