Photo credit: Evan Blass
The Ray-Ban x Facebook smartglasses are presumably going to be announced some time today, but images, courtesy of technology leaker Evan Blass, have already surfaced ahead of their official reveal. Available in Wayfarer, Round and Meteor models, these appear to have camera sensors on both left and right sides.
The virtual Facebook Connect livestream is set to air live on Wednesday, September 16th, but the company’s upcoming Oculus Quest 2 VR headset has leaked ahead of that event. It’s powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon XR2 platform, an almost 4K display that offers 50 percent more pixels than its predecessor, 6GB of RAM, up to 256GB of internal storage, 3D positional audio, and controller-free hand tracking.
Facebook is launching a dedicated mobile app for their Facebook Gaming platform ahead of schedule to battle Twitch and YouTube. It will arrive on the Google Play Store Monday, while the iOS version is going live once Apple approves the app. The company initially planned for a June release, but due to the COVID-19 outbreak, they saw a big rise in gaming during quarantine.
Photo credit: Jane Wong
Facebook started in Mark Zuckerberg’s dormitory at Harvard University in 2004, and previously, only college students could register for the social media network. Well, the company appears to be going back to its roots with a new “Campus” feature, a new space exclusive for college students. Some of the leaked screenshots from Jane Wong include a sign-up page inviting users to add their year of their graduation, subjects of their degree as well as their dormitory.
Facebook’s NPE Team has just released Tuned, an iPhone app designed for couples. It’s touted as a “private space”, complete with a scrapbook-like feed, where partners can share notes, photos, cards, voice clips, Spotify songs, and even your mood if you need some motivation. How does it work? Once downloaded, you simply add a partner through their phone number.