Pleased Wednesday, I belief your week has been good thus far. Right here’s what’s been taking place within the tech world, with a little bit sprinkle of quick meals as a greasy deal with.
1. Meta desires you to pay $2,500 for a VR headset
Meta has revealed the Meta Quest Professional VR headset. With a price ticket of $2,449.99, Quest Professional is sort of 4 occasions the value of Meta’s present headset, the Quest 2, which begins at $630. It packs face-tracking, a 90Hz refresh charge, a Snapdragon XR2+ processor and it’s plated in gold (it’s not, you’d simply suppose it was for the value). You’ll be able to preorder it now, with transport to begin October 25. Whereas we’re on Zuckerberg, he additionally confirmed off his Horizon Worlds up to date avatar. Spoiler: it still sucks, but it has legs now.
2. We have to discuss concerning the Grimace within the room
Over within the U.S., grown-ups have been going to nice lengths to get their arms on an grownup Pleased Meal, with McDonald’s workers even begging clients not to order the boxed meals
hey there! at this stage that collab is simply obtainable within the USA, we’ll undoubtedly let the staff know you would be eager to see it in Aus although 🙂
— McDonald’s Australia (@maccas) September 28, 2022
3. Authorities wipes excellent Robodebt circumstances
Nearly 200,000 excellent ‘Robodebt’ circumstances shall be dumped and money owed wiped, with the ABC reporting the federal authorities is making an attempt to clear the ultimate remnants of the extremely criticised system. The information comes two months after the Prime Minister announced a Royal Commission into the super-flawed Centrelink automated data-matching program, formally named the automated earnings compliance program, however colloquially generally known as Robodebt.
4. Your subsequent Uber journey might be in a Polestar 2 EV
As an alternative of the same old Toyota Camry displaying up once you guide an Uber, it might quickly be a Polestar EV. Yep, Aussies will quickly be capable of guide and journey in an EV Uber due to a partnership the ride-sharing platform has inked with Splend an organization that provides a sort-of subscription platform for “proudly owning” an EV. The businesses mentioned they’re able to roll out 500 Polestar 2 EVs to NSW Uber drivers. We love the Polestar 2, so we’re not mad. It follows from Uber’s June announcement to have zero emissions by 2040.
We’re investing as much as $26 million to assist drive take-up of electrical autos in AU. We’ll proceed to supply a 50% diminished service price for driver-partners who use battery #electricvehicles till 30 June 2025. T&Cs apply.
Learn extra in our newsroom submit: https://t.co/eucZFxTwFX
— Uber Australia (@Uber_Australia) June 8, 2022
Crypto.com, some of the high-profile crypto platforms on the earth, made an extremely expensive whoopsie last year after a lady dwelling in Melbourne requested the corporate for a refund. As an alternative of a mere $100, she received 100,000 occasions that. Properly, a month after the information emerged of the error, a court docket this week heard that the error got here after a employee in Bulgaria, who processed the refund, had entered the wrong numbers into an Excel spreadsheet.
BONUS ITEM: It’s Fat Bear week and there’s a contest underway to seek out the world’s fattest bear. However, the competition has been rocked by a scandal. Organisers of the comp mentioned a poll field had been “stuffed” in favour of a brown bear referred to as Holly.
🚨🚨🚨FAT BEAR WEEK SCANDAL🚨🚨🚨
Like bears stuff their face with fish, our poll field, too, has been stuffed.
— Katmai Nationwide Park (@KatmaiNPS) October 10, 2022
Issues are all understanding, nonetheless.
— Katmai Nationwide Park (@KatmaiNPS) October 11, 2022
Have an excellent one.