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.
GM Sees EVs with 600-mile Range
General Motors is currently building a 300,000-square-foot battery research facility in Michigan — and the company has set a lofty goal. Company executives envision a 600-mile-range electric vehicle in the future. They plan to produce batteries with an energy density topping out at 1,200 watt-hours per liter, an estimate other experts question.
Facebook Crash Reportedly Due to DNS Settings
In one of the sites worst outages to day, Facebook was down Monday for nearly the entire day. Some 24 hours later, company engineers are still working to repair the issues that led to the breakdown. The crash also affected Facebook Messenger, Instagram, and YouTube.
Scientists Seek, Plan a Vaccine for Many Coronaviruses
While everyone is talking about the vaccines you can already get locally, other scientists are designing a vaccine that would prevent many coronavirus variants. The hope is that by fighting a coronavirus at its true core, it will be easier to create a specific vaccine that will cut down on all coronavirus illnesses.
Prepare for Two-Factor Authentication on Your Google Account
Google send out a reminder today that many users will be switched to two-factor authentication by the end of the year. The company estimates it will be activated on 150 million more accounts by the end of the year. The company has been pressing users to switch to two-factor since 2018, with only about 10% actually making the switch. The tool is aimed at helping accounts bolster security against never-ending attempts by hackers to gain access with varying levels of success.
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