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Apple certainly a made an impression with its much-anticipated Vision Pro headset reveal at its WWDC 2023 event this week. What exactly that impression is depends on who you ask. It's only fitting that a mixed reality headset would elicit mixed reactions, and the one from Meta co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg can be... Read more...
Mark Zuckerberg got a jump on Apple's Reality Pro mixed reality headset, which is almost definitely going to be announced at WWDC next week, by officially introducing the Meta Quest 3. Not that the Quest 3 was a big secret. However, we now have juicy details about the overall design, including retooled controllers, as... Read more...
Selected journalists and analysts have had the opportunity of some hands-on time with the Meta Quest 3 prototype. Reports seem very positive, with the greatest improvements observed in the areas of mixed reality (video pass-through) and overall performance (new Qualcomm chip). Will the prospect of this upcoming Quest... Read more...
Meta (Facebook) is introducing a new security feature to its WhatsApp chat service that allows users to lock messages behind an additional layer of security, even while the app is open. Meta designed this feature for situations where a phone might be used by multiple people (say taking photos at a party), and the... Read more...
Meta is shoring up WhatsApp's multi-device support by releasing a new WhatsApp app for Windows. This latest update not only is said to launch faster, but now allows video calls for up to eight people and 32 for audio calls. WhatsApp is one of the largest go-to text/video messaging platforms and is a crucial... Read more...
Meta is looking at bringing back its messaging capability to its primary Facebook app. The decision comes seven years after the company made the decision to separate the two. In a recent blog post, Meta insists Facebook is not dying, in fact, it claims it is flourishing with 2 billion daily active users. With that... Read more...
Meta has slashed prices for its Meta Quest 2 256GB and Meta Quest Pro VR headsets. However, you may want to hold off on pulling the trigger on either. Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg shared the news on his Instagram profile, letting everyone know that the company would be cutting the cost of its 256GB version of the Meta... Read more...
After 21 years, this Meta Quest update may finally bring us the type of interface interaction we remember from the 2002 film Minority Report. Facebook parent company and VR hardware manufacturer and developer, Meta, has rolled out its Meta Quest v50 Update which includes a new experimental feature that the company... Read more...
Meta released the last VR Headset under the Oculus branding on May 21, 2019, the Oculus Quest. The VR headset has been provided with features and security updates for almost four years. However, it looks like that life of updates is coming to a close by the end of 2023. Introduced at a surprisingly competitive... Read more...
The most popular virtual reality headset on the market—Meta's Quest 2—is getting a little bit faster, and that applies to current owners as well. That's because the speed boost doesn't come by way of a hardware revision. Instead, Meta is pushing out an update that allows developers to overclock the VR headset's GPU to... Read more...
The cybersecurity firm Zimperium, has published a blog post detailing a recently discovered Android malware campaign that has been ongoing since 2018. This campaign spreads a set of malicious apps the researchers are calling the “Schoolyard Bully Trojan” on account of the fact that the malicious apps are disguised as... Read more...
Popular messaging app WhatsApp catches up to Slack and Telegram with a new feature that users have been asking for. The Meta-owned platform is now offering a way to message oneself. Some may not see the need for the ability to send a message to yourself. After all, aren't messaging apps meant to carry on... Read more...
Millions of users of the Instagram photo-centric social media platform have had their accounts suspended today. Rather than any policy change on the part of Meta-owned Instagram, the suspensions appear to be the result of technical difficulties. The massive wave of suspensions coincides with the Instagram app... Read more...
Virtual and augmented reality has a plethora of applications in entertainment, education, business, and much more provided that it is implemented correctly and the technology behind it continues to develop. To this end, it seems Meta (formerly Facebook) is trying to push that progress along with the Metaverse, but is... Read more...
During the company’s earnings call and Q&A session on Wednesday, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg indicated to investors that the next gen consumer Quest headset would be released in 2023. Meta’s VP of finance, Susan Li, also referenced the upcoming launch. This is important news for budding VR enthusiasts, as the popular and affordable Quest 2 is Read more...
Advocate Aurora Health (AAH), a healthcare provider with locations in Illinois and Wisconsin, has published a data breach notice to its website. However, rather than being the victim of a ransomware attack or some other form of unauthorized access, AAH has instead attributed the incident to a bit of JavaScript... Read more...
Researchers at the cybersecurity company Zscaler have discovered a new version of the Ducktail Infostealer in a malware campaign seeking to steal Facebook Business account credentials. Cybersecurity researchers first identified the Ducktail Infostealer in 2021, attributing the bit of malware to a Vietnamese threat... Read more...
The new Meta Quest Pro has been officially announced, and is being billed as a new line of advanced VR headsets built for collaborations, creativity, and getting things done. It is available for pre-order now, with a shipping date beginning on October 25, 2022. Virtual reality is one of the fastest growing markets... Read more...
Meta's Make-A-Video AI generator allows users to turn text prompts into brief, sometimes creepy, high-quality video clips. The technology builds off of the company's Make-A-Scene that was announced in July of this year. Technology, such as OpenAI's DALL-E, has been making headlines as of late by allowing users to... Read more...
A seemingly misplaced Meta Quest Pro retail package has been investigated in a video shared on Facebook. Apparently, the yet to be announced Quest Pro was left in a hotel room, and the video background reveals a scene which looks like it was probably recorded in a ‘lost-and-found’ room at the hotel. The powerful new... Read more...
Meta boss Mark Zuckerberg has taken to Facebook to offer a glimpse at what is very likely the Quest Pro VR headset. Previously known as Project Cambria, the upcoming headset is expected to provide a leap in realism, and for the first time deliver a feeling of “social presence” to users meeting in VR worlds. In his... Read more...
Speaking on a recent episode of the Joe Rogan Experience, Meta boss Mark Zuckerberg discussed a new VR headset being prepared for launch in October. VR fans will probably be aware that Facebook’s annual Connect event is also in October. It is thought that the upcoming advanced VR headset will be dubbed the Meta Quest... Read more...
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