Elon Musk

Elon Musk is the founder, CEO of SpaceX and Co-founder, CEO of Tesla. He is also the co-founder of an American neurotechnology company, Neuralink. He was born on June 28, 1987, in Pretoria, South Africa. He started his entrepreneurial career by co-founding Zip2, a web software company. In 2018, Elon Musk's SpaceX launched a Tesla car, The Falcon Heavy into space. https://twitter.com/elonmusk

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NewsBytes Briefing: William English, computer mouse co-inventor, dies at 91

03 Aug 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: William English, computer mouse co-inventor, dies at 91

A lot has happened over the weekend.

Universal's $200 million budget to fuel Cruise-Musk's space film

02 Aug 2020

Universal's $200 million budget to fuel Cruise-Musk's space film

Brace for impact as Universal Pictures has agreed to fund actor Tom Cruise and tech giant Elon Musk's ambitious space movie with a $200 million budget.

Kuiper constellation: Amazon gets approval to provide internet from space

31 Jul 2020

Kuiper constellation: Amazon gets approval to provide internet from space

After e-commerce, web services, entertainment, Amazon is set to take on Elon Musk's SpaceX in the booming "internet-from-space" category.

Elon Musk says AI will outsmart humans in 5 years

28 Jul 2020

Elon Musk says AI will outsmart humans in 5 years

For years, Elon Musk, the billionaire tech mogul who leads Tesla, SpaceX, and has placed many futuristic bets, has been raising alarms over the dangers of artificial intelligence — and the urgent need for its regulation.

NewsBytes Briefing: Google sued for shady practices, and more

27 Jul 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Google sued for shady practices, and more

Over the weekend, another case was added to the list of lawsuits against Google.

NewsBytes Briefing: Russia accused of testing satellite-destroying technology, and more

24 Jul 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Russia accused of testing satellite-destroying technology, and more

In a strange piece of news, Russia has been accused of testing "what would appear to be [an] actual in-orbit anti-satellite weaponry," BBC reported.

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak sues YouTube: Here's why

23 Jul 2020

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak sues YouTube: Here's why

Steve Wozniak has filed a lawsuit against Google's YouTube.

Twitter hackers accessed DMs of dozens of high-profile accounts

23 Jul 2020

Twitter hackers accessed DMs of dozens of high-profile accounts

Last week's massive Twitter hack left more than 100 high-profile accounts, including those of business magnates like Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, and Elon Musk, compromised.

NewsBytes Tech Briefing: Apple, Amazon offices raided in Italy

23 Jul 2020

NewsBytes Tech Briefing: Apple, Amazon offices raided in Italy

In the tech world, the news cycle was dominated by revenue reports and antitrust investigations.

#NewsBytesExplainer: GPT-3, the powerful AI that generates stories, poems, code

22 Jul 2020

#NewsBytesExplainer: GPT-3, the powerful AI that generates stories, poems, code

Back in May, OpenAI, the AI start-up co-founded by Elon Musk, had announced an advanced language processing algorithm called 'GPT-3'.

After major hack, Indian government issues notice to Twitter

19 Jul 2020

After major hack, Indian government issues notice to Twitter

The Government of India has issued a notice to Twitter to get more details around how it became the target of a massive coordinated hack three days ago.

33-year-old tech entrepreneur murdered, body dismembered in NYC; aide arrested

18 Jul 2020

33-year-old tech entrepreneur murdered, body dismembered in NYC; aide arrested

The New York City Police made substantial headway in the investigation into the grisly murder of a young tech entrepreneur, as they arrested his 21-year-old former personal assistant on Friday.

Twitter hack: Musk, Obama, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, others compromised

16 Jul 2020

Twitter hack: Musk, Obama, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, others compromised

Microblogging platform Twitter has been hit by a massive hack by cryptocurrency scammers.

Mukesh Ambani becomes 6th richest person in the world

14 Jul 2020

Mukesh Ambani becomes 6th richest person in the world

After a massive fund-raising spree of Jio Platforms, Indian business magnate Mukesh Ambani has become the sixth-richest person in the world.

Tech Briefing: Apple pays $1bn penalty, Google invests in India

14 Jul 2020

Tech Briefing: Apple pays $1bn penalty, Google invests in India

A lot happened in the technology world when you were sleeping.

Musk says Tesla cars are 'very close' to full autonomy

11 Jul 2020

Musk says Tesla cars are 'very close' to full autonomy

A new day, an old Elon Musk and a new hawkish claim!

Elon Musk to soon give update on brain-computer interface company

10 Jul 2020

Elon Musk to soon give update on brain-computer interface company

A year ago, Elon Musk's secretive start-up Neuralink revealed how it plans to "connect humans with computers" with a novel brain-computer interface (BCI).

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

06 Jul 2020

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'.

Kanye West 2020? Rapper announces bid for US Presidential elections

05 Jul 2020

Kanye West 2020? Rapper announces bid for US Presidential elections

American rapper Kanye West has announced his bid for the United States Presidential elections, scheduled to be held in November.

Despite COVID-19 shutdown, Tesla made over 90,000 deliveries

02 Jul 2020

Despite COVID-19 shutdown, Tesla made over 90,000 deliveries

Despite being hit by the shutdown stemming from the novel coronavirus pandemic, Elon Musk's EV company Tesla managed to deliver more than 90,000 cars in the second quarter of 2020.

