iPhone 16 will add a new camera button/Alipay releases new logo/NetEase is exposed to large-scale layoffs, insiders respond


 Apple Vision Pro starts pre-sale

 Zuckerberg confirms: Meta is training Llama 3

 iPhone 16 adds a new camera button or can adjust the focus

 In 2023, my country's automobile exports will rank first in the world for the first time

 Mercedes-Benz is expanding the scope of its recall and replacing vehicle parts for free

 Brilliance Group responded: The report on the sale of the remaining 25% of the shares was untrue.

 NetEase launches large-scale layoffs, involving multiple businesses

 Microsoft offers free reading tutoring tool

 Baidu launches new model to process text and images

 Alipay updates its logo after 4 years

 Luckin Moutai joins forces again

⚪ Quark App launches multiple AI applications

 Station B’s annual game list announced

✨ "Kung Fu Panda 4" is scheduled to be released in mainland China on March 22

 One Fun Thing | A toy mouse that brings back childhood memories

 What to watch on the weekend | "Temporary Heist"

 Guide to buying books without reading | "Truth and Beauty: Yau Shing-tung's Views on Mathematics"

 News worth watching over the weekend

Apple Vision Pro starts pre-sale

At 9 o'clock last night, Apple Vision Pro officially opened pre-orders in the United States.

The popularity is as expected: in just half an hour, the Vision Pro's shipping date has been scheduled from February 2 to mid-March.

We have compiled some interesting data for you to take a look at:

  • There are three configurations, and the fully equipped version costs approximately RMB 28,080.
  • In addition to the main unit, there are nearly 10 accessories in the box.
  • AppleCare+ is priced at approximately RMB 3,588 for a 2-year term.
  • The battery can be purchased separately, and one piece is about 1,430 yuan.

Despite the overwhelming number of troops, we have also successfully ordered the first batch of Vision Pro, which will be available for pickup on February 2nd. A comprehensive review that won’t keep you waiting.

If you can’t wait, you can check out our experience at WWDC last year , and you can also take a look at the experience highlights from foreign media .

Zuckerberg confirms: Meta is training Llama 3

After Altman first exposed GPT-5, Zuckerberg also said that he was training Llama 3.

Zuckerberg updated the news on Instagram and revealed that "Meta is currently training Llama 3." By the end of this year , Meta will have approximately 350,000 NVIDIA H100s. If other GPUs are included, there will be approximately 600,000 H100 equivalent computing power. .

He also said that two existing AI research efforts (FAIR and GenAI) will be jointly promoted to "support our long-term goal of building general intelligence, responsibly open source, and making it available and accessible to everyone in our daily lives." it works".

Although Zuckerberg has not yet mentioned more details about Llama 3, he did mention that smart glasses will be an important device to help humans communicate with AI and combine AI with the Metaverse. Its Ray-Ban Meta Glasses have come a long way.

iPhone 16 adds a new camera button or can adjust the focus

According to The Information, Apple is exploring the introduction of a dedicated camera button in the iPhone 16 series, and the media shared more details about this new button. The new camera button still uses a mechanical button, so like other buttons on the existing iPhone, the button will have real physical displacement after the user presses it.

Although the new camera button is not capacitive, its surface can still respond to user touch input, such as controlling the direction of pressing the button to zoom in or out of the camera focus.

The report also pointed out that the camera button can also respond to changes in pressure and is very similar to the operation of a traditional camera. The user presses lightly to focus and press it again to release the shutter to take pictures.

In 2023, my country's automobile exports will rank first in the world for the first time

On the morning of January 19, the State Council Information Office held a press conference to introduce the development of industry and information technology in 2023.

At the press conference, Xin Guobin, Vice Minister of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, introduced that my country's automobile foreign trade exports will further reach a new level in 2023. The annual export of complete automobiles was 4.91 million units, a year-on-year increase of 57.9%, ranking first in the world for the first time.

Among them, 1.203 million new energy vehicles were exported, a year-on-year increase of 77.6%, providing global consumers with diversified consumption choices.

