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.
Microsoft Halts New LinkedIn Sign-Ups in China
Microsoft has halted LinkedIn sign-ups in China, but the company insists the move is unrelated to the Hafnium hack. A Microsoft spokesperson told CNN the move was to ensure compliance with local laws. LinkedIn is one of very few social media networks allowed to operate in China.
Neanderthals Vanished from Europe Much Earlies than Believed
European anthropologists are debating the actual point when Neanderthals are believed to have vanished from Europe. Current figures estimate that time to have been about 40,000 years ago. New scientists, using liquid chromotography separation, are estimating that figure could be off by as much as 10,000 years. This means it may have been more like 50,000 since Neanderthals ceased to be.
Rare Meteorite that Landed in UK May Have the “Ingredients for Life”
In late February, a meteorite passed through earth’s atmosphere and landed in a driveway. Scientists are calling the space rock rare and believe it may contain the necessary ingredients for life. Apparently, the rock was retrieved so quickly that scientists found it of similar quality to a rock retrieved from space. The investigation continues.
DISH Customers Can Now Gamble Right from Their TVs
Now DISH customers can place bets through DraftKings right from their TVs. A DISH Network and DraftKings strategic agreement across DISH’s portfolio of brands brings DraftKings’ sportsbook and daily fantasy experiences directly to DISH customers nationwide, beginning with app integration on the DISH TV Hopper platform. The agreement also allows for subsequent DraftKings sportsbook and daily fantasy experiences with DISH Network’s SLING TV and Boost Mobile in the future.