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Twitter is shocked by Elon Musk’s smartphone fact

Twitter is shocked by Elon Musk’s smartphone fact

Twitter, as a community, has a tendency to lose its mind over just about anything—but this time, the reason really is quite mind-blowing. In a short Twitter exchange, Elon Musk pointed out that over 80% of the world's population owns a smartphone. Are these numbers really that high, and more importantly, has anyone ever expected this to happen?

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Tesla Cybertruck production reportedly pushed back to early 2023

Tesla Cybertruck production reportedly pushed back to early 2023

The Tesla Cybertruck is radical, to say the least. But despite Tesla CEO Elon Musk's vision to position it as a futuristic and "insane technology bandwagon" (via Twitter), the Cybertruck has barely moved any closer to actually being out of the post-apocalyptic future and teleporting into the present. Since its announcement in 2019, the Cybertruck has been in the news for facing several production delays, and even two years later, the problems don't seem to see any closure.

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Elon Musk reveals another Tesla “Full Self-Driving” price increase

Elon Musk reveals another Tesla “Full Self-Driving” price increase

Tesla may be credited for turning the automotive industry on its head and pushing forward battery-powered cars and power solutions, but that might not be what it's remembered for. Company CEO Elon Musk has long been promising a future of fully autonomous cars, but its Full Self-Driving (FSD) feature, despite the name, barely makes the grade. The capability has been one of Tesla's most controversial features, and the controversy just keeps coming with this latest pre-announcement from Musk.

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New Tesla Cybertruck prototype gives Elon Musk “troubles”

New Tesla Cybertruck prototype gives Elon Musk “troubles”

Tesla's blocky, futuristic Cybertruck -- the vehicle that looks like a low-poly model in real life -- was recently spied going for a spin on the company's Fremont, California, track. Drone footage captured Tesla's prototype truck from multiple angles, revealing one new addition to the model that even Musk is unhappy about.

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Tesla Cybertruck upgrade adds 4-motor option Elon Musk confirms

Tesla Cybertruck upgrade adds 4-motor option Elon Musk confirms

Tesla's Cybertruck is getting a significant platform upgrade, with Elon Musk confirming that the specifications for the controversial electric pickup will be updated before it has even gone on sale. Announced in late 2019, the Cybertruck proved divisive with its stealth bomber-inspired aesthetic, but its speed promises also set it apart from the truck status-quo.

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Elon Musk warns Starship engines could bankrupt SpaceX [Update]

Elon Musk warns Starship engines could bankrupt SpaceX [Update]

SpaceX faces a "genuine risk of bankruptcy" if Starship can't fly once every two weeks in 2022, Elon Musk has warned employees, blaming rocket engine production challenges and management crisis for the surprise ultimatum. Starship is set not only to take NASA's Artemis mission to the Moon later this decade and, beyond that, missions to Mars, in addition to being a key part of SpaceX's own products like the Starlink satellite internet service.

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Tesla pulled the latest FSD Beta from owners’ cars today

Tesla pulled the latest FSD Beta from owners’ cars today

Tesla OTA updates give, and Tesla OTA updates take away, with the electric car company unexpectedly rolling back the latest FSD Beta having already pushed it to owners' cars. Elon Musk confirmed the downgrade, highlighting the reality of beta software and arguing that this only underscores the need for public betas.

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Elon Musk reveals how many “perfect” Tesla drivers will get next FSD Beta

Elon Musk reveals how many “perfect” Tesla drivers will get next FSD Beta

Tesla plans to release its latest "Full Self-Driving" beta to drivers at the end of the week, Elon Musk confirmed today, though only those owners deemed to be safest behind the wheel will get the newest software. The automaker is using a so-called Safety Score system to gatekeeper access to the functionality, a decision which has become fairly controversial in recent weeks.

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SpaceX Starlink satellite Internet might be out of beta very soon

SpaceX Starlink satellite Internet might be out of beta very soon

Elon Musk has a lot of ambitious plans, and almost all of those have proven to be controversial to some extent. One of the most debated, however, might be his vision of covering the Earth with Internet-beaming satellites under SpaceX's Starlink program. Although the current state of that service is far from its best, the tech luminary has made it known that it could finally be open to the public as early as next month.

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SpaceX Inspiration4 launch reaches another space travel milestone

SpaceX Inspiration4 launch reaches another space travel milestone

Elon Musk has always envisioned space travel to be as economical as air travel, though naturally still more expensive. SpaceX's mission is to make that true not just for government-funded missions and research but also for commercial space tourism. The company has already gotten most launches and landings down to a "T," but there are still some goals to be checked off from its list. At least two of those have been completed now that the Inspiration4 mission is underway, transporting four civilians around the Earth for about three days at a record-breaking altitude.

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Tesla Cybertruck delay: The new release roadmap

Tesla Cybertruck delay: The new release roadmap

The Tesla Cybertruck now isn't expected to launch until late 2022, with Elon Musk's much-vaunted electric pickup set to play catch-up with other EV trucks. Announced in November 2019, the outlandishly designed pickup divided opinion with its angular styling, but that didn't stop reservations from piling in for the promised 2021 release.

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Elon Musk just revealed a huge SpaceX Starlink milestone

Elon Musk just revealed a huge SpaceX Starlink milestone

SpaceX's Starlink satellite internet service has hit 100,000 users, with Elon Musk confirming the milestone for the ambitious - and at times controversial - system. Aiming to replace terrestrial ISPs using fiber, cable, and DSL, Starlink instead looks to the skies with a growing constellation of low Earth orbit satellites.

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