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.
GameStop is back at it
GameStop came back to life again Wednesday shortly before day’s end. The video game retailer’s stock closed the day up 103.9%. As a result of the spike, trading was halted (again). The move seems to have been tied to activity on Reddit’s r/wallstreetbets, the same forum responsible for January’s massive short squeeze.
American Airlines Doesn’t Deny Pilot Encountered UFO
American Airlines is staying quiet about a commercial jet that possibly encountered a UFO last weekend. The report came over a radio transmission and stated that a UFO was flying right on top of a plane. An airline spokesperson suggested a news station “contact the FBI” if they want to know more.
“Spot” Joins the NYPD
The NYPD has added a new “dog” to its force. The department has acquired one of Boston Dynamics creations that you might recognize from Black Mirror. The NYPD plans to use it’s newest officer to go first into dangerous situations, with hopes of being a first line of defense for its officers.
Nvidia Profited $5 Billion During GPU Shortage
Graphics card designer Nvidia reported a $5 billion profit for Q4 2020. Despite incredibly low supply levels, the company expects to repeat those same numbers in Q1, which is traditionally the slowest quarter of the year. Nvidia also noted that executives foresee the supply shortage continuing into this year.