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.
Sony Regrets Decision; Will Keep PS3/Vita Stores Open
Sony has backed down from last week’s announcement it would close the PlayStation Store on PS3, Vita and PSP. Yet another “Reddit Revolution” was born and Sony is now admitting it made the wrong decision. While the PSP store is still closing, the PS3 and Vita stores will remain open indefinitely.
Nextdoor Will Give You A Heads Up That What You’re Posting May Be Racist
Neighborhood social networking app Nextdoor has developed what they call the “anti-racism notification.” Before posting a comment using any of a number of trigger words, the app let’s you know some people could find your words offensive. The app has a kindness feature that it states has lowered inflammatory posts 30%.
Discord Backs Down On A Decision, Too
Chat app Discord is back-treading on a recent decision to ban NSFW servers from iOS. The company reportedly received “severe backlash” over the recent months. The ban now will only apply to servers specifically focused on pornographic content.
Facebook Is Watching for Calls to Violence After Derek Chauvin Verdict
Facebook said it is doing what it can to to prepare for potential calls to violence following a verdict in the Derek Chauvin verdict. Chauvin is accused of the 2020 murder of Minnesota man, George Floyd. Facebook reports it is already actively identifying potential threats and is ready to take action.