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Cook talks about why new iPhones are launched every year

Nvidia cancels AI summit scheduled to be held in Israel

2023 Nobel Prize in Economics announced

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Google launches new AI search function to help medical staff find information quickly

Huawei: The online rumor that "Huawei issued a statement rejecting Foxconn's OEM request" is purely a rumor

Faraday Future delivers new car to Jia Yueting

Sam Altman: "Sheltered" OpenAI is destined to die

All iPhone 15 series come standard with Qualcomm X70 baseband, 5G speed increased by 24%

iPad Mini and iPad Air will also use OLED technology

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Honor Magic Vs2 and Honor Watch 4 Pro launch conference scheduled

Meitu self-developed visual model 3.0 released

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Luckin and “Tom and Jerry” release joint new model

Miniso’s world’s first blind box store opens in London

Spyder and Reebok launch new joint series

Season 6 of The Crown confirmed

"Frankenstein" to start filming next February

"Solid as a Rock" is scheduled to be released overseas

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Cook talks about why new iPhones are launched every year

Recently, Apple CEO Tim Cook accepted an interview with Brut magazine and mentioned the company's future plans.

When asked if "we really need a new iPhone every year," Cook said:

I think it would be great to be able to buy an iPhone every year for people who want it.

What we do is allow people to trade in using their phones.

If the phone still works, we resell it; if it doesn't, we have a way to dismantle it and use the materials to build a new iPhone.

When talking about what the iPhone will look like 20 or 30 years from now, Cook emphasized that the iPhone then will be carbon neutral:

I think it will be carbon neutral. Obviously it will be well ahead of where it is today, but I don't want to give you all our secrets on this. Suffice to say, from an environmental perspective, it will be carbon neutral.

In addition, Cook also revealed some of his personal efforts to reduce carbon emissions:

I do drive an electric car. I try to avoid plastic and plastic bottles and make them recyclable. I also compost

I try my best to minimize my carbon footprint in everything I do.

Nvidia cancels AI summit scheduled to be held in Israel

Affected by the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, Nvidia announced that it would cancel the AI ​​Summit originally scheduled to be held in Israel from October 15th to 16th.

As of now, Nvidia has not released any information about possible rescheduling of the event, or whether the planned keynote will be recorded or live-streamed as an alternative.

It is reported that this AI summit was originally expected to attract more than 2,500 developers, researchers and decision-makers from around the world.

Nvidia chose Israel this time, which has a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem with 6,000 startups, many of which focus on artificial intelligence.

The conference topics cover a wide range of artificial intelligence applications, such as generative artificial intelligence, healthcare, large language models, network security, robotics, Omniverse, self-driving cars, etc.

In addition, Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang originally planned to hold a keynote speech on October 16 to share the latest breakthroughs in generative AI and accelerated computing.

2023 Nobel Prize in Economics announced

According to Sina Finance, the Nobel Prize official website reported that on October 9, Beijing time, the 2023 Nobel Prize in Economics was announced.

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced that the 2023 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences will be awarded to Claudia Goldin, a professor and economist at the Department of Economics at Harvard University in the United States, for "promoting our understanding of women's labor market outcomes." ”.

She reveals the main drivers of gender differences in the labor market, Claudia Goldin provides the first comprehensive account of women's earnings and labor market participation over the centuries, according to the Nobel website.

Her research reveals the reasons for the change, as well as the main sources of the remaining gender gap.

So far, three women have won the Economic Science Prize, Elinor Ostrom in 2009, Esther Duflo in 2019 and Claudia Goldin in 2023.

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Google launches new AI search function to help medical staff find information quickly

Google Cloud announced the launch of a new AI-powered search feature that will help medical staff quickly extract accurate clinical information from different types of medical records.

For example, if doctors want to understand a patient's medical history, they no longer need to read the patient's medical notes, faxes and electronic health records individually.

They can obtain relevant information simply by searching for questions such as "What medications has this patient taken in the past 12 months?"

The company says the new feature will ultimately save healthcare workers a lot of time and effort.

Lisa O'Malley, senior director of product management at Cloud AI, said the new search capabilities can also be used for other critical applications, such as applying the correct billing code and determining whether a patient meets the criteria to participate in a clinical trial.

She added that new capabilities that can cite and link to the original source of information, drawn directly from an organization's own internal data, will help alleviate clinician concerns about inaccurate information.

