VIDEO | TechNode visits a Nio battery swap station

By Jill Shen

This week, I looked at battery swap technology for TechNode’s Drive I/O newsletter. Two Chinese electric vehicle (EV) companies, Nio and BAIC, are betting big on cars with batteries you can change instead of charging. It’s an ambitious idea—it could so…

Drive I/O | Big bets on battery swap

By Jill Shen

For years, batteries have been a big turn off for prospective EV owners. They drive up the cost of the cars, making them more expensive than gas autos—and then these costly batteries wear out faster than the rest of the car, causing EVs to lose value f…

I tried the Sogou grammar tool and it was a disaster

By Wei Sheng

“Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? You are cuter and more restrained.”

Shakespeare didn’t write that—maybe because he didn’t have help from an artificial intelligence-powered proofreading tool made by Chinese search engine Sogou.

The compa…