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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SpaceX's Crew Dragon 'Resilience' successfully launches 4 astronauts to ISS

16 Nov 2020

SpaceX's Crew Dragon 'Resilience' successfully launches 4 astronauts to ISS

Elon Musk-owned SpaceX has successfully launched four astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) on its Crew Dragon 'Resilience' spacecraft—its first-ever operational space taxi flight for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

NASA officially certifies SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft for human spaceflights

12 Nov 2020

NASA officially certifies SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft for human spaceflights

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) of the US has officially certified Elon Musk-owned SpaceX to transport astronauts to and from the International Space Station (ISS) on its Crew Dragon capsule and Falcon 9 rocket.

US: Virgin Hyperloop scripts history; completes first human passenger ride

09 Nov 2020

US: Virgin Hyperloop scripts history; completes first human passenger ride

Richard Branson-backed Virgin Hyperloop created history on Sunday after successfully completing the world's first human passenger ride in a hyperloop pod at its DevLoop test facility in Las Vegas, Nevada.

NewsBytes Briefing: Apple launching iPhone 12 on October-13, and more

07 Oct 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Apple launching iPhone 12 on October-13, and more

Last night, Apple sent out invites for a 'Hi, Speed' event.

NewsBytes Briefing: Microsoft 365 suffered an outage, and more

29 Sep 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Microsoft 365 suffered an outage, and more

Last night, Microsoft 365 suffered a major outage due to an internal change and left essential web services down for hours, including Microsoft Office 365, Teams, and Outlook.

SpaceX slightly modifies its plan for Starship's first 'high-altitude' flight

28 Sep 2020

SpaceX slightly modifies its plan for Starship's first 'high-altitude' flight

SpaceX is inching closer to the first-ever 'high altitude' test flight of Starship, the rocket expected to fly to Mars one day, making humans a multi-planetary species.

NewsBytes Briefing: China won't approve TikTok deal, and more

23 Sep 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: China won't approve TikTok deal, and more

Even as TikTok, Oracle, and Walmart came close to finalizing a deal, China is not ready to let the service off the hook.

Tesla is in talks to open research center in Bengaluru

21 Sep 2020

Tesla is in talks to open research center in Bengaluru

For years, Elon Musk, the billionaire CEO of EV maker Tesla, has been teasing that their cars would come to India.

Soon, Starship's SN8 prototype will fly up to 60,000 feet

13 Sep 2020

Soon, Starship's SN8 prototype will fly up to 60,000 feet

SpaceX's next Starship prototype will soon be attempting a major high-altitude flight.

Elon Musk says Bill Gates is clueless about electric trucks

13 Sep 2020

Elon Musk says Bill Gates is clueless about electric trucks

Elon Musk, the billionaire CEO of EV maker Tesla, has slammed Microsoft's co-founder Bill Gates over his views on the future of electric trucks.

Anne Hathaway may sign a film with 'Peaky Blinders' creator

11 Sep 2020

Anne Hathaway may sign a film with 'Peaky Blinders' creator

It's Lockdown time.

This AI-powered tool can write professional emails from basic one-liners

02 Sep 2020

This AI-powered tool can write professional emails from basic one-liners

Working from home or not, email continues to be a key tool of communication for sharing project reports, updates, and other work-related messages.

#WeeklyRecap: Apple bans Epic, Zoom's outage, TikTok's crisis, and more

30 Aug 2020

#WeeklyRecap: Apple bans Epic, Zoom's outage, TikTok's crisis, and more

This week, a number of developments were reported in the world of technology, including a few interesting hardware launches and some rather concerning security issues, outages, and data leaks.

Musk gives live demo of Neuralink's upgraded brain-computer implant

29 Aug 2020

Musk gives live demo of Neuralink's upgraded brain-computer implant

A few hours ago, Elon Musk took to the stage to unveil the upgraded brain-computer implant developed by Neuralink, a start-up he co-founded in 2016 to connect humans with machines.

Elon Musk's Neuralink is set to unveil 'working' brain-computer interface

28 Aug 2020

Elon Musk's Neuralink is set to unveil 'working' brain-computer interface

In 2016, Elon Musk founded Neuralink, a start-up that strived to "connect humans with computers."

NewsBytes Briefing: Walmart-Microsoft team up for TikTok deal, and more

28 Aug 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Walmart-Microsoft team up for TikTok deal, and more

In the updates since last night, TikTok, the current talk of the town, got Walmart as the latest bidder for its business.

NewsBytes Briefing: Jeff Bezos is now worth $200bn, and more

27 Aug 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Jeff Bezos is now worth $200bn, and more

In the updates since last night, Jeff Bezos, the richest person in the world, became richer than ever.

NewsBytes Briefing: Reliance buys Netmeds, SpaceX's biggest fund-raise, and more

19 Aug 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Reliance buys Netmeds, SpaceX's biggest fund-raise, and more

In the last few hours, renowned tech giants took major strides.

NewsBytes Briefing: Trump may ban Alibaba, other Chinese companies

17 Aug 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: Trump may ban Alibaba, other Chinese companies

Over the weekend, a lot happened in the world of technology.

SpaceX's Starship prototype flies, lands for the first time

05 Aug 2020

SpaceX's Starship prototype flies, lands for the first time

After months of pressure tests and development efforts, the prototype of SpaceX's Starship deep-space rocket has gotten off the ground.

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.