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Apple Vision Pro first reviews are here

Ming-Chi Kuo: iPhone shipments are expected to decline significantly

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Musk officially announces first human experiment of brain-computer interface

Google's fourth-quarter advertising revenue falls short of expectations

Microsoft second-quarter revenue beats forecast

Blizzard appoints new president official

Xiaomi responds to SU7 model policy price exposure

X Unblock Taylor Swift search

ByteDance CEO Liang Rubo’s internal speech: mentioned “sense of crisis” many times

Meta releases open source large model Code Llama 70B

iFlytek releases large model of Spark Voice

Huawei Year of the Dragon mobile phone case launched on official website

Nike officially launches cute pillow with Swoosh Logo

Hasbro seeks to sell well-known IP "Dungeons and Dragons"

New "Supergirl" cast confirmed

"Heartbreak High" Season 2 Scheduled

"Galaxy Writer" officially announced to be released on March 30

Heavy

Apple Vision Pro first reviews are here

It has been 10 days since Apple opened pre-orders for the Vision Pro headset. According to MacRumors, Apple has sold more than 200,000 Vision Pro headsets.

At 10 o'clock last night, the confidentiality seal on Apple's Vision Pro was officially lifted. Foreign media bloggers who tested Vision Pro for the first time also gave some summary comments. We selected three more pertinent ones:

Wall Street Journal:

For now, the Vision Pro offers a great way to work and watch movies, so is it worth $3,500? It depends on your wallet. But in the 24 hours I've been using it, I can see Apple's future vision here.

iJustine:

The only problem is that a lot of the footage I've shown you, it's not as good as the Vision Pro actually does, it actually looks so sharp and everything looks so real.

You have to try it, and if you're not going to buy one, find a (bought) friend to try it out in guest mode. Not only Apple, but also many other brands, I think they will move in the direction of spatial computing.

The Verge:

Since I first put on the Vision Pro, I have had various questions in my mind, and the first one is of course:

  • Would you rather use a computer that messes up your hair every time you use it?
  • If you wear makeup, would you want to use a computer that could ruin your makeup every time you use it?
  • Would you like to use a computer that might be restricted by Disney from capturing what you see?
  • Do you want a computer that can't easily share what you watch with others?
  • Do you think your most luxurious TV should have an HDMI input?
  • Do you want to use a computer that doesn't perform well in dimly lit environments?
  • Would you like to have a computer that's always monitoring your hand movements?

Vision Pro is the product of many tradeoffs, the biggest of which is that using Vision Pro is a lonely experience.

That's acceptable for traditional VR headsets, which have largely been transformed into dedicated gaming consoles over the past decade, but as a primary computing tool, this isolation is jarring.

I don't want to do my work in Vision Pro. My work requires collaboration with people, and I prefer to be with them in the real world.

Ming-Chi Kuo: iPhone shipments are expected to decline significantly

Tianfeng International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said that based on its latest supply chain survey, Apple has lowered its 2024 iPhone shipment forecast for key upstream semiconductor components to approximately 200 million units, a year-on-year decrease of 15%.

He said that among the world's major mobile phone brands this year, Apple may have the largest decline.

Specifically, shipments of the iPhone 15 series and the new iPhone 16 series are expected to decline by 10-15% year-on-year in the first and second quarters of this year respectively.

Ming-Chi Kuo doesn’t expect any “major design changes” to the iPhone 16 models, aside from a larger screen and a new shooting button.

Apple will not launch new iPhone models with major design changes until 2025 at the earliest, and release a more comprehensive and differentiated generative AI ecosystem or applications.

Musk officially announces first human experiment of brain-computer interface

Yesterday, Musk announced on the

He said the preliminary results of detecting neuronal spikes are promising. Neuronal spike detection is the key to understanding how the brain processes information, and is crucial to understanding cognitive processes, sensorimotor functions, and the mechanisms of neuropsychiatric diseases.

Musk also revealed that the first product of brain-computer interface company Neuralink is called "Telepathy". This technology is designed to help people who have lost the ability to control their bodies for various reasons, allowing them to control their phones or computers, and thus virtually any device, just by thinking.

big company

Google's fourth-quarter advertising revenue fell short of expectations, falling more than 4% after hours

Google parent company Alphabet announced its fourth-quarter earnings after the bell on Tuesday. Although revenue and profits exceeded expectations, its main business, advertising revenue, fell short of expectations. As of press time, Google fell more than 5% after hours.

The financial report showed that Google's fourth-quarter revenue was US$86.31 billion, higher than analysts' expectations of US$85.36 billion. Fourth-quarter earnings per share were $1.64, compared with analysts' expectations of $1.59.

