Elon Musk: Tesla Full Self-Driving beta to expand in two weeks

A little over a month after releasing Tesla Autopilot’s Full Self-Driving (FSD) to a small group of select drivers, Tesla is gearing up for a wider release of the software, according to the company’s CEO, Elon Musk 

Tesla has so far only released the FSD update to “expert and careful” drivers, and so a wider release creates the scary prospect of more Tesla owners experimenting with the feature on city streets. 

Autopilot has enabled lane changes on clearly marked highways, but FSD allows drivers to automatically handle city streets, traffic lights, roundabouts and street turns. 

It also offers assisted parking, the summon feature for parking lots, highway driving assistance, but the feature does not make a Tesla an autonomous car. 

Responding to a question on Twitter about a wider FSD beta, Musk said it would probably roll out in about two weeks.  

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Tesla could widen release of ‘self-driving’ software in two weeks

(Reuters) – Tesla Inc Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk said on Friday there will probably be a wider roll out of a new “Full Self Driving” software update in two weeks.



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In October, Tesla released a beta, or test version, of what it calls a “Full Self Driving” software upgrade to an undisclosed number of “expert, careful” drivers.

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“Probably going to a wider beta in 2 weeks,” Musk said on Twitter, in a reply to a user asking if the software would be available in Minnesota.

Musk had said earlier it was planned

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After Last Week’s Gain, Should You Consider Investing In MGM Resorts’ Stock?

MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) gained nearly 12% in the last 5 trading days. Despite this move, the stock is still nearly 20% below where it was at the beginning of 2020.

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How Biden will shape the energy industry, and what’s next for oil after a tumultuous few weeks

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Here’s what you need to know:

Hello, and happy Friday! 

I guess a few things happened in the last week.

  • Major news networks projected Joe Biden will be the next president. 
  • Pfizer revealed successful results from its coronavirus vaccine trial, sending oil and energy stocks surging (Peloton and other stay-at-home stocks tumbled …). 
  • US coronavirus cases shattered daily records (Iowa, my home state, I’m looking at you.)
  • My puppy gained what looks like 10 pounds because he’s a growing boy and maybe I fed him too many treats. 

We also published our investigation into the energy company Powerhome Solar. Let’s start there. 



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TikTok hasn’t heard from the Trump administration in weeks, prompting latest CFIUS petition

  • TikTok hasn’t heard from the Trump administration in weeks as it tries to figure out whether or not to proceed to sell a minority stake in itself to Oracle and Walmart.
  • TikTok is still interested in pursuing a technology deal with Oracle even if the existing CFIUS order, which demands it sells U.S. assets, is no longer valid.
  • A technology advisor to President-elect Joe Biden says “it’s too early” to know the Biden administration’s TikTok policy.



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Remember TikTok? That wildly popular user-generated video application that dominated headlines for months as a potential national security threat because of its Chinese ownership?

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It seems like President Donald Trump’s administration may have forgotten.

TikTok hasn’t

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Apple AirTags: Will we finally get the tracker tech at next week’s event?

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This fall, we’ve see two Apple events come and go, with plenty of new devices unveiled, including the iPhone 12, the Apple Watch 6 and a slate of new iPads. But we still haven’t seen the tech giant’s long-rumored smart tracker tags, thought to be called AirTags. 

We’re crossing our fingers that AirTags might finally make their grand entrance at Apple’s next virtual event on Tuesday, when the tech giant is expected to launch the first Mac laptop with Apple silicon (find out how to watch live here). Otherwise, it might not happen until March 2021, by tech analyst Jon Prosser’s estimations.

The AirTag tech was hinted at in the code for iOS 13 last summer, but rumors were circulating even before

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Two weeks left to score early-bird savings at TC Sessions: Space 2020

NASA just made history by landing a spacecraft on an asteroid. If that kind of technical achievement carbonates your glass of Tang, join us on December 16-17 for TC Sessions: Space 2020, an event dedicated to early-stage space startups.

We’ve launched early-bird pricing, and $125 buys you access to all live sessions, plus video on demand. Don’t procrastinate. Buy your pass now before the early-bird reenters Earth’s atmosphere (and prices go up) on November 13 at 11:59 p.m. (PT).

More ways to save: Go further together with early-bird group tickets ($100) — bring four team members and get the fifth one free. We also offer discount passes for students ($50) and government, military and nonprofits ($95). Looking for out-of-this-world exposure? An Early-Stage Startup Exhibitor Package ($360) includes four tickets, digital exhibition space, a pitch session to attendees and the ability to generate leads. Bonus savings: Extra Crunch subscribers get a

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Key Senate races begin to tighten two weeks out from election

This is a rush transcript from “Special Report” October 20, 2020. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.

BRET BAIER, FOX NEWS ANCHOR: Hi, Jesse, thank you. Good evening, welcome to Fox News headquarters in New York. I’m Bret Baier.

Breaking tonight, there is renewed optimism that the Trump administration and House Democrats may agree on a last-minute coronavirus relief package before the election.

Today’s negotiations ended about an hour ago without conclusion, but a promise of another round tomorrow on specifics.

Right now, President Trump is on his way to a campaign stop in the crucial battleground state of Pennsylvania. The event in Erie begins at the top of the hour.

Earlier today, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi continued their narrowed differences, they narrowed them further just on how much to spend, how to do it. The question is

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This Week’s 5 Best Tech Earnings Charts

Third quarter earnings season really heats up this week with over 400 companies expected to report.

It includes many of the most popular stocks as well as those breaking out to new 5-year highs.

We’ll see a cross section of all sectors and industries this week which should provide clues as to what is going on in the US economy as it reopens after the pandemic shutdown.

Will Tech Live up to the Hype?

There’s no doubt technology has been the hottest sector of the year. But which tech stocks should you be following?

This week, there is both new tech and old tech reporting. But they have one thing in common: excellent earnings surprise track records.

It’s not easy beating every quarter, or nearly every quarter, for years. Several of these companies have perfect five-year records.

Can they keep their earnings streaks alive?

This Week’s 5 Best Tech

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