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Meta Launches AI Assistant and Glasses with Facebook Streaming



Meta Ray-Ban Smart Glasses

Meta, led by CEO Mark Zuckerberg has launched a range of new AI products this Wednesday. The highlights include smart glasses that can answer questions and even stream directly to Facebook.

Marking the blend of virtual and real worlds, Zuckerberg shared how Meta aims to offer affordable or even free AI that can be part of our daily lives. He especially highlighted the Meta’s Quest, which is a top-seller in VR, as providing the best value. This was hinted as a response to Apple’s upcoming, pricier headset.

Zuckerberg, while at the Silicon Valley Meta campus, announced the new version of Meta’s Ray-Ban smart glasses. They will be available from October 17 and will cost $299 (~Rs 24,880 ). These glasses have an advanced feature: they can livestream what the user sees directly to Facebook and Instagram. This is beyond the earlier model which could only take photos. In addition, the latest Quest mixed-reality headset will be available from October 10.

Ray-Ban smart glasses

At the Meta Connect conference, Zuckerberg also introduced the first AI products for consumers. This includes the Meta AI chatbot which can respond with text and realistic images. Zuckerberg emphasized that their AI is not just for answering questions but also for entertainment and connection.

Soon, the smart glasses will also feature Meta AI as an assistant, initially in a US beta version. Next year, an update will enable the assistant to identify places, objects, and even translate languages.

The AI products displayed included images like a dinosaur as a pet and a change in the fur style of Zuckerberg’s dog, Beast. Emphasizing accessibility, Zuckerberg said that creating affordable innovative products is crucial.

The assistant named Meta AI, is based on the Llama 2 language model which was made public in July. This chatbot will use Microsoft’s Bing for real-time info. Also, a new platform is in the works that will let both developers and the public make their own custom AI bots. These bots can have profiles on Instagram and Facebook and might soon become avatars in the metaverse.

To showcase this, Meta made 28 chatbots with unique personalities. They mimic the voices of celebrities like Snoop Dogg and Tom Brady.

However, after the presentation, Meta shares dropped by about 1%.

On the gaming front, Xbox cloud gaming will be available on Quest in December. The Quest 3 headset, priced at $500 (~Rs 41,603), has the same mixed-reality tech seen in the pricier Quest Pro from last year.

Meta Quest
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Zuckerberg’s announcements indicate a clear shift towards artificial intelligence from augmented and virtual reality.

The stakes at this event were notably high. Last year, many investors criticized the company for heavily investing in the metaverse. This led to Zuckerberg having to make major staff cuts to fund his vision. This year, developers and investors were keenly watching to gauge the potential of Meta’s latest offerings.

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Akash Ramsakha is a Computer Engineer with extensive experience in the latest technology products and gadgets. He also loves playing Mobile games like BGMI, COD Mobile and PC games.


Sony LYTIA 808 Sensor Brings Advanced Photography to Smartphones



Sony LYT 808

Nowadays, the camera segment has become more popular on mobile phones. People are interested in capturing the moments as the best shots in their lives. Even mobile phone companies are always trying to get the best sensor in their new devices with high-end sensors.

Diving into the words, recently many mobile phone companies are using Sony sensors for their high-end flagships like Apple, OnePlus, Realme, Oppo, and Vivo.

In that case, we can discuss a sensor that many mobile phone manufacturers are now using for their flagships. SONY LYTIA 8081/1.43-type (11.2 mm diagonal) approx. 53-megapixel in Effective*2 stacked CMOS image sensor. The sensor with 1/1.4” type premium model that rivals the high-quality 1” type sensor. The first sensor has a 2-layer transistor pixel structure, enabling excellent saturation signal levels.

The Sony LYTIA 808 sensor is a new line of image sensors for mobile devices designed to deliver creative imaging experiences “beyond imagination.” It was first introduced in June 2023 and is currently being used in the OnePlus Open and OnePlus 12, Realme GT 5 Pro. The Sony LYTIA 808 sensor boasts several features that make it stand out from other mobile image sensors. This new sensor consists of many new technologies included it to give excellent output from it.

Dual-layer Transistor Pix Technology: This technology allows the sensor to capture and store twice the amount of light as compared to traditional sensors, resulting in better image quality in low-light conditions.

