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October 30th, 2021 | by Mathieu Gayet

Everything You Need To Know - Facebook Connect 2021

This week Facebook Connect 2021 happened. On this occasion, and while the event has been taking place online for 2 years, Mark Zuckerberg announced a new step towards virtual worlds by renaming his company "Meta". Surprise.

Meta (Facebook) is buying Within, creators of the ‘Supernatural’ VR fitness app (Wired - link)

Meta Announces AR Glasses Prototype Project Nazare (Upload VR - link)

Facebook Changes Name, Announces AR Layer Over Physical Reality (Futurism - link)

Oculus Brand Dead, Oculus Quest To Become Meta Quest (Upload VR - link)

Amid the fluff, Meta showed an impressive demo of its Codec Avatars (The Verge - link)

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Facebook says it doesn’t want to own the metaverse, just jumpstart it (Engadget - link)

‘Project Cambria’ is a high-end VR headset designed for Facebook’s metaverse (Techcrunch - link)

Facebook Rebrands as ‘Meta’, Oculus Branding to be Phased Out (RoadToVR - link)

Meta's chief of Metaverse tells us what the future holds for the former Facebook (CNET - link)

John Carmack issues some words of warning for Meta and its metaverse plans (Ars Technica - link)

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Zuckerberg’s Metaverse Will Create Revenue Streams for Creators, but Your Thoughts May Not Be Your Own (IndieWire - link)

The DeanBeat: Facebook’s ambitions to be the metaverse (VentureBeat - link)

Facebook Connect 2 was Zuckerberg’s pitch of Meta (The Ghost Howls - link)

Facebook, now Meta, shows off new neural interface tech during Connect conference (CNET - link)

Everything We Know About Project Cambria, Facebook’s New XR Headset (VRScout - link)

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Facebook’s Meta Reboot: Do We Really Want to Live in Mark Zuckerberg’s Metaverse? (Variety - link)

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is coming to Oculus Quest 2 (The Verge - link)

Facebook’s Presence Platform Offers New Mixed Reality Tools (VRScout - link)

Facebook’s Latest Avatar System is Finally Rolling Out to All Quest Developers in December (RoadToVR - link)

Facebook Reveals Customizable ‘Horizon Workrooms’, Work Accounts (VRScout - link)

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Illustration by Samar Haddad @ The Verge

Meta Plans to Reverse Controversial Facebook Account Requirement for Oculus Headsets (RoadToVR - link)

Meta removing Facebook login requirement for Quest headsets by next year (Ars Technica - link)

Mark Zuckerberg wants to smooth the edges off Meta's baby metaverse (Mashable - link)

Mark Zuckerberg on why Facebook is rebranding to Meta (The Verge - link)

Facebook unveils Horizon Home social VR, Messenger VR calls, and fitness VR on road to metaverse (VentureBeat - link)

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