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.
Data Leaked from 533 Million Facebook Users
The personal details of more than 533 million Facebook users has been taken and published on a hacker website. The information appeared on Saturday and includes 32 million records on accounts based in the U.S. Facebook said the data actually comes from a 2019 server breach which has already been patched.
NASA’s Ingenuity Helicopter Successfully Lands on Mars, Preps for First Flight
A new Martian first is coming very soon. NASA announced this weekend that the Ingenuity Helicopter (attached to the Perseverance Rover) has successfully been landed on the surface. The four-pound $80 million helicopter will be the first ever controlled flight of an aircraft on another planet.
LG Bows Out of the Smart Phone Business
LG announced this morning it will be leaving the smart phone business this summer. The company has decided to focus on higher growth areas such as smart homes, robotics, electric vehicle components, AI and other things. The announcement said the company will continue selling phones until inventory depletes and support them for a period that will vary by region.
Tesla Receives an Outperform Rating after Q1 Numbers
Days following Tesla’s surprisingly strong Q1 earnings report, the EV giant has been upgraded from a “hold” rating to “outperform.” Wedbush analyst Dan Ives said Tesla’s performance has “yet again defied skeptics and bears.”