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Starlink speeds could be boosted by ongoing system upgrades

Starlink speeds could be boosted by ongoing system upgrades

Almost all of Elon Musk's endeavors and dreams have proven to be controversial but most of them prove themselves in the long run. While The Boring Company has still to bear any usable fruit and Neuralink is still too early in its infancy, SpaceX's Starlink Internet satellite constellation continues to split people up. It still has to reach its full potential, both in number of satellites and promised speeds, but Elon Musk says that there might be a speed bump on the way.

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SpaceX Starlink speed & service expansion: Elon Musk reveals big new goals

SpaceX Starlink speed & service expansion: Elon Musk reveals big new goals

SpaceX's Starlink internet service may be opening up to new customers, but according to Elon Musk the satellite system has even more aggressive targets over the next 12-18 months. Until recently in an invite-only beta, Starlink has recently begun taking broader reservations from those who want to try out its cable- and DSL-free connectivity.

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Tesla buys $1.5 billion in Bitcoin, will sell cars for crypto, and now Musk’s memes make more sense

Tesla buys $1.5 billion in Bitcoin, will sell cars for crypto, and now Musk’s memes make more sense

Tesla has bought $1.5 billion worth of bitcoin, with the electric automaker revealing plans to start accepting the cryptocurrency as payment on its cars and SUVs. The news follows several weeks of Elon Musk promoting cryptocurrency on his Twitter, with the Tesla CEO hyping up bitcoin, Dogecoin, and others in the marketplace.

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Elon Musk’s Neuralink reportedly gives monkey mental gameplaying power

Elon Musk’s Neuralink reportedly gives monkey mental gameplaying power

Elon Musk is both famous and infamous for his mind-blowing ideas and enterprises but one that's almost literally so is the idea of hooking up brains to computers to allow the control of other computers using just brainpower. To prove that he's actually serious, Musk even founded the startup Neuralink to research and develop the technology to make that happen. That startup has reportedly hit an important milestone, according to Musk, an achievement that includes implanting a chip on a "not unhappy" monkey in order to let it play a video game using mind control.

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SpaceX Inspiration4 historic all-civilian launch may happen later this year

SpaceX Inspiration4 historic all-civilian launch may happen later this year

SpaceX has announced that it may launch its Inspiration4 mission in the last quarter of this year, setting a new space milestone with its all-civilian crew. Shift4 Payments CEO Jared Isaacman will serve as the mission commander, and he's donated three of the Inspiration4 seats for other civilians to join him.

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Elon Musk shares a new Starship photo and it’s like something from a movie

Elon Musk shares a new Starship photo and it’s like something from a movie

SpaceX's massive Starship prototypes are the subject of a new photo from Elon Musk, and they look like something you'd see in a Hollywood sci-fi movie. The shiny silo-like spacecraft are surrounded by people and vehicles, making it easier to put the sheer size of the Starship into perspective.

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Tesla Roadster production pushed to 2022 – Here’s why

Tesla Roadster production pushed to 2022 – Here’s why

The Tesla Roadster isn't expected to go into production until 2022, Elon Musk has confirmed, pushing back the launch of the hotly-anticipated electric sports car. Unveiled in late 2017, the Roadster is set to epitomize Tesla's push to vanquish internal combustion's reign in performance vehicles, with a trio of electric motors and performance figures that could best pretty much any supercar out there.

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Elon Musk: New Tesla Model S will “guess” if you want park or reverse

Elon Musk: New Tesla Model S will “guess” if you want park or reverse

Tesla's Model S and Model X redesign may have thoroughly revamped the electric cars' high-tech cabins, but it's how Elon Musk is upending familiar driving controls that may prove most controversial. Unveiled on Wednesday as Tesla announced its latest financial results, the new Model S sedan and Model X SUV both add high-performance "Plaid" models to their line-ups, as well as longer range options that eventually could offer over 520 miles of driving.

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SpaceX’s Elon Musk and Amazon fight over internet satellites

SpaceX’s Elon Musk and Amazon fight over internet satellites

Amazon and SpaceX have found themselves in a space battle, with both companies accusing the other of trying to sabotage their satellite internet plans. The controversy began when Elon Musk's SpaceX proposed reducing some of its Starlink satellites' orbit altitude, with the goal of increasing connection speeds.

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Tesla Full Self-Driving subscription coming really soon

Tesla Full Self-Driving subscription coming really soon

Tesla did more than just make electric vehicles a thing, it also changed the ways some features are delivered to cars and owners. Rather than requiring a physical upgrade or add-on parts, Tesla's EVs have the capabilities already built-in, just disabled through software. While that makes it easier to "upgrade" to those new features, it doesn't make it cheaper. That's where Elon Musk's idea to place those features behind a subscription system comes in and it will be starting with Full Self-Driving in a few months.

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SpaceX scrubs Falcon 9 launch today – NROL-108 postponed 24 hours

SpaceX scrubs Falcon 9 launch today – NROL-108 postponed 24 hours

SpaceX has scrubbed today's Falcon 9 launch, postponing the NROL-108 mission that was due to be the company's last of 2020. The three hour launch window opened this morning at the NASA Kennedy Space Center in Florida, and was due to run for three hours, until noon EST.

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SpaceX Starship suborbital test flight deemed a success despite crash

SpaceX Starship suborbital test flight deemed a success despite crash

SpaceX has pretty much nailed every Falcon 9 landing in the past year or two. Landing a jumbo-sized spacecraft, however, was never going to be easy. CEO Elon Musk already set fans' and spectators' expectations low when he warned that mishaps would happen when it tries to land its Starship SN8 prototype. Mishap did happen, resulting in the giant rocket becoming scrap metal, but the crash was not enough to mar the success and significance of SpaceX's most recent leap for space travel and mankind.

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