Morning Post | The communication itinerary card is officially offline/The price of iPhone 15 Ultra may exceed 10,000/Mi 13 series is officially released

Ai Faner's early report reading

  • "Communication Travel Card" is officially offline
  • Mi 13 series officially released
  • iPhone 15 Ultra starts at nearly 10,000 yuan
  • Generic versions of new crown oral drugs flow into China
  • The initial price of the Mi Mini host is 3699 yuan
  • Xiaomi robot can play drums
  • Two unreleased Macs appear on Steam
  • NIO to release two new cars this month
  • Chrome officially supports Passkeys
  •  VR has become a kind of "electronic painkiller"
  • Sonos and IKEA launch a "floor lamp speaker"
  • 2022 Fun Wildlife Photography Awards announced
  • Banouchi launched a new "Red Project" series
  • Filming of "Joker 2" begins
  • Taylor Swift to direct feature film for the first time
  • 'Fortnite' is too addictive, Epic sued

"Communication Travel Card" is officially offline

Today (December 12) at 0:00, the WeChat public account "Communication Travel Card" released the "Announcement on Discontinuing the "Communication Travel Card" Service".

On February 13, 2020, in the early stage of epidemic prevention and control, in order to make it easier for mobile phone users to prove their itinerary without leaving home or running around, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology organized the China Institute of Information and Communications Technology and the three major operators to jointly launch a public welfare special for epidemic prevention Application – "Communication Travel Card".

The user opens the WeChat applet "Communication Travel Card", fills in the mobile phone number and the verification code, and then can obtain the itinerary certificate of the place where he stayed for more than 4 hours in the past 14 days; according to the status of the stay, he will get a green or red pass card.

Source: 21st Century Business Herald

The price of the iPhone 15 has risen sharply, and the Ultra series starts at nearly 10,000 yuan

According to Forbes, sources @LeaksApplePro recently revealed that the price of the entry-level capacity model of the iPhone 15 Ultra may be as high as $1,299 (approximately RMB 9,038), which is $200 higher than that of the iPhone 14 Pro Max.

However, at the same time as the price increase, the storage space of the entry-level model will also increase from 128GB to 256GB.

The top-of-the-line iPhone 15 Ultra 1TB model may rise to $1,799 (about 14,007 yuan).

In addition, the report also stated that the iPhone 15 Ultra series will be equipped with dual lenses for the front camera for the first time, support Thunderbolt 4 transmission speed, and only provide a body color similar to the silver Apple Watch Ultra, and reconfirmed that the Ultra series will exclusively have a titanium alloy body.

Source: Forbes

The generic version of the new crown oral medicine in Southeast Asia has flowed into the country, and the purchasing agent claims that it is out of stock this year

According to Jiemian News, overseas generics of Pfizer’s new crown oral drug Paxlovid and Merck’s new crown oral drug Molnupiravir have quietly flowed into China recently.

According to an agent purchaser from an overseas pharmaceutical company, the generic drug Paxlovid, Pfizer’s new crown oral drug, which it sells is produced by the Indian pharmaceutical company Azista.

However, in recent days, the generic drug has been sold out both in stock and at the end of the month: "Now we can only accept pre-orders, and there is no stock in India. Those who need it will have to wait for the next batch next month."

Hansheng Law Firm Huayang stated that the aforementioned two generic drugs have not been approved in China, and the sale of them in the country is illegal. The behavior of the drug buyer is not illegal, but if the drug seller poses a hazard to the drug buyer, he will be involved in a criminal offense or subject to administrative punishment.

Regardless of whether it is the original research or the imitation product, it should be used with a doctor's prescription, and should not be taken without authorization, let alone used as a precaution.

Source: Interface News

The first price is 3699 yuan, and the Xiaomi mini console is officially released

At last night's Xiaomi 13 series & MIUI 14 new product launch conference, the Xiaomi mini host was also officially released, with a starting price of 3,699 yuan.

In terms of design, the Mi Mini host is only the size of a palm, using an integrated CNC aluminum alloy body, providing dual Thunderbolt 4 + dual HDMI ports.

In terms of configuration, the Mi Mini host is equipped with a 12th-generation Intel Core processor i5-1240P, 12 cores and 16 threads, a maximum turbo frequency of 4.4GHz, and supports 40W performance release, Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.3.

