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Apple launches spatial audio and video format

Microsoft CEO Nadella: OpenAI’s key technologies depend on Microsoft

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US reinstates Apple Watch sales ban

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Google plans to lay off hundreds of people in ad sales team

ByteDance accelerates relocation of TikTok employees overseas

QQ Music Response TV will be paid separately

Sam Altman: Human-level AI is coming

Samsung Galaxy S24 series officially released

NIO previews 2024 models

DJI releases professional-sounding wireless microphone DJI Mic 2

Heytea x "Flowers" "Zhizhen Teahouse" is about to open

Uniqlo sues SHEIN for plagiarizing "dumpling bag" design

Hartcopy x adidas BW Army joint shoes are coming soon

"Red Right Hand" releases official trailer

"Aquaman 2" will be released on digital platforms on January 23

"Visitors" released trailer

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Apple launches spatial audio and video format

Recently, Apple announced that it will provide a series of groundbreaking entertainment experiences on Apple Vision Pro starting on Friday, February 2.

Apple said, "Users can turn any space into a personal theater, enjoy more than 150 3D movies, and experience the future of entertainment through Apple Immersive Video (spatial audio and video format)."

Apple Immersive Video is a new entertainment format pioneered by Apple. It uses 180-degree 3D 8K recordings captured with Spatial Audio technology to bring users into the center of a place, moment or story.

After the release of Apple Vision Pro, users can watch selected immersive movies and TV series on the Apple TV app without additional payment.

“Apple Vision Pro is the ultimate entertainment device,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “Customers can turn any place into the best seat in their home, enjoy personal concerts and adventures with Apple Immersive Video, and interact with the likes of Encounter Dinosaurs. Interact with lifelike prehistoric creatures and even land on the lunar surface using Environments.

The Vision Pro will be released in the United States on February 2, with pre-orders opening this Friday (January 19). Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo recently said that Apple may launch Vision Pro in markets outside the United States before WWDC 2024.

Microsoft CEO Nadella: OpenAI’s key technologies depend on Microsoft

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said on Tuesday local time that he did not want to increase scrutiny of OpenAI as European and British regulators consider investigations into the close ties between Microsoft and OpenAI, Bloomberg reported. control.

"We just want good stability," Nadella said in an interview at the World Economic Forum in Davos. "No matter what organizational structure OpenAI has been and is in, whether it is a limited profit, a non-profit organization, or other forms, We're all invested and partnered. So I feel good about it and any structure is fine with me."

Microsoft was given a non-voting observer role on the OpenAI board after Altman's return, but Nadella said Microsoft is not pursuing a board seat.

As the biggest supporter of OpenAI, Microsoft has completely transformed its entire product line around the basic technology of ChatGPT. Nadella calls ChatGPT "the first AI product that all of us can relate to."

However, Nadella said that Microsoft is not entirely dependent on OpenAI. He pointed out that OpenAI relies on key technology parts provided by Microsoft when creating its products. At the same time, Microsoft is also independently researching and developing its own AI projects.

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US reinstates Apple Watch sales ban

On Wednesday local time, Bloomberg reported that the U.S. Department of Justice plans to file an antitrust lawsuit against Apple as early as March, citing people familiar with the matter.

Antitrust enforcers accuse Apple of setting software and hardware restrictions on its iPhones and iPads to hinder effective competition by rivals. Lawyers from the Justice Department and Apple have held three meetings about potential litigation, people familiar with the matter said.

The Justice Department hopes to file charges in the first quarter of this year, though that could be delayed because the department's top antitrust officials have not yet approved the indictments.

On the same day, a court document showed that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit rejected Apple’s motion to suspend the Apple Watch sales ban during the appeal. The sales ban will be reinstated tomorrow, and Apple will no longer be able to sell the Apple Watch with blood oxygen function.

According to a recent report by Bloomberg reporter Mark Gurman, Apple is preparing a software update to adjust the algorithm of the blood oxygen application in an attempt to avoid Masimo's patented technology. It's unclear whether this effort will succeed, and the legal battle between Apple and Masimo may be far from over.

Google plans to lay off hundreds of people in ad sales team

Google is laying off hundreds of employees from its ad sales team, Business Insider reports.

Google Chief Commercial Officer Philipp Schindler told employees in a memo on Tuesday local time that the layoffs were due to changes in the way Google's sales team operates.

According to previous reports, current and former employees said that as more and more large customers no longer require as many resources from Google, Google is transferring more employees from the large account sales team (LCS) to serve more mid-level customers. Google Customer Solutions (GCS).

In addition, Google is also trying to automate more processes through products such as Performance Max.

