Apple’s official website has a rare big price cut/Ideal L6 debuts/12306 expands the scope of changes

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 12306 Function upgrade, expanding the scope of rebooking

 Apple’s official website makes rare big price cuts

⛵ Hongmeng Ecological Thousand Sails Launch Ceremony was held on the 18th

 ‍ ChatGPT Enterprise Edition already has 150,000 users

 The first batch of Xiaomi Auto 2S stores are already under renovation

 Ideal L6 will be launched in April this year

 Among Russia’s top ten car brands by sales, China accounts for 6

 IMF chief says AI will affect about 40% of jobs worldwide

 Vision Pro games will be compatible with controllers

⚪ Memory expander – Tab

 Google launches self-correcting dataset

 2024 Xiaohongshu Food and Beverage Industry Insight Report

 Reebok launches new shoes to respond to Nike

 "It's over!" 》Announcement of DLC Reuters video

 2024 Critics' Choice Awards announced

 "Angry Life" is expected to film a second season

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12306 Function upgrade, expanding the scope of rebooking

According to the "Announcement on Optimizing Railway Ticket Change Rules" on the China Railway 12306 website, the railway department will optimize the ticket change rules starting today. The specific changes are as follows:

Expand the scope of ticket changes before driving

  • Less than 48 hours before departure, passengers can change their reservation to a train within the pre-sale period after the departure date stated on the ticket, and a change fee will be charged.
  • If the ticket is changed more than 24 hours but less than 48 hours before departure, a change fee of 5% of the lower face price of the original ticket or the changed ticket will be charged.
  • If the ticket is changed less than 24 hours before departure, a change fee of 15% of the lower face price of the original ticket or the changed ticket will be charged.

Expand the scope of ticket changes after driving

  • After driving and before 24:00 on the same day, you can change your ticket to a train within the pre-sale period after the boarding date stated on the ticket, and a change fee will be charged.
  • If you change your ticket after driving, a change fee will be charged at 40% of the lower face price of the original ticket and the changed ticket.

Apple’s official website makes rare big price cuts

Apple China’s official website will launch a “New Year’s Limited Time Offer” from January 18th to 21st.

According to Apple, you can save up to 800 yuan by purchasing designated products with eligible payment methods.

Apple’s official website launches a limited-time offer to welcome the New Year: iPhone 15 series prices are reduced by 500 yuan, and MacBook Air prices are reduced by 800 yuan

Specific offers are as follows:

  • Save up to $500 on iPhone 15 Pro, iPhone 15 Pro Max, iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus or iPhone 13.
  • You can save up to 800 yuan on 13-inch or 15-inch MacBook Air (M2 chip model) and 13-inch MacBook Air (M1 chip model).
  • Save up to $400 on iPad Pro, iPad Air, iPad (10th generation) or iPad mini.
  • Save $200 on Apple Watch SE.
  • Save up to 100 yuan on AirPods (3rd generation) and AirPods (2nd generation).
  • Save $50 on Apple Pencil (2nd generation).

Please note that each customer is limited to 2 items per product category. In addition, the number of products in Apple Stores that can participate in this promotion is limited and while supplies last.

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Hongmeng Ecological Thousand Sails Launch Ceremony was held on the 18th

On January 15, Huawei officially announced that it would hold the Hongmeng Eco Thousand Sail Sailing Ceremony in Shenzhen on January 18.

In addition to the main venue in Shenzhen, the Hongmeng Eco Thousand Sails Sailing Ceremony will also set up branch venues in eight major cities: Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Chengdu, Xiamen, Wuhan, and Changsha. According to Yu Chengdong’s previous revelations, the new HarmonyOS NEXT developer preview version will be open to all developers in the first quarter of this year, and this event may be officially announced.

Currently, Huawei's HarmonyOS NEXT developer preview version has begun recruiting. The first batch of models includes Huawei Mate60, Huawei Mate60 Pro and Huawei Mate X5 folding machine. More news may be announced at the Hongmeng Eco Thousand Sails Sailing Ceremony.

ChatGPT Enterprise Edition already has 150,000 users

Recently, OpenAI Chief Operating Officer Brad Lightcap revealed in an interview with Bloomberg that as of now, 150,000 users and 260 companies are "actively using" the ChatGPT Enterprise (Enterprise Edition) service.

