Tag Archives: Elon Musk

Trump: We Have To Protect The Inventor Of The Wheel

Raw Story reports: During an interview with CNBC while at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, the president was asked about what he made of the success of electric car company Tesla and its CEO Elon Musk. Well, you have to give him credit,” Trump replied. “I spoke to him very recently, and he’s also doing the rockets, he …

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Jury Rules For Elon Musk In ‘Pedo Guy’ Defamation Suit

The BBC reports: A UK diver wants $190 million in damages from Elon Musk for a tweet calling him “pedo guy”, a US court has heard. Vernon Unsworth, who helped rescue 12 boys trapped in a Thai cave last year, is suing Mr Musk for defamation. He asked a jury in a Los Angeles federal court to award him $150 …

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Musk To Testify In Own Defense In Defamation Suit

Reuters reports: Tesla Inc’s chief executive, Elon Musk, will testify in his own defense against a defamation lawsuit brought by a British cave explorer, Musk’s lawyer said on Monday in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles. Vernon Unsworth is suing Musk for calling him a “pedo guy.” Musk posted the tweet after Unsworth accused Musk in a CNN interview of …

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Tesla Claims 146,000 Preorders For Cybertruck (BUT)

The Washington Post reports: Tesla has received 146,000 preorders for its all-electric Cybertruck, chief executive Elon Musk said Saturday, two days after the futuristic vehicle’s grand reveal went viral when its supposedly unbreakable windows shattered onstage. With an angular design, a stainless steel “exoskeleton” and an overall look that some fans have called “post apocalyptic,” the Cybertruck stands out from …

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Tesla “Cybertruck” Launch Event Goes Badly [VIDEO]

CNBC reports: Tesla unveiled its futuristic pickup truck at a promotional event in Los Angeles, but when it came to showing off the vehicle’s durability, things didn’t quite go as planned. CEO Elon Musk claimed the car was “bulletproof” against a 9mm handgun. But when he got Tesla’s chief designer to throw a metal ball at one of its armored …

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Elon Musk To Face Civil Trial Over “Pedo Guy” Tweet

CNBC reports: Tesla CEO Elon Musk is headed to court to answer a defamation lawsuit filed by a British rescue diver he called a “pedo guy.” U.S. District Judge Stephen Wilson in Los Angeles denied Musk’s request to throw out the case, according to court documents made public Tuesday. Wilson ordered the jury trial to begin Dec. 3. Musk lawyers …

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Elon Musk Issues Rap Song About Dead Gorilla [AUDIO]

XXL Mag reports: Tesla CEO and co-founder Elon Musk suddenly entered the world of SoundCloud rap when he dropped off a rap song that was dedicated to the late and beloved gorilla, Harambe. On the song, which is titled “RIP Harambe,” Musk uses Auto-Tune to rap about the gorilla who was shot and killed by zookeepers in May 2016 after …

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SpaceX Capsule Makes Milestone Docking With ISS

The Associated Press reports: A sleek American-built capsule with just a test dummy aboard docked smoothly with the International Space Station on Sunday in a big step toward putting the U.S. back in the business of launching astronauts. The white Dragon capsule, developed by Elon Musk’s SpaceX company under contract to NASA, closed in on the orbiting station nearly 260 …

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SEC Asks Federal Court To Hold Elon Musk In Contempt

Bloomberg reports: The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission asked a judge to hold Elon Musk in contempt for violating his Oct. 16 settlement with the agency requiring him to seek pre-approval from Tesla Inc. for social media posts and other written communication that would be material to the company or investors, Bloomberg News reports. CNBC reports: The SEC’s enforcement action …

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Elon Musk Seeks Dismissal Of “Pedo” Suit: I Was Joking And Nobody Believes Everything On Twitter Anyway

The Daily Beast reports: Elon Musk has filed a motion to dismiss the defamation claim brought by a British cave diver who the Tesla CEO called “pedo guy” and a “child rapist,” saying his “over-the-top insults” weren’t supposed to be taken seriously. Vern Unsworth is one of the cave divers who helped rescue 12 Thai boys and their soccer coach …

