Technology

Finding Elon Musk Before He's Elon Musk Today's tech titans—Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg, and Bill Gates—are celebrities in a way that other chief executives are not. Few people know or care who is at the helm of Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE:PG), for instance, but even people who don't follow business…

If you are a long-time reader of mine, you know I have only been pushing two types of stocks in recent years: tech stocks and gold stocks. Today, there is a lot of “noise” suggesting the bull run in tech stocks is over. I’d like to put that…

Is a SpaceX IPO Coming? Elon Musk wants to become the king of Mars. Better yet, he might prefer the title “President of Mars,” since he would prefer adopting a democratic system for his space colony. Does that sound farfetched? It’s not to Elon Musk, whose SpaceX Corporation…

The Future of Oculus VR According to a wide range of industry experts and developers, Facebook-owned Oculus VR and its peers are the future of gaming. Competition is already heating up in the space, but the “Oculus Rift” remains by far the most well-known device and brand. Computer…

AMD Stock: This $5 Stock Is Going Vertical Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD) stock is one of the biggest winners in the tech sector this year. In the past four months, it skyrocketed more than 150%. This week, though, AMD stock did not have a good start, falling…

How to Invest in Virtual Reality Virtual reality (VR) is perhaps the next big thing in the technology sector. The market for virtual and augmented reality devices is expected to grow more than tenfold over the next five years. According to advisory Digi-Capital, the market might account for…

Here’s Why Oracle Stock Is Going Crazy For the most part, since entering 2016, Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) stock wasn’t the hottest commodity in tech. But on Friday morning, Oracle stock climbed nearly three percent. Why? The company just reported its earnings. The best part about this is that…

Large-Cap Tech Stocks Poised for Huge Growth The lazy days of summer may be here but that doesn’t mean investors should turn their backs on the stock market. Admittedly, the stock market tends to be quiet between May and August. That being said, there are a number of…

Why Is Elon Musk Buying This Rare Metal Hand Over Fist? Elon Musk relies on one crucial resource: lithium. Lithium is the “fuel” in the batteries that power Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) cars. Commodity prices from crude oil to iron and copper have dropped all worldwide. But there…

More Upside Ahead in AMD Stock Markets have their ups and downs, but Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD) stock just kept climbing. In the past three months, AMD stock skyrocketed more than 60%. To me, though, this doesn’t really come as a surprise. More than three months ago,…

Bold Forecasts from Peter Thiel If you haven’t heard of Peter Thiel, then it’s time to leave that cave you’ve been hiding in. He is one of the greatest investors and entrepreneurs of our time, having cofounded PayPal Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:PYPL) and having been an early investor in…

No Uber Car Coming, CEO Says The rumor mills were buzzing about it for weeks, but now it appears there won’t be any “Uber Car” rolling off assembly lines. Considering that Uber Technologies Inc. and Daimler AG are nearly equal in market value, you would expect the two…

Don’t Count Out Elon Musk Every era has its heroes. From Da Vinci to DiCaprio, there are always people with the talent and ambition to transcend the ordinary. Elon Musk is certainly one of those people. The guy is a self-made billionaire, genius, and iconoclast. But more than…

Entertainment Industry In-Fighting Benefits Users (FOR NOW) In my essays here, I spend a lot of time on the Gold Wars. There is, however, another war with which most of us are somewhat familiar but do not realize quite how intense the hostilities have become. I am referring…

Elon Musk’s New SpaceX Timeline Is Absurd Elon Musk, the man behind Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA), a creator of electric sports and luxury cars, is also the founder of SpaceX, a commercial space rocket service. Perhaps to distract the Tesla fanboys—the most hardwired and fundamentalist of fans—away from…

Another SpaceX Landing Earlier this week, SpaceX successfully launched and landed its “Falcon 9” rocket on a drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean. It was the second time SpaceX pulled off the ocean landing and this one was even more impressive than the last. The rocket was traveling…

A SpaceX Mission to Mars? Elon Musk has always been pretty open about his ultimate ambition: to set foot on Mars. He even founded a company, SpaceX, to fulfill this wildly ambitious goal. In setting up a space-faring venture, Musk basically catapulted out of the realm of corporate…

Blockchain—The Next Big Thing No One Understands Can you guess what these historical events have in common with blockchain technology? * At the turn of the century, a breakthrough Internet communication technology called “peer-to-peer” (P2P) debuts and is deployed mainly to assist like-minded individuals in sharing music over…