OpenAI will officially launch this enterprise service at the end of August 2023. According to information disclosed by some companies, the average price of this service is approximately US$60 per person per month, equivalent to approximately RMB 431. Based on this extrapolation, ChatGPT Enterprise Edition is expected to bring monthly revenue of up to 9 million US dollars (approximately RMB 64.62 million) to OpenAI.

In order to further optimize the company's financial situation, OpenAI has launched a number of paid plans since 2023. According to foreign media estimates, this artificial intelligence startup achieved revenue of US$1.6 billion (approximately RMB 11.488 billion) last year.

The first batch of Xiaomi Auto 2S stores are already under renovation

Lu Weibing, partner, president and president of the international department of Xiaomi Group, revealed in a Weibo post that the first batch of Xiaomi car sales and service partners have recently been signed, and the first batch of 2S stores are already being renovated and will provide sales & service and other services to car users as scheduled.

Previously, Lu Weibing revealed that Xiaomi Group and the first batch of 14 sales and service partners had officially signed a letter of intent for cooperation at the Beijing headquarters on December 29, 2023. This move means that the construction of Xiaomi Auto's sales and service channels is accelerating in an all-round way, and Xiaomi Auto's new retail model has moved from the planning stage to the actual implementation stage.

It is understood that Xiaomi Auto may adopt a dual model of direct sales (Mi Home) and authorization. Xiaomi Homes in many places are currently undergoing renovation and renovation work, and the exhibition cars will officially arrive in the stores in the first quarter of next year.

Ideal L6 will be launched in April this year

Recently, Zou Liangjun, senior vice president of Li Auto, said in an interview that "the Li Auto L6 will be officially launched in April 2024, and will challenge the monthly sales target of 30,000 units after its launch."

Model information shows that the Ideal L6 is still a medium-to-large SUV, with length, width and height of 4925mm, 1960mm, and 1735mm respectively, and a wheelbase of 2920mm.

Previously, it was reported that the Ideal L6 will still be divided into three versions: Air, Pro and Max. The Max model will be equipped with a 50-degree large battery, and the pure electric range will be increased by 40km. In addition, configurations such as battery screen, refrigerator, etc. are expected to be transferred to the Pro and Air versions.

Previously, Li Xiang, chairman and CEO of Li Auto, revealed that 2024 will be the year when the company has the most abundant products since its founding, including the Li Auto L6. Li Auto officially stated that the L6 will be priced within 300,000 yuan and will become Li Auto's first model priced within 300,000 yuan.

At the same time, Lili has launched discounts for three models on sale, with prices reduced by 33,000 to 38,000 yuan for different models.

Especially for the Ideal L7, the starting price has dropped directly to 286,900 yuan, which has dropped to less than 300,000 yuan for the first time. In addition, for the Shanghai area, Li Auto also has a "Shanghai Brand" subsidy of 10,000 yuan, and this discount expires at the end of January.

In this regard, Ideal responded to this car purchase discount. On the one hand, it is to cope with the continued intensification of price competition among the three luxury brands (Mercedes-Benz, BMW, and Audi). On the other hand, it is to start the product update and transition in advance through the limited-time New Year preferential policy.

Among Russia’s top ten car brands by sales, China accounts for 6

According to data from Autostat, a Russian automobile market analysis agency, 6 Chinese automobile brands will enter the top ten sales in Russia in 2023, with a total of 1.0587 million vehicles, a year-on-year increase of 69%.

Data show that the Russian brand Lada ranks first in sales, with annual sales of 324,446 units; Chinese brands occupy the second to seventh positions. Chery ranks first among Chinese brands in sales and second overall (118,950 units). vehicles); Haval ranks third (111,720 vehicles).

Brands that entered the top ten include Geely (93,553 vehicles), Changan (47,765 vehicles), Xingtu (42,152 vehicles), and Oumengda (41,983 vehicles). South Korea's Kia, Hyundai and Japan's Toyota occupy eighth to tenth places respectively.

 IMF chief says AI will affect about 40% of jobs worldwide

Recently, International Monetary Fund (IMF) President Georgieva said that according to the latest IMF research, artificial intelligence will affect about 40% of jobs around the world.

