US Tech News New Vehicles, Fast Charging, and More

Technology Last Night and This Morning time, hello everyone, and now it's Wednesday, July 10, 2024. Today's important technology news includes:

1. Starting at $28,990, the all-new FAW-Volkswagen Magotan goes on sale: Equipped with DJI intelligent driving

On July 9, the all-new FAW-Volkswagen Magotan was officially launched. The new car has three different configuration models, and the price range is from $28,990 to $38,990. The new car is developed based on the MQB-B platform, has a brand-new interior and exterior design, and is equipped with the DJI intelligent driving solution, supporting IQ.Pilot intelligent driving assistance and L2+ level autonomous driving functions. The vehicle is equipped with the 8155 chip, and the high-end version is equipped with three displays and provides 1.5T and 2.0T powertrain systems. >>View details

2. Balancing charging time, rumor says Apple iPhone 16 series phones will support 40W fast charging

AngryMiao founder Li Nan posted that the charging power of the iPhone 16 series phones will be increased to 40W. The increase in the charging power of the iPhone 16 series phones this time is expected to be used to balance and improve the problem of increased charging time caused by the increase in battery capacity. >>View details

3. Microsoft requires Chinese employees to use iPhones at work? Official response: Hoping to provide employees with a way to access necessary applications

In response to the incident of Microsoft prohibiting Chinese employees from using Android phones and having to use iPhones at work, Microsoft has made an official response. A Microsoft spokesperson said, The Microsoft Authenticator and IdentityPass applications are available on the Apple Store and Google Play Store. We hope to provide employees with a way to access these necessary applications. Since Google Mobile Services are not available in China, we have provided options such as iOS devices to employees. >>View details

4. Tencent will launch the Peace Elite Simulator HD Edition game: Deep adaptation of mouse and keyboard, 2K resolution 120 frames

The official internal test platform of Tencent Games announced on July 9 that the test recruitment of the Peace Elite Simulator HD Edition has begun. The game has a deep adaptation of mouse and keyboard operations, opens ultra-high-definition 120 frames, and at the same time the resolution is increased to 2K. The recruitment requirements show that this is a PC-end HD version simulator, and players participating in the test need to enter the game using a computer device. >>View details

5. Auto reviewer Boss Cai publishes an apology in the newspaper to Tesla: Draws the wrong brake failure conclusion, maliciously slandering and demeaning the reputation

According to the official website of the electronic version of the Legal Daily, on the comprehensive page on July 9, the auto reviewer Cai Jia (Boss Cai) released a Statement of Apology, apologizing to Tesla Motors.

Tesla once sued Cai Jia for infringing on the right of reputation, claiming that Cai Jia has repeatedly released false remarks that smear and slander Tesla on the Internet, causing a bad impact on the reputation of Tesla enterprises, products, and employees. According to the effective judgment of the court, Cai Jia publishes a public apology statement in the Legal Daily and compensates Tesla 400,000 yuan. >>View details

6. At the end of June, it is reported that the full version sales of the Huawei Mate 60 series phones have exceeded 10 million units

The blogger @Digital Chat Station said on July 9 that at the end of June, the full version sales of the Huawei Mate 60 series have exceeded 10 million. On August 29, 2023, Huawei Terminal announced that the cumulative shipments of the Mate series phones have reached 100 million units. For this reason, Huawei has launched the HUAWEI Mate 60 Pro Pioneer Plan. >>View details

7. Starting at $4399, the realme GT6 phone is released: The th ird-generation Snapdragon 8, the first 6000-nit esports peerless straight screen

At the realme new product launch conference on the afternoon of July 9, the realme GT6 phone was officially released, with the starting price of $4399. The pre-sale started at 3:30 PM on July 9, and the full-channel sale started at 10:00 AM on July 15. The realme GT6 phone has three colors: Light Year White, Storm Purple, and Dark Side of the Moon. It is 8.43mm thick and weighs 207g. The camera part adopts the interstellar porthole Deco and supports a metal middle frame and a micro-arc four-curved glass surface. >>View details

8. A private car catches fire and reignites repeatedly: Firefighters create a pool around the car to cool the battery, and netizens say it's a Porsche Taycan

According to the official Douyin message of Zhejiang Fire, on July 8, a private car in Jinhua, Zhejiang, smoked and caught fire. After being extinguished, it reignited repeatedly. Firefighters used sandbags to form a small pool to cool the battery through soaking. The fire was finally extinguished. >>View details

9. A driverless taxi of Luo Bu Kuai Pao knocks down a pedestrian on the streets of Wuhan? Baidu response: Has a slight contact with a person running a red light

On the afternoon of July 7, a netizen posted a video on a short-video platform, saying that the driverless taxi Luo Bu Kuai Pao under Baidu's subsidiary collided with a pedestrian on the streets of Wuhan. In the video, a pedestrian can be seen lying in front of the taxi, and the traffic police are on the scene, causing partial traffic congestion.

According to Hongxing News on July 8, a relevant person in charge of Baidu said that this accident occurred at the intersection of Parrot Avenue and Guobo Avenue in Hanyang District. It was when the vehicle started when the green light was on and had a slight contact with a person running a red light. After the accident, our company cooperated with the police to deal with it in the first place and accompanied the person to the hospital for examination. After examination, there was no obvious trauma, and now the person is in the hospital for further observation and rest. >>View details

10. Competing with Photoshop, Wukong Image goes live on Huawei HarmonyOS NEXT: Compatible with PSD, PDF

Yixin Technology has reached a cooperation with Huawei, and its Wukong Image application is接入 into the Huawei Harmony ecosystem. Wukong Image is suitable for image editing and processing, creative design, AI real-time painting and real-time rendering and other scenarios, supports 5 billion pixel images, is compatible with format files such as PSD and PDF, and supports full-platform operation. >>View details

11. If a food delivery rider has more than 3 traffic violations in a week, the order will be suspended, and the new rule in Guangzhou urges delivery companies to set the time limit according to the maximum speed of 25 km/h

The Guangzhou Market Supervision official account posted on July 8, saying that the traffic safety of electric bicycles for food delivery is a hot topic that everyone pays attention to. The Guangzhou Municipal Market Supervision Bureau adheres to the problem-oriented and goal-oriented approach, urges the instant delivery platform enterprises to implement safety responsibilities, and conducts a full-chain rectification action for potential safety hazards of electric bicycles. >>View details

12. Qunar implements hybrid working: From July 15 (next Monday), employees can flexibly choose the working location on Wednesdays and Fridays without approval

Qunar CEO Chen Gang sent an all-staff letter announcing that starting from July 15 (next Monday), on Wednesdays and Fridays, employees can flexibly choose the working location. Chen Gang specifically emphasized that employees work in a hybrid manner according to the regulations, without any application and approval.

Data shows that employees have a positive feedback on all dimensions of hybrid working - more than 90% of employees believe that the happiness has been significantly improved after hybrid working, and the voluntary turnover rate of employees has decreased by 30% after hybrid working. >>View details

That's all for today. Technology Last Night and This Morning, see you tomorrow.