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Inventor of iPhone multi-touch screen retires from Apple

Railway 12306 APP revised, new discount information added

Musk reveals new progress in Tesla's affordable electric cars

Meta and Microsoft say they will buy AMD's latest AI chips

NIO responded to the expansion of layoffs: false news and no further layoff plans

Kuaishou launches largest organizational structure adjustment of the year

Will new technologies cause unemployment? Google CEO: Proper deployment can create new jobs, but failure to adopt it may lead to increased unemployment

Apple will make a major upgrade to the iPhone 16 microphone

The first batch of official versions of Xiaomi ThePaper OS are starting to be pushed out one after another

Meta launches independent AI image generator

Realme GT5 Pro officially released, first sale starts at 3,298 yuan

McDonald's will introduce AI to provide fresher food

CASETiFY x "Naruto" new joint series officially released

District Vision x New Balance Collaboration Shoes Released

Taylor Swift Named Time Magazine's 2023 Person of the Year

"Escape" releases new stills

"Onmyoji 0" releases new poster

Heavy

Inventor of iPhone multi-touch screen retires from Apple

According to Bloomberg, veteran Apple executive Steve Hotelling, who has been responsible for the development of many key features for many years, is retiring from Apple.

While at Apple, he was responsible for the development of a number of key technologies, including the development of multi-touch screens for the original iPhone and iPad, as well as the critically acclaimed Touch ID and Face ID.

Among other things, Hotelling oversees the company's camera engineering team and is involved in developing custom sensors. On the other hand, Hotelling is also leading depth-sensing technology for augmented reality and working on haptic feedback and the components behind ProMotion high-frame-rate displays.

Upon his retirement, his responsibilities will be distributed among the direct reports of Johny Srouji, Senior Vice President of Hardware Technologies.

Railway 12306 APP revised, new discount information added

According to the Economic Observer Network, the ticket purchase page of Railway 12306 app has been revised recently.

Compared with the previous page, the new version allows you to directly purchase seat levels on the query page when querying high-speed rail and high-speed train train information, and also displays discount information.

At present, many railways adopt a discount and floating strategy. Based on the published fares, the actual fares fluctuate.

big company

Musk reveals new progress in Tesla's affordable electric cars

According to Business Insider, Musk recently said in an interview with automobile manufacturing expert Sandy Munro that the development of electric vehicles worth US$25,000 (currently approximately RMB 179,000) has made significant progress.

Musk said the new car is currently planned to be produced at Tesla's Texas Gigafactory, and will then be expanded to the Mexican factory.

In addition, according to late Auto reports, Tesla plans to restart the construction of the third phase of the Shanghai automobile factory that was suspended in the middle of last year. The future production focus may be on affordable electric models.

Shanghai is Tesla's most efficient production center in the world. It takes 76 seconds for Tesla's Texas factory to roll off a car, and it only takes 37 seconds for the Shanghai factory.

Meta and Microsoft say they will buy AMD's latest AI chips

On Wednesday local time, Meta, OpenAI and Microsoft said at AMD's investor event that they will use AMD's latest AI chip Instinct MI300X.

Graphics processing units (GPUs) are critical to creating and deploying artificial intelligence programs like OpenAI's ChatGPT. Many technology companies are looking for alternatives to expensive Nvidia GPUs to reduce costs.

On the same day, AMD launched its AI chip Instinct MI300 series products at the Advancing AI event held in San Jose, California, USA, including new products such as MI300A and MI300X, as well as supporting software and services.

According to reports, its AI GPU accelerator Instinct MI300X consists of 8 MI300X and can provide up to 1.5TB of HBM3 memory capacity.

Compared with NVIDIA's H100 HGX, the Instinct MI300X accelerator's throughput and latency performance are significantly higher when running large language model inference, and it is also better in various AI and HPC projects.

According to reports, if AMD’s latest high-end chips are enough to meet the needs of technology companies and cloud service providers to build and serve AI models when they start shipping early next year, it could lower the cost of developing AI models and have a positive impact on Nvidia’s soaring AI Growth in chip sales poses competitive pressure.

AMD did not disclose pricing for the MI300X on Wednesday, but AMD CEO Lisa Su said AMD chips would have to cost less to buy and run than Nvidia's chips to convince customers to buy it.

NIO responded to the expansion of layoffs: false news and no further layoff plans

According to Jiemian News, in response to the news that NIO will expand the proportion of layoffs, NIO responded that the company has no further layoff plans and will continue to make "dynamic adjustments" in the markets in which it operates.

Earlier yesterday, Bloomberg reported that NIO would further lay off employees in order to reduce costs and improve efficiency.

According to the report, sources revealed that some departments have been asked to prepare layoff lists, which may expand the original layoff ratio within the unit to 20% to 30%.

