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Apple in talks to bring Gemini to iPhone

NVIDIA releases new AI GPU Blackwell

Huawei’s foldable screen share may surpass Samsung’s in the first quarter

Bilibili releases 2024 incentive plan

Musk's Grok large model is officially open source

Sony discontinues production of PlayStation VR2, possibly due to poor sales

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Hema CEO retires, CFO will serve concurrently

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Kai-Fu Lee: Will not invest in apps that simply add AI

Apple’s 2024 iPad Air/Pro tablets are expected to be released on March 26

Honor spring flagship new product launch conference

Qualcomm launches third-generation Snapdragon 8s mobile platform

Folding iPhone, iPhone SE4, Apple AR glasses exposure schedule

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Dark Side of the Moon AI Kimi launches 2 million words lossless contextual beta test

Oriental Selection denies that the products it sells use illegal tuna meat

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Apple in talks to bring Gemini to iPhone

Mark Gurman reports that Apple is negotiating to introduce Gemini, Google's large generative AI model, to the iPhone.

According to people familiar with the matter, the two companies are actively negotiating to allow Apple to license Gemini to power some new features of this year's iPhone software. Apple has also been in discussions with OpenAI to consider adopting its model.

Gurman also reported that Apple has been testing its own large language model, code-named Ajax, since early last year, and some employees are also testing a chatbot called Apple GPT. But according to people familiar with the matter, Apple's technology is not as good as Google or other competitors.

A few days ago, Apple's research team released a multi-modal model called "MM1", which has the capabilities of context learning, image recognition and certain continuous reasoning.

Bloomberg also reported a few days ago that Apple acquired AI startup DarwinAI at the beginning of this year.

NVIDIA releases new AI GPU Blackwell

Early this morning, NVIDIA held the GTC 2024 conference.

At the conference, Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang introduced the new GPU Blackwell B200 and "super chip" GB200.

According to reports, the new B200 GPU is composed of 208 billion transistors, and the GB200 contains two B200 GPUs and a Grace CPU.

On the GPT-3 large language model benchmark with 175 billion parameters, GB200 performs 7 times better than its predecessor H100 and trains 4 times faster than H100.

In terms of cost and energy consumption, Nvidia said that GB200 is 25 times lower than H100.

Huang Renxun said that Blackwell GPU will cooperate with the most dynamic companies in the world and will realize "the promise of AI for every industry."

It is reported that Dell, Google, Meta, Microsoft, Microsoft, xAI and other companies plan to adopt Blackwell.

At the conference, NVIDIA also announced that its Omniverse cloud service can be connected to Vision Pro, and launched the GR00T universal humanoid robot model project.

big company

Huawei’s foldable screen share may surpass Samsung’s in the first quarter

According to the DSCC foldable/rollable display shipments and technology report, foldable smartphone shipments increased by 33% year-on-year in the fourth quarter of 2023. A total of 23 foldable mobile phone models were shipped in the fourth quarter. Among the top ten sales models, Samsung accounted for 4 models, Honor and OPPO each accounted for 2 models, and Huawei and Xiaomi each accounted for 1 model.

DSCC Based on the strong performance of Mate X5 and Pocket 2 models, as well as Samsung's lack of new products, Huawei is expected to surpass Samsung in foldable mobile phone market share for the first time in the first and second quarters of 2024.

Bilibili releases 2024 incentive plan

On March 18, Bilibili officially released the 2024 incentive plan.

This year's incentive plan, on the premise of encouraging high-quality original content, will focus on UP owners who currently have no monetization ability.

Station B stated that it hopes that more ordinary people with ideas and talents can use the incentive plan to survive the initial stage and achieve personal growth as UP owners.

The specific rules of the 2024 Incentive Plan are as follows:

  • Focus on UP owners who currently have no liquidity;
  • Video basic incentives will set a monthly income limit;
  • Added new diversified monthly activity incentives.

The 2024 Incentive Plan will officially take effect on April 1, 2024.

Musk's Grok large model is officially open source

Elon Musk's AI start-up xAI announced that its large language model Grok-1 is officially open source. Grok-1 is a 314 billion parameter hybrid expert model.

xAI's press release stated that they are releasing the basic model weights and network architecture of Grok-1, which will be released under the Apache 2.0 license.

xAI also stated that the model was trained in October last year and has not been fine-tuned "for any specific applications, such as dialogue" since then.

Sony discontinues production of PlayStation VR2, possibly due to poor sales

According to people familiar with the matter, Sony Group has suspended production of PlayStation VR2 headset equipment and is currently clearing the backlog of unsold equipment.

According to IDC data, PSVR 2 sales have gradually slowed down since its launch in February 2023, leading to inventory backlog. According to reports, Sony has produced more than 2 million PSVR2 units, but sales figures have not met expectations.

