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Elon Musk shares Starlink’s expansion roadmap – SpaceX readies more beta invites

Elon Musk shares Starlink’s expansion roadmap – SpaceX readies more beta invites

SpaceX's Starlink satellite internet service is aiming to add "several thousand more" beta participants, with Elon Musk dropping fresh details about plans for the high-tech network. The focus of more than a dozen SpaceX launches, Starlink relies on a growing constellation of satellites orbiting the Earth, with specially-designed terminals on the ground using them to get online.

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Starlink beta users report positive results even in a forest

Starlink beta users report positive results even in a forest

Elon Musk is known, both in good and in bad ways, for making seemingly outlandish claims about technologies and the future. What sets him apart is that he often does manage to pull it off, as evidenced by SpaceX's results and, now, his Starlink satellite constellation. Controversial right from the get-go, the Internet service that will litter the skies with small satellites has just begun its public beta and, despite having just a fraction of the target satellites, testers are already impressed with the service's promise.

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SpaceX opens Starlink satellite internet beta – Here’s what it costs

SpaceX opens Starlink satellite internet beta – Here’s what it costs

SpaceX is expanding up its Starlink satellite internet beta, contacting would-be subscribers to offer them early access to the service at $99 per month. The project aims to blanket increasingly large areas with broadband internet service, delivered from a mesh of satellites that SpaceX has been progressively adding to over the past months.

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SpaceX scrubs today’s Starlink launch – Elon explains why

SpaceX scrubs today’s Starlink launch – Elon explains why

SpaceX's latest launch has been scrubbed, postponing the addition of new satellites to its Starlink internet constellation. The Falcon 9 launch today was meant to be the company's fifteenth Starlink mission, adding new satellites to build out coverage for the soon-to-launch internet provider.

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Elon Musk is working on a rocket that can deliver weapons anywhere in the world

Elon Musk is working on a rocket that can deliver weapons anywhere in the world

The United States military has teamed up with Elon Musk and the company he heads, SpaceX. The goal of the tie-up is to build a rocket capable of delivering weapons anywhere on the globe in an hour. The benefits of quickly delivering weapons and other cargo anywhere on the planet very quickly are readily apparent.

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Elon Musk says Tesla robo-snake charger is still on the roadmap

Elon Musk says Tesla robo-snake charger is still on the roadmap

It's been a few years since we last saw Tesla's faintly-disturbing robot snake charger in action, but if you assumed Elon Musk had forgotten about the time-saving gadget, think again. Teased in late 2014, and then shown as a functional prototype in mid-2015, the "solid metal snake" robo-charger promised to rescue drivers of the EVs from having to plug in their car manually to charge.

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SpaceX launches 60 new Starlink satellites – Musk drops public beta details

SpaceX launches 60 new Starlink satellites – Musk drops public beta details

SpaceX's Starlink public internet service beta could be close at hand, Elon Musk has confirmed, assuming successful deployment of the space company's newest satellites. The Falcon 9 launch this morning began a several-times delayed mission, with 60 new Starlink satellites set to join the constellation as well as another demonstration of SpaceX's reusable rocket tech.

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Elon Musk teases $25,000 Tesla

Elon Musk teases $25,000 Tesla

Tesla aims to build its most affordable electric car yet within the next three years, with Elon Musk suggesting a $25,000 EV would be possible. The promise came during the Tesla Battery Day 2020 event, an opportunity for Musk & Co. to set the scene for where battery technology is today, and where the automaker believes it will be in the coming years.

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Elon Musk shows off futuristic Neuralink and the robot that implants it

Elon Musk shows off futuristic Neuralink and the robot that implants it

As promised, Elon Musk held a conference today detailing Neuralink, an implantable device that would, according to Musk, solve certain problems related to brain and spine function. As an implant -- and unlike many prototypes of similar concepts we've seen over the years -- Neuralink will be entirely implanted within the recipient's body, hiding it away from the world. Before such a device can be brought to market, however, it'll require talented people to make it happen.

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Elon Musk teased working Neuralink device: Will this rat be involved?

Elon Musk teased working Neuralink device: Will this rat be involved?

Today Elon Musk said Neuralink would show a working brain-computer interface device in a live streamed event this Friday, the 28th of August. This event will take place at 3PM Pacific Time - that's 4PM Mountain Time, 5PM Central Time, and 6PM Eastern Time. Showing the device at this time on a Friday should allow a minimized reactionary impact on Musk's various companies, whether or not they're directly involved in what's going on at Neuralink.

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SpaceX Starlink Speedtest results are early but impressive

SpaceX Starlink Speedtest results are early but impressive

Elon Musk's companies have had their fair share of highs and lows in the public's eyes but SpaceX may have lately taken the lion's share of goodwill thanks to a series of successful launches and tests of its rockets and crew capsule. It was also the most recent recipient of some heavy criticism due to its Starlink satellites photobombing the NEOWISE comet. Its controversial presence in the Earth's skies, however, might be worth it if these numbers using Ookla's popular Speedtest are anything to go by.

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Elon Musk’s Cybertruck backup plan is unexpectedly normal

Elon Musk’s Cybertruck backup plan is unexpectedly normal

Tesla's backup plan should the Cybertruck flop is something a lot more straightforward, CEO Elon Musk has confirmed, again insisting that gut reaction rather than any sort of traditional market research shaped the still-divisive pickup. Unveiled in November 2019 - though not expected to go on sale until late 2021 at the earliest - the Cybertruck certainly isn't styled to suit everybody and nor, Musk has said, is it really intended for every market.

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