Meta will reveal its new high-end VR headset on October 11th

New Meta hardware is on the horizon. | Illustration by Nick Barclay / The Verge Meta has announced that its Connect Conference will be livestreamed on October 11th at 1PM ET / 10AM PT. In a post on the Oculus blog, the company says it’ll cover the progress it’s made on the metaverse and offer “a look at what’s to come in the near and far future.” The announcements can’t measure up to last year’s Connect, where the company changed its name from Facebook to Meta, but the company has said we’ll see information on the Horizon Worlds virtual reality app and hinted that the high-end “Project Cambria” headset will… Read More

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Why the Fed won’t be able to avoid a recession or bring inflation down to its 2% target, according to BlackRock

Fed Chairman Jerome Powell. Reuters/Joshua Roberts The Fed may not be able to avoid a recession – and may not be able to bring inflation down to its 2% target either, according to BlackRock. “The Fed will be surprised by the growth damage caused by its tightening,” analysts said in a note on Tuesday. The bank’s analysts think a recession could come in early 2023, likely before inflation is down to 2%. The Federal Reserve may not be able to avoid a recession – and may not be able to bring inflation back down to its 2% target either, according to analysts from BlackRock. Markets are expecting the Fed to… Read More

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Why Obama is just now getting his portrait officially unveiled in the White House, two presidents later

Former First Lady Michelle Obama and former President Barack Obama at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery on February 12, 2018 in Washington, DC. Matt McClain/The Washington Post via Getty Images Barack and Michelle Obama will return to the White House Wednesday to finally reveal their portraits. The ceremony was delayed for two years after Trump refused to host it and Obama was uninterested. The Bidens and Obamas will now reunite to continue the White House tradition. Barack Obama and Michelle Obama will make their highly anticipated return to the White House Wednesday to reveal their official portraits as the former president and former first lady of the United States. That’s… Read More

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Montclair’s Great Good Place for Books to host author Reid on Sept. 14

Five professional women of ambition — a tennis pro coming out of retirement for one last victory; an entrepreneur establishing her acumen as co-owner of a Napa Valley vineyard; two authors cranking out best-selling novels; and a fiercely devoted book hound and owner of an independent bookstore — will come together Sept. 14 at Montclair Presbyterian Church. Related Articles Local News | Business at beloved Montclair bookstore improving, but struggle remains Local News | How Montclair’s Great Good Place for Books survived COVID Local News | Montclair: Great Good Place for Books celebrates milestone Hosted by the beloved bookstore A Great Good Place for Books (GGPB) in Oakland’s Montclair district,… Read More

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Sony’s PlayStation 5 is still hard to find nearly 2 years after launch — here are the latest details on where to buy a PS5

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. BI Photo Isabel Fernandez Pujol Sony’s PlayStation 5 comes in two models — a $500 standard edition and a $400 digital edition. The PS5 is still difficult to find, but retailers like Walmart, Best Buy and GameStop restock regularly. Sony says PS5 stock will increase later this year, but the price has gone up outside the US. Sony’s PlayStation 5 has sold more than 20 million units since November 2020, and it remains one of the video game industry’s most sought after products. An international chip shortage and global inflation have prevented Sony from meeting consumer… Read More

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Rihanna’s lingerie company Savage X Fenty sued for alleged fraud by Santa Clara County

A new lawsuit by Santa Clara County accuses pop superstar Rihanna’s lingerie company Savage X Fenty of deceiving customers by automatically enrolling them in a “VIP” program with automatic recurring credit card charges. Savage X Fenty by Rihanna broke California’s just-tightened automatic-renewal law through the scheme, according to the suit filed by Santa Clara and four other counties, including Santa Cruz, on behalf of the people of California. “When consumers purchased (Savage X Fenty’s) products on its website, (the company) would automatically add an automatically recurring paid VIP membership into the consumers’ shopping bag, causing the consumers’ credit card (to) be charged repeatedly … until cancelled by the consumers,” the… Read More

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Black Food Summit: Bay Area chefs, writers, activists unite Sept. 9 and 10

Together with the Museum of the African Diaspora in San Francisco, chef-in-residence and award-winning author Bryant Terry has organized a two-day public event bringing together some of the greatest minds in the worlds of food, writing, farming and activism. Black Food Summit, which takes place Sept. 9 and 10 in San Francisco and Pescadero, mirrors the themes in Terry’s 2021 book, “Black Food: Stories, Art, and Recipes from Across the African Diaspora” (4 Color Books). The book features original poetry, essays, recipes and artwork, with contributions from more than 100 Black cultural luminaries from around the globe. “Black Food,” Terry’s award-winning 2021 book, is a road map for a first-of-its-kind… Read More

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Scotland is barring landlords from raising rent amid a cost-of-living crisis sweeping Europe and the UK

Rents in Scotland will be capped as the country faces an energy crisis. Nicola Sturgeon/Associated Press Like much of the UK, Scotland is experiencing a cost-of-living crisis. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon just announced a freeze on rent payments and train fares. Rents will be capped at £2,500 a month, about $2,900 US dollars.  Scotland’s cost-of-living crisis is pushing its first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, to take drastic measures, bringing rent payments to a halt, as well as train fares.  Sturgeon, who announced on Tuesday that the country will be instituting a rent freeze and eviction moratorium in order to combat skyrocketing energy prices in the country, called the hike in costs… Read More

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China’s top energy firms are sending natural gas to European nations struggling with Russia’s supply cuts

Chinese President Xi Jinping sits down during a visit to Renmin University of China in Beijing, capital of China, April 25, 2022. Ju Peng/Xinhua via Getty Images Traders told Bloomberg that Chinese energy groups are sending liquefied natural gas to European nations.  Major firms including Sinopec have send natural gas shipments to Europe throughout the year, per the report.  China, the world’s biggest buyer of the key fuel, has seen demand slump amid strict COVID-19 policies in 2022.  China’s largest energy firms are sending liquefied natural to European nations as an energy crisis sweeps the continent, according to a Bloomberg report.  Traders told Bloomberg that major shippers including Sinopec and… Read More

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