Neural lace — open questions on this emerging tech
Matt Weinberger at Business Insider recently wrote about the death of the smartphone and beyond. One technology mentioned in the distant "really crazy future" is neural lace — the very technology which is the focus of Elon Musk's latest venture, Neuralink. Antony asks some open questions about neural lace tech.
This week, Burger King attempted to trigger Google Home devices with a TV ad but... things got messy, I stumbled upon a cool short film on AR and Google released a new sort of AI-powered auto-complete... for drawings! Like my AI-sketch of the creature on the right!
Using virtual reality for autism therapy
It's always great to see emerging tech being used to make a difference. Floreo is working to put together VR content to help children with autism. Vijay Ravindran, one of the founders, shared with us their story so far.
The game studio with grand VR cat tracking ambitions!
Katie and John reached many news feeds this year after their efforts to track their cat while using the Vive — no more stepping on a cat while in a virtual world! They're running their own independent game studio — Triangular Pixels, and have just started a Patreon to help fund their efforts. Katie took the time to chat about their VR tracker and their VR efforts so far.
This week, Disney sought a patent for "soft and durable" robot actors, the Android Wear 2.0 update confusion appears to be subsiding, a Fitbit saved one woman's life, Brickerbot is threatening to kill insecure IoT devices worldwide and we got to see a cute mini Macintosh made of Lego.
This week, co-founder & Oculus Rift creator, Palmer Luckey, left Oculus and Facebook! I'm still surprised at the news days later... Meanwhile, Samsung has new Gear VR, Gear 360 and smart home hub tech on the way and Volkswagen revealed an "autonomous pod" concept!