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Apple may have given us a hint at its AR/VR headset’s name

Apple’s highly anticipated mixed reality headset may now have a name, according to a Bloomberg report earlier this week. The outlet spotted...

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JBL’s new earbuds have a case with touchscreen, because we don’t have enough displays

Tired: JBL announced the Tour PRO 2 earbuds with active noise cancellation (ANC). Wired: The case has a touchscreen. That’s right. In the...

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YC and a16z back virtual reality basketball app Gym Class

Despite Zuckerberg & Co spending billions of dollars on virtual reality tech every fiscal quarter, the wider VR startup ecosystem has been having...

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The outlook is getting more complicated for Meta’s virtual reality dreams

For an industry that rarely has major news anymore, this was an awfully big week for virtual reality. Unsurprisingly, all of the important data...

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FTC sues Meta to block acquisition of VR fitness app

The FTC filed an injunction today to block Meta’s acquisition of the virtual reality studio Within, which is best known more recently for its...

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Magic Leap details pricing for its next augmented reality device

It’s been an interesting life for Magic Leap, the augmented reality startup with big dreams and some big moments of hubris thus far. Today, the...

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Meta’s next VR headset might be called the Quest Pro

Codenamed "Project Cambria," the high-end device is expected to make strides in mixed-reality.

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Ultrahuman busts out a smart ring to decode metabolic health

Indian fitness platform, Ultrahuman, is expanding its wearable portfolio by launching a smart ring to boost its ability to provide tech loving...

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Meta rolls out Horizon Home, making it easier to meet up in the metaverse

Meta founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced today that Horizon Home will roll out as part of a new update to the Quest 2 headset. Despite...

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Meta has reportedly shelved its watch with in-built cameras

Last year, leaked photos of Meta’s smartwatch with a camera made the rounds. But the product may never make it to the light of day: according...

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Mark Zuckerberg shows off Meta’s next headset (kind of)

Mark Zuckerberg took to his personal Facebook page today to show off a demo of the company’s unreleased “high-end” VR headset. The...

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Meta says its metaverse biz lost another $3B… but the 2030s will be “exciting”

At least Facebook's daily active users are up, according to Meta's first quarter results.

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Meta wants to sell you the metaverse in its first brick-and-mortar store

The company formerly known as Facebook is about to have an IRL shop. Meta will open the doors to the Meta Store (almost typed the Meat Store,...

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Augmented reality’s half-decade of stagnation

Hello readers, and welcome back to Week in Review! Last week, I talked about the future of this newsletter and what’s coming next. The short of...

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Quest 2 fitness tracking finally lands Apple Health integration

Facebook’s Meta’s Oculus Quest 2 headset has managed to carve out a surprisingly sizable niche as a high-tech piece of exercise equipment...

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Liteboxer is the next contender in the VR fitness ring

The "Peloton for boxing" is coming to the Meta Quest 2, offering a more affordable VR workout experience.

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Meta’s Oculus VR companion app gained ~2M downloads since Christmas

Consumers worldwide have downloaded Meta’s Oculus app, the mobile companion for Oculus VR devices including the Quest 2, roughly 2 million...

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Bellabeat’s Ivy bracelet tries to do it all — but it can only do some

Wellness startup Bellabeat, which has primarily marketed its wearable health trackers to women, recently introduced Ivy, a stylish, comfortable...

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Company formerly known as Facebook unceremoniously kills off ‘Oculus’ brand

At the company’s AR/VR-focused Connect event this morning, Mark Zuckerberg announced that despite a name change, Facebook Meta’s mission...

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Zuckerberg on the Quest 2 as a fitness device — ‘It’s kind of like a Peloton’

Facebook wants the Quest 2 to be known as more than a game console for your face. At the company’s Facebook Connect developer conference, CEO...

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Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is in development for Oculus Quest 2

During its big VR and AR-focused event Thursday, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced a major new title headed to its VR platform that...

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Slack is coming to the Oculus Quest

Soon you’ll be able to read incessant Slack messages without ever having to take off your VR headset. At Facebook’s Connect conference,...

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Facebook opens Oculus Store to 2D progressive web apps

Facebook wants to make its Quest 2 headset a productivity device for a new generation of remote workers, but in order to pull that off, it needs...

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HTC reveals the $499 Vive Flow, a tiny VR headset with some big tradeoffs

Today, HTC has revealed their latest consumer-focused headset, the $499 Vive Flow. It’s designed for portability with a compact design and 189...

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Facebook’s wearable glasses can succeed where Google Glass flopped

While Google tried to invent the design of its new glasses — using its imagination about what people wanted -- Facebook leveraged a design that...

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Apple Watch will now detect biking workouts, falls from bike when riding

Apple Watch users who ride bikes will get a handful of new features designed just for them. Announced during today’s Apple iPhone press event,...

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Review: Facebook’s Ray-Ban Stories make the case for smart glasses

Facebook’s first pair of smart glasses doesn’t feel like much of a Facebook product. You won’t find the Facebook logo emblazoned on...

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The cocktail party problem: Why voice tech isn’t truly useful yet

Our voice technologies have not been engineered to confront the messiness of the real world or the cacophony of our actual lives.

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