Google's advertising revenue in the fourth quarter was US$65.52 billion, less than analysts' expectations of US$65.8 billion, of which core search business revenue was US$48.02 billion, lower than analysts' expectations of US$48.15 billion.

Microsoft second-quarter revenue beats forecast

Microsoft's second-quarter revenue beat Wall Street expectations. The financial report showed that Microsoft's second-quarter revenue was US$62 billion, exceeding analysts' expectations of US$61.14 billion, including US$25.88 billion in intelligent cloud business revenue, which also exceeded the expected US$25.29 billion, but it still fell 1% after the market closed.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella disclosed in a conference call that artificial intelligence drove Azure revenue to grow by 6%, higher than the 3% rate in the third quarter of last year. There are more than 400 million paid cloud office commercial users, and interest in AI products will lead to customer Spend more on basic Microsoft services like storage and computing power.

In the second fiscal quarter, Microsoft completed its acquisition of Activision Blizzard, the largest deal in Microsoft's history. The company also announced the launch of a custom cloud chip and started selling Microsoft 365 Copilot for $30 per month.

Blizzard appoints new president official

On Monday local time, Blizzard Entertainment announced the appointment of "Call of Duty" general manager Johanna Faries as the new president of Blizzard Entertainment. Former Blizzard president Mike Ybarra announced his resignation through the X platform last week, and Blizzard also implemented a layoff plan.

Faries, whose appointment is effective February 5, joined Activision Blizzard in 2018 after working in the NFL for more than a decade.

In an email sent to all Blizzard employees yesterday, Faries said: "Activision, Blizzard and King are very different companies with different games, cultures and communities."

"Each game has a different gameplay experience, surrounding community, and necessary formula for success. I have discussed this with the Blizzard leadership team, and I will take it with me as we begin to explore pushing the game universe to greater heights. A sensitivity to these dynamics and a tremendous respect for Blizzard went into this character.”

Xiaomi responds to SU7 model policy price exposure

Recently, there is news that the insurance price of Xiaomi Motors' first model, SU7, has been exposed, and the insurance price of the high-end version is 361,400 yuan. Based on this, the market speculates that the final price of Xiaomi cars may be between 250,000 and 370,000.

Some bloggers also shared their opinions on this: "New cars need to be registered, and registration does not have strict requirements on price, so the price of this ticket has no reference value."

Wang Hua, general manager of the public relations department of Xiaomi Group, reposted the blogger's Weibo at noon yesterday and said, "You should have seen internal vehicles starting to be registered in the past few days. This is also to test all the processes of running through sales, delivery and service. Of course, buy insurance." It’s also a part of it.”

Lei Jun, chairman and CEO of Xiaomi Group, has repeatedly denied rumors of low prices, saying that Xiaomi cars can compete with the performance of traditional fuel-powered cars costing two to three million yuan, and the pricing will indeed be a bit expensive. The final price will be announced when Xiaomi cars officially launch their products. It will be announced at the meeting.

X Unblock Taylor Swift search

According to the Wall Street Journal, the X platform lifted its search ban on the well-known American singer Taylor Swift on Monday night local time.

Joe Benarroch, head of business operations at

Last week, Taylor Swift's AI deepfake "indecent photos" were widely circulated on the X platform, and X suspended the search for her.

ByteDance CEO Liang Rubo’s internal speech: mentioned “sense of crisis” many times

Yesterday afternoon, ByteDance held its 2024 annual all-member meeting. Company CEO Liang Rubo said that ByteDance’s key words in 2024 are “always start a business and escape the gravity of mediocrity.”

Liang Rubo mentioned the "sense of crisis" many times in his sharing and included "strengthening the sense of crisis" as an annual goal. He admitted that the biggest sense of crisis is the worry that Byte as an organization is becoming mediocre and unable to make new breakthroughs.

From 2019 to 2021, ByteDance expanded rapidly, with the number of employees increasing from more than 10,000 to more than 100,000. Liang Rubo said that many people have reported that Byte now has “all the ills of a big company.”

At the all-hands meeting, Liang Rubo talked about a number of organizational mediocrity trends he had observed, including inefficiency, slowness, and low standards. He mentioned that the semi-annual technology review at the company level did not start discussing GPT until 2023, and the large model startups that did better in the industry were all founded from 2018 to 2021.

New product

Meta releases open source large model Code Llama 70B

On January 29, local time, Meta released a new and improved version of its code generation model, Code Llama 70B. Meta said that this is "the largest and best-performing model version in the Code Llama family."

