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'Production Hell' on Model 3 Delays Debut of Tesla Semi

Unveiling of Tesla's big rig truck pushed back to Nov. 16

(Newser) - The debut of Tesla's big rig truck, the Tesla Semi, has been pushed back for at least the second time this year, Reuters reports. Elon Musk tweeted Friday that the public now won't get its first look at the truck until Nov. 16. According to TechCrunch , the Tesla... More »

Elon Musk Makes Headlines—as Does His Mom

SpaceX CEO thinks rockets will zip people around the world in a matter of minutes

(Newser) - In a not-too-distant future, rocket ships will fly people around the world in a matter of minutes, according to SpaceX CEO Elon Musk. At the International Astronautical Congress in Australia on Friday, Musk opened up about SpaceX's progress on its BFR (Big F****ing Rocket) that he hopes will carry... More »

Elon Musk Sees AI as 'Most Likely Cause' of WWIII

His comments were spurred by Vladimir Putin's thoughts on artificial intelligence

(Newser) - Vladimir Putin has talked about a great many subjects lately, and artificial intelligence is one of them. The Verge reported that on Friday the Russian president had this to say to students he was speaking to: "Artificial intelligence is the future, not only for Russia, but for all humankind.... More »

Elon Musk Offers First Look at SpaceX's Spacesuit

'Very white and very spacey' is one critique

(Newser) - In between dating actresses and fending off future killer robots , Elon Musk is hard at work as the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, and he just made a big announcement regarding the latter. Musk posted on Instagram early Wednesday the first official photo of the SpaceX spacesuit, which he noted... More »

Elon Musk, AI Experts Warn of 'Pandora's Box' of Weapons

Open letter asks for ban of autonomous 'killer robots'

(Newser) - Elon Musk's wariness on artificial intelligence is well documented, and he just stepped up his anti-robot efforts with a note to the United Nations. The Guardian reports that the Tesla CEO and Alphabet's Mustafa Suleyman, along with nearly 120 robotics and AI specialists from more than two dozen... More »

It's Over Between Amber Heard, Elon Musk

They dated for about a year, but are too busy, sources say

(Newser) - It's over for Amber Heard and Elon Musk: The couple, who were first linked in the wake of Heard's acrimonious divorce from Johnny Depp, have broken up after a year of dating, sources tell Us and People . "The timing wasn't good for them," a source... More »

Elon Musk: 'Yeah,' I'm Bipolar

'Maybe not medically tho'

(Newser) - When a Twitter follower of Elon Musk wondered if the "ups and downs" the Tesla CEO has experienced made for a "more enjoyable life," Musk got deeper into his mental health than that follower may have been expecting. "The reality is great highs, terrible lows and... More »

Tesla Model 3 Is 'the Car Elon Musk Promised'

1st completed Model 3s unveiled Friday night

(Newser) - The new Tesla Model 3 has no speedometer or other gauges behind the steering wheel. In fact, it has "very few buttons or controls of any kind." The first 30 Model 3s were unveiled Friday night—handed out to Tesla employees—giving the world its first look at... More »

Elon Musk: Zuckerberg's Understanding of AI Is 'Limited'

Tesla founder hits back after Facebook founder questions his concerns

(Newser) - Mark Zuckerberg has "thrown shade" at Elon Musk before regarding Musk's wariness of artificial intelligence, most recently on Sunday. On Tuesday, the Tesla founder threw some shade of his own right back. Musk is concerned that artificial intelligence could someday threaten humanity, possibly becoming more dangerous than nuclear... More »

Elon Musk Jumped the Gun on NY-DC Hyperloop News

Says he got verbal approval, then walked that back

(Newser) - Elon Musk appears to have jumped the gun Thursday when he announced some very exciting news for his Boring Company. "Just received verbal govt approval for The Boring Company to build an underground NY-Phil-Balt-DC Hyperloop. NY-DC in 29 mins," he tweeted . But building a tunnel to blast passengers... More »

Guess What Single Letter Is on Elon Musk's New Mystery Site

We'll give you a hint: The site is X.com

(Newser) - With his fascination of all things AI and outer space , Elon Musk is used to trafficking in the mysterious, much like someone obsessed with the X-Files would do. And, in fact, the name of his cryptic new website sounds strikingly similar to the cult TV show: X.com, which Gizmodo... More »

After a Tax Break Is Decimated, Tesla Sales Disappear

Nearly 3K Teslas were registered in Hong Kong in March. In April, 0

(Newser) - The weekend brought photos of Tesla's first Model 3 sedan to roll off the production line, but it wasn't all positive news for the automaker. The Wall Street Journal on Sunday posted an analysis of data out of Hong Kong that suggests just how severe an effect the... More »

Elon Musk on Newest Project: Done in 100 Days or It's Free

Tesla to build world's largest lithium-ion battery in South Australia

(Newser) - Elon Musk has an ambitious new project on his plate: building the world's largest lithium-ion battery. The 100 megawatt battery, which will be put together by Tesla and French energy company Neoen, will store renewable energy for the state of South Australia, the Guardian reports. The battery will be... More »

'Tesla for the Masses' Will Be Out Friday

Model 3 could be $27.5K with tax credit

(Newser) - The electric car nicknamed the "Tesla for the masses" will go on sale Friday. CEO Elon Musk tweeted that the Model 3 will be out two weeks ahead of schedule after clearing all regulatory requirements, reports the AP . This one has a starting price of about $35,000, but... More »

Most-Loved CEOs Aren't Who You Think

Elon Musk comes in at No. 8

(Newser) - It's not much of a surprise that Travis Kalanick was left off Glassdoor 's list of the top 100 CEOs, based on opinions from the employees they manage. But what may come as a surprise are those on the top of the list, who inched past Mark Zuckerberg... More »

Elon Musk Issues Warning to Trump on Paris Climate Deal

He'll quit as Trump's adviser if Trump pulls out

(Newser) - Amid reports that President Trump is about to ditch the Paris climate accord, Elon Musk offered a warning to the POTUS: He'll quit Trump's advisory councils if Trump withdraws from the Paris deal. "Don't know which way Paris will go, but I've done all I... More »

4 Execs Make 9 Figures

Elon Musk isn't far behind

(Newser) - Elon Musk didn't pull in nine figures in 2016—but as the fifth top-earning executive of the year, he was awfully close. Here are the five top-earning business executives of 2016, with their total salary, according to Bloomberg : More »

Tesla's Model 3: 'The Joke's on Me,' Says Elon Musk

CEO admits the name has caused confusion

(Newser) - What's in a name? That which we call a "3" works just as well as an "E," except maybe not for Tesla. The automaker is banking on an upcoming midmarket model to lure more consumers into its fold when the car begins production as early as... More »

SpaceX Launch Is Another First

It's company's first government payload; rocket returns to Earth safely

(Newser) - SpaceX had a big morning: It successfully launched its first government satellite and got its rocket to return safely to Earth to boot. The company sent up the spy satellite for the National Reconnaissance Office aboard a Falcon 9 rocket at 7:15am from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in... More »

Elon Musk, Amber Heard Step Out

Couple makes it Instagram-official, gets 'cheeky' in Australia

(Newser) - As Elon Musk toils away on linking human brains to computers , he apparently has Amber Heard by his side to bounce ideas off of. The 45-year-old Tesla and SpaceX CEO was spotted with the 31-year-old actress, formerly married to Johnny Depp, taking a stroll in Australia's Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary—... More »

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