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Elon Musk turns Tesla’s woes into April Fools’ joke

Between Model S recalls and Model 3 production snags, Tesla has been having a hard time lately — but not as hard as CEO Elon Musk made them out to be today in a hilarious series of April Fools’ tweets. Get the full story … Continue reading

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Elon Musk sells 20,000 flamethrowers: What now?

Even if billionaire Elon Musk ever decides to pack it in as CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, he can point to his success as a pitchman for flamethrowers. Tonight he declared that his planned inventory of 20,000 fire-spitting guns was … Continue reading

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No joke: Elon Musk sells $500 flamethrowers

We thought Elon Musk, the billionaire CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, was kidding when he promised that his tunneling venture, the Boring Company, would follow up on its sale of 50,000 logo caps by selling flamethrowers. We still thought he was … Continue reading

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Spoof touts Quentin Tarantino’s R-rated ‘Star Trek’

What would an R-rated “Star Trek” movie directed by Quentin Tarantino look like? We may find out someday soon: The director of “Kill Bill,” “Pulp Fiction,” “Inglorious Basterds” and other violence-laced neo-noir films is reportedly working with “Revenant” screenwriter Mark L. … Continue reading

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‘Saturday Night Live’ spoofs Amazon’s HQ2 quest

By Alan Boyle and Todd Bishop Amazon’s HQ2 search made it all the way to “Saturday Night Live” tonight, with a skit that depicts Jeff Bezos receiving delegates from cities in the company’s top 20 — assisted by Alexa, of … Continue reading

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Amazon adds Star Trek skills to Alexa’s repertoire

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has said the Alexa voice-activated AI assistant was inspired by the talking computer on “Star Trek,” so it only makes sense that Alexa is saluting the latest incarnation of the Star Trek saga. “Star Trek: Discovery” premieres Sept. 24 … Continue reading

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Ig Nobels put catty science in spotlight

Now here’s news you can use: To stop snoring, try playing the Australian didgeridoo. The scientists who demonstrated that regular playing of the elongated wind instrument could serve as an effective treatment for obstructive sleep apnea and snoring were among … Continue reading

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