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.
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.
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]
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]
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 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]
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]
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]