People familiar with the matter said any cuts would mainly target non-core businesses, or those that require significant investment and do not generate quick returns. Other more core businesses, such as sales, are still hiring.

Kuaishou launches largest organizational structure adjustment of the year

According to Jiemian News, Kuaishou released an internal email announcing a new round of organizational adjustments.

This organizational adjustment involves multiple business lines such as the main website, e-commerce, commercialization, and community science. It is the largest organizational structure adjustment this year.

Among them, the local consumer business department under the commercialization department was adjusted to the main website offline, and was renamed the Recruitment Real Estate Business Department, responsible for quick recruitment and real estate-related businesses. The main website product department was cancelled, and the main website established an incubation product department offline, responsible for Kuaiying, Independent app products such as Yitian Camera and Huisen.

 Will new technologies cause unemployment? Google CEO: Proper deployment can create new jobs, but failure to adopt it may lead to increased unemployment

On the eve of the release of the Gemini large model, Google CEO Sundar Pichai accepted an exclusive interview with MIT Technology Review magazine. He talked about the coming era of artificial intelligence.

Regarding the impact of new technologies on the job market, Sundar Pichai said, "The development of technology will not stop because of the decision of a certain company." For example, Google has never provided a facial recognition API, but other companies have also developed this technology.

If companies don't adopt these new technologies, it could impact their economic strength and could lead to the loss of more jobs, Pichai said.

He believes that “the right answer should be to deploy technology responsibly and make progress, and consider how to mitigate its possible negative impacts. This will create new job opportunities, free people from repetitive tasks, and more Express yourself creatively”.

Regarding the development of artificial intelligence, Pichai said that he is a technological optimist. "In general, I believe that humans can use technology to benefit society. Artificial intelligence does have two sides, but we need to move forward boldly and promote the development of technology."

At the same time, he said, "Society also needs to develop a corresponding framework to deal with possible problems, such as deep fakes, job displacement, etc. This will be one of the biggest problems we need to work hard to solve in the next ten years."

New product

Ming-Chi Kuo: Apple will make a major upgrade to the iPhone 16 microphone to improve Siri’s AI experience

Tianfeng International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said Apple plans to make a major upgrade to the iPhone 16 microphone to improve the new artificial intelligence-enhanced Siri experience.

Ming-Chi Kuo pointed out in his latest report that Apple reorganized the Siri team in the third quarter of this year with the goal of integrating AIGC functions and large language models (LLM).

Voice input will become a key interface for AI/AIGC/LLM on mobile devices, so strengthening Siri's software and hardware functions and specifications is the key to promoting AIGC.

He said that the microphones of all iPhone 16 models will receive major upgrades. The main purpose is to bring better signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), which can significantly improve the Siri user experience. In addition, the new microphone will also have better waterproof performance.

Ming-Chi Kuo believes that this shows that Apple expects to integrate more AI/AIGC functions into Siri as one of the main selling points of the iPhone 16.

The first batch of official versions of Xiaomi ThePaper OS are starting to be pushed out one after another

At the Xiaomi ThePaper OS experience communication meeting held last night, Xiaomi officially announced the latest release plan of ThePaper OS.

A number of models, including Xiaomi 13 and Redmi K60, will gradually update Xiaomi ThePaper OS starting yesterday.

Jin Fan, vice president of the mobile phone department of Xiaomi Group, said that Xiaomi ThePaper OS has undergone a large number of functional reconstructions and new aesthetic designs, and has been well received by a large number of media and users after its release.

Xiaomi ThePaper OS technical white paper was also officially released yesterday, detailing the core technology of Xiaomi ThePaper OS, including the technical architecture and key technology introduction of each subsystem.​

Meta launches independent AI image generator

Meta launches a new, independent AI image generator – Imagine with Meta, which allows users to create images through natural language descriptions.

Imagine with Meta is powered by Meta's existing Emu image generation model to create high-resolution images based on text prompts. It's currently free for US users and generates four images per prompt.

Meta's image generation model has previously faced controversy over racially biased image stickers. To address such issues, Meta said it will begin adding invisible watermarks to images generated by Imagine with Meta. These watermarks will be generated by artificial intelligence models and detectable by corresponding models to increase content transparency.

Realme GT5 Pro officially released, first sale starts at 3,298 yuan

At the realme new product launch conference yesterday afternoon, the realme GT5 Pro was officially released. The new machine is equipped with the third-generation Snapdragon 8 and Super Light Periscope Telephoto. The price starts at 3,399 yuan, and the first sale starts at 3,298 yuan.

The Realme GT5 Pro is available in three colors. The "Red Rock" and "Haoyue" colors are made of high-end technological nano-skin, which has exceeded 500,000 wear-resistant tests and are skin-friendly and more wear-resistant; the "Starry Night" color scheme uses Star Flash AG glass. Craftsmanship.

