Welcome to this morning’s edition of “First To Know,” a series in which we keep you in the know on what’s happening in the digital world. Today, we’re looking at three particularly interesting stories.
Samsung Galaxy S3 Now Available for Pre-Order at Amazon
Samsung Galaxy S3 is available for pre-order at Amazon for a hefty sum of $799, in blue or white color. The blue version is expected to start shipping May 29, while the white will ship a few days later, on June 1.
Have in mind that the version on sale at Amazon is the international one, the i9300. It’s compatible with AT&T’s HSPA network, but it doesn’t come with LTE connectivity.
SpaceX Dragon Successfully Launched Towards the ISS
The Falcon 9 rocket carrying the SpaceX Dragon capsule has launched successfully towards the International Space Station. If all goes well, the Dragon should dock with the ISS in a couple of days.
California State Senate Passes Safety Regulations for Self-Driving Cars
The California State Senate has passed new legislation which will establish safety regulations and requirements for self-driving cars. Google’s autonomous vehicles recently got a license in Nevada, and Arizona, Hawaii, Florida and Oklahoma have all announced plans to consider legislation that regulates self-driving cars as well.