1. Elon Musk Sends Kid-Sized Submarine for Thailand Rescue
On Sunday afternoon, Elon Musk shipped a kid-sized submarine his team developed to assist with the rescue of Thai boys trapped in a cave in Thailand. It’s expected to arrive today. Over the weekend, the Thai government successfully rescued four boys who had been trapped in the cave since June 23. So far, divers have rescued four additional boys, which leaves four more and their soccer coach to go. Musk hopes the submarine will assist with future rescues as well.
2. Timehop Announces Data Breach
Timehop, an app that collects old photos and videos to make you nostalgic and/or regretful of the past, was involved in a major hacking incident. With more than 21M users, every one of them was impacted. Since the app can connect to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Dropbox, no wonder the hacker chose this particular app. In a recent technical report, Timehop explains past incidents and the most recent one on July 4th. Only names, addresses, and a few phone numbers were taken, everyone’s college memories are safe … for now.
3. Samsung in India
What is claimed to be the biggest in the world, Samsung is opening a mobile phone manufacturing plant in India. According to Bloomberg, Samsung says it’ll use the plant to make entry-level phones that sell for less than $100, as well as flagship devices like the Galaxy S9. India has about 1.3B people, with 400M users of smartphones, which means the country still has potential user growth. India is already a huge smartphone market, with Xiaomi being the biggest smartphone vendor. India’s increasing production allows for unlimited possibilities for Samsung.
(Source: The Verge)
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