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The head of iPhone and Apple Watch product design is leaving

Yu Chengdong: Huawei will launch disruptive products next year and rewrite industry history

Electronic devices will be banned from emitting sound in the Guangzhou subway

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Musk offers an olive branch to OpenAI chief scientist Ilya Sutskever

It is reported that Xiaomi’s car launch conference is scheduled for December 28

After Jack Ma, Liu Qiangdong also spoke out on the intranet: JD.com's foundation is still there, and I believe it will get out of the bottom.

Zhou Hongyi: In the long run, Google’s Gemini is better than GPT-4

Apple plans to overhaul iPad product line in 2024

GPT-4.5 may be released within this month

Li Auto releases OTA 5.0

Sanxingdui Museum

Off-White x Nike Air Terra Forma Launches New Color Pack

LV joins hands with architect Frank Gehry to launch new collaboration series

"This Killer Isn't Too Cold" is expected to be released in mainland China

The final season of "Stranger Things" is scheduled to begin filming in early January next year

"Thirty Thousand Miles from Chang'an" qualified for Oscar nomination

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The head of iPhone and Apple Watch product design is leaving

According to Bloomberg reporter Mark Gurman, people familiar with the matter revealed that Tang Tan, currently Apple’s vice president of product design, will leave his position in February next year.

Tang Tan reports to John Ternus, senior vice president of hardware engineering, and it is reported that the department is realigning its responsibilities to handle the transition.

In the latest changes, the roles of deputies John Ternus and Tang Tan have been expanded. Richard Dinh, iPhone product design director, will report directly to John Ternus; Kate Bergeron, hardware engineering director in charge of the Mac team, will take over the design of Apple Watch.

People familiar with Apple's operations said the departure of Tang Tan, who made key decisions on Apple's most important products, was a blow. In addition to the iPhone, his work on the Apple Watch and AirPods has also helped make these devices a major growth driver for Apple.

Tang Tan is the second executive to announce plans to leave the company recently. Mark Gurman reported last Thursday that Steve Hotelling, a veteran Apple executive responsible for hardware technologies such as Touch ID, Face ID and screens, is retiring.

Yu Chengdong: Huawei will launch disruptive products next year and rewrite industry history

According to the Securities Times, on December 9, the 2023 Huawei Pollen Annual Meeting was held at the Songshan Lake base. Yu Chengdong said at the annual meeting that very leading, innovative, and disruptive products will be launched next year.

Yu Chengdong said: "When the time comes, you can see how we can rewrite the history of this industry. I hope that we can continue to exceed everyone's expectations and do things that others can't think of or things that they can't do, or even things that they dare not do. things to think about".

Yu Chengdong predicted that Huawei will launch Hongmeng native applications and native experience products next year, "which will be the real king of the entire Chinese terminal operating system."

Electronic devices will be banned from emitting sound in the Guangzhou subway

According to the "Guangzhou Transportation" WeChat official account, the newly revised "Guangzhou Urban Rail Transit Management Regulations" will be implemented on January 1, 2024, including urban rail public passenger transportation systems such as subways, light rails, and trams.

The "Regulations" amend and improve behaviors that affect the operational order, appearance and environmental sanitation of public places.

It is also prohibited to bring electric mobility aids into the station to ride on the bus, it is prohibited to use electronic devices to emit sounds, and it is prohibited to wear masks or wear makeup that can easily cause discomfort or panic to others, or dress up to ride in the bus.

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Musk offers an olive branch to OpenAI chief scientist Ilya Sutskever

At the end of last month, OpenAI officially announced the return of Sam Altman. Altman expressed his affirmation of chief scientist Ilya Sutskever in a statement and expressed his hope that he will stay.

But according to Business Insider, Sutskever has recently become "invisible" at OpenAI. After Altman's return, Sutskever did not appear in the office.

Last Wednesday, Sutskever posted on high".

The irony of this statement is that of a vicious cycle: low morale leads to punishment, and punishment leads to further demoralization. The post was deleted the day after it was posted.

In addition, the report stated that Sutskever also hired its own lawyer Alex Weingarten to be responsible for its litigation practice.

When an X user shared the report, he wrote "Ilya should join Tesla," to which Musk replied: "Or xAI."

It is reported that Xiaomi’s car launch conference is scheduled for December 28

Recently, Xiaohongshu blogger "Game Technology" posted that Xiaomi has internally decided to hold a Xiaomi car launch conference in Beijing on December 28.