SpaceX plans to build floating spaceports for Moon, Mars missions

18 Jun 2020

SpaceX plans to build floating spaceports for Moon, Mars missions

We all know the ambitions of Elon Musk's SpaceX.

Along with astronauts, SpaceX launched a 'glittery dinosaur' to ISS

31 May 2020

Along with astronauts, SpaceX launched a 'glittery dinosaur' to ISS

In the wee hours of Sunday, Elon Musk's SpaceX launched astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley on the historic #LaunchAmerica mission to the International Space Station.

#LaunchAmerica: SpaceX successfully launches astronauts for historic NASA mission

31 May 2020

#LaunchAmerica: SpaceX successfully launches astronauts for historic NASA mission

After canceling it on May 28 owing to bad weather, SpaceX has now successfully launched astronauts for NASA's historic #LaunchAmerica mission.

SpaceX-NASA historic crewed mission: Everything you need to know

26 May 2020

SpaceX-NASA historic crewed mission: Everything you need to know

On May 27, NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley are scheduled to head up to the International Space Station as part of a crewed mission.

General Motors will soon have a 'million-mile' battery

20 May 2020

General Motors will soon have a 'million-mile' battery

To double down on the electric vehicles' market, leading automaker General Motors (GM) is working to bring million-mile batteries.

Musk restarts Tesla factory during lockdown, says 'ready for arrest'

12 May 2020

Musk restarts Tesla factory during lockdown, says 'ready for arrest'

Elon Musk, the chief executive of Tesla, has re-opened the electric carmaker's factory in California's Alameda County, despite local orders to keep the 'non-essential' business closed.

Alec Baldwin returns as Donald Trump for 'SNL' finale

11 May 2020

Alec Baldwin returns as Donald Trump for 'SNL' finale

Alec Baldwin once again reprised his famous imitation of US President Donald Trump on the recently-concluded season finale of Saturday Night Live this weekend.

Why is Musk threatening to shift Tesla's headquarters from California

10 May 2020

Why is Musk threatening to shift Tesla's headquarters from California

Elon Musk, the billionaire CEO of Tesla, has threatened to shift his company's headquarters out of California.

Musk aims to connect brain with computer within a year

09 May 2020

Musk aims to connect brain with computer within a year

Last year, Elon Musk's Neuralink revealed implantable 'threads' to connect humans with computers.

'X Æ A-12 Musk': Story behind name of Musk's baby

06 May 2020

'X Æ A-12 Musk': Story behind name of Musk's baby

On Monday, Elon Musk welcomed his first child with singer Grimes.

Tom Cruise, Elon Musk to shoot movie in space: Report

05 May 2020

Tom Cruise, Elon Musk to shoot movie in space: Report

Tom Cruise is leaving the planet, but for a very good reason.

OpenAI launches Jukebox, an AI engine that creates entire songs

02 May 2020

OpenAI launches Jukebox, an AI engine that creates entire songs

After writing news stories, beating professionals at poker, and detecting asteroids capable of hitting our planet, artificial intelligence is stepping into the world of music creation.

Watch: AI-created Elon Musk Zoom-bombs virtual meeting

22 Apr 2020

Watch: AI-created Elon Musk Zoom-bombs virtual meeting

You may already know about deepfakes, the AI-generated clips that show one person's face or voice in another person's video.

Elon Musk says he delivered ventilators, hospitals disagree

20 Apr 2020

Elon Musk says he delivered ventilators, hospitals disagree

A month ago, Tesla CEO Elon Musk had promised ventilators, the life-saving equipment required for pumping breathable air into sick patients' lungs, to hospitals overwhelmed with COVID-19 cases in California.

Amid COVID-19 crisis, Tesla is building ventilators from car parts

06 Apr 2020

Amid COVID-19 crisis, Tesla is building ventilators from car parts

After downplaying the threat of COVID-19 on multiple occasions, Elon Musk is coming to the rescue of patients suffering from it.

Tesla shutting down factories as COVID-19 spreads in the US

20 Mar 2020

Tesla shutting down factories as COVID-19 spreads in the US

After downplaying the threat of coronavirus disease COVID-19 for several weeks, Elon Musk has finally taken some action to combat the situation.

Musk downplays coronavirus outbreak, draws flak from health experts

15 Mar 2020

Musk downplays coronavirus outbreak, draws flak from health experts

Elon Musk, the boss of SpaceX and Tesla, is drawing flak for downplaying the threat of COVID-19 - the deadly disease caused by the outbreak of coronavirus.

Elon Musk worries SpaceX won't reach Mars before he dies

10 Mar 2020

Elon Musk worries SpaceX won't reach Mars before he dies

After spending nearly two decades building and launching rockets, Elon Musk, the co-founder and CEO of SpaceX, has expressed concerns over his company's speed of progress.

SpaceX will launch its 'space taxi' next year: Details here

07 Mar 2020

SpaceX will launch its 'space taxi' next year: Details here

Last year, American space agency NASA confirmed the plan to open the International Space Station (ISS) for commercial activities like tourism.

SpaceX's Mars rocket prototype implodes during test: Details here

02 Mar 2020

SpaceX's Mars rocket prototype implodes during test: Details here

A prototype of SpaceX's highly-ambitious Starship appears to have imploded during an internal test at the company's test facility in Boca Chica, Texas.