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Musk on New Tesla Trucks: 'Better in Every Way'

CEO lauds electric big rigs unveiled Thursday

(Newser) - After more than a decade of making cars and SUVs—and, more recently, solar panels—Tesla Inc. wants to electrify a new type of vehicle: big trucks. The company unveiled its new electric semitractor-trailer Thursday night near its design center in Hawthorne, Calif. CEO Elon Musk said the semi is... More »

Elon Musk Shares First Photo of Tunnel Under LA

He wasn't joking about digging a tunnel to avoid traffic

(Newser) - When Elon Musk said late last year that the "soul-destroying" Los Angeles traffic was driving him nuts and he was going to "just start digging," a lot of people thought he was joking . Then he started digging. On Monday, the tech billionaire shared a photo on Instagram... More »

'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 »

SpaceX Releases Explosive Rocket-Landing Blooper Reel

'We messed up a lot,' Elon Musk admits

(Newser) - SpaceX has put together a bloopers video showing "How NOT to land an orbital rocket booster," the AP reports. Set to John Philip Sousa's rousing march The Liberty Bell, the two-minute video posted Thursday shows rockets exploding at sea and over land. The opening blast, from 2013,... 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 »

First Look at Tesla's Model 3 Is Here

The most affordable Tesla to date carries a $35,000 price tag

(Newser) - Electric automaker Tesla has produced its first Model 3 sedan, a highly anticipated car because it carries a relatively low sticker price. CEO Elon Musk late Saturday tweeted pictures of the car, which will cost $35,000 and can travel 215 miles on a single electric charge. A $7,500... 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 »

SpaceX Pulls Off New Recycling Feat

Launches its first recycled Dragon cargo ship

(Newser) - SpaceX launched its first recycled cargo ship to the International Space Station on Saturday, yet another milestone in its bid to drive down space flight costs. After a two-day delay caused by thunderstorms, the unmanned Falcon rocket blasted off carrying a Dragon capsule that made a station delivery nearly three... More »

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