Folding screen iPhone may be launched in the next year/Huawei insiders respond to P70 release delay/Toriyama Akira passes away, the author of “One Piece” and “Naruto” mourns

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Alibaba CEO says Tongyi Qianwen is accelerating to catch up with GPT-4

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Apple plans to launch foldable iPhone in 2026

"Dragon Ball" author Akira Toriyama dies

US House of Representatives asks ByteDance to divest TikTok

GPT-4 challenger Inflection-2.5 released

Apple will develop data migration solution to Android

Xpeng Huitian flying car completes low-altitude flight in urban CBD

Huawei responds to postponement of P70 release

Apple may launch AirPods cleaning kit

Microsoft Mobile Communications Company logs out

Oriental Selection transfers Dong Yuhui’s trademark to Youhui Peer

Xiaomi’s automobile collision emergency response patent is authorized

Honor Magic 6 Ultimate Edition mobile phone design announced

Apple's highest-spec flagship store in China is about to open

"Overwatch 2" links with "Cowboy Bebop"

One Fun Thing | Toyota builds Pokémon-inspired motorcycle

What to watch on the weekend | "Petrov's Flu"

A guide to buying books without reading|"What are we talking about when we talk about love"

 News worth watching over the weekend

Alibaba CEO says Tongyi Qianwen is accelerating to catch up with GPT-4

Wu Yongming, CEO of Alibaba Group and Chairman of Alibaba Cloud Intelligence, said that as one of the representatives of domestic basic large models, Tongyi Qianwen is accelerating to catch up with GPT-4 and unleash the capabilities of basic large models.

Through open API/SDK calls and other methods, developers and enterprise users in various industries can not only conveniently develop native artificial intelligence applications, but also efficiently achieve industrial collaboration with partners to promote the integrated development of the upstream and downstream industrial chains of large models.

Wu Yongming believes that AI large models have opened a new era of intelligence, triggering three revolutions in human-computer interaction, computing paradigms, and collaborative cognition, accelerating the formation of new productive forces, and enhancing new momentum for development.

He believes that the development of AI needs to stimulate innovation and creativity across society. As a technological innovation platform in the AI ​​era, Alibaba will leverage its advantages as a technological platform to cultivate the AI ​​ecosystem and accelerate the development of industrial intelligence.

Apple plans to launch foldable iPhone in 2026

On March 8, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office announced Apple’s patent application for folding screen technology.

Regarding this patent, Apple executives responded that after careful consideration by the company, it was confirmed that the launch of the first folding screen iPhone will be postponed to 2026, later than internal expectations.

The executive also said that since the folding screen iPhone was launched later than its competitors, it will focus on using more advanced technologies. This foldable iPhone is expected to be thinner and lighter than competing products from other brands.

He also added that for this foldable screen mobile phone device, Apple's goal is to avoid the screen crease problem that competitors are trying to solve.

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo recently said that Apple's only folding screen device with clear development progress is a 20-inch MacBook, and it is unclear the development status of the folding screen iPhone.

"Dragon Ball" author Akira Toriyama dies

According to reports from Yahoo News, Japan's Fuji News Network (FNN) and other media on March 8, the 68-year-old well-known Japanese cartoonist Akira Toriyama died of illness on March 1.

His representative works include "Dragon Ball", "Arale", etc., and he also provides character settings for famous games such as "Dragon Quest", "Tobal No. 1", "Chrono Trigger", and "Blue Dragon".

Many people and institutions expressed their condolences:

  • Takehiko Inoue, author of "Slam Dunk": I can't accept it. Toriyama-sensei, thank you.
  • Eiichiro Oda, author of "One Piece": The existence of Akira Toriyama-sensei is a big tree. We love teachers from the depths of our blood. I hope that heaven will be as pleasant a world as the teacher described.
  • "Naruto" author Masashi Kishimoto: Toriyama Akira-sensei has always been my compass, and I have always wanted to be like a teacher. To me, you are my salvation, the God of comics. Oda-kun (Eiichiro Oda) and I are the "sons of Dragon Ball".
  • Toei Animation: It is our honor to animate the work of Akira Toriyama, who is loved around the world.
  • Jackie Chan: Mr. Akira Toriyama, thank you for creating so many classic works. They will always be with the world. Good luck.

US House of Representatives asks ByteDance to divest TikTok

The U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee unanimously passed the spin-off bill for TikTok, owned by ByteDance, with a vote of 50:0.

The divestiture bill will force ByteDance to sell TikTok, otherwise Apple and Google App Stores will force them to stop supporting it.

U.S. lawmakers from both parties have expressed concerns about the possibility that the app collects Americans’ personal data and will be used for propaganda, and therefore want to cut off TikTok’s ties with Chinese companies.

After the bill was proposed, TikTok united its users to boycott the bill, but to no avail.

