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At the supper table that evening, I asked my three teenage daughters if they had watched the launch during school. This quarter was no exception. In the video stream beamed to Earth from the floating car, a tiny black dot sped over the globe.
  • Spacefaring Tesla Roadster will miss Mars and asteroids

    Spacefaring Tesla Roadster will miss Mars and asteroids

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    At the top of the BFR is the Big Falcon Spaceship, a re-usable crew capsule that could eventually be used for lunar landings . "It seems surreal to me", Musk said during a news conference after the launch . "By hopper tests, I mean kind of like the beginning of the Grasshopper program for Falcon 9... it will go up several miles and come down". It's not entirely clear when we'll hear about the space Tesla again, since it's not entirely clear where in the solar system it'll end up.
  • Elon Musk sends sportscar into space on world's most powerful space ship

    Elon Musk sends sportscar into space on world's most powerful space ship

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    The company is bursting at the seams at its auto plant in Fremont, California, and is still building out its Gigafactory near Reno, Nevada. Until Model 3 production ramps up, high per-unit costs will likely hurt Tesla's bottom line. When Musk went on to explain that the rocket would also be housing his own custom Tesla , complete with David Bowie's music playing from the dash, faces went slack with awe.
  • Tesla Reports Its Worst Ever Quarterly Loss After Model 3 Delays

    Tesla Reports Its Worst Ever Quarterly Loss After Model 3 Delays

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    The Falcon Heavy launched carrying a Tesla auto belonging to SpaceX CEO Elon Musk , with a spacesuit-fitted mannequin in the driver's seat. SpaceX's founder Elon Musk doesn't have to struggle hard to create a buzz online. This "coast" phase was meant to show off a special orbital maneuver for the US Air Force, before the rocket completed one final engine burn in space and put the vehicle on its final orbit.
  • SpaceX's Falcon Heavy Rocket

    SpaceX's Falcon Heavy Rocket

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    Musk predicted that the company's next new electric auto, the still-under-development Model Y crossover, would eventually hit production of 1 million units per year. Some Tesla customers, however, are not happy about the delay. 'We get it, Musk, ' Colbert said, on Tuesday's episode of The Late Show . Tesla is now riding a production "s-curve".
  • Elon Musk's Falcon rocket soars to space

    Elon Musk's Falcon rocket soars to space

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    Each Falcon 9 has nine engines, so the launch today required the simultaneous firing of 27 engines - no mean feat. NASA's own efforts to develop a moon rocket, the " Space Launch System ", have progressed slowly and cost billions of dollars.
  • SpaceX rocket completes historic takeoff

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    Turns out that something was Musk's own 2008 Tesla Roadster , and so now that is in space . We're not sure what the Roadster's velocity is, but it ain't fast, and Mars is quite a distance away. This image from video provided by SpaceX shows the company's spacesuit in Elon Musk's red Tesla sports vehicle which was launched into space on Tuesday.
  • Was a Tesla launched at Mars?

    Was a Tesla launched at Mars?

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    SpaceX founder Elon Musk has shared an epic final photo of his Tesla auto in space with a mannequin driver " Starman " behind the wheel. The SpaceX CEO said the challenges of developing the new rocket meant the chances of a successful first outing might be only 50-50.
  • Mysterious UFO spotted in footage of SpaceX launch sparks cover-up claims

    Mysterious UFO spotted in footage of SpaceX launch sparks cover-up claims

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    SpaceX launched the most powerful rocket of all time on Tuesday. "If I could have picked anything I would have picked the center core to explode", Musk said . "We want a new space race!' ". It's shunned traditional auto advertising and relied on its CEO's star power to become a $57 billion company, making it more valuable than Ford Motor Co.
  • Snapchat's Q4 Shows Better Than Expected Revenue and User Growth

