This week, all eyes are on the Apple event that’s on in a few hours! We’ll hopefully see an AR-focused iPhone! This is stealing the limelight from a whole lot of other emerging tech news including a new series of Particle boards and AI that learnt to play Super Mario solely by watching players!
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Pimax’s VR headset’s accessories will have eye-tracking, inside-out hand-tracking, scent enabling module, a wireless transmitter, prescription glasses frame and more! See the video for all of them!
Leap Motion’s update improves hand alignment for most VR devices and lets developers manually adjust the default pose offset.
The new strap is “more durable, with weighting added to the back and a wider and deeper forehead area”. This might help the headset be better balanced.
For those really confused by the difference… here’s a comparison!
The very first IMAX VR arcade is opening in Los Angeles.
The Nintendo of America president says the “problem with VR is that there aren’t a lot of experiences that are truly fun.” This quote upsets me.
Relúmĭno processes the outside world through a smartphone camera and alters the image. What a great concept, if indeed it works!
It is likely to have an AR-focused iPhone and is starting in about a few hours from when this newsletter goes out! Super exciting times!!!
An interview with Unity’s CEO on not playing favourites, AR and more.
The material is able to “redirect light from more angles”.
Might not be lots of new info for regular readers of the newsletter but a good overview for those who’ve been out of the loop a bit.
The dominance race for AR might be harder for Google.
An overview of a whole lot of cool creations from Disney’s labs, mostly AR but there are a few IoT ones too.
A fascinating feature of an ARKit artistic experiment.
See what that dentist work will look like before you have it!
Tracking glucose is something smartwatches are very keen to do! The next Apple Watch might just do this too (we’ll know hopefully within a few hours of this newsletter!).
Great to get a look at how the new Fitbit watch design came to be!
Apple is also trying to patent in this area… I could have sworn that Pebble and others patented their own modular smartband stuff before this?
Ooo the mystery!
Some really cool examples of next gen clothing and wearables here.
Fitness tracking could get a whole lot more accurate if true.
This AI is more accurate than humans in determining whether a person is gay or straight from a handful of photographs, raising many moral questions.
A comparison of speech recognition technologies in the market today.
You’ll now be able to create visualizations of training AI models as it happens!
All just through visually watching the game. Pretty neat!
After announcing a tie-up with forum software provider Disqus, Alphabet’s Jigsaw division “flopped at spotting vitriolic comments on Breitbart”.
A pretty sneaky way of triggering voice interfaces.
Equifax’s security breach affected 44% of the US. The DoNotPay chatbot is providing a way for US citizens to try to get compensation.
“Taking advantage of complex sensor fusion, Canvas’ carts can work in tandem to create maps of dynamic and open environments”.
There’s potentially a lot developing in factories and manufacturing!
Drive.ai will be running some of its test fleet on Lyft’s open platform.
They want to be able to answer complex questions such as “What’s the name of the pink store next to the church on the corner?”
They’ve acquired a computer vision startup and have grand plans.
The team at Particle have a new microcontroller series!
Put those Raspberry Pi skills to use… on your car!
A quick look at a few IoT use cases.
It can determine who is talking and decide who to show on screen.
A nice list of steps that would be good to take to secure your Pi!
Here’s something you can use that super secured Pi for now.
All it takes is a button, a buzzer, and a Raspberry Pi Zero W.
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