Georgieva believes that the world is about to usher in a technological revolution that can rapidly advance productivity, promote global economic growth, and increase global income. However, it could also cost some people their jobs and exacerbate inequality.

She pointed out that jobs with higher skill requirements will be more affected by artificial intelligence. Developed economies face greater risks from AI than emerging market and developing economies, but also have greater opportunities to exploit its benefits.

Analysis by the IMF shows that in advanced economies, about 60% of jobs may be affected by artificial intelligence. By comparison, in emerging markets and low-income countries, the proportion of jobs affected by AI is expected to be 40% and 26% respectively.

New product

Vision Pro games will be compatible with controllers

According to information from Apple’s developer channel, Vision Pro currently has two interaction options for game developers:

  • Full gesture interactive game, using sound feedback to simulate touching virtual buttons;
  • The handle controller can not only perform button operations, but also perform DoF (degree of freedom) tracking and positioning of the device through vision. The operating experience is similar to the PSVR handle solution.

Memory expander – Tab

Tab is a wearable AI portable assistant invented by entrepreneur Avi Schiffmann.

The Tab looks like a hockey puck hanging on a string. The device is equipped with smart sensors such as microphones, speakers, and GPS, and has a built-in AI assistant that can serve as a sports coach, life partner, and personal memo.

For example, Tab can record the name of a restaurant that the user mentioned when chatting with friends a few days ago, even if the user did not remember it at the time. You can even ask it to criticize the flaws in your speech in class or at work.

It is worth mentioning that Avi Schiffmann, the inventor of Tab, is also the creator of the COVID-19 dashboard and the Airbnb platform for Ukrainian refugees.

Google launches self-correcting dataset

Recently, Google Research used its own BIG-Bench benchmark to build a data set called "BIG-Bench Mistake". The main purpose of this data set is to evaluate the performance of popular language models currently on the market in terms of "error probability" and "error correction ability."

The Google team first used the PaLM language model to perform five tasks in the BIG-Bench benchmark test, and deliberately introduced logical errors in the "thought chains" it generated. Then, these error-containing thought chains were resubmitted to the model to Test whether it can identify errors.

After multiple rounds of iteration and optimization, the researchers finally constructed a "BIG-Bench Mistake" data set containing 255 logical errors. These errors are designed to be simple and clear, so that the language model can gradually improve its error recognition ability, starting from basic logical errors.

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2024 Xiaohongshu Food and Beverage Industry Insight Report

Recently, Xiaohongshu Commercialization and Ipsos released the "Xiaohongshu Food and Beverage Industry Insight Report".

Through insights into the decision-making links, consumption scenarios, and demand changes of food and drink consumers, Xiaohongshu found "eight-fold food observers", "childhood food light machines", "awakening the local Chinese stomach", "food and drink explosive reform players", "food Six major food trends: "Recovery Packets" and "Eating, Drinking, and Mouth Substituting Literature".

The report shows that the current food and beverage consumption scenarios are characterized by diversification and fragmentation. Consumers have food and beverage consumption needs in more existing or new scenarios: from indoors to outdoors, from studying, working, dining, to leisure and travel. and sports, the scenes where people enjoy food and drink are being segmented, refined and recreated.

At the same time, the decision-making process of food and beverage consumers prefers to trust the real feedback and experience of mass consumers, and feedback their experience to the community through experience sharing, thus forming a community with reputation and trust.

Reebok launches new shoes to respond to Nike

Reebok launched a new shoe model, Reebok Nano X4, and released an official trailer in response to Nike's Metcon series of multi-functional training shoes.

The trailer has a satirical theme, showing the modified Nano X4. The newly added sole technology of the shoe is reminiscent of Nike Shox and Air Max technology. The highlight of the entire shoe is the rope protection system. The trailer points out: "No one asked for it. "But it's essential to the elite CrossFit experience," the move mocks Nike's 2021 Nike Metcon 7 ad, which sees no point in using shoes to look to the future.

The rivalry between Reebok and Nike dates back to the 1980s, when the brands were vying for dominance in the field of white leather sneakers. Reebok signed Shaquille O'Neal and Allen Iverson from Nike, and Nike signed LeBron, who had reached an agreement with Reebok. James.

"It's over!" 》Announcement of DLC Reuters video

"It's over!" "I'm Surrounded by Beautiful Women" officially released the Reuters video of the DLC filming, which was filmed at Huandao South Road, Xiamen City, Xiamen.