"Each year we go through a rigorous process to fine-tune our team structure to best serve our advertisers," Google spokesman Chris Pappas said.

"We allocate customers to the appropriate specialist teams and sales channels to meet their service needs. Therefore, as part of this process, hundreds of positions will be eliminated globally and affected employees can apply to join other teams open positions within or elsewhere at Google.”

ByteDance accelerates relocation of TikTok employees overseas

According to Jiemian News, since November last year, TikTok employees working in front-end and back-end development, data, algorithms and other positions in China have successively received notices of transferring to work overseas. Work locations include Singapore, Australia, Canada and the United States.

A TikTok employee said that if he accepts the job transfer, he will receive a salary package that is about double that in China and a two-year rental subsidy. If he does not accept the job transfer, he will not be forced to resign. However, the number of jobs in TikTok's business in China has been significantly reduced.

A large proportion of employees in some departments of TikTok have voluntarily transferred to work overseas, and some employees are unwilling to transfer due to personal or family factors.

People familiar with the matter believe that this move is part of TikTok’s normal operations for global compliance operations. At present, compliance has become the primary issue faced by companies going overseas. If the products are not compliant, the company's growth and revenue will be impossible.

QQ Music Response TV will be paid separately

According to The Paper, QQ Music TV recently issued a notice to users that the QQ Music TV membership function has been upgraded from luxury green diamond to independent TV membership. In order to protect the rights and interests of users, the original luxury green diamond members can continue to enjoy the rights to play member songs for free on TV before July 1, 2024.

This also means that QQ Music TV members will pay separately, and the original rights will cease on July 1. A person familiar with the matter said that TV membership is still in the small-scale grayscale test stage and will gradually become popular in the future.

It is understood that the QQ Music Android TV version has been recently upgraded to version 8.0.1.14, adding TV mini-members. In terms of price, QQ Music TV membership is priced at 18 yuan/month for a continuous monthly subscription for a limited time, 50 yuan/month for a continuous quarterly subscription, and 360 yuan for 12 months (180 yuan immediate discount, 180 yuan paid).

In this regard, QQ Music’s manual customer service stated that there are indeed relevant adjustments, but it is not convenient to disclose the specific reasons for this payment mechanism adjustment.

 Sam Altman: Human-level AI is coming

Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI, said that human-level artificial intelligence is coming, but its impact on the world will not be as big as we think.

Altman said that people are always worried that artificial intelligence will one day become very powerful and will greatly reshape and subvert the world. In fact, this worry is unnecessary.

He said in a conversation at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland: "It (AI) will bring much smaller changes to the world than we imagined, and it will bring much smaller changes to work than we imagined. many".

Altman specifically mentioned artificial general intelligence (AGI). He said general artificial intelligence could be developed "in the fairly near future."

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Samsung Galaxy S24 series officially released

Samsung officially released the Galaxy S24 series of mobile phones today. The price of the first-mover phone in China has been announced, starting from 5,999 yuan, and will be delivered starting from January 26.

Samsung said that through Galaxy AI, the new generation of Samsung Galaxy S series will redefine the way mobile devices empower users.

The first is the communication function. The native call application of the Samsung Galaxy S24 series has built-in real-time translation of calls, providing real-time two-way voice and text translation without the need for third-party applications; in text messages and other applications, the writing assistant can assist users in making appropriate communication choices. language style.

In terms of online search, the Samsung Galaxy S24 series is the first to circle and search. Users only need to press and hold the Home button, then circle, highlight, draw or tap any picture, video or text on the Samsung Galaxy S24 screen. Get accurate and high-quality search results instantly.

The Samsung Galaxy S24 series is equipped with ultra-visual imaging. The quad telephoto system of Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra is equipped with a new 5x optical zoom lens, combined with a 50-megapixel adaptive pixel sensor, which can achieve zoom performance from 2x, 3x, 5x to 10x optical quality. In addition, enhanced digital zoom ensures that images remain clear and sharp even when magnified 100 times.

The super visual night shooting function of the Samsung Galaxy S24 series has also been upgraded. Even at the telephoto end, it can capture wonderful night photos and videos. After the photo is taken, Galaxy AI editing tools can perform edits such as clearing, recomposing, and re-recording the photo.

NIO previews 2024 models

Yesterday, NIO officially issued a notice previewing the 2024 models.

NIO said: "In 2023, NIO's eight models have won the favor of more than 160,000 users, ranking first in the high-end pure electric market with a share of more than 300,000 yuan, and user satisfaction has repeatedly reached new highs."

Later this month, the new version of NIO’s Banyan system will receive more than 40 functional upgrades, and the performance and experience of intelligent chassis, intelligent cockpit, active safety, and all-area assisted driving will be further improved.

