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Apple plans to upgrade the APP Store search engine, and it may not stop there

Tesla Model Y facelift launched

BMW wireless charging may damage iPhone 15's NFC chip

Meta CTO: Most people in the world will experience generative AI for the first time through Meta

NVIDIA GTC 2024 keynote speech is scheduled to be held on March 18 next year

"Wei Xiaoli" releases September delivery data


Domestic travel during the holidays is expected to exceed 890 million

LV boss under investigation for suspected money laundering

Hainan's outlying island tax-free "buy now, pick up now" sales volume reaches 1.7 billion yuan in half year

The world's largest spherical LED screen show debuts

'SpongeBob SquarePants' Renewed for Season 15

"The Help"

Laurel Halo – “Atlas”

"The Cafe at the End of the World"

 News worth reading during the holidays

Apple plans to upgrade the APP Store search engine, and it may not stop there

According to Bloomberg reporter Mark Gurman, Apple will soon bring its powerful internal search engine to the App Store and other applications.

Apple has upgraded the Spotlight search function for the first time in iOS 14 and iPadOS 14, allowing users to search web results, application details, documents, etc.

According to reports, former Google executive John Giannandrea is now in charge of Apple's machine learning and artificial intelligence business, and he has a large search team under him.

His team is working to integrate a new generation of search engine, internally named "Pegasus," more deeply into the iOS and macOS experience, and may further enhance it with its new generative AI tools.

Gurman pointed out that if Apple successfully deploys its own search engine, although it cannot completely match Google, it has a strong App Store advertising business and can also generate more revenue through internal search.

However, Apple executive Eddy Cue has previously said that there is no need for Apple to develop its own search engine, and the company reportedly rejected an offer to acquire Bing in 2020.

Tesla Model Y facelift launched: exterior and interior upgrades, acceleration also improved

Yesterday, Tesla announced a series of upgrades and improvements to Model Y, with the price remaining unchanged.

On the interior, the new Model Y adds multi-color ambient lighting, and uses technical textile materials for the dashboard trim; on the outside, the 19-inch Gemini wheels have undergone design improvements, changing from the original silver to black.

After this update, the Model Y rear-wheel drive version's acceleration from 0 to 100 kilometers has been increased to 5.9 seconds, an increase of 1 second from the previous time, while the battery life is not affected.

The price of the updated Model Y rear-wheel drive version is still 263,900 yuan, and the long-range version is 299,900 yuan.

BMW wireless charging may damage iPhone 15's NFC chip

According to feedback from users on the MacRumors forum and the X platform, some BMW owners complained that after using the in-car wireless charging pad to charge their iPhone 15, the phone's NFC chip became unusable.

Affected users said that after charging, the iPhone entered data recovery mode and a white screen appeared, and the NFC chip became invalid after the device was restarted.

The NFC chip in the iPhone enables features such as Apple Pay and digital car keys. Affected users are receiving an "Unable to set up Apple Pay" error message in the Wallet app, and there appears to be no way to resolve the issue.

Some users said that Apple replaced their iPhones after confirming that the NFC chip was faulty, but the replaced iPhones were also prone to the same problem, so there is currently no permanent solution.

While complaints so far have come from iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max users, the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus may also be affected.

Owners of any iPhone 15 models should therefore exercise caution until this issue is resolved.

Meta CTO: Most people in the world will experience generative AI for the first time through Meta

"Most of the world will experience generative AI for the first time through us," Meta CTO Andrew Bosworth told AFP at the Connect conference for developers.

Meta unveiled an AI chatbot with a personality at the conference, as well as tools to create images or written content using voice prompts.

According to reports, Meta was once widely considered to be lagging behind competitors such as Microsoft, Google, and OpenAI in the field of AI.

Bosworth is convinced that Meta is not lagging behind, saying that Meta enhanced its global platform with AI before ChatGPT was launched to the public late last year.

In his view, Meta wants users to get fast and high-quality search results even on smartphones. Currently, Meta has chosen a more cautious approach to generative AI.

NVIDIA GTC 2024 keynote speech is scheduled to be held on March 18 next year

NVIDIA announced that it will hold its annual GTC Developer Conference at the San Jose Convention Center in California, USA, from March 18th to 21st next year.

According to reports, this live conference will bring together thousands of innovators, researchers, creators, thought leaders and decision-makers.

As usual, Nvidia will release updates to its graphics technology at GTC and will bring a new generation of data center products.

This time, all eyes are on its highly anticipated Blackwell series. These series are also expected to expand into gaming, although the underlying architecture of gaming chips will be different.

"Wei Xiaoli" releases September delivery data

In September 2023, Li Auto delivered a total of 36,060 new cars, a year-on-year increase of 212.7%, setting a new monthly delivery record.

As of September 30, 2023, Li Auto's cumulative delivery volume in the third quarter was 105,108 vehicles, a year-on-year increase of 296.3%, and the cumulative delivery volume for the whole year has reached 244,225 vehicles.

Xpeng Motors delivered a total of 15,310 new cars in September, a year-on-year increase of 81%. Among them, the delivery volume of Xpeng G6 reached 8,132 units, and the cumulative delivery volume reached 19,381 units.

As of September 30, 2023, Xpeng Motors' cumulative delivery volume in the third quarter reached 40,008 units, a quarter-on-quarter increase of 72%.