Some analysts pointed out that the high price and limited content of VR hardware are the main obstacles to the expansion of VR hardware. Sony said in February that it was testing PSVR2's ability to access PC games.

Hema CEO retires, CFO will serve concurrently

Alibaba issued an internal letter yesterday stating that Hema CEO Hou Yi will retire, and the position of Hema CEO will be concurrently held by Hema CFO Yan Xiaolei. Hou Yi will serve as Hema’s chief honorary advisor in the future.

According to reports, Hou Yi joined Alibaba in 2015, and in the same year he incubated the new retail business "Hema" internally and became one of the founders of the business.

According to reports, Yan Xiaolei, the CFO who took over, was born in the 1980s. Some insiders speculate that his appointment is related to Hema starting to "cut costs" in 2022 and placing more emphasis on financial profitability and pursuing capital value maximization.

Kai-Fu Lee: Will not invest in apps that simply add AI

Yesterday, Sinovation Ventures Chairman Kai-fu Lee delivered a keynote speech titled "AI 2.0: Platform Transformation in Progress."

Kai-Fu Lee discussed the transformation of AI 2.0, saying that the intelligence level of excellent large models is "two or three times that of humans" and will bring about platform-level changes, including powerful underlying technologies, developer tools and APIs, and will eventually lead to a A completely new application ecosystem.

Kai-Fu Lee believes that in the AI ​​era, those that can create the greatest value, have the most users, and reach 100 million users at the fastest will be native AI Apps. A real AI App should be an App that cannot work, establish, or exist without the large model.

He also said that if a mobile Internet App just wants to add a large model for "enhancement", he will not invest in it, because this approach is "something everyone should do."

New product

Apple’s 2024 iPad Air/Pro tablets are expected to be released on March 26

Some netizens discovered that there are multiple third-party tablet protective cases for the 2024 iPad Pro/Air on Amazon.

These protective cases are marked "will be available on March 26th". It is reported that third-party manufacturers usually gain more market through mass distribution of tablets when they are released, so the relevant shelf date is expected to correspond to the product release date.

Honor spring flagship new product launch conference

Last night, Honor held its spring flagship conference and released new products such as the Honor Magic6 Ultimate Edition, the Honor Magic6 RSR Porsche Design mobile phone, and the MagicBook Pro 16 laptop.

The new notebook product Honor MagicBook Pro 16 is divided into independent graphics version and integrated graphics version, with prices starting from 6199 and 8999 respectively. The integrated graphics version is equipped with Intel Core Ultra 5 processor, while the independent graphics version is equipped with up to Ultra 7 processor and is equipped with NVIDIA RTX 4060 graphics card. Honor MagicBook Pro 16 is specially equipped with Magic Live smart engine platform-level AI, and uses OS Turbo 3.0 to reconstruct user performance and battery life experience.

Honor Magic6 Ultimate Edition is equipped with Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 processor, equipped with a new "SLR-level super dynamic eagle eye camera" imaging system and scratch-resistant and drop-resistant "Honor Diamond Rhino Glass" and other configurations, available in Ink Black, Sky Purple There are two colors, starting from 6999 yuan.

Honor Magic6 RSR's Porsche-designed back cover and metal middle frame design draw on the "front vertical shape aesthetics" of the Porsche Taycan. The rear camera module is inspired by Porsche's hexagonal structure and is available in two colors: iceberry pink and agate gray. The configuration is similar to the Honor Magic6 Ultimate Edition. The price is 9999 yuan.

Both mobile phones use BOE Screen's flexible OLED low-power solution, starting from core screen technologies such as stacking structure, light efficiency, and transmittance, and adopting a combination of innovative technologies such as new light-emitting devices, new generation LTPO, and screen focusing. , enabling comprehensive upgrades in screen performance and battery life.

Qualcomm launches third-generation Snapdragon 8s mobile platform

Yesterday, Qualcomm held a new product launch conference and launched the third-generation Snapdragon 8s, a new flagship platform.

It is reported that the platform has terminal-side generative AI functions and will support most mainstream AI models.

In terms of performance, it will inherit the same CPU architecture as the third-generation Snapdragon 8 flagship platform, including a super core clocked at 3.0GHz, 4 performance cores clocked at up to 2.8GHz, and 3 efficiency cores clocked at 2.0GHz Kernel.

Xiaomi officially announced that Xiaomi Civi 4 Pro will be equipped with the third-generation Snapdragon 8s mobile platform for the first time in the world.

Folding iPhone, iPhone SE4, Apple AR glasses exposure schedule

@Tech_Reve, a whistleblower who has exposed Apple equipment information many times, published an Apple equipment schedule purportedly from "Samsung Securities" on the social platform X.

