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Inside Tesla’s solar energy astroturfing

Tesla has been masking its lobbying efforts on solar panels and battery storage through the Energy Freedom Coalition of America, a trade association that is little more than a front for the automaker and alternative energy company, public documents suggest. SolarCity, which Tesla bought in 2016, began the practice of using the EFCA to promote its products and services without acknowledging it was the only significant member of the organization. EFCA was initially portrayed as a solar advoc...
Tags: Energy, Elon Musk, Florida, California, Washington, Massachusetts, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, United States, New Hampshire, Hawaii, Tennessee, Arizona, Solar Energy, Las Vegas


SpaceX just launched an Israeli mission toward the moon. If successful, it would be the world's first private lunar landing.

On Thursday night, SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket carrying the first-ever private moon mission. SpaceIL, a nonprofit organization based in Israel, designed and built the 1,322-pound lunar lander called "Beresheet," which means "in the beginning" (the first words in the Bible). SpaceIL started as a Google Lunar XPrize team and is backed by South African billionaire Morris Kahn. If the Beresheet mission survives a weeks-long trip to the lunar surface, it will make Israel the fourth country ev...
Tags: Google, Europe, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Israel, Trends, Nasa, Earth, United States, US Air Force, Falcon, Kahn, Don, Russia China, Japan India


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Thursday. Samsung announced its foldable smartphone on Wednesday. The Galaxy Fold will cost a whopping $1,980 when it launches on April 26. Samsung also introduced its new Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus phones. The new smartphones come with significant design, feature, and spec overhauls compared to previous models. Sen. Mark Warner blasted Google for the hidden Nest microphone. Sen. Warner told Business Insider in a statement that federal age...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, UK, Congress, California, Israel, Samsung, Trends, Tesla, Bbc, Epic, Xiaomi, Karl Lagerfeld


Tesla Model 3 loses Consumer Reports recommendation over ‘reliability problems’

Consumer Reports has placed the Tesla Model 3 into that fun-to-drive, terribly unreliable category where brands like Alfa Romeo, Land Rover and Masterati also live. Consumer Reports, which has a complicated relationship with Tesla, says it can no longer recommend the Model 3 because issues with the paint, trim and body hardware raises reliability questions. CR members reported the results in an annual reliability survey that includes data on about 470,000 vehicles. The report caused Tesla ...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Elon Musk, Cars, Tech, Tesla, Paint, Automotive, Consumer Reports, Tesla Model S, Tesla Model 3, Tesla Roadster, Tesla Model X, Satisfaction, Fisher, Jake Fisher


SpaceX is about to launch an Israeli mission to the moon. If successful, it would be the world's first private lunar landing.

SpaceX is about to launch a Falcon 9 rocket that will carry the first-ever private moon mission. SpaceIL, a nonprofit organization based in Israel, designed and built the 1,300-pound lunar lander called "Beresheet," which means "in the beginning" (the first words in the Bible). SpaceIL started as a Google Lunar XPrize team and is backed by South African billionaire Morris Kahn. If the Beresheet lunar mission works, it'd make Israel the fourth country ever to pull off a moon landing. SpaceX, ...
Tags: Google, Europe, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Israel, Trends, Nasa, Earth, United States, US Air Force, Falcon, Kahn, Don, Russia China, Japan India


Elon Musk: Bitcoin Structure is Brilliant, But Has Its Cons; Paper Money is Going Away

Elon Musk, who among other things, is a pioneer in the payments industry, has weighed in on one of the most divisive topics in finance today: Bitcoin. In a podcast with Cathie Wood of ARK Invest, Musk, the co-founder and chief executive of electric car maker Tesla, was asked to "go off topic" and offer up some thoughts on the most famous cryptocurrency. From a report: "I think the bitcoin structure is quite brilliant. But I'm not sure that it would be a good use of Tesla's resources to get invol...
Tags: Elon Musk, Tech, Tesla, Paypal, Cathie Wood, Wood Musk


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Wednesday. Business Insider spoke with 30 current and former Amazon workers across the US, the UK, and Europe about what it's like to work during peak season, from Black Friday to Christmas. They described a "brutal" reality of long hours, physical labor, fears about taking time off, workplace injuries, and the pressure to keep the wheels turning, even when the weather is treacherous. Google says the built-in microphone it never told Ne...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Europe, Elon Musk, UK, Youtube, Virginia, US, Trends, Tesla, Netflix, Fortune, Alexa, Musk, Trump


