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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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Tesla Bot humanoid robot is Elon Musk’s latest obsession

Tesla Bot humanoid robot is Elon Musk’s latest obsession

The illustrious Elon Musk can be credited for many things, but the tech luminary has also been criticized for some rather unorthodox ideas, projects, and even statements. Best known for Tesla EVs, SpaceX rockets, and a Boring company, Musk is now setting his sights on what could be his most eccentric project to date, excluding the Neuralink brain chip. The man who has been publicly distrustful of AI has just unveiled the makings of a humanoid robot that, when taken together with the Starlink constellation of Internet-bearing satellites, would probably make some people worry about the future.

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Tesla Autopilot faces US investigation over first responder crashes

Tesla Autopilot faces US investigation over first responder crashes

The US government has opened an investigation into Tesla's Autopilot, after multiple crashes where the electric cars have driven into first responder vehicles. There have been 11 incidents recorded by the NHTSA since January 2018, the agency confirmed, and as a result it's now looking at Autopilot on all four Tesla models from the past 7 years.

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SpaceX is buying a startup that could fit Elon Musk’s Starlink plans perfectly

SpaceX is buying a startup that could fit Elon Musk’s Starlink plans perfectly

Elon Musk's SpaceX has acquired satellite startup Swarm Technologies, adding the company's micro-satellites - and its coveted FCC licenses - to its portfolio. SpaceX is currently partway through rolling out its ambitious Starlink network, a constellation of low Earth orbit satellites with which it hopes to blanket the globe with affordable wireless internet connectivity.

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SpaceX reveals latest Starlink user count – and how many are still waiting

SpaceX reveals latest Starlink user count – and how many are still waiting

SpaceX's Starlink satellite internet service has around 90,000 users currently, according to a new disclosure, though the total is a fraction of the waitlist. Launched in mid-2019, Starlink uses a growing constellation of low Earth orbit satellites and a self-orienting dish on the ground to beam down internet connectivity, though it's only been relatively recently that Starlink has accelerated adding users.

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Hate the Telsa yoke? Tough: Elon Musk dashes hopes for regular option

Hate the Telsa yoke? Tough: Elon Musk dashes hopes for regular option

Of all the changes Tesla has brought over the past few years, the switch to the yoke steering wheel may prove be the most controversial. Elon Musk, though, is unrepentant about the unusual controls found in the latest Model S and Model X, and that means if you were hoping for an option to swap in a "normal" steering wheel, you're out of luck.

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Exclusive Supercharging made Tesla king of EVs: Now Elon wants to share

Exclusive Supercharging made Tesla king of EVs: Now Elon wants to share

Tesla plans to open up its Supercharger network to other automaker's electric vehicles, Elon Musk has confirmed, a huge change in strategy that risks infuriating owners of Tesla cars. The decision to make more broadly available what has, so far, been exclusive to Tesla drivers reflects the significant changes electric automakers face, particularly in the face of new subsidies and incentives.

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Elon Musk admits “I don’t care” if Tesla Cybertruck is a flop

Elon Musk admits “I don’t care” if Tesla Cybertruck is a flop

Elon Musk is known for being fairly offbeat in his management style, but the Tesla CEO is positively laid-back about the possibility of the Tesla Cybertruck proving to be a failure. Unveiled in 2019, Telsa's first pickup is one of a number of electric trucks on the calendar at this point, but there's no denying that it's still the more unusual to look at.

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Tesla upgrade takes Superchargers to 300kW Musk confirms: What to know

Tesla upgrade takes Superchargers to 300kW Musk confirms: What to know

Tesla's Supercharger network is getting a potency upgrade, with Elon Musk confirming the maximum charging rate is going to increase. The new upgrade will take Superchargers from 250 kW to 300 kW, Musk revealed on Twitter, having hinted that power increases were in the pipeline back at the Model S Plaid event in June 2021.

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