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2024 railway Spring Festival travel tickets went on sale yesterday

Apple Vision Pro headset details revealed

Tencent will open live broadcast rights to Douyin

1X robotics company raises $100 million

Many Tencent games are disconnected and official apologizes

Tesla cuts prices on many models in China

Cook's total compensation drops to $63.2 million in 2023

NIO expands its "circle of friends" through battery exchange

Honor CEO Zhao Ming says he is not afraid of friends stealing blueprints

Disney's Pixar Studios prepares to lay off employees

Ultraman seems to imply that humans are very close to AGI

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Costco opens first store in South China

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lululemon joins hands with Michelle Yeoh to perform "New Year, Wing Chun" poetically

One Fun Thing | Useful GPTs

What to watch on the weekend | Falling Judgment

A guide to buying books without reading|"The Hidden Beauty of Seeds"

Game recommendation | "White Wattle Corridor"

 News worth watching over the weekend

2024 railway Spring Festival travel tickets went on sale yesterday

According to CCTV, the 2024 Spring Festival Transport will start on January 26 and end on March 5, a total of 40 days. According to the current railway ticket pre-sale rules (train tickets are pre-sold within 15 days), train tickets for the first day of Spring Festival travel in 2024 will be officially on sale from January 12.

The 2024 Spring Festival holiday is from February 10th (the first day of the first lunar month) to February 17th (the eighth day of the first lunar month), a total of 8 days. By analogy with the railway ticket pre-sale rules, train tickets for February 8 can be purchased on January 25, and train tickets for February 9 (New Year's Eve) can be purchased on January 26; holiday return train tickets can be purchased on February 3 To purchase train tickets for February 17, passengers can make preparations in advance according to their personal itinerary.

China Railway officially reminds that each Railway 12306 user can have 6 waiting orders to be redeemed. Each waiting order can select up to 3 travel dates. The total number of additions cannot exceed 60 trains, and a maximum of 9 passengers can be added. The deadline for late standby orders to be redeemed is no later than 20 minutes before departure.

On the day when tickets go on sale, users can pre-fill in the passenger, train number, seat and other information, and then submit the order with one click when the tickets go on sale. Users can set multiple reminders through the system in advance based on the ticket sales time to submit ticket purchase orders in a timely manner.

Apple Vision Pro headset details revealed: app scans face to determine size

According to Macrumors, Aaron Perris recently discovered when digging into the Apple Store application code that consumers need to scan their faces before purchasing the Vision Pro headset so that Apple can provide the correct size of the headset components.

It is reported that the code that was dug into shows: "You can determine the size of Apple Vision Pro by scanning your face." Apple is already using the Head Measure and Fit app to help developers test Vision Pro to find the correct size, so something like functions may be built directly into the App Store.

In addition, Apple currently offers Light Seals and Head Bands in multiple sizes, and consumers can select the correct size option after scanning.

It’s worth mentioning that the code also indicates that Apple may allow engraving on the Vision Pro, but it’s unclear where the engraving will be.

Tencent will open live broadcast rights to Douyin

According to the editorial department of Zhiwei, the live broadcast copyright of Tencent's game "Honor of Kings" will soon be opened to the Douyin platform.

A person familiar with the matter said: "The new news is that Honor of Kings will be opened on January 20th. Although it is not 100% sure, it will definitely be opened before the year." Another person familiar with the matter added that the talks are almost complete, but it has been Wait, maybe some procedures haven't been completed yet.

In addition, according to the knowledge of Zhiwei Editorial Department, Douyin game live broadcasts have been divided into groups as early as December last year. Relevant personnel have been identified for Honor of Kings, League of Legends and other sections, and relevant personnel have cooperated with some major live broadcast unions and MCN organizations. Start contacting related matters.

OpenAI-backed 1X Robotics raises $100 million

Recently, 1X, a Norwegian robotics startup backed by OpenAI, raised US$100 million in Series B financing, led by EQT Ventures, with participation from new investor Samsung NEXT, existing investors Sandwater, Skagerak Capital and Nistad Group.

The company's NEO is designed as a bipedal humanoid robot designed for daily home assistance, providing multi-functional support for a variety of household tasks in the consumer market.

It is reported that 1X was founded in 2014 and is committed to manufacturing general-purpose robots to handle labor-intensive tasks. In March 2023, 1X successfully completed Series A financing led by OpenAI and Tiger Global.

Many Tencent games are disconnected and official apologizes

On the morning of January 12, the topic of Tencent game's large-scale disconnection of services quickly became a hot topic on Weibo, attracting widespread attention from netizens.

It is understood that starting from the evening of the 11th, a large number of Weibo netizens reported that Tencent game servers had problems, causing "League of Legends", "Cross Fire", "Dungeon Fighter", "Shovel Battle", "Peace Elite" and other games to all be dropped online. Wire. Some players have reported that there is a chance of being able to connect again after being disconnected.

