This week, it was brain-computer interfaces all around in emerging tech news with more details around Elon Musk's Neuralink emerging (in the most entertaining way possible) and Facebook's revealing their own plans to research into using your mind for typing and "skin-hearing". What a week.
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!
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!
This week, Elon Musk started a company (yes, another company!) that aims to bring computing into your brain so we can keep up with robots, he also reportedly invested in DeepMind early on to keep tabs on AI's progress. Amazon's Go store has been delayed, one team hacked a Chevy Volt to be their Mario Kart 64 controller and more!
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.