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Quest 3s and Smart Glasses
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Meta’s Hardware Heat
Meta’s been in the news lately for a bunch of software (read: AI) releases, but we’re spicing things up this week.
It’s Meta Connect Conference season, which means new hardware heat from the Zuckerbergs.
First up we have the Quest 3, the next edition in Meta’s VR headset line. This baby isn’t like the other Quest headsets:
It’s a mixed-reality headset, as its “passthrough” ability gives it the ability to see the world outside the heat. Want to play a VR piano on your dining room table? Go for it, king.
It uses the new Snapdragon XR2 chip from Qualcomm to deliver twice the graphic processing power.
It has a display that is 30% more powerful than the Quest 2.
It’s spatial audio is 40% better than the Quest 2.
It has a 110-degree field of view.
Moving on, we have the Ray-Ban Smart Glasses. Not only are these things actually drippy, it comes with extremely cool technology:
Speakers that work even in windy or noisy environments.
An ultra-wide 12 MP camera that can take high-quality 3024 by 4032p photos and 1080p videos for up to 60 seconds.
Up to 36 hours of use with the charging case.
More than 150 design combos possible when considering frame color, style, and lenses.
The Quest 3 retails for $499, and the smart glasses go for $299. And honestly, for how cool they look, I might have to cop some myself.
The Big Picture: We’ll have to see if people actually buy this stuff, but this looks like a dub for Meta.
A Banksy Got Everyday Investors 32% Returns?
Mm-hmm, sure. So, what’s the catch?
We know it may sound too good to be true. But thousands of investors are already smiling all the way to the bank, thanks to the fine-art investing platform Masterworks.
These results aren’t cherry-picking. This is the whole bushel. Masterworks has built a track record of 16 exits, including net returns of +10.4%, +27.3%, and +35.0%, even while financial markets plummeted.
But art? Really? Okay, skeptics, here are the numbers. Contemporary art prices:
outpaced the S&P 500 by 131% over the last 26 years
have the lowest correlation to equities of any asset class
remained stable through the dot-com bubble and ’08 crisis
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