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Apple wins new iPhone patent: Motorized light filter embedded in screen to prevent prying eyes

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Nvidia delays release of China-specific version of H20 AI chip

Huawei's unmanned valet parking video exposed, can automatically park, pick up vehicles, and reverse to avoid vehicles

As of the third quarter of this year, the average price of domestic mobile phones has reached 3,480 yuan.

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Jack Ma established Majia Kitchen Company

Changan Automobile’s latest response: The information online that it has invested in Huawei Auto BU is “untrue”

Taobao cancels this year’s Double 12 event and changes it to “Year-End Good Price Festival”

Moutai cocktail official announcement, endorsed by Jay Chou, 539 yuan per bottle

Douyu is currently launching "Operation Qingming"

OpenAI’s “Gong Battle” finally ends with the return of Altman

Stability AI releases Stable Video Diffusion model, which can generate videos based on pictures

One Fun Thing | If you use memory metal to make a flower pot

What to watch on the weekend | "Morning will also come in the mental ward"

Game recommendation | "Deliver Us Mars – Mars Lonely March"

✏ A look at this week's big news

Apple wins new iPhone patent: Motorized light filter embedded in screen to prevent prying eyes

The United States Trademark and Patent Office (USPTO) recently granted Apple a design patent for the iPhone, which allows the polarization of the screen to be controlled by embedding an "electronically controlled filter" into the screen.

Specifically, the patent aims to enhance privacy protection by adding a polarizing layer in the middle of the screen.

This polarizing layer filters out certain colors, ensuring that the screen is only fully displayed when viewed from the front.

In regular mode, the screen displays normally, while in "privacy" mode, the screen can only be seen clearly from the front.

There's no specific word on when this patent will be launched, and Apple continues to look for ways to change the way screens are displayed.

Nvidia delays release of China-specific version of H20 AI chip

According to Reuters, sources revealed that Nvidia has informed Chinese customers that the launch of its HGX H20 AI chip designed specifically for China will be postponed to the first quarter of next year.

According to a report by chip consulting company SemiAnalysis this month, Nvidia has developed the latest improved series of chips for China: HGX H20, L20 PCle and L2 PCle, which will be released as early as November 16.

However, sources say the H20 has been delayed due to problems the server maker is having integrating the chips, with some told it could be released in February or March next year.

Sources said the L20 chip will not face delays and will be released as planned. They cannot share news about L2 status.

Huawei's unmanned valet parking video exposed, can automatically park, pick up vehicles, and reverse to avoid vehicles


Yesterday, a video of Zhijie S7 autonomous valet parking was exposed. In the video, in a driverless state, Zhijie S7 skillfully completed a series of operations such as yielding to pedestrians, reversing to avoid, extreme meeting, automatic parking, and automatic pick-up.

Previously, at Huawei’s smart travel conference on November 9, Yu Chengdong announced that the Smart World S7 would launch unmanned valet parking, supporting active obstacle avoidance and on-call availability.

Zhijie S7 is jointly built by Huawei and Chery. It is also the first sedan model under Huawei's smart car selection mode. Previously, Zhijie S7 has started pre-sale, with the pre-sale price starting from 258,000 yuan.

On November 22, Huawei officially announced that it will hold a smart world S7 and full-scenario press conference on November 28.

As of the third quarter of this year, the average price of domestic mobile phones has reached 3,480 yuan.

The market research organization "GfK China" released the third quarter 2023 market report. Data shows that the overall sales volume of China's mobile phone market this year is expected to be 270 million units, basically the same as last year. There will be a certain recovery in 2024, but the overall growth will be small.

At the same time, there are also differences in the performance of various channels: online market sales are relatively stable, while offline sales have declined to a certain extent.

The report pointed out that the average price of China's mobile phone market was only 2,685 yuan in 2019, and has continued to grow in recent years. As of the third quarter of this year, the average price has reached 3,480 yuan.

However, the increase has gradually slowed down, mainly due to the increase in the proportion of high-end mobile phones and the decline in sales of ultra-low-end mobile phones.

Jack Ma established Majia Kitchen Company

According to the website of the National Enterprise Credit Information Publicity System, Hangzhou Majia Kitchen Food Co., Ltd. was established on November 22. The legal representative is PAU JASON JOHN and the registered capital is 10 million yuan.

The business scope includes food sales (only sales of pre-packaged food), import and export of goods, wholesale of edible agricultural products, wholesale of daily necessities, hotel management, technical services, etc.

Among them, the business scope of "sales of pre-packaged food" is speculated by industry insiders that the company may enter the hottest field of prepared dishes.

