The metaverse

All there is to know about the metaverse, including meaning and what it is

Why it's an uphill battle for AR/VR headsets in mainstream market
Limited content and higher costs are hurdles that manufacturers must address to ensure smooth growth, analysts say
September 29, 2023, 9:46 AM
How Quest 3 could help Meta defy the AR/VR headset industry trend
Global AR/VR headset market expected to reach about $5.9 billion by 2030, from $4.1 billion last year
September 27, 2023, 9:58 PM
Meta launches next-generation Ray-Ban Meta smart glasses
Priced at $299, the new glasses are the first to offer live-streaming and Meta AI capabilities
September 27, 2023, 9:05 PM
Quest 3: Meta launches mixed-reality headset priced from $499
The company will start shipping the new device from October 10
September 27, 2023, 8:28 PM
Can't go to a protest? Send a digital avatar in the metaverse
Julian Assange campaigners plan to connect across time zones on online gaming platform
August 25, 2023, 9:50 AM
Loro Piana embraces the metaverse to enhance its unique take on quiet luxury
The company is harnessing technology to promote transparency and traceability across its high-end clothing and accessories
June 14, 2023, 4:00 PM
Metaverse could add $55bn to economies of Saudi Arabia and UAE by 2035, study says
Sectors expected to benefit from adoption include tourism, retail, property and gaming
May 10, 2023, 11:58 AM
Dubai steadily becoming a global centre for cutting-edge technology, Sheikh Hamdan says
Emirate developing plans to accelerate digital growth through government partnerships
March 19, 2023, 2:43 PM
Billionaires: L'Oreal heir names new head of family office
In our fortnightly round-up of the world’s super wealthy, Elon Musk says Twitter may break even soon and Mukesh Ambani enters the genome testing market
March 13, 2023, 5:00 AM
Meta could cut thousands of jobs in new round of layoffs, report says
The jobs cuts are reportedly being driven by financial targets
March 07, 2023, 3:57 AM
Meta slashes prices of Quest VR headsets in an effort to boost tepid sales
The reduction for the Quest Pro comes only five months after it was released
March 04, 2023, 11:32 AM
UAE authorities look at how to police 'dark side' of the metaverse
Complex jurisdiction issues make law enforcement far from straightforward
February 22, 2023, 4:51 AM
PSL 2023: Cricket enters metaverse as Islamabad United herald new era
U-Meta Stadium will offer fans unprecedented access and rewards
February 13, 2023, 12:32 PM
Meta launches the Mena region's first metaverse academy in Saudi Arabia
It will focus on shaping the metaverse ecosystem by providing training to 1,000 individuals in the first 18 months
February 07, 2023, 5:07 PM
Exploring the arts through VR and immersive technology at Ithra, Saudi Arabia
Female creatives show off captivating new worlds that take viewers beyond the frame
Art & Design
February 04, 2023, 7:28 AM
Dubai International Financial Centre launches new metaverse platform
Its first initiative is a six-month accelerator programme that seeks to attract and support start-ups in the sector
January 30, 2023, 5:55 PM
AD Gaming links up with Abu Dhabi-based crypto and blockchain business AA Meta
New partnership will help to grow Abu Dhabi's gaming ecosystem
January 20, 2023, 10:44 AM
Job losses, cyber attacks and 'Balkanisation of the metaverse' - big tech in 2023
World Economic Forum hears calls for tech firms and governments to work together
January 18, 2023, 4:34 PM
Metaverse jobs on offer in UAE now: From avatar fashion design to security officers
Unique positions available with Dubai at forefront of technology's development
January 13, 2023, 5:00 AM
NFTs, AI and the metaverse set to continue redefining art in 2023
A look at the complex relationship between creativity and technology, and future trends ahead of the new year
Art & Design
January 01, 2023, 6:38 AM