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🕶️ Meta’s plans to beat Apple’s Vision Pro
💩 Elon Musk's X starts showing clickbait ads that can't be blocked or reported
🤖 AI creates a walking robot in under a minute
🔌 New tech may let you power your home with an electric car
🕶️ Meta’s plans to beat Apple’s Vision ProLINK
Meta is planning a follow-up to the Quest 3, possibly taking inspiration from Apple’s Vision Pro and focusing on mainstreaming its VR tech.
they aim to make the next headset more affordable and comfortable, possibly forgoing bundled controllers and using hand gestures or offering separate controllers.
Meta is repositioning its focus from the metaverse to more practical uses such as gaming and productivity, in response to Apple's pitch for the Vision Pro.
💩 Elon Musk's X starts showing clickbait ads that can't be blocked or reportedLINK
Unspecified ads that redirect users to third-party sites have started appearing on X's "For You" feed on the mobile app, resembling the experience typically associated with low-quality clickbait sites.
Since Musk's takeover, X has seen a significant decrease in ad revenue, with a 55% year-on-year drop, leading to an overall decline and some of the biggest advertisers leaving or cutting their spending on the platform.
To supplement decreasing ad revenue, X plans to roll out three tiers of subscriptions for users, which will limit the number of ads shown and optimize revenue generation from subscribers.
🤖 AI creates a walking robot in under a minuteLINK
An AI system at Northwestern University has successfully designed a miniature walking robot from scratch in just 26 seconds.
The AI-powered algorithm ran on a normal PC, rather than a data center, and was able to iteratively perfect the robot's design.
The quick and efficient process, referred to as 'instant evolution', resulted in a robot that can walk at a pace equivalent to the human stride.
🔌 New tech may let you power your home with an electric carLINK
New technology allows electric vehicles to be used as a power source for homes, ideal during power outages or to save on electricity costs during peak hours.
This "vehicle to home" charging system could power a house for two days, and also used in "vehicle to load" method during camping or road trips.
Currently, only the Ford F150 Lightning and the Nissan Leaf utilize this bidirectional charging, but it's likely to be picked up by more manufacturers moving forward.
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Auto expert Sandy Munro suggests not to worry about perceived Tesla Cybertruck fit and finish issues, saying it's misleading to judge a prototype's final look.LINK
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