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  • This year's high temperature comprehensive intensity may be the strongest since 1961
  • Tesla responds to Model Y running out of control over railing
  • Chinese men's volleyball team wins Asian Cup
  • Cell sub-journal: The brain accumulates toxins as soon as it thinks
  • New energy vehicles start a new round of price hikes
  • AI drawing spawns new careers
  • Pick-up stores are on the rise in the U.S.
  • The new iPad may remove the 3.5mm headphone jack
  • AirPods Pro2 or support lossless audio
  • Nikon Z8 may be released in September
  • Boxed mooncakes over 500 yuan will be supervised
  • Allbirds responds to withdraw from Guangzhou market
  • Holiland launches "King's Rank" co-branded cake
  • Singapore to ban advertisements such as milk tea juice
  • Marvel spin-off "She-Hulk" will be launched on August 15
  • "The End of the Sea is the Prairie" released the first trailer
  • "Kung Fu Panda" fourth installment set for 2024

This year's high temperature comprehensive intensity may be the strongest since 1961

According to the National Climate Center, the comprehensive intensity of high temperature weather this year is expected to be the strongest since complete records began in 1961, but the regional high temperature process has not surpassed that of 2013.

At present, the Central Meteorological Observatory has issued high temperature warnings for more than 20 consecutive days. The highest temperature in the top ten places in the high temperature list has exceeded 42.5 degrees Celsius. Among them, Chongqing has four places on the list, and Hubei, Shaanxi and Sichuan each have two seats.

The Central Meteorological Observatory predicts that in the next week, the highest temperature in parts of eastern Sichuan, Chongqing, Hubei, southern Anhui, southern Jiangsu, Zhejiang, and northern Hunan will reach above 40°C.

In addition, according to CCTV Finance and Economics, the temperature in many places in the northern hemisphere is constantly breaking new historical records.

Since July, nearly 3,000 people in Spain have died from the high temperature, and the water levels of many rivers and lakes in Europe have continued to drop, and even nearly dried up.

The latest assessment of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change shows that in the past 50 years, global warming has occurred at an unprecedented rate since the past 2,000 years, and the instability of the climate system has been further exacerbated.

Source: China Weather Network & CCTV Finance

Tesla responds to Model Y running out of control over railing

Recently, a Tesla owner said that when driving a Tesla Model Y past the toll pole at the gate of the community, the vehicle suddenly accelerated and crashed into the toll pole.

The owner said that during the driving process, he had turned off the "single pedal mode" of the vehicle and did not turn on the automatic driving assistance function.

Tesla customer service responded that the Tesla service center will follow up on this and contact the owner for detailed processing. As of now, the exact cause of the accident has not been clarified.

It is reported that Tesla's single-pedal mode means that the driver can control the acceleration and deceleration of the vehicle through an accelerator pedal. The driver presses the accelerator pedal to accelerate, and lifts the accelerator pedal to brake.

Source: Securities Times

Chinese men's volleyball team wins Asian Cup

Yesterday, the Chinese men's volleyball team played against the Japanese men's volleyball team in the final, and finally won 3-0, winning the championship again after 10 years.

There are 11 teams participating in this Asian Cup. In the group stage and semi-final stage, the Chinese men's volleyball team won four consecutive victories and successfully advanced to the semi-finals. In the semi-finals, the Korean men's volleyball team competed with the main lineup, and they advanced to the Asian Cup final again after a lapse of 6 years.

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Cell sub-journal: The brain accumulates toxins as soon as it thinks

Why can computers work continuously, but the human brain can't?

A recent study published in Current Biology shows that when people think, a toxin is produced in the brain.

As the brain continues to work, toxins build up and may eventually disrupt brain function.

This harmful substance is actually "glutamic acid". Glutamate is an amino acid that affects neural activity when it accumulates at synapses in the brain's prefrontal cortex.

For example, even top professional chess players start to make mistakes after 4-5 hours of continuous play, but not if they get a good rest in between.

So exhaustion is the signal for us to stop, and rest is an effective way to help the brain clear these accumulated glutamate.

