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 to buy $50 Million of Tesla Batteries
Tesla batteries will be powering Apple’s new 240MWh energy storage facility. Apple will use Tesla’s Megapack systems to build out their plan. The facility will be located at Apple’s solar farm in northern California.
How to Solve Your (and My) Outlook Email Nightmare
While this isn’t necessarily news, it’s definitely a tech issue. If your email inbox looks like mine, it could no doubt use some serious untangling. In this article, we’re taught how to run Outlook like a rock star. All those filters, folders and other things you don’t use? They’re all here with simple instructions.
Comcast Considers Pulling Universal Movies from Netflix to Peacock
Media giant Comcast is considering pulling Universal’s movies from Netflix in an effort to bolster it’s own Peacock streaming service. Comcast is making hundreds of millions of dollars off of streaming deals with Netflix and Amazon Prime, but with a limited streaming market, getting the edge up for Peacock could shift the entire dynamic for that market.
FDA Authorizes Several At-Home Covid-19 Tests
The US FDA has approved a couple of at-home Covid-19 tests as over-the-counter items. The tests will open the way for affordable mass testing before parties, concerts and such. Authorities say this step could entirely change the way we live during the pandemic.