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  • Apple announces discontinuation of iPod touch
  • Li Xiang, CEO of Lixiang Auto: Future product portfolio is similar to iPhone
  • Bill Gates says positive for coronavirus
  • Intel 12th Gen HX Mobile Processors Announced
  • Bose Announces Home Entertainment Speaker 850
  • Kengo Kuma creates a one-room hot spring hotel
  • "NOWWA Coffee" launches "bottle coffee" for camping
  • Tesla's Shanghai factory is suspected to be suspended again due to supply chain problems, the official response
  • Apple relies more on Chinese engineers to complete the hardware manufacturing process
  • Switch cumulative sales of 107.65 million units
  • McDonald's and KFC are eyeing the "night snack" scene
  • L'Oreal and Ultraman launch joint series
  • Virtual artist operating company "Nice Future" completes seed round of financing

Apple announces discontinuation of iPod touch

Apple issued an announcement announcing that it would discontinue the iPod touch while stocks last.

Greg Joswiak, Apple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing, said:

Today, the spirit of the iPod lives on. We've built an unparalleled music experience into all of our products, including iPhone, Apple Watch, HomePod mini, Mac, iPad, and more.

On October 23, 2001, Apple released its first iPod, which it said could pack "up to 1,000 CD-quality songs in a pocketable, ultra-portable 6.5-ounce design," priced at $199. (Apple official website & Pinwan)

Li Xiang, CEO of Lixiang Auto: Future product portfolio is similar to iPhone

In the earnings conference call, Li Xiang, CEO of Lixiang Auto, introduced Lixiang’s product strategy in more detail for the first time.

He said that Li Auto's product portfolio is similar to the iPhone, and will launch an explosive product in the price range of 200,000 to 500,000 yuan, covering two technical routes of extended range and pure electricity. He also revealed that Li Auto will launch its first 200,000-300,000 yuan medium-sized product next year. (The Paper)

Bill Gates says positive for coronavirus

Today, Bill Gates tweeted on Twitter that he has tested positive for the new coronavirus and is experiencing mild symptoms and quarantine as recommended by experts until he recovers.

Intel 12th Gen HX Mobile Processors Announced

Intel announces the new 12th generation Intel Core HX processor family.

The 7 new products are on par with the desktop side in the highest core specification of the HX processor family, which is also a combination of 8 performance cores + 8 energy efficiency cores (24 threads). Take the i9-12950HX with the highest configuration as an example, it is equipped with 16 cores and 24 threads, the performance core turbo boost can reach up to 5.0GHz, and it has a built-in 30MB cache.

The biggest highlight of the HX series processors is the use of packaging technology comparable to the desktop side, which enables the HX series processors to use more I/O interfaces such as PCIe 5.0 with higher bandwidth to handle more demanding workloads.

Bose Announces Home Entertainment Speaker 850

Yesterday, Bose announced the new Bose Home Entertainment Speakers 850.

Designed with rounded corners and a metal grille, the 850 features tight seams, clean lines, and a polished, impact-resistant tempered glass finish for TVs 50 inches and above.

The 850 features built-in speaker arrays, Dipole transducers, and Low-profile transducers. Leveraging Bose Spatial Acoustics, the speakers enhance Dolby Atmos. If you encounter non-Dolby Atmos content, Bose's spatial acoustics technology can also improve the overall stereo effect, creating a stronger "realism".

In terms of price, the new Bose Home Entertainment Speaker 850 is priced at RMB 9,999 and will be available from May 15.

Kengo Kuma creates a one-room hot spring hotel

Kusatsu Onsen is a famous hot spring resort in Gunma Prefecture, Japan. The design office of the famous Japanese architect Kengo Kuma designed a Japanese-style hot spring hotel called "Kusatsu Kimuraya" here.

On the exterior, the design team combined the Asama stone characteristic of the local hot springs with soft, sinuous geometric forms, making the building echo the gentle steam rising from the hot springs.

A huge curved window opens in the restaurant on the first floor, breaking the sluggishness of the pure black block. There is only one guest room on the second floor, and the three-dimensional texture of the bathroom wall of the guest room also echoes the details of the outdoor pavement of the hot spring town.

Kengo Kuma's team's use of local materials and geometric shapes gives this hot spring hotel a special rhythm, concentrating the rich historical texture of Kusatsu Town in a small building. (Architecture News)

"NOWWA Coffee" launches "bottle coffee" for camping

"NOWWA NOWA COFFEE" and Austrian outdoor brand "NORTHLAND" have launched "bottle coffee" which is convenient to taste while camping outdoors.

