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.
Musk Prioritizes Humanoid Robot in Earnings Call
In Tesla’s Wednesday morning earnings call, Musk referred to his humanoid robot as the most important product Tesla is developing this year. Musk said he believes it could potentially be more significant than the vehicle business in the future. He went on to say he believes robots will transform the economy, with robots able to take over many tasks performed by humans. The chip shortage continues to slow the progress of the Cybertruck, the Roadster, and some other rumored projects.
Flaws in Apple’s Safari Exposed Accounts and Much More
A crucial vulnerability in Apple’s web browser Safari has reportedly exposed users in a variety of ways. Hackers could exploit iCloud and Safari features to gain access to user accounts, webcams, microphones, and more. Apple reportedly patched the hole in a December OS update. The individual who discovered the issue was awarded a $100,500 Apple bug bounty.
Win a Trip to the Busch Light Ice Shanty
To celebrate the launch of its limited-edition Ice Fishing cans and embrace its Midwest roots, Busch Light has dropped the Busch Light Ice Shanty on legendary Mille Lacs Lake in Minnesota. Busch Light’s ultimate beer-inspired ice shanty will be available to one lucky winner and for rent all season long.
Top-of-the-line and Minnesota-made, the Busch Light Ice Shanty will be equipped with all the luxuries a fisher of any level would want for a long day on the ice – heat, electricity, dual fridge for live bait, and plenty of Busch Light, fully stocked kitchen with Midwestern favorites, indoor ice fishing holes and more!
One lucky winner will get to stay at the Busch Light Ice Shanty from February 5th-11th. To enter, fans must submit a photo of the Busch Light logo on social with the tags @Buschbeer, #BuschIceShanty, and #Contest between January 18th – 28th. The Busch Light Ice Shanty will be fully stocked with complimentary Busch Light and available to rent for the entire season via The Red Door Resort.
Cub Cadet Announces Semi-Autonomous Riding Mowers
Have you ever watched those cat videos where a cat is riding on a Roomba? The team at Cub Cadet must have and took that idea to the next level, changing the game of landscaping and professional lawn care forever.
Cub Cadet introduced an exciting new chapter in true landscaping innovation with its first semi-autonomous commercial mowers. The Cub Cadet PRO Series PRO Z™ 960 S and 972 S SurePath™ units are outfitted with GPS technology and an exclusive four-wheel steering system to deliver the most efficient cut possible.
The operator simply sets the preliminary cut line, and the PRO Z SurePath units will perform straight cutting paths with an auto-zero-turn at the end of each pass with the touch of a button. By utilizing high-precision GPS technology, SurePath Auto Steer reduces overlap and cuts perfect stripes, allowing the operator to complete a property in less time while producing superior cut quality.
Research shows it significantly reduces overlap and increases productivity by more than 0.5 acres per hour compared to traditional lap-bar steering controls*,” says Josh Sooy, Director, Professional Business Segment, Cub Cadet. “Landscapers can look forward to time savings to shorten their day, cover more ground or take on other tasks.” They’re not available yet, but you can check them out here.