Why Elon Musk's 'X-Wing' Rocket Isn't As Crazy As It Sounds

Elon Musk really understands the internet. This is, of course, news only to newborns and the recently coma-awoken, but it's impressive to see in action. This weekend, Musk tweeted about 'X-wing' developments to his rocket, making a technical recovery system seem like sci-fi, even if it actually makes perfect sense. » 11/24/14 10:30am 11/24/14 10:30am

Ex-SpaceX Employee Busted by FBI for Running a Silk Road Drug Market

The FBI announced today that a startup founder and former SpaceX employee was arrested in San Francisco for allegedly operating Silk Road 2.0. According to the FBI, Blake Benthall's online drug bazaar was netting millions of dollars worth of bitcoin every month while he simultaneously worked at SpaceX. » 11/06/14 2:52pm 11/06/14 2:52pm

South Park's Take On Tesla And Ride-Sharing Just Wasn't Funny Enough

Sacred cows make the best burgers, which made last night's South Park episode that much more tasty. The grilling includes Matthew McConaughey shilling for Lincoln, Elon Musk and his D, and ride-sharing as the future of personal transportation. With that much material, it's hard to understand how it all fell flat. » 10/16/14 2:40pm 10/16/14 2:40pm

The 691 Horsepower ​Tesla Model S P85D Does 0-60 In 3.2 Seconds

Elon Musk concedes that "the Internet is very good at figuring out secrets." So yes, the D in the Tesla Model S P85D stands for "dual" motor. Yes, it's the same system coming to the all-wheel-drive Model X. But here's what we didn't expect: 687 lb-ft of torque and a 0-60 MPH run of 3.2 seconds – a full second quicker… » 10/09/14 11:17pm 10/09/14 11:17pm

Tesla Model S Auto Pilot Does Lane Changes For You

The "something else" at tonight's Tesla event is Auto Pilot, a new system that combines a forward facing camera and 12 sensors that see 16 feet in every direction and provide a 360-degree view the surroundings. The camera does everything from seeing other cars to reading speed limit signs. Normal fare for luxury cars.… » 10/09/14 11:12pm 10/09/14 11:12pm

​Tesla Will Not Livestream The Reveal Of The 'D' Online

Tesla won't be streaming today's unveiling of the D (and something else) at the Hawthorne airport outside of LA. Considering the feverish anticipation behind tonight's reveal, that seems like a hugely missed opportunity because Tesla announcements are beginning to have the same aura as Apple events. » 10/09/14 1:36pm 10/09/14 1:36pm

HuffPo's 'Tesla Man' Article Made Me Puke Out Of My Eyeholes

Hey, you! Yeah, you! Are you captain of industry, in touch with the world, concerned about the environment, totally cool with neon green Toms, but still brimming with machismo and faith in the unerring divinity of the capitalistic system? Do you want to stick to The Man even though, really, you are The Man? Well,… » 10/07/14 8:30pm 10/07/14 8:30pm