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For the first time, four LPL teams advance to the quarterfinals

In 2021, Google will spend $26.3 billion to become the default search engine on multiple platforms

X launches new subscription plans, priced up to $16 per month

NIO launches wedding car customization service

Google to invest $2 billion in AI startup Anthropic

Sam Altman warns: AI is learning 'superhuman powers of persuasion'

Details of Apple’s three upcoming M3 chips exposed

Complete body image of iQOO 12 series mobile phone exposed

BYD's new car Song L will be released on October 31

Honor of Kings 8th Anniversary: ​​Official announcement of Liu Cixin’s collaboration, multiple new IP products unveiled

Heytea x "Barbie" collaboration will be released on 10.30

ASICS and Kiko Kostadinov release new joint series ASICS NOVALIS

"Now You See Me 3" continues to advance

'Friends' actor Matthew Perry, who played Chandler, dies

"The Wandering Earth 2" competes for Oscars

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"League of Legends" S13 Global Finals LPL All four teams entered the quarterfinals

In the final match of the Swiss round of the "League of Legends" S13 Global Finals, the LPL's BLG team and WBG team both defeated their opponents, marking that all four LPL teams entered the quarterfinals.

This is also the first time in the history of the "League of Legends" global finals that four LPL teams have entered the quarterfinals.

The 2023 Global Finals knockout draw results have been released:

  • GEN vs BLG/NRG vs WBG
  • JDG vs KT/LNG vs T1

In the knockout stage, the eight teams will continue to use a best-of-five (BO5) single-elimination elimination system to compete in the quarter-finals, semi-finals and finals until the global finals champion is determined.

In 2021, Google will spend $26.3 billion to become the default search engine on multiple platforms

According to multiple U.S. media reports, testimony in Google’s antitrust trial showed that Google paid $26.3 billion (approximately RMB 192.4 billion) to companies such as Apple, Samsung, and Firefox browser owner Mozilla in 2021 to become its The default search engine on your device and web browser.

The Justice Department wants a federal judge to consider such secret agreements illegal because they solidify Google's monopoly in web search and prevent rivals from competing fairly.

The figure was announced during a cross-examination by U.S. antitrust lawyers on Google search chief Prabhakar Raghavan.

The $26.3 billion figure does not represent payments to any one company, but Apple is likely to be the biggest recipient.

The New York Times recently reported that Google will pay Apple approximately $18 billion in 2021 to become the default search provider for the Safari browser on its devices.

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X launches new subscription plans, priced up to $16 per month

X launched its new $16-a-month Premium+ plan last Friday. Not only will the program provide the maximum boost to user responses, it will also remove ads from the For You and Following feeds and provide a complete suite of creator tools.

Premium+ builds on the services that come with the $8 Premium plan, including blue certification stamps, editing tweets, longer posts, longer video uploads, and more.

In addition to the Premium+ plan, X also offers a basic package of $3 per month. However, users who purchase this package will not receive the certification mark, and the page will not have fewer ads.

These two new subscription plans are currently only available for purchase on the web.

Since taking over last year, Musk has begun looking for ways to make the X platform profitable, even starting to let users in New Zealand and the Philippines pay $1 a year to access X.

Musk also added a series of new features to X, including live broadcasts, video and audio calls, and even plans to incorporate financial services.

NIO launches wedding car customization service, starting from 666 yuan for 4 hours

According to "Gasgoo" reports: NIO launched the "Exclusive Wedding Car, Pilot for Love" service, aiming to provide NIO users with exclusive "wedding car customization services."

It is reported that the wedding car fleet can choose from a variety of NIO models and have dedicated drivers to meet various immediate services. In addition, there is no limit on the mileage of the wedding car, and you can also refill the fuel for free. The currently launched wedding car packages include:

Package 1: Only NIO provides driving services and you bring your own vehicle

  • Charge standard: 100 yuan for the first hour, 50 yuan per hour thereafter
  • Overtime fee: 50 yuan/hour

Package 2: Provide vehicles + NIO driving services

  • Specific optional models: 2020 ES6, ES8, EC6
  • Charging standard: 4 hours (no limit on kilometers): 666 yuan/car
  • 8 hours (no limit on kilometers): 888 yuan/car
  • Overtime fee: 100 yuan/hour

Package Three: Provides ET5T Rainbow Fleet + NIO driving services.

  • Charging standard: 4 hours (no limit on kilometers): 666 yuan/car
  • 8 hours (no limit on kilometers): 888 yuan/car
  • Overtime fee: 100 yuan/hour

It is reported that the event will be from October 26th to December 31st, and the wedding car service will be available in Jinhua, Quzhou, Hangzhou, and Huzhou; if the car is outside the Jinhua-Quzhou area, return fees and empty driving fees will be charged as appropriate.