    Snapchat's Q4 Shows Better Than Expected Revenue and User Growth

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    While Snap made significant gains in Q4 - the results impressed investors, sending the company's stock soaring to heights it hasn't seen in a while - it's still unclear whether the social app can become a true alternative to Facebook and Google as a digital advertising giant in the months and years to come.
  • Falcon Heavy's third booster damages drone ship

    Falcon Heavy's third booster damages drone ship

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    But fortunately, that's not what happened, insane things come true. For 2017, Tesla's net loss totaled $1.96 billion, almost three times 2016's red ink and reflecting the growing pains of a company with massive ambitions. Technically they didn't make "two" big bangs, they made six bangs, because each booster assembly breaks the sound barrier when it's coming back to Earth in triplicate.
  • Google is reportedly working on a video game streaming service

    Google is reportedly working on a video game streaming service

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    Google might be near from taking its first step into the video game industry (outside of mobile that is). This is not a new idea, but it would put Google into a market that is worth around $109 billion. I'd certainly hope it turns out being the latter of those two scenarios, but it remains to be seen what happens. Some iterations involved streaming the games to a Chromecast-enabled device while the others involved streaming games to a console.
  • Elon Musk, on Falcon Heavy's triumphant launch

    Elon Musk, on Falcon Heavy's triumphant launch

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    EST. Ballast for a rocket debut is usually concrete or steel slabs, or experiments. A few miles away at the space center's Exploration Park, a brand new rocket factory bankrolled by another billionaire is set to push the boundaries of that space race.
  • SpaceX Falcon Heavy: ISRO Too Working on Reusable Technology

    SpaceX Falcon Heavy: ISRO Too Working on Reusable Technology

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    The payload was able to capture live footage of its journey through space for a time as it made its way toward Mars. Millions more watched online, making it the second biggest livestream in YouTube history. The company is already competing to become first to send humans into space from the US since 2011 with its Crew Dragon spacecraft. The goal was to end its reliance on Russian Federation in 2017.
  • A Tesla is orbiting Earth

    A Tesla is orbiting Earth

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    The rocket stands 70 m tall, its core has a diameter of 3.66 m, and when fully assembled with its side boosters is 12.2 m wide and weighs 1,420 tonnes. Why is it (and the Roadster) on this rocket? The mission will continue on an experimental long coast through the Van Allen radiation belts , which could last five to six hours.
  • House Intelligence panel votes to release Democrats' rebuttal of Nunes memo

    House Intelligence panel votes to release Democrats' rebuttal of Nunes memo

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    Since Trump allowed the Republican memo to be released, the FISA court also should agree to the New York Times request Monday to unseal secret documents related to the wiretapping of Page. This is one reason Democrats on the committee say the memo is wrong and would be discredited if the entire FISA application for Page were declassified.
  • How to watch the SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch

    How to watch the SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch

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    The vehicle is estimated to orbit for around a billion years with a slim chance that it may someday land (or more accurately hit) Mars . The rocket he's preparing to launch is SpaceX's Falcon Heavy , long delayed but finally ready for liftoff.
  • Uber Vs Google | Self-driving race's finish point in Court

    Uber Vs Google | Self-driving race's finish point in Court

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    Uber has co-founder and former CEO Mr Kalanick at the top of its witness list. Overseeing the proceedings is Judge Alsup, a favourite among journalists for his highly-quotable courtroom quips, but not a person either legal team will be looking forward to dealing with.
  • Former 'Frasier' actor John Mahoney dies at 77

    Former 'Frasier' actor John Mahoney dies at 77

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    Let's hope his chair will be waiting for him wherever he goes. All the guys in the Army, they were always: oh say this, oh say that. It was nearly like two strangers, except when they did get to each other, when they'd have some big, pretty awful arguments'.
  • The Falcon Heavy Is Set For Launch...But Will it Take Off?

