The Meta Quest 3 is here, and it’s the best standalone VR headset we’ve ever seen. But is that enough to make people care about virtual reality? In this episode, Devindra and Senior Writer Sam Rutherford chat with Tested’s Norm Chan about the Quest 3 and Meta’s mixed reality future. While the company’s vision of the metaverse is pretty sterile, it’s still nice to see Meta learning from the mistakes of the Quest Pro. (Be sure to check out Norm’s hour-long review of the Quest 3 as well!)
Sam also dives into his Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro reviews, as well as his thoughts about the Pixel Watch 2. We also dive into Wired’s retraction of an op-ed claiming that Google manipulated your search queries, as well as Twitter/X’s complete inability to deliver accurate news during the Hamas and Israel conflict.
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Meta Quest 3 Review with Tested’s Norm Chan – 1:44
Sam Rutherford’s Pixel 8 review: We’re finally excited about mobile AI again – 36:18
Other News: Wired retracts op-ed about Google changing search queries – 56:04
Israel-Hamas conflict misinformation shows X moderation is completely broken – 58:09
Google reportedly pays Apple $18-20 billion a year to remain iOS default search engine – 1:03:08
Sony finally announces PS5 Slim – 1:09:31
California passes Right to Repair law – 1:11:29
Working on – 1:13:44
Pop culture picks – 1:16:26
Hosts: Devindra Hardawar and Sam Rutherford
Guest: Norm Chan
Producer: Ben Ellman
Music: Dale North and Terrence O’Brien
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