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Meta, Formerly Facebook, Touts New High-End ‘Cambria’ Headset

  • The pricier device is slated to go on sale next year
  • Company is adopting new name in embrace of metaverse
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Meta, the company formerly known as Facebook Inc., previewed a high-end headset codenamed “Project Cambria” that it expects to release next year as part of its push to make virtual and augmented reality more appealing. 

The device has new sensors, improved displays and optics, as well as refined augmented reality capabilities, the company said Thursday at its Connect conference. The sensors will let people create more realistic avatars, the virtual representation of users. And the so-called passthrough mode, which lets users see the real world through the goggles, will be in color as opposed to black and white.