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Tech Billionaire Elon Musk Slams Facebook By Calling it “Lame”, Tweets #DeleteFacebook

Musk posted the image with the caption: "New emoji! Last one comes with free phone hack

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Tesla founder Elon Musk has always been a critic of Facebook in his tweets. Back in 2018 he said that he does not use the social media site. Wikimedia Commons

Tech billionaire Elon Musk has come out slamming Facebook by calling it “lame,” which was preceded by “#DeleteFacebook.”

The tweet came in response to a post by comedian, writer and actor Sacha Baron Cohen calling on the government to take control of the social media giant.

Cohen tweeted: “We don’t let 1 person control the water for 2.5 billion people. We don’t let 1 person control electricity for 2.5 billion people. Why do we let 1 man control the information seen by 2.5 billion people? Facebook needs to be regulated by governments, not ruled by an emperor!”

Tesla founder has always been a critic of Facebook in his tweets. Back in 2018 he said that he does not use the social media site.

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Tech billionaire Elon Musk has come out slamming Facebook by calling it “lame,” which was preceded by “#DeleteFacebook”. Pixabay

Recently, taking a dig at WhatsApp over repeated users privacy violation amid security vulnerabilities, Musk took to Twitter with a meme, showing various ‘mechanical arm’ emojis representing Apple, Google, Microsoft, Samsung and WhatsApp respectively.

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Musk posted the image with the caption: “New emoji! Last one comes with free phone hack.” (IANS)

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Social Media Giant Facebook Acquires AR Display Maker “Plessey”

Facebook said that its AR/VR team is focused on building the next computing platform centred around people.

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Facebook said that its AR/VR team is focused on building the next computing platform centred around people. VOA

Facebook has acquired British company Plessey, a maker of Micro-LED displays for Augmented Reality (AR) devices, for an undisclosed sum.

Plessey, an embedded technologies developer in displays, designs and manufactures LED materials and products from their facility in Plymouth in England.

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“Under the new multi-year agreement Plessey will dedicate operations and manufacturing capabilities, as well as grant an exclusive license to some of its IP, to help Facebook prototype and develop microLED wafers for potential use in future AR/VR products,” Facebook said in a statement on Monday.

There were reports that Apple had expressed an interest in acquiring Plessey to push its AR dreams. Apple is reportedly planning to release a combined AR/VR headset by 2021 or 2022, followed by a pair of AR glasses in 2022 or 2023.

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Facebook has acquired British company Plessey, a maker of Micro-LED displays for Augmented Reality (AR) devices, for an undisclosed sum. Pixabay

Facebook said that its AR/VR team is focused on building the next computing platform centred around people.

“With a future AR glasses product, we envision a glasses form factor that lets devices melt away so we can be more present with our friends, families, and surroundings,” said the company.

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This will take years, so across AR/VR, “we’re continuing to invest in extensive research on this deep tech stack and components such as small-scale displays”. (IANS)

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