Elon Musk

Tesla patent shows new way to automated high-speed charging with external cooling

The next generation of electric vehicle charging stations are coming and while most companies are focusing on getting the highest charge rate possible, Tesla is also looking to automate the charging process to prepare its infrastructure for its fully self-driving update.<p>A recently released patent …

SolarCity

We Are Entering the Era of the Brain Machine Interface

“Sharing your thoughts” takes on new meaning as Facebook and Elon Musk dive into your neurons.<p>Hello Backchannel folk, Steven here.<p>In a 2004 …

Singularity

Bill Nye On Elon Musk: 'Go Elon!'

Bill Nye, a dapper lanky guy whose TV program in the 1990s made science seem really fun to six-year-old me, recently took time to answer questions in …

Bill Nye

Skrillex Blames Elon Musk For Why He Got Pulled Over

Skrillex, the chart-topping dubstep king of drunken frat parties nationwide, was cuffed on Weed Day, also known as Thursday, by police after being …

Skrillex

How SpaceX May Already Be Hurting Profits at Boeing and Lockheed Martin

Recent contracts show ULA's prices are already coming down.<p>Elon Musk and SpaceX are changing the language of space flight -- and the economics, …

Aerospace

China proves its first resupply spacecraft can reach orbit

China's space program just hit a milestone: according to <i>Reuters,</i> its first cargo probe has successfully proven that it can ferry supplies to orbit. Tianzhou-1 took off from the Wenchang Satellite Launch Center in the mainland on April 20th. In the early hours of April 22nd, Eastern time, it …

China

Hyperloop One’s chief marketing officer has left to join a robotics startup

Kimberly Salzer started at Ozobot this month.<p>Hyperloop One, the company trying to bring Elon Musk’s idea for a tube-based, high-speed transport system to fruition, has lost its chief marketing officer, Kimberly Salzer.<p>Salzer left Hyperloop One in mid-March after spending a year with the company, …

Hyperloop

With Neuralink, Elon Musk Promises Human-to-Human Telepathy. Don’t Believe It.

Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, by way of blogger and cartoonist Tim Urban, has revealed in a 36,400-word illustrated explainer the thinking …

Technology

Tesla's Musk Paid at Least $593 Million in Income Taxes in 2016 - Bloomberg

One of the best-kept secrets of America’s billionaires is the size of their tax bills.<p>Tesla Inc. has provided a rare glimpse into this world, …

Taxes

How iPhones helped Elon Musk crush Detroit

Way back in 2011, major American automakers were slow to realize that "companies in Silicon Valley have for some time been looking at cars just like …

Neuralink and the delusional world of Muskians

I know, I’m getting a reputation as that guy who hates Elon Musk (I don’t, I hate hype), but his latest is just too much bullshit. He has bought a …

Elon Musk discusses merging our brains with machines

The firm’s first goal, however, is a bit more realistic. Musk believes that in as few as four years, Neuralink’s technology could be used to help …

Tesla

Quiz: Which Business Icon Said These 5 Quotes?

BEGIN SLIDESHOW<p>Can you connect the quote to the famous entrepreneur?<p>Spencer Platt | Getty Images<p>NEXT<p>1. Mark Zuckerberg vs. Barack Obama<p>1 / 5<p>Bloomberg | Getty Images<p>NEXT<p>2. Arianna Huffington vs. Travis Kalanick<p>2 / 5<p>Bloomberg | Getty Images<p>NEXT<p>3. Evan Spiegel vs. Michael Bloomberg<p>3 / 5<p>Michael Kovac | …

Business Strategy

Tesla Admits SolarCity Is Undergoing A 'Financial Restructuring'

SolarCity has just redeemed some its Solar Bonds early. It told the holders it was due to a "financial restructuring." A financial restructuring is …

Banking

Elon Musk’s grand plan for your brain includes adding new senses

Between serving as the boss of both Tesla and SpaceX, you probably wouldn’t imagine that Elon Musk has a ton of time to devote to new business …

