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ChatGPT welcomes another major update: it can "connect to the Internet" again

WeChat launches holiday avatar creation function

Didi: Travel demand during the Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day holiday will increase by nearly 80% year-on-year

OpenAI seeks to sell existing shares at valuation of up to $90 billion

Tesla's Shanghai factory has adopted integrated die-casting technology, reducing costs by 40%

Ideal becomes the first new force to deliver more than 500,000 units

Former Apple chief designer Jony Ive will build "AI hardware" for OpenAI

Analysts say the iPhone 16 series will use A18 and A18 Pro chips

Meta officially releases Quest 3 headset

Huawei launches 1999 yuan mobile phone case

Microsoft releases major update for Windows 11

OPPO Enco Air2 new sound version of headphones released

Do you need money for co-branded merchandise? CoCo milk tea response

AMBUSH x Nike Air More Uptempo Low new colors will be released soon

Supreme x Bounty Hunter 2023 autumn joint series released

The American writers strike will officially end

"Fargo" Season 5 Trailer Released

Production of the second season of "Chinese Stories" officially begins

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ChatGPT welcomes another major update: users can conduct web searches in real time

OpenAI announced that ChatGPT is now available for web search through Microsoft's Bing search engine and will no longer be limited to data before September 2021.

This feature is currently only available to Plus subscription and Enterprise Edition users, but OpenAI says it will be rolled out to all users soon.

To enable this feature, users can select "Browse with Bing" in the selector under GPT-4.

OpenAI added internet browsing functionality to the iOS version of ChatGPT in late June, but quickly pulled it. Users discovered that they could trick a chatbot into providing them with paid content by providing it with a URL.

Since then, OpenAI's automated crawlers have started using user-agents to identify themselves so that websites can filter themselves out by updating their Robots.txt files to disable their analysis.

WeChat launches holiday avatar creation function

As the Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day holiday approaches, WeChat officially launches the “Holiday Avatar Creation” function.

Users can search for keywords such as "avatar production" and "holiday avatar" in the WeChat search bar to see three official special avatar frames.

They are "Long Live the Motherland", "Auspicious Rabbit Accompanying the Moon" and "Let's talk about it after the festival".

Click to start creating, you can use the existing WeChat avatar to generate a holiday avatar, save it to the album, and then change it yourself.

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Didi: Travel demand during the Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day holiday will increase by nearly 80% year-on-year

The Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day holidays are approaching. Didi Chuxing data predicts that travel demand during the Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day holidays in 2023 will increase by nearly 80% year-on-year, with September 28-30 being the three days with the strongest travel demand.

The peak departure time is expected to be on September 28, and it is expected that there will be congestion at the airport, railway station and other sections between 15:00 and 21:00 on that day.

During this year’s holiday, it is expected that tourist cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, Nanjing, Suzhou, Tianjin, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Xi’an, and Hangzhou will still be hot spots for travel, and travel demand in some cities may increase by nearly 200% compared to before the holiday;

In addition, "small but beautiful" northern travel cities such as Datong, Dongying, Rizhao, and Binzhou are expected to have outstanding demand for motorcycles during the holidays, with the increase likely to exceed 200% in the same period last year.

As a supplement to cross-city public transportation, the demand for hitchhiking during this year's Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day holiday is expected to increase by more than 150% year-on-year.

It is expected that Hangzhou, Wuhan, Nanjing, etc. will become popular departure cities for ride-hailing, while cities such as Chengdu, Shijiazhuang, and Chongqing will be high-frequency destination cities.

OpenAI seeks to sell existing shares at valuation of up to $90 billion

According to the Wall Street Journal, OpenAI is discussing a stock sale with investors that would value the artificial intelligence startup at between $80 billion and $90 billion, roughly three times its valuation earlier this year.

OpenAI told investors it expects revenue to hit $1 billion this year and billions more next year.

The deal is expected to be funded by employees selling existing stock. OpenAI representatives have begun pitching the deal to investors, but terms could change, people familiar with the matter said.

A valuation of US$80-90 billion would make OpenAI one of the most highly valued startups in the world, second only to Musk’s SpaceX and ByteDance.

OpenAI, run by CEO Sam Altman, only began to generate significant revenue after the release of ChatGPT in November last year. The report said that "its rapid growth illustrates the speed at which some companies are embracing generative AI products."

Tesla's Shanghai factory has adopted integrated die-casting technology, reducing costs by 40%

According to the Shanghai Securities News, the rear floor assembly system of the Tesla Model Y produced at the Tesla Gigafactory in Lingang, Pudong, Shanghai, has successfully used integrated die-casting technology to achieve rapid casting.