Mercedes-Benz is expanding the scope of its recall and replacing vehicle parts for free

Recently, Mercedes-Benz (China) Automobile Sales Co., Ltd. and Beijing Benz Automobile Co., Ltd. reported to the State Administration for Market Regulation in accordance with the requirements of the "Regulations on the Management of Recall of Defective Automobile Products" and the "Implementation Measures of the Regulations on the Management of Recalls of Defective Automobile Products" A recall plan is on file.

Starting from February 19, 2024, some imported A-class, C-class, CLA, GLE SUV, and S-class cars with production dates between June 6, 2013 and June 12, 2018 will be recalled, a total of 14 vehicles; production A total of 36 domestically produced C-class, GLA, and GLC SUV vehicles dated between January 14, 2015, and August 26, 2020.

Some vehicles within the scope of this recall may have used incorrect adhesive or other repair deviations during the repair process of the previous dealer, resulting in the front part of the polycarbonate sunroof located between the front windshield and panoramic sunroof. If the guide rail protection cover is not properly bonded, its bond with the body may gradually weaken over time, causing the cover to partially or completely detach from the vehicle, increasing the risk of collision or injury to other road users. Security risks.

Brilliance Group responded: The report on the sale of the remaining 25% of the shares was untrue.

Brilliance Automotive Group Holdings Co., Ltd. (Brilliance Group) today issued the "Announcement on Clarification of Recent Rumors."

Brilliance Group stated that it is concerned about recent market rumors that "Brilliance Group is considering selling the remaining 25% shares of BMW Brilliance." After verification by the company, the above report is untrue.

As of the date of the official announcement, Brilliance Group has not received any written or oral information from government departments, regulatory agencies or company shareholders regarding the above rumors. "The company is not aware of the source of the information contained in the media reports. In order to avoid misleading investors, we hereby provide clarification."

NetEase responds to large-scale layoffs: the news is untrue

In response to news circulating online that "NetEase will start large-scale layoffs in January", NetEase insiders responded: The news is untrue and is due to the company's normal business adjustments and personnel movements. The company continues to recruit high-quality talents.
According to reports, in order to promote healthy business development, some of NetEase Media's business lines have recently integrated internal resources. In the future, the media will continue to increase its content track and explore content empowered by new technologies such as AIGC and Metaverse.
Previously, it was reported that NetEase Media has launched a new round of large-scale layoffs this month, involving multiple product lines such as NetEase News, NetEase Cultural Creativity, and NetEase Open Courses. Content, marketing, sales, product and other positions are all within the scope of layoffs. .

Microsoft offers free reading tutoring tool

Microsoft Teams Education Edition has released a plug-in called Reading Coach, which is based on Reading Progress technology and is designed to help teachers develop students' reading fluency.

Inspired by Reading Progress, Microsoft launched Reading Coach in 2022. This plug-in works by letting learners find the words that trouble them most and providing them with tools to support independent personalized practice. According to the user's learning habits, the toolkit includes text-to-speech, syllable decomposition and picture dictionary.

After students practice in Reading Coach, teachers can also view their work in the software, including which words students have practiced, how many times they have tried, and which tools they have used, and teachers can also share this information with students.

In addition, Reading Coach’s “choose your own story” function has been further upgraded. This function is supported by Microsoft’s Azure OpenAI service. Learners can use artificial intelligence to generate their own adventure stories, and let the artificial intelligence interact with the learner’s favorite stories based on these choices. Challenging word creation content.

Baidu launches new model to process text and images

Baidu's newly launched UniVG is a video generation model, which is characterized by using different generation methods for high-degree-of-freedom and low-degree-of-freedom tasks to better balance the relationship between the two.

Current video generation technology mainly focuses on video generation with a single goal or single task, such as generating videos based on text, pictures, or their combination. However, this method cannot fully meet the changing application needs of the real world.

To solve this problem, Baidu proposed UniVG, a "unified modal video generation system" that can handle various combined inputs of text and images.

The system redefines multiple tasks in the video generation model and divides them into two categories: "high degree of freedom generation" and "low degree of freedom generation".

In terms of high-degree-of-freedom video generation, "multi-condition cross-attention" technology is used to generate videos that are highly consistent with the semantics of the input image or text.

