14 May 2021
NewsBytes Briefing: Tesla doesn't like bitcoin anymore, and more
Not long after allowing Tesla electric vehicles to be bought using Bitcoin, Elon Musk has had a change of heart.
13 May 2021
Tesla stops accepting Bitcoin as it is not environment-friendly
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has been a vocal promoter of cryptocurrency and electric mobility. Late in March, Tesla announced that it would accept Bitcoin as payment for its cars.
01 May 2021
2021 Tesla Model X review: Is it worth the hype?
Tesla is arguably the biggest name when it comes to electric cars and the good news is that it is finally coming to India. The automaker has opened a registered office here and is chalking out plans for a probable entry later this year.
28 Apr 2021
NewsBytes Briefing: Apple puts Facebook, Google on notice, and more
In January everyone had dismissed Apple CEO Tim Cook's privacy campaign as a PR stunt. We had called it back then that it was no ordinary PR stunt, and Cook was setting up a booby trap to gut rivals Facebook and Google.
26 Apr 2021
Elon Musk to host 'Saturday Night Live,' fans lash out
Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is set to become the first non-actor or athlete to host Saturday Night Live since Donald Trump.
22 Apr 2021
Tesla crash kills two, CEO Musk denies Autopilot use
On April 18, two men aged 59 and 69 years old met a fiery demise when the 2019 Tesla Model S that they were traveling in collided with a tree and went up in flames just outside Houston.
21 Apr 2021
NewsBytes Briefing: Facebook announces its Clubhouse clone, and more
You can find everything in Silicon Valley except originality. Sure enough, Facebook joins the mad rush to clone Clubhouse.
20 Apr 2021
NewsBytes Briefing: Domino's leaks all your data, and more
So you thought you'd order pineapple topping on your pizza and no one would find out? Well, think again because Domino's India has somehow managed to leak 180 million order details, which include names, phone numbers, addresses, and even credit card details.
09 Apr 2021
NewsBytes Briefing: Facebook refuses to inform leak victims, and more
By now everyone knows how a Facebook security breach leaked personal data belonging to its 533 million users. That means one in five active Facebook users has been compromised.
08 Apr 2021
Following outcry, Tesla refunded customers who were double-charged for cars
Late last month, we reported that several Tesla customers were charged twice for their new electric cars. One of the affected customers, Christopher T. Lee, who goes by the name Everyday Chris on YouTube even made a video detailing his experience.
05 Apr 2021
Musk wants to hire you even without a college degree
Elon Musk, the billionaire CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, may want to hire you.
04 Apr 2021
Tesla sold more cars than it produced in Q1 2021
Tesla has announced that it has delivered more cars in the first quarter of 2021 than it produced in the same period.
31 Mar 2021
Tesla customers double charged; Forced to seek help from banks
In a strange development, multiple Tesla customers have reported being charged twice for their new electric cars. Christopher Lee is one such customer who documented his ordeal in a YouTube video, where he was billed $56,579 twice for the Tesla Model Y.
31 Mar 2021
NewsBytes Briefing: Tesla surprises customers with two-for-one offer, and more
Tesla customers were in for a surprise when they received two withdrawals instead of one for vehicles that cost anywhere between $37,000 and $100,000.
24 Mar 2021
NewsBytes Briefing: Apple Card isn't sexist after all, and more
Back in 2019, prominent Silicon Valley millionaires accused a credit card of being sexist, because their wives were given lower credit limits compared to them.
16 Mar 2021
Elon Musk officially crowns himself Technoking through Tesla's regulatory filing
Elon Musk's love for bizarre names and antagonizing investors continues with its latest regulatory filing. Tesla has given its CEO Musk the peculiar title Technoking through its new filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
11 Mar 2021
NewsBytes Briefing: Hackers expose massive surveillance oversight, and more
Hackers broke into the secure networks of Verkada Inc., which provides video surveillance and facial recognition solutions to Tesla, Cloudflare, and several government organizations. By "broke in," we mean it used the publicly exposed master password to simply log into their network.
10 Mar 2021
Massive video surveillance hack exposes Tesla, US hospital/jail security feeds
There have been a number of hacks in recent times, but the latest security breach involving Silicon Valley start-up Verkada Inc. strangely doesn't seem to be the malicious kind.
10 Mar 2021
NewsBytes Briefing: Tesla hooking up Texas to mega-battery, and more
Battery backup is a necessity in Third World countries, where the power grid is unreliable. However, First World countries are trying to replicate the same conditions by embracing fickle wind and solar energy.
09 Mar 2021
Tesla covertly installing mega-battery to stabilize Texas power grid
While Tesla is famous for its electric cars, the company's official mission is to "accelerate the world's transition to sustainable energy". Bloomberg reports that the company is currently building a battery facility at Angleton, Texas.
