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.
Texas Power Grid Struggling with Record Cold
Texas isn’t used to intense winter, and right now, it’s showing. The state is struggling hard to keep its electricity going in what may be the greatest power demand it has ever seen. The state is now experiencing rolling blackouts to conserve power.
Graphene Could Hold the Key to Faster Computers
A strange substance could be the answer to future generations of microprocessor. Non-conductive graphene has been found to take on conductive properties when kinks form. The substance is believed to be capable of supporting 3D circuit architecture which could change the processing game forever.
Drones to Have 30% Express Delivery Market Share by 2040
It’s looking more and more like drone delivery is going to become a part of every day life. A recent study is calculating that drone delivery will make up 30% of the express delivery market by 2024. LEK Consulting, who performed the study, attribute the shift in market to the cost of drone technology being driven down rather quickly.
Nevada Smart City Developer Wants Corporate Government
A Nevada cryptocurrency magnate is building a smart city, and believes for that to be possible, his corporation has to be able to construct and manage such services as local government, schools and law enforcement. Blockchains LLC believes blockchain technology should be used to secure all types of data in the city, including medical records and other personal information. The company hopes to break ground on 15,000 homes in 2022.