The short story “Land of Memories” in Chinese became one of the winners of the youth popular science fiction competition in Jiangsu. The novel was submitted to a competition held by the Jiangsu Science Fiction Writers Association. At the October awards ceremony, the story won second prize along with 17 other stories, meaning it received the votes of three of the six jury members.
On December 19, 2023, in a press release from both companies, TomTom announced the creation of its own generative AI voice assistant for cars. The assistant will be powered by Microsoft's Azure OpenAI Service. Leveraging Microsoft AI technology, TomTom has developed a fully integrated AI-powered conversational in-car assistant that provides more sophisticated voice interaction with infotainment, location and vehicle control systems.
Honor has introduced a new mid-budget smartphone in Saudi Arabia, Honor X8b. Honor X8b is equipped with a 6.7-inch AMOLED display with FHD+ resolution (2412 × 1080 pixels), 90 Hz refresh rate, 2000 cd/m2 peak brightness, and support for PWM backlight control at 3240 Hz. The screen supports 16.7 million shades of color and provides 100% coverage of the DCI-P3 color space. At the top of the screen there is an oval Magic Capsule cutout, which, like the iPhone's Dynamic Island, displays notifications and widgets. It also houses a front-facing 50-megapixel camera with flash.
According to The Information, Google has begun developing an AI assistant called Pixie based on Gemini. Most likely, it will be presented with the release of the Pixel 9 series smartphones.
Google has launched a new tool for developing applications and chatbots, which is based on the recently announced Gemini family of models. With AI Studio, you can quickly create apps and chatbots, get API keys to integrate them into your apps, or access code to go deeper in the IDE.
Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Meta, shared a new post on his Instagram* account that gives us a first look at how his new multi-modal Meta AI model can “see and hear” using Ray-Ban Meta smart glasses.
Volatility has returned to the cryptocurrency market - since the beginning of the week, Bitcoin (BTC) has fallen in price by 5%. At the same time, analysts believe that the market was collapsed by speculators trading derivatives with leverage. financial technology leader and renowned cryptanalyst Adam Cochran took it upon himself to explain what caused the sudden drop.
Apple has planned to release several gadgets in the first half of 2024. Bloomberg reports this. According to columnist Mark Gurman, in the spring the company will introduce a new generation of the MacBook Air ultrabook, which will receive an M3 processor. The same chip was installed in the 14-inch MacBook Pro and the new iMacs, which were announced at the end of October.
ASUS, immediately after the announcement of Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, announced plans to announce a new ROG Phone 8 gaming phone with this chip at its core, but so far this device has not been presented and absolutely nothing is known about it. And today the Taiwanese unexpectedly showed a fragment of the device in a teaser.
A new road Windows is already being formed within the walls of Microsoft, within which the next major update to the system is being developed, called Hudson Valley. This update will be “revolutionary,” writes Windows Central. Microsoft plans to return to annual releases of new versions of Windows. This means that going forward, the software giant will release a major feature update once a year, instead of several smaller Moment updates as it does now. At the same time, Microsoft does not intend to completely abandon the use of Moment updates, but now they will not be the main tool for delivering new functions.