In terms of interfaces, the Mi Mini Host provides 3 USB 3.2 ports, 2 Thunderbolt 4 ports, HDMI 2.1 port, 2.5G network cable port, USB 2.0 port, and 3.5mm headphone port.

At the same time, Xiaomi has also launched a barebones version of the host, without memory, hard drive, or operating system. The crowdfunding price is 2,799 yuan. The crowdfunding will start at 10 am on December 14.

Source: IT Home

Xiaomi robot learns to play drums, Iron University 2.0 has been put into research and development

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At the press conference in August this year, Xiaomi's first full-size humanoid bionic robot "CyberOne" (nickname "Tie Da") was officially unveiled. Recently, the R&D team released a video of "Tie Da" playing drums.

It is reported that after "Tie Da" parses MIDI files into drum beats, it will generate a whole-body trajectory sequence that is synchronized with the music and coordinated with the length of the song, thereby realizing drumming performances.

Ren Yuyu, a senior hardware engineer at the Xiaomi Robotics Laboratory, introduced that "Drumming requires CyberOne to coordinate the whole body's movements to achieve fast, accurate, and wide-ranging movements." Let everyone see that "humanoid robots do things that humans cannot easily do."

Currently, Xiaomi is developing the second generation of CyberOne, hoping to integrate self-developed dexterous hands at the hardware level, add more sensors, and develop algorithms that can better control motion and vision at the software level.

Source: Heart of the Machine

Two unannounced Apple Macs appear in the Steam database

In November's Steam survey results, two unreleased Macs with the model identification "Mac14,6" and "Mac15,4" appeared in the list, and the utilization rate was marked as "0.00%".

Previously, a Mac with the same name also appeared on Geekbench. Geekbench data shows that "Mac14,6" is equipped with M2‌ Max chip, 12-core CPU and 96GB of memory. The M2‌ Max chip has a single-core score of 1853 and a multi-core score of 13855.

For reference, the M1 Max chip in Mac Studio scored 1755 single-core and 12333 multi-core.

Apple is expected to release MacBook Pro and Mac Studio with ‌M2‌ Pro and ‌M2‌ Max chips in early 2023.

Source: Macrumors

Li Bin: Two new cars will be released on NIO Day 2022

At the NIO Day ticket drawing experience salon, Weilai CEO Li Bin revealed that two new cars will be released on NIO Day 2022 on December 24.

The industry speculates that the two new cars may be the EC7 and the new ES8.

In addition, NIO will release three new models next year, and is expected to hold a special press conference for NIO mobile phones in the first half of the year.

Source: IT Home

Chrome browser officially supports Passkeys, Google ushers in a password-free era

Google Chrome product manager Ali Sarraf announced in a blog post that the stable version of Chrome 108 already supports Passkeys.

Chrome users who use passkeys to log in to websites can use biometric authentication such as fingerprints and faces to authorize logins without entering a password. At the same time, users can also use Passkeys to log in across devices.

Google plans to introduce API support into native Android applications in the future, so that Android users can also use Passkey to log in to the app.

Source: Cnbeta & IT Home

 VR has become a kind of "electronic painkiller"

Through a two-year partnership, AppliedVR and the Veterans Health Administration have collaborated to design a VR-based “electronic painkiller” for veterans.

Next, 18 veterans care institutions will prescribe the FDA-approved, eight-week VR treatment project "RelieVRx" to suitable chronic pain patients.

"RelieVRx" combines several aspects of pain management techniques: body awareness, distraction, relaxation and behavior modification.

For example, one of the tasks in the project involved having a patient throw a snowball at a bear in VR, an act that engaged the neural pathways that the patient normally uses to transmit pain signals.

In the past, many treatments for chronic pain were similar to acute pain, based on drugs and surgery. In addition to the high cost of this treatment plan, it will also lead many veterans to become addicted to opioid painkillers.

VR experience therapy extends the treatment surface to consider the patient's mental and emotional pain.

Clinical tests in 2021 have shown that eight weeks of VR therapy can significantly help patients cope with pain. A follow-up study published by AppliedVR noted that patients also experienced "clinically significant" improvements in pain six months after completing the treatment.

