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Apple plans to apply generative AI to all products and services

first! my country plans to implement near-Earth asteroid defense mission

Chinese writer Hai Miao wins Hugo Award

More than 95% of Apple products are still made in China, and Cook said he hopes to cooperate with supply chain companies for a win-win situation

Huawei has fully completed 5G-A key technology testing and achieved major breakthroughs in multiple technical performance

WeChat chat message prompt function update

Amazon to lay off employees who come to work less than three days a week

Mark Gurman: Apple will release new iMac at the end of this month

BYD's high-end model U8 has been officially put into production, with orders exceeding 30,000 units

DJI Pocket 3 handheld gimbal camera price revealed

Kweichow Moutai’s revenue in the first three quarters exceeded 100 billion for the first time, a year-on-year increase of over 18%

McDonald's x graniph launch joint apparel collection

SSENSE limited New Balance shoes will be launched soon

"Aquaman 2" releases new stills

British actress Haydn Gwen dies

Hollywood develops movie version of "Initial D"

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Apple plans to apply generative AI to all products and services

Bloomberg reporter Mark Gurman said in his latest Power On newsletter:

Although Apple CEO Tim Cook claimed that Apple has been working on generative AI technology for many years, Apple executives were obviously caught off guard by the sudden AI craze in the industry.

A person familiar with the matter said that Apple is "deeply concerned about this and internally considers this to be a pretty big mistake."

As Gurman previously reported, Apple built its own large-scale language model, Ajax, and experimented with an internal chatbot called "Apple GPT."

A key next step will be determining whether the technology is powerful enough to compete with competitors and how Apple can implement it into its products.

John Giannandrea and Craig Federighi, Apple's senior vice presidents of AI and software engineering, are spearheading the effort, with services chief Eddy Cue also involved. Gurman said the trio plans to spend about $1 billion a year on the cause.

Reports suggest that a smarter Siri could be ready as early as next year. At the same time, the next version of iOS will add AI functions to improve the interactive experience between Siri and messaging applications.

Apple is also considering integrating generative AI into development tools such as Xcode. In addition, it is also examining how to introduce AI into Apple Music and other applications.

Apple is still discussing internally how to deploy generative AI – whether it will be entirely device-based or cloud-based. But obviously, Apple knows that it cannot lag behind in the field of AI.

first! my country plans to implement near-Earth asteroid defense mission

According to People's Daily Online, "In the next 15 years, China's deep space exploration will demonstrate and implement ten major engineering tasks in three fields: lunar exploration, planetary exploration, and launch technology."

At the main forum of the China Association for Science and Technology Annual Conference held in Hefei, Anhui on October 22, Wu Weiren, chief designer of China's lunar exploration project, director and chief scientist of the Deep Space Exploration Laboratory, and academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, introduced the future of China's deep space exploration in a report 15 year plan.

The projects my country plans to carry out in the field of planetary exploration include the first implementation of a near-Earth asteroid defense mission.

Wu Weiren said that in response to the extremely low probability and extremely harmful event of a near-Earth asteroid impacting the earth, a kinetic energy impact will be carried out on an asteroid tens of millions of kilometers away to change its orbit, and the impact effect assessment will be carried out in orbit. , to achieve "hit accurately, push, measure, and speak clearly."

Chinese writer Hai Miao wins Hugo Award

According to Xinhua News Agency, one of the highest international awards in the world of science fiction, the "2023 Hugo Award", was announced at the 2023 Chengdu World Science Fiction Conference.

Chinese science fiction writer Hai Ming won the Best Short Novella Award for his novel "The Painter of Space and Time".

According to China Daily, the shortlist for this year's "17+2" awards not only covers famous works from the English-speaking region, which is the traditional center of science fiction, but also includes writers from other non-English speaking countries such as China, Nigeria, and South Korea. It is the largest selection of non-English works in history.

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More than 95% of Apple products are still made in China, and Cook said he hopes to cooperate with supply chain companies for a win-win situation

According to Tencent Technology, Apple CEO Cook recently appeared at the Luxshare Precision Factory in Jiashan, Zhejiang. This factory mainly helps Apple produce and assemble the new Apple Watch.

According to reports, as of now, more than 95% of Apple's products are still manufactured and assembled in China, which has promoted the vigorous development of China's supply chain over the past 30 years.

A group of supply chain companies represented by Luxshare Precision complement each other to help Apple achieve innovation in technology, environmental protection, intelligence and other fields.

