REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Picture Elon Musk is being criticized for apparently sending BiPAP machines, not the life-support ventilators most-needed to save coronavirus patients, to a New York hospital.
New York City Hospitals thanked Musk and Tesla in a tweet for sending "40 ventilators" to a hospital in Queens, but the photo appears to show a BiPAP machine, which is more commonly used for sleep apnea.
Violence in New York City has increased tenfold over the last 45 days. The Daily News reports that murders in the city have skyrockets over 200%. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is dismissing the violence as a natural reaction to unemployment because of the coronavirus. AOC says that "rent struggles" are to blame for the city’s recent crime wave. New York State governor Andrew Cuomo crushed AOC's theory, calling her suggestion “factually impossible.
A new solar material that could clean drinking water has been developed. Researchers at New York's University of Rochester, with funding from the U.S. Army, have developed a new aluminium panel that more efficiently concentrates solar energy to evaporate and purify contaminated water. Experiments by the lab show that the method reduce the presence of all common contaminants such as detergent, dyes, urine, heavy metals and glycerin, to safe levels for drinking.
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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio joined Reverend Al Sharpton and others on Thursday in painting the words "Black Lives Matter" on Fifth Avenue - and right outside of Trump Tower. Lisa Bernhard has more.
A New York police officer was suspended on Sunday after a video posted online appeared to show him rendering a Black man unconscious in a chokehold during an arrest, a few days after city council members voted to make it a crime for police to use the grip. Freddie Joyner has more.
A number of high profile Twitter accounts including that of US presidential hopeful Joe Biden, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Microsoft Co-founder Bill Gates and of Apple were simultaneously hacked on Wednesday by attackers to carry out what appeared to be a cryptocurrency scam. According to The Verge, The Tesla CEO's account issued a strange tweet at 4:17 pm ET this afternoon reading, The tweet also contained a bitcoin address, presumably one associated with the hacker's crypto wallet. The tweet was then deleted and replaced by another one more plainly laying out the fake promotion. It read before also getting deleted. Bill Gates tweet was similar to Elon Musk's and with identical BTC address. It was also later deleted. Both accounts are continuing to post new tweets promoting the scam almost as fast as they are deleted. Shortly after the initial wave of tweets, the accounts of Apple, Uber, and Kanye West have also been hacked and are promoting the show widespread the operation is, but it appears to be affecting major companies and extremely high-profile individuals. Popular crypto Twitter accounts, including those of Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss' Gemini cryptocurrency exchange and widely used wallet app Coinmbase, were also compromised. Twitter says it is investigating the issue. The company's shares declined 2.3% post market.
Business Insider reports hackers linked to a cryptocurrency scam have broken into dozens of high-profile Twitter accounts. Among the known victims so far are Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and presidential hopeful Joe Biden. The accounts of Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Kanye West, among others, tweeted requests to people to send thousands of dollars in Bitcoin. The tweets said they would double the payment in return.
Tesla cut the price of its sport utility vehicle Model Y by $3,000, just four months after its launch, as the U.S. electric carmaker seeks to maintain sales momentum in the COVID-19 pandemic. Fred Katayama reports.
Elon Musk is officially richer than Warren Buffett. Tesla stock, of which Musk is the largest holder, continues to hit record highs. Musk is worth 70-billion dollars. Tesla stock is up 259% in 2020 compared with the benchmark S&P 500 index's 1% gain. Buffett, meanwhile, donated almost $3 billion of Berkshire Hathaway stock, causing his riches to shrink.