In response to the disconnection of all Tencent games, @tencent游戏 apologized and responded: "At around 0:00 tonight, due to network fluctuations caused by operator line failures, users of some regional servers were disconnected and temporarily unable to log in. Related abnormalities have now been restored . We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused."

Tesla cuts prices on many models in China

On January 12, Tesla launched the "first shot" of price cuts in 2024, announcing price cuts for the refreshed version of Model 3 and Model Y.

According to Tesla China's official website, the price of the Tesla Model 3 rear-wheel drive refreshed version has been reduced by 14,400 yuan from 259,900 yuan to 245,900 yuan; the price of the Model 3 long-range refreshed version has been reduced by 11,500 yuan to 285,900 yuan. .

The prices of both Model Y models have also been reduced simultaneously. Among them, the price of the Model Y rear-wheel drive version was reduced by 7,500 yuan to 258,900 yuan; the price of the Model Y long-range version was reduced by 6,500 yuan to 299,900 yuan.

In addition, according to The Paper, Tesla has also canceled its previous insurance subsidies and 1.99% low-interest loan program for Model 3.

Apple CEO Cook's total compensation drops to $63.2 million in 2023

Recently, Macrumors reported that Apple released a 116-page annual report to investors, which disclosed the actual salary of Apple CEO Cook in 2023.

It is understood that Cook’s target salary for 2023 is US$49 million, and his actual salary is US$63.2 million, which is about 28% higher than the target salary. However, compared with US$99.4 million in 2022, Cook's total compensation dropped by approximately 36% year-on-year, mainly reflecting the decline in the value of his stock incentives.

The $63.2 million in compensation includes a base salary of $3 million, approximately $46.97 million in stock awards, approximately $10.7 million in performance bonuses and approximately $2.5 million in other compensation.

NIO expands its "circle of friends" through battery exchange

According to The Paper, on January 11, Jianghuai Automobile and Chery Automobile signed a "Power Swap Strategic Cooperation Framework Agreement" with NIO respectively.

The report pointed out that Chery Automobile will carry out all-round, multi-level and in-depth cooperation with NIO in various fields such as battery standards, battery swap technology, battery swap service network construction and operation. It is worth mentioning that Weilai has previously reached strategic cooperation with Changan Automobile and Geely Automobile in battery exchange.

In addition, Anhui Energy Group and Anhui Traffic Control Group have recently reached a cooperation agreement with NIO to support Zhongan Energy in orderly promoting the construction of 1,000 integrated storage, charging and swapping stations, and jointly promote the layout of an open and shared new energy vehicle storage, charging and swapping network. , to further promote the openness and interoperability of the power exchange network.

Honor CEO Zhao Ming says he is not afraid of friends stealing blueprints

After the Honor Magic 6 series and Porsche Design new product launch conference held recently, Honor CEO Zhao Ming accepted an interview with the media.

When asked whether he was afraid that friends would steal the drawings when new products were released with many innovative technologies, Zhao Ming said: "I'm not afraid, because in the past, you had nothing to steal. If you opened the door, people would still look down on you. .”

"Now he has something and can run faster. The things he stole are all old. You can't say he stole them. The things he referenced and studied are all old. Everyone will follow up on good things. How can we guard? If we can hold on, we must develop rapidly.”

Disney's Pixar Studios prepares to lay off employees

According to TechCrunch, Disney’s animation studio Pixar is preparing to lay off employees this year. Although some media reported earlier that the scale of layoffs would be as high as 20%. That means Pixar's 1,300-person team will be reduced to about 1,000 people in the coming months.

However, Pixar Studios denied this statement and said that the studio is still evaluating the specific number of layoffs, taking into account factors such as production progress and manpower needs of future approved projects.

The studio noted that the layoffs, while not immediate, are expected to take place later this year as Pixar plans to reduce the amount of content it produces.

Insiders said Pixar's layoffs also include employees recruited for Disney+. The employees were hired by Disney as it forced Pixar to bolster its streaming business, even though the division has so far failed to turn a profit.

Ultraman seems to imply that humans are very close to AGI

According to blogger @xiaohuggg citing people familiar with the matter, at the YC W24 launch meeting, OpenAI CEO Sam Altman suspected of suggesting that humans are very close to general artificial intelligence (AGI), and suggested that entrepreneurship and technology should be based on the realization of AGI. development.

Altman said that compared to GPT-4, GPT-5 may have an exponential jump; the most correct approach is to imagine a "God-like" model is working, and then build the best product based on this assumption.

Altman said that OpenAI's API will continue to become faster, more reliable, and cheaper in the future. However, there is always a trade-off between performance and cost.

In his view, AGI will subvert a large number of AI startups, and it is not recommended to focus the product business on solving the current limitations of GPT4. Because most limitations will be partially/fully fixed in GPT-5. Startups need situational optimization more than behavioral optimization.

