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Elon Musk reveals the Model Y, Tesla’s compact SUV

This morning Elon Musk revelaed the Tesla Model Y. It's the electric carmaker’s new compact SUV that’ll only be available in 2020.

How SpaceX lowered costs and reduced barriers to space

On March 2, SpaceX launched its first test of an unmanned Dragon vehicle which is designed to carry humans into low Earth orbit and to the International Space Station. If the test is successful, later this year, SpaceX plans to launch American astronauts from United States soil for the first time since 2011.

Tesla makes all its patents public to fast-track the move to an electric-powered world

What’s more important? Keeping your patents secret in case someone tries to copy your life’s work, or actively promoting a zero-carbon emission world? This is the ethical issue that Elon Musk had to grapple with and recently explained in a blog post on Tesla’s website. Musk announced that all of Tesla’s patents are now available to the public. This move is not to empower the competition, but rathe...[Read More]

Stuffed Ep 11 – 2018 in review: Facebook’s annus horribilis, Musk, Huawei, Fortnite and more

Toby Shapshak and Craig Wilson consider the biggest technology stories of 2018, including Facebook’s multitude of massive missteps, Elon Musk’s somewhat smaller ones (“Funding secured”), Huawei’s highs (and woes), the Fortnite phenomenon and what to look forward to in 2019, like the coming upheaval facing the South African banking sector. Catch up on previous episodes...[Read More]

Elon Musk plans to open a Tesla dealership in SA next year

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has not forgotten about his birth country and its people. He recently tweeted that the electric car maker will likely open a branch in South Africa end of 2019. Okay, actually it was a reply to Riccardo Spagni (project lead for blockchain company Monero) who asked the CEO of Tesla (and Space X and The Boring Company) about the odds of a Tesla retailer opening in Mzanzi. “...[Read More]

Stuffed Ep 09 – Major General Charles Bolden on space travel, Musk and the perils of bicycles

Major General Charles Bolden is a former astronaut, fighter pilot and NASA administrator. He sat down with Stuff magazine publisher and editor-in-chief Toby Shapshak and Stuff editor Craig Wilson to talk about his illustrious and varied career, how seeing the earth from space changed the way he thinks about it, and how bicycles might be more dangerous than space shuttles. As it’s not every d...[Read More]

Elon Musk shows off his disturbingly long tunnel on Twitter

Earlier this year, Elon Musk mentioned that The Boring Company’s LA-based underground tunnel will be operational in December. It sounded outrageous and impossible. But nothing is impossible for the Musk. Musk posted a video on Twitter showing the ‘disturbing’ length of the current tunnel, which seems to be nearing operation. He said that the 10 December opening is still on track and th...[Read More]

Listen to Elon Musk on making cars, Twitter, Mars, and why Tesla won’t make a scooter

It’s Friday afternoon (for the moment), you’re probably thinking about heading home for the weekend and work is the last thing on your mind. We’re not psychic but we can totally sympathise, which is why we’re going to give you something to do instead of your job. Elon Musk sat down with Re/Code‘s Kara Swisher recently for an interview, which is now available as a podc...[Read More]

Elon Musk to step down as Tesla chairman, remains CEO in settlement with SEC

Elon Musk has reached a settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in the States regarding charges of securities fraud brought against him by it. Tesla was also charged with “failing to have the required disclosure controls and procedures relating to Musk’s tweets”. The settlement means that Elon Musk will be stepping down as Tesla’s chairman, though he will rem...[Read More]

Turn your Tesla into an Atari gaming console

In may ways, the future’s arrived. We’ve can pay for things with the tap of a smartwatch, cars get over-the-air (OTA) software updates, and the next Tesla Roadster update will turn the centre console into a gaming station that’ll include “a few of the best” (by Elon’s standards, at least) Atari games. Tesla’s fun-oriented electric vehicles (EVs) will receive version 9.0 of ...[Read More]

Light Start – InSight to Mars, Musk feeling sweet, lightsabers, and Beyond Good and Evil 2

NASA launches its InSight spacecraft, which will study the interior of the red planet SpaceX tends to get all of the space press but that doesn’t mean that NASA’s called it a day. The American space agency has just successfully launched InSight, their newest Mars lander and the first that will take a look at the interior of the red planet. And by interior we mean that it’s going ...[Read More]

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