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    And the stakes are about to be raised further with the launch of the Falcon Heavy , the biggest rocket since the mammoth Saturn V that took astronauts to the moon. Musk said at a conference last summer . "At first, it sounds really easy". The fact that it was only used once hurt the bottom line, so SpaceX made a decision to start trying to land and reuse first-stage rockets.
  • South Africa knocked over by wristspin once again

    South Africa knocked over by wristspin once again

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    CRICKET fans have lashed out over umpires' weird decision to take lunch with India needing just two runs to win in its one day worldwide clash with South Africa . "We are obviously looking forward to playing India , especially on home soil where I feel we will have to take advantage of the playing conditions", she said on the eve of the first match.
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Oreo Release Date Tips

    Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Oreo Release Date Tips

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    And many Samsung patents and prototypes suggest a device that opens and closes inward, like a book, or horizontally, like a notepad. The Experience 9's Keyboard will come with a number of shortcuts as you would get a useful toolbar at the upper side of the Keyboard app.
  • Owens, Dawkins among 2018 Pro Football Hall of Fame class

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    Moss finished his career with 982 receptions for 15,292 yards and 156 touchdowns. Owens was drafted in the third round of the 1996 NFL Draft out of Chattanooga and spent the first eight seasons of his career in San Francisco . More than 30 years later, a new generation of kids is doing the same thing, except when they catch a pass, they're pretending to be Randy Moss .
  • Bloodbath on stock market: Investors become poorer by Rs 4.6 lakh crore

    Bloodbath on stock market: Investors become poorer by Rs 4.6 lakh crore

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    Investors in India are keenly waiting to see how much India widens its fiscal deficit for the year starting in April, from the current projection of 3.0 percent of gross domestic product. Global markets were also trading in the negative after most of the USA stock indices fell due to political crisis and growth concerns. Maruti Suzuki India, Reliance Industries, Bharti Airtel, HPCL, Axis Bank, Indiabulls Housing Finance, GAIL, Bajaj Auto, Bajaj Finance and UltraTech Cement fell 4-6 percent ...
  • Cardi B Replaces Alexa in Amazon's Super Bowl Commercial

    Cardi B Replaces Alexa in Amazon's Super Bowl Commercial

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    Users can say the message aloud and the speakers will pick it up and then Alexa will send the message right away. Then navigate to the Alexa app and select the " Conversations " tab, which is located next to the home button. The confused user tries to correct the course by saying, "No, no. Alexa: country music ", but after a brief silence, " Bodak Yellow " picks back up.
  • Amazon exceeds expectations with Q4 results and delivers share price bump

    Amazon exceeds expectations with Q4 results and delivers share price bump

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    AMZN stock hiked up 2.6% after Thursday's market close. Sales for Q4 skyrocketed 45pc compared to 2016's figures and $1.3bn in operating income is credited to the company's cloud business - 64pc of its total operating income. Amazon's stock price surged from $750 at the beginning of last year to around $1400 now, and is up by over 25% from the beginning of the year. The company's Q4 profit is reportedly its largest in history, having more than doubled compared to the same period a year ...
  • Celebrities sub for Alexa in Amazon's new Super Bowl ad

    Celebrities sub for Alexa in Amazon's new Super Bowl ad

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    Over the full year, net profit still rose to United States dollars 3.0 billion from USD 2.4 billion in 2016. Sales increased 38% to over $60.5 billion during the quarter, which beat estimates. Looking ahead to the first quarter, Amazon expects to see operating income in the range of $300 million to $1.0 billion and net sales in the range of $47.75 billion to $50.75 billion.
  • Streaker steals show at Phoenix Open; gets jailed

    Streaker steals show at Phoenix Open; gets jailed

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    Through 18 holes at TPC Scottsdale , though, Haas' putter has seemed to have found life. Haas shot a 7-under-par 64 at TPC Scottsdale to take a two-stroke lead. Palmer won the Phoenix Open three times in a row from 1961-63. "I haven't really played well this year up until the last day there at Torrey Pines", Matsuyama said.
  • Macron Warns Turkey over Syrian Operation against Kurds