Cook said that Apple hopes to achieve a "win-win" in cooperation with supply chain companies. This win-win is not limited to product manufacturing cooperation and corporate-related receivables, but should also include environmental protection, corporate social responsibility, education and other aspects.

Previously, Wang Laichun, chairman of Luxshare Precision, revealed in an interview with The Paper that Luxshare Precision produced three iPhone 15 models for Apple this year, and the business has doubled in the past year. She also revealed that the company is preparing for production of the Apple Vision Pro headset, which will be launched early next year.

Huawei has fully completed 5G-A key technology testing and achieved major breakthroughs in multiple technical performance

The "Huawei China" public account stated that under the organization of the IMT-2020 (5G) Promotion Group, Huawei took the lead in completing all functional tests of 5G-A on September 11. Recently, Huawei has fully completed 5G-A technology performance testing.

Test results show that Huawei has made major performance breakthroughs in multiple 5G-A uplink and downlink ultra-broadband technologies, and for the first time applied end-to-end cross-layer collaboration technology to 5G-A broadband real-time interaction, achieving key improvements in capacity and latency. progress.

According to reports, in terms of sub-6GHz and millimeter wave band carrier aggregation, Huawei has achieved ultra-large bandwidth verification of 5CC carrier aggregation through low-frequency FR1 1CC and high-frequency FR2 4CC aggregation.

The downlink capacity of the community is as high as 27.5Gpbs or more, the single-user downlink peak rate is as high as 13.4Gbps or more, and the single-user uplink peak rate is as high as 4.6Gbps or more.

For the first time, Huawei has applied technologies such as differentiated business scheduling and end-to-end cross-layer collaboration to XR services to ensure users' speed, latency, and reliability requirements.

As an evolution and enhancement of 5G, 5G-A has improved traditional network capabilities such as connection speed and latency by 10 times, while introducing new revolutionary technologies such as synaesthesia, passive IoT, and endogenous intelligence.

WeChat chat message prompt function update

Recently, many netizens have discovered that WeChat has upgraded and optimized the message pop-up window. Users can also receive message prompts when opening chat, Moments, public account tweets and other pages on WeChat.

In WeChat, click "Me" – "Settings" – "Message Notifications", and you can see that the "Message Banner in WeChat" and "Banner Display Content" options have been added.

The display contents are as follows: only displaying "You have received 1 message"; displaying friend names and group chat names; displaying friend names, group chat names and message content.

This function can be set after the iOS system is upgraded to WeChat version 8.0.42, and the Android system is expected to be updated later.

Some netizens tried it and found it pretty good. This way they won’t miss any information. Many netizens also feel that this function is relatively useless.

Amazon to lay off employees who come to work less than three days a week

According to Business Insider, Amazon has updated its office work guidelines to now allow managers to fire employees who fail to meet the requirement to be present at least three days a week.

Managers are reportedly required to first communicate privately with employees who violate minimum attendance standards and document the discussions in subsequent emails.

If the employee continues to fail to comply, the manager will meet with the employee again and take disciplinary action, including termination, if necessary.

This policy is considered the most stringent measure Amazon has taken to implement "return to the office" regulations after the epidemic.

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Mark Gurman: Apple will release new iMac at the end of this month

Bloomberg reporter Mark Gurman said that Apple plans to launch a series of new Mac products at the end of this month, which may include the much-anticipated new 24-inch iMac.

The current 24-inch iMac was launched in April 2021 and is equipped with the M1 chip. In the era of Apple making its own chips, it's rare for a Mac to last this long without an upgrade.

Although Gurman had predicted that Apple would use the M3 chip in the next iMac and skip the M2, he did not explicitly mention the chip configuration of the new iMac this time.

He also pointed out that demand for iMac, 13-inch MacBook Pro and other high-end MacBook Pro models currently exceeds supply in Apple retail stores, and many configurations will not arrive until mid-November. He believes this indicates that new products are about to be unveiled.

Gurman predicts that the new Mac products will be officially released on October 30 or 31, followed by Apple's earnings call on November 2. Aside from chip updates, he expects the new Macs may not have much design changes.

In addition, Gurman also mentioned that the MacBook Air equipped with the M3 chip is not expected to be launched until early 2024, while the 32-inch high-end iMac model will be launched at the end of 2024 or 2025.

BYD's high-end model U8 has been officially put into production, with orders exceeding 30,000 units

According to the "Xi'an Release" WeChat public account, from January to September this year, Shaanxi Province produced 723,000 new energy vehicles, a year-on-year increase of 42.1%.

