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  • Apple Car expected to launch in 2026
  • Expert: Omicron virulence close to flu
  • Honor denies backdoor listing
  • Adobe Stock gallery accepts AI-generated images
  • Goldman Sachs plans to invest in cryptocurrency companies
  • Consumers Sue Apple Over AirTag Tracking
  • Mi 10/Pro series will support MIUI 14 upgrade
  • Suspected Meizu 20 appeared on Geekbench
  • Google also wants to join the folding screen camp
  • Apple Music introduces karaoke feature
  • MSCHF New Work: Leaderboard ATM
  • Nike to release signature shoes for Morant, Booker
  • New Xbox first-party games get $10 more
  • DC "The Flash" will be released on June 16
  • Bong Joon-ho's new movie "Mickey No. 17" released the leading trailer
  • Time magazine's top 10 movies and TV shows of 2022

Apple Car is expected to launch in 2026, and the price may be less than $100,000

According to technology reporter Mark Gurman, Apple's Apple Car may be launched in 2026, when the price is expected to drop below $100,000 (approximately RMB 699,600), thereby attracting more customers.

Apple's original plan to design a car that might look similar to Canoo's Lifestyle Vehicle, perhaps without a steering wheel or pedals, and allow passengers to chat face-to-face, has since been axed.

The Apple Car is expected to have a more traditional design and won't be able to drive fully autonomously, though it will still be able to use an Autopilot mode on the highway.

In terms of pricing, the original plan was to price it at more than $120,000, but Apple is now planning to lower the price, possibly because the self-driving features of the original car were not perfect enough. If all goes well, Apple is expected to complete the design of the Apple Car by 2023, start testing in 2025, and launch it in 2026.

If the base Apple Car is priced around $100,000, it will compete with Tesla's high-end Model S.

Source: Macrumors

Experts of the State Council's joint defense and joint control mechanism: Omicron's virulence is significantly weakened, very close to influenza

Recently, the topic of weakened pathogenicity of Omicron mutant strains has received widespread attention.

Tong Zhaohui, director of the Beijing Institute of Respiratory Diseases, said that compared with the global influenza epidemic in 2009, the current rate of pneumonia or severe or critical illness caused by the Omicron variant is relatively low:

"Now, from our perspective as clinicians, compared with the flu at that time, Omicron now has a lower rate of pneumonia or severe or critical illness than flu."

Regarding the performance of severe cases, Li Yimin, chief physician of the Department of Critical Care Medicine of Guangzhou Institute of Respiratory Health, said: "The proportion of really severe patients is not many, and the manifestations of these severe patients are mainly due to the aggravation of underlying diseases."

Zhang Zhongde, director of the Guangdong Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, also said that the symptoms of Omicron infection "mainly include fever, headache, sore throat, and dry cough," which "look very similar to flu symptoms."

Source: CCTV News

Glory: The rumors of backdoor listing are not true

Recently, Glory completed a round of strategic financing. This round of financing added 6 new shareholders, including There are rumors in the capital market that Honor will go public through a backdoor.

In this regard, on December 6, Honor responded, saying: "The rumors about Honor's backdoor listing are not true. Honor has always adhered to the principle of open and transparent development, and will continue to diversify its shareholding structure. Currently Honor is focusing on product innovation to better serve global consumers. By."

Source: Securities Times

Musk's brain-computer interface company faces federal investigation over alleged animal cruelty

Neuralink, Musk's brain-computer interface company, is under federal investigation for alleged violations of the Animal Welfare Act, according to people familiar with the matter.

Neuralink's internal employees said that the lack of preparation of experimental personnel, employees being forced to repeat failed experiments, and many avoidable mistakes in experimental projects have caused unnecessary suffering and death of animals.

According to foreign media statistics, since 2018, Neuralink has killed a total of about 1,500 animals, including more than 280 sheep, pigs and monkeys.

Although the total number of animal deaths does not necessarily mean that Neuralink violated the experimental standards, some current and former Neuralink employees said that because of Musk's pressure to speed up the research, the number of animal deaths was greater than the number required for the plan. many.

Last week, Musk announced at Neuralink's headquarters that it plans to begin human trials within six months, pending regulatory approval.

Source: Foreign Media & Wall Street News

Adobe Stock will accept images generated by AI

According to AXIOS, the Adobe Stock library recently stated that it will accept images generated by artificial intelligence such as DALL-E and Stable Diffusion.

Sarah Casillas, its senior director, said in a blog post: "Adobe Stock contributors are using AI tools and techniques to enrich their portfolios…Adobe will accept works of art produced using this process, provided they are credited. was generated using AI."

Platforms such as Getty Images currently prohibit images generated using AI due to copyright risks. In this regard, Adobe stated: "When faced with copyright claims, we will protect buyers and bear any losses."

