Nio rebounds from the brink with record sales

With government support and a new model on the way, the EV startup appears to be back on track Image: Nio Chinese EV startup Nio has rebounded from the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, settin… [+5400 chars]

Facebook restricts news outlets with clear ties to political groups

But they can still advertise Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge On Tuesday, Facebook announced that it would start banning US news publishers with connections to political groups from using it… [+1872 chars]

Trump’s TikTok ban is a gross abuse of power

An alarming precedent for government control over software Photo by Alex Wong / Getty Images For months, President Trump has been teasingsome kind of ban on TikTok, keeping the specifics vague and … [+6967 chars]

Russia rushes registration of unproven coronavirus vaccine

The drug, nicknamed Sputnik V, has not completed critical clinical trials Russian President Vladimir Putin leads a government meeting on August 11th, where he announced that Russia would move forwar… [+5559 chars]

Horizon Zero Dawn for PC is a great idea that needs some work

Not the port were looking for Horizon Zero Dawn came out on PC a few days ago, which would have seemed like an unlikely thing to say this time last year. This is one of the most acclaimed games avai… [+5230 chars]

Android is becoming a worldwide earthquake detection network

Google is creating a worldwide, Android phone-powered earthquake alert system. The first part of that system is rolling out today. If you opt in, the accelerometer in your Android phone will become o… [+8685 chars]

Boeing 747s still get critical updates via floppy disks

A rare look inside a 20-year-old airliner Photo by Matthew Horwood/Getty Images Boeings 747-400 aircraft, first introduced in 1988, is still receiving critical software updates through 3.5-inch flo… [+3131 chars]

Tim Cook is now a billionaire, but not the Jeff Bezos kind

Unlike others in the three comma club, Cook isnt his companys founder Photo by Christopher Polk/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images A new analysis by Bloomberg finds that the net worth of Apple CE… [+2434 chars]

Disney has no Fox left to give as it renames TV studio to 20th Television

Disneys recently acquired 20th Century Fox TV studio is the latest to have the Fox name dropped, with the company announcing today that itll be rebranding the studio to just 20th Television, as part … [+1534 chars]

The big legal questions behind Trump’s TikTok and WeChat bans

A symbolic gesture that could still cause real problems Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The Trump administration has escalated its threats to ban Chinese social media apps TikTok and WeChat… [+6015 chars]