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.
Tesla Roadster Gets Yet Another Delay
The global chip shortage has taken yet another casualty, at least temporarily. Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk confirmed on Twitter yesterday the Tesla Roadster has been pushed back to at least 2023. He acknowledged that with supply chain shortages nothing new would be coming anyway. He said if 2022 is reasonably normal, the highly anticipated sports car would hit the road in 2023.
FAA Opens Probe Into Branson Flight Anomaly
The FAA is investigating an anomaly on Virgin Galactic’s July flight that carried Richard Branson to space. On its descent, the flight had an entry glide-cone warning because the descent went a bit off course. According to a report in The New Yorker, the pilots did not fly as steeply as they should have — deviating from its flight plan, which sounded the alarm.
Samsung Designs 200-Megapixel Smartphone Sensor
Samsung has just announced what is likely the hottest mobile image sensor to date — from anyone. The Isocell HP1 boasts 200-megapixels and is already appropriately sized for a mobile phone. The device uses pixel-binning, so the truth is that 200-megapixels means very little. However, even metered down it should be far more powerful than even the hottest mobile camera on the market now.
Yahoo and AOL are Now Simply Yahoo
Verizon this week announced the sale of Verizon Media, their wing that included Yahoo and AOL. The sale was to Apollo Global Management earlier this summer for approximately $5 billion. Among the new leadership’s first courses of action is to change the name back to simply “Yahoo.”