Source: AXIOS & CnBeta & ITdaily

After FTX Bankruptcy, Goldman Sachs Plans to Spend Tens of Millions of Dollars Buying or Investing in Crypto Firms

According to foreign media reports, after the bankruptcy of FTX hit the encryption industry, Goldman Sachs plans to spend tens of millions of dollars to buy or invest in encryption companies.

Mathew McDermott, head of digital assets at Goldman Sachs, said that the bankruptcy of FTX has made the market need more trustworthy and more regulated cryptocurrency players, and big banks see an opportunity to take over the business.

Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon previously stated in an interview with CNBC that since the dramatic bankruptcy of FTX, although he believes that cryptocurrencies are "highly speculative", as the infrastructure of the encryption industry becomes more formalized, he has seen the "underlying technology". "It actually has huge potential.

Source: Foreign Media & Financial Associated Press

Consumers Sue Apple Over AirTag Tracking

According to foreign media, two women have sued Apple recently because AirTag was used by stalkers.

One of them said in the lawsuit that the stalker tracked the child by stuffing AirTags in her backpack and terrorized the victim. The document also mentions two AirTag-related murders, in which the killers used AirTag as a tracking tool.

When Apple launched AirTag, it specifically mentioned the "stalkerproof" (anti-harassment) function: once the AirTag is found within a range of 30 feet (9 meters), the iPhone and MacBook devices will sound a beep.

However, this time the plaintiff believes that: "Although Apple has installed security measures in AirTag, they are far from enough."

Source: foreign media

 Does scent marketing really work?

Brands are trying to make "fragrance" part of the brand system, but it may be self-defeating.

The iconic "white tea" flavor in the lobby of the Westin Hotel, IKEA's meatball-scented scented candles, garbage bags with different scents, and even an OVR device that hopes to let you smell the metaverse, all kinds of old and new brands are trying to use the so-called " Full sensory marketing strategy" to attract more customers.

However, in fact, this kind of scent marketing assumes that consumers have an environment that is not affected by other senses of smell, just like the cars in car advertisements are running on the streets without people. Instead of explicit visual cues, brands' "scent signatures" are likely to blend in with their real-world surroundings.

A study by the Bordeaux School of Management also showed that excessive scent marketing may have similar effects as the abuse of "promotions" and "discounts", making consumers suspicious of brands.

At the same time, scent marketing may also bring public health problems. According to a 2020 study, 57.8 percent of people with asthma and 75.8 percent of people with autism said they were affected by scents, causing migraines, asthma attacks, nausea and more.

There are more serious environmental problems. For example, air samples collected in New York City in 2018 showed that about half of the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in the air came from scented personal care products, not from car exhaust.

Therefore, when brands use "smell marketing", it is best to consider whether these chemicals sprayed in the air will really bring benefits to consumers.

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Old models can also be used, Mi 10 / Pro series will support upgrading MIUI 14

Xiaomi officially warmed up MIUI 14 recently, saying that the system will launch the "Razor Project" to create an ultra-pure system with "minimum firmware, minimum memory usage, and minimum non-uninstallable applications".

In terms of model adaptation, it is expected that in addition to the Mi 12S series, Mi 12 series, and Mi 11 series, Zhang Guoquan, director of Xiaomi’s system software department, also said that the Mi 10 series will also be upgraded to MIUI 14, but it will be “slightly later”.

Source: IT Home

OnePlus 11 mobile phone rendering exposure, will use a new camera module

According to Onleaks, OnePlus 11 renderings have been exposed recently and are expected to be released in the first quarter of next year.

According to the exposure picture, the OnePlus 11 series adopts a rear three-camera solution and has two colors of matcha green and black. The image module will have a circular design, housing three lenses and an LED flash.

According to previous reports, OnePlus 11 is expected to be equipped with a 6.7-inch QHD+ AMOLED display and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip.

Source: Pinwan

Suspected Meizu 20 appeared on Geekbench, equipped with the second-generation Snapdragon 8

According to the firmware data information found by foreign media pricebaba and promoter @Paras Guglani, the upcoming Meizu phones with models M381Q and M391Q will be named “Meizu 20” and “Meizu 20 Pro” respectively.

This series of mobile phones recently appeared on the Geekbench running score platform. The running scores show that this new Meizu machine has a single-core score of 1409, a multi-core score of 4199, a super-large core frequency of 3.19GHz, and an Android 13 operating system.

The Meizu 20 series is the first product jointly created by Xingji Times and Meizu Technology, and is expected to be officially released in the first quarter of next year.

Source: Digital Tail

Google is also joining the folding screen camp, Pixel Fold running points, renderings leaked

The Google Pixel Fold folding screen phone has also appeared on Geekbench recently.

