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.
The FBI Might Have Fixed Your Server After the Microsoft Hack
If you aren’t running updates as you should, the FBI might be doing it for you, according to an NBC News report. The FBI has been “quietly accessing” hundreds of American computers that were hacked through Microsoft Exchange and removing malicious code themselves. The Department of Justice reported they obtained a warrant for the operation, which only stands to show the severity of the hack itself.
Nvidia Says GPU Shortage Isn’t Going Anywhere
Nvidia announced this week that it expects demand to outpace supply for graphics cards throughout 2021. So, if you’re holding out for a new RTX 30-Series GPU, good luck. TSMC and Intel are both warning that chip supply issues should be expected to last through 2022.
Coinbase Shows Wall Street Crypto isn’t Going Anywhere
Coinbase, a cryptocurrency exchange, hit the stock market with a vengeance this week. The business is now valued at near $86 billion. Shares spiked as high as $429 on its first active day. Bitcoin followed along for the ride as it rose to $64,000 — after starting 2021 at $29,000.
First Major PS5 Update Adds External Hard Drive Support
The first major PlayStation 5 update delivered big this week. The new update allows users to store their new-generation games on external USB hard drives. The update also adds support for 120hz at 1080p, allowing it to work better with various gaming monitors. Not all games will support it, but more will moving forward.