Last week’s developments brought with it a trove of new products for both consumers and enterprises. Companies released their current products with innovative innovations amid major tech events, challenging markets, and a new outlook in virtual, augment, mixed and extended reality (VR/AR/MR/XR).
Below are recaps of the top news stories from last week. Please like and share our work on social media, and sign up for our newsletter at https://www.xrtoday.com/sign-up/ for ongoing updates!
Ready Player Me integrates avatars for Mini Royale : Nations
Interview with XR Today Ready Player Me Chief Executive Timmu Toke, to discuss his company’s latest update in avatar technologies. Tallinn-based Sidequest has been a partner with hundreds of immersive space designers like TCL and RTFKT, HiberWorld, Spatial and HiberWorld.
Toke spoke out about how the introduction of Ready Player Me avatars has led to major advancements in metaverse interoperability as well as the rise and use of enterprise technologies. There were also increased cases for artificial intelligence (AI), which can be used for avatar functionality.
He also commented on the future of the Metaverse, adding that it was “alive and well” despite major upheavals across the Big Tech space. The company also integrated its technologies with many other companies, such as Phantom wallet, Solana and MetaMask.
Meta Faces Fresh Rumours after Media Layoff Reports
Fresh rumours that Meta Platforms would lay off thousands more workers surfaced in a Bloomberg report last week, leading to tense speculation on the tech giant’s future. Meta’s workforce could see a 13 percent slash in its headcount, following initial cuts of 11,000 workers in November last year.
The report used anonymous sources and referred to issues. These issues included an ongoing Apple row over privacy upgrades and advertising, as well as regional and transnational restrictions data and adverts. There was also a 22 percent increase in overhead costs. Meta CEO and Founder Mark Zuckerberg also explained in quarterly reports he wanted to create a “stronger and more nimble organization” following the company’s restructuring.
Lenovo Introduces XR-Ready P-Series ThinkStations
Lenovo launched three ThinkStation P Series workstations last Wednesday. These are intended to increase processing speeds across all industries. This includes immersive reality and animation, as well as computer-aided designing (CAD) and other industries.
Together with British automaker Aston Martin, Lenovo created the PX, P7 and P5 workstations. These remarkable devices boast innovative NVIDIA RTX GPUs, up to 120 Intel Xeon Cores, and unrivalled processing power.
How Will Xiaomi’s AR Smart Glasses Square Up with Rivals?
At the Mobile World Congress 2023 in Barcelona, Spain, Chinese electronics giant Xiaomi unveiled its latest creation — the Xiaomi Wireless AR Glass Discovery Edition.
The firm’s first-ever set of standalone augmented reality (AR) smart glasses feature “retinal-level” electrochromic adaptive displays, Qualcomm Snapdragon Spaces functionality, lighting adjustment, and hand-tracking for gesture control, among other features.
It also leverages Qualcomm’s Snapdragon XR2 Gen 1 processor, micro-OLED screen, 1200 nits of brightness, and other key functionality for a seamless, immersive experience. The headset allows for greater human-computer interaction with smart devices.