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.
Parents Allowed to Sue Snapchat Over 100mph Crash
A federal appeals court is allowing Snapchat to be sued over a 100mph crash that killed two teens and a 20-year-old. Snapchat petitioned for legal immunity, but their request was denied. Snapchat’s speed filter reportedly encouraged the young men to accelerate their car past 100mph.
Jeff Goldblum is an “Absolute Badass” at Dungeons & Dragons
Who knew? Apparently, Jeff Goldblum is quite the Dungeons & Dragons rock star. Goldblum signed on for season two of the podcast Dark Dice to play Elven sorcerer Balmur. Seriously, follow the link and read the whole story.
Moderna Booster Shot Showing Promise Against Variants
Moderna announced Wednesday that a third dose of the vaccine has been found to greatly boost antibody levels. The best results came from an updated vaccine tailored to fight multiple variants. To date, we’ve heard no results from other updated vaccinations.
Google AI Preserving Endangered Languages
Google is using its artificial intelligence to help preserve endangered languages. The process works through the company’s AI photo app, Woolaroo. Essentially, the app works by crowdsourcing its data-gathering process. Users have the ability to upload words with definitions and pronunciation, allowing them to control how their language is preserved.