China’s EV battle 2022: why BYD is leaving Tesla and Xpeng in the dust

Jan 24, 2023

Skirmishes have surrounded China’s speedy uptake of electric vehicles in the past year, with industry giant BYD reigning supreme but an increasingly large crowd of challengers looking to muscle in on the action. Once-promising startup Xpeng Motors and major automaker Great Wall Motor have been among those to falter in 2022 – and the war is far from over. Industry observers link BYD’s success to China’s national shift towards electric vehicles, the company’s highly-integrated supply c ...read more

A New Year’s resolution fit for 2023: 7 ways to participate in the metaverse and the tech to match

Jan 24, 2023

New Year’s resolutions are a must for some and an afterthought for others. While you might have tried the usual before – get in shape, be more social, read more, etc etc… the well-trodden path of self-improvement – why not try something different for 2023? With the idea of the metaverse gaining momentum in the past year, why not resolve to educate yourself as to what the future might hold? More and more big brands are starting to venture into the immersive, digital space of web3. They w ...read more

Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 161 With Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements

Jan 24, 2023

Thursday January 12, 2023 1:42 pm PST by Juli Clover Apple today released a new update for Safari Technology Preview, the experimental browser Apple first introduced in March 2016. Apple designed the ‌Safari Technology Preview‌ to test features that may be introduced into future release versions of Safari. ‌Safari Technology Preview‌ release 161 includes bug fixes and performance improvements for Web Inspector, CSS, Rendering, JavaScript, Web Assembly, Media, Fullscreen API, ...read more

Swytch Air expands your world for less than the cost of an e-bike

Jan 23, 2023

I’ve worked from home for twelve-plus years now, and between that, kids and COVID lockdowns I hadn’t realized just how much my world had shrunk. We have one car that my wife uses to go to work, so I spent my days getting around on foot, or using the local bike share scheme. But it was only when I started listing where I go, that I realized how small my world has become. These days, I’m limited to my office, the backyard, my kids’ school and the nearest, admittedly lackluster strip mall. ...read more

Lunar New Year special | 10 most-read stories on China tech in 2022

Jan 23, 2023

Editor’s note: China is on holiday for the Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival, from Jan. 21 to Jan. 27. For the week, TechNode has prepared three yearly summary reports. They include a list of the most-read articles, an in-depth feature on the rising Chinese EV sector, and an analysis of the growth of China’s overseas shopping apps.  In 2022, many Chinese tech companies struggled to keep growing amid slowing demand, drastic Covid control policy changes, and heightened geopolitical ten ...read more

China Covid: Beijing criticises 'political' rules for its tourists

Jan 23, 2023

Image source, Getty Images Image caption, Spain is one of a number of countries to ask for a negative Covid test from Chinese arrivals By Kathryn Armstrong BBC News The Chinese government has suggested that travel restrictions imposed by several countries on Chinese arrivals are politically motivated - and has warned that it may retaliate. The US, India and the UK are among the nations that have introduced mandatory testing for arrivals from China. The coun ...read more

Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 161 With Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements

Jan 23, 2023

Thursday January 12, 2023 1:42 pm PST by Juli Clover Apple today released a new update for Safari Technology Preview, the experimental browser Apple first introduced in March 2016. Apple designed the ‌Safari Technology Preview‌ to test features that may be introduced into future release versions of Safari. ‌Safari Technology Preview‌ release 161 includes bug fixes and performance improvements for Web Inspector, CSS, Rendering, JavaScript, Web Assembly, Media, Fullscreen API, ...read more

CNET pauses publication of AI-written stories amid controversy

Jan 23, 2023

CNET is halting its use of AI-written articles for the time being. The Verge claims the technology publication's leadership has paused experiments with AI stories "for now" during a question-and-answer call with staff. While there's no word on the exact reasoning behind the freeze, which also affects Bankrate and CreditCards.com, editor-in-chief Connie Guglielmo reportedly said future AI-related stories would include a disclosure that the publication uses automated technologies. Executive cont ...read more

The Year Ahead in Autonomous Responsibility

Jan 23, 2023

Photo: Andrea Verdelli (Getty Images) Nikki Main covers breaking news for Gizmodo. You can follow her coverage here , and email story ideas and tips to nmcaleese@gizmodo.com . The top story: It’s likely you’ve become numb to how often you interact with technology. But what if the technology is doing more harm than good? As increasing numbers of companies rely on artificial intelligence to power their tech, we see more cases of dangerous AI dysfunction, like aut ...read more

The Skincare Routine Every Tween Needs, According to a Dermatologist

Jan 22, 2023

Photo: Iryna Dincer (Shutterstock) Maybe you already realize this, but puberty is wild. From the ages of about 9 to 12, tweens are trying to figure out how to function in the world even while everything about them changes. So who can blame them for zoning out to TikTok and maybe picking up some skincare tips from Northie at the same time? While North West may have access to every product under the sun, but we wanted to ask an actual dermatologist what the average tween needs t ...read more