This group is using 360 video and VR to help stop sexual harassment
Sexual assault and harassment is a serious problem across many cultures and industries, the ever growing list of #metoo stories of the past two months are evidence of that. Vantage Point is looking to use 360 video in VR to create a sexual harassment training program. I spoke to Morgan Mercer, the CEO and founder, about the project and what their plans are.
This week, we've got red Amazon Echos in support for charity which Canadians may be especially excited by because... the Echo is now available in Canada! We've also got a somersaulting Boston Dynamics robot, a remote controlled robot from Toyota and even minibots that can glide along water.
This week, HTC revealed their new standalone VR headset, Boston Dynamics revealed a new, only slightly less creepy dog robot, Logitech revealed a keyboard that brings physical typing into VR and Microsoft VR headsets should be able to access a SteamVR preview in the next day or so!
This week, we've got a fancier spatial audio SDK from Google for VR, the iPhone X release has unintentionally brought us the wonderful joy that is Animoji Karaoke and Patently Mobile has spotted a new Google Glass patent!
Particle for Good — empowering groups using IoT for social good!
The team at Particle have put together a fantastic new program to help groups who are looking to use the IoT for social good called "Particle for Good". The program will provide these groups with additional benefits and resources, helping them reach new heights with their endeavours. I spoke with Jeff Eiden, Product Manager at Particle, about the program.
Bringing image recognition and image tracking to web AR
Rob Manson and his team at awe.media have managed a fantastic achievement this year — image recognition and image tracking working in web AR! I wanted to ask about how they did it and how developers can try out their mixed reality creation tool.