Rivian is making its hands-free driver assistance system standard in “every vehicle” it builds

Electric automaker Rivian will makes its hands-free driver assistance system standard in every vehicle it builds, including its first two vehicles — the RT1 pickup truck and R1S SUV — that are coming to market in 2021. Details about the system, which is branded as Driver+, was just one of numerous new bits of information … Read more

Biden’s Policy Agenda Rests Heavily on Senate Outcome

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s transition team is preparing multiple sets of policy proposals for the economy, health care, climate change and other domestic issues, including the ambitious agenda Mr. Biden laid out in his winning campaign, while acknowledging it may have to be pared back in recognition of divided government. Where the … Read more

Biden Dismisses Trump’s Refusal to Concede; Pompeo Backs the President

Here’s what you need to know: Video transcript Back bars 0:00/1:43 –0:00 transcript Pompeo Echoes Trump, Insisting ‘Every Legal Vote’ Be Counted Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday with a grin that there would be a “smooth transition to a second Trump administration,” echoing President Trump’s demands for a delay until “every legal … Read more

Business Leaders, Drawn Into Fray by Trump, May Step Back Under Biden

From the moment President Trump took office, big businesses were thrust into the culture wars like never before. In the days after Mr. Trump’s inauguration in 2017, companies protested his temporary ban on all visitors from seven predominantly Muslim countries. Months later, a slew of chief executives objected to the president’s decision to withdraw from … Read more

Twitter may slow down users’ ability to ‘like’ tweets containing misinformation

Twitter is working to expand the use of its “misinformation” labels on misleading tweets. The company has developed a new feature, not yet live, that would pop up a “misleading information” label when a user tries to “Like” a tweet that’s been labeled as misinformation. The feature was discovered by reverse engineer Jane Manchun Wong in … Read more

Biden Calls Virus No. 1 Priority and Announces Task Force Leaders

Here’s what you need to know: Video Senator Mitch McConnell, Republican of Kentucky, on Monday supported President Trump’s refusal to concede and argued Mr. Trump was “within his rights” to challenge the outcome.CreditCredit…Al Drago for The New York Times Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the top Republican in Congress, on Monday threw his support behind … Read more

The Digital Nomads Did Not Prepare for This

For a certain kind of worker, the pandemic presented a rupture in the space-time-career continuum. Many Americans were stuck, tied down by children or lost income or obligations to take care of the sick. But for those who were unencumbered, with steady jobs that were doable from anywhere, it was a moment to grab destiny … Read more