Apple to release first vr headset next year

Apple VR Headset

@apple headset device, which is expected to offer both AR and VR functionality with applications for gaming, media, and communication, could be in customers hands sooner then later, according to recent reports. While an exact date is unknown, the rough timeframe is becoming increasingly clear with Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo recently saying the headset is on track for launch in the 4th quarter of 2022. The device’s exact price point is yet unclear, but some reports indicate that it could cost customers around $3000 to purchase it.

(Via MacRumors)

facebook spent $60M to buy “meta” trademarks

The social media giant @meta recently paid a South Dakota bank $60 million just to acquire the trademark rights associated with its Meta Financial name.The deal is notable for its size: while $60 million may not sound like much to a company with a $928 billion market cap, it is a huge sum in the trademark world.

MICROSOFT invest $27M into nft startup

Crypto startup Palm NFT Studio announced a Series B raise of $27 million on Thursday led by Microsoft’s venture fund M12. Palm NFT, cofounded by ConsenSys founder and Ethereum co-founder Joseph Lubin, provides strategic and technical services for creators to build nonfungible token (NFT) marketplaces.

Other major backers include Griffin Gaming Partners, RRE, Third Kind Venture Capital, Sfermion, the LAO, Warner Bros. and SK Inc.

According to the statement issued on their company blog, the raise will enable the team to scale the Palm NFT Studio’s technology platform and offer it to third parties looking to deploy NFT projects across movies, games, music and art with regulatory compliance and environmental sustainability.

Dan Heyman, cofounder and CEO of Palm NFT Studio, believes that “within three years, most NFTs will be given away for free,” and added:

“We envision programs that mint millions of NFTs with utility; social objects that connect communities, drive engagement and reward true fans. We’re grateful that incredible partners like M12 share that vision.”

Palm NFT Studio co-created the Palm Network, an Ethereum sidechain that allows users to establish NFTs. Any NFTs made on the Palm Network or Ethereum mainnet can be bridged from the Ethereum mainnet to the Palm Network sidechain or vice versa, according to the company.

As new board members, M12 also published a statement to welcome Palm NFT to their portfolio and point out its focus on sustainability:

“The company and third parties have run tests that show the Palm Network requires magnitudes less computation and subsequent energy to execute transactions than proof-of-work chains. The Palm Network also has a carbon tax built into its bridge configuration, enforcing payment when mainnet resources are used.”

Since its launch earlier this year, Palm NFT Studio has collaborated with DC Comics to release an NFT collection of tokenized comic book covers and worked with Damien Hirst to drop The Currency collection.

‘Among Us’ Is Getting An Official VR Remake



AmonUs is officially heading to VR on the Meta Quest 2, PC VR, and PlayStation VR headsets!

One of the most popular multiplayer game experiences available at the moment, Among Us is all about deception. Available on consoles, PC, and mobile devices, this social deduction game has groups of up to 15 working together to complete a series of unique tasks throughout a variety of sprawling environments.

Meanwhile, one or more members of the group work in secret to thwart your efforts, either by sabotaging equipment or straight-up murdering other players. If you catch a murderer in the act or notice any suspicious activity, you can call a group meeting and vote to eliminate specific players. Just make sure you’re not sending an innocent person to the grave; too many incorrect eliminations and the saboteurs win.


Bill Gates

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates says that video meetings are going to look very different in the near future.

In an annual blog post published on December 7, Gates said that he predicts most virtual meetings could move from “2D camera image grids” to the metaverse within two to three years. He said it would be a 3D space with digital avatars.

“The idea is that you will eventually use your avatar to meet with people in a virtual space that replicates the feeling of being in an actual room with them,” Gates wrote.