Meta has announced the official date for the annual company event called Meta Connect. The one-day event will be on October 11 where the company plans to disclose new products and upcoming features.
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During an interview on The Joe Rogan Experience podcast, Mark Zuckerberg confirmed that the next VR headset from Meta will be announced at Meta's Connect conference in October.
Meta is being sued by META for infringing on its brand name. The two companies had previously been negotiating, but Meta has so far refused to come to the table to settle the matter.
Meta virtual reality headset owners soon won't have to be linked to a Facebook account when using their hardware. Meta accounts and Meta Horizon profiles are replacing the old system.
Meta has built an language model that translates across 200 languages better than the competition at an average of 44%. It has up to 54.5 billion parameters and has been open-sourced on GitHub.
The HTC Desire 22 is a mid-range Android smartphone that is supposed to act as a bridge to the metaverse via the Vive Flow headset. It is priced at £399.00 on the official website of the company.
Facebook Pay has been rebranded as Meta Pay. The company said nothing is changing about the service right now except its name. The rebranding will first occur in the United States, then globally.
Multiple big firms including Meta, Microsoft, Epic Games, and Sony have joined hands to form the Metaverse Standards Forum to build upon spatial technology standards. Apple is suspiciously absent.
Mark Zuckerberg has announced a digital clothing store for Meta users to dress their avatars with branded clothing. Creative individuals will now be able to buy and sell personalized outfits too.
Meta has seemingly paused development on its Apple Watch rival. A prototype of the hardware featured one camera on the front and another on the back, but the latter reportedly interfered with sensors.
Meta is coming up with its first ever retail store on May 9 in its campus in Burlingame, California. Customers can get familiar with Meta's vision of the metaverse and also play with their hardware.
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The Horizon Worlds metaverse will have a web version, which means any desktop, laptop, smartphone, and gaming console with a web browser could access the same, and it will have a lower "Meta Toll".
A couple of new reports citing surveys have revealed that teens aren't super-interested in the metaverse with less than half of all respondents showing an interest in purchasing associated hardware.
Meta is planning on charging developers as much as 47.5% commission on sales of all virtual items in the New Horizons metaverse, which is way higher than the 30% Apple Tax that Facebook had opposed.
Meta has outlined two new ways that creators on the platform can earn an income. The first is the ability to sell in-world items such as accessories, and the second is creator bonuses.
Sony and Kirkbi have invested $1 billion each into Epic Games for helping it build the metaverse, while also supporting the company's continued growth. Epic Games has also recently partnered with Lego
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HTC's plans of launching a flagship smartphone with certain metaverse features are finally going to enable the company to come out of its flagship hibernation phase as soon as next month.
Samsung will launch the much-anticipated Galaxy S22 series later today at its flagship store in Decentraland. However, the Korean giant will also have a live stream on YouTube and the Newsroom page.
Meta has introduced a new feature called Personal Boundary in Horizon Worlds to stop other avatars coming within 4-foot of your character. It comes after a woman reported being virtually raped.
Meta has unveiled the AI Research SuperCluster. The new supercomputer will help the company to unlock the next generation in artificial intelligence which it hopes to use in AI apps for the metaverse.
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Qualcomm and Microsoft are collaborating to design custom chips and offer integrations between their respective software to drive the adoption of augmented reality solutions and the metaverse.
Meta has updated its bug bounty program to better outline the rewards for finding various bugs. It also lists the Ray-Ban Stories glasses as a device that researchers can find vulnerabilities for.
WhatsApp pilots a cryptocurrency payment feature for a subset of its users in the US. The cryptocurrency feature is being powered via Novi integration, a digital wallet owned by Facebook.
Meta and AWS' strategic partnership will help support the former's new acquisitions and accelerate Artificial Intelligence R&D. PyTorch, the Machine Learning Framework by Meta will be enhanced in AWS.
The analyst firm TrendForce has stated that industrial metaverse revenue will reach $540 billion by 2025 as companies begin to incorporate technologies such as digital twins into their processes.
Collins Dictionary has released its shortlist for Word of the Year. Topping the list was NFT which is short for non-fungible token. Other words on the list were Crypto and Metaverse.
Meta has shown off its haptic gloves which it hopes will make the metaverse experience more immersive. They are still considered a lab project and much more work still needs to be done.
As Facebook announced its changes to rename it parent name to Meta, leaks of what the “Metaverse” holds includes a smartwatch with a pair of integrated cameras, a notch, and other features.
With the company's focus on a virtual-reality vision for the future, Meta offers immersive experiences like virtual and augmented reality to aid in developing the next evolution in social technology.
According to a new report, Facebook is considering rebranding and splitting off in a parent company with a new name. The move is expected to materialize soon and will reflect a focus on the Metaverse.
Facebook has announced that it will hire 10,000 people across the European Union in the coming years as it builds its new platform called the Metaverse where people can interact in virtual reality.
Facebook is working across consumer hardware and virtual and augmented reality. Its metaverse technology will reiterate the company's objective of enhancing human connection despite physical distance.