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On June 13th, the FAA issued a mitigated FONSI, or Finding of No Significant Impact, on SpaceX’s Starbase launch facility in Boca Chica, Texas, after conducting a lengthy environmental review of the area. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has determined that SpaceX’s plans for the company’s massive Starbase launch site in South Texas will have some environmental impact on the surrounding land and area — but not enough to require a full

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This Week in Elon: Texas gets involved in the Twitter deal for some reason

Elon Musk has recently talked about his "changing" political alliances. But the Tesla and SpaceX chief has long given money to both Democrats and (mostly) Republicans, with only one real preference: getting what he wants. So, noted shitposter Elon Musk wants out of his Twitter deal, and he’s gotten his lawyers to write a lil letter to Twitter about it. According to the letter, Twitter is a bunch of big meanies that aren’t giving Musk the information he needs to

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Supreme Court blocks Texas social media moderation ban

The Supreme Court has responded to a petition from NetChoice and the CCIA over HB 20, a Texas law banning much social media moderation. A Texas law that would have banned much social media moderation is once again on hold. In a 5-4 ruling handed down today, the Supreme Court vacated an earlier decision by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, meaning that HB 20 — which forbids

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Netflix adds content warning to Stranger Things season 4 premiere after Texas school shooting

In light of the Uvalde mass shooting, Netflix has issued a timely content warning for Stranger Things’ season 4 premiere. Due to the general but chilling similarities the opening scenes of Stranger Things 4 bear to the recent mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, Netflix has issued a content warning. In addition to a recap of Stranger Things’

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Tech industry appeals the bad Texas social media law to the Supreme Court

Tech industry trade organizations NetChoice and the CCIA have appealed directly to the Supreme Court for an emergency stay of the Texas social media law known as HB 20. Tech industry trade organizations NetChoice and the Computer Communications Industry Association have appealed directly to the Supreme Court for an emergency stay of the Texas social media law known as HB 20. The law, which creates liability for

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Court lets Texas restrictions on social platform content moderation take effect

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has granted a request from Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton to stay an injunction blocking HB 20, which limits social network content moderation. The controversial Texas social media law HB 20 will take effect following a ruling today from a US appeals court. The tech industry trade groups NetChoice and the Computer and Communications Industry Association (CCIA) managed to block HB 20 in

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Crashing Elon Musk’s Cyber Rodeo at the Texas Gigafactory

On April 7th, Tesla threw a massive party for the opening of its new Gigafactory in Austin, Texas, called the Cyber Rodeo, where CEO Elon Musk gave a talk to a crowd of 15,000 people. Here’s what it was like. As I watched the giant Tesla coils fire white streaks of electric current at a sexy cowboy gyrating inside the metal cage, I had to admit that I was having a good time. The commitment to spectacle at the Tesla Gigafactory was impressive. The

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Block and Blockstream are partnering with Tesla on an off-grid, solar-powered Bitcoin mine in Texas

Block and Blockstream are partnering with Tesla on an open-source, solar-powered Bitcoin mine, the companies announced Friday. Tesla’s 3.8-megawatt Solar PV array and its 12 megawatt-hour Megapack will power the facility, and construction has started on the project. Block and Blockstream, a company that makes Bitcoin infrastructure, are partnering with Tesla on an open-source, solar-powered Bitcoin mine, the companies announced Friday. Tesla’s 3.8-megawatt Solar PV array and its 12 megawatt-hour Megapack will

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Tesla officially opens Texas Gigafactory

CEO Elon Musk donned a black cowboy hat and took the stage as Tesla opened a new gigafactory in Austin, Texas, on Thursday where the company has said production of its long-delayed Cybertruck would be located. Tesla opened its Austin, Texas-based Gigafactory on Thursday, a crucial step in the company’s delayed plans to begin production of its electric Cybertruck. To celebrate the opening, Tesla held an event, billed as a “Cyber Rodeo,” to which it

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Sony had to make a PC gaming monitor because the PS5 isn’t enough

The announcement of Sony’s InZone M9 monitor proves that the company knows that it needs to appeal to more than just PS5 owners to move forward. It’s an exciting device, but the work to reach more gamers is far from over. It’s no mystery why Sony made a PC gaming monitor that can also work well with the PS5. The PC gaming business is simply too big to ignore, and it’s just money on the table that’s otherwise up for grabs by other monitor makers. Sony didn’t

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Neon White’s creative director on making the ‘most video games game possible’

In an interview, Ben Esposito talks about some of the decisions behind Neon White, his latest game that blends a bunch of different genres into a speedrunning FPS hit. I don’t think I’ve ever played something that blends genres quite like Neon White. Let me try to summarize the game: you play as a demon hunter who destroys baddies in heaven by using cards that serve as either guns or special movement

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