The startup is working on flexible threads, thinner than human hair, designed to be implanted into the brain to 'read' brain activity.
The Hollywood star and Coldplay singer made headlines when they named their daughter Apple in 2004, but Paltrow says they've now been outdone
Lego revealed their own 'shatterproof' truck on Twitter, mocking the big reveal of Tesla's allegedly indestructible Cybertruck.
From Space Force to space flights, where will the next generation soar? In 2017, tech giant Elon Musk announced that his company SpaceX would send humans to Mars by 2024. According to the Mars One website, 100 candidates of the 202,000 people who applied remain in the application process. But in a recent interview, Musk said he wasn’t sure whether he’d be aboard or not.
On Monday, SpaceX announced its first space tourist, who signed up to travel around the moon. The company’s CEO, Elon Musk, introduced Yusaku Maezawa, who plans to ride the company’s Big Falcon Rocket. “I choose to go to the moon with artists.
Tesla founder Elon Musk apologised for calling British expat Vern Unsworth, who helped rescue a team of schoolboys from a Thai cave, a 'pedo guy'.
Ekapol Chanthawong, the coach of the Wild Boars football team trapped in a flooded Thai cave, apologised to the boys' parents.
Who knew a farting unicorn would end up at the centre of a finger-pointing copyright storm in a teacup involving Elon Musk? The Tesla CEO has been accused of using Colorado potter Tom Edwards' design without permission, a situation which has come to light in a fired up Twitter exchange. SEE ALSO: Elon Musk gets into it with former Tesla employee he sued for alleged data hacking The artist's daughter, Lisa Prank, tweeted on Wednesday claiming Musk had used her father's design, an image of a unicorn farting rainbow gas into a tube to power an electric car, apparently without the artist's permission. hey y’all Grimes’ boyfriend ripped off my dad’s art! this is a true story! what do you have to say for yourself @elonmusk ?? https://t.co/TMMJAS1ZGM — Lisa Prank (@lisaprank) June 26, 2018 Musk responded directly to Prank, attributing the design to Twitter user Nik Jovanovic, who currently has the unicorn design as both his profile picture and header image. The Tesla CEO said the design "was chosen randomly by [Tesla's] software team as a joke (they didn't tell me in advance)." To finish, Musk said, "We can change it to something else if your Dad wants." I think Nik @jovanik21 did an illustration with Tesla sketch pad Easter egg similar to mug pic that I posted. Was chosen randomly by software team as a joke (they didn’t tell me in advance) as an example of the hidden feature. We can change it to something else if your Dad wants. — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 27, 2018 Prank responded to Musk, accusing Tesla of "using [Edwards'] creative property for a year without credit or compensation," to which Musk replied, saying he'd asked his team to use a different image going forward. "Was actually someone else's drawing of a unicorn on hidden Tesla sketch pad app & we gained no financial benefit," Musk tweeted. "He can sue for money if he wants, but that's kinda lame. If anything, this attention increased his mug sales." The back-and-forth is quite something: Was actually someone else’s drawing of a unicorn on hidden Tesla sketch pad app & we gained no financial benefit. Have asked my team to use a diff example going forward. He can sue for money if he wants, but that’s kinda lame. If anything, this attention increased his mug sales. — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 27, 2018 it’s a copyright issue of stolen intellectual property—I’m not sure exactly what he wants! Maybe whatever wage you normally pay graphic designers to come up with content for you? The person to discuss this with is his lawyer, who sent you a letter you didn’t respond to — Lisa Prank (@lisaprank) June 27, 2018 Wait, so where did this whole farting unicorn come from, exactly? According to Denver publisher <em>Westword</em>, Edwards, a potter who lives in Evergreen, Colorado, created the image in 2010. It was used for ceramic mugs Edwards sells through his website Wallyware for $28 a piece. "Electric cars are good for the environment because electricity comes from magic," it reads on the back of the mug. In February 2017, Musk tweeted an image of Edwards' mug, with the caption, "Rainbows, unicorns and electric cars." Rainbows, unicorns and electric cars pic.twitter.com/oGHkVUmpdi — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) February 4, 2017 It's clearly Edwards' mug. Musk wrote in an additional tweet under the image that it was "maybe my favorite mug ever." Edwards told <em>Westword</em> the tweet was followed by a small bump in sales — just 100 mugs, but not bad. But then, in March 2017, Musk tweeted an image of the same unicorn, apparently created on Tesla's sketch pad, an easter egg hidden within the new software update for Tesla cars. Musk shared two drawings on Twitter to announce the feature, the other one being a slightly displeased Mona Lisa — only the Leonardo Da Vinci riff was signed, not the unicorn. Made today on Tesla sketch pad pic.twitter.com/Z8dFP2NN41 — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 30, 2017 Luckily, Edwards had a friend who bought a Tesla car, according to <em>Westword</em>, and was told his design was automatically sitting within the hidden sketch pad feature. You can spy the unicorn in this Tesla Model 3 demo video from auto publisher <em>The Drive</em>: <em>Westword</em> also reported that one of Edwards' friends pointed out to him that Tesla had included the unicorn in the design for a company Christmas card, something Prank reiterated to Musk. Edwards confirmed to the publisher that he is seeking legal advice on the