Google to invest $2 billion in OpenAI rival Anthropic

According to the Wall Street Journal, Google has pledged to invest up to $2 billion in OpenAI competitor and AI startup Anthropic.

According to reports, this is a further capital increase by Google based on its earlier investment in the company, fueling competition among AI startups trying to achieve the next big breakthrough in emerging technologies.

Google invested $500 million up front in Anthropic and agreed to add an additional $1.5 billion over time, people familiar with the matter said.

Last month, Amazon also pledged to invest up to $4 billion in Anthropic to compete with growing artificial intelligence cloud competitors.

It is reported that Anthropic was founded by Dario Amodei, the former vice president of research at OpenAI, and his sister Daniela Amodei. Its core product Claude 2 is a strong competitor of ChatGPT.

Claude 2 is capable of summarizing approximately 75,000 words of text, and users can input large data sets and ask them to be summarized in the form of memos, letters, or stories. In comparison, ChatGPT can handle approximately 3000 words.

 Sam Altman warns: AI is learning 'superhuman powers of persuasion'

Although humans may still be a long way from building general artificial intelligence (AGI) or AI that matches human cognitive functions, OpenAI CEO Sam Altman warned:

AI does not necessarily need to reach AGI-level intelligence to control our "fragile human minds."

Sam Altman recently said on X: "I expect that AI will be able to have superhuman persuasion before it has superhuman general intelligence, which may lead to some very strange results."

In fact, AI bots have already played a supporting role in some pretty disturbing incidents, according to Futurism. For example, in 2021 there was a 19-year-old human who was so obsessed with his AI companion that he was convinced by it to try to assassinate Queen Elizabeth on Christmas Day.

It’s not just public cases of abuse that we need to worry about. Technology is so deeply integrated into most people's daily lives that we have placed a great deal of trust in it, even without an emotional or romantic connection.

This may lead us to give the same trust to AI systems, a reality that may turn the hallucination of AI into a potentially more serious problem.

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Details of Apple’s new products to be released tomorrow are exposed

Bloomberg reporter Mark Gurman said that Apple will launch three new Mac chips – M3, M3 Pro and M3 Max, as well as a new MacBook Pro and updated iMac at tomorrow's conference.

According to reports, the M3 chip series will shift to more advanced 3nm production technology, and the speed and efficiency will be greatly improved, thereby bringing longer battery life to notebook computers.

The specifications of the three chips are as follows:

  • M3: 8 CPU cores (4 performance cores + 4 energy efficiency cores), 10 GPU cores.
  • M3 Pro: 12 CPU cores (6 performance cores + 6 energy efficiency cores) and 18 GPU cores. The high-end version of the M3 Pro is likely to come with 14 CPU cores and 20 GPU cores.
  • M3 Max: 16 CPU cores (12 performance cores + 4 energy efficiency cores) and 40 GPU cores. There is also a less powerful version that will come with 32 GPU cores.

Additionally, Gurman said the launch of the new iMac will help the device regain its prominence in Apple's product line.

Complete body image of iQOO 12 series mobile phone exposed

Recently, the complete body diagram of the iQOO 12 series mobile phones was exposed online. The picture shows the mobile phone in black and white colors. The lens module has three built-in cameras and adopts a rounded rectangular design, which is a bit like the design of a watch.

The back shell has a curved design, and the flash is located outside the lens module. The white body is printed with the iQOO LOGO and the iconic BMW M series blue, black, and red stripes.

According to previously disclosed official information, the iQOO 12 series mobile phones are equipped with e-sports chip Q1, the screen supports 144Hz refresh rate, and is equipped with the largest X-axis linear motor in iQOO history that is nearly 2 times larger, as well as top-level symmetrical dual speakers, with a large periscope telephoto lens. 30%.

The iQOO 12 series phones will be launched on November 7 at 7 pm.

BYD's new car Song L will be released on October 31

BYD Auto announced that Dynasty.com’s new car Song L will be released and pre-sale will begin at 19:00 on October 31.

The new car has been unveiled at the Shanghai Auto Show. It is built on the e-platform 3.0 and will be equipped with CTB battery body integration technology, intelligent electric four-wheel drive, Yunnan C system, etc.

As Dynasty's new B-class pure electric SUV, Song L adopts Dynasty.com's new generation "Pioneering Dragon Face Aesthetics" design language, and the interior is also simpler.

