Morning Post | Apple may announce car data in the next few months / Starbucks launches straws made of coffee grounds / Coca-Cola responds to price increases

Morning report

  • Apple may announce car manufacturing data in the next 3-6 months
  • Starbucks launched the "Slag Pipe" today
  • Coca-Cola responds to price increases
  • Amazon promotes palm payment to Whole Foods
  • BEATS and PSYCHWORLD launch joint Beats Studio3 Wireless
  • The new Tamagotchi allows you to take photos with your electronic pet
  • Google Search Japan supports AR to display anime characters
  • Tesla once again responded to the rights protection incident
  • A variety of blockbuster models using Huawei's smart car parts will be launched this year
  • Sony builds new image sensor factory
  • Epic v. Apple is about to open in court
  • Telecom users are suspected of being shut down due to too many calls
  • The London Design Museum opened a "supermarket"
  • Procter & Gamble announces that products in the U.S. market will usher in price increases
  • LVMH, Prada and Richemont join forces to establish a blockchain alliance
  • Netizens hotly discuss: Parents violently forced their daughters to study and their guardianship was revoked
  • Cloud check-in on Thursday: "House of Mars" complex

Apple may announce car manufacturing data in the next 3-6 months

According to Sina Technology News, Wedbush analyst Dan Ives said that Apple is expected to disclose its highly confidential internal project "Project Titan" sometime in the next 3-6 months. That is, the company's self-driving car project.

Ives also reiterated in an interview with the media that Apple will not actually release a car for consumers until at least 2024. But before that, Apple needs to release some information about the vehicle in order to lay the foundation for Apple cars.

Starbucks launched the "Slag Pipe" today

According to the interface news, Starbucks will launch straws made of coffee grounds as raw materials in more than 850 stores in Shanghai from April 22, calling them "slag slag pipes", and plans to gradually cover stores across the country during the year.

According to Starbucks, the "dregs tube" is a biodegradable straw made of PLA (polylactic acid) and coffee grounds, which degrades by more than 90% within 4 months. The coffee grounds used in the straw are all extracted from Starbucks' own coffee and reused.

Prior to this, the chain coffee brand Manner also announced that it would start using straws made of coffee grounds in its first store on April 20.

Coca-Cola responds to price increases

Kuai Technology News. Recently, Coca-Cola's CEO stated that the company plans to increase product prices due to rising raw material costs. This topic has aroused heated discussion.

In response, COFCO Coca-Cola Beverages (Beijing) Co., Ltd. stated in an explanatory letter that the scope of the price adjustment is limited to the three can products of customers in the Beijing catering channel. It is the company’s marketing strategy for individual products in specific sales channels and does not involve Retail products for ordinary consumers.

However, Zhu Danpeng, a researcher in the food and beverage industry of the China Brand Research Institute, said that the catering channel is less sensitive to product prices, and Coca-Cola is able to better control the market feedback after the price increase by testing a small price increase from the catering channel. In other words, Coca-Cola may determine its price adjustment strategy in the retail market based on these feedbacks in the future.

Latest epidemic figures

Domestic (excluding Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan) : On April 21, 31 provinces (autonomous regions, municipalities) and the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps reported 6 newly confirmed cases, all of which were imported cases (2 in Guangdong, 1 in Tianjin, and 1 in Shanghai) Cases, 1 in Hubei and 1 in Yunnan); no new deaths; 2 new suspected cases, all imported cases (all in Shanghai).

Overseas : As of 7:00 on April 22, a total of 144.23 million confirmed cases overseas, a total of 3.06 million deaths, and a total of 110.96 million cured cases.

Amazon promotes palm payment to Whole Foods

According to Gizmodo news, Amazon announced that it will extend its palm-based biometric payment method "Amazon One" to Whole Foods. Now a Whole Foods store in Seattle has been equipped with related payment tools, and will be extended to another seven Whole Foods supermarkets in the future.

Users who have completed Amazon One payment registration and binding can complete the payment by simply swiping their hands across the relevant device during checkout. Earlier, Amazon had stated that it hoped to sell this payment solution to other merchants.

BEATS teamed up with PSYCHWORLD to launch the joint Beats Studio3 Wireless

Beats teamed up with Los Angeles street brand Psychworld to launch the joint Beats Studio3 Wireless headset, priced at 2,789 yuan. On the evening of April 21, it will start accepting lottery bookings on the WeChat applet of the Beats limited-time store.

The collaboration model uses a fluorescent green color scheme, and uses a digital camouflage pattern and printed Psychworld logo on the headband.

Tamagotchi Pix has a built-in camera, now you can take photos with your electronic pet

The Verge news, Bandai announced the launch of Tamagotchi Pix, priced at 59.99 US dollars (about 392 yuan).

This product has a built-in camera that allows users to take photos with their electronic pets. The pictures taken by Tamagotchi Pix will be stored on the local device. Users can view photos of themselves and their pets from the device’s information stream. The device cannot connect to Wi-Fi, but can share pictures with other Pix users through the "Tama Code".

Google Search Japan supports AR to display anime characters

According to cnBeta, you can access Google Search in Japan and search for keywords related to certain cartoon characters to get AR scene support. Users can view AR through "View in 3D".

Currently, Google Search supports a total of 14 AR characters, including Hello Kitty, Ultraman, Gundam, Pac-Man, and so on.