matter. The <em>Westword</em> article was then picked up by the <em>Guardian</em>, who confirmed that Edwards' lawyer, Tim Atkinson, had sent a letter to Tesla’s general counsel on May 23, 2018. Rather than being a cease and desist letter, <em>Guardian</em> reports it was an "invitation for all parties to continue to benefit from the whimsical, and amazingly spot on piece of imagery my client created in 2010, which now appropriately finds a home in the operating system of the magical vehicles your company produces." But Musk denied some of the <em>Guardian</em>'s details when journalist Kate Bevan shared the story on Twitter. "I offered to pay the guy who drew it twice already for something I don't even want," he tweeted. The Guardian article is bs in every possible way & I offered to pay the guy who drew it twice already for something I don’t even want. This isn’t part of “Tesla branding”. Brand, ugh. I hate very word. — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 28, 2018 But Edwards' daughter, Prank, then tweeted that this detail — that he'd offered to pay Edwards, twice — wasn't accurate. Even J.K. Rowling weighed in on the story, calling it "the spinoff you never knew you wanted." Can you imagine, <em>Harry Potter and the Farting Unicorn</em>? The spinoff you never knew you wanted. pic.twitter.com/NaE0n0c6C2 — J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) June 27, 2018 <em>Mashable</em> has reached out to Tesla for comment. Buckle up, guys. Meanwhile, if you need a new mug... WATCH: This bacteria could help humans breathe on Mars
Daily Digit is the story behind the numbers that make our world work. Today we’re looking into the not-so-distant future, just six years from now, when SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says the company will send its first manned missions to Mars. SpaceX has been sending unmanned rockets into orbit since 2012, but the private aerospace company has its eyes set on sending the first humans to the Red Planet in 2024. To get there, Musk proposes a new, larger, and completely reusable style of spacecraft he calls the Big F***ing Rocket, or BFR for short. Theoretically, the BFR could have a major effect on international travel in addition to interplanetary exploration: Musk says the technology could reduce the London to Tokyo travel time to a mere 34 minutes.
Billionaire Elon Musk unveils plans for passenger rocket flights that would see people travel from London to New York in just 29 minutes.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has praised a man for risking his own life – and his Tesla – to save an unconscious driver. Tesla driver Manfred Kick, 41, reportedly noticed a man in a Volkswagen driving erratically on the Autobahn near Munich, Germany. When he realised the driver was unconscious, Mr Kick reportedly pulled in front of the Volkswagen and slowly braked until he could bring both cars to a halt.
On Dec. 14, 2016, some of the top U.S. tech leaders met with President-elect Donald Trump, and he promised to have an ongoing relationship with the group. In other news, his future chief of staff, Reince Priebus, told radio host Hugh Hewitt that there will be changes to the White House press briefings under Trump. The inaugural committee also announced that "America's Got Talent" star Jackie Evancho will perform the national anthem at the inauguration ceremony. Yahoo News and Finance Anchor Bianna Golodryga gives you the latest on the Trump transition in 60 seconds or less.
Are we living inside an enormous computer simulation - unaware that our lives are basically someone else’s video game? Several tech billionaires are so convinced that we’re living inside the Matrix that they are actually funding research to help us escape the simulation, according to the New Yorker. Tech visionary Elon Musk claimed earlier this year that there is only a ‘one in billions’ chance that our reality is actually real.
“Are you prepared to die? If that’s okay, then you’re a candidate for going,” billionnaire tech dreamer Elon Musk told a convention while outlining his plans to make travel to Mars a reality.
Space X and Tesla entrepreneur Elon Musk has stoked the fires of conspiracy theories by saying he has ‘not ruled out’ the idea that a UFO caused a Space X rocket to explode. In a Twitter discussion, Musk said, ‘We have not ruled that out,’ in reply to a commenter suggesting extraterrestrial involvement. Musk is famously unafraid of out-there ideas, having suggested earlier this year that we are ‘almost certainly’ living in a Matrix-style computer simulation.
The world’s first full-scale version of tech billionaire Elon Musk’s Hyperloop transport system could be built in Europe, according to a new report. One of the companies developing the ultra-fast transport pods has unveiled plans for a route between Sweden and Finland. A pre-feasibility study carried out for Hyperloop One by accounting brand KPMG and nordic firm FS Links Ab says that the futuristic transport system could travel the 310 miles (500km) between capital cities Helsinki and Stockholm in just 28 minutes.
One of the companies building Elon Musk’s high-speed transportation system already has the capability to build an underwater version, it claims. Hyperloop was first proposed by the SpaceX and Tesla boss back in 2012, with Musk encouraging others to take the idea and develop their own versions. Hyperloop One and Hyperloop Transportation Technologies are the two companies leading the charge, with the former claiming that a sub-aqua Hyperloop could eventually be a reality.
Along with a cyborg to do the housework, Musk also wants to develop a bot with a natural understanding of language. Many have praised the idea of AI tech being developed by a company has no need to generate a profit, and instead is building tech to benefit humanity.