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.
Bezos Will Head to Space in July
Shortly after his resignation is final in July, Amazon Founder Jeff Bezos will be traveling to space. When the New Shepard, a rocket ship built by Bezos’ company Blue Origin, takes its first crewed flight on July 20, he will be aboard. Bezos’ brother, whom he refers to as his best friend, will be taking the flight alongside.
Square Invests $5 Million in Solar-Powered Bitcoin Mine
Jack Dorsey’s Square is working with tech company Blockstream to create a sustainable Bitcoin mine. The company is investing $5 million into the project as the debate over the environmental impact of cryptocurrency continues to grow. Blockstream is providing the infrastructure and expertise, but Square is backing the project financially.
Dell/Alienware Sued Over “Unprecedented Upgradeability” Claims
Dell is facing a lawsuit in California over claims it made regarding the Alienware Area-51m R1 Laptop. The company claimed it would have “unprecedented upgradeability” of most components, including the CPU and GPU. A chip change from Intel in the next generation, however, meant users could not install next-gen technology.
Maine Lab Believes Humans Could Regenerate Body Parts
A recent study by MDI Biological Laboratory in Maine has concluded humans have “an untapped ability to regenerate.” Just as certain creatures have the ability to regenerate lost limbs, these scientists believe humans are the same. It’s their belief that scarring is what prevents humans from such defensive measures. They researched the axolotl to determine the differences and similarities.