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WWDC 2024 specific schedule officially announced

OpenAI announces that GPT-4o multi-modal capabilities are free and open to all users

Australian regulator says TikTok does not violate laws

PetroChina, China Mobile, Huawei, and iFlytek jointly built the Kunlun model

Lenovo Group receives US$2 billion investment from Saudi Arabia

Canalys says AI mobile phone shipments account for 16% this year

Faraday says he may never be profitable in the future

"OpenHarmony Device Unified Interconnect Technology Standard" released

Tencent Games Upgrades "Four-Piece Anti-Addiction Set"

Baidu will release Wenxin Big Model 5.0 next year

NetEase Youdaozi Education Model held a media exchange meeting

Open AI CEO pledges to donate most of his wealth in the future

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Hisense officially announced that it has become the official VAR display partner of the 2024 European Cup

Didi’s revenue in the first quarter was 49.1 billion yuan

Wei brand coffee series models receive a major OTA upgrade

The new Beats Solo Buds will go on sale on June 18

Vivo X200 series mobile phones may debut with Dimensity 9400 processor

Apple’s 2024 Beats Pill Bluetooth speaker specifications revealed

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WWDC 2024 specific schedule officially announced

Yesterday, Apple announced the specific schedule for WWDC 2024. The slogan of this event is "The big move comes up". The keynote speech will be held at 10 a.m. Pacific time on June 10 (i.e. 1 a.m. on June 11, Beijing time).

During this presentation, Apple is expected to release multiple new systems including iOS 18, iPadOS 18, macOS 15, tvOS 18, watchOS 11 and visionOS 2.

Following the keynote, a Platforms State of the Union will be held to provide an in-depth look at the latest developments in iOS, iPadOS, macOS, tvOS, visionOS and watchOS, as well as new tools that will further empower Apple developers.

Previously, Bloomberg reported that Apple will introduce more AI features in iOS18, including an upgraded version of Siri, AI photo editing, Spotlight and Safari search improvements.

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OpenAI announces that GPT-4o multi-modal capabilities are free and open to all users

Early this morning, OpenAI announced on the x platform that GPT-4o multi-modal capabilities are open to all users for free. However, there is no official update announcement on the number of uses, and it is expected that there will still be a certain limit.

In the early morning of May 14th, Beijing time, OpenAI held a press conference and brought GPT-4o. This model connects text, picture, video and voice input, and can directly generate each other without intermediate conversion. The launch also brought a smarter real-time voice assistant and the ChatGPT desktop application for macOS.

At that time, OpenAI announced the launch of GPT-4o to ChatGPT Plus and Team users, and would soon be available to enterprise users. At the same time, GPT-4o multi-modal capabilities are also open to everyone, but there are limits on the number of uses.

Australian regulator says TikTok does not violate laws

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) ​​issued a statement on its preliminary investigation into TikTok on May 29. The statement mentioned that "TikTok has not clearly violated Australian privacy laws."

The OAIC launched a preliminary investigation into TikTok as early as the end of last year. At that time, the OAIC alleged that TikTok used Pixel tracking tools to collect data including web browsing history and personal information, and to piece together identities such as emails, phone numbers, and shopping habits. information behavior.

PetroChina, China Mobile, Huawei, and iFlytek jointly built the Kunlun model

Recently, the Kunlun large-scale model construction seminar and cooperation and co-construction signing ceremony were held in Beijing.

Dai Houliang, Chairman and Party Secretary of China National Petroleum Corporation, attended and delivered a speech. Yang Jie, Chairman and Party Secretary of China Mobile, Zhang Pingan, Managing Director of Huawei and CEO of Huawei Cloud, and Liu Qingfeng, Chairman of iFlytek, attended the discussion and witnessed the signing.

The signing was presided over by Hou Qijun, general manager and deputy secretary of the Party Leadership Group of China National Petroleum Corporation. This signing marks the official launch of the Kunlun large-scale model construction, which is of great significance for promoting the development, construction and high-level application of artificial intelligence in the energy and chemical industry and developing new productivity.

With the development and application of the Kunlun large-scale model, more intelligent and digital innovative applications will emerge in the energy and chemical industry in the future, driving high-quality transformation and upgrading of the industry, and forming a flourishing artificial intelligence industry application ecosystem.

