Tesla Was Fined Less Than the Cost of a Tesla

Remember Tesla’s production tent, the one it erected to help crank out Model 3s last year? Apparently, it didn’t sit well with California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health, and the company now faces fines totalling nearly $30,000 (£22k) over violations of labour laws. Read More >>

Strong Winds Hit Elon Musk’s Starship Prototype and Down It Goes

Elon Musk’s prototype of the Starship spacecraft—the payload of a system formerly known as the Big “Falcon” Rocket, and the vessel that may one day shuttle SpaceX colonists to their likely deaths on Mars—fell over in strong winds at its facility in the US state of Texas on Tuesday. Read More >>

Elon Musk’s SpaceX Says It Is Laying Off 10 Per cent of Its Workforce

Just days after Elon Musk unveiled the first images of his aerospace company’s Starship test rocket, SpaceX has announced that it is slimming down its workforce by roughly 10 per cent. Read More >>

Tesla Names Two New Directors to Board as Part of SEC Settlement With Elon Musk

Tesla announced two new additions to its board on Friday: Kellogg alum Kathleen Wilson-Thompson and Oracle co-founder and CTO Larry Ellison, who has described himself as a close pal of Elon Musk. Read More >>

Tesla Superchargers Will Cover 100% Of Europe In 2019, Says Musk

Elon Musk has announced -- in a tweet, obviously -- that Tesla's Superchargers will cover the whole of Europe in 2019. Read More >>

SpaceX Wraps Up 2018 With First National Security Launch for US Government

Elon Musk’s SpaceX launched its first national security payload for the US government (specifically the Air Force) on Sunday, delivering a roughly $500 million (£396 million) GPS satellite constructed by Lockheed Martin into orbit on a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral at 8:51 a.m. local time, the Guardian reported. Read More >>

The Biggest Tech Lies of 2018

The tech world told a lot of lies in 2018, and it was caught in those lies at what feels like an unprecedented rate. Some Silicon Valley players even began to wake up to the lies they told themselves over the years. With such a flurry of falsehoods, it’s worth taking a look back to see who went big in the year that public trust in tech really started to tank. Read More >>

Elon Musk’s Boring Tunnel Actually Quite Terrifying, Moves Your Car At 150MPH

As promised back in January, Elon Musk has unveiled his plans for a high-speed tunnel underneath LA that will help with severe traffic congestion. Read More >>

Tesla Wants Former Employee to Pay £133 Million for Alleged Sabotage

Martin Tripp, a former technician at Tesla’s Gigafactory turned whistleblower, is embroiled in a nasty lawsuit with the EV manufacturer and recently released court documents show that Tesla is not taking Tripp’s alleged “sabotage” lightly. The company wants Tripp to pay $167 million in damages (around £133 million) for public statements he’s made that Tesla claims are false. Read More >>

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Elon Musk: ‘I Have No Idea How to Smoke Pot’

In a teaser for an upcoming 60 Minutes segment, Elon Musk told veteran US TV journalist Leslie Stahl: Weed? Who? Never heard of him. Read More >>

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Elon Musk’s Boring Company Cancels Los Angeles Tunnel Following Lawsuit

No amount of flamethrower sales could save Elon Musk’s dream of building a tunnel beneath the 405 freeway in the US city of Los Angeles, California. On Thursday, Musk’s Boring Company announced that it had settled a lawsuit opposing the project and it will not move forward. Read More >>

Elon Musk Denies That SpaceX’s Mars Colony Will Be a Ticket Out for the Rich

As Mars colonisation inches ever closer to becoming a reality, some have argued that the ability to afford a ticket to the Red Planet is a luxury afforded only to the wealthiest members of society. Billionaire Elon Musk has said it’ll run potential Mars inhabitants travelling with his company SpaceX hundreds of thousands of pounds to get there. But in a new interview, he rebuffed the assertion that a one-way ticket to Mars is an easy ticket out for the rich. Read More >>

NASA Finally Schedules Test of SpaceX Spacecraft Designed for Astronauts

The first flight test of an unpiloted SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft has been scheduled for January, NASA announced this week. The test marks an important milestone for the United States, which hasn’t been able to independently deliver astronauts to space since 2011 when the Space Shuttle program was retired. Read More >>

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Report: Elon Musk Weed Stuff Prompts NASA Probe of SpaceX ‘Workplace Safety’

According to the Washington Post, NASA will launch an extensive “safety review” of SpaceX and Boeing, assessing the culture of the two private companies tapped to fly the agency’s astronauts. Citing three unnamed officials, the newspaper reports that the review was provoked by SpaceX CEO Elon Musk’s actions—specifically, yes, the weed stuff. Read More >>