In terms of low-degree-of-freedom video generation, "biased Gaussian noise" is introduced. This method can more effectively retain the original content of the input conditions than the traditional completely random Gaussian noise.

Alipay updates its logo after 4 years

Alipay announced on the 19th that it would update its logo and redesign it around the three core concepts of "openness, technology, and warmth".

It can be seen that the new logo has removed the outer frame and text, making the "branch" logo more open and prominent.

At the same time, three-dimensional natural light is introduced into the font to increase the sense of transparency and flow.

The Alipay App has now adopted a new logo and added the "Five Blessings Festival" logo to prepare for the upcoming New Year.

This is the first time Alipay has changed its logo in 4 years. The last time the logo was updated was at the first Alipay Partner Conference in 2020. Alipay announced that it would adjust the light blue background of the old logo to a more vivid bright blue.

Luckin Moutai joins forces again

On the morning of January 19, Kweichow Moutai’s official Weibo and Ruixing Coffee’s official WeChat announced that they would co-brand with Ruixing again and launch new products on January 22.

At present, Ruixing official has not announced the specific details of this joint new product.

In September last year, Luckin Coffee and Kweichow Moutai launched the "Sauce Latte" which was officially launched for sale. A single cup is priced at 38 yuan, and the price after coupons is 19 yuan per cup.

As soon as the product was launched, it went viral on social platforms such as WeChat Moments. There were many topics that day, such as "Luckin responded whether drinking Moutai co-branded coffee can drive" "Full cup of Moutai coffee liquid" "Ruixing customer service responded that sauce-flavored latte does not add sugar" "Coffee liquid" and many other related topics have become hot searches on Weibo. On the first day after the product was launched, sales exceeded 5.42 million cups and sales exceeded 100 million yuan.

Quark App launches multiple AI applications

On January 19, Quark App newly upgraded multiple functional sections and smart tools.

Quark relies on its self-developed large model capabilities to launch a new search question and answer product "Yuanzhi", which can synthesize high-quality content from the entire network. Users can view the answer content summarized and extracted by AIGC in the search results, including pictures, texts, videos, etc. Many forms.

At the same time, a Windows system PC version was launched for Quark, which integrates core functions such as search, network disk, and scanning, and provides integrated information services on mobile phones, computers, and iPads.

Previously, Quark App has successively upgraded the service experience of health search and learning search. In the health field, we create a new experience in health information inquiry through products such as AIGC First Answer, Quark Health Encyclopedia, Intelligent Screening, and Quark Health Assistant; in the learning field, we rely on photo search capabilities to provide new services such as AI lectures.

Station B’s annual game list announced

The 2023 Bilibili Game Zone annual list was announced live at 7 o'clock last night. During this live broadcast, the official announced a number of "best of the year" in the game area in 2023, including the most created games of the year, the most watched games of the year, the most popular games of the year, etc.

In addition to announcing the results of each annual list, the event also displayed the latest information and video content of more than 20 stand-alone console games. Participating game manufacturers include Sega, Capcom, 505games, etc., domestic games "Codename: Jinyiwei" and "Infinity" "Jibing", "Yiwenlu: Reincarnation", "Heavy Sentinel", etc. also brought new information to the party.

The specific list of winners is as follows:

  • Most Creation Awards: "Genshin Impact"
  • Most Viewed Award: "Genshin Impact"
  • Most Popular Live Broadcast Award: "League of Legends"
  • Most Popular Award: "Honkai Impact: Star Rail"
  • Most Popular Award: "DOTA 2"
  • 2023 must-play games list: "Hogwarts Legacy", "Resident Evil 4: Remastered Edition", "The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom", "Dave the Diver", "Baldur's Gate 3"

"Cyberpunk 2077: Shadows of the Past", "Honkai: Astrodome Railroad", "Deadly Inc.", "Super Mario Bros.: Amazing", "Marvel's Spider-Man 2"

"Kung Fu Panda 4" is scheduled to be released in mainland China on March 22

DreamWorks Animation officially announced today that the "Kung Fu Panda 4" animated film is scheduled to be released in the mainland on March 22. The official also announced the mainland release poster and trailer.

