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Jury sides with Elon Musk in “pedo guy” defamation case

Enlarge / Elon Musk leaves a Los Angeles federal court on Tuesday December 3, 2019. Apu Gomes/Getty Images A Los Angeles federal jury has found Elon Musk not liable for defamation in a lawsuit brought by British caver Vernon Unsworth. Musk dubbed Unsworth a “pedo guy” in a tweet last year, but argued in court …

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Musk takes the stand in first day of “pedo guy” trial

Enlarge / Elon Musk arrives at federal court in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019. Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg via Getty Images Elon Musk has never been someone to back down from a fight. On Tuesday, Musk’s confrontational personality brought him to a Los Angeles federal courtroom to testify in a defamation lawsuit brought by …

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Tesla already has 146,000 deposits for its Cybertruck

Sponsored Links Roberto Baldwin/Engadget The design of Tesla’s Cybertruck is polarizing, to say the least, but it appears to have a healthy number of potential buyers waiting in the wings. Elon Musk has revealed that over 146,000 people have placed deposits for the electric pickup so far. And while the $39,900 price of the single-motor …

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Elon Musk confirms Tesla’s ‘Cyberquad’ as a Cybertruck accessory

Other than unveiling Tesla’s new low-polygon-count pickup, Elon Musk also introduced an electric ATV at the event last night. Dubbed the Cyberquad, Musk confirmed on Twitter today that the two-person ATV will be available “first” as an option for Cybertruck buyers. At the event, the four-wheeler rode into the back of a Cybertruck as the …

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Tesla announces its next car factory will be near Berlin

Enlarge / Elon Musk. DAVID MCNEW/AFP/Getty Images Tesla’s next “Gigafactory” will be in the Berlin area, Elon Musk announced at an event in Germany on Tuesday evening. Techcrunch’s Kirsten Korosec reports that Musk made the comments during an on-stage conversation with Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess at the Golden Steering Wheel awards show. The original Gigafactory …

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Elon Musk sends tweet via SpaceX’s Starlink satellite broadband

Enlarge / Starlink logo imposed on stylized image of the Earth. Starlink SpaceX’s Starlink division is on track to offer satellite-broadband service in the United States in mid-2020, a company official said today. Meanwhile, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk posted two tweets that show he’s testing the broadband service. “Sending this tweet through space via Starlink …

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Why customers love Tesla despite its many mistakes

Enlarge JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images/Aurich Lawson Journalist Ed Niedermeyer remembers the exact moment he became a Tesla skeptic: Memorial Day weekend 2015. That’s when Niedermeyer traveled to the Tesla Supercharger facility in Harris Ranch, California to see Tesla’s first (and, it turned out, only) battery-swap facility. At a live demo two years earlier, Tesla CEO Elon …

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Report: Musk’s $50,000 “pedo guy” investigator is a convicted felon

Enlarge / Elon Musk. Robyn Beck-Pool/Getty Images Last year, Vernon Unsworth, a cave explorer who advised on the rescue of kids trapped in a Thailand cave, got in a spat with Elon Musk. Musk labeled Unsworth a “pedo guy” in a tweet—and, in an ill-considered email to a reporter, later called him a “child rapist” who married a …

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Elon Musk hopes SpaceX’s Starship will reach orbit in six months

Sponsored Links SpaceX, Twitter Elon Musk’s ambitious plans for Starship extend to the timeline for its first flights. As part of a Q&A session at SpaceX’s presentation, Musk outlined plans for rapid prototyping that could get the vessel into space in a short time frame. Starship Mk1 (above) at Boca Chica, Texas should have a …

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Musk spent $50,000 digging into critic’s personal life

Enlarge / Elon Musk in 2015. ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images Elon Musk spent more than $50,000 digging into the personal life of British expat and Thai caver Vern Unsworth in summer 2018 in an effort to substantiate the claim that he was a “pedo guy.” Musk revealed the spending in his latest response to a defamation …

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