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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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SpaceX blasted for Starlink satellites photobombing Neowise comet

SpaceX blasted for Starlink satellites photobombing Neowise comet

The goal sounds altruistic enough, to provided Internet access both to remote places on Earth where few terrestrial and satellite networks can reach as well as future network connectivity to structures orbiting around the Earth in outer space. Elon Musk's Starlink vision, however, has long been criticized by the scientific community, especially the astronomy field, for polluting the night sky and making it difficult if not impossible to have a clear view of celestial objects from the ground. That situation struck home hard last week when astrophotographers found their photos of the rare Neowise comet ruined by almost dozens of SpaceX's Starlink satellites.

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SpaceX makes history again by catching both Falcon 9 fairing halves

SpaceX makes history again by catching both Falcon 9 fairing halves

Many of SpaceX's rocket launches of late have almost become unexciting and normal, which is actually a good thing for the company's goals. Just as each and every plane flight has become almost banal, so too will space flight become in SpaceX's and Elon Musk's vision. That said, there are still some things that the company has to check off its list and it has just reached not just one but two milestones in what would have normally been an uneventful 90th Falcon 9 launch.

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Starlink satellite internet beta imminent as Elon Musk confirms dish details

Starlink satellite internet beta imminent as Elon Musk confirms dish details

New details about SpaceX's Starlink satellite internet service have emerged, with the company confirming that a private beta program is set to kick off this summer. Bypassing traditional wireline internet providers, Starlink will instead use a network of satellites that SpaceX has been gradually deploying. So far, around 600 are in orbit.

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Tesla Model Y price cut as Elon confirms new version in testing

Tesla Model Y price cut as Elon confirms new version in testing

Tesla has quietly cut the price of its newest car, with the Model Y electric crossover trimmed by as much as $3,000. Deliveries of the Model Y only began in March 2020, amid close scrutiny by industry observers and investors alike as to how smooth the manufacturing process would be. Now, it's already seeing a model shake-up.

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Tesla Level 5 autonomy “very close” Musk insists but the true roadmap is murky

Tesla Level 5 autonomy “very close” Musk insists but the true roadmap is murky

Elon Musk is confident that Tesla will have "the basic functionality" of fully autonomous vehicles by the end of the year, though it's uncertain whether the outspoken CEO's predictions will result in an electric car able to truly drive itself on public roads any time soon. Musk has been a vocal proponent of the feasibility of so-called Level 5 self-driving, countering broader skepticism of just how close to deployment autonomous vehicles actually are.

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Tesla shocks market with Q2 2020 electric car numbers

Tesla shocks market with Q2 2020 electric car numbers

Tesla has surprised stock-watchers with unexpectedly impressive vehicle deliveries in Q2 2020, despite COVID-19 putting production on hold for at least part of the quarter. Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who has been an outspoken skeptic regarding the severity of the coronavirus pandemic, had pushed aggressively to reopen the facilities in California, at times finding himself at loggerheads with officials there.

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Tesla Model S Long Range Plus reaches 402-mile milestone

Tesla Model S Long Range Plus reaches 402-mile milestone

Elon Musk has proven time and again that he is not one to be trifled with. He is definitely not one to take things sitting down when it involves the reputation of one of his most prized products. So when he said earlier this year that the EPA made an error when it tested its Model S Long Range Plus, the company set out to prove him right. The result is the new but not so new Model S Long Range Plus, not actually boasting of an EPA-rated 402-mile range.

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SpaceX to now make Starship its top priority

SpaceX to now make Starship its top priority

SpaceX has made history twice last week in launching two NASA astronauts and docking the Crew Dragon capsule with the International Space Station, a first for a commercial spacecraft. Although it was just the first of many planned crewed missions, CEO Elon Musk seems intent on making sure the company remembers what it's really all about, launching 100 or more people into space aboard the Starship and its future kin.

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