Costco opens first store in South China

According to news released by Shenzhen, the first Costco store in South China officially opened yesterday. This is the first flagship store in South China and the sixth store in the country.

Kaishike Shenzhen store is located at No. 68 Minda Road, Longhua District, with a shopping area of ​​15,000 square meters. It only has a one-story hypermarket and a three-story parking lot with nearly 1,000 parking spaces and is also equipped with charging piles.

According to reports, Kaishike has a rich variety of fresh products, accounting for more than one-third of the store's products. The store is equipped with a large cold storage to ensure the freshness of fruits, vegetables, seafood and meat. Customers’ favorite items include strawberries, cherries, croissants, durian cake, cheese bread with fresh strawberries, grilled chicken, salmon, prawns, etc.

lululemon joins hands with Michelle Yeoh to perform "New Year, Wing Chun" poetically

To celebrate the Year of the Dragon, sports lifestyle brand lululemon teamed up with international movie queen Michelle Yeoh and eight dancers from the dance drama "Wing Chun" to poetically present a short film with the theme of "New Year, Wing Chun" with body language full of oriental aesthetics.

In this themed short film, Michelle Yeoh wears the Define sports short jacket that is loved by customers, paired with Pleated high-waisted wide-leg trousers, which is neat, stylish and relaxed.

8 dancers performed the 2024 New Year limited series. This series is inspired by the shapes and curves formed by the overlapping scales of the "dragon". It uses the colorful colors of traditional Chinese architectural decoration to meet the needs of a variety of sports and life scenes, creating just the right New Year's wear.

✨ It's the weekend!

This weekend, we have organized an interesting event – inD Guangzhou Art Book Fair 2024. Everyone is welcome to come and play.

Yesterday was the first day of the official opening of the inD Book Fair. Warning for multiple pictures.    Send the freshest records immediately!

inD Guangzhou Art Book Fair 2024 takes "inD Conditions" as the theme, hoping to enable all creators to escape from the fields and media they are originally familiar with, combine the characteristics and environment of the current era, enter the context of paper media, and through text Space to build diverse communication scenarios across cultures and media, and jointly explore new creative possibilities.

At the same time, inD hopes to bring a global perspective that can add tools and inspiration to individuals, inspire fresh ideas from each independent individual in an information sharing environment, and encourage people to communicate and share more.

inD Book Fair 2024 has a total of 110 book stalls, 9 exhibition booths, 14 workshop activities, 6 independent curatorial units, 14 brand booths; and there are 16 lectures and 1 speech marathon throughout the four days of the book fair . Welcome everyone to come to Future Club and enter the world of books.

One Fun Thing | Useful GPTs

After waiting for two months, OpenAI's GPT Store finally went online this week. Similar to the App Store, you can think of it as an app store that makes money. Plus users can find or share their own GPTs to the GPT Store according to their own needs, and even earn some extra money.

Have you found some useful GPTs? The GPTs for translation of scientific articles that I will recommend next may be your most effective translation partner.

This GPTs supports literal translation and free translation, and can also point out problems in translation. According to its producer, this GPTs will soon have a long text translation function.

Access address entrance: https://chat.openai.com/g/g-uBhKUJJTl-ke-ji-wen-zhang-fan-yi

What to watch on the weekend | Falling Judgment

Directed by Justin Trier and starring Sandra Wheeler and Swann Aloud, "The Fall", the best film at the Cannes Film Festival, tells the story of a murderous fall from a building in heavy snow: a successful writer was… Accused of murdering her husband, the tortuous trial also triggered thoughts on the relationship between husband and wife and marriage.

A guide to buying books without reading|"The Hidden Beauty of Seeds"

The herbarium of the Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh contains more than 3 million plant and fungus specimens collected from all over the world, some of which are even more than 300 years old.

In the past 10 years, the herbarium has digitized some specimens through high-definition digital image technology. These digital images are equipped with scale bars and color reference cards and are freely available online.

As a pioneer of ultra-macro imaging technology, British photography artist Levon Biss was invited to take ultra-micro photography of 100 kinds of fruits and seeds in the seed bank of Edinburgh Botanic Garden, which was included in his album "The Hidden Beauty of Seeds" middle.

The pictures reveal the seed texture and texture that are difficult to see with the naked eye, and each picture is accompanied by a popular science explanation. Through this unique artistic approach, Biss hopes to allow the public to discover the unparalleled beauty of seeds.

Game recommendation | "White Wattle Corridor"

"White Thorn Corridor" is a real-time multi-dimensional combat RPG where different worlds meet. The game is developed using Unreal Engine and is based on a unique and vast world view. It adopts a delicate and diverse art style that emphasizes both 2D and 3D, diversified character creation, innovative strategic combat, and rich interactive and expanded gameplay.

Here, as the top executive of "Bai Jing Technology", you will meet many "visitors from another world", work together to resist unprecedented risks, and explore the causes of turmoil.

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