Nikon launches black version of retro microsingle Z fc and new lenses
On November 9, Nikon launched a black version of its retro microsingle Z fc. The model was previously released in silver, and the black version supports the same body color as the silver version, with interchangeable colors including light blue, walnut brown, dark gray, mustard yellow, velvet red, and olive green.
Nikon is also launching a small fixed-focus lens, the Nikkor Z 40mm ƒ/2 (SE), which is compatible with cameras using the Nikon Z mount. Designed with the same classic NIKKOR lens look as the Nikon FM2 film SLR, the product is priced at $2099 and will be officially launched in January next year.
Gmail will officially launch a new version of the product interface
Google announced on Nov. 9 that the new interface for Gmail will be the default option for all users and that there will be no going back to the old interface starting this month. Google said that the new interface can reduce the number of times users switch between various functions, windows and tabs, effectively improving the efficiency of use.
Instagram Launches New Web Design
Recently, the social platform Instagram has launched a new design on its web side. The new version of Instagram moves the menu bar to the left side of the page, with a more focused timestream and a simpler and more logical overall layout.
Second Generation of Affinity Design Suite Launched
On November 9, Serif Software launched the second generation of its renowned Affinity family of design tools. The series includes Designer, Photo and Publisher tools, which are benchmarked against Adobe’s Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign, among others. The second generation of Affinity tools can be purchased individually for $40, with the option to purchase a $99 pass to use any of the three products for macOS, Windows and iPad.
Meta Announces Major Layoffs
On November 9, Meta’s founder Zuckerberg announced a layoff announcement. The announcement stated that Meta will reduce the size of its team by approximately 13%, with more than 11,000 employees leaving. At the same time, Meta’s hiring shutdown will be extended into the first quarter. Employees affected by the layoff will receive 16 weeks of base pay and additional service pay, and employees with remaining paid leave will receive all of their paid leave pay. In addition, Meta will provide payroll compensation for different types of jobs and situations
In its latest tweet, Twitter user Ice Universe showed what appears to be a screenshot of the Galaxy S23 Ultra camera app’s UI, which shows the option to use a 200-megapixel camera in shooting mode to capture more detail than the 100-megapixel lens used previously. It was previously announced that Samsung will launch the Galaxy S23 series of phones in early 2023 and will only use Qualcomm Snapdragon processors.