According to reports, on the Tesla Model Y's one-piece die-cast rear floor model, the original parts were installed and integrated into one part, and the production efficiency was greatly improved.

Compared with traditional methods, the body system saves weight by more than 10%.

In addition, the cost also has a very obvious advantage. After the car's rear floor assembly system adopts an integrated die-casting method, the cost is reduced by 40%.

Ideal becomes the first new force to deliver more than 500,000 units

On September 27, Lili announced that it had completed user delivery of its 500,000th new car.

Deliveries started at the end of 2019 and took only 46 months, making it the first domestic new car company to achieve the delivery of 500,000 vehicles.

From January to August 2023, Li Auto's cumulative delivery volume has reached 208,165 vehicles, accounting for more than 30% of the domestic new energy vehicle market with a value of more than 300,000 yuan.​​​

Lili Auto said that Li Auto has been focusing on the high-end family car market. The home technology flagship Ideal MEGA will be officially released in December this year and will be delivered in February next year.

Former Apple chief designer Jony Ive will build "AI hardware" for OpenAI

According to The Information, two people familiar with the matter revealed that former Apple chief designer Jony Ive and OpenAI CEO Sam Altman have been discussing building a new AI hardware device.

SoftBank Group Corp Chief Executive and investor Masayoshi Son has discussed the idea with the pair, people familiar with the matter said, but it was unclear whether he would be involved.

If the collaboration comes to fruition, it would be a high-profile alliance and a major foray between a globally renowned designer and a young entrepreneur leading a high-profile tech company.

Jony Ive left Apple in 2019 and founded his own design studio LoveFrom, working on a series of projects.

It's unclear what that device will be or if they will decide to build it. But the two leaders have been discussing what new hardware in the AI ​​era will look like.

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Analysts say the iPhone 16 series will use A18 and A18 Pro chips

According to MacRumors, Haitong Securities analyst Jeff Pu said, "We regard the A17 Pro chip as a transitional design." It is expected that all four models of the iPhone 16 series will use the A18 chip, based on TSMC's N3E process.

Jeff Pu predicts that the chips installed in the iPhone 16 series are as follows:

  • iPhone 16: A18 chip (N3E)
  • iPhone 16 Plus: A18 chip (N3E)
  • iPhone 16 Pro: A18 Pro chip (N3E)
  • iPhone 16 Pro Max: A18 Pro chip (N3E)

N3E is TSMC's second-generation 3nm chip manufacturing process. Compared with the first-generation 3nm process N3B used in the A17 chip, it has lower costs and improved yields.

Given that the iPhone 16 series is still about a year away, it remains to be seen whether Apple will actually adopt the A18 and A18 Pro names.

It is still possible that Apple will name the chips of the iPhone 16 series A17 and A18 Pro, consistent with the naming method in recent years.

Meta officially releases Quest 3 headset

Meta officially launches the Quest 3 headset, marking Meta's transition from virtual reality to mixed reality.

The 128GB version starts at US$499.99 (approximately RMB 3,654.63), and the 512GB version starts at US$649.99 (approximately RMB 4,751.04). It will be available on October 10 and is now available for pre-sale.

In terms of hardware, Quest 3 has a thinner and lighter body thanks to its new Pancake lens. And using a new headband, the top strap is divided into two, which can better distribute the weight on the user's head.

Quest 3 is equipped with Qualcomm's Snapdragon XR2 Gen 2 chip, with 8GB of built-in memory, and its graphics processing power is twice that of Quest 2.

The resolution of Quest 3 has been increased by 30%. It has a 2064 x 2208 resolution LCD display in front of each eye, and the screen supports 90Hz / 120Hz refresh rate.

Huawei launches 1999 yuan mobile phone case

Huawei Mate60 RS Extraordinary Master Edition mobile phone case Star Diamond Smart Window Protective Cover is available on Huawei's official store, available in black and red colors, priced at 1,999 yuan.

Huawei officially stated, "The Huawei Mate60 RS Extraordinary Master Star Diamond Protective Case is made of textured plain leather, with a star diamond design and color that matches the body, showing elegance and noble quality."

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This protective case will go on sale at 10:08 on September 28, the same time as the phone goes on sale.

As of 22:00 last night, 2.11 million people had made reservations for Huawei Mate60 RS Master on Huawei Mall.

Microsoft releases major Windows 11 update, including Copilot and AI-driven drawing tools

Microsoft released one of the biggest updates to Windows 11 yesterday, including new Windows Copilot, AI-powered Paint, snipping tool, photo updates, and more.