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Monday. A second former Cambridge Analytica employee has reportedly been subpoenaed by Robert Mueller's investigation. A representative for Brittany Kaiser, a former business development director for Cambridge Analytica, told The Guardian that Kaiser has been subpoenaed by Mueller and will offer her full cooperation to his investigation. The UK parliamentary committee investigating fake news called Facebook "digital gangsters" in its fi...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Spacex, Elon Musk, UK, Australia, Trends, Nasa, United States, Kaiser, The Guardian, Scott Morrison, Huawei, ZTE, Alexa


First privately-funded spacecraft to journey to moon set for launch

An Israeli space project backed by American billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson is set to make history by launching the first ever private spacecraft to the moon this week. The private aircraft will be launched on Thursday from Florida, propelled by a Falcon rocket from Elon Musk's space company SpaceX. The eight-year space venture by SpaceIL and state-owned Israel Aerospace Industries is also backed by Israeli entrepreneur Morris Kahn. The spacecraft, which weighs 180 kilograms, was co...
Tags: Google, Elon Musk, Florida, Science, China, Israel, US, Earth, Sheldon Adelson, Falcon, US Russia, Israel Aerospace Industries, Morris Kahn


OpenAI built a text generator so good, it’s considered too dangerous to release

A storm is brewing over a new language model, built by non-profit artificial intelligence research company OpenAI, which it says is so good at generating convincing, well-written text that it’s worried about potential abuse. That’s angered some in the community, who have accused the company of reneging on a promise not to close off its research. OpenAI said its new natural language model, GPT-2, was trained to predict the next word in a sample of 40 gigabytes of internet text. The end result ...
Tags: Elon Musk, US, Tech, Openai, Trump, GPT, Jack Clark


Report That Tesla Autopilot Cuts Crashes By 40% Called 'Bogus'

Remember when America's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported Tesla's Autopilot reduced crashes by 40%? Two years later the small research and consulting firm Quality Control Systems (QCS) finally obtained the underlying data -- and found flaws in the methodology "serious enough to completely discredit the 40 percent figure," reports Ars Technica, "which Tesla has cited multiple times over the last two years." The majority of the vehicles in the Tesla data set suffered from mi...
Tags: Elon Musk, America, Tech, Tesla, Ars Technica, Nhtsa, Brown, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Josh Brown, Walter Huang, Quality Control Systems QCS


AI can write just like me. Brace for the robot apocalypse | Hannah Jane Parkinson

I’ve seen how OpenAI’s GPT2 system can produce a column in my style. We must heed Elon Musk’s warnings of AI doom Elon Musk, recently busying himself with calling people “pedo” on Twitter and potentially violating US securities law with what was perhaps just a joke about weed – both perfectly normal activities – is now involved in a move to terrify us all. The non-profit he backs, OpenAI, has developed an AI system so good it had me quaking in my trainers when it was fed an article of mine and w...
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, Technology, Media, US, Computing, Consciousness, Alphabet, Deepmind, Hannah Jane Parkinson, Artificial intelligence (AI


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Friday. Amazon cancelled its plans to move its new HQ2 headquarters to New York. The company said it would not reopen its search for HQ2 but would proceed as planned in Virginia and Nashville, Tennessee. Politicians and tech execs reacted to the surprise news of Amazon pulling HQ2 from New York City. The decision to bring HQ2 to New York was met with fierce backlash from many politicians, local residents, and tech leaders who took aim a...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Spacex, Elon Musk, New York, Texas, Virginia, New York City, NFL, Trends, Xiaomi, Nintendo, Travis Kalanick, Kalanick


New AI fake text generator may be too dangerous to release, say creators

The Elon Musk-backed nonprofit company OpenAI declines to release research publicly for fear of misuseThe creators of a revolutionary AI system that can write news stories and works of fiction – dubbed “deepfakes for text” – have taken the unusual step of not releasing their research publicly, for fear of potential misuse.OpenAI, an nonprofit research company backed by Elon Musk, says its new AI model, called GPT2 is so good and the risk of malicious use so high that it is breaking from its norm...
Tags: Books, Elon Musk, Technology, George Orwell, Computing, Artificial intelligence (AI, Journalism books


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Thursday. Apple CEO Tim Cook promised to investigate the Saudi app branded "abhorrent" by a US senator for allowing men to track women. Cook says he will take a look at the Saudi government App Store app following an investigation by Business Insider's sister site INSIDER. A former Apple executive was accused of insider trading. Gene Levoff, who was Apple's senior director of corporate law and corporate secretary until September, was ac...
Tags: Apple, Google, Elon Musk, Cook, Microsoft, China, US, Trends, Tesla, Nasa, Pope Francis, Tim Cook, Alexa, Dorsey, Brad Smith, Amazon Alexa


