Drawing the curtain on October which has been a month filled with a lot to talk about in tech. Let’s get right to it.
Discussing: Facebook’s new name, Google Pixel 6 release, Facebook’s global shutdown and more.
Facebook changes its name to Meta
On October 28, Mark Zuckerberg announced that Facebook is changing its name from Facebook Inc to Meta.
For starters, Meta is inspired by Mark’s obsession with creating a metaverse – a new 3D virtual reality world where you can do anything via an integrated digital system.
‘Meta’ is already taking steps to actualize the metaverse by creating 3D virtual conference rooms.
I wrote about it in this post.
If Zuckerberg can pull this off, Meta will become bigger than we can ever imagine.
Google Pixel 6 & 6 Pro release
Google officially announced the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro on October 19. The flagship devices are the 1st to have Google’s Tensor chipset which has heavy support for AI functionality.
Facebook, IG and WhatsApp shutdown for over 6 hours
The world was at a standstill when Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp were down. Well, this is not the first time it has happened and it will not be the last.
This was the longest the social media giant was down for. App downtime is usually reoslved within 2 hours, but this took 6 hours.
The problem occurred as a result of a networking error on the side of the company
Xiaomi Civi release
Xiaomi announced a $400 smartphone called Civi. The Xiaomi Civi packs a 4500 mAh battery, plus 55W fast charging. For now, it’s only available in China.
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