What emerging tech are Startcon startups most excited about for 2017?
We spoke to a range of emerging tech startups at Startcon in Sydney and asked them one simple question - What emerging tech are you most excited about for 2017 and why should developers get into it?
This week, Pebble is reportedly close to being acquired by Fitbit (still to be confirmed later this week), one person found a way to get Alexa and Google Home to talk to each other in an infinite loop, Leap Motion is going into mobile VR with new hardware and neural networks were used to generated 3D models of faces from a single 2D photo!
Want to learn analytics? Why not get into the Internet of Things?
Perryn Fowler works with Urbanise, a company that provides a platform for facility management. He works with the fun bit — turning big buildings into big smart buildings using a whole bunch of sensors and analysing that data! Perryn was a speaker at Melbourne's YOW! Conference last week. I spoke with him about analytics and the IoT.
7 tips for bringing others into your imagination with VR
One of my favourite early VR experiences was "SightLine", an Oculus experience where the VR world around you changed as you looked around. Its creator, Tomáš Mariančík, is presenting at VR/AR With The Best this weekend and was kind enough to take some time to share his experience bringing others into his imagination with VR. Here are seven tips I gathered from our chat.
This week, Microsoft revealed pretty reasonable PC requirements for their VR headsets, the VLC video player will soon support VR headsets, Google's DeepMind can now read lips better than the pros, there's a body heat powered smartwatch and we are starting to see some cool uses of Project Tango for mobile AR games!
Where do I find markers for JSARToolkit or awe.js augmented reality apps?
One incredibly common question I receive from developers who've begun experimenting with AR in the browser is — how do I generate new AR markers for an awe.js or JSARToolkit app? Here's how.