03 Mar 2021
Gadkari assures Tesla of lower cost of manufacturing than China
Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari has said that India is ready to offer incentives to US automaker Tesla to ensure that its production cost here is cheaper than China.
14 Feb 2021
Tesla to open manufacturing unit in Karnataka, says CM Yediyurappa
American electric car giant Tesla will set up its first manufacturing unit in India in Karnataka, Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa said.
13 Feb 2021
Tesla must recall 12,300 units of Model X: Germany's KBA
Tesla will possibly be recalling 12,300 units of the Model X with faulty body moldings globally, according to a declaration made by KBA - Germany's motor vehicle authority.
08 Feb 2021
Bitcoin surges past $44,000 after Tesla invests about $1.5 billion
Elon Musk is out ruffling feathers yet again. Bitcoin hit record levels surpassing $44,000 after Tesla invested a massive $1.5 billion in the cryptocurrency.
03 Feb 2021
Tesla to recall 1.35 lakh cars over touchscreen issue
Tesla will recall 1,34,951 Model S and Model X cars with touchscreen displays that could fail and raise the risk of a crash.
28 Jan 2021
NewsBytes Briefing: Reddit makes Wall Street bleed billions, and more
What began as a price war between Reddit's army of trading enthusiasts and the Wall Street billionaires over the GameStop stock, saw the hedge funds lose more than $10 billion.
28 Jan 2021
Plaid+ Model S is world's fastest-accelerating production car: Elon Musk
Tesla's quarterly earnings call saw the launch of the updated Model S with a glass roof to show off the fancy interiors.
28 Jan 2021
Wall Street short-sellers lose $5 billion to Redditors over GameStop
Short-selling video game retailer GameStop's stock has cost investors and hedge funds $5 billion in losses (once you apply some fancy financial calculations) in 2021.
25 Jan 2021
Tesla sues former employee for stealing 26,000 confidential files
According to a legal filing, Tesla has sued a former Software Automation Engineer, Alex Khatilov for trade secret theft and breach of contract. In an interview with New York Post, Alex claimed he "forgot" about moving the files to his personal Dropbox.
24 Jan 2021
From Tesla Cybertruck to Ford F-150: Meanest electric pickup trucks
Several automakers, including start-ups as well as prominent players, have decided to tap into the EV craze by manufacturing all-electric pickup trucks.
23 Jan 2021
Waymo CEO dismisses Tesla's Autopilot; doesn't consider it competition
Tesla is widely considered the leader in self-driving car technology, but rival Waymo's CEO John Krafcik begs to differ. In an interview with the Manager magazine, the head of Google's autonomous vehicle endeavor rubbished the idea of Tesla being a competitor.
22 Jan 2021
Musk puts out $100 million bounty for carbon capture tech
Elon Musk has put out a $100 million bounty for the best carbon capture technology. The billionaire entrepreneur took to Twitter on Thursday to announce the prize meant to encourage solutions to address carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.
21 Jan 2021
Tesla cars are 'cat-killers,' Britney's sister calls Musk out
Tesla cars are considered engineering marvels, with the technology wooing any automobile lover.
21 Jan 2021
Microsoft partners with GM, invests $2bn in self-driving start-up Cruise
Microsoft has jumped headlong into the driverless car space by investing $2 billion in Cruise. Microsoft's stake in General Motors' autonomous vehicle subsidiary takes its total valuation to an impressive $30 billion.
20 Jan 2021
Tesla hiring support specialists for Twitter complaints directed at Musk
In an unusual development, Tesla has posted a job listing for a role that involves handling "social media escalations directed at the CEO." Elon Musk has a reputation for replying to most customer questions on Twitter, ever since the company dissolved its PR team.
19 Jan 2021
India to hike import duties on smartphones, electronics, etc.: Report
India is reportedly considering a hike in import duties by 5-10% on smartphones, electronic components, and appliances among more than 50 items in the upcoming Union Budget.
17 Jan 2021
'Cyberpunk 2077' developer sorry for the experience, promises patches soon
Gamers are foul mouthing Cyberpunk 2077 out of the sheer frustration they have been facing as bug-riddled gameplay on consoles left their joysticks a bit too clean since the game's release on December 10, 2020.
14 Jan 2021
Tesla enters India, sets shop in Bengaluru; Gadkari confirms news
After years of speculation and a failed pre-order attempt, Tesla has finally entered India. And this time it's for real because the company has registered an Indian arm in Bengaluru, Karnataka.
10 Jan 2021
Rivaling Tesla, NIO launches ET7 electric sedan with autonomous driving
As the company's first-ever battery-powered sedan, Chinese electric vehicle maker NIO has launched the all-new ET7 model in its home country.
09 Jan 2021
Hyundai negotiating with Apple to manufacture its self-driving electric car
According to a report by Korea Economic Daily, Apple is negotiating with Korean auto giant Hyundai for manufacturing its long speculated electric vehicle.