1. Microsoft releases Windows 11 major update, including AI assistant Copilot

On October 31, 2023, Microsoft announced the release of a major update to Windows 11, which includes the long-awaited AI assistant Copilot. Copilot is a generative AI tool that can help users with tasks such as writing code, creating presentations, and answering questions. It is similar to OpenAI's ChatGPT, but it is specifically designed for Windows users.

2. Apple releases M3 series chips, new MacBook Pro, and new iMac

On October 31, 2023, Apple announced the release of the M3 series chips, new MacBook Pro, and new iMac. The M3 series chips are the first to be manufactured on a 3nm process, and they offer significant performance and graphics improvements over the previous generation. The new MacBook Pro models are powered by M3 Pro and M3 Max chips, and they offer longer battery life than previous models. The new iMac is powered by the M3 chip, and it is twice as fast as the previous-generation iMac.

3. WeWork may file for bankruptcy as early as next week

WeWork is reportedly considering filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy as early as next week. The company has been struggling financially for several years, and it has been unable to raise the capital it needs to stay afloat. In August 2023, WeWork said that it had "serious doubts" about its ability to continue operating, and its stock price has fallen by more than 42% in after-hours trading.

4. Nvidia introduces AI chatbot for chip design

Nvidia has announced a new research project that uses AI chatbots to generate code and answer questions during the chip design process. Nvidia's chief scientist, Bill Dally, said that the chatbots can save engineers time and improve the efficiency of the design process.

5. Tesla CEO Elon Musk reveals more details about Cybertruck

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has revealed more details about the highly anticipated Cybertruck. The truck will be available in two versions, one of which will be a high-performance "Beast Mode" version. The truck will weigh between 6,000 and 7,000 pounds, depending on the version. It will be made of bulletproof steel, and it will be available with bulletproof glass as an option.

6. Pfizer reports $2.3 billion loss in Q3 as COVID-19 drug story comes to an end

Pfizer reported a $2.3 billion loss in the third quarter of 2023, due to a large write-down of inventory related to COVID-19 vaccines and drugs. The company's revenue also fell short of expectations. Pfizer's next potential blockbuster is danuglipron, a GLP-1 drug that is in clinical trials. If the drug is approved, it could give Pfizer a major presence in the multi-billion-dollar obesity market.

7. Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer enters top five richest people, on track to soon surpass Bill Gates

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is now one of the richest people in the world, and he is on track to soon surpass his former boss, Bill Gates. Ballmer's wealth has increased by about $29 billion this year, to $115 billion. He is now only $6 billion behind Gates, who is the fourth-wealthiest person in the world with $121 billion. Three months ago, the gap between the two men was $17 billion.

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Editor: Alexander