He said that the press conference will focus on the new car’s selling points in terms of appearance, interior design, performance control, smart cockpit and smart driving. The pre-sale price of the new car will also be announced at that time. At the same time, Lei Jun has checked the PPT used at the scene many times and will give the speech in person.

In this regard, according to @电竞士 news, Xiaomi Auto’s internal staff said: “The time has not been determined yet, we are indeed considering this time point, and other content is all false.”

After Jack Ma, Liu Qiangdong also spoke out on the intranet: JD.com's foundation is still there, and I believe it will get out of the bottom.

According to "LatePost", at 22:00 on the evening of December 9, Liu Qiangdong, founder and chairman of JD.com, responded to employee comments on the company's intranet:

"No matter what, I will never lie down, and I hope that my brothers will never lie down… The foundation of JD.com is still there, and I believe we will definitely get out of the trough. Anyone and any company will experience several peaks and troughs before they can achieve greatness." .

The reason Liu Qiangdong spoke out was that a JD.com operator recently published a long article on the intranet, enumerating some of the problems that JD.com currently has in his opinion, including:

The promotion mechanism is complex; platform promotions need to plan the rhythm and intensity in advance; the platform ecology needs to give more support to pop merchants; the low-price mentality requires everyone to implement it and implement it to the end.

At the end of November, Jack Ma responded to an employee's post on his intranet about "Pinduoduo's market value catching up with Alibaba" and said, "I firmly believe that Alibaba will change, and Alibaba will change."

 Zhou Hongyi: In the long run, Google’s Gemini is better than GPT-4

On December 9, Zhou Hongyi, founder and chairman of 360 Group, posted on Weibo to talk about which one is better, Google’s Gemini or GPT-4.

Zhou Hongyi said that Google's business model relies on search and advertising, and building a large model is equivalent to fighting with the left hand and the right hand, so it did not go all out, which gave OpenAI a chance to perform. Now Google has figured out that it is better to take the initiative to change than to be beaten to death.

He believes that in the long run, it will be more than enough for Google to catch up with OpenAI. "After all, it comes from search, has data advantages, and has accumulated a lot of knowledge."

"The integration of search and large models can make large models more real-time, have more comprehensive and accurate knowledge, and search itself will become smarter."

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Apple plans to overhaul iPad product line in 2024

Bloomberg reporter Mark Gurman said in his latest Power On newsletter that Apple plans to overhaul its iPad product line in 2024 to increase sales and reduce confusion in product categories.

He pointed out that Apple currently sells five main iPad models: Pro, Air and Mini, as well as the ninth- and tenth-generation entry-level iPads. The products have slightly different screen sizes but similar features, making it difficult for consumers to know which one to choose.

According to reports, the iPad Pro is expected to be equipped with a new M3 chip and an OLED screen, and will be available in 11-inch and 13-inch sizes. Apple will also release a new Magic Keyboard exclusively for the Pro model.

The iPad Air will be available in 10.9-inch and 12.9-inch versions and use the M2 chip.

These changes will make the differences between high-end, mid-range, and entry-level iPads more obvious so that people can more easily decide what suits their needs. The new iPad Pro and Air models will be released around March next year.

In addition, reports say that with the launch of the 11th generation iPad, Apple will gradually phase out the ninth generation model that still has a home button and large bezels. The iPad mini will also be updated later with a faster processor.

The discontinuation of the ninth-generation iPad will also allow Apple to gradually phase out some older Apple Pencil models, thereby further cleaning up the product line.

GPT-4.5 may be released within this month

Although Google AI's large model Gemini was met with skepticism after its release, it still caused quite a shock to the industry.

According to reliable tipster X user @apples_jimmy, OpenAI may release GPT-4.5 before the end of December.

He also mentioned that OpenAI’s main competitor Anthropic may also release a multi-modal model this month that can process text, image, audio and other data simultaneously.

A blogger who accurately predicted the release details of Gemini, @futuristflower, also posted multiple tweets, seemingly suggesting that GPT-4.5 may be released next week, and will be available before Christmas at the latest.

In addition, many netizens have complained recently that since the OpenAI Developer Conference, GPT-4 has begun to be lazy, especially when it comes to generating code.

In response, ChatGPT officially responded: We have received relevant feedback. The model has not been updated since November 11th, so this is certainly not intentional. Model behavior may be unpredictable and we are preparing an investigation to fix it.