NIO delivered 15,641 new cars in September, a year-on-year increase of 43.8%; in the third quarter, NIO delivered a total of 55,432 new cars, a year-on-year increase of 75.4%, with quarterly delivery volume hitting a record high;

From January to September 2023, NIO delivered a total of 109,993 new vehicles. A total of 399,549 NIO new cars have been delivered;

Domestic travel during the holidays is expected to exceed 890 million

According to news from the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, during the Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day holidays this year, domestic tourism trips across the country are expected to reach 896 million, a year-on-year increase of 86%, and domestic tourism revenue will be 782.5 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 138%.

It is predicted that during the eight-day holiday that connects the Mid-Autumn Festival and the National Day this year, the cultural tourism market in some popular tourist cities will be extremely hot, with orders for hotels, air tickets, etc. increasing at least five times compared with the same period last year.

LV boss under investigation for suspected money laundering

On September 29, local time, a statement from the Paris Prosecutor's Office stated that transactions between LVMH president and billionaire Bernard Arnault and a Russian businessman may be suspected of money laundering and are under investigation.

The prosecutor's statement came after French newspaper Le Monde reported that France's anti-money laundering agency had discovered suspicious fund transfers between Arnault and Russian businessman Nikolai Sarkisov.

The transactions relate to Arnault's 2018 acquisition of real estate in Courchevel in the French Alps.

The deal netted Sarkisov a profit of around 2 million euros without any apparent reason, the newspaper said, citing a Tracfin document.

After the preliminary investigation is completed, French prosecutors will decide whether to formally launch an investigation.

Responding to the accusations, lawyers for LVMH boss Bernard Arnault said a financial transaction being investigated by France was carried out in full compliance with the law.

The statement said that the actions involved in the investigation to expand the Cheval Blanc Hotel in Courcheval are well known and that the relevant accusations are ridiculous and baseless.

Hainan's outlying island tax-free "buy now, pick up now" sales volume reaches 1.7 billion yuan in half year

According to Haikou Customs, as of September 30, it has been half a year since the new delivery methods of duty-free "purchase and pick up" and "guarantee and pick up" on Hainan's outlying islands have been implemented.

According to Haikou Customs statistics, the customs supervised a total of 1.7 billion yuan in "buy now and pick up" sales and 873,000 shoppers; "guaranteed and pick up" sales amounted to 41.37 million yuan and 408 shoppers.

It is understood that since the implementation of "Purchase and Pickup" and "Guarantee and Pickup" on April 1 this year, Haikou Customs has established a big data screening model, strengthened the operation and maintenance management of the information system, carried out multi-scenario debugging of various systems, and smoothed the customs and The bank's transaction linkage ensures the smooth operation of the new delivery method.

The world's largest spherical LED screen show debuts in Las Vegas

Legendary Irish rock band U2 are known for pushing the boundaries of technology and creativity during their live concerts.

Last Friday night, the band performed the most explosive and entertaining concert since its establishment at the MSG Sphere, a spherical immersive experience venue located in the center of Las Vegas, USA:

An exciting live performance and visual feast unfolded on the MSG Sphere's 160,000-square-foot LED spherical display.

Throughout the concert, a plethora of arresting visuals, including kaleidoscopic images, flaming flags and the Las Vegas skyline, took the audience of more than 18,000 on U2's epic musical journey.

According to Rolling Stone magazine, the venue cost $2.3 billion and has 17,600 seats and a standing capacity of 20,000. It has a fully animated dome shell and a 16K LED surround screen inside.

It can be used to hold concerts, show movies or other entertainment activities. It is the largest spherical comprehensive venue in the world.

'SpongeBob SquarePants' Renewed for Season 15

Nickelodeon announced that the "SpongeBob SquarePants" animated series has been renewed for a 15th season.

The new season will have 26 episodes, and characters such as SpongeBob SquarePants, Patrick Star, Sandy, Mr. Krabs, Ruffian Boss, and Squidward will have new underwater adventures.

"SpongeBob SquarePants" was launched in 1999 and will celebrate its 25th anniversary next year. After the S15 renewal, the total number of episodes in the series will also reach 345.

"SpongeBob SquarePants" is currently broadcast in more than 50 countries and regions around the world and has its dubbed version. It is currently the longest-running program on Nickelodeon and the longest-running Nicktoons animation. It has been the channel's most-watched animated series for 21 consecutive years. .

Happy Holidays Recommendations

 "The Help"

In the 1960s, in Mississippi, black women could only serve the white community as maids. They took special buses and used special bathrooms, which reflected class inequality everywhere.

Skeeter (Emma Stone), a 23-year-old white girl, returns to her hometown after completing college. She was brought up by a black maid, so she and the black maid were good friends, but when she came home this time, she found that the maid had left without saying goodbye.

Skeeter, who has a kind personality, has always been full of sympathy and love for black maids. When she discovered that black maids often did not receive equal treatment in life, she decided to implement a plan:

By personally interviewing the joys and sorrows of black servants working in white families, he wrote these situations into a book, using a calm but equally powerful action to help black people launch the civil rights movement.

 Laurel Halo – “Atlas”

Electronic artist Laurel Halo released his latest album "Atlas" on September 22, which is a set of perceptual environmental collage works designed to take listeners on a subconscious journey.

Blending synthetic ambient textures and acoustic instruments, the album is a collection of musical maps filled with hidden details that will keep you listening.

This is a collection of minimalist ambient music pieces in which not a single line can stretch for long without dissolving into a puddle of ink.

 "The Cafe at the End of the World"

Welcome to Why Cafe.

There are no universal answers here about life, but there are things money can never buy. The answer is not for sale here, but those who are willing can always find it.

Please turn to the back of the menu. There are three questions: Why are you here? Are you afraid of death? Are you satisfied?

Why not sit down and have a cup of coffee, start with these questions, and get to know yourself again.

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