Larger sensor size: The LYTIA 808 sensor is a 1/1.43-inch sensor, which is larger than most other mobile image sensors. This larger size allows the sensor to capture more light and detail.

Higher resolution: The LYTIA 808 sensor is a 50-megapixel sensor, which is higher resolution than most other mobile image sensors. This higher resolution allows you to capture more detail in your images.

Improved image processing: The LYTIA 808 sensor includes improved image processing capabilities that allow you to capture better-looking images, especially in low-light conditions.

These features combine to make the Sony LYTIA 808 sensor one of the most advanced mobile image sensors on the market. It is able to capture stunning images and videos in a variety of lighting conditions. The Sony LYTIA 808 sensor is a significant step forward for mobile photography and will likely be used in more smartphones in the future.

Here are some example shots taken using this sensor:

OnePlus 12 Sample Shots
OnePlus 12 Sample Shots
OnePlus 12 Sample Shots
OnePlus 12 Sample Shots
OnePlus 12 Sample Shots
OnePlus 12 Sample Shots

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OnePlus 9RT gets more refined with OxygenOS 14 Closed Beta 2



Oneplus 9RT OxygenOS 14 Close beta 2

OnePlus pushed the OxygenOS 14 second alpha build for the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro and now the OnePlus 9RT also gets the more refined version of OxygenOS 14 as Alpha 2 also known as closed beta. By the way, if you guys have Oneplus 8T then Oneplus just announced a closed beta testing program for Oneplus 8T users.

Oneplus 9RT OxygenOS 14

Oneplus 9 and 9 Pro also come with similar changes to what Oneplus 9RT received with OxygenOS 14 Closed Beta 2. The OxygenOS 14 second closed beta update makes the system more stable and also prevents crashes. The second Alpha version of OxygenOS puts more effort into fixing camera problems, like stuttering and trouble editing photos in Album.

Changelogs of OxygenOS 14-second Alpha Build


  • Improves System Stability
  • Fixes an issue that might cause some apps to crash


  • Fixes a stutter issue with the camera in some scenarios
  • Fixes an issue of not being able to edit album photos
  • Fixes an issue of now being able to switch camera focal length after turning Hi-res
  • Fixes an issue where the black & white filter function is disabled.

Oneplus 9RT might also get OxygenOS 14 open beta in the month of December, followed by a stable release next year. Are you guys excited to try out OxygenOS 14 on your Oneplus 9RT?

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OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro Will Not Get OxygenOS 14 Update Confirmed



OxygenOS 14 for Oneplus 8 & 8T

OnePlus has in the past announced a new update policy for its smartphones, OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro were among those happy users who were excited about OxygenOS 14 but sadly, it looks like these devices will soon be considered under the EOL (End of Life) category after a few months from now.

After the announcement of the OxygenOS 14 Close Beta tester for the OnePlus 8T, it has now been confirmed that the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro will be left behind in the race for software updates. Below, you can check out a screenshot from the Oneplus community about the requirement for Close Beta testers for the OnePlus 8T.

Oneplus 8T OxygenOS 14
Image via OnePlus Community

Generally, the company releases the updates together for the entire OnePlus 8 Series including Oneplus 8T but this time Oneplus announced the closed beta program for Oneplus 8T excluding Oneplus 8 and 8 Pro. Oneplus 8T might get the OxygenOS 14 stable build next year depending on how the close beta testing and open beta testing programs go. But it’s confirmed that Oneplus 8 and 8 Pro users won’t get OxygenOS 14.

Oneplus 8 OxygenOS 14

Oneplus 8 and 8 Pro were released in the month of April 2020. So as per the even new policy OnePlus 9 Series and Oneplus 8 Series will only get three years of major OS updates and four years of security updates. So the Oneplus 8 and 8 Pro which were released in April 2020 already received three major OS updates; now they will only receive security patches before they are considered under EOL (End of Life) category. But Oneplus 8T was released in the month of October 2023 so that just completed three years. But before October, we already had a few OxygenOS 14 builds for higher-end Oneplus smartphones, so technically, Oneplus 8T should get OxygenOS 14, not Oneplus 8 and 8 Pro. How many of you guys have Oneplus 8 and 8 Pro? Let us know below.

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