Code Llama 70B, like other previous family models, is available in three versions, all free for research and commercial use.

This updated model can be coded in a variety of programming languages ​​such as Python, C++, Java, and PHP based on natural language cues or existing code snippets. And it gets the job done faster, better, and more accurately than ever before.

In the HumanEval test, Code Llama-70B-Instruct achieved a pass@1 score of 67.8 points, beating GPT-4's 67 points.

iFlytek releases large model of Spark Voice

Yesterday, iFlytek held an upgrade conference for the iFlytek Spark Cognitive Large Model V3.5, and released iFlytek Spark V3.5, the first universal open large model based on nationalized computing platform training, which has great advantages in logical reasoning and language understanding. , text generation, math question answering, coding, multi-modality and other core capabilities have been significantly improved.

The Spark voice large model and the Spark open source large model "Spark Open Source – 13B" will also be released simultaneously.

According to the Securities Times, the Spark Speech Large Model is synthesized from multilingual speech. It has overall surpassed Whisper-large-v3 launched by OpenAI in the first batch of 37 mainstream languages, maintaining the international leading level of iFlytek's intelligent speech technology.

The Xinghuo Voice large model's super-anthropomorphic chorus MOS score reaches 4.5, with a degree of anthropomorphism exceeding 83%, maintaining its international leading level in intelligent voice technology.

new consumption

Huawei Year of the Dragon mobile phone case launched on official website

Yesterday, Huawei’s official website launched the Year of the Dragon themed mobile phone case, covering three models: Mate60 Pro, Mate60 Pro+, and Mate X5.

Among them, the Donglaiye Dragon series themed protective cases include Dragon Fugui, Dragon Meili, Dragon Fugui Qingsong Baofuo, Long Feifan 01, Long Feifan 02 and other styles, priced at 149 yuan.

The mobile phone cases with different colors and themes for the Year of the Dragon are available in styles such as Dragon Beauty, Dragon Fortune, and Dragon Extraordinary, and are priced at 168 yuan. In addition, there are mobile phone cases with flying dragon and sun patterns in different colors, in white and black, and priced at 168 yuan.

Nike officially launches cute pillow with Swoosh Logo

Nike officially launches cute pillow with Swoosh Logo shape. This pillow is made with an orange appearance and is stored in a special orange cardboard box designed like a shoe box.

It is understood that this product is an exclusive birthday gift for members, and the product is currently limited to Hong Kong. Interested buyers must hold a Nike membership card and spend a certain threshold to be eligible for purchase.

Hasbro seeks to sell well-known IP "Dungeons and Dragons" and has made preliminary contact with Tencent

According to Snow Leopard Finance, American toy company Hasbro is seeking to sell its well-known IP "Dungeons & Dragons", and Tencent is one of the potential buyers.

Negotiations are still in the early stages and the two sides have not yet agreed on the details of the transaction.

According to people familiar with the matter, the financial crisis Hasbro is facing is the main reason why it is considering selling DND, and Larian Studios invested by Tencent is the intermediary for this transaction.

"Baldur's Gate 3" developed by Larian Studio won the 2023 TGA Game of the Year Award and is considered one of the most successful DND adaptation games. Therefore, the studio is regarded as one of the potential target buyers by Hasbro. one. However, due to insufficient funds, Larian finally introduced the deal to shareholder Tencent.

good-looking

New "Supergirl" cast confirmed

Millie Alkirk is confirmed to star in DC's new "Supergirl". "Dragon House" platform platform Max shared a copy of Rhaenyra: "She was born to fly."

Her previous competitors included Meg Donnelly, Emilia Jones, Carly Spaeny, etc. Supergirl will first make a cameo appearance in a new DCU project before starring in her own solo movie, and a director is still being found.

"Heartbreak High" Season 2 Scheduled

The second season of Netflix's youth school drama "Heartbreak High" released stills and announced that it will be launched on April 11.

The show is a reboot of the Australian comedy series of the same name that aired from 1994 to 1999. The first season will air in 2022 and focuses on teenagers in a fictional high school.

"Galaxy Writer" officially announced to be released on March 30

The comedy movie "Galaxy Writer" is scheduled to be released on March 30. It won the Best Screenplay Award and the Jury Prize at the FIRST Youth Film Festival last year.

The film is directed by Li Kuo and Shan Dandan, written by Shan Dandan, Li Kuo, and Gao Qun, and stars the "Three Dogs" combination Song Muzi, He Wenjun, and Li Fei. It tells the story of two low-level screenwriters' daily life of heart-wrenching revisions.

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