Elon Musk says hello to Mars. BlackBerry says goodbye to phonesIn this week's news wrap, SpaceX's founder explains what it will take to become a "multiplanetary species." Meanwhile, BlackBerry exits the hardware game.
This is CNET and here are the stories that matter right now. At the International Astronautical Congress space ex CEO outlined his plan to make humans a multi planetary species. Musk showed a concept video of a vehicle capable of taking 100 passengers to Mars. To build this vision Musk estimates it will cost about 10 billion dollars. When will these mission to Mars starts, Musk says, in as little as ten years if things go super well. Blackberry announced it is exiting the hardware game. The company will instead focus on software and services. Blackberry will outsource hardware production to other companies. The Samsung Galaxy Note7 is back on sale in Samsung's home country of South Korea. The company restarted sales on October 1st. The Note 7 was originally introduced in August but was recalled shortly thereafter in many markets due to an overheating issue that could cause the phone to explode. Coming up on Tuesday, October 4th is a Google event. The company is widely expected to introduce new phones under its pixel brand as well as detailer to Amazon Echo competitor, Google Home. [MUSIC] Stay up to date with the latest by downloading the CNET Tech Today app in the Apple App Store.