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Sonos and IKEA team up to launch a "floor lamp speaker"

According to The Verge, Sonos and IKEA have recently released a cooperative product Symfonisk "floor lamp speaker".

According to reports, the new product can be used as a rear surround speaker with a Sonos sound bar, and the floor lamp can just fix the speaker at a height suitable for surround sound. The product comes with a bamboo shade, and users can also purchase different replacement shades.

Symfonisk is priced at $260 (about 1812 yuan) and will be available in IKEA stores starting in January.

Source: IT Home

The 2022 Funny Wildlife Photography Awards are announced, and this year's protagonist is a hapless little lion

The results of this year's Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards are out, and photographer Jennifer Hadley's "Not So Cat-Like Reflexes" was selected as the best photo.

Hadley said she took the photo while on a safari in Tanzania. The 3-month-old cub was up in the tree at the time, before "descending alone and in the most cat-like way possible". However, the cub finally landed safely.

Another photo of Hadley's "Talk To The Fin! also won a People's Choice Award.

Source: Insider & comedywildlifephoto

Jiaonei launched a new series of "Red Project" products, and launched a limited edition of the Year of the Rabbit co-branded by two artists

As the New Year approaches, the clothing brand Bananain has launched a new "Red Project" series of products on the entire line.

This New Year red product series takes the zodiac culture as a clue, and cooperates with domestic calligraphy artist Zhu Jingyi and emerging artist Fansack to launch joint models.

In addition to the artist’s co-branded items, Jiaonei also launched two new year gift boxes, the popular box and the lucky box, which contain a full range of items such as home clothes, underwear, bras, socks, warm skin, children’s clothing, hats and gloves.

"Joker 2" filming begins, Lady Gaga starred in "Harley Quinn"

"Joker: Binary Psychosis" officially started filming in New York recently, and director Todd Phillips released the first stills on social media yesterday. In the photo, Joaquin Phoenix's returning "Joker" is shaving his beard.

The film tells the story of psychiatrist Harley Quinn ("Harley Quinn") falling in love with patient Arthur ("Joker") in Arkham Asylum, and will be similar to the "A Star Is Born" musical movie. Form presented.

The newly joined Lady Gaga will play "Harley Quinn" in the new film, which is scheduled to be released in North America on October 4, 2024.

Source: Mtime

The 4K remake of "Avatar" will be released in mainland China from December 12

The official Weibo of 20th Century Pictures announced that the 4K high frame rate remake of "Avatar", the world's box office champion "Avatar", will be screened in 58 CINITY theaters in the mainland from December 12.

The launch of the 4K high frame rate remake of the CINITY version of "Avatar" will also kick off the official release of the sequel "Avatar 2: The Way of Water". Official release.

It is worth mentioning that the exclusive Easter eggs of "Avatar: The Way of Water" are also shown at the end of the 4K remake of "Avatar", which is presented to mainland audiences as an exclusive benefit.

Source: IT Home

"Taylor Taylor" will direct a feature film for the first time, and the script has been completed

Taylor Swift has officially announced that she will be directing a feature film for the first time.

Disney's Searchlight Pictures said that Taylor Swift has written the original script and will direct the film. At present, the title, plot, actors and other information have not yet been announced.

It is reported that Taylor has previously directed the 14-minute short film "All Too Well" and expressed his desire to continue film creation:

"[If I could direct and write a feature film] that would be awesome… I don't think it's going to be a 'blockbuster' in terms of scale, I like to make intimate and intimate things."

Source: Mtime

'Fortnite' is too addictive, Epic Games sued

A Canadian court has approved a class action lawsuit against Fortnite developer Epic Games, according to Eurogamer.

The lawsuit accuses Epic Games of "knowingly" developing a "very, very addictive game":

“When Epic Games was developing Fortnite, they hired psychologists and worked hard to figure out how to make the game as addictive as possible. They knowingly put a very, very addictive game on the market, and it was For young people."

Epic spokesperson Natalie Munoz responded: "We have industry-leading parental controls… Parents can receive playtime reports, monitor their children's weekly playtime, and require parental consent before purchasing games so they can make appropriate decisions. decision … we plan to fight it in court."

Source: IT Home

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