Metaverse Episodes

Metaverse news and rumors, including the latest developments in VR and AR.
Meta Metaverse

Thu. 06/17 – How About Some Ads On Your Oculus?

June 17, 2021

Facebook is bringing ads to Virtual Reality cause, why not, right? Stories are coming to the Xbox. Why is Google downsizing it’s healthcare team? Why are music artists flooding to Twitch? And is Facebook cornering the VR mar…

Metaverse

Fri. 05/21 – Snap Is Dead Serious About This AR Stuff

May 21, 2021

Snap releases its first true AR glasses, and buys the company that helped make them a reality. Is Netflix going to get into gaming to help juice growth in North America? Is the IRS going to crack down ever harder on Crypto? …

Microsoft Metaverse

Thu. 04/01 – Microsoft’s Pentagon Deal Validates The AR Industry

April 1, 2021

Microsoft’s big HoloLens deal with the Pentagon is maybe the big bang for the augmented reality industry. Amazon says their folks can come back to work soon, and in fact, they’d prefer if you did. Bearish signs for the work …

Apple Metaverse

Mon. 03/08 – Apple AR Contact Lenses As The Apple Rumor Singularity

March 8, 2021

Ming-Chi Kuo’s grand unified Apple rumor includes AR enabled contact lenses. Is the US about to retaliate in kind for the SolarWinds hack? Mobile World Congress is gonna go ahead and do it live! And in person. Why is Google …

Metaverse Gaming

(Bonus) The State Of VR Right Now

Feb. 20, 2021

As mentioned, for my birthday this year I got my first VR rig, an Occulus Quest 2 because if an Apple AR/VR thingy is coming, if Facebook continues to invest in VR, then I figured it was time to, you know, not be functionall…

Guest: Kyle Hilliard
Apple Metaverse

Thu. 02/04 – The Most Details On Apple’s AR/VR Headset Yet

Feb. 4, 2021

Whole bunch of Apple rumors today. The most details yet on the Apple headset. Will the Apple car be an AV first, and does that just mean it will be for delivering things? Is the iPhone 13 getting better cameras? And also, Am…

Apple Metaverse

Thu. 01/21 – Mark Gurman Dishes On The Apple VR Headset

Jan. 21, 2021

Apple’s first foray into VR is coming next year, says Mark Gurman, but the real game is in AR and that’s a ways down the road. Amazon wants to help roll out the vaccines. Are laptops getting taller? One chat app to unify the…

Guest: Mark Gurman
Meta Metaverse

Wed. 09/16 – Facebook Unveils The Oculus Quest 2

Sept. 16, 2020

Facebook unveils the Oculus Quest 2, as a part of its Facebook Connect (formerly Oculus Connect) event. Amazon Music gets podcasts. Spotify puts the Apple One bundle on blast. Developers have found yet another reason to get …

Meta Metaverse

Wed. 08/19 – You Won’t Be Able To Use An Oculus Without A Facebook Account

Aug. 19, 2020

Soon you can only use an Oculus if you have a Facebook account. But bizarrely, the Facebook Portal (along with the Echo Show and Google Nest Hub Max) is opening up to Zoom. Netflix is testing a “shuffle play” feature. Blackb…

Metaverse

Tues. 05/19 - If You Virtual Build It, They Will Come

May 19, 2020

Microsoft’s virtual version of its Build conference unleashes an array of news, including Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare, a new component system for live document editing, a collaboration with Sony on embedded AI in camera s…

Metaverse Gaming

Fri. 05/17 - Is Minecraft Earth The Killer App For AR?

May 17, 2019

Can Minecraft Earth be the killer app for AR? Are the best and brightest shunning working at Facebook? Has drone maker DJI beaten GoPro at its own game? And do I have some killer weekend longreads suggestions? You better bel…

Metaverse

Tue. 8/8 - The Magic Leap Is Finally A Thing!

Aug. 8, 2018

We can actually, finally find out what Magic Leap does, Snap reports earnings, Slack gets ready for war, Patreon is building a patronage empire and why you’re probably getting ripped off if you’re paying for DSL. Links:I TRI…