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Meta will launch the new VR glasses next October

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Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg has revealed that his company will launch a new VR headset in October, usually the month the company holds the Connect VR conference.

Speaking in an episode of the Joe Rogan Experience podcast published on Thursday, the Facebook founder said that the upcoming meta for the headset will have new features aimed at Help users experience "social presence".

Zuckerberg said that the new virtual reality headset will have more advanced features for eye and face tracking. He explained that these features will make it possible that when people smile or frown, their digital incarnations will do the same in virtual reality.

"There is more non-verbal communication when people are with each other than verbal communication," Zuckerberg said, referring to digital avatars that form a more convincing and visual interaction.

Although Zuckerberg did not mention the headset by name, the device he discussed was likely the upcoming Meta headset currently called Project Cambria. This VR headset will cost at least 8 8,800, which is significantly higher than the flagship Quest 2 VR glasses, which cost Dollars 399 or Dollars 499 depending on the model.

The company recently raised the price of this device, attributing this to high shipping and production costs.

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Meta is investing heavily in virtual reality and its sister augmented reality technology as it pushes the idea of Metaverse as the next evolution of how people interact with computers. But it will likely be years before the company ends its massive financial losses related to its distressed investments, located within the meta-reality labs business unit.

In 2021, for example, the meta-reality labs business unit recorded a net loss of Dollars 10.19 billion on revenue of Dollars 2.27 billion.

Zuckerberg also compared Instagram user experience with its competitor "Twitter", which is in a legal battle with Tesla CEO Elon Musk during his attempt to return from the purchase of the social media company.

"All these smart people are saying very insightful things, but a lot of them are very smart," Zuckerberg said. "It's hard for me to spend a lot of time on Twitter without getting frustrated."

Earlier this week, Twitter's former head of security filed whistleblower complaints accusing the company of misleading board members, users, and shareholders about the company's security practices and methods.

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