According to the relevant person in charge of the Shaanxi Provincial Department of Industry and Information Technology, Xi'an BYD has built the world's largest new energy production base and a complete industrial chain supply chain system in Shaanxi. Its new energy high-end model "Looking Up U8" has been officially put into production, with product orders exceeding 30,000 units. ; The main products "Song Plus" and "Seagull" are in short supply.

On September 20, BYD's high-end new energy vehicle brand Yangwang U8 was officially launched, with the luxury version priced at 1.098 million yuan.

DJI Pocket 3 handheld gimbal camera price revealed

DJI recently announced that it will hold a press conference at 21:00 on October 25, and is expected to release its highly anticipated new product – the OSMO Pocket 3 handheld gimbal camera.

According to the latest news from "Quadro_News", the starting price of the DJI OSMO Pocket 3 handheld gimbal camera is US$531 (currently approximately RMB 3,887).

According to previous news, OSMO Pocket 3 will be equipped with a 1-inch CMOS sensor and support 120fps ultra-high frame rate recording at 4K resolution, bringing better image quality and smoother videos.

In addition, OSMO Pocket 3 will also be equipped with a 2-inch rotating screen, which can shoot horizontally and vertically to facilitate switching between different scenes.

The 3-axis gimbal and mechanical stabilization technology will provide excellent stability and ensure smoother shooting.

OSMO Pocket 3 will also be equipped with ActiveTrack 6.0 technology, which can achieve full-pixel fast focusing. This enables users to track targets more easily and achieve automatic follow-up shooting.

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Kweichow Moutai’s revenue in the first three quarters exceeded 100 billion for the first time, a year-on-year increase of over 18%

According to Shanghai Securities News, Kweichow Moutai released its third quarter report for 2023.

The financial report shows that Kweichow Moutai achieved operating income of 103.268 billion yuan from January to September, a year-on-year increase of 18.48%; the net profit attributable to shareholders of listed companies was 52.876 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 19.09%.

This means that for the first time in history, Kweichow Moutai has achieved revenue of 100 billion in the first three quarters, and the net profit attributable to shareholders of listed companies has also exceeded the 50 billion mark, close to the revenue and profit levels for the entire year of 2021.

McDonald's x graniph launch joint apparel collection

McDonald's recently launched a rare collaboration with Japanese brand graniph.

The elements used this time are very extensive, including McDonald's famous "M" logo Ronald McDonald, The Hamburglar, Birdie the Early Bird, Grimace and nostalgic characters such as Fry Kids who have not appeared for a long time.

As for single products, they include T-shirts, Hoodies, sweatshirts, cotton pants and handbags, all using classic golden yellow and red as the main colors, which are quite retro.

SSENSE limited New Balance shoes will be launched soon

As SSENSE commemorates its 20th anniversary, the New Balance limited shoes in its project "SSENSE XX" will be launched soon.

This collaboration is based on New Balance M1906R. The shoe adopts fluorescent green color, uses TPU material for high-heeled support, and is linked with the shoelaces on the side N logo. It is equipped with N lock to improve saddle support.

It is reported that this limited edition shoe will be officially launched on the SSENSE official website on October 24th.

good-looking

"Aquaman 2" releases new stills

New stills have been released for "Aquaman 2", which will be released in North America on December 20 this year.

James Wan returns to direct, with Jason Momoa, Patrick Wilson, Amber Heard, Yahya Abdul-Mateen, Willem Dafoe, Nicole Kidman, Dolph ·Lundgren and Randall Park return to star.

British actress Haydn Gwen dies

According to foreign media, British actress Haydn Gwynne died of cancer at the age of 66.

Agent Alex Owen revealed that Gwen passed away in a London hospital on the morning of the 20th "in the company of her beloved son, close family and friends."

She has appeared in the TV series "Sherlock", "The Crown", "The Windsors", and the movie "Beauty and the Beast", etc.​

Hollywood develops movie version of "Initial D"

Recently, actor Kang Sung-ho, who plays "Han" in the "Fast and Furious" series, revealed in an interview that a Hollywood live-action movie of the famous Japanese comic "Initial D" is in development, and he will serve as director and content creator.

He talked about having two film projects in development, one about his childhood as a child of a biracial family in Georgia, and the other a film adaptation of Shuichi Shigeno's "Initial D."

"It's a movie about cars, drifting and some cool stuff, like Rocky or The Karate Kid. It's a fun, big-budget movie that expresses my love for cars."

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