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Zuckerberg Showcased a Bevy of VR Headset Prototypes Last Week
Zuckerberg showed a number of virtual reality headset prototypes this week that have been developed by Meta’s Reality Labs division. The showcase demonstrates Meta’s roadmap towards the creation of lightweight and hyper-realistic virtual reality graphics. These breakthrough prototypes aren’t customer-ready yet. The designs carry various codenames such as Starburst, Holocake 2, and Mirror Lake. The...
Meta Planning a Digital Wallet for the Metaverse
Meta is contemplating a digital wallet for the metaverse that will enable people to buy goods and manage their metaverse identities. Mark Zuckerberg mentioned this in a Facebook post announcing the rebranding of Facebook Pay to Meta Pay. Facebook Pay enabled users to donate, shop, send money, and spend in the social network’s app ecosystem....
Open Metaverse: Metaverse Standards Forum Founded by Leading Tech Players
Leading tech players have come together to found an open metaverse standards group called the Metaverse Standards Forum. Involved in the initiative are Meta, Microsoft, Epic Games, along with 33 other companies and organizations. Notable absences include Google and Apple. The Metaverse Standards Forum is a standards group for metaverse tech and has been formed...
Ming-Chi Kuo Says Apple Headset Could be Released in January 2023
Seasoned industry supply chain analyst Ming-Chi Kuo now says that Apple’s mixed reality headset will launch as soon as January 2023. Kuo published a Medium post that outlines some points on the direction the industry is taking and concludes Apple is likely preparing for an early 2023 launch for its long-rumored mixed reality headset. [Analysis]...
IKEA Virtual Design Tool Erases Your Furniture and Replaces it With New Furniture
The tool helps you visualize how new furniture, IKEA’s, would look in your rooms. IKEA launched a new virtual design tool that deletes the existing furniture in your room and replaces it with new IKEA furniture. This is an interior design tool that allows you to visualize how new furniture would look on your current...
SideQuest Can Now Be Accessed Inside Your VR Headset
The new update makes sideloading games and apps easier than ever. If you own a Meta Quest headset you’ve probably heard of SideQuest. The popular VR platform features a wide variety of unofficial games and apps as well as a number of useful tools for your headset. Previously, you had to connect your headset to...
Meta Is Working On A Digital Wallet For The Metaverse
The company will begin by changing ‘Facebook Pay’ to ‘Meta Pay.’ Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg this week announced that the company is working on a digital wallet that will make it easier to spend and make money in the metaverse. In a recent Facebook post, Zuckerberg talked about a future where all of the purchases...
Zuckerberg Envisions 1 Billion Users in the Metaverse Spending Hundreds of Billions of Dollars
In an appearance on CNBC, Meta Platforms boss Mark Zuckerberg stated that the metaverse will create a massive economy that will attract a billion people who will be spending hundreds of billions of dollars in metaverse commerce. Zuckerberg said that he is hoping to see one billion people in the metaverse who will be spending...
The Virtual Arena: London’s Immersive Time-traveling Experience
The application of XR into the attraction and amusement landscape is covered by industry specialist Kevin Williams in his latest Virtual Arena column. An amazing immersive adventure based in 1605 London is experienced with the launch of The Gunpowder Plot. The creation of an immersive experience that audiences will be prepared to pay ticket prices...
Facebook Pay Rebrands to Meta Pay, Plans Afoot for a Digital Wallet for the Metaverse
In a Facebook post, Zuckerberg announced this week that Meta is officially rebranding its existing Facebook Pay service into Meta Pay. The features along with the overall user experience in Facebook Pay which users had become familiar with in the past few years will stay the same across all portals including Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and...
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