A more detailed explanation of the research can be viewed in "Quantum Bits" .

New energy vehicles start a new round of price hikes

Recently, smart China, SAIC Volkswagen, Nezha Automobile, Leap Motor and many other car companies announced that they have raised the guide prices of some of their models on sale, ranging from several thousand yuan to tens of thousands of yuan.

As for the reason for adjusting the selling price, many car companies said that it was due to the "continuous rise in the price of upstream raw materials".

According to the statistics of the All-China Passenger Transport Association, 189 models have seen price increases since the beginning of this year, compared with only 14 models in the whole of last year.

Gu Yantao, an auto analyst, pointed out that the main source of this cost increase is the lithium mining industry upstream of power battery manufacturers.

Previously, Wu Kai, the chief scientist of CATL, also said: "Although CATL has not lost money this year, it is very painful to struggle on the edge of profitability."

Ouyang Minggao, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, predicts that the balance between supply and demand of lithium resources may not return to normal until 2-3 years later.

Source: China Times

AI drawing spawns new careers

AI mapping software such as DALL·E 2 and GPT-3 enables people who do not know how to draw to generate specific images through text descriptions.

However, the images generated by the AI ​​will vary due to different description sentences. Therefore, in order to get closer to the ideal stable result, the user needs to use a specific prompt word that is more in line with the AI's understanding logic. And ordinary users are often not familiar with this.

So a startup, PromptBase, started allowing users to buy and sell prompt words on its platform. A reminder word is priced at $1.99, and the platform will take a 20% cut from the seller.

At present, the platform has put on a lot of prompt words, and the generated content ranges from news headlines, sports team logos, knitted dolls to formal animal photos.

Source: Qubit

Pick-up stores are on the rise in the U.S.

According to a recent survey by consulting firm Morning Consult , the "buy online, pick up in store (BOPIS)" consumption model has a lot of room for development in the United States.

As a result, the company suggests that stores looking to develop such orders should prioritize costs in urban store space.

At the same time, don't forget to explain the convenience of this service to the target groups of millennials, urban residents and men – because "convenience" is often the main reason why consumers choose BOPIS services.

In order to improve convenience, the store must pay attention to the pickup arrangement of the goods. Therefore, it is better for stores to let consumers choose their own pick-up method, rather than pre-set the optimal plan for themselves.

It's worth noting, however, that consumers who choose this service to buy electronics-like goods are more likely to do so because it's faster, not just because it's convenient.

Additionally, the company added that while BOPIS tends to lead to higher customer satisfaction, at the same time, few consumers use the service consistently.

For a detailed investigation, check out Retail Brew's coverage:

The new iPad may remove the 3.5mm headphone jack

According to renderings obtained by overseas tipster @MySmartPrice from accessory manufacturers, Apple's new iPad will not use a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Additionally, the report reiterates some existing news about the iPad 10, including a larger display, USB-C port, A14 Bionic chip, 5G support, and more.

Apple first removed the 3.5mm headphone jack from the iPhone 7 in 2016. The last iPhone with a 3.5mm headphone jack was the iPhone SE, which was discontinued in 2018.

Source: IT House

AirPods Pro2 or support lossless audio

According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, AirPods Pro 2 will be Apple's first product to support lossless audio playback.

Previously, Apple Music already supported playback of lossless audio, but current AirPods models do not support this feature due to Bluetooth limitations.

It is reported that the AirPods Pro 2 is still likely to use a rod design, may be equipped with the next-generation H1 chip, and provide a charging box that can emit sounds to help users locate.

In addition, Ming-Chi Kuo previously said that AirPods Pro may be discontinued after the launch of AirPods Pro 2.

Source: Phoenix Network Technology & 9to5mac

Nikon Z8 may be released in September

Overseas tweeter @how2fly revealed yesterday that the Nikon Z8 may debut as early as September. Meanwhile, prices may be lower than expected.

Currently, Nikon has not released a 61-megapixel full-frame camera. Some foreign media predict that the Nikon Z8 may become the first new 61-megapixel camera and may be the highest-resolution Nikon camera to date.