Tesla once again responded to the rights protection incident: willing to provide original vehicle data

Last night, Tesla once again responded to the rights protection incident and issued an announcement stating that it had "proactively contacted the Zhengzhou Municipal Market Supervision Administration and reported the relevant situation" and expressed its willingness to "provide the original vehicle data half an hour before the incident to a third-party appraisal agency. Or the government-designated technology regulatory authority or the consumer himself.”

Huawei Wang Jun: A variety of blockbuster models using Huawei's smart car parts will be launched this year

According to 36kr news, Wang Jun, President of Huawei Smart Car Solutions BU, said that this year there will be a number of blockbuster models using Huawei's smart car parts on the market, officially opening a new journey for large-scale commercial use of Huawei's smart car solutions.

Sony builds new image sensor factory

According to "China Business News" news, Sony Semiconductor Solutions announced that it will start operating a new wafer production line from April 2021 and will mainly mass-produce CMOS image sensors. In the future, they will also expand the production facilities of the new factory in accordance with market trends and continue to provide high-performance CMOS image sensors for use in the ever-evolving smartphone camera market.

According to statistics, of the global image sensor market sales share in 2020, Sony Group accounted for 45.1%, a year-on-year decrease of 3.4%; Samsung Electronics accounted for 19.9%, an increase of 1.8% year-on-year.

The Epic v. Apple case is about to start, and both parties send executives to participate

According to Sina Technology News, Epic Games took Apple to court in the name of antitrust, and the lawsuit will begin soon. At that time, Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney and Apple App Store director Phil Schiller will participate in the interrogation. The interrogation will begin in Oakland, California on May 3 and will last for several weeks. Video recording is not allowed at the scene.

Telecom users are suspected of being shut down due to too many calls

According to Kuai Technology News, Mr. Xia, a Chinese telecom user, said that his mobile phone number was shut down by the telecom company twice within a month.

Mr. Xia stated that he received SMS notifications on March 27 and April 21 stating that “the number under his name has abnormal use behavior (blindly calling for marketing, making harassing calls, sending spam messages, etc.), The number of the company has adopted two-way suspension of communication services" and asked him to sign a letter of commitment at the business hall to resume the phone.

Mr. Xia works in the media, so there is a lot of demand for calls, about 30 or 40 calls a day. After the consultation, the customer service said that it has not yet clarified how many calls will be down every day, nor has it established a relevant whitelist. However, if you are shut down three times in a row, you may not be able to resume the machine. To prevent this from happening, it is recommended that Mr. Xia call less.

The London Design Museum opened a "supermarket" to bring art back to "commodity"

According to "Wallpaper", the UK officially re-allowed non-essential shops to resume operations on April 12, but museums will have to wait until May 14 to resume operations. In order to bring art back to citizens’ lives as soon as possible, the Design Museum in London transformed the surrounding shops into a pop-up "supermarket", which indeed sells daily necessities such as canned red kidney beans, toilet paper, cleaners, and masks, but they are at the same time. It is also a medium for the presentation of young artists' works.

The museum invited ten young artists to create creations for these daily necessities, so when consumers buy daily necessities in this "supermarket", they can also see different works of art at the same time. Although these products are limited to 1200 pieces, their pricing is the same as usual in supermarkets:

Creativity is a necessity, and we hope that people can buy art at the price of daily necessities.

Procter & Gamble announces that products in the U.S. market will usher in price increases

In the interface news, Procter & Gamble announced that starting from September this year, due to the increase in raw material costs, the US market's baby products, feminine care products and adult diapers will usher in price increases.

Procter & Gamble said that different products have different price increases, and some commodity prices have increased by 5%-9%. In order to maintain consumer loyalty, Procter & Gamble plans to introduce new product features while increasing prices, so that consumers feel "value for money."

LVMH, Prada and Richemont join forces to establish a blockchain alliance

LVMH Group, which owns brands such as Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior and Givenchy, announced the establishment of a blockchain system in 2019 to track and authenticate its products. Now, they have joined hands with Prada and Richemont Group (Cartier's parent company) to formally establish the Aura Blockchain Consortium.

It is reported that through this system, consumers will be able to trace the source of the purchased product components, the environmental impact it produces, its ownership certificate, maintenance instructions and warranty certificates and other information.

Parents violently forced their daughter to study, and custody was revoked

Recently, Yang used a hot shovel to scald the child's hands and face twice because his daughter failed to complete the "lifting work" she assigned. Yang puts a lot of effort into the children's learning, but his overwhelming education methods make the children overwhelmed. The child’s grandmother’s application for change of custody was supported by the court. After mediation by the court, the child’s parents should bear the education and support expenses.

Netizen: "You can become a qualified parent if you don't know how to have children!" "Is this a crime that can be excused by expecting a daughter to become a phoenix? Is this a crime of abuse?" "Like the brave grandmother who understands the law, fortunately she sees In such a situation, I didn't think about'family ugliness'.'

"House of Mars" Complex @ Hwaseong·Korea

The pronunciation of "Hwaseong" in Korean is similar to "Mars", so the architects called this complex building the "House of Mars". The owner also wanted to adopt a unique design, so this unconventional building was created.

The first floor of the building is a rentable commercial space, so it is designed to be rectangular and relatively open; the second floor contains two apartments for rent, and the larger apartment uses multiple sliding doors inside, which has greater flexibility and transparency ; The third floor is for the owner’s own use, with the most free layout, reminiscent of the bizarre universe.

Each floor of the building has a unique geometric shape, reminiscent of a certain illusory situation in motion. The volumes in the building are stacked and connected like 3D puzzles, and the inclined floor creates an experience atmosphere of different gravity.

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