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NO.1 Samsung releases its first smart ring

Samsung Electronics unveiled its first smart ring, the "Galaxy Ring," at the 2024 Mobile World Congress (MWC 2024) in Barcelona, Spain. The ring has multiple sensors on the inside that can monitor the user's biometric data. In addition to health monitoring features, Samsung is also considering how to incorporate AI into the smart ring.

Commentary: Samsung's smart ring showcases its innovation in wearables and health monitoring, and will help it to improve its position in the competitive smart device market.

NO.2 Saudi Arabia establishes a national-level "metaverse" platform

The Saudi Ministry of Culture recently announced that it has partnered with Web3 solutions provider dropp group to establish the world's first national-level "metaverse" platform. The platform aims to showcase Saudi Arabia's rich history, culture and tourist attractions in a digitally innovative way, such as Saudi music, art, history, cuisine and handicrafts.

Commentary: Saudi Arabia's metaverse platform is a positive response to the digitalization and Web3 trend, and will help to enhance its cultural influence and tourism appeal.

NO.3 Google Gemini may be embedded in Android in 2025

Google expects its AI large model Gemini to be embedded in Android system phones in 2025. Currently, Google offers a small version of Gemini, Gemini Nano, on Android devices such as Pixel smartphones.

Commentary: Google's Gemini model will make AI more convenient, and will help to drive its AI strategy in the mobile device field.

NO.4 Meta and LG to jointly develop next-generation headset

Meta is planning to partner with South Korean tech giant LG Electronics to develop the next-generation Quest Pro headset, which could be released as early as the first half of 2025. In this collaboration, LG Electronics will contribute its hardware technology capabilities, while Meta will contribute its experience in artificial intelligence and the metaverse.

Commentary: The cooperation between Meta and LG will combine the advantages of both parties and promote the development of metaverse devices.

NO.5 Cause of chronic stress-promoting cancer metastasis found

A new study published in the journal Cancer Cell by scientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory shows that stress can cause certain neutrophils to form sticky mesh structures, making cancer more likely to spread. Researchers say that stress reduction should be a component of cancer treatment and prevention.

Commentary: The research of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory reveals the relationship between stress and cancer metastasis, and provides new way for cancer treatment.

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Editor: Alexander