Tesla ‘Dog mode’ and ‘Sentry mode’ are now live to guard your car and pets

Tesla has officially released two features for its electric vehicles aimed at protecting what owners love: their car and pets, as the company looks to leverage its ability to deliver a continuous stream of new capabilities via over-the-air software updates. Tesla CEO Elon Musk has been tweeting about these two features, known as Dog mode and Sentry mode for weeks. And now, they’re here for electric vehicles equipped with Enhanced Autopilot and built after August 2017. Dog mode is meant to acc...
Tags: Transportation, Elon Musk, Cars, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Tesla Model S, Tesla Autopilot, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Cabin Overheat Prevention


HyperSciences wants to ‘gamechange’ spaceflight with hypersonic drilling tech

It’s no coincidence that Elon Musk wants to both tunnel down into and soar above the Earth. If you ask the team at HyperSciences, the best way to get to space is to flip drilling technology upside down and point it at the sky. In the process, that would mean ditching the large, expensive fuel stages that propel what we generally think of as a rocket — massive cylindrical thing, tiny payload at the tip — into space. This month, the company hit a major milestone on its quest to get to suborbita...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Washington Post, Tech, Nasa, Earth, Mining, Rocket, Pentagon, Jeff Bezos, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Geothermal Energy, Blue Origin


Tesla's VP of global recruiting is leaving the company — here are all the key names who have departed in recent months (TSLA)

Tesla is known for its high rate of executive turnover, and the past year has been no different. During a year in which the automaker faced production and delivery issues, investigations from the federal government, and questions about the decision-making of CEO Elon Musk, departures from senior employees have added yet another challenge.  Cindy Nicola, Tesla's vice president of global recruiting, is leaving the company, according to a source familiar with the matter. Tesla has seen a lot of ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Elon Musk, Trends, Linkedin, Tesla, Intel, Chrysler, Jaguar, Comcast Ventures, Western Europe, Nicola, Ahuja, Jeff Jones, Deepak Ahuja


Tesla employees fear for their jobs more than workers at any other major tech firm

Tesla employees are most afraid of layoffs at their company, according to a survey of more than 8,000 tech workers by workplace chat app Blind. Last month Tesla cut 7% of its workforce. Out of the major tech companies, Google's employees feel like they have the most job security. A survey by workplace chat app Blind shows that out of all the major tech companies, Tesla's employees most fear being laid off. Blind surveyed 8,230 tech workers over a week at the beginning of this month. Overall, ...
Tags: Google, Elon Musk, Ebay, Trends, Tesla, MacBook Air, Musk, Blind, Elon


Elon Musk named as Twitter boss favourite

The choice has raised eyebrows because of the controversial nature of some of Mr Musk's tweets.
Tags: Elon Musk, Tech


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Tuesday. Amazon is acquiring WiFi router company Eero. Eero makes "mesh" Wi-Fi routers, which help blanket even the largest spaces with a strong wireless internet signal. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Apple and Google accused of helping "enforce gender apartheid" by hosting a Saudi government app that tracks women and stops them leaving the country. Under Saudi law, every woman has a legal "guardian" who can restrict her trav...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Elon Musk, Saudi Arabia, China, Trends, Tesla, Bloomberg, Mars, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer, US District Court, Alexa, Bezos


Tesla's vice president of global recruiting is leaving the company (TSLA)

Cindy Nicola, Tesla's vice president of global recruiting, is leaving the company, according to a source familiar with the matter. A Tesla representative confirmed Nicola's departure and said this week is her last at the automaker. "I’ve loved every minute of my nearly four years at Tesla, including working side by side with such an amazing team on the most important mission of my lifetime," Nicola told Business Insider. Cindy Nicola, Tesla's vice president of global recruiting, is leaving th...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Elon Musk, Trends, Linkedin, Tesla, TSLA, Chrysler, Jaguar, Nicola, Deepak Ahuja, Cindy Nicola Tesla, Kevin Kassekert Tesla


Tesla's VP of global recruiting is leaving the company (TSLA)

Cindy Nicola, Tesla's vice president of global recruiting, is leaving the company, according to a source familiar with the matter. A Tesla representative confirmed Nicola's departure and said this week is her last at the automaker. "I’ve loved every minute of my nearly four years at Tesla, including working side by side with such an amazing team on the most important mission of my lifetime," Nicola told Business Insider. Cindy Nicola, Tesla's vice president of global recruiting, is leaving th...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Elon Musk, Trends, Linkedin, Tesla, TSLA, Jaguar, Nicola, Deepak Ahuja, Cindy Nicola Tesla, Kevin Kassekert Tesla


