Feeds

Tesla tops $20bn as Elon Musk claims arm-wave design tech

Hyper-rich inventor claims to have cracked Iron Man-inspired design process

Intelligent flash storage arrays

In a very meta piece of invention, PayPal hecamillionaire Elon Musk has promised that the 3D gesture-hologram system used by Musk-inspired Tony Stark in the Iron Man movies could soon be a reality.

The entrepreneur tweeted that he had come up with a way to let people design industrial parts with a few waves of their hands. Musk also promised to post a video of himself creating a rocket part with hand gestures and then immediately printing it in titanium sometime this week.

Musk said it was a case of life imitating art, tweeting to Iron Man director Jon Favreau that he'd been inspired by the scenes of Tony Stark designing his upgraded Iron Man suit in the movie.

Sadly, he has no plans to actually make an actual Iron Man suit and start saving us all from the military-industrial complex.

Meanwhile, Musk's electric carmaking firm Tesla Motors saw its market value inch over $20bn for a short while yesterday, as sales increases gave investors confidence that the billionaire can keep folks interested in e-cars.

The company finished the day with stocks at a record $164.22, putting its market capitalisation at $19.94bn. Earlier in the day Tesla shares had reached a peak of $173.

Despite early teething problems, Tesla is now riding high as its Model S is the third-best selling luxury sedan in California, the biggest US market, according to the California Auto Outlook of the second quarter. ®

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

More from The Register

next story
Don't wait for that big iPad, order a NEXUS 9 instead, industry little bird says
Google said to debut next big slab, Android L ahead of Apple event
Netscape Navigator - the browser that started it all - turns 20
It was 20 years ago today, Marc Andreeesen taught the band to play
A drone of one's own: Reg buyers' guide for UAV fanciers
Hardware: Check. Software: Huh? Licence: Licence...?
Jaguar Sportbrake: The chicken tikka masala of van-sized posh cars
Indian-owned Jag's latest offering curries favour with us
The Apple launch AS IT HAPPENED: Totally SERIOUS coverage, not for haters
Fandroids, Windows Phone fringe-oids – you wouldn't understand
Apple SILENCES Bose, YANKS headphones from stores
The, er, Beats go on after noise-cancelling spat
Here's your chance to buy an ancient, working APPLE ONE
Warning: Likely to cost a lot even for a Mac
Xiaomi boss snaps back at Jony Ive's iPhone rival 'theft' swipe
I'll have a handset delivered. Judge us after you try us...
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
Win a year’s supply of chocolate
There is no techie angle to this competition so we're not going to pretend there is, but everyone loves chocolate so who cares.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Intelligent flash storage arrays
Tegile Intelligent Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash helps IT boost storage utilization and effciency while delivering unmatched storage savings and performance.