According to this schedule, iPhone SE 4 will be released in 2025, equipped with a 6.1-inch screen; foldable screen iPhone and OLED 14/16-inch MacBook will be released in 2026, and AR glasses will be released in 2027.

Previously, Apple executives revealed to the media that Apple’s first foldable screen iPhone will be released in 2026.

Dark Side of the Moon AI Kimi launches 2 million words lossless contextual beta test

Domestic AI startup Dark Side of the Moon announced that its smart assistant product Kimi has made another breakthrough in long context window technology, increasing the lossless context length by an order of magnitude to 2 million words.

Kimi, which supports 2 million word contexts, launched internal testing yesterday. Users can apply for internal testing qualifications on the Kimi web version.

The Dark Side of the Moon team revealed that in order to achieve better long-window lossless compression performance, its R&D and technical teams have carried out native redesign and development from model pre-training to alignment and inference, without using "sliding windows" or " Technical shortcuts such as "downsampling" have overcome many underlying technical difficulties.

new consumption

Starbucks launches new green coffee products at Strawberry Music Festival

At the first Strawberry Music Festival in 2024, Starbucks debuted its new "Ready-to-Drink Green Coffee" series.

Starbucks has specially created a "Powder Power" station to be stationed on site, bringing an immersive Starbucks "Penfen Green Coffee" experience. There will be new product tastings, photo interactions, peripheral draws and other activities on site. There is also a limited number of "conspicuous bag" peripheral items available.

According to reports, this new product uses the original extract of unroasted Arabica coffee beans, and extracts the essence of the green coffee beans with water. Each cup contains mild caffeine. And add real juice.

Oriental Selection denies using illegal tuna meat

In response to the issue of inferior quality braised pork with pickled vegetables exposed by CCTV "315", Oriental Selection, which once sold the product in a live broadcast room, issued a statement saying that both its sellers and manufacturers stated that the relevant "Yu Huiyuan Braised Pork with Pickled Pickles" was sold online. The product does not use slotted meat in violation of regulations and promises to provide relevant certification materials as soon as possible.

Three Sheep Network, which also sells "Yu Huiyuan Meicai Braised Pork", also issued a statement, saying that it contacted the manufacturer and seller as soon as possible, and both stated that "the online products do not use trough meat in violation of regulations" and promised Relevant supporting materials will be provided as soon as possible. Three Sheep "315" launched consumer registration and advance advance refund work that night.

Reebok will launch "Hunter" joint series

Sports shoe brand Reebok has teamed up with the creative team of the Japanese comic "Hunter x Hunter" to launch a series of sports shoes and clothing products.

It is reported that each of the co-branded shoes corresponds to a different character in "Hunter": "Reebok Instapump Fury" is inspired by Hisoka; "Reebok LX2200" is inspired by Gon; "Reebok Club C" is inspired by Killua; "Reebok "Beatnik" comes from President Nitro; "Reebok Nano X3 Adventure" is inspired by the entire Hunter Association.

It is reported that the Reebok x "Hunter" joint series, including hoodies and T-shirts, will be launched on the Reebok official website on March 22.

good-looking

Justine Trier attended the Chinese premiere of "The Fall"

The movie "The Fall" officially announced on Weibo that director Justine Trier will come to China to attend the premiere of the film.

"The Fall" won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival and the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. The film will be released in mainland theaters on March 29.

Bob Dylan biopic starring Timothée Chalamet revealed by Reuters

Filming of the Bob Dylan biopic "Unknown" starring actor Timothée Chalamet has begun in New York. The look of Dylan played by Timothy Reuters was also recently exposed.

The film focuses on the 1965 Newport Folk Festival. The young Dylan's playing of electric guitar caused differences between his fans and the music industry, but it also set him on the path to success. A musical path of great significance. Bob Dylan himself will serve as executive producer.

"The Myth of Love" director's new work starts filming

It is reported that the movie "Good Stuff" written and directed by "The Myth of Love" director Shao Yihui started shooting in Shanghai yesterday.

This film is a parallel chapter of the movie "The Myth of Love", starring actors Song Jia, Zhong Chuxi, and Zhang Yu, with Zhao Youting special appearance, and Ren Bin and Zeng Mumei starring.

Summary of the registered story: Single mother Wang Tiemei lost her job and moved, and met Xiaoye, a neighbor girl. Xiaoye is sunny on the outside but depressed on the inside, and the two become close friends. As for the men surrounding Wang Tiemei: her ex-husband keeps causing trouble, and her daughter's drummer teacher seems to be full of new possibilities. Facing the intruder in love and life, two women from a foreign land are thinking and growing.

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