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.
NASA, China, UAE Race for Mars?
NASA’s latest Mars rover “Perseverance” isn’t the only thing headed for Mars. Before the rover’s scheduled landing on February 18, 2021, craft launched by China and United Arab Emirates will make their way into Martian orbit. Neither will attempt a landing, but it’s the closest thing to a traffic jam we’ve seen on Mars to date. Look for a full story on “Perseverance” here leading up to the launch.
Reddit Investors Go Deep on Silver
It may be a new week, but that hasn’t deterred the “Reddit investors” from their plan to disrupt trading on Wall Street. This week, the not-entirely-organized team of retail investors has their sights set on the precious metal market: silver, to be precise. This particular market, however, won’t be as easy to influence as GameStop.
Tesla Issues Recalls for Older Models S/X
In a semi-voluntary move, automaker Tesla has issued a recall for older Models S and X experiencing a display failure. The failure is due in large part to an embedded Multimedia-Card (eMMC) failure. The National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has pushed for the move for quite some time, despite Tesla’s resistance.
Millionaire “Bio-Hacker” Vows to Live Beyond 180 Years
Dave Asprey, a tech entrepreneur, believes his regimen will allow him to live to 180. From posh $1 million stem cell treatments to cryogenics and a variety of other tricks, Asprey has tried it all. He believes skipping breakfast is also part of the recipe for longevity.