Although it is said to be a "wine bottle", the new products "Light Milk Latte" and "Raw Coconut Latte" are both alcohol-free.

The wine bottle packaging is designed with a leak-proof sprinkle buckle, which is convenient to carry in outdoor activities such as camping.

At present, the new product has been sold in offline stores, with a single store limited to 80 bottles. At the same time, the brand co-branded camping experience store is also open for a limited time in Chengdu from May 9th to 22nd.

Tesla's Shanghai factory is suspected to be suspended again due to supply chain problems, the official response

Reuters quoted two people familiar with the matter as saying that Tesla's Shanghai Gigafactory stopped production again yesterday due to supply chain problems.

Prior to this, Tesla's Shanghai plant was closed for 22 days due to the local epidemic, and then partially resumed work on April 19.

People familiar with the matter said it was unclear when Tesla’s supply chain problems would be resolved, and the timing of resumption of production was also temporarily unknown. Tesla still faces a big test.

In this regard, Tesla China said: "At present, we have not received a notice about the suspension of production at the Shanghai plant." (Financial Network)

Apple relies more on Chinese engineers to complete the hardware manufacturing process

Affected by the new crown epidemic, Apple is adjusting the way it cooperates with foundries. Apple is now relying more on Chinese engineers as travel restrictions prevent most Americans from getting around.

The local Chinese engineers were initially only responsible for performing operations and reporting problems to American engineers, but they have gradually gained more authority to solve problems on their own, the sources said.

The reliance on remote work tools and local teams is likely to continue for longer as COVID-19 containment measures continue to impact Apple foundry operations. (Sina Technology)

Switch cumulative sales of 107.65 million units

According to Nintendo’s financial report, as of the end of March 2022, the sales of the Nintendo Switch series exceeded 107.65 million units, and the sales of games were 822.18 million.

In terms of games, the top three sales are: 1. "Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Edition" (45.33 million); 2. "Assemble! Animal Crossing" (38.64 million); 3. "Super Smash Bros. Special Edition" (28.17 million). (NS News Flash)

McDonald's and KFC are eyeing the "night snack" scene

▲ Picture from: [email protected]小红书

Recently, McDonald's and Douyin jointly launched the "Mai Mai Night Market" series, which includes new products such as "Mai Mai Ye Xiaobao", "Brained Chicken Rack" and "Ecstasy Half Chicken".

Since May 11, McDonald's Chinese restaurants and online ordering channels will open the "night market mode" on time at 17:00.

▲ Picture from: Jade [email protected]小红书

Previously, KFC has also launched three new products: "Barbecue Flavored Fragrant Chicken Skewers", "Secret Fragrant Fried Chicken Rack" and "Sauce Fragrant Q-Bomb Squid Skewers" since May 6 to join the new "Soul Supper" menu, 20 per night. : Delivery is available after 00:00.

McDonald's and KFC's "night snack market" make you want to add an extra meal in the evening?

L'Oreal and Ultraman launch joint series

On May 10, the joint gift box of L'Oreal Men and "Ultraman" went on sale. The set includes products such as Jinneng Revitalizing Lotion, RuiNeng Anti-Wrinkle Firming Cream, and Water-Energy Amino Acid Skin Care Set. Buyers will also have the opportunity to receive co-branded peripherals such as blind boxes, flash cards, and paper hundred scenes, as well as the opportunity to win prizes such as keyboards and figures.

In recent years, men's consumption in the field of beauty and skin care has grown rapidly. The Quest Mobile report shows that traditional beauty brands such as Estee Lauder and L'Oreal are currently receiving more attention from consumers of male care products. At the same time, domestic products such as Liran and Blue Line are also showing their potential.

Virtual artist operating company "Nice Future" completes seed round of financing

Recently, “Nice Future”, which focuses on the development of virtual artist IP, has completed tens of millions of seed round financing.

Founded in 2021, "Nice Future" is a new interactive entertainment company specializing in the creation and operation of virtual artist IPs. It has launched a virtual male artist group "Quantum Boys".

The company is invested by Lehua Entertainment. In the future, it plans to rely on Lehua Entertainment's rich artist operation resources and focus on virtual artist group IP to diversify and develop pan-two-dimensional industry operations. (New consumption Daily)

Peak x Classmate He = ?

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Without talking about technology or parameters, Peak is trying to redefine the "sports" lifestyle this time.

( Tencent Video )

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