You can finally make money surfing the web, and Elon Musk says you could be picked up by a self-driving Tesla taxi as soon as next year. What a time to be alive! Here's the news you need to know in two minutes or less .
Elon Musk delivers more promises ahead of earnings report
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has predicted there will be 1 million self-driving Tesla "robotaxis" on the road by next year, a number that seemed pretty stunning to most experts . While there are currently 0 such taxis on the road today, he says Teslas already have all the hardware they would need to do it. He also added, “It’s financially insane to buy anything but a Tesla,” but that was before today's earnings report.
Say hello to the browser that pays you to surf
The cofounder of Mozilla (the creator of Firefox) has a new browser adventure: Brave. The Brave browser blocks tracking scripts and other technologies that spy on your online activity, and with it, many web ads. But starting Wednesday, Brave will give users the option to see ads the company claims will respect your privacy and appear as desktop notifications instead. The kicker? If you choose to see these ads, you’ll get 70 percent of the revenue they generate .
It's been a year since the Golden State Killer capture changed everything
A year ago, investigators shocked the world when they arrested a suspect in the decades-old Golden State Killer case using the DNA of relatives. But in the year since the dramatic arrest, family tree forensics has emerged as the most powerful new crime-fighting tool since DNA itself. So far, the technique has been used to identify suspects in more than 50 additional cases, but it could solve thousands more with the addition of things like the first-ever home DNA kit marketing campaign, where people send in their spit to solve crimes.
Is Twitter representative of the real world? New research says not so much. Pew Research has found that in general, Twitter users are younger, wealthier, and better educated than the rest of the country. They're also more likely to lean left. It's a good reminder to take tweets, and the culture around it, with a heaping bucket of salt.
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By next year, Musk pledged, robotic Tesla taxis will pick up passengers, even though no fully self-driving cars currently exist. Aarian Marshall covers autonomous vehicles, transportation policy, and urban planning for WIRED.Late Monday, the company released a video of a Tesla driving on suburban California roads and highways.