British billionaire Richard Branson flies to space aboard Virgin Galactic flight

British billionaire Richard Branson on Sunday soared more than 50 miles above the New Mexico desert aboard his Virgin Galactic rocket plane and safely returned in the vehicle’s first fully crewed test flight to space, a symbolic milestone for a venture he started 17 years ago. Branson, one of six Virgin Galactic Holding Inc employees… Read More British billionaire Richard Branson flies to space aboard Virgin Galactic flight

Tesla chief executive Elon Musk says company will no longer accept Bitcoin as payment for vehicle purchases

Tesla Inc will no longer accept bitcoin for car purchases, Chief Executive Elon Musk said on Wednesday, citing long-brewing environmental concerns for a swift reversal in the company’s position on the cryptocurrency. Bitcoin fell more than 10% after Musk tweeted his decision to suspend its use, less than two months after Tesla began accepting the… Read More Tesla chief executive Elon Musk says company will no longer accept Bitcoin as payment for vehicle purchases

SpaceX accepts dogecoin as payment for lunar mission next year

SpaceX will launch the “DOGE-1 Mission to the Moon” in the first quarter of next year, with Elon Musk’s commercial rocket company accepting the meme-inspired cryptocurrency dogecoin as payment. Geometric Energy Corporation announced the dogecoin-funded mission on Sunday, with the statement not disclosing the mission’s financial value. “We’re excited to launch DOGE-1 to the Moon!”,… Read More SpaceX accepts dogecoin as payment for lunar mission next year

Tesla says car cameras not activated outside North America

Cameras in Tesla cars are not activated outside of North America, the U.S. automaker said on its Chinese social media page on Wednesday, seeking to assuage security concerns in the world’s biggest car market. Tesla faces scrutiny in China where the military in March banned Tesla cars from entering its complexes, citing security concerns over… Read More Tesla says car cameras not activated outside North America

Tesla chief Elon Musk says vehicles can now be bought using bitcoin

Tesla Inc chief Elon Musk said on Wednesday the company’s electric vehicles can now be bought using bitcoin and the option will be available outside the United States later this year. “You can now buy a Tesla with bitcoin,” he tweeted on Wednesday, adding that bitcoin paid to Tesla will not be converted into conventional… Read More Tesla chief Elon Musk says vehicles can now be bought using bitcoin

Tesla to provide thousands of homes in South Australia with solar electricity

About 50,000 homes in South Australia will receive solar panels and Tesla batteries, the state government announced on Sunday, in a landmark plan to turn houses into a giant, interconnected power plant. South Australia is already home to world’s biggest battery in an Elon Musk-driven project to provide electricity for more than 30,000 homes. ​The… Read More Tesla to provide thousands of homes in South Australia with solar electricity

Tech masters Elon Musk & Mark Zuckerberg air different views on killer robots

Silicon Valley baron Elon Musk insulted rival billionaire Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday, escalating a tech wizard war of words over whether robots will become smart enough to kill their human creators. “His understanding of the subject is limited,” Musk said in a tweet about the Facebook Inc. founder whose algorithms and other technology revolutionized social… Read More Tech masters Elon Musk & Mark Zuckerberg air different views on killer robots