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Elon Musk says Boring LA tunnel is disturbingly long

Elon Musk says Boring LA tunnel is disturbingly long

The illustrious Elon Musk may be under fire for a lot of things he has tweeted about but he does still make some useful and totally not controversial posts from time to time. Then again, his boring, that is, drilling, dreams to bore tunnels underneath LA hasn’t been without its fair share of controversy and opposition. That won’t be enough, however, to postpone or cancel the Boring Company’s grand public opening of its first LA tunnel next month. Unless, of course, some litigation gets in the way.

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Elon Musk settles SEC fraud case – and his Tesla tweets are the big casualty

Elon Musk settles SEC fraud case – and his Tesla tweets are the big casualty

Elon Musk has settled with the SEC, stepping down as chairman of the Tesla board and paying $20m in penalties - a figure matched by the automaker - though the biggest loss may well be on his Twitter account. The outspoken and often controversial billionaire found himself on the wrong side of the US Securities and Exchange Commission earlier this year, after tweets about taking Tesla public were accused of being securities fraud.

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Elon Musk sued by SEC over Tesla “funding secured” tweet

Elon Musk sued by SEC over Tesla “funding secured” tweet

Last month, Elon Musk published a tweet stating that he was "considering taking Tesla private at $420. Funding secured." He later clarified the latter part of that tweet, pointing toward past talks with the Saudi Arabian sovereign wealth fund. Questions were soon raised over whether the tweet would get Musk in trouble with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and now we have the answer.

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SpaceX finally has its first tourist to fly around the moon

SpaceX finally has its first tourist to fly around the moon

The likes of Elon Musk’s SpaceX and Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin have undoubtedly advanced space and rocket technology in the past few years but, make no mistake, their goals aren’t philanthropic. Sooner rather than later, they will need to recoup their investments in the form of commercial space travel, especially space tourism. SpaceX might have just taken the lead in that race yet again by announcing that it already has the first private passenger with the courage to make a round trip tour around the moon.

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The Boring Company has a non-boring way to drive its drill

The Boring Company has a non-boring way to drive its drill

Some might be questioning Elon Musk’s mental health of late and there will be others who will probably point to The Boring Company as the earliest signs of its deterioration. The grand vision is definitely worth chasing but Musk’s youngest venture has taken a few odd turns along the way. Now it’s showing off something that’s, yet again, purely for fun. But the random demonstration of a gigantic drilling machine operated using an Xbox controller isn’t going to do Musk’s PR any favors.

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Elon Musk explains “funding secured” private Tesla tweet with Saudi talks

Elon Musk explains “funding secured” private Tesla tweet with Saudi talks

Elon Musk has clarified exactly what he meant when he tweeted he had "funding secured" to take Tesla private, after days of investors pushing the CEO to explain himself. Musk surprised many last week when he took to Twitter to suggest he would seek privatization for Tesla once the price reached $420 a share.

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Elon Musk details taking Tesla private, says final decision is pending

Elon Musk details taking Tesla private, says final decision is pending

Following a tweet earlier today mentioning as much, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has published an email previously sent to employees that details potential plans about going private. News about the idea first surfaced this afternoon on Twitter via Musk, who tweeted, "Am considering taking Tesla private at $420. Funding secured." He has since tweeted updates, saying the company has confirmed that it has investor support for the plan.

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Tesla is hiring video game developers for in-car games

Tesla is hiring video game developers for in-car games

Elon Musk has published a job notice on Twitter: Tesla is seeking video game developers. The company is accepting applications from developers who think they have what it takes to create games for the company, specifically for its vehicles. Applicants will need to send along samples of their work, with Musk warning that Tesla seeks "max playability and creativity."

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Tesla hit major Model 3 production milestone in Q2 2018

Tesla hit major Model 3 production milestone in Q2 2018

Tesla has revealed its second fiscal quarter 2018 financial results, stating that it ended the quarter with $2.2 billion in cash, as well as seeing "slightly positive" Model 3 gross margins. Tesla announced that it had multiple Model 3 production rates of about 5,000 cars per week, and it plans to increase that number to 6,000 by the end of the August. Tesla expects its Model 3 gross margins to "grow significantly" in its third quarter.

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Tesla V9.0 update will include Atari games as Easter eggs

Tesla V9.0 update will include Atari games as Easter eggs

There are usually plenty of reasons for Tesla owners to look forward to software updates, but those who are also retro gaming fans have even more reason to look forward to the next one. Tesla, it turns out, is looking to add some interesting easter eggs in the next update: Atari games. Yes, you read that right - in a few weeks, you'll be able to play some classic Atari games on your car's infotainment system.

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Terraforming Mars: Enough CO2, a misunderstanding

Terraforming Mars: Enough CO2, a misunderstanding

A supposed debate broke out earlier this week amongst NASA and Elon Musk about the possibility of terraforming Mars. NASA scientists suggested that there isn't enough CO2 on Mars to terraform the planet with today's technologies. Elon Musk replied (on Twitter, of all places) that it was indeed terraform-friendly with the CO2 trapped in the planet's soil, using heat. Then people started to lose their minds, arguing one side or the other, when in reality there wasn't much of an argument in the first place, only a matter of a couple of different perspectives.

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Tesla pushes back on supplier renegotiation fears

Tesla pushes back on supplier renegotiation fears

Buoyed by hitting Model 3 production goals, Tesla is attempting to renegotiate supplier contracts in the hope of fulfilling Elon Musk's promise to be profitable in the second half of the year. The automaker more than doubled EV production in Q2 2018 versus the first quarter, setting a new goal of 6,000 Model 3 rolling off the line by late August.

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