Lenovo Group receives US$2 billion investment from Saudi Arabia

Lenovo Group Co., Ltd. announced yesterday that it has reached a strategic cooperation framework agreement and a bond subscription agreement with Alat, a company under the Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund that focuses on transformative technology investment and sustainable manufacturing.

This strategic cooperation and investment will promote Lenovo Group to accelerate its transformation, enhance its global influence, and strengthen the diversified layout of global manufacturing. At the same time, it will leverage the growth potential of the information technology and enterprise services market in the Middle East and Africa to promote Lenovo Group's business development.

Lenovo stated that this strategic cooperation and the proposed investment of US$2 billion in non-interest-bearing convertible bonds will provide Lenovo Group with greater financial flexibility to implement its established strategies and further promote its transformation into a solution and service provider. .

Canalys says AI mobile phone shipments account for 16% this year

On May 29, Canalys released an in-depth report on AI mobile phones, which focuses on the impact and opportunities of integrating generative AI functions directly into smartphones.

The report pointed out that in 2024, 16% of global smartphone shipments will be AI phones, and by 2028, this proportion will surge to 54%. Driven by consumer demand for enhanced features such as AI assistants and on-device processing, the AI ​​mobile phone market will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 63% between 2023 and 2028.

In addition, the Canalys Consumer AI Propensity Index shows that consumers are increasingly interested in AI functions in smartphones. However, consumer interest is constrained by privacy and data security concerns, so transparency and corporate responsibility are critical when designing and implementing AI capabilities.

Faraday says he may never be profitable in the future

Faraday Future released its fourth quarter and full-year financial results as of December 31, 2023. According to the report, full-year revenue in 2023 was US$800,000 and cost of sales was US$43 million.

The narrowing of operating losses was mainly through a significant reduction in operating expenses, which were US$244 million in 2023 compared with US$437 million in 2022. Net loss in 2023 will be $432 million, compared with $602 million in 2022.

Faraday Future stated that the company will incur unforeseen expenses in the future and may encounter difficulties and delays in delivering the FF91 series, so it may never be able to generate enough revenue to sustain its own operations.

At the same time, Faraday Future stated that in order to support future growth, the company will continue to seek more important strategic investors to support future growth.

"OpenHarmony Device Unified Interconnect Technology Standard" released

OpenHarmony announced on its official account yesterday that at the OpenHarmony Developer Conference 2024 held on May 25, the "OpenHarmony Device Unified Interconnect Technology Standard" jointly developed by members of the OpenHarmony Device Unified Interconnect Technology Standard Preparatory Group of the OpenHarmony Project Group Ecological Committee was officially released.

At this conference, Liu Xiaojian, executive chairman of the OpenHarmony project group working committee and vice president of Huawei Terminal BG Software Department, demonstrated the overall view of OpenHarmony device unified interconnection technology standards and the release rhythm and plan of the standards, and also called on more partners to participate in the joint effort. establish.

In addition to unifying the physical model, this standard also defines a series of other standards, including access and control interfaces, screen projection, file sharing, compliance test specifications and other standards.

Tencent Games Upgrades "Four-Piece Anti-Addiction Set"

Tencent Games announced yesterday that it has upgraded its exclusive anti-addiction management for parents, bringing a “four-piece anti-addiction set”.

  • One-click prohibition of playing and recharging: After the function is turned on, you can prohibit the account from logging into the game and prohibiting the account from recharging with one click.
  • Self-account management: The "self-management" mode supports parents to customize the game duration/consumption of their own accounts to prevent minors from excessive use of parents' devices to play without the parents' knowledge. At the same time, using self-management functions can also help families develop self-discipline habits.
  • Green mobile phone reporting: In order to prevent children from pretending to use other people’s accounts such as relatives and friends to play games, parents can report relevant accounts in advance through the "green mobile phone reporting" function. Playing outside the specified time may trigger face recognition and other verifications, and the game can only be played after passing the verification.
  • Block strangers with one click: After the function is turned on, strangers will be blocked from teaming up, private chat, etc. Currently, four products including Honor of Kings, Peace Elite, Yuanmeng Star, and QQ Speed ​​have completed the deployment of protective functions. At the same time, the "Tencent Growth Guardian" platform will also gradually adapt to this function, so parents can easily manage bound minors' game accounts.

Baidu will release Wenxin Big Model 5.0 next year

Yesterday, Sina Technology reported that people familiar with the matter said that Baidu may release a new generation of Wenxin large model 5.0 during the Baidu World Conference in 2025.