In terms of performance, the Realme GT5 Pro is equipped with the third-generation Snapdragon 8 processor and uses a 3VC iceberg cooling system with an area of ​​12,000mm² and 6 times the equivalent thermal conductivity. In addition, Geek Performance Panel 2.0 was launched, enabling GPU+CPU dual scheduling for the first time.

For gaming scenarios, GT5 Pro is equipped with a new extraordinary e-sports ray tracing engine, which is among the first to support ray tracing 2.0 for the mobile game "Backwater". It supports game-specific memory Pro, 2160Hz e-sports touch engine, the industry’s first diaphragm touch mode, and combustion mode to adapt to mainstream cooling back clips.

In terms of imaging, Realme GT5 Pro is equipped with Sony's LYT-808 super light and shadow main camera, with light and shadow exceeding 1 inch; it joins Qualcomm and Arcsoft to launch the first super core telephoto imaging system, equipped with IMX890 super light and shadow periscope telephoto, supporting 3X optical zoom , 6X lossless zoom, telephoto close-up, low-light telephoto portrait.

new consumption

McDonald's will introduce AI to provide fresher food

McDonald's announced that it is partnering with Google to deploy generative AI technology starting in 2024, when "thousands" of restaurants will undergo hardware and software upgrades.

As other systems such as ordering devices and mobile apps are upgraded, McDonald's will be able to use generative AI technology on large amounts of data to optimize operations.

McDonald's said at least one result is providing customers with "hotter, fresher food."

McDonald's statement sidestepped the question of whether AI will replace human workers, saying only that the system will "reduce complexity for associates" and will "provide exciting new experiences for associates and customers."

CASETiFY x "Naruto" new joint series officially released

For the first time, CASETiFY teamed up with the classic anime "Naruto" to create a series of lightweight and agile mobile equipment.

This time, mirror phone cases made with unique printing technology are launched, including "Naruto Uzumaki", "Sasuke Uchiha", "Itachi Uchiha", "Kakashi Hatake", "Minato Namikaze" and "Sakura Haruno" "6 styles.

There are also items such as anti-fall mobile phone cases and AirPods protective cases printed with the red cloud pattern of the "Akatsuki" organization, as well as a multi-functional mobile phone strap with the ninja weapon "kunai" hanging on it.

The new CASETiFY x "Naruto" joint series will be officially released on December 13.

District Vision x New Balance Collaboration Shoes Released

Recently, New Balance once again teamed up with District Vision to create a collaborative trail running shoe, Fresh Foam X More Trail.

The shoe features an engineered mesh upper in two signature earth tones, with a thick and soft "Fresh Foam" engineered mesh upper providing excellent breathability.

Featuring tactile overlays on the sides of the 'N' logo, toe box, heel counter and eyelets, it's complemented by a collaborative tongue label graphic and features a thick, two-layer midsole for cushioning and stability. sex.

It is reported that the collaborative shoes will be on sale on New Balance’s official website on December 11.

good-looking

Taylor Swift Named Time Magazine's 2023 Person of the Year

Taylor Swift was named the 2023 "Person of the Year" by Time Magazine.

Time magazine said: “While her popularity has grown over the past few decades, Swift, 33, has achieved a kind of nuclear fusion: bringing art and commerce together to unleash a historic strength".

Time said Swift was chosen because she found a way to bring hope to people around the world during some seriously dark times.

"It's the proudest and happiest thing I've ever felt, and the most creative satisfaction and freedom I've ever experienced," Swift said.

"Escape" releases new stills

New stills released for Saoirse Ronan's new film "Get Out," which will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival.

Based on Amy Liprot's memoir, she and Finscheid adapted the screenplay, which tells the story of Lorna, fresh out of rehab, who returns to Scotland's Orkney Islands to return to her childhood sheepherding after more than a decade away. In the field, I once again realized the beauty of nature and the preciousness of silence.

"Onmyoji 0" releases new poster

"Onmyoji 0" written and directed by Asako Sato released a new poster and cast lineup.

Yamazaki Kento plays Abe Seimei, Sometani Shota plays Minamoto Hiroshi, Nao plays Queen Keiko, Ando Masanobu plays Taifumi Tairagun, Murakami Nijiro plays Tachibana Yasuie, Itagaki Lee Mitsuhito plays Emperor, Kunimura Hayabusa plays Kamo Tadayuki, Kitamura Kazuo Fai plays the role of Yuizong Shikuni, and Kaoru Kobayashi plays Fujiwara Yisuke.

This film focuses on the story of Abe Seimei's student days and will be released in Japan on April 19, 2024.

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