"Kung Fu Panda 4" will also land in North American theaters on March 8, 2024. It will be directed by "Shrek 4" director Mike Mitchell. It tells the story of the dragon hero Po's promotion to the spiritual leader of Peace Valley, and the new villain The chameleon-shaped witch "Phantom Queen" brings unprecedented challenges. It can summon Po's past enemies.

At the same time, Jack Black will continue to voice Po, and new players such as Viola Davis, Awkwafina, and Kwan Jiwei will join the cast, as well as Dustin Hoffman, Wu Hanzhang, Bryan Cranston, and Ian・McShane returns to provide voice acting.

✨ It's the weekend!

One Fun Thing | A toy mouse that brings back childhood memories

This mouse is a peripheral product of the classic anime "Initial D". It is based on the Mazda RX-7 driven by the popular character Keisuke Takahashi in the anime to create a new wireless mouse.

The mouse is authorized by both Mazda and Kodansha. The overall dimensions are 4.5cm wide, 10.5cm long, and 3.1cm high. It is made of ABS resin and supports Bluetooth and 2.4Ghz wireless connections. The appearance design faithfully restores the original appearance. The power supply When turned on, the lights will also be turned on simultaneously.

The Camshop official website is currently open for pre-order, priced at ¥7,700 yen, and is expected to arrive in early February. Buyers will also receive an original illustrated mouse pad drawn by Shuichi Shigeno, with three styles included as a random gift.

What to watch on the weekend | "Temporary Heist"

"Temporary Robbery" is produced by Er Dongsheng and directed by Mai Qiguang. It will be officially released nationwide on January 19.

The film tells the story of three middle-aged men, the "robber" Mei Lantian (played by Aaron Kwok), the driver A-Tang (played by Lam Jiadong), and the welfare home social worker Murong Fai (played by Ren Xianqi). They confide on the edge of the cliff that their respective difficulties are not easy, and the lack of money has become a common problem. Finally, Mei Lantian said, "I invite you to go rob."

The first batch of audiences responded that this absurd and humorous crime film "Prompt Heist" is a new attempt full of classic Hong Kong film flavors.

Guide to buying books without reading | "Truth and Beauty: Yau Shing-tung's Views on Mathematics"

This book collects a series of articles written by Mr. Qiu Chengtong on mathematics and humanities education for nearly half a century. It presents the efforts and practice of a talented mathematics master to communicate mathematics and humanities, and reveals his outlook on mathematics and life in pursuit of truth and beauty.

Mr. Yau Shing-tung is the first Chinese mathematician to win the Fields Medal, the "Nobel Prize in mathematics". He is also a Grand Slam winner who stands at the top of mathematics and has won trophies in the global mathematics community.

The New York Times hailed him as the "Emperor of Mathematics." The famous mathematician Singer once said: "At Harvard, Yau alone is the whole mathematics department."

In the book, Yau shares his lifelong experience in studying mathematics and teaching mathematics, tells the historical legend of the shining stars of mathematicians around the world, and reveals the birth process and geometric mysteries of the "Calabi-Yau manifold". There is also a lot of space. Talk about the current situation and problems of education in China.

In the book, readers can learn about the academic pursuits and feelings of his family and country, this world-famous outstanding mathematics master, feel the thinking vitality and profound humanistic heritage of a genius mind, and witness his rational pursuit of knowledge and far-reaching plans for talent education.

Game recommendation | "Phantom Beast Palu"

The new multiplayer online Stitch Monster game "Phantom Parlu" developed by Pocketpair will be released in early access on January 19.

"Phantom Parlu" is a new open-world survival and production game that supports multiplayer game mode. Collect mysterious "Palu" in the vast world, allowing these mysterious creatures to perform combat, construction, farming, manufacturing, etc. Work. Palu can be fought, bred, farmed, crafted, and can even be sold or disassembled for consumption.

This release is an early access version, which provides more than 100 kinds of monsters, a vast open world area, more than 350 kinds of items, more than 70 kinds of buildings and other game content.

In addition, the game will be launched with Microsoft XGP, but cross-platform play will not be available on Xbox and Steam.

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