Geekbench running scores show that the Google Pixel Fold folding screen phone has a single-core score of 1047 and a multi-core score of 3257. It runs Android 13 and is equipped with 12GB of memory, which is the same as the Tensor G2 chip in terms of CPU specifications.

Previously, frontpagetech also exclusively exposed the rendering of the Google Pixel Fold folding screen. Like the Huawei Mate X2, the Google Pixel Fold folding screen has a full-screen design with no digging holes on the inner screen, and a digging hole on the outer screen.

Source: Digital Tail

Apple Music introduces karaoke feature

Apple has announced that it will launch a new feature called "Apple Music Sing" later this month.

This new feature allows users to sing along with the song. It can adjust the size of the singer's voice in real time, and the lyrics are displayed synchronously in real time. It supports functions such as background sound and singing backup, similar to karaoke.

Apple Music Sing will be available to Apple Music subscribers worldwide later this month on iPhone, iPad and the new Apple TV 4K.

Source: Macrumors

MSCHF New Work: Wealth Rank ATM

The creative group MSCHF recently placed an ATM that ranks users' bank card balances at the Art Basel Art Exhibition in Miami.

When the user inserts the bank card, the display interface of this ATM will display the balance in the card and show its ranking among all users in history.

Daniel Greenberg, co-founder of MSCHF, said: "The leaderboard of this ATM encapsulates people's desire to show off their wealth. From the beginning of conception, we secretly decided to set it in a place like Art Basel in Miami, because there are a lot of rental Lamborghinis and People who wear Rolex watches."

Ultimately, the ATM was sold for $75,000.

Source: Hypebeast

Nike to release signature shoes for Morant, Booker next fall

Yesterday, Nike confirmed that it will officially terminate the partnership with Nets star Irving. Paul George, who has officially returned recently, also replaced his signature shoes with Zoom Kobe IV.

On the other hand, according to ESPN reporter Nick DePaula, Nike has confirmed that it will launch personal signature shoes for Morant and Booker of the Grizzlies and Suns next year, which are expected to be available in the fall of next year.

Among them, Booker renewed his long-term contract with Nike as early as July this year, which will last until 2029.

Source: Nowre

Microsoft announces a $10 price increase for new Xbox Series X/S first-party games such as Starry Sky

Microsoft confirmed that it will increase the pricing of its new first-party Xbox games starting next month, but the new work will still join the XGP subscription service for the first time.

Starting in 2023, new Xbox Game Studios titles like Starfield, Bloodfall and the Forza series will be $69.99, up from their usual $59.99.

Manufacturers such as Sony announced the era of $70 games as early as two years ago, while Take-Two, Activision, EA and Square Enix have all announced price increases, and Ubisoft also stated that its follow-up works will be the $70 standard.

Source: IT Home

DC's "The Flash" will be released on June 16, and it will be released on the same day as "Crazy Elemental City"

The DC superhero movie "The Flash" announced that the North American schedule will be advanced from June 23, 2023 to June 16, and will be released on the same day as Pixar's "Crazy Elemental City".

The film is adapted from the comic "Flashpoint" (Flashpoint), telling the story of "The Flash" Barry Allen saving the world.

The film version of The Flash is played by Ezra Miller and directed by Andy Muschietti.

Bong Joon-ho's new movie "Mickey 17" released the first trailer, starring Robert Pattinson

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The new sci-fi film "Mickey 17" directed by Bong Joon-ho and starring Robert Pattinson released a teaser trailer.

The film tells the story of "Mickey 7", a sacrificial "consumable", specially hired to do high-risk tasks, and will be reborn as a clone after death. But after being presumed dead en route to the frozen land of Niflheim, he returns to the mission base only to find a new clone, Mickey 8, taking his place, and Mickey 7 decides to fight back.

The film will be released in North America on March 29, 2024.

Source: Mtime

"Time" magazine selected the top ten movies and TV shows of 2022, "The House of Dreams" and "Better Call Saul" topped the list

The awards season is approaching, and major foreign media have selected the best of the year. The "Top Ten Movies of 2022" selected by "Time" magazine has also been released recently.

Top ten films of the year:

1. "House of Dreams" 2. "After Sun Holiday" 3. "The End of the World" 4. "Elvis Presley" 5. "It's Happening"

6. "Tal" 7. "Donkey Bray" 8. "The Hole" 9. "Review Day" 10. "Beauty and Bloodshed"

Top Ten Dramas of the Year:

1. "Better Call Saul" 2. "Rehearsal" 3. "Life Slicing" 4. "Dogs on the Reservation" 5. "Inevitable Pain"

6. "Better Things" 7. "Atlanta" Season 4 8. "Derry Girls" 9. "Love Core" 10. "Rap Girls"

American supermarket giant Kroger made a Christmas movie "The Magical Cookbook" this year. Unlike other brands of Christmas celebrations, this is a sad animation that expresses a unique nostalgic mood. (advertising door)

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