SpaceX makes triumphant return following fall disaster
The key concept for SpaceX is "reusable." As in reusable rocket boosters. The aerospace innovator launches them and wants them to come back down so they can be sent up again. The concept worked perfectly on Saturday. The post SpaceX makes triumphant return following fall disaster appeared first on Digital Trends....
These are Elon Musk’s favorite video games
Overwatch fever has taken over, at least in the Musk household. You’d think that between SpaceX and Tesla, Elon Musk doesn’t have much spare time on his hands, but he apparently has enough to play some video games here and there. In a new interview, Musk talks about what he’s currently playing, and discusses some of his favorite games from … Continue reading...
The FAA has granted Elon Musk’s SpaceX permission to resume flying from 10 January
Elon Musk’s SpaceX rocket company has been cleared to resume flying following a launch pad explosion four months ago, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said on Friday. The decision clears SpaceX to attempt to launch a Falcon 9 rocket carrying 10 Iridium Communications Inc satellites as early as Monday, a day later than originally planned. SpaceX, owned by Tesla Motors Inc Chief Executive Officer Musk, on Friday declined to comment about what caused the delay. Liftoff from Vandenberg...
Tesla’s production grew 64 percent from 2015 but misses delivery target in Q4
Electric carmaker Tesla said Tuesday production last year surged 64 percent compared to 2015, but the company missed its delivery target for the final three months of 2016. Tesla produced 24,882 vehicles in the final quarter of the year, resulting in total 2016 production of 83,922 vehicles. Because of issues around the transition to new Autopilot auto-driving hardware, “production was weighted more heavily towards the end of the quarter than we had originally planned” and nearly 2,8...
Tesla begins rolling out much-anticipated Autopilot update for its newest cars
 Tesla CEO Elon Musk has bold plans for self-driving cars in 2017, and his company took a step towards that goal after it began rolling out a much-anticipated Autopilot update to owners of its newer vehicles. Read More ...
Tesla Autopilot predicts the crash a second before it actually happens
Tesla rolled out a new firmware update almost three months back in all the Tesla cars with Autopilot on the road as reported earlier. The new firmware version 8.0 brought a new radar processing technology to the cars. This was pushed by Tesla as an over-the-air update that is equipped with first generation Autopilot hardware. According to Elon Musk, the company had boosted the radar present in the car to reduce the number and severity of the crashes that the car was involved in. Original video,...
Crunch Report | Zuckerberg Gets One Step Closer to Jarvis
Waymo gets 100 new Chrysler Pacifica minivans outfitted with Waymo technology, Starry raises another $30 million, Elon Musk wants to build tunnels because of his reaction to traffic, Zuckerberg gets us one step closer to Jarvis and 79 percent of Americans now shop online. All this on Crunch Report. Read More ...
Crunch Report | Zuckerberg Gets One Step Closer to Jarvis
Waymo gets 100 new Chrysler Pacifica minivans outfitted with Waymo technology, Starry raises another $30 million, Elon Musk wants to build tunnels because of his reaction to traffic, Zuckerberg gets us one step closer to Jarvis and 79 percent of Americans now shop online. All this on Crunch Report. Read More ...
Elon Musk takes to Twitter to talk about his interest in a ‘boring’ company
"Traffic is driving me nuts. Am going to build a tunnel boring machine and just start digging..." Elon Musk tweeted cryptically Saturday morning. And just for good measure, he added later, "I am actually going to do this." The post Elon Musk takes to Twitter to talk about his interest in a ‘boring’ company appeared first on Digital Trends....
Crunch Report | Amazon Drone Delivery Begins in U.K.
Uber self-driving cars get into permitting issues in San Francisco, Amazon drone delivery begins in the U.K., The Wynn wants to add an Alexa to every room and Donald Trump adds Elon Musk and Travis Kalanick to advisory roles in his administration. All this on Crunch Report. Read More ...
Trump’s tech summit hailed as “productive,” but one company was left out in the cold
Tech industry execs from companies including Apple, Facebook, and Amazon descended upon Trump Tower on Wednesday to meet with President-elect Donald Trump. However, there was one notable web giant that surprisingly didn’t receive an RSVP. The post Trump’s tech summit hailed as “productive,” but one company was left out in the cold appeared first on Digital Trends....
Trump hails Uber’s Kalanick and rockets SpaceX’s Musk to positions on Strategic and Policy Forum
 President-elect Donald J. Trump’s Strategic and Policy Forum has picked up two of the highest-flying and hardest-driving executives in the tech industry with the addition of Uber Technologies’ Travis Kalanick and SpaceX’s Elon Musk. Announced today, the two appointees join a board headed by private equity titan Stephen Schwarzman, who heads the multi-billion-dollar private… Read More ...
SpaceX’s rocket relaunch looks set to happen a little later than expected
SpaceX announced on Wednesday it's aiming to launch its next rocket in January. Assuming it goes ahead, it'd be the private space company's first launch since one of its Falcon 9 boosters exploded on a launchpad at the start of September. The post SpaceX’s rocket relaunch looks set to happen a little later than expected appeared first on Digital Trends....
SpaceX Mars ITS fuel tank tests end in success
SpaceX just moved one step closer to realizing its dreams of a mission to Mars. The company has been recently testing a lot of the components that will make the trip to Mars, with the latest test being one for the massive fuel tank that will be attached to its Interplanetary Transport System. SpaceX announced this week that the tests … Continue reading...
Crunch Report | Tesla Acquisition of SolarCity Approved
LinkedIn now blocked in Russia, Tesla acquisition of SolarCity is approved, SpaceX wants to bring internet access to everyone, AOL lays off 7 percent of workforce, Zesty replaces CEO and restructures. All this on Crunch Report. Read More ...
Tesla snaps up German firm Grohmann to further roboticize car production
Also today: Vine may live on after all, and Samsung is very, very sorry about the Note 7 fiasco and those exploding washing machines. The post Tesla snaps up German firm Grohmann to further roboticize car production appeared first on Digital Trends.
What Tesla’s new Gigafactory means for electric vehicles
 Tesla’s new Gigafactory opened at the end of July, with much excitement from both the media and the general public. Only 14 percent of the massive structure has been built, with the rest of the $5 billion project to be concluded by 2020. According to Tesla, battery cell production will start in 2017; by 2018, the Gigafactory should be cranking out cars to the tune of 500,000 Model 3s… Read More ...
SpaceX has identified the cause of the recent Falcon 9 rocket explosion
Back in early September, one of SpaceX‘s Falcon 9 rockets abruptly exploded during a routine filling operation, and it left the space agency confused by the mystery, with founder Elon Musk calling it their “most difficult and complex failure” they’ve ever experienced. Well, it seems a cause has finally been identified, with investigations completed and Musk stating that it was … Continue reading...
Why Tesla’s new solar roof tiles and home battery are such a big deal
 On October 28, Tesla unveiled its new solar roof tiles. Few of us in attendance, if any, realized the solar roofing tiles were actual functional solar panels until Elon Musk said so. Sure, it’s a neat trick, but what’s the big deal? Read More ...
The rise of new automotive companies
 The Cité de l’Automobile in Mulhouse, France, is an amazing place. It has the largest collection of automobiles on display, thanks to the Swiss brothers Hans and Fritz Schlumpf and their obsession with cars. The money they needed for their collecting came from their business; the brothers owned a spinning mill for woolen products. Read More ...