Huawei: The online rumor that "Huawei issued a statement rejecting Foxconn's OEM request" is purely a rumor

The official account of Huawei Group issued a statement refuting the rumors on the evening of October 8, saying: The online rumor that "Huawei issued a statement rejecting Foxconn's OEM request" is purely a rumor.

"The rumormongers are baseless, making trouble out of nothing, and spreading the same information on multiple platforms and accounts. Please do not believe it and report it decisively."

According to previous reports by China Business News, reporters learned from multiple agencies that recruit dispatch workers for Longhua Foxconn that the hourly wages for the department that mainly produces Huawei and other mobile phone products have exceeded those for the department that produces Apple mobile phones.

Foxconn Longhua's Foxconn ACKN department (now the FIH department), which handles orders for Huawei and other mobile phone brands, is still hiring at a high price. The hourly wage for hourly workers announced on September 12 was 26 yuan.

Faraday Future delivers new car to Jia Yueting

Faraday Future announced that it delivered FF 91 2.0 Futurist Alliance to Jia Yueting, the company’s founder and chief product and user ecosystem officer, at a delivery co-creation day event held at the company’s Los Angeles headquarters yesterday.

Jia Yueting said that currently, FF is making every effort to introduce institutional investors and strategic investors to solve the funding problem required for production ramp-up, improve supply chain management capabilities and cost control capabilities, achieve the company's lowest-cost operations, and rapidly increase production capacity and delivery volume.

On September 27, Faraday Future officially released a letter from FF Global CEO Matthias Aydt to all shareholders.

The letter mentioned that over the past nine years, the company has invested approximately US$3 billion to enable it to deliver its flagship model FF 91.

However, it is worth noting that according to data released by FF, FF only delivered three FF 91 2.0 Futurist Alliance in the third quarter of this year.

 Sam Altman: "Sheltered" OpenAI is destined to die

According to Qubit, OpenAI CEO Sam Altman said in his speech at the latest YC alumni sharing session: "Shelling" OpenAI is destined to die.

Altman gave an example. For example, there are companies that are solving small flaws in the GPT model, especially focusing on the interface.

Firstly, OpenAI is already solving most of the work; secondly, the competitive advantage of these companies that only compete with OpenAI in terms of cost and speed will not be long-lasting and sustainable. Businesses must offer truly unique value.

In addition, Sam Altman said that he is optimistic about the empowerment of AI in medicine and education. AI medical consultants and AI personalized one-on-one tutoring, both of which have huge social value.

For example, in the education scenario, OpenAI is preparing to establish the OpenAI Academy, which is expected to be launched by the end of this year. It may be a free online teaching system accessible to everyone, and teachers can interact with GPT-5 and receive feedback and guidance during the course.

Prior to this, OpenAI also demonstrated two educational scenarios in GPT-4 customer cases. GPT-4 is transformed into an AI learning assistant, which can serve as both a virtual tutor for students and a courseware assistant for teachers.

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All iPhone 15 series come standard with Qualcomm X70 baseband, 5G speed increased by 24%

According to 9to5Mac, the baseband of the iPhone 15 Pro series has been upgraded from the Qualcomm X65 of the iPhone 14 to the X70. This change also applies to the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus.

SpeedSmart's benchmark tests last month showed that the Qualcomm X70 modem brought a huge improvement to the iPhone 15's 5G performance.

According to this data, iPhone 15’s 5G speed is increased by 24% compared to the iPhone 14 series.

In addition to improving network speed, X70 can also reduce power consumption, improve 5G carrier aggregation capabilities, and improve network quality when the phone is far away from the base station.

Qualcomm X70 also powers many Android flagship models. It's worth noting that Apple is also developing its own in-house 5G baseband, but this is expected to take several years.

iPad Mini and iPad Air will also use OLED technology

According to the latest report from research firm Omdia, Apple is considering equipping iPad mini and iPad Air with OLED screens starting in 2026.

In the report, Omdia explained that 2024 marks the beginning of the transition to OLED for Apple’s tablet product line. Apple's two mid-range tablets may also switch to OLED screens, which is apparently part of its OLED strategy starting in 2026.

However, Apple has not yet committed to bringing more advanced display technology to mid-range tablets, and may plan to first review the market response to the first iPad Pro product with an OLED screen.

The report also confirmed some details of the OLED iPad Pro: display sizes will be 11 inches and 12.9 inches, and panels will be provided by LG and Samsung.

The next-generation iPad Pro, expected to launch in 2024, is the first major update to the product since 2018, including a larger OLED display, an M3 chip, and support for the redesigned Magic Keyboard accessory.