A TikTok spokesperson responded that this bill tramples on the First Amendment of the United States and deprives 5 million small businesses of the platform they rely on to develop and create jobs.

GPT-4 meets another challenger: Inflection-2.5 released

American AI company Inflection AI recently released the Inflection-2.5 large language model. Its AI chat tool Pi will be supported by the new model.

According to the official introduction, Inflection-2.5 has performance close to GPT-4, but only uses 40% of its calculations for training.

Inflection said that the newly upgraded Inflection-2.5 not only makes advances in the fields of programming and mathematics, but also incorporates its signature personalization features and unique empathy fine-tuning. Users can discuss a wider range of topics with Pi: current events, restaurant recommendations, biology exam preparation, business plan drafting, and more.

Inflection said that, in short, it adds "IQ" to the original "EQ" Pi.

In addition, Pi also added a "real-time network search function" in this upgrade to help users obtain high-quality latest news and information.

Currently, Inflection has one million daily active users and six million monthly active users.

Apple will develop data migration solution to Android

Due to the EU's new "Digital Market Act" requirements, Apple has now confirmed that they are developing a "user-friendly" solution to allow iPhone users to easily transfer data to "non-Apple phones" (i.e. Android phones). The target is tentatively targeted for release in the fall of 2025.

However, judging from Apple's description, this seems to mean that Apple only intends to provide corresponding tools or APIs to other manufacturers (such as Samsung, Google and other OEMs) so that these manufacturers can develop replacement software for their own mobile phones.

Google already offers an iOS app called Switch to Android for transferring phone data, including contacts, photos and videos, free apps, texts and notes. But paid apps, Safari bookmarks, alarm clocks, and other miscellaneous files will not be transferred. Presumably, Apple's new solution could help fill some of the gaps.

Xpeng Huitian flying car completes low-altitude flight in urban CBD

Xpeng Huitian announced that they completed the low-altitude flight of the Voyager X2 flying car in the city CBD area on March 8, providing experience for the comprehensive promotion of low-altitude economic application scenarios such as urban air transportation and low-altitude tourism in the future.

This flight test was led by the Guangzhou Airport Economic Zone Management Committee, in cooperation with Heli Intelligent and other companies, and was completed in the "Tiande Plaza-Canton Tower" CBD area in downtown Guangzhou.

Zhao Deli, founder and president of Xpeng Huitian, said that as a flying car R&D company, Xpeng Huitian pays great attention to the future application scenarios of its products. Through the exploration of different scenarios, flying cars will "fly" into thousands of households as soon as possible.

Huawei responds to postponement of P70 release

A few days ago, Weibo blogger @ Digital Chat Station broke the news that the release of Huawei P70 series mobile phones will be delayed.

Yesterday, relevant insiders within Huawei responded that Huawei had not announced the release date of its mobile phones at all.

The person familiar with the matter also said that Huawei's P series mobile phones do not have a fixed release date and believe that the release of Huawei P series mobile phones in March is just a matter of experience.

According to reports, the P70 standard model may be equipped with a relatively small-sized 2.5D 1.5K display, providing a 50Mp ultra-large bottom main camera + periscope lens + wireless charging + Beidou satellite communication, and the "super large cup" version of the main camera telephoto There will be breakthroughs in module and satellite communication technology.

Apple may launch AirPods cleaning kit

According to the U.S. Trademark and Patent Office, Apple was granted a patent for an AirPods headphone cleaning tool.

There is speculation that Apple will offer a cleaning kit in the form of a cleaning pen. The entire kit includes a cleaning cloth, softening solution, a soft brush, and soft gel.

The first end of the pen tube is equipped with a soft brush, and the second end can be opened. The pen tube holds softening solution that is sprayed from the second end for cleaning wearable devices. The second end can be closed with an end cap to prevent the solution from drying out.

The cleaning cloth may be made of lint-free cloth, and the softening solution may use a protein emulsifier and be stored in an ampoule or other airtight container.

The soft brush is made of elastic material such as silicone and designed in a snowball pattern, which will not damage the AirPods earphones. Soft gels may be hydrogel solutions that are biodegradable and suitable for use in bags.

Microsoft Mobile Communications Company logs out

Recently, the Tianyancha App showed that the operating status of Microsoft Mobile Communications Co., Ltd. changed from survival to cancellation.

According to the National Enterprise Credit Information Publicity System, the company was established in March 1995. Its business scope includes the development of communication equipment, electronic products, mobile phones, and computer software and hardware, technology promotion, technical support, technology transfer, and technical services.

Shareholder information shows that the company is 95.5% owned by Microsoft Mobile (China) Investment Co., Ltd. and 4.5% held by Microsoft Mobile Oy.

The Surface Duo series of mobile phone products currently on sale by Microsoft have not entered the domestic market.

