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.
iPhone 13 Rumors Have it Offering WiFi-6E
MacRumors.com this morning is reporting that the iPhone 13, expected to be announced in September, will feature WiFi-6E protocol. This new wifi features considerably greater speed and gives access to the 6GHz band, which should improve range as well. While the iPhone 11 offered WiFi-6, the new protocol opens up the 6GHz band. Other rumors include more advanced displays, improved cameras, and a smaller notch.
Bezos’ Blue Origin Flight Will be Unpiloted
The barriers to commercial space travel have been dropping like bricks in July. Former Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos will board a Blue Origin New Shepard next week and take the first-ever unpiloted suborbital flight. The historic flight will also be staffed entirely by civilians. Another first for Bezos.
FAA: SpaceX May Have to Tear Down its Starship Launch Tower in Boca Chica
The FAA informed SpaceX this week it could require the company to tear down its new launch tower currently under construction in Boca Chica, Texas. SpaceX is well into construction but has yet to gain FAA approval for the project. It’s quite possible Tesla will be launching rockets from the site well before that approval would come.
Netflix to Launch Gaming Service Next Year
A new Netflix hire has rumors swirling around the possibility of games coming to Netflix in the near future. The company hired Mike Verdu, a former executive from Electronic Arts and Facebook. In the past, he has worked to bring games to other platforms, such as Oculus. He will serve as Netflix’s VP of Game Development.