According to previous information from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, Song L offers single-motor and dual-motor versions. The maximum power of the front and rear motors of the four-wheel drive version is 150/230kW respectively, and the maximum power of the single-motor version is 230kW.

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Honor of Kings 8th Anniversary: ​​Official announcement of Liu Cixin’s collaboration, multiple new IP products unveiled

On October 28, at the "Honor of Kings 2023 Co-Creation Night" event, Honor of Kings released a series of IP derivative content, including derivative games, animations, etc.

The new heroes of Honor of Kings, Dolia and Hainuo, Amber Era parallel world series skins, Year of the Dragon limited skins, and Asian Games champion skins were officially announced that night. Among them, the "Amber Era" series of skins was created in collaboration between Honor of Kings and science fiction writer Liu Cixin.

The King of Glory hero fighting mobile game "Dawn of the Stars" also held a passionate fighting exhibition match on the co-creation night. At the same time, the new hero of "Dawn of the Stars" Atong made his debut.

At the co-creation night, the open-world RPG game "Glory of Kings World" under the Honor of Kings IP ecosystem also released a 6-minute live demonstration with the theme of "Add a little mischief to the battle."

In addition, it was announced at the event that the first 3D animated series of the Honor of Kings IP, "Honor of Kings: Chapter of Glory: Broken Moon", is planned to be launched in the spring of 2024.

"Honor of Kings" was launched in 2015 and is one of the most important cash cows of Tencent Games. According to Sensor Tower statistics, "Honor of Kings" has global revenue of US$198 million in 2023, and has topped the global mobile game best-selling list for eight consecutive months.

Heytea x "Barbie" collaboration will be released on 10.30

The Heytea x "Barbie" collaboration will be officially announced on October 30, when joint packages and co-branded peripherals will be launched.

According to information exposed by Xiaohongshu netizens, this joint package is priced at 33 yuan, and the joint peripherals include two hanging cards and a badge.

Heytea’s official Weibo and Xiaohongshu accounts have now changed their avatars to Barbie pink versions.

ASICS and Kiko Kostadinov release new joint series ASICS NOVALIS

The new series NOVALIS, a collaboration between ASICS and Bulgarian designer Kiko Kostadinov, will be officially released soon.

This series covers a variety of classic unisex shoes and apparel, with both fashionable appearance and practical performance, able to meet different occasions and needs.

Among them, the co-branded shoe GEL-TEREMOA is equipped with GEL cushioning technology, and the leather upper is decorated with a tiger claw pattern logo, which reveals a futuristic feel in its simplicity. ASICS TRUSSTIC technology helps achieve sole stability, and FF BLAST PLUS foam material not only provides excellent cushioning, but also adds more rebound to your stride.

The new joint shoe and apparel series ASICS NOVALIS will be officially launched on the ASICS official website and designated retail channels starting from November 3.

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"Now You See Me 3" continues to advance

Lionsgate will start selling overseas rights to the movie "Now You See Me 3" in the near future, and Michael Leslie ("Assassin's Creed" and "Macbeth") is writing a new script.

Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Morgan Freeman and others return to star, and Ruben Fleischer ("Uncharted", "Venom", "Zombieland") serves as the new director.

The first two parts of the series were released in 2013 and 2016 respectively. They tell the story of the "Four Horsemen" composed of four magicians who carry out theft through high-tech and gorgeous magic shows. The global box office has accumulated US$686 million.

'Friends' actor Matthew Perry, who played Chandler, dies

According to TMZ, actor Matthew Perry, who starred in the famous American sitcom "Friends", has passed away at the age of 54.

According to reports, Matthew Perry was found dead in his Los Angeles home on Saturday afternoon local time, suspected of drowning. Local law enforcement said no drugs were found at the scene and "no foul play is suspected."

Perry appeared in all ten seasons and 234 episodes of "Friends" and played the popular Chandler. His other works include "17 Again", "The Good Wife", "The West Wing" and "Beverly Over" wait.

"The Wandering Earth 2" competes for Oscars

According to THR: Mainland China has selected "The Wandering Earth 2" to compete for the "Best International Film" award at this year's Oscars.

The film is directed by Guo Fan and stars Wu Jing, Li Xuejian, Sha Yi, Ning Li, Wang Zhi, Zhu Yanmanzi, Andy Lau, etc. It focuses on the "Mountain Moving Plan" launched under the crisis to push the earth out of the solar system.

"The Wandering Earth 2" was released in mainland China during the Spring Festival this year, and simultaneously in North America and other places, taking in a mainland box office of 4.029 billion yuan and a global box office of US$598 million.

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