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SpaceX Launches Record 64 Satellites From One Rocket

Axios reports: SpaceX successfully reused for a third time a Falcon 9 rocket booster on Monday — a company first. It also launched 64 satellites from 34 organizations into space from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The mission, on behalf of the private company Spaceflight, set a record for the largest single launch of satellites from U.S. soil, SpaceX …

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British Diver Sues Elon Musk Over “Pedo” Accusation

Reuters reports: Elon Musk, the chief executive of Tesla Inc, was sued on Monday for defamation for allegedly suggesting that one of the rescuers of 12 boys and their soccer coach from a Thailand cave in July was a pedophile. Vernon Unsworth, a British caver, filed his lawsuit in the U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, more than two months …

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Elon Musk Smokes Weed In Live Web Show [VIDEO]

The Guardian reports: Elon Musk, the billionaire chief executive of Tesla, risked provoking fresh concern from investors on Friday after smoking marijuana on a live web show with US comedian Joe Rogan. Musk, 47, who has repeatedly accused a British diver of being a paedophile, spent two-and-half hours on the streamed podcast late on Thursday discussing everything from artificial intelligence …

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Elon Musk Calls Cave Rescue Hero “Pedo Guy” For Telling Him To “Stick Your Submarine Where It Hurts”

The Independent reports: Elon Musk has called a British diver who helped rescue schoolboys from a flooded cave in Thailand ‘pedo guy’ on Twitter. The entrepreneur’s outburst came after diver Vern Unsworth told Mr Musk to “stick his submarine where it hurts” after describing his offer to help with a miniature submersible as a “PR stunt”. Mr Musk travelled to …

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FCC OK’s SpaceX Plan For Satellite-Beamed Internet

The Washington Post reports: SpaceX has received official permission from the U.S. government to launch a fleet of satellites designed to beam high-speed Internet signals down to earth. The decision marks a major milestone for chief executive Elon Musk as he pursues a dream of putting 12,000 small satellites into low-earth orbit, connecting rural and developing parts of the world …

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Elon Musk Deletes Facebook Pages For SpaceX & Tesla

NBC News reports: Facebook’s mounting image problems hit a whole other orbit on Friday. Tech icon Elon Musk appeared to delete the official Facebook pages for two of his companies, SpaceX and Tesla, Inc. Musk’s moves come days after a whistleblower revealed that a data analysis firm tied to President Donald Trump’s campaign had harvested data off Facebook, resulting in …

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LIVE WTF VIDEO: Starman Drives Tesla In Space

CNET reports: The revolution is being televised, live from space. The below live video feed is coming direct from Elon Musk’s 2008 Tesla Roadster, which is currently somewhere high, high above us. On Tuesday afternoon, Musk’s rocket company SpaceX successfully launched Falcon Heavy, the new most powerful rocket currently in use worldwide, from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The payload …

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LIVE VIDEO: SpaceX Launches Falcon Heavy Rocket

Space.com reports: SpaceX’s giant new rocket, the Falcon Heavy, is set for its risky first test launch today (Feb. 6) from the historic Pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The launch window stretches from 1:30 to 4 p.m. EDT (1830 to 2100 GMT). SpaceX’s current Falcon 9 rocket launches cargo to the International Space Station and lofts …

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Los Angeles Freaks Out Over “UFO” [VIDEO]

The New York Post reports: A space satellite launch sparked a brief UFO scare in Los Angeles Friday night after startled viewers gawked at an unidentifiable streak of light soaring across the night sky. Observers flooded Twitter with pictures and videos of the strange vessel and they speculated that aliens were finally making their long-awaited debut. “Anyone else see that …

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Elon Musk Claims He Has “Verbal Govt Approval” To Build Hyperloop System From New York To Washington

CNBC reports: The beleaguered transit system in the Northeast may receive a boost from one of the most ambitious entrepreneurs in the world. Elon Musk tweeted Thursday that The Boring Company received “verbal” government approval to begin building an underground Hyperloop, saying it would take 29 minutes to go from New York to Washington, D.C. Musk did not say whether …

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