In addition, the proponent also said that Nikon will not launch the Z7III and Z6III this year.

Source: IT House

Boxed mooncakes over 500 yuan will be supervised

A few days ago, the National Development and Reform Commission issued a document stating that it will implement key supervision on boxed mooncakes with a unit price of over 500 yuan.

According to the "Daily Economic News" survey, currently boxed mooncakes over 500 yuan are hard to find, and most of the market prices are 66 yuan/box to 388 yuan/box.

However, there are still some merchants on the e-commerce platform that set the price of mooncake gift boxes at 499 yuan, 499.99 yuan, etc., which is only one step away from the regulatory price of 500 yuan.

Source: Daily Economic News

Allbirds responds to withdraw from Guangzhou market

Sports and leisure brand Allbirds recently closed its Taikoo Hui store in Guangzhou, which has been open for less than 3 years.

Allbirds China said that closing the Taikoo Hui store in Guangzhou is "one of the adjustments to the brand's retail strategy in the Chinese market."

At the same time, in September this year, Allbirds will open a new store in Phase 3 of Shenzhen Luohu Mixc City.

Allbirds, founded in 2016, focuses on the concept of environmental protection and sustainability. Running shoes and flat shoes made of eucalyptus fiber are its main products.

Source: Interface News

Holiland launches "King's Rank" co-branded cake

Recently, Hollyland and "King's Ranking" jointly launched new products: King's Cheese Cake, King's Ranking Cake.

According to reports, the King Cheese Pastry uses cream cheese as the filling and almond nuts as the base, with a sweet and dense taste.

The King's Ranking Cake is made with dark chocolate mousse and rose crisp biscuits as the base, sea salt cheese mousse and original chiffon embryo in the middle, and chocolate crisp rice balls on the top.

At the same time, the official launch of the King's Ranking series of exclusive cake boxes, ornaments, tableware, hats and other peripherals.

Source: FoodTalks

Singapore to ban advertisements such as milk tea juice

According to Singapore's "Lianhe Zaobao" report, in order to curb the rising trend of diabetes, the Singapore Ministry of Health recently announced that it will ban the advertising of freshly brewed beverages and freshly squeezed juices with high sugar and trans fat content.

Singapore’s Ministry of Health requires vendors selling these beverages to label beverages high in sugar and trans fats with nutritional grades in physical and electronic menus.

In addition, all packaged beverages and beverages sold through vending machines must also be labeled with a nutritional grade similar to a "traffic light."

Source: 36kr

Marvel spin-off "She-Hulk" will be launched on August 15

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The new drama revolves around Bruce Banner's cousin, Jennifer Waters, who, as a criminal lawyer, mutated after receiving a blood transfusion from Banner after a serious injury and became the Hulk.

The new series, starring Tatiana Maslani, Mark Ruffalo, Tim Roth, and Benedict Wang, will launch on Disney+ on August 15.

"The End of the Sea is the Prairie" released the first trailer

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Er Dongsheng's new work "The End of the Sea is a Prairie" recently released the first trailer.

The film is based on the true historical past of "Three Thousand Orphans Entering Inner Mongolia", and stars Chen Baoguo, Ma Su, A Yunga, Wang Qiang and others.

The new film is scheduled to be released nationwide on September 9, and was previously shortlisted for the Temple of Heaven Award at this year's Beijing International Film Festival.

"Kung Fu Panda" fourth installment set for 2024

DreamWorks' popular animated series "Kung Fu Panda" recently announced that it will be filming its fourth installment.

The story of the film will continue to revolve around Po's adventures in ancient China. At present, the director of the film has not yet been determined, but it has been scheduled to be released in North America on March 8, 2024.


Title: "Happy Hunting"

Author: [America] Liu Yukun

Pages: 339

Published: July 2022

Written by Chinese science fiction writer Liu Yukun, this book is the original novel of "Good Hunting", the eighth episode of "Love Dead".
At the same time, this book also includes a new science fiction novel that combines the story of the Tang legend "Nie Yinniang" and the setting of "Interstellar", which is an attempt to combine Chinese martial arts and science fiction.

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