DLC is the abbreviation of "Downloadable Content", which refers to the supplementary content provided by developers or third parties after the game is released to provide players with a continuously updated gaming experience.

It is reported that the latest "Finished!" "The DLC will feature three new characters: 21-year-old oxygen girl Xia Tian, ​​23-year-old contrasting female teacher Chen Sai, and 27-year-old female doctor Wen Wenwen.

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2024 Critics' Choice Awards Winners Announced

The 29th American Critics' Choice Awards were announced on January 14, local time.

"Oppenheimer" became the biggest winner in the film category, winning 8 awards including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Supporting Actor; last year's hit "Barbie" also won Best Comedy Film and Best Costume Design. of six awards.

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The Critics' Choice Awards (CCA), founded in 1996, are film and television awards sponsored by the North American Broadcast Film Critics Association and the American Association of Radio and Television Journalists.

The award is divided into three award categories: film, television, and honorary categories. Together with the Golden Globe Awards, British Academy Film Awards, and major professional union awards in the United States, it is also known as the four major trendsetters of the Academy Awards.

The complete list of winners of this year’s Critics’ Choice Awards is as follows:

【Film category winners list】

Best Picture: "Oppenheimer"

Best Director: Christopher Nolan, "Oppenheimer"

Best Actor: Paul Giamatti, "Stay"

Best Actress: Emma Stone, "Poor Thing"

Best Supporting Actor: Robert Downey Jr., "Oppenheimer"

Best Supporting Actress: Damien Joy Randolph, "Stay"

Best Young Actor: Dominic Cessa, "Stay in School"

Best Ensemble: "Oppenheimer"

Best Original Screenplay: "Barbie"

Best Adapted Screenplay: "American Novel"

Best Cinematography: Hoyte van Hoytema, "Oppenheimer"

Best Editing: Jennifer Ramey, "Oppenheimer"

Best Costume Design: Jacqueline Duran, "Barbie"

Best Production Design: Sarah Greenwood & Katie Spencer, "Barbie"

Best Film Score: Ludwig Göransson, "Oppenheimer"

Best Original Song for a Movie: "I'm Just Ken," "Barbie"

Best Makeup and Hairstyling: "Barbie"

Best Visual Effects: "Oppenheimer"

Best Animation: "Spider-Man: Across the Universe"

Best Comedy Movie: "Barbie"

Best Foreign Language Film: "Falling Judgment" (France)

[List of winners in the drama category]

Best drama series: "Succession"

Best Actor in a Drama Series: Keenan Culkin, "Succession"

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Sarah Snook, "Succession"

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Billy Crudup, "The Morning Show"

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Elizabeth Debicki, "The Crown"

Best comedy series: "Bear's Diner"

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series: Jeremy Allen White, "Bear's End"

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Ayo Adweli, "Bearhouse"

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Ebon Moss-Bachrach, "The Bear"

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Meryl Streep, "Murder in the Building"

Best limited series: "The Furious"

Best Actor in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television: Steven Yeun, "Breaking Bad"

Best Actress in a Limited Series or Television Movie: Ali Wong, "The Furious"

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie: Jonathan Bailey, "The Fellowship"

Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television: Maria Bello, "The Furious"

Best TV Movie: "Riddles"

Best Animated Series: "Scott the Kid: On Fire"

Best foreign language drama: "Arsene Robin"

Best Talk Show: "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver"

Best Comedy Special: "John Mulaney: Baby J"

"Angry Life" is expected to film a second season

"Life" starring Steven Yeun and Huang Ali has been widely praised in recent days and has been highly recognized by the industry.

Recently, the producer of the show said in an interview with foreign media that there are plans to film a second season. The producer said that "The Life of Anger" was planned to be a unit drama when the project was first promoted, and many new characters will appear in the drama in the future.

Steven Yeun and Ali Wong won the 2024 Golden Globe Awards respectively for "The Furious Life":

  • Best Limited Series/Anthology Series/TV Movie
  • Outstanding Actor in a Limited Series, Anthology Series, or Movie
  • Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series/Anthology Series/TV Movie

This is the first time an Asian actor has won a Golden Globe Award for acting in a limited series.

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