The Brain

Elon Musk's brain-computer is 'what we all wanted,' said Qualtrics CEO

Elon Musk's newest venture Neuralink, a start-up on a mission to link human brains with computers, may sound like science fiction, for Qualtrics CEO …

Steve Wozniak Says Apple Is Turning Into Microsoft

There would be no Apple without Steve Wozniak.<p>Wozniak, who co-founded Apple over 40 years ago with the late Steve Jobs, remains a revered figure in …

Silicon Valley

Housing Crunch Threatens Reno’s Tech Boom

RENO, Nev.—When a development company here acquired in 2015 a ranch once owned by a casino magnate, managing partner Chip Bowlby thought homes could …

Housing

Elon Musk wants to enhance us as superhuman cyborgs to deal with superintelligent AI

(credit: Neuralink Corp.)<p><i>It’s the year 2021. A quadriplegic patient has just had one million “neural lace” microparticles injected into her brain —</i> …

Cyborgs

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Hardware<p><b>Bloomberg keyboard</b><br>To enhance your experience, Bloomberg provides a specialized keyboard with your account. Use of the special keyboard is not …

Bloomberg Terminal

Amy Rule throws $1.5M fundraiser for Kimbal Musk charity that builds CPS gardens

It's been five years since Mayor <b>Rahm Emanuel</b> sneakily strong-armed philanthropist <b>Kimbal Musk</b> into installing 100 "learning gardens" at schools across Chicago.<p>But Thursday night, Emanuel's family returned the favor when his wife, <b>Amy Rule,</b> hosted a fundraising dinner for Musk's charity, The Kitchen …

Gardening

Biz Break: Squeezed by bad press, Juicero to offer refunds on its machines

<b>Top of the Order:</b><p><b>Squeezing Every Penny:</b> By now, you’ve probably heard about Juicero, the San Francisco-based startup that secured $120 million in …

Silicon Valley

News Highlights: Top Company News of the Day

Elon Musk Lays Out Plans to Meld Brains and Computers<p>Billionaire Elon Musk confirmed plans for his newest company called Neuralink, revealing he will be the chief executive of a startup that aims to merge computers with brains so humans could one day engage in "consensual telepathy."<p>Political Path …

Markets

Trump Will Unveil Tax Plan Next Week

President Trump told the AP that businesses and individuals will receive a “massive tax cut” under a tax reform package he plans to unveil next …

Taxes

Aurora Systems Will Pay Tesla $100K After an Unusual Legal Spat

Elon Musk’s electric car company Tesla agreed this week to withdraw its three-month-old lawsuit against Aurora Innovation, a self-driving car startup …

Tesla

Delphi Is Building a Software Suite to Help Detroit Catch Tesla - Bloomberg

The cars consumers are already driving could soon get over-the-air software updates like those pioneered by Tesla Inc. that fix flaws or add features …

Tesla

Elon Musk Just Outlined How He'll Merge The Human Brain and AI

Musk’s History of AI Concerns<p>Elon Musk has made it clear that he is concerned about the extreme advancements being made in artificial intelligence …

Singularity

Elon Musk's masterplan for humanity's future is beyond your wildest sci-fi dreams

Elon Musk is about to become a CEO of another company. Yes, the guy who's already the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX will take on lead duty at a new company called Neuralink, which (ultimately) aims to merge the human brain with a computer.<p>We knew a tiny little bit about Musk's new venture thanks to last …

Technology

Elon Musk's new plan to save humanity from AI

Elon Musk has a new plan to protect humanity from artificial intelligence -- if you can't beat 'em, join 'em.<p>In October 2014, Musk ignited a global discussion on the perils of artificial intelligence. Humans might be doomed if we make machines that are smarter than us, Musk warned. He called …

Singularity

Here are 15 Job Openings at Elon Musk’s New Startup, Neuralink

Neuralink, Elon Musk’s plan to find a way to meld the human brain with artificial intelligence, is officially here, and it’s hiring. The SpaceX and …

Employment