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.
Russia Denies Involvement in Pipeline Hack
Russian officials have denied any involvement in last week’s Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack. The attack led to almost a week of downtime so far and is already affecting the price of fuel across the nation. Despite the denial, U.S. officials still believe Russia was behind the attack.
Internet Computer is Already a Top 10 Cryptocurrency
A mere two days after its launch, budding cryptocurrency Internet Computer is a top 10 currency. The currency was launched by blockchain non-profit Dfinity and has a market cap of $45 billion. The creators hope the currency will be the catalyst for a new decentralized internet.
Study: Feeling Younger Slows Aging
A recent study from the University of Heidelberg discovered a link between aging and feeling younger. The study found that sometimes people who say they feel younger, may actually be in the physical condition of a younger specimen. Researchers believe the difference may in fact be due to lower stress levels.
Back Seat Tesla Driver Arrested and Released
A Bay Area man who was sought for allowing his Tesla to drive itself while he is in the back seat has been arrested and released — and he’s back at it. This goes against Tesla’s recommendations for how to use autonomous driving and is considered highly dangerous. As Tesla only has Level 2 autonomy, the driver is still required to be, well, present.