Omdia adds that Apple may "gradually migrate from the 10.2-inch iPad to the 10.9-inch iPad" after the launch of the 11th-generation ‌iPad‌, suggesting that the ninth-generation model will be discontinued.

Honor Magic Vs2 and Honor Watch 4 Pro launch conference scheduled

Honor announced that it will hold a new product launch conference at 19:30 on October 12. In addition to the new generation folding screen Honor Magic Vs2, it will also bring Honor Watch 4 Pro.

As can be seen from the poster, Honor Magic Vs2 adopts an inward-folding design and has three vertical rear cameras; Honor Watch 4 Pro is green + gold color, with a round dial + green leather strap.

Currently, a new phone with model number VER-AN00 has appeared on Geekbench 6. It is expected to be the soon-to-be-released Honor Magic Vs2, with a single-core score of 1,648 points and a multi-core score of 4,201 points.

Public information shows that it is equipped with a 3.0GHz Snapdragon 8+ chip, 16GB of memory, and is pre-installed with Android 13 system.

In addition, the 3C quality certification website shows that Honor Magic Vs2 supports 66W fast charging.

Meitu self-developed visual model 3.0 released

Meitu released version 3.0 of its self-developed AI visual model MiracleVision yesterday.

It is understood that MiracleVision 3.0 will be fully used in Meitu’s imaging and design products, and will be implemented in the five major industries of e-commerce, advertising, games, animation, and film and television.

Wu Xinhong, founder, chairman and CEO of Meitu, said that three months ago, MiracleVision's painting skills were still in its infancy, but now version 3.0 can depict real and delicate picture details.

Currently, users can visit the official website of the AI ​​visual creation tool "WHEE" to experience it.

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Luckin and “Tom and Jerry” release joint new model

Yesterday, Luckin Coffee launched a co-branded product with the classic animation IP "Tom and Jerry" – Mascarpone Cheese Latte.

According to Luckin Coffee, the Mascarpone Cheese Latte is the first anniversary version of the Cheese Latte. It contains mascarpone cheese imported from Denmark. Compared with the original latte, the milk taste is improved by about 24%.

The content of this collaboration also includes paper bags, cup covers, and a three-piece set of stickers printed with "Tom and Jerry" illustrations.

Miniso’s world’s first blind box store opens in London

Recently, Miniso’s world’s first blind box store opened in London.

According to reports, the store will provide nearly a hundred different blind boxes, including ones with Sanrio, Disney Pixar, Tokidoki, We Bare Bears, Minions, etc.

Currently, Miniso has nearly 6,000 stores worldwide.

Spyder and Reebok launch new joint series

Professional ski brand Spyder joins hands with Reebok to launch a new joint series.

This series perfectly blends outdoor and street styles. Each pair of shoes has ski elements, waterproof technology, and strong grip outsoles. It is also equipped with durable CORDURA re/cor upper, supplemented by eVent DVdry waterproof membrane, and sturdy Vibram Ecostep outsole.

It is reported that the new Spyder x Reebok joint series will be released on October 19th.

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Season 6 of The Crown confirmed


The sixth and final season of Netflix's popular drama "The Crown" focusing on the British royal family has announced the launch date: it will be divided into two parts. The first half will be launched on November 16 this year, and the second half will be launched on December 14. The finale is coming.

A preview trailer was also released: "The crown is constant. We have all made sacrifices. This is not a personal choice, but a responsibility." But the woman beneath the crown…

The timeline of this season is getting closer and closer to the present, and will involve famous events such as Diana's death, Charles and Camilla's wedding, and the college romance of young William and Kate.

"Frankenstein" to start filming next February

The new film "Frankenstein" written and directed by Guillermo del Toro has currently confirmed the starring cast:

Starring Andrew Garfield as Frankenstein and Oscar Isaac as the doctor, Mia Goss, Christoph Waltz and other actors also join the cast.

The film will start filming in February 2024 and be broadcast on Netflix.

"Solid as a Rock" is scheduled to be released overseas

The movie "Sturdy as a Rock" has officially announced its release date in six overseas countries, and will hit the big screen in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and Ireland on October 19 to meet audiences.

In addition, the film has also been confirmed to be released in Hong Kong and Macau, China. Screening activities will begin on October 14th and 15th, and it will be officially released on October 20th.

Directed by Zhang Yimou, the film tells the story of Su Jianming (played by Lei Jiayin), a technical police officer, who goes deep into the mystery and uses an explosion crime case as a clue to analyze the changes in human nature behind the huge interests and pursue the truth and justice.​

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