This week hit a record for the amount of smartwatch news! So much Android Wear news in particular — great news for those on the market for a new watch! We've also got an easy way to make multiplayer WebVR and researchers found a way to confuse accelerometers with WAV files.
Getting started with image recognition and artificial intelligence today with Clarifai’s Matt Zeiler
Clarifai provides a fantastic service that developers can use to bring image recognition into their apps. Matt Zeiler, CEO and founder of Clarifai, spoke with me about their service and explained the concepts of artificial intelligence, machine learning, deep learning and neural networks.
This week, one company just might have beaten Magic Leap in the race for light field AR, another company is tracking motion using sound rather than light and Goodyear are trying out AI-powered spherical tires that morph and change for each situation!
What you need to know when building a Gear VR app in Unity
Building virtual reality apps for each platform in Unity can sometimes have a few gotchas. I've spent the past month or so moving a Unity Google Cardboard app into Gear VR, stumbling upon a few quirks and missing a few steps. I thought I'd list the tips I'd come across after it all, to help those who attempt this after me!
Striving to do good in the world with virtual reality and 360 video
Taryn Southern has spent the past decade telling stories in creative ways through her video series, weekly YouTube videos and music. Her current endeavour is incredibly inspirational — striving to use VR/AR for positive social impact in her production and consulting company for social impact digital/VR/AR, Tribe of Good.
This week, we had a bunch of exciting new VR headsets revealed, VR also got a bit easier to afford as Oculus dropped its prices and Vive introduced a new payment plan. We also had news of a very poorly secured children's toy and one tinkerer explains how you too can run Windows 98 on your Raspberry Pi!