The latest version of the current Wenxin model is version 4.0, which was released by Baidu founder Robin Li at the Baidu World Conference in 2023. It has four core capabilities of understanding, generation, logic and memory.

When version 4.0 was released, Robin Li said that Wenxin Large Model 4.0 is already comparable to GPT-4 after its release.

NetEase Youdaozi Education Model held a media exchange meeting

According to the AI ​​Big Model Factory, NetEase Youdao’s “Zi Yue” Education Big Model Media Exchange Conference was held in Beijing yesterday.

At this exchange meeting, NetEase Youdao shared the latest technological progress of Ziyue Education large-scale model and three major AI innovative applications: AI all-disciplinary learning assistant "Youdao Xiao P" APP, new generation virtual spoken language coach Hi Echo 3.0 and A new generation of knowledge base question and answer engine QAnything.

At this exchange meeting, NetEase Youdao CEO Zhou Feng said that Youdao will continue to focus on scene development and application implementation, so that users can use more "efficient" products and have a smoother interactive experience.

Open AI CEO pledges to donate most of his wealth in the future

Recently, foreign media reported that OpenAI CEO Sam Altman and his lover Oliver Mulherin signed the "Giving Pledge", a charity event designed to encourage the super-rich to donate their wealth to charity.

"We would not be making this commitment without the hard work, talent, generosity and dedication of the many people who have built the scaffolding of society to improve the world," the pair said in their pledge. Today there is nothing we can do but pass it on with great gratitude and a commitment to build the scaffolding a little higher as we can.”

The Giving Pledge was launched in 2010 by Warren Buffett, Melinda French Gates and Bill Gates as a public invitation for billionaires to commit to donating the majority of their wealth during their lifetime or in a will. Give to charity.

Hisense officially announced that it has become the official VAR display partner of the 2024 European Cup

Hisense has recently officially announced that it has become the official VAR (Video Assistant Referee) display partner of the 2024 European Cup. It will provide display technical support to the VAR referee headquarters in Leipzig during the European Cup to help referees make more accurate judgments.

Hisense said that becoming the official VAR display partner of the 2024 European Cup is the accumulation of more than 50 years of display technology. It provides strong support for the European Cup with ULED X reference-level images, demonstrating the strength of China's display technology.

Since the launch of ULED display technology in 2012, Hisense TV has continued to improve based on users' picture quality needs, and released the ULED X display technology platform in 2022, achieving multiple breakthrough innovations in the Mini LED industry. This year, Hisense TV also launched the new ULED

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Didi’s revenue in the first quarter was 49.1 billion yuan

Didi released its first quarter 2024 performance report on its official website yesterday. In the first quarter, Didi achieved total revenue of 49.1 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 14.9%; adjusted EBITA (non-GAAP) profit was 900 million yuan.

In the first quarter, the transaction volume of Didi's core platform was 3.75 billion, a year-on-year increase of 30.3%. Among them, the total number of travel orders in China increased by 27.1% year-on-year to 2.95 billion orders, and the total number of international business orders increased by 44% year-on-year to 790 million orders. Based on this calculation, the average daily order volume of China's travel and international business reached 32.5 million and 8.7 million orders respectively, reaching a record high.

Cheng Wei, founder, chairman and CEO of Didi, said: Didi is about to celebrate its 12th anniversary. We will continue to be committed to "making travel better", sincerely listen to the opinions and suggestions of users, drivers and ecological partners, and continuously improve our products. service and innovation capabilities to create long-term value for the industry and society.

Wei brand coffee series models receive a major OTA upgrade

Recently, Wei brand new energy coffee series models have received OTA upgrades:

  • Weipai Blue Mountain has received its 6th OTA upgrade, and features such as voice models, card-style desktops, and camping modes that have attracted much attention from users are all available.
  • Weipai Gaoshan ushered in its second OTA upgrade, bringing features such as large voice models, card-style desktops, and gun remote control.
  • Mocha, Latte, and Macchiato launched the 8th OTA upgrade, adding new functions such as speaking and executing, red light countdown, and card-style desktop.

In this OTA, Weipai’s models have received the largest OTA version iteration of Coffee OS to date. Blue Mountain and Alpine have undergone 252 functional iterations and optimizations. Mocha, Latte, and Macchiato have received 153 upgrades. Weipai has The smart cockpit level of the model has been comprehensively advanced, ranking first in the industry.

