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The SIGGRAPH graphics conference, which takes place between July 28 and August 1, will be hosting two titans in the tech sector, with CEO of NVIDIA Jensen Huang and Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg participating in a public discussion on AI. This conversation won’t be limited to those in attendance either, as the event will... Read more...
Meta is looking to entice potential VR customers by offering its Quest 3 headset in a bundle that can be had for as low as $25 a month. The bundle includes the Meta Quest 3 headset, 2 years of its Meta Quest+ service, and extended warranty coverage with Meta Warranty Plus. At $25 a month users will get the Quest 3... Read more...
Apple started its AI push in earnest at this year’s Worldwide Developer’s Conference, where it announced it would provide several chatbot options alongside OpenAI’s ChatGPT. However, according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, Meta’s Llama won’t be one of them after the two companies discussed the matter briefly earlier... Read more...
The AI arms race is in full swing, and some companies are opting to aim for strategic partnerships instead of all out dominance (or in pursuit of dominance). Apple has recently introduced its anticipated Apple Intelligence at its recent WWDC 2024 Developer Conference. Since AI development is apparently resource... Read more...
Meta’s line of Ray-Ban smart glasses continue to get useful updates from the company, this time with some new Instagram-based features alongside adding support for Amazon Music and Calm. Meta says that these new features will help “make your Ray-Ban Meta smart glasses more useful, fun, and social than ever... Read more...
Late last year, Meta introduced the Meta Quest 3, powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2 Gen 2 and retailing for $499.99. Despite how cool virtual reality is, that price is still a bit exclusive for some, and though there are sales, that still isn’t enough. Thankfully, it would seem Meta may have had its hand tipped... Read more...
Instagram is making big changes to its recommendation engine with the aim of connecting creators to audiences that might not have been accessible in the past. The company appears to be working towards making its platform more friendly to smaller content creators, as the changes all seem geared towards increasing reach... Read more...
Meta is expanding on its collaboration with Ray-Ban by introducing new styles into the collection alongside improvements to Meta AI. The company says that these new styles will provide more options to better fit different face shapes, making it easier for prospective buyers to find a pair of glasses that works for... Read more...
Meta is making a big move in the VR space by officially making its operating system, Meta Horizon OS, available for use by third-party hardware manufacturers. The company says that it’s all in on making the VR ecosystem as open as possible and this is the best way forward to bring mixed reality technology to more... Read more...
The company formerly known as Facebook made a couple of big announcements yesterday in cooperation with Intel, who may be providing some of the potent AI hardware to power Meta's new AI products. The big new things to know about are the Llama 3 AI model and Meta's new AI assistant, simply called "Meta AI". Meta's... Read more...
Meta continues to work on its custom silicon, with the second version of its Meta Training and Inference Accelerator (MTIA). It’s a chip the company says is “designed specifically for our deep learning recommendation models that are improving a variety of experiences across our apps and technologies.” This new... Read more...
Meta Quest 3 owners will be getting several improvements with the v64 software update the company is currently rolling out. The update includes better passthrough, external mic support and other quality of life features. Owners of the headset can expect to see the update over the next few weeks, as it gradually makes... Read more...
A new scathing report suggests that Google and other AI companies have been training AI models on YouTube videos, calling into question whether the companies have been violating the content creators' copyrights. The report dives into the depths companies like OpenAI and Meta have gone to in order to scrape the barrel... Read more...
The Quest 2 is starting to become old news, but that's only because it's been supplanted by the Quest 3, as well as Apple's new Vision Pro hogging all of the VR headlines. Nevertheless, the Quest 2 is one of the more affordable entries into the land of VR (especially compared to the $3,499 Vision Pro), and even more... Read more...
Epic Games is getting some powerful new allies in its years long legal battle with Apple, as several technology companies including Silicon Valley giants Microsoft and Meta join the fray. The companies filed an amicus brief in support of Epics Games in federal court a few days after Epic Games filed a motion asking... Read more...
The Apple Vision Pro has certainly made a splash in the world of virtual reality and spatial computing. If you are Mark Zuckerberg, head of one of the main competitors for this product (albeit a different class), it is an item of extreme interest. While the $3,499 MSRP of the Apple Vision Pro has kept it in rarified... Read more...
Outages and distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks are fairly commomplace now, adn can be bit of a nuisance. A plethora of Instagram users discovered this earlier today when the social media platform owned by Meta took a dive, preventing folks from posting photos or sending direct messages. It would now appear... Read more...
Users looking to take advantage of the boosted posts feature on Meta platforms, such as Facebook, will need to take some extra steps to avoid paying extra fees. Meta says that boosted posts are often used by small businesses as a way of promoting content without needing to run a full campaign ad. The reason for the... Read more...
Meta’s WhatsApp says it will soon bring other encrypted messaging apps into one handy dandy location, making finding users a lot easier. The upcoming change is not all WhatsApp’s doing, however, as European lawmakers deemed Meta, the parent of WhatsApp, to be one of six “gatekeeper” companies that fall under the... Read more...
Mark Zuckerberg is joining a legion of CEOs who are less-than enthused about the opening up of iOS to third-party app stores. Zuckerberg gave his opinion on Apple’s new policies, as they relate to Meta, while speaking to shareholders during an earnings call. Zuckerberg said that “I don’t think that the Apple thing is... Read more...
Virtual and augmented reality technologies have been around for quite some time, but they have yet to take off like some would have expected. However, some companies like Apple are hedging their bets on this tech, such as with the Vision Pro, which launched recently. While Apple’s device may not be for the everyday... Read more...
No one likes to lose things, so Facebook's new "Link History" sounds okay at first. It's a new feature rolling out to the Android and iOS mobile apps that promises to keep a list of the links you've recently visited from Facebook. Is this a rare instance of benevolence from Mark Zuckerberg? Nope, Link History might... Read more...
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