June 21, 2024

The Meta Quest 3 is right here, and it’s one of the best standalone VR headset we’ve ever seen. However is that sufficient to make folks care about digital actuality? On this episode, Devindra and Senior Author Sam Rutherford chat with Examined’s Norm Chan concerning the Quest 3 and Meta’s blended actuality future. Whereas the corporate’s imaginative and prescient of the metaverse is fairly sterile, it’s nonetheless good to see Meta studying from the errors of the Quest Professional. (You’ll want to take a look at Norm’s hour-long overview of the Quest 3 as nicely!)

Sam additionally dives into his Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Professional opinions, in addition to his ideas concerning the Pixel Watch 2. We additionally dive into Wired’s retraction of an op-ed claiming that Google manipulated your search queries, in addition to Twitter/X’s full incapacity to ship correct information in the course of the Hamas and Israel battle.

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  • Meta Quest 3 Evaluation with Examined’s Norm Chan – 1:44

  • Sam Rutherford’s Pixel 8 overview: We’re lastly enthusiastic about cell AI once more – 36:18

  • Different Information: Wired retracts op-ed about Google altering search queries – 56:04

  • Israel-Hamas battle misinformation exhibits X moderation is totally damaged – 58:09

  • Google reportedly pays Apple $18-20 billion a 12 months to stay iOS default search engine – 1:03:08

  • Sony lastly pronounces PS5 Slim – 1:09:31

  • California passes Proper to Restore legislation – 1:11:29

  • Engaged on – 1:13:44

  • Popular culture picks – 1:16:26

Hosts: Devindra Hardawar and Sam Rutherford
Visitor: Norm Chan
Producer: Ben Ellman
Music: Dale North and Terrence O’Brien

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