Oriental Selection transfers Dong Yuhui’s trademark to Youhui Peer

Recently, Oriental Selection's affiliated company Oriental Selection (Beijing) Technology Co., Ltd. transferred several of its registered "Dong Yuhui" graphic trademarks to Yuhui Peer (Beijing) Technology Co., Ltd. The international classification of the trademarks includes advertising sales, education and entertainment, office Supplies, food, etc.

Relevant information shows that the legal representative, executive director and manager of Yihui Peer (Beijing) Technology Co., Ltd. is Dong Yuhui, and the supervisor is Yu Minhong. It is wholly owned by Beijing New Oriental Xuncheng Network Technology Co., Ltd.

Xiaomi’s automobile collision emergency response patent is authorized

Intellectual property information from Tianyancha shows that the patent for "Vehicle Collision Emergency Response System and Vehicle" applied by Xiaomi Automotive Technology Co., Ltd. has been authorized.

The summary shows that the vehicle collision emergency response system includes on-board power supply, air bag controller, emergency device and thyristor.

When a vehicle collision occurs, the airbag controller can quickly send a signal to the thyristor to quickly connect the vehicle power supply and the emergency device connection line. This shortens the activation time of the emergency device, allowing the occupants to quickly escape the affected vehicle after a collision.

Honor Magic 6 Ultimate Edition mobile phone design announced

Yesterday, Honor Mobile officially announced that it will hold the Honor spring flagship new product launch conference at 19:30 on March 18. It is expected to release new products such as Honor Magic6 Ultimate Edition, Honor Magic6 RSR Porsche Design and Honor’s first AI PC Honor MagicBook Pro 16.

Honor Mobile also officially released a teaser image showing the "pincushion" lens module used in the Honor Magic 6 standard and Pro versions. The back cover of this model is expected to be made of plain leather, and the lens module is expected to have metal edging.

Apple's highest-spec flagship store in China is about to open

Apple officially announced that the latest Apple retail store in Jing’an, Shanghai is about to open.

It is understood that this will be the eighth Apple-operated store in Shanghai, located at No. 1699 Nanjing West Road, Jing'an District, Shanghai. It will be the highest-standard Apple flagship store in China.

The store is located directly opposite Jing'an Temple. At present, the store enclosure design has been officially announced, based on the design of Magnolia, the city flower of Shanghai.

"Overwatch 2" links with "Cowboy Bebop"

The game "Overwatch 2" announced its collaboration with the Japanese anime "Cowboy Bebop".

The cross-over is expected to bring 5 skins: Cassidy – Spike Spiegel; Ash – Faye Valentine; Mauga – Jet Black; Sombra – Edward W. H. Pippi Lou Tiburski 4th; Wrecking Ball – Al Ain.

It is expected that relevant content will be launched in the game on March 12.

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One Fun Thing | Toyota builds Pokémon-inspired motorcycle

Toyota announced that they are designing a motorcycle in the shape of Milton, the riding Pokémon in the game "Pokémon Crimson/Purple". The size will be consistent with Milton's body data in the game.

In November last year, Toyota also showed a related concept model, but last year's concept model was just a "complete work" and not a real motorcycle. This time Toyota will launch a rideable Milton motorcycle.

What to watch on the weekend | "Petrov's Flu"

"Petrov's Flu" is set in the post-Soviet period. The male protagonist, who is suspected of having the flu, is constantly delayed by a weird uncle and a death-seeking writer on his way home. Under the interaction of aspirin and vodka, his gradually blurred consciousness unexpectedly… Escape into the comic fantasy of your own creation.

The director's signature techniques of satirizing the past and present, smooth and jumping transitions and overlapping dreams, are as creative as those of Charlie Kaufman, the gold medal screenwriter of "The Light", and Satoshi Kon, the master of Japanese animation. It is very enjoyable.

A guide to buying books without reading|"What are we talking about when we talk about love"

"What We Talk About When We Talk About Love" was published in 1981. It is Raymond Carver's famous work and his most famous masterpiece.

This book consists of seventeen short stories, telling the lives of manual workers at the bottom of society, such as waitresses, sawmill workers, car mechanics, salesmen, and motel managers. These ordinary people have ordinary people's wishes and do ordinary things, but they find themselves struggling to survive and unable to achieve life goals that ordinary people think are not ambitious. Their lives are filled with embarrassment and dissatisfaction, broken marriages, unemployment, alcoholism, and bankruptcy.

Carver uses "minimalist" words and a calm and distant narrative to express the marginality of people in modern society and the fragile self-awareness of modern people.

Game recommendation | "Rain World"

Rain World is a world like an abandoned factory. The ecosystem there has been completely destroyed. The rain there can eat away bones, and various mutant creatures fight and prey on each other.

Players need to control a small white creature "Slagcat" to explore and forage in this world. At the same time, they must be careful not to become food for other creatures.

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