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.
Xbox Cloud Gaming Service Launches on iOS
Xbox Cloud Gaming Service officially launched Monday. The service is available free to all Game Pass Ultimate members with Apple phones and tablets as well as Windows 10 PC users. The new service allows players access to hundreds of games right on their mobile device through either Safari, Chrome, or Microsoft Edge. To ensure lower latency, all games are streaming at 1080p at a maximum of 60 fps.
BMW i3 Gets the Ax
BMW is officially bidding farewell to it’s quirky little electric car, the i3. As American car buyers continue purchasing larger and larger vehicles, the i3 became an obvious target. With its polarizing appearance and short range, the i3 simply isn’t what most Americans are shopping for.
Federal Court Dismisses Case to Breakup Facebook & Instagram
With big tech breakups all the rage on Capitol Hill of late, Facebook took home a decisive win on Monday. A US District Court sided with Facebook in a case brought by the Federal Trade Commission and dismissed it outright. The case, brought by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
Cops Are Requesting More of Your Mobile Data Than Ever … and Getting it
If you wonder what happens to the wide swath of data left in your wake every time you go online, it’s not necessarily being safely protected by a website’s owner. A recent AP study confirmed that some 85% of requests for data coming from the police are complied with by companies like Apple, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft. From January to June 2020, the companies reported a combined 117,934 requests for data from law enforcement.