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It's all too common to see ne'er-do-wells compromising a website or a social network account, but Tesla just got hit with a triple whammy. At least one group has hijacked not just the electric car maker's website and its Twitter account, but also founder Elon Musk's account. Both social services w...

April 25th 2015 at 11:20pm 0 Comments
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Tesla frequently comes across as a fiercely independent automaker, but that wasn't always the case... at least, if you ask Bloomberg. Its sources claim that Elon Musk almost secured a deal for Google to buy Tesla in early 2013, when vehicle sales were tanking so badly that Tesla closed its factory...

April 20th 2015 at 10:33am 0 Comments
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Today SpaceX successfully launched its latest mission to the International Space Station, but couldn't reach its goal of safely landing the rocket's first stage on a barge. According to CEO Elon Musk, while the ascent was successful, the "Rocket landed on droneship, but too hard for survival." The...

April 14th 2015 at 4:37pm 0 Comments
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Elon Musk's new battery swap stations can already refresh a Tesla Model S and put it back on the road in under three minutes, but now he has help in cutting that time to something even shorter. Today the CEO announced Tesla has hired from Formula 1 chief mechanic Kenny Handkammer to "revolutionize...

April 6th 2015 at 1:13pm 0 Comments
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Tesla Motors doesn't release monthly car sales data like most other automakers, but today it released its first quarterly sales report showing 10,030 cars delivered (to end customers worldwide) in Q1. The EV builder says it will keep the information coming in the future, three days after the end o...

April 3rd 2015 at 6:18pm 0 Comments
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Tesla will show off a brand new thing on Thursday, April 30, at its Hawthorne Design Studio, CEO Elon Musk tweeted today. Musk promises that this is not a car, but it is a "major" new product line. We'll have all the news as soon as it's announced, so check back here on April 30 for the big reveal...

March 30th 2015 at 12:58pm 0 Comments
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Self-driving cars are no longer fiction, but right now they're far from ubiquitous. That could change, however, if Elon Musk has his way. In a conversation with NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang, the Tesla co-founder was bullish about the future of self-driving cars, saying that it's only a matter of time...

March 17th 2015 at 3:46pm 0 Comments
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If you drive an electric car, you're probably all too familiar with range anxiety -- the fear that you'll travel too far and find yourself stranded by the side of the road. Tesla drivers may not have to worry about that for much longer, however. The EV maker's Elon Musk is teasing a media event on...

March 15th 2015 at 10:39am 0 Comments
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While Elon Musk keeps his eye on a SpaceX rocket launch this evening, his car company just released its financial data for the last year. Tesla met its goal of building 35,000 cars in 2014, but says some shipments were held back as a result of launching the shockingly-fast AWD P85D Model S. Beyond...

February 11th 2015 at 5:57pm 0 Comments
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The rumors are true: SpaceX has just secured a billion dollars' worth of funding from two new investors, Google and Fidelity. As a result, both Google and Fidelity own about 10 percent of the company and SpaceX itself is now worth approximately $10 billion. The reason behind the investment? Well,...

January 20th 2015 at 5:45pm 0 Comments
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Recommended Reading highlights the best long-form writing on technology and more in print and on the web. Some weeks, you'll also find short reviews of books that we think are worth your time. We hope you enjoy the read. Breaking Down the Oscar Nominations: What the Hell Happened to 'Selma'? by...

January 17th 2015 at 9:30am 0 Comments