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.
Hacker Tried to Contaminate Water Supply
A hacker has been accused of trying to contaminate a Florida city’s water supply last week. The hacker briefly increased the level of sodium hydroxide in Oldsmar’s water. The chemical, which is essentially lye, could have created a big problem if not caught quickly. CNet has more on the story.
Hyundai Has Developed a Walking Car
An App That Can Detect Pain
For patients with illnesses like dementia, communicating their needs can be quite difficult. A new app, PainChek, can look at the patient through your phone’s camera and recognize signs of pain and discomfort. According to a CNN report, it’s accuracy is about 90%.
Ikea Launches Gaming Products in China
Swedish furniture dealer (and meatball extraordinaire) Ikea is getting into the gaming market. The company has dropped a line of furniture that “puts gaming first.” IKEA added chairs, desks, accessories — and a weird wooden hand. For now, the items are only available in China where they are being test-marketed.