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Bitcoin prices plunge as China launches crackdown on cryptocurrency

SAN FRANCISCO: Bitcoin’s value plunged on Wednesday after China signaled a new crackdown on the cryptocurrency, but its losses were cushioned after Tesla head Elon Musk spoke up on Twitter. The virtual currency fell to almost $30,000 — less than

Elon Musk promises to be ‘good-ish’ in ‘SNL’ teaser

NEW YORK: Elon Musk, one of the richest people in the world, will host ‘Saturday Night Live’ television program this weekend. Musk turn as host of this week’s will be a light-hearted, brand-building break from the pressures of running Tesla

Starlink satellite internet service receives 500,000 preorders

HOUSTON: SpaceX has received more than 500,000 preorders for its Starlink satellite internet service and anticipates no technical problems meeting the demand, founder Elon Musk said. “Only limitation is high density of users in urban areas,” Musk tweeted, responding to

Musk trolls Bezos after winning contract for moon lander

HOUSTON: The space race between the world’s two richest men went into hyperdrive after Tesla chief Elon Musk took a swipe at Jeff Bezos’ attempt to challenge a major NASA contract. The two billionaires, who have been trying to launch

Elon Musk to host ‘Saturday Night Live’

LOS ANGELES: Tesla CEO Elon Musk is set to host an episode of  the “Saturday Night Live” with musical guest Miley Cyrus. The technology mogul is going to host the iconic TV show. Musk’s scheduled May 8 appearance builds upon

NASA chooses SpaceX to take humans back to Moon

MIAMI: NASA has selected SpaceX to land the first astronauts on the surface of the Moon since 1972, in a huge victory for Elon Musk’s company. The contract, worth $2.9 billion, involves the prototype Starship spacecraft that is being tested

Elon Musk’s Neuralink shows monkey with brain-chip playing videogame

SAN FRANCISCO: Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk’s brain-chip startup released footage appearing to show a monkey playing a simple videogame after getting implants of the new technology. The 3-minute video by Neuralink here shows Pager, a male macaque with chips embedded

Tesla vehicles can now be bought using bitcoin: Elon Musk

SAN FRANCISCO: Tesla chief Elon Musk said 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

Tesla would be shut down if its cars spied in China: Musk

BEIJING: Tesla chief executive Elon Musk said his company would be shut down if its cars were used to spy, his first comments on news that China’s military has banned Tesla vehicles from its facilities. “There’s a very strong incentive

Elon Musk offers $100 million for global carbon reduction competition

SAN FRANCISCO: Tesla founder and billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk is offering a $100 million prize in a four-year global competition to find a way of reducing carbon dioxide from the Earth’s atmosphere. Musk, who also heads rocket company SpaceX, had

Telegram uses hilarious meme to troll WhatsApp’s new privacy policy

Since its news policy over privacy, WhatsApp, the most popular messaging app, has been facing massive criticism from users. A similar app like WhatsApp, ‘Telegram’ has seen an increase in download rates as many people are using the app instead

Elon Musk urges users to use Signal app after WhatsApp’s new policy

NEW YORK: Tech giant Elon Musk has urged users to use the Signal app after WhatsApp’s new policy was announced. Taking to Twitter, the Tesla owner recommended his followers to use the messenger app ‘Signal’. Use Signal — Elon Musk

Tesla market value crosses $800 billion for the first time

WASHINGTON: The shares of Tesla jumped as much as 5.6% on Friday, pushing the electric-car maker’s market capitalisation to more than $800 billion for the first time ever and inching closer to the trillion-dollar club. Tesla’s rally has helped Chief

SpaceX’s Starship prototype explodes on landing after test launch

WASHINGTON: SpaceX’s Starship prototype exploded while attempting to land after an otherwise successful test launch from the company’s rocket facility in Boca Chica, Texas, live video of the flight showed. The Starship rocket destroyed in the accident was a 16-storey-tall

SpaceX launches second crew of astronauts into space

CAPE CANAVERAL: Elon Musk’s rocket company SpaceX launched four astronauts on a flight to the International Space Station,  NASA’s first full-fledged mission sending a crew into orbit aboard a privately owned spacecraft. SpaceX’s newly designed Crew Dragon capsule, which the

Elon Musk tests positive, negative for COVID-19 on same day

LOS ANGELES: Tesla founder Elon Musk said he has tested positive for the novel coronavirus while also testing negative, offering a skeptical view of the validity of the procedures. In a series of tweets early Friday, Musk said he had

SpaceX wins Pentagon award for missile tracking satellites

WASHINGTON: Elon Musk’s SpaceX won a $149 million contract to build missile-tracking satellites for the Pentagon, the US Space Development Agency (SDA) said This is the first government contract to build satellites or SpaceX known for its reusable rockets and astronaut

Musk hints at Tesla entering India next year

SAN FRANCISCO: Tesla chief executive Elon Musk has indicated that the US electric carmaker will expand into India in 2021. “Next year for sure,” Musk said on Twitter in reply to a post with a photograph of a T-shirt with

Elon Musk overtakes Mark Zuckerberg, becomes third-richest person

NEW YORK: Tesla CEO Elon Musk has become the third richest person in the world leaving Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg behind. The Tesla CEO is now worth $115 billion as compared to the Facebook founder’s $110 billion. According to Bloomberg’s

Twitter accounts of Biden, Musk, Obama, Gates hacked

SAN FRANCISCO: Twitter suffered a major security breach that saw hackers take control of the accounts of major public figures and corporations, including Joe Biden, Barack Obama, Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos and Apple. Twitter disabled the ability to

Elon Musk is now richer than Warren Buffett

SAN FRANCISCO: Elon Musk’s net worth soared past Warren Buffett as the chief executive officer of Tesla became the seventh richest person in the world, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Musk’s fortune rose by $6.07 billion to $70.5 billion

Elon Musk calls for breakup of Amazon

SAN FRANCISCO: Telsa Chief Executive Elon Musk has called for Amazon to be broken up after an author complained on social media about being unable to self-publish a book on the world’s largest online retailer. “This is insane @JeffBezos,” Musk

NASA astronauts reach space station in milestone mission

MIAMI: NASA astronauts entered the International Space Station on Sunday after a landmark 19-hour journey on the first crewed US spacecraft in nearly a decade. The arrival completed the first leg of the trip, designed to test the capabilities of

Elon Musk welcomes son, names after math expression

SAN FRANCISCO: Tesla CEO Elon Musk and singer Grimes have welcomed a baby boy Musk confirmed the news after a fan asked if there was any update on the baby. “A few hours away!” Musk responded on Twitter before sharing

Elon Musk’s tweet wipes $14 billion off Tesla’s value

SAN FRANCISCO: The shares of carmaker Tesla tumbled dropped by nine percecent after Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk tweeted that the high-flying stock was overly expensive. “Tesla stock price is too high,” Musk said on Twitter in one of several

Tesla plans to supply ventilators free of cost in affected regions: Musk

SAN DIEGO: Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk said on Tuesday the company has extra ventilators that can be shipped free of cost to hospitals within regions where the electric carmaker delivers. “We have extra FDA-approved ventilators. Will ship to hospitals

Elon Musk shows new talent with releasing electronic dance track

LOS ANGELES: Tesla boss Elon Musk has released an electronic dance music (EDM) track titled “Don’t Doubt Ur Vibe” to show his musical prowess.  The billionaire tech investor, inventor and space entrepreneur is showing off another talent for dance music.