metaverse

Rudderless HTC builds a “Metaverse” smartphone with NFTs

Rudderless HTC builds a “Metaverse” smartphone with NFTs

Enlarge / HTC’s metaverse phone. HTC HTC is somehow still making smartphones. The latest from the company is the HTC Desire 22 Pro, a 399 British pound (~$486) mid-ranger that represents the company’s first smartphone of 2022. HTC says this phone will somehow help you “enter the metaverse,” as “the phone to carry you into the …

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His company makes millions producing toys. Now it's venturing into blockchain and the metaverse

His company makes millions producing toys. Now it’s venturing into blockchain and the metaverse

When Jackson Aw was introduced to blockchain technology in 2018, he “didn’t get it at all.” “Can someone dumb it down even further for me? Like, can you just tell me what I can get as a consumer?”  That was four years ago. Today, Aw, seems to have the answer to that question.  The 32-year-old …

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Mark Zuckerberg envisions a billion people in the metaverse spending hundreds of dollars each

Mark Zuckerberg envisions a billion people in the metaverse spending hundreds of dollars each

Meta Platforms CEO Mark Zuckerberg told CNBC’s Jim Cramer on Wednesday that the metaverse could be a considerable part of the social-network operator’s business in the second half of the decade. “We hope to basically get to around a billion people in the metaverse doing hundreds of dollars of commerce, each buying digital goods, digital …

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Mark Zuckerberg showed these prototype headsets to build support for his $10 billion metaverse bet

Mark Zuckerberg showed these prototype headsets to build support for his $10 billion metaverse bet

The company formerly known as Facebook is going to spend $10 billion this year on research and development on virtual reality and augmented reality technologies, including computerized glasses or headsets. On Monday, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg showed off how much progress the social media company has made towards that goal by revealing many of the …

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A picture-perfect metaverse is years away. Meta’s prototypes prove it.

A picture-perfect metaverse is years away. Meta’s prototypes prove it.

Placeholder while article actions load Meta’s Starburst virtual reality prototype doesn’t look anything like a traditional headset. From some angles, it looks like someone ripped the guts out of a tiny desktop computer — including the fans — and attached a pair of heavy-duty handles to it. And those are crucial because Starburst is too …

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Racism could ruin the metaverse if tech doesn't improve diversity now, CTO warns: 'It absolutely is a problem'

Racism could ruin the metaverse if tech doesn’t improve diversity now, CTO warns: ‘It absolutely is a problem’

The tech industry’s disappointing track record on issues of diversity could have serious consequences when the metaverse comes along. For years, tens of millions of people of color have endured unwelcome experiences on social media platforms built by mostly white and male tech CEOS, including harassment and hate speech. Many users have also had their …

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