Are we living in a simulation?
With all of the technological advancements emerging today, could we one day simulate a universe complete with consciousness? If so, are we already living in that universe? Here are the arguments put forth so far for the fascinating question — are we living in a simulation?
This week, the new cheaper Oculus Go VR headset was revealed, faulty Google Home Minis recorded the media accidentally, Sony's Aibo dog robot is returning with Alexa-capabilities, machine learning software is writing machine learning software, there was a pretty neat LED-powered smart crossing proposal and more!
What is Windows Mixed Reality?
Microsoft's HoloLens and their range of VR-style headsets are all Windows Mixed Reality headsets. How can this be? One is an augmented reality headset and the others are virtual reality headsets! We'd previously seen the term mixed reality used to define a certain type of AR... has it changed? I asked around and found the answer. Here's what Windows Mixed Reality is and how it fits in with virtual reality and augmented reality.
This week, we had what must be a record amount of emerging tech news! Google announced two new Home devices, smart earbuds that can translate languages in real time and a camera that uses AI to spot when there's something interesting happening! Microsoft was revealed to be the saviour of AltspaceVR, we bid farewell to Nokia's Ozo VR camera and so much more!
11 lessons on building & shipping a smart device from Ray Wu, founder of Wynd
Wynd is one of the best Kickstarter projects I own. It has both an air purifier and air quality tracker that work together to help improve the air quality around you. It is a great example of using technology to improve society's quality of life. For those with allergies and/or highly polluted environments, this can make a world of difference. Ray Wu, founder and CEO of Wynd, was kind enough to answer some questions around building and shipping a hardware product. Here are 11 lessons I drew from what he shared.
This week, we suddenly had double the number of Amazon Echo devices to keep up with, along with the news of an improved PlayStation VR headset coming soon and so soooo much discussion on the Fitbit Ionic smartwatch!