Mark Zuckerberg announced that the long-anticipated Meta Quest 3 virtual reality headset will offer mixed reality and full-color passthrough. With this unique feature, users can see the physical space around them in full color while the headset can add augmented reality components to the space. Meta is redesigning the controllers by removing outer tracking rings and adding TruTouch haptic feedback. The new headset is 40% thinner than the previous model and will have twice the graphical processing power of the former Quest 2. The device will eventually be available this fall, with a starting price of $500, and more details will be revealed at its launch on September 27th.
For those who own a Quest headset, there is good news: the upcoming software update will improve the performance of both the Quest 2 and Quest Pro. The CPU of each headset’s performance will see up to a 26% increase, with a GPU boost of up to 19% on the Quest 2 and 11% on the Quest Pro. Both headsets will also have Dynamic Resolution Scaling support to help stabilize frame rates.
Apple has reportedly tested new high-end Macs powered with the new M2 Max processor and the unannounced M2 Ultra chip. The desktop with the M2 Max has eight high-performance cores, four efficiency cores, and 30 graphics cores, while the unannounced M2 Ultra chip is expected to have twice as many processing cores with 16 high-performance, eight efficiency, and 60 graphics cores. The M2 Max has already been used in Apple’s 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro laptops and Mac mini.
Fiat has released a new tiny urban mobility vehicle, the Topolino EV. The vehicle resembles Citroen’s Ami and is powered by a 5.5kWh battery that delivers a 47-mile range and can reach a top speed of 28MPH. Since the Topolino is a "quadricycle," users do not need a driver’s license to operate it.
Motorola has returned to the folding phone market with its new Razr+ model, which features a 3.6-inch 1,056 x 1,066 external display that can run at up to 144Hz, different angles for hands-free recording and video-viewing, and a redesigned hinge that makes it the thinnest foldable phone on the market. The company plans to sell the device with 256GB of storage for $1,000.
NVIDIA has introduced its new AI model, Neuralangelo, that can create 3D models of objects from 2D videos, including sculptures, vehicles, and buildings. Neuralangelo works by creating a rough 3D reproduction of the object before optimizing it to copy the actual object’s characteristics. Even drones footage can be used to create vast panoramas.