Tesla has lost its top safety ranking to Lexus as Model S slumps to third spot
Tesla Inc has lost its top safety rating from Consumer Reports, which said the electric carmaker failed to install an emergency braking feature that it promised to owners as standard equipment. The magazine, which provides an annual rating of vehicles sold in the United States, said the Tesla Model S sedan was losing its top ranking in the ultra-luxury car category, falling to third place behind the Lexus LS and BMW 7 Series. In a statement, Tesla said it had begun enabling the automatic emergen...
Tesla is increasing the speed of Model 3 production by changing assembly line strategy
Tesla Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk took many risks with the technology in his company’s cars on the way to surpassing Ford Motor Co’s market value. Now Musk is pushing boundaries in the factory that makes them. Most automakers test a new model’s production line by building vehicles with relatively cheap, prototype tools designed to be scrapped once they deliver doors that fit, body panels with the right shape and dashboards that don’t have gaps or seams. Tesla,...
Crunch Report | Quora Valued At Around $1.8B
 Today’s Stories  Q&A app Quora valued around $1.8 billion in $85 million fundraise Elon Musk’s Neuralink wants to turn cloud-based AI into an extension of our brains Duolingo launches paid subscriptions as it experiments with new ways to monetize its service Snap acquires the crucial geofilter patent from Mobli for a record $7.7M Credits Written and Hosted by: Anthony Ha… Read More ...
Elon Musk heralds 'huge revolution in space travel' after Thursday's historic mission
SpaceX has successfully completed the first reflight — and landing — of an orbital class rocket. The Falcon 9 launched from the Kennedy Space Center on Thursday evening, returning to an ocean-based barge a short while later. The post Elon Musk heralds 'huge revolution in space travel' after Thursday's historic mission appeared first on Digital Trends....
SpaceX enters history books with successful launch, landing of used rocket
SpaceX has successfully completed the first reflight — and landing — of an orbital class rocket. The Falcon 9 launched from the Kennedy Space Center on Thursday evening, returning to an ocean-based barge a short while later. The post SpaceX enters history books with successful launch, landing of used rocket appeared first on Digital Trends....
SpaceX enters history books with successful launch and landing of a used rocket
SpaceX has successfully completed the first reflight — and landing — of an orbital class rocket. The Falcon 9 launched from the Kennedy Space Center on Thursday evening, returning to an ocean-based barge a short while later. The post SpaceX enters history books with successful launch and landing of a used rocket appeared first on Digital Trends....
Crunch Report | Uber Releases Its Diversity Report
Tencent invests huge in Tesla, Uber releases its diversity report, Elon Musk’s new company Neuralink, and Twitch gets the itch to start selling games. All this on Crunch Report. Read More ...
Elon Musk invests in Neuralink, a startup that seeks to merge brains with machines
According to a new report, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is backing a new “brain-computer interface venture,” which intends to develop devices for implanting AI-equipped devices into the human brain. The post Elon Musk invests in Neuralink, a startup that seeks to merge brains with machines appeared first on Digital Trends....
Elon Musk’s tipped Neuralink wants to put chips in the human brain
Elon Musk has launched a new company called Neuralink, according to sources, and it aims to develop a technology that could connect human brains with computers. This connection would allegedly be facilitated via small electrodes implanted in the brain, enabling the individual to download and upload thoughts. Though the existence of the company has been confirmed, Musk’s precise role within … Continue reading...
Crunch Report | Tesla’s Long List of Updated Updates
Tesla’s long list of updated updates, Instacart agrees to settle class-action lawsuit and SB Drive pulls in $4.6 million. All this on Crunch Report. Read More ...
Tesla Model 3 is ‘just a smaller, more affordable’ Model S, says Elon Musk
 The Tesla Model 3 is not a product iteration along the lines of successive iPhones, Elon Musk clarified on Twitter on Friday. Instead, it’s a “smaller model affordable versions of Model S” with less range, less power and fewer features, according to the Tesla CEO. The Model S is still going to be the leader in terms of it technological capabilities – so think more iPhone… Read More ...
OpenAI is working on teaching AI bots to develop their own language
OpenAI, the Artificial Intelligence nonprofit laboratory founded by Elon Musk, Sam Altman, Peter Thiel and others is working to lay the groundwork for something revolutionary. The company that is being backed by Microsoft, Amazon Web Services, Infosys and Y Research has been trying to teach AI bots to talk to each other in a language of their own. The interesting thing about this is that the AI bots are not just normal bots that we have been reading about since the entire bot mania started. The ...
Hyperloop Transportation Technologies is building a full size hyperloop passenger capsule
Hyperloop Transportation Technologies announced the construction of its first hyperloop passenger capsule, raising the stakes in the contest between HTT and Elon Musk's Hyperloop One. The post Hyperloop Transportation Technologies is building a full size hyperloop passenger capsule appeared first on Digital Trends....
The hyperloop race heats up as one startup begins building a full-size passenger pod
Hyperloop Transportation Technologies announced the construction of its first hyperloop passenger capsule, raising the stakes in the contest between HTT and Elon Musk's Hyperloop One. The post The hyperloop race heats up as one startup begins building a full-size passenger pod appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tesla raises $1.2 billion, 20 percent more than planned
Tesla said on Friday it had raised about $1.2 billion, roughly 20 percent more than it had planned, by selling common shares and convertible debt, ahead of the launch of the crucial Model 3 sedan. The company, led by Elon Musk, said it sold 1.3 million common shares at $262 apiece to raise $350 million and that it raised another $850 million though the sale of convertible senior notes due 2022. The electric car company said on Wednesday it planned to sell $250 million worth of stock and $750 mil...
Tesla Model 3 performance, specs, and news
Tesla has shared more information about the upcoming Model 3, including its ability to go more than 250 miles on a single charge. The Chevy Bolt competitor will also be far cheaper than the Model S, which will open the brand to new buyers. The post Tesla Model 3 performance, specs, and news appeared first on Digital Trends....
Tesla Model 3 performance, specs, and news
Tesla has shared more information about the upcoming Model 3, including its ability to go more than 250 miles on a single charge. The Chevy Bolt competitor will also be far cheaper than the Model S, which will open the brand to new buyers. The post Tesla Model 3 performance, specs, and news appeared first on Digital Trends....
Crunch Report | GoPro plans to cut 270 jobs
GoPro plans to cut 270 Jobs, Tesla looking to raise $1 billion for the Model 3, growth of the iMessage store is slowing down and the pricing of the Lucid Air electric car is revealed. All this on Crunch Report. Read More ...
SpaceX defeats Lockheed Martin and Boeing partnership, United Launch Alliance for US GPS contract
Elon Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies has won a GPS satellite launch contract over rival United Launch Alliance, a partnership of the top two U.S. aerospace companies Lockheed Martin Corp. and Boeing Co., the U.S. Air Force said on Tuesday. The contract, worth $96.5 million, is the second GPS satellite launch contract awarded by the Air Force to Musk’s rocket company, known as SpaceX. United Launch Alliance, however, did not bid for the first GPS launch contract, which was award...
Elon Musk wagers that he can install a 100 MW battery farm in Australia in 100 days
In a to-and-fro on Twitter, Tesla CEO Elon Musk essentially told Atlassian’s Mike Cannon-Brookes that he’d set up a 100 MW battery farm to solve South Australia’s power woes in 100 days or he’d give do it for free. That’s some wager considering that this is a $250+ mn project we’re talking about. South Australia has apparently been suffering a number of power outages since the coal-fired power plants in that part of the country started shutting down. The whole...