Notion Launches Notion AI Feature
On February 23, Notion, the leading note-taking app, officially launched the Notion AI feature. This feature allows Notion users to write and improve content, summarize existing notes, generate task lists, adjust tone, translate or check text, and more. Users can try Notion AI for free until April 5, 2023, with 20 trials per user per workspace; after that limit, users can choose to add an additional Notion AI plan for $96 per year or $10 per month. Notion also states that Notion AI processing speed will slow down after more than 30 uses per day.
Mercedes-Benz Introduces New Car System MB.OS and Other Tech News
MB.OS is a new “chip-cloud” architecture that will be used in all future Mercedes-Benz products. The system is designed to provide users with rich software functions and support updates via OTA to provide a consistently excellent user experience.
Mercedes-Benz has also introduced a new autonomous driving feature, SAE Level 2, using map data from Gaode in China and supporting lane change based on the navigation system. Mercedes-Benz is currently working with NVIDIA to launch a new driving automation system, SAE Level 3, in the next few years.
In addition, Mercedes-Benz will also work with technology companies such as Google to provide users with better embedded access to services, including maps, music, videos and other content.
Spotify Launches AI DJ Feature
On February 23 Spotify launched AI DJ, a feature that allows you to create your own personal DJ experience based on your musical preferences, sorting through the latest music, reviewing some of your favorite content from the past, and changing genres, artists, or moods with the DJ button.
Spotify has also said that AI DJ will offer more virtual DJs of different styles in the future, but Spotify has not yet revealed the exact pricing of the AI DJ feature or whether it will be available worldwide. Spotify has also said that AI DJ will offer more virtual DJs in the future, but Spotify has not yet revealed the exact pricing of the AI DJ feature or whether it will be rolled out globally.
Steam Announces 2023 Promotion Schedule
On February 23, Steam announced its official promotional schedule for 2023. This year’s sale schedule consists of four major seasonal sales, eight holiday-themed sales, and three Steam Next Fest events. Steam Next Fest is a multi-mile game showcase event that will offer gamers a chance to try out games, connect with developers and stream live, as well as a chance for game developers to get feedback, suggestions and build a fan base.
Meta Quest Series Receives Major System Update
Meta has recently released a software update to the V50 system for the Meta Quest series of headsets. This update adds in-game multitasking to the Quest 2/Pro series; this feature allows users to open some 2D applications with the Quest key while gaming on the headset. The second feature is direct contact control, which allows users to swipe and tap directly on the UI. In addition, the update also optimizes the responsiveness of the Meta Quest Touch Pro grip.
Sony Launches New WH-CH720N and WH-CH520 Headphones
Sony launched two new headphones on February 22: the WH-CH720N and WH-CH520. The WH-CH720N features dual noise sensor technology, integrated with Sony’s self-developed processor V1, and two microphones in each ear cup, making noise cancellation more effective. With noise cancellation on, the battery life is up to 35 hours. Meanwhile, the overall headset weighs about 170 grams and is available in black, blue and white for $149.99.
The WH-CH520 has an adjustable headband and soft ear cushions, 50 hours of battery life, and is available in black, blue, and white for $59.99. Both headphones support Digital Sound Enhancement Engine (DSEE) and multipoint connectivity, and can be customized to save your own sound settings via a mobile app.
Samsung Announces Exynos 1380/1330 Processors
Samsung announced on February 23 the launch of Exynos 1380 and Exynos 1330, two new SoCs that will be used in future Galaxy A series phones and support 5G millimeter wave and sub-6 GHz 5G networks, as well as positioning systems including BeiDou, Galileo, GLONASS and GPS.
The Exynos 1380 is built on a 5nm process with a 4+4 CPU part, including four large cores ([email protected] GHz) and four small cores ([email protected] GHz). The GPU is Mali-G68 MP5 at 950MHz and supports FHD+@144Hz screens. In addition, it supports LPDDR4x and LPDDR5 memory and UFS 3.1 storage.
The Exynos 1330 is also built on a 5nm process and features a 2+6 CPU architecture with two large cores ([email protected] GHz) and six small cores ([email protected] GHz). The GPU is Mali-G68 MP2 and supports FHD+@120Hz screens. It supports LPDDR4x and LPDDR5 memory and UFS 2.0/3.1 storage. The ISP integrates an image sensor supporting 100 megapixels and supports a 16MP + 16MP dual camera configuration for 4K@30fps video capture.
On February 23, 9to5mac released a set of iPhone 15 CAD renders. It is reported that the iPhone 15 will also adopt the Lingering Island design, the interface will also use the USB-C charging port, and the screen will be expanded to 6.2 inches, other details are not clear yet. February 23, Mark Gurman in the latest report pointed out that Apple has made a breakthrough in non-invasive glucose monitoring technology, is expected to be installed in the Apple Watch watch in the future. The technology uses a silicon photonic chip to collect the optical absorption spectrum returned by a laser to the skin to determine the glucose concentration in the body; the technology is currently in the proof-of-concept stage and needs to be compressed to a size that can fit on a wearable device, and the official launch is expected to take several years.