    Macron Warns Turkey over Syrian Operation against Kurds

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    But in the process, there is concern that as Turkey branches out in its quest to neutralize terror threats, its actions - namely airstrikes - might put US troops at risk. The document says that Syria has to preserve sovereignty and territorial integrity and that only the Syrian people themselves can determine its future by way of elections.
  • Mario Kart Tour is coming to smartphones By March 2019

    Mario Kart Tour is coming to smartphones By March 2019

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    Nevertheless, it continues Nintendo's theme of releasing some of its best-known characters and games on mobiles - albeit in modified form. The hugely popular game has always seemed like an obvious franchise to bring to mobile phones, so the real surprise is that it took Nintendo so long.
  • Super Blue Blood Moon To Take Place On Jan. 31

    Super Blue Blood Moon To Take Place On Jan. 31

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    Set your alarm clock early, because this is a rare event that you will not want to miss. The U.S. East Coast will be out of luck; the moon will be setting just as the eclipse gets started. But this particular view of our satellite, which remains the only object to which we have sent humans beyond Earth, comes at a time of resurgence for lunar exploration.
  • Apple may not release iPhone SE 2

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    The 6s models, launched more than two years ago, remain popular in emerging markets such as India as they are cheaper versus Apple's newer iPhone 8 and iPhone X devices. Analysts still expect Apple to post record revenue, hitting the top of its $87 billion guidance for the holiday quarter. Earlier this month, as a result of the Republican tax bill, Apple said it would take advantage of a one-year window to repatriate most of its overseas earnings at a lower tax rate, .
  • Google finalises $1.1bn HTC acquisition

    Google finalises $1.1bn HTC acquisition

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    Beyond the transfer of over 2,000 engineers from HTC, around one-fifth of the firm's hardware team, Google will also receive a non-exclusive license for HTC's intellectual property. However, we will still see new HTC-branded smartphone coming to the market. HTC has confirmed that the deal won't affect its product roadmap. The new Googlers will help design more consumer hardware , and eventually lead to Google making its own chips like Apple.
  • NAFTA members say progress made

    NAFTA members say progress made

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    On January 30, 2017, however, following the election of President Trump, the United States notified signatories that it did not intend to become a party to the TPP. "I've been communicating very directly and very concisely to the administration that agriculture has seen greater value, our products have seen greater value due in part to NAFTA ", he said.
  • 'Super Blue Blood Moon' triple threat occurs pre-dawn Wednesday

    'Super Blue Blood Moon' triple threat occurs pre-dawn Wednesday

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    You'll be able to see it happen between 5 am and 7am Wednesday morning. Here's a play-by-play of what to expect. During a total lunar eclipse , the moon may appear "blood red", or at least ruddy brown. The moon will sink below the horizon just after 7 a.m. Super moons can be either full moons, where the entire disk of the moon is visible - or new moons, where only a sliver of the newly emerging disk is visible.
  • Facebook Says It'll Promote More Local News Stories

    Facebook Says It'll Promote More Local News Stories

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    Furthermore, even those who do not follow a local news outlet will still see more local news publications in case some of their friends share some stories. Facebook announced Monday it is beginning to prioritize local news stories on your news feed . That said, small news outlets may benefit from this change more than other outlets because they tend to have a concentrated readership in one location.
  • Trump Administration Says No New Russia Sanctions Needed

    Trump Administration Says No New Russia Sanctions Needed

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    The sanctions bill requires the imposition of penalties by Monday against entities doing "significant" business with Moscow's defense and intelligence sectors, unless Congress is notified that prospective targets are "substantially reducing" that business.
  • Look up! Rare 'Super Blue Blood Moon' coming January 31

    Look up! Rare 'Super Blue Blood Moon' coming January 31

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    From the time the eclipse occurs during day time for Sri Lanka, only the latter part of this eclipse would be visible to us after sunset. January has been an exciting month for moon-enthusiasts - which two supermoons appearing in one month.