VESA Announces DisplayPort 2.1 Specifications
On October 17, the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) announced the DisplayPort 2.1 specifications, which is backward compatible and replaces DisplayPort 2.0. VESA says that thanks to previous efforts by the association and manufacturers, products certified to DP 2.0 will be able to meet the more stringent DP 2.1 standard. The DP 2.1 standard primarily enhances conformance with the USB Type-C and USB4 PHY standards, and improves cable specifications to enhance stability. It is worth noting that the recently released Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 GPU only supports the DP 1.4a specifications.
Amazon plans to launch Internet satellite in early 2023
Amazon is preparing to launch test satellites for its Project Kuiper, which aims to compete with services such as SpaceX Starlink and OneWeb to provide fast and affordable Internet bandwidth. Two prototype satellites, Kuipersat-1 and Kuipersat-2, will be completed this year and deployed on the United Launch Alliance’s (ULA) new Vulcan Centaur rocket in early 2023.
Company Documents Show Meta’s Metaverse Project in Decline
Meta initially set a goal of reaching 500,000 monthly active Horizon Worlds users by the end of the year, but has revised that number to 280,000 in recent weeks. Most Horizon visitors typically do not return to the app after the first month, and the user base has been steadily declining since the spring, according to internal employee memos, including one.
Horizon is accessible through Meta’s Quest VR. The documents show that Quest’s retention rate, or the rate at which owners continue to use it, has declined in each of the past three years. More than half of Quest, which costs about $400 for the entry model, remains unused six months after purchase, according to people familiar with the matter. By comparison, Meta’s other social products, such as Facebook and Instagram, attract an average of more than 3.5 billion users per month
Select Mercedes-Benz models to support Apple Music’s Spatial Audio feature
Mercedes-Benz announced on October 17 that Apple Music’s Spatial Audio feature will be available for some of its models, including the latest Maybach, EQS, EQS SUV, EQE and S-Class models. These models can be purchased with the latest MBUX multimedia system and Burmester 3D or 4D sound systems. While these cars may cost more than $100,000, the Burmester system is available at an additional cost, with the 3D system costing $4,550 and the 4D costing $6,730.
Riot Games Acquires World of Tanks Publisher’s Studio Wargaming Sydney
On October 17, Riot Games announced the acquisition of Wargaming Sydney, a studio owned by World of Tanks publisher Wargaming, which develops game development tools and other software architecture needed for online games such as MMOs. Following the acquisition, the studio will be renamed Riot Sydney and will be involved in the development of games such as League of Legends and Valorant.
According to MacRumors, the iPhone 14 series may have a “SIM card not supported” bug, and the pop-up message may cause the phone to be unresponsive (Freeze); Apple also said it is investigating the matter, but noted that it is not a hardware problem and may require users to keep the software updated.
On October 17 on Twitter about the Samsung Galaxy S23 model run scores and related parameters information suspected on Geekbench out. The single-core score is 1524, the multi-core score is 4597, and the configuration is equipped with the latest Android 13 operating system, 8GB of RAM, Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip, Adreno 740 GPU, etc.