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The new Beats Solo Buds will go on sale on June 18

The new Beats Solo Buds true wireless in-ear style will be available for order through apple.com/CN at 10 pm Beijing time on June 18th, priced at RMB 699, and will begin shipping on June 20th.

Previously, Beats Solo Buds and Beats Solo 4 were released together on April 30.

Beats Solo Buds come in four colors including matte black, storm gray, aurora purple and crystal red. They have a compact shape, portability, comfort and high-quality sound effects. The battery life is up to 18 hours. At the same time, it supports seamless one-click pairing and USB-C charging for iOS users.

Vivo X200 series mobile phones may debut with Dimensity 9400 processor

Yesterday, blogger @digitalchat.com posted a blog saying that the energy consumption performance of the first model of Dimensity 9400 is "not bad". The processor uses TSMC's second-generation N3 process and the core architecture is 1 X5+3 X4+4*A7. In addition, the frequency of the X5 ultra-large core is around 3.4GHz, and the first model will be released in October.

According to the release pattern of Dimensity processor models, the first model is expected to be the vivo X200 series mobile phone. At the same time, the blogger also hinted in the comment area that the vivo X200 will be a small straight-screen phone, and the X200 Pro model will not have a 6.78-inch conventional hyperbolic screen.

Apple’s 2024 Beats Pill Bluetooth speaker specifications revealed

Foreign media 9to5Mac recently shared relevant specifications information about Apple’s Beats Pill Bluetooth speakers:

  • The 2024 Beats Pill will have louder sound, greater bass, and a better audio experience
  • The new model uses a redesigned track-style woofer, which can drive 28% more motor power and increase the displacement by 90%.
  • Redesigned tweeter has its own fixed housing for added stability, crisp highs and rich mids
  • 20-degree upward tilt directs sound upward toward your ears
  • The 2024 Beats Pill will come in black, gold and red colors
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Switch game "Luigi's Mansion 2 HD" will be released on June 27

Nintendo launched the official website of the Switch game "Luigi's Mansion 2 HD" yesterday and announced that the game will be released on June 27. It supports Simplified Chinese and is currently available for pre-order at a price of 6,500 yen.

The game supports online multiplayer (up to four players), as well as local multiplayer in ScareScraper mode.

"Luigi's Mansion 2 HD" is an adventure puzzle game. Players will play Luigi and enter various haunted houses to engage in exciting battles and explorations with ghosts.

FENDI x Devialet collaborative speakers will be released in June

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Taking Mania, created by Devialet in 2022, as the blueprint for this cooperation, FENDI's iconic F Logo presbyopia is attached to create this unique speaker.

The collaborative speakers will be on sale on the official websites of FENDI and Devialet and some designated offline channels starting from June 13th.

LEGO "Legend of Zelda" sets announced

Yesterday, LEGO launched the "Legend of Zelda" themed set on its official website.

The product is called "Deku Tree 2-in-1", contains 2,500 building blocks, is priced at US$299.99, and will be shipped starting in September.

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Disney releases "Moana 2" poster and trailer

Disney yesterday announced the poster and trailer of the popular animated sequel "Moana 2". The movie will be released in North America on November 27 this year.

The film is directed by Dave Derek Jr. and features the voices of Auli'i Cavallo and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.

The film tells the story of Moana, Maui and a new crew as they embark on a new journey to Oceania, entering dangerous, long-lost waters and embarking on an adventure never experienced before.

"The Night the Comet Came" plans to shoot sequel

A sequel is planned for the sci-fi thriller "The Night the Comet Came". Director James Ward Bookett and producer Kate Andrews are in development and said they "finally found inspiration."

The plot of this new film is still confidential. Although there are reports that it is a sequel to the first film, it is not clear whether it is a prequel or a follow-up to the story of the first film, or a completely different story.

"The Night the Comet Came" was released in 2013 with the title "Coherence" and gained many movie fans with a small production cost. It tells the story of a woman named Emily who attended a friend's party at night when a comet passed by the earth, but encountered many strange things, and abnormal situations became frequent and escalated.

"Inside Out 2" announces Chinese dubbing cast

"Inside Out 2" released a Chinese dubbing poster, with Guan Xiaotong, Li Xueqin, Qin Xiaoxian, Yang Di, and Papi Jiang dubbing the villains representing the five human emotions of happiness, sadness, anger, fear, and disgust respectively.

The film will be released in mainland China on June 21.

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