Elon Musk's 'reckless' comment about the capabilities of Tesla's Autopilot could put drivers at risk, an analyst says (TSLA)

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said during the automaker's fourth-quarter earnings call that Autopilot, Tesla's semi-autonomous driver-assistance system, was capable of full autonomy on highways. No auto or tech company has created a fully or semi-autonomous driving system that can operate on the highway without any human attention, Mary Cummings, a professor at Duke who studies the interaction between humans and autonomous driving systems, told Business Insider. Musk has overstated Autopilot's capabilit...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Elon Musk, US, Trends, Tesla, Arizona, TSLA, Cbs, Honda, Duke, Musk, Autopilot, Elon, Harley, Cummings


Elon Musk said a Tesla 'dog mode' is rolling out this week, and it might stop pooches from overheating in cars

This week Tesla cars will receive an update this week, which includes a "dog mode." A fan tweeted at Elon Musk in October asking for a dog mode which keeps the AC on and plays music. Musk said on Thursday that the update will be rolling out this week along with a new security feature "safety mode," which blasts classical music if the car detects it's being broken into. Elon Musk has confirmed that Tesla will be rolling out an update this week called "dog mode." Musk received a request for a d...
Tags: Apple, Elon Musk, China, Trends, Tesla, Xiaomi, Musk, Cadillac, American Veterinary Medical Association


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Monday. Ex-Facebook security boss Alex Stamos says the company is like "Game of Thrones" at the highest levels of leadership. In an interview with CNN, the outspoken security pro said it could be difficult for Facebook execs to admit when they were wrong. Saudi Arabia denies role in leaking Jeff Bezos' messages to National Enquirer, The Guardian reports. "This is something between the two parties, we have nothing to do with it," said Ade...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, Saudi Arabia, Trends, Cnn, Netflix, Silicon Valley, Jeff Bezos, Hulu, Donald Trump, Alexa, Jan Koum, Zuckerberg


Aurora cofounder and CEO Chris Urmson on the company’s new investor, Amazon, and much more

You might not think of self-driving technologies and politics having much in common, but at least in one way, they overlap meaningfully: yesterday’s enemy can be tomorrow’s ally. Such was the message we gleaned Thursday night, at a small industry event in San Francisco, where we had the chance to sit down with Chris Urmson, the cofounder and CEO of Aurora, a company that (among many others) is trying to transform how both people and goods are moved. It was a big day for Urmson. Earlier the same ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, TC, Uber, Elon Musk, California, China, San Francisco, Tech, Tesla, Atlantic, Sequoia Capital, Anderson, Sequoia, Musk, Pittsburgh


Tesla 'Dog Mode' Will Stop Pets From Overheating In Cars, Elon Musk Says

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said his fleet of electric vehicles will be getting a "dog mode" to protect pets from overheating. The feature, which will be rolled out next week, will be able to detect when a pet is locked inside the car -- and keep the temperature at a safe level. The New Zealand Herald reports: There will also likely be a display or some form of communication to inform passers-by that the dog is safe. The feature was added after Musk was inundated with tweets from customers. In October, ...
Tags: Elon Musk, Tech, Tesla, Musk, New Zealand Herald


Report: DHS Wants to Build Trump's Dumb Border Wall Right Through SpaceX's Texas Launch Facility

The 50-acre Boca Chica, Texas facility where Elon Musk’s SpaceX is testing the prototype version of its Starship rocket—recently in the news for tipping over in high wind—could be split in twain by Donald Trump’s proposed wall on the Mexican border, Bloomberg reported on Friday.Read more...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Technology, Bloomberg, Dhs, Rockets, Donald Trump, Department Of Homeland Security, Customs And Border Protection, Starship, Border Wall, Boca Chica Texas, Texas Launch Facility


Companies raising supergiant VC aren’t getting any younger

Jason Rowley Contributor Jason Rowley is a venture capital and technology reporter for Crunchbase News. More posts by this contributor Coastal startups don’t have a monopoly on raising big at early-stage Following a record year, Illinois startups kick off 2019 on a strong foot This week, point-to-point “microtransit” service company Lime announced it raised $310 million in a Series D round, which valued the company at $2.4 billion...
Tags: TC, Column, Elon Musk, Tech, Venture Capital, Illinois, Musk, Crunchbase, Lime, Jason Rowley, Crunchbase News More



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