Metaverse: News

23 Apr 2023

Electric Vehicles

Digital-only DarkRebel concept paves way for future CUPRA electric vehicles

SEAT-owned carmaker CUPRA has taken the wraps off the digital-only concept electric vehicle, the DarkRebel.

13 Jan 2023

Bill Gates

Bill Gates is not a big fan of Web3, metaverse

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is seemingly not a big fan of Web3 and metaverse. The tech doyen poured cold water over what is supposedly the next big thing during an Ask-Me-Anything session on Reddit.

02 Jan 2023

Mark Zuckerberg

#NewsBytesExplainer: Understanding Meta's Augmented Reality aspirations and what lies ahead

When Mark Zuckerberg founded Facebook, it changed the equation of social interactions. It was a disrupting force.

17 Dec 2022


Meta's VR head John Carmack resigns, calls company inefficient

John Carmack, the consulting Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Meta's virtual reality initiatives has resigned to work on his AGI startup, Keen Technologies.

13 Dec 2022


Meta shutters its Connectivity division after nearly a decade

Meta Connectivity is no more. Almost a decade after launching the initiative, the company has shut down its Connectivity division.

07 Nov 2022


Meta is planning to fire thousands of employees this week

Large-scale layoffs could be on the horizon for Meta. The Mark Zuckerberg-led company is planning to cut thousands of jobs, The Wall Street Journal has reported.

24 Oct 2022


WhatsApp is rolling out Facebook-like avatars to some beta users

Avatars have been slowly taking over Meta's universe of social media platforms. After Messenger and Instagram, they are also making their way into WhatsApp.

17 Oct 2022


Flipkart offers metaverse shopping experience with Flipverse

How to spice up your online shopping experience? Flipkart has a solution - shop in metaverse.

17 Oct 2022


Meta's Horizon Worlds is losing users and remains largely unexplored

Mark Zuckerberg's metaverse dream is struggling, as per a report by The Wall Street Journal. Horizon Worlds, Meta's virtual reality (VR)-based social app is reportedly finding it hard to hit its target monthly active users.

12 Oct 2022


Key takeaways from the Meta Connect 2022 event

Meta Connect 2021 saw the company then known as Facebook changing its name to Meta, signifying its metaverse ambitions.

12 Oct 2022


Meta launches Quest Pro VR headset at $1,500: Check features

After a year-long tease, Meta has finally unveiled the Quest Pro, its most advanced virtual reality headset at the Meta Connect 2022.

29 Sep 2022


Walmart joins metaverse bandwagon with virtual worlds on Roblox

Multinational retail giant Walmart has made its metaverse aspirations known with two new experiences on the online gaming platform Roblox.

23 Sep 2022


ByteDance announces Pico 4 headset to challenge Meta Quest 2

TikTok parent ByteDance's VR subsidiary Pico has announced its first all-in-one virtual reality headset, called Pico 4.

28 Jun 2022

HTC Mobiles

Beleaguered HTC introduces metaverse-focused Desire 22 Pro: Check features, price

Taiwanese consumer electronics company HTC has introduced the Desire 22 Pro as its first-ever smartphone with the built-in VIVERSE platform - the brand's own metaverse.

16 Jun 2022


Meet Ana, a 'hyper-realistic' virtual human by PUBG's parent company

Krafton is known for the popular game PUBG, but that might change soon. A playful and realistic Gen Z virtual woman named "Ana" may soon become the Korean company's poster child.

18 Apr 2022

Marathi Cinema

'Sher Shivraj': First Marathi movie trailer gets launched in metaverse

Metaverse is slowly finding its place in the mainstream entertainment world.

07 Apr 2022

Rana Daggubati

All we know about Rana Daggubati's metaverse firm, Ikonz

Metaverse is all the rage right now.

25 Mar 2022

Daler Mehndi

'Balle Balle Land': What to expect from Daler's metaverse property?

After becoming the first Indian artist to hold a virtual concert in the metaverse, popular singer Daler Mehndi has become the first Indian, in fact reportedly the first Asian, to buy land in the virtual world, too.

17 Jan 2022

Harry Potter

This couple will hold wedding reception at Hogwarts in metaverse!

A Tamil Nadu couple, who met on Instagram, is checking several boxes with their upcoming wedding reception.

29 Oct 2021


With focus on virtual reality, Facebook changes name to 'Meta'

Facebook has announced that it has changed its parent company name to 'Meta.' The new moniker is based on the sci-fi term metaverse.

18 Oct 2021


Here's how Facebook is proceeding to build its metaverse

Despite a whistleblower and a worldwide service outage, Facebook continues its headlong dive into the metaverse and the journey of building it.

09 Sep 2021


Ray-Ban teases launch date of Facebook's smart glasses

Rumors about Facebook's smart glasses have been afloat since January. We finally have reason to believe the rumors are true and Facebook is indeed developing smart glasses, although the AR capability remains questionable.