Equity penetration shows that the company is wholly owned by Hangzhou Dajingtou 212 Culture and Art Co., Ltd., which is 99.9% owned by Jack Ma.

The main staff of Majia Kitchen include PAU JASON JOHN and Xu Shi. Tianyancha shows that Xu Shi once served as an executive of the Zhejiang Jack Ma Charity Foundation and is now the legal representative of two companies, including Dajingtou and Zhejiang Fengqingyang Charity Research Institute.

Changan Automobile’s latest response: The information online that it has invested in Huawei Auto BU is “untrue”

On November 23, it was reported on the Internet that Changan invested 300 billion yuan in Huawei's smart car solution BU. Changan Automobile's stock price was close to the daily limit that day.

According to China Business News, yesterday, the head of Changan Automobile's strategic planning department told reporters that Changan Automobile and Huawei have established strategic cooperation, and both parties have in-depth cooperation on Avita and Deep Blue Automobile. However, the information circulated on the Internet is inconsistent with the facts.

On the 23rd, it was reported that Auto BU will be separated from Huawei's system, with an overall valuation of 250 billion yuan. The largest shareholder after the change of hands is Chongqing State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission; Changan is the only car company participating in the acquisition, with a price of 37.5 billion yuan. Che BU has a 15% stake, and the Military Equipment Group holds about 5%.

It is also reported that Changan Automobile will acquire 30% of the shares of Auto BU at a price of 300 billion yuan.

Taobao cancels this year’s Double 12 event and changes it to “Year-End Good Price Festival”

According to the Taobao Merchant Service Hall, this year's Double 12 event has been cancelled, and has been changed to the platform's large-scale event "Taobao Year-End Good Price Festival", which is expected to start attracting investment at the end of November.

​​​According to The Paper, Taotian Group responded by saying that Taobao Double 12 was renamed Taobao Year-end Good Price Festival, and Taobao Good Price Festival will officially start at 8 pm on December 9.

Taotian Group said that compared with Double 12 in previous years, the discount intensity, merchant scale, and product scale have all been significantly improved.

On November 16, Alibaba announced its second quarter financial report. Revenue for the quarter was 224.79 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 8.5%. Alibaba CEO Wu Yongming said that Taobao and Tmall put "users first" and adhere to consumption grading and price competitiveness strategies.

Moutai cocktail official announcement, endorsed by Jay Chou, 539 yuan per bottle

Recently, Moutai Ecological Agriculture Company and MOJT held a new product launch conference in Xiamen for the "Junky Era" and announced the launch of a jointly developed "Guizhou Taste" series of cocktails: Spicy Berry, Blueberry Sour, and Blueberry Silk.

This time, Moutai not only brought cocktails that are popular among young people, but also selected Jay Chou as the product spokesperson and chief tasting officer. Related topics once became hot searches on Weibo.

It is reported that the "Guizhou Taste" series of cocktails have a suggested retail price of 539 yuan per bottle. The alcohol content is 30%vol. The single bottle size is 500ml. It is expected that one bottle can prepare 10-20 cocktails.

Ding Xiongjun, chairman of Moutai Group, said that the launch of the MOJT series of cocktails is an important step made by Moutai Youmi to comply with the trends of health, youth, fashion and urbanization and promote the transformation from "selling wine" to "selling lifestyle". try.

Douyu is currently launching "Operation Qingming"

Recently, Douyu CEO Chen Shaojie was arrested by the police on suspicion of opening a casino, which attracted attention.

According to Red Star News, in mid-November, the Douyu platform launched "Operation Qingming" to severely crack down on illegal activities such as private transactions, and stated that if it is suspected of illegal crimes such as money laundering, fraud, gambling, etc., the platform will submit and transfer it to judicial authorities for processing.

On the evening of November 21, Douyu announced that the company’s CEO Chen Shaojie was arrested by Chengdu police around November 16, 2023.

At noon on the 22nd, the Dujiangyan Public Security Bureau in Chengdu issued a notice. After investigation, it was found that Chen Moujie (male, 39 years old) was suspected of opening a casino. Currently, Chen Moujie has been arrested in accordance with the law. The case is under further investigation.

Douyu said Chen Shaojie’s continued detention and any subsequent related legal proceedings and enforcement actions against relevant parties may have a material adverse impact on the company’s reputation, business and operating results.

OpenAI’s “Gong Battle” finally ends with the return of Altman

On the evening of November 21, local time, OpenAI announced that it had reached an agreement in principle. Sam Altman will return to OpenAI as CEO and form a new board of directors composed of chairman Bret Taylor, Larry Summers and Adam D'Angelo.