NIO said that in 2024, it will further upgrade the intelligent hardware configuration of existing models, and new models will be delivered one after another in early March.

DJI releases professional-sounding wireless microphone DJI Mic 2

Yesterday, DJI officially released a new generation of professional-sounding wireless microphone DJI Mic 2. The official price of DJI Mic 2 (two transmitters and one receiver, including charging box) is 2,499 yuan, and the official price of DJI Mic 2 (one transmitter and one receiver) is 1,499 yuan. The transmitter is available in Transparent Black and Pearl White colors.

According to reports, DJI Mic 2 supports omnidirectional radio, focuses on optimizing the hearing of human voices, and is suitable for multi-voice radio scenarios such as daily vlog recording and character interviews.

The new intelligent noise reduction function can effectively reduce environmental noise, and can be used with a windproof fleece to effectively reduce wind noise. The stereo recording mode can record two sound sources at the same time, and the audio from the two transmitters can be recorded in separate tracks or combined into one track, making multi-sound source recording and post-production more convenient.

In terms of use, the DJI Mic 2 transmitter supports Bluetooth direct connection to a variety of devices. Without the need for a receiver, the transmitter can be directly connected to the DJI pocket gimbal camera Osmo Pocket 3 or DJI action camera Osmo Action 4 via Bluetooth. In addition, it also supports Bluetooth direct connection to mobile phones and links with three-party video shooting software for recording and sound collection.

new consumption

Heytea x "Flowers" "Zhizhen Teahouse" is about to open

On January 16, @hitea co-signed "Flowers" to announce "The latest news on Huanghe Road: HiTea·Zhizhen Tea House is about to open."

Heytea stated that the new co-branded products will be released simultaneously in all stores across the country, and the launch time has not yet been disclosed.

Uniqlo sues SHEIN for plagiarizing "dumpling bag" design

Recently, UNIQLO parent company Fast Retailing Co., Ltd. announced on its official website that UNIQLO had filed a lawsuit with the Tokyo District Court on December 28, 2023 against three entities of the retail brand SHEIN, including SHEIN Japan, and requested SHEIN to immediately stop selling these products. "Counterfeit" and compensate for losses.

The announcement stated that the company determined that the shape of the counterfeit goods sold by SHEIN was very similar to its own product "dumpling buns". "SHEIN's sale of counterfeit products seriously damages customers' confidence in UNIQLO and the quality of its products."

Hartcopy x adidas BW Army joint shoes are coming soon

Recently, Hartcopy x adidas BW Army joint shoes were released in advance.

This collaboration is based on the adidas BW Army, which reimagines the German Army training shoes of the 1970s. It uses an all-white knurled leather upper with asymmetrical red stitching on the top eyelet of the right shoe and near the toe of the left shoe. Finishing off the design is a Gum rubber sole that provides long-lasting underfoot traction.

It is reported that the Hartcopy x adidas BW Army joint model is expected to be released this year and will be sold on the Hartcopy website and adidas selected retail stores and websites.

good-looking

"Red Right Hand" releases official trailer


The official trailer for the action thriller "The Right Hand" starring Orlando Bloom and Andie MacDowell has been released.

The film follows Cash, a man trying to live an honest and quiet life caring for his niece Savannah in Odin County, Appalachia. When the town's ruler, the sadistic Queen Big Cat, forces him to return to serve her, Cash realizes that he will do anything to protect his only family and the town – even kill people. As the journey becomes more difficult, Cash becomes trapped in a nightmare that blurs the lines between good and evil.

Directed by Ian Nelms & Ashim Nelms, written by Jonathan Easley, it will be released in North America on February 23.

"Aquaman 2" will be released on digital platforms on January 23

"Aquaman 2" will be released on digital platforms on January 23 and will be exclusive to theaters for about a month.

The film began its global release on December 20 last year and currently has a total box office of 375.1 million US dollars, including 109.6 million US dollars in North America and 415 million yuan in mainland China. The production cost was reported to be approximately US$205 million.

"Visitors" released trailer


Netflix's new film "The Visitor" starring Adam Sandler, Carey Mulligan, and Paul Dano has released an official trailer. It will have its world premiere at the Berlin Film Festival and be released online on March 1.

The film is based on the science fiction novel by Jaroslav Kalfar. It tells the story of an astronaut who is sent to the edge of the galaxy to collect mysterious ancient dust. He soon realizes that his life on Earth is in pieces. In order to repair his crumbling marriage with his wife, he turns to the only person who can help him. The thing he's reviving – the creature that's been lurking in his cabin since the beginning.

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