Windows Copilot is the main feature of this update, and it will exist as an AI-driven digital assistant.

Windows Copilot appears as a sidebar that allows users to control settings on their PC, launch applications, or answer queries.

In addition, the new version also expands voice access capabilities and adds new natural languages ​​to the Narrator function;

At the same time, Microsoft stated that it is “making it easier for IT professionals to protect enterprise security through the use of enhanced security features such as Passkey.

OPPO Enco Air2 new sound version of headphones released

OPPO officially announced yesterday that the new OPPO Enco Air2 New Sound Edition is available for pre-order, with an initial price of 149 yuan.

According to reports, this headset has been upgraded with a "transparent jelly compartment", is equipped with a Bluetooth 5.3 chip, uses a 13.4mm composite titanium-plated dynamic coil, supports "field-level spatial sound effects", uses an AI call noise reduction algorithm, and has also passed the Kugou Music Viper Snake Panorama certification.

In addition, this headset adopts a "semi-in-ear" design, weighs about 3.7g per ear, has a single battery life of 5.5 hours, and the entire machine has a battery life of up to 35 hours.

It also supports IPX4 level waterproofing, instant connection after opening the cover, customizable theme pop-up windows, three-click summoning of Xiaobu voice assistant, and private customization of Huanlu app exclusive software.

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Do you need money for co-branded merchandise? CoCo Milk Tea’s response: All the peripherals included in the package are free

Recently, CoCo Milk Tea and Honkai Impact 3 launched a joint event. As soon as the event was launched, some consumers complained about issues such as asking for money for co-branded peripherals and mini-program crashes.

In response to this, CoCo posted four consecutive Weibo posts yesterday to respond and apologize. CoCo can express that there will be no additional price increase for the peripheral items in this joint package, but the price will be displayed.

"After captains add the package to the shopping cart, the price of the surrounding items will be automatically deducted. The actual price of the package is the actual price of the drinks, and the surrounding items included with the package are all free."

In the event that the co-branded peripherals are mis-delivered, missing or damaged, CoCo can express that users can leave their contact information and proof of purchase in a private message and explain the specific situation, and free shipping will be provided after subsequent replenishment of the peripherals arrives at the store.

AMBUSH x Nike Air More Uptempo Low new colors will be released soon

The first color matching "Limestone" of the Air More Uptempo Low, created by Japanese fashion brand AMBUSH in collaboration with Nike, has been released earlier.

The manager Yoon once again brought a new surprise on his social account, officially announcing that another new color matching "Lilac" will be launched on October 6.

This color scheme uses a contrasting color combination of purple and green, which is more eye-catching.

Supreme x Bounty Hunter 2023 autumn joint series released

Recently, Supreme announced the launch of a new 2023 autumn joint series with Tokyo street culture brand Bounty Hunter.

This collaborative series includes varsity jackets MA-1 with classic Bounty Hunter patterns, hockey shirts, hoodies, trucker hats, and plush toy-shaped bags and other items.

The collaborative series will be on sale at Supreme flagship stores and official websites on September 28.

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The American writers strike will officially end

The Writers Guild of America (WGA) announced the strike is over. This historic strike lasted for 148 days, and the Screen Actors Guild strike continues.

After a vote within the WGA, the 11,500 members will end the strike and start work, which will officially take effect at 0:01 Pacific time on Wednesday.

However, the three-year new contract that they have reached a preliminary agreement with the producers' representatives still needs to be voted on by members to determine whether it will take effect. The vote will be held between 10.2 – 10.9.

The Screen Actors Guild and Federation of Radio and Television Artists (SAG-AFTRA) and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) are also expected to return to the bargaining table in the coming days, Deadline reported.

SAG has tentatively scheduled the meeting before the end of next week, but the specific date has not yet been determined.

"Fargo" Season 5 Trailer Released


The crime thriller series "Fargo" is back and has released a trailer for its fifth season, which will premiere on November 21.

The theme of this season is "When a kidnapping is not a kidnapping, if your wife is not actually your wife" and is set in 2019.

Jon Hamm, Juno Temple, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Joe Keery, Ramone Morris, Rachel Mojani, Lucas Gage and others star.

Production of the second season of "Chinese Stories" officially begins

Bilibili announced that it will jointly produce the second season of "Chinese Tales" with Shanghai Film and Art Studio and Shanghai Film Studio.

At the same time, it will promote the development of the "Summer of the Little Monsters" movie together with Shanghai Film Studio.​

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