According to The Information, after Sam Altman's return, OpenAI's employee stock sale plan is also back on track, valuing the company at approximately $86 billion. The deal is expected to close next month.

In addition, according to Reuters, days before Altman was ousted, several OpenAI researchers wrote to the board of directors warning that they had discovered a powerful artificial intelligence technology that could threaten humanity.

This letter and the AI ​​technology mentioned may have been one of the key factors in Altman's dismissal.

The technology comes from an internal project called Q* (pronounced Q-Star), which is said to demonstrate near-human advanced reasoning capabilities.

*Timeline of Sam Altman's ouster:

November 16, local time

  • Sam received a message from Ilya asking for a conversation on Friday at noon. Ilya tells Sam he's fired and the news will be out soon.

November 17, local time

  • OpenAI announced that CEO Sam Altman will leave the company, and Chief Technology Officer Mira Murati has been appointed as interim CEO, effective immediately.
  • OpenAI President and Board Chairman Greg Brockman announced his resignation. He said he was shocked and saddened by the board's decision.
  • Three senior researchers at OpenAI resigned on Friday night local time.

November 18, local time

  • Sam Altman told investors he plans to launch a new AI venture. Greg Brockman is expected to join the venture, which is still under development and the exact nature of the venture is unclear at this time.
  • OpenAI's board of directors is discussing a return to the CEO role with Altman. He is "ambivalent" about the return and wants major changes to governance.

November 19, local time

  • Sam Altman and Greg Brockman arrived at OpenAI's San Francisco headquarters to meet with executives.
  • OpenAI interim CEO Mira Murati plans to rehire Sam Altman and Greg Brockman.
  • The OpenAI board of directors chose to hire Emmett Shear, the former CEO of Amazon's live game streaming platform Twitch, as CEO, and Altman's return failed.
  • Upon learning that Altman would not be returning, dozens of OpenAI employees announced internally that they were quitting the company.
  • Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced that OpenAI founders Sam Altman and Greg Brockman and their colleagues will join Microsoft to lead a new advanced artificial intelligence research team.

November 20, local time

  • OpenAI's new CEO Emmett Shear says he will investigate Altman's ouster
  • More than 710 OpenAI employees asked the board of directors to resign, otherwise they may defect to Microsoft collectively
  • OpenAI's board of directors approached rival Anthropic about a merger, but was ultimately rejected

November 21, local time

  • OpenAI announced on social platforms that it has reached an agreement in principle and Altman will return to OpenAI as CEO.
  • OpenAI co-founder and former president Greg Brockman posted a photo with company employees on the X platform, saying "We are finally back."

Stability AI releases Stable Video Diffusion model, which can generate videos based on pictures

Stability AI company released its latest AI model – Stable Video Diffusion, which can generate videos from existing pictures.

This model is currently for research purposes only, and it contains two of the most advanced AI models, SVD and SVD-XT.

SVD can convert static pictures into 14-frame 576×1024 video. SVD-XT uses the same architecture but increases the number of frames to 24. Both can produce video at 3 to 30 frames per second.

Both SVD and SVD-XT can produce relatively high-quality videos, but Stability AI says it also has some limitations.

They lack a certain sense of realism when generating relatively short (less than 4 seconds) videos, cannot generate videos without motion or slow camera pans, cannot be controlled with text, cannot generate legible text, and may not Properly generate faces and characters.

✨ It's the weekend!

One Fun Thing | If you use memory metal to make a flower pot

Recently, @ Teacher Hello My Name is He’s studio made a potted flower using memory metal so that it can bloom naturally when the temperature is high.

What to watch on the weekend | "Morning will also come in the mental ward"

Netflix's new drama "Morning in the Psychiatric Ward" tells short stories about what happened in the mental ward from the perspective of nurse Jung Da-eun (played by Park Bo-young).

Medical staff entering and leaving the psychiatric ward are not allowed to carry any sharp objects with them, including scissors, clips, pens, and even tag ropes, as these may stimulate or become a tool for patients to commit suicide or self-mutilation.

Shoes are not allowed to have laces, there are no handles or hooks on the doors, and there are even no curtains in the rooms.

It is precisely because of this that the mental ward welcomes the arrival of the morning earlier than other rooms. For everyone in the mental ward, the morning is the day they have finally passed, the light they have been waiting for, and the hope for the better.

Game recommendation | "Deliver Us Mars – Mars Lonely March"

As the sequel to the award-winning "To the Moon", this week's Epic free game "Mars" is a uniquely atmospheric science fiction adventure game that provides an immersive astronaut journey.

Players will challenge suspenseful high-risk missions and explore unexplored new areas, trying to recover the Ark colony ship stolen by the mysterious Outward.

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