Li Auto releases OTA 5.0: Introducing Mind GPT capabilities, pushed to Li Auto L series on the 19th

Li Auto's intelligent software launch conference was held last night. Li Auto said that OTA 5.0 has brought about comprehensive upgrades of the three major platforms of intelligent driving, intelligent space and intelligent extended range.

Among them, all-scenario intelligent driving (NOA) can be used nationwide; all-scenario assisted driving (LCC) can be used globally; a new "valet parking" function supports cross-floor driving up to 10 underground floors.

Mind GPT capability is introduced in OTA 5.0. According to reports, Mind GPT is an ideal fully self-developed multi-modal cognitive model. Currently, Mind GPT is still in an internal beta version.

Ideal L series model OTA 5.0 is expected to be launched on December 19. At the same time, Ideal ONE OTA 3.4 is expected to be launched on December 26, adding new functions such as traffic light countdown on the Amap map, mobile version of task master, co-pilot screen saver, parking photo top view, and energy consumption distribution statistics.

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Sanxingdui Museum

Recently, Sanxingdui Museum and MiHoYo’s “Genshin Impact” reached a strategic cooperation.

According to the cover news report, miHoYo will join hands with Sanxingdui Museum and Sichuan Cultural Investment Group to jointly explore new ways and new paths for the dissemination of cultural relics, and gradually complete the implementation of a series of cooperation contents at home and abroad to promote the international dissemination of China’s excellent traditional culture.

It is reported that a series of cultural and creative content and activities combining Genshin Impact IP and Sanxingdui culture will be unveiled soon.

Off-White x Nike Air Terra Forma Launches New Color Pack

In December 2022, Nike launched two Off-White x Nike Air Terra Forma colors with Virgil Abloh’s signature fusion design.

After a year, the brand launched two new colors of this series: "Archaeo Brown" and "Mantra Orange".

This pair of shoes combines Nike hiking boots with an extremely exaggerated outsole design. You can also see the tongue design and gorgeous camouflage details of the Air Jordan VI.

The new Off-White x Nike Air Terra Forma set will be officially released on December 21st, US time, and can be purchased through Nike’s official sales channels for $210.

LV joins hands with architect Frank Gehry to launch new collaboration series

At this year's Art Basel in Miami, Louis Vuitton presents a selection of works designed in collaboration with legendary architect Frank Gehry.

The collection aims to blend both artistic styles and approach their craftsmanship in interesting ways. For example, the Capucines Floating Fish is crafted from fine leather and is inspired by the fish lamps displayed at the Fondation Louis Vuitton;

Capucines Concrete Pockets use an innovative 3D screen printing process to reproduce the concrete texture of Frank Gehry's architectural works on the cow leather surface.

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"This Killer Isn't Too Cold" is expected to be released in mainland China

"The Killer Is Too Cold," directed by Luc Besson and starring Jean Reno and Natalie Portman, is expected to be released in mainland China for the first time, possibly next year.

Recently, Luc Besson revealed during the promotion of his new film "The Dog God" in Shanghai: "I have been to China many times, and I have been here more than 20 years ago. I have always felt the respect and love of the Chinese audience. I am very grateful to everyone."

"There is a very interesting thing. Everyone knows one of my most famous films: "The Killer Is Not So Cold". This film has not been screened here, but why has everyone seen it? ⋯⋯20 years later , it will most likely be released in China next year.”

The final season of "Stranger Things" is scheduled to begin filming in early January next year

The final fifth season of "Stranger Things" is scheduled to begin filming in early January next year, after production was delayed for several months due to a strike by Hollywood writers and actors. Preparations are now underway.

Script readings will also begin in the next few weeks, and it is expected to be broadcast in 2025.​​​

"Thirty Thousand Miles from Chang'an" qualified for Oscar nomination

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, organizer of the Oscars, has announced the list of eligible candidates for this year's Oscar "Best Animated Feature Film" award.

Domestic movies such as "Chang'an 30,000 Miles", "The Deep Sea", "Snowy Boy" and "What Kind of Life Do You Want to Live", "Crazy Elemental City", "Slam Dunk", "Monster Girl Nimona" and "Spider-Man: Across the Universe" A total of 33 films including "Super Mario Bros. Movie", "Suzuya's Journey" and "Star Wish" are eligible.

The 2024 Oscar nominations will be announced on January 23 next year, and the awards will be officially awarded on March 10.

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