Believe it or Not, Elon Musk is a Gamer - His Favorites Might Surprise You
Elon Musk has a seemingly never-ending stream of problems to fix between running Tesla and SpaceX, but he apparently doesn’t ignore a favorite pastime of his: gaming. Yes, that’s right, and he actually has quite specific and interesting taste in games too.
Starman and Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster Cruise Past Mars on the Way to Deep Space Nine
Starman seems to be an “out-of-the-world” driver. Giving stiff competition to Le Mans drivers, Starman, in Musk’s Tesla Roadster, has been on it for nine months and has gone beyond the Red Planet. SpaceX shared Starman’s current position in a diagram, showing that the Roadster has reached beyond Mars.
Elon Musk Tweets a Video of The Boring Company’s Finished Tunnel and It’s Kinda Creepy
Here’s a little quest for you: find another company who’s known for building pseudo-flamethrowers and a network of underground tunnels with the aim to ease congestion in the inner cities? The Boring Company might just be the only one.
As one of Elon Musk’s other businesses besides Tesla, The Boring Company is anything but what its name would suggest. Its goal still is to find new and innovative means of transportation to cope with the issues of day-to-day congestion in the world’s biggest urban areas.
To kick things off, The Boring Company started building a tunnel underneath L.A. last year, a tunnel that links SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California to the suburbs. Now, Musk has presented a sped-up walkthrough of the entire 2-mile-long tunnel.
Tesla Electric Bike? Where Do I Deposit My Money?
There’s no stopping Elon Musk. After successfully venturing into cars, hyperloops, tunnels, and rockets, he is now planning to build e-bikes as well. Speaking to Recode Decode, Musk hinted that Tesla would probably get into the e-bikes market, which is growing exponentially in the U.S.
Elon Says His $20 Million Stoner Moment Tweet was "Worth It" LOL
Remember that time back in August when Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk claimed that the company would go private at $420 a share? Well, what was apparently a joke has backfired, and the billionaire has to now pay a $20,000,000 fine for making false and misleading statements. Musk’s response? "Worth it."
How would you spend $20,000,000? Would you go on a round-the-world vacation and then buy yourself a nice condo and a Ferrari? Or maybe you’d like to secure the future of your children with all that money and keep what’s left for you. What Elon Musk will do with $20,000,000 is a bit different to whatever goes on in your head when you think about spending that kind of money.
That’s because the CEO and Chairman of Tesla will have to pay a $20,000,000 settlement after the Securities and Exchange Commission hit him with fraud charges. Tesla will also have to pay $20,000,000. This may seem like a lot, but Musk shrugged off the verdict responding on Twitter that the ’joke’ was worth it.
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In the Not-So-Distant Future, Tesla Might Take on Uber and Lyft
Despite all the controversy, things seem to be going well for Tesla. A couple of days back, CEO Elon Musk announced that Tesla has achieved a $312 million profit in the third quarter of 2018 - only the third time it has achieved a quarterly profit in its history of 15 years. However, this was not the only announcement made in the meeting. Musk spoke about Tesla Network – an upcoming self-driving ride-hailing service that could pose a serious threat to Uber and Lyft.
Elon Musk Says The Boring Company’s First Tunnel Will be Open by December 10; Is it All Smoke and Mirrors?
While most folks know Elon Musk for companies like Tesla and SpaceX, the engineer/investor/business mogul/tech personality also has a number of side projects, including an organization dubbed The Boring Company, which seeks to bring underground high-speed all-electric transportation to the masses. Now, The Boring Company is gearing up to unveil its first completed tunnel in Los Angeles.
Tesla’s Really Making Its Own Brand of Tequila
Leave it to Tesla CEO Elon Musk to turn seemingly harmless jokes and pranks and make something out of them. The under-fire CEO took a break from all his legal problems to show a “visual approximation” of Teslaquila, the company’s new tequila product. It’s unclear if Teslaquila is actually a real thing — it stemmed from an April Fool’s joke earlier this year — but considering that Musk once signed off on a flamethrower — that product netted Tesla $5 million pre-orders, by the way — it’s not unlikely that Teslaquila will be sold in liquor stores and groceries in the not-too-distant future.
James Murdoch Reportedly Eyed To Replace Elon Musk as Tesla’s Chairman
James Murdoch, the son of billionaire mogul Rupert Murdoch, reportedly has the inside track to replace Elon Musk as chairman of Tesla. The report comes from the Financial Times, which is quoting two people familiar with the matter. Tesla has not issued a comment on the report, though Musk, who is still the current CEO and chairman of the company, categorically denied the report, saying that it was “incorrect.” As it is, the younger Murdoch is a non-executive director at Tesla’s board.
Tesla Updates Autopilot with "Mad Max" Mode for Assertive Overtaking
Tesla keeps on improving its Autopilot system and the new version is now able to overtake other cars in traffic with the "Navigate with Autopilot" function. It features a "Mad Max" mode for more assured passes.
Tesla cars have been driving themselves around and about for quite a while now, but passing hasn’t been anywhere near second nature for the American EVs. To initiate an overtake when navigating with the Autopilot system turned on, you had to toggle the turn signals yourself. Now, with version 9 of the system being available, this is no longer the case.
New Hyperloop Pod Unveiled, Could Go Into Service Next Year
Meet the world’s first full-scale hyperloop capsule, called Quintero One (quintero in Spanish means “fifth”), a 32-meter/105-foot plane without wings or windows, for lack of a better comparison. It’s expected to be “optimized and ready for passengers” in 2019, and its makers are touting it as possibly the safest form of transportation in the world.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk Settles With SEC After Tesla Shares Take a Beating
Elon Musk is stepping down as chairman of Tesla as part of a settlement reached with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The man behind companies like Tesla, SpaceX, and The Boring Company will be allowed to remain CEO, but he must vacate his position as chairman of the board within 45 days and cannot seek re-election for three years. Tesla has also agreed to pay a $20 million fine as part of the settlement stemming from a tweet he posted announcing that he had secured funding to take Tesla private.
Elon Musk Accused of Fraud, SEC Sues to Remove Him from Tesla
Elon ‘Controversy’ Musk is in the news yet again. This time, it seems serious. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has accused Musk of fraud. What fraud, you ask? The agency says he made a series of “false and misleading” tweets about potentially taking Tesla private last month. They want him fired from Tesla.
Saudi Arabia Wants A Bigger Piece of Tesla, But Can it Really Do It in Light Of Elon Musk’s Plans To Turn Tesla Private?
Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund has a stake of almost five percent in Tesla, but a new report from Bloomberg claims that the Middle Eastern nation wants to raise its stake by being a part of any investor pool that will be created in response to Elon Musk’s plan to take the electric car maker private. It’s unclear if these plans will gain any traction because the process of taking Tesla private is going to be a difficult task.