Boring Company: News

The Boring Company is an interesting venture founded by billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk who also leads SpaceX and Tesla. The company bores safe, fast-to-dig subterranean tunnels for low-cost utility, and freight transportation. The overall objective of the tunnels is to solve traffic congestion issues and enable rapid point-to-point transportation. The boring Company has successfully built two tunnels in Las vegas for loop travel. It also has a separate tunnel for testing Hyperloop in Hawthorne, California. The company started life as a subsidiary of SpaceX in December 2016, headquartered in Austin, Texas. It became an independent company in 2018. One of the Boring Company’s other products is a flamethrower humorously named Not a Flamethrower. The company sold 20,000 flamethrowers in total. The boring Company uses three machines to dig the tunnels namely, Godot, Line-storm, and Prufrock. The Prufrock is touted to be the first company fully designed by The Boring Company. It was assembled for service in February 2020.

27 Feb 2024

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Elon Musk's Vegas Hyperloop tunnel reportedly filled with chemical sludge

Elon Musk's Boring Company is facing allegations of hazardous conditions in its Las Vegas Hyperloop tunnel, where workers claim a dangerous chemical sludge is present.

02 Nov 2022

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Elon Musk's resume: A look at his entrepreneurial journey

The world's richest man, the CEO of the most valuable automaker, the founder and CEO of SpaceX, the owner and CEO of Twitter... if there is a thing called a perfect resume, this would be it.

12 Oct 2022

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Elon Musk just sold $1 million worth of 'Burnt Hair'

Will you buy a perfume with the tagline "the essence of repugnant desire"? Before you say no, it is an Elon Musk special, straight from the world's richest man.

21 Apr 2022

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Musk's Boring Company reaches $5.7bn valuation with latest $675mn funding

Elon Musk's underground tunneling project, The Boring Company, has raised $675 million in Series C funding round. This takes the valuation of the enterprise to $5.7 billion.

22 Oct 2021

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Musk's Boring Company will build Vegas Loop with 51 stations

Local officials have recently greenlighted Elon Musk-led Boring Company's proposal to build a network of underground tunnels in Las Vegas, Nevada.

28 May 2021


NewsBytes Briefing: Wuhan lab-leak hypothesis no longer thought-crime, and more

Mainstream media, so-called fact checkers, and Big Tech censors have a busy weekend of stealth editing incriminating content and revising their algorithmic ban hammers ahead of them.

27 May 2021

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Musk's Boring Company tests underground Tesla tunnel system in Vegas

Tesla CEO Elon Musk's Boring Company has partially delivered on its promise to shuttle passengers through tunnels underneath the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC). Partially, because the original concept involved autonomously moving entire cars on magnetic rails up to speeds of 124mph.

Now, Elon Musk is selling Tesla-branded 'short shorts'

After selling fancy electric cars, setting up an underground rapid movement system, and renting rocket and space capsule to NASA for manned missions, the maverick Elon Musk is onto selling something absurd - 'short shorts'.

23 Jul 2019

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Pablo Escobar's brother to start drug business with Elon Musk?

Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk is involved in an intellectual property feud with deceased Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar's brother, Roberto Escobar.

22 Oct 2018


Get free rides in Boring Company's high-speed tunnel: Details here

The first test tunnel being developed by the Boring Company to establish a high-speed 'loop' transit system under Los Angeles is inching closer to reality.

14 Sep 2018


Now, Musk is digging a tunnel beneath a private residence

Since its founding in 2016, Elon Musk's ideas for The Boring Company have been all over the place, with potential plans including supporting Hyperloop, functioning as a public transport system, transporting individual cars, and digging tunnels in Mars.

15 Jul 2018


Thai cave rescuer: Elon Musk's submarine was a 'PR stunt'

Confirming what many suspected, British national and veteran cave diver Vern Unsworth, who is credited with kick-starting the rescue of the youth soccer team trapped in Thailand's Tham Luang cave, has called Elon Musk's attempts to aid the rescue a publicity stunt.

10 Jul 2018


Thai cave: Elon Musk visits Thailand with prototype mini-sub

After promising help from SpaceX/Boring Company engineers for rescuing members of the youth soccer team trapped in Thailand's Tham Luang cave, it seems Elon Musk has kept his word.

08 Jul 2018


Musk working on kid-size submarine for Thai cave rescue mission

Last month, a team of 12 young soccer players and its coach went missing in the flooded Tham Luang cave complex in Thailand, and recently, Elon Musk offered to help rescue the trapped players.

07 Jul 2018


Elon Musk sending SpaceX/Boring Company engineers for Thai cave rescue

Elon Musk has offered to help rescue the football team which is currently trapped in a Thailand cave.

14 Jun 2018

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Elon Musk's Boring Company to build high-speed transit in Chicago

The city of Chicago has struck a deal with Elon Musk's Boring Company to develop high-speed transit rail tunnels between the O'Hare International Airport and downtown Chicago.

19 May 2018

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Elon Musk revolutionizing urban transit with $1, 150mph underground rides

Elon Musk has introduced Loop, a personalized mass transit system which would carry up to 16 passengers at a speed of 150 mph in all-electric, underground pods.

21 Jul 2017


Decoding Elon Musk's latest hyperloop announcement

Elon Musk recently announced that his hyperloop dream moved one step closer to reality in a series of cryptic tweets.