This week, we got a fancy new SteamVR home beta environment complete with boxing ring (excitement levels high!), burger cooking robots and a parrot that taught itself to order things with the Amazon Echo.
My online course is getting closer to completion! I’m making a fun, relaxed, light-hearted online course on how to make a virtual assistant using Api.ai! Registrations for early interest are open now! Register and I’ll give you a discount code when it’s out as my way of saying thanks!
Sign up for the SteamVR beta and you’ll get a sneak peek at the new SteamVR Home, complete with boxing ring!
Want to sign up and get access to that new stuff but not sure how? Here’s a super quick step by step guide!
A bunch of HTC employees are headed to Google which just might be very good news for more funding for the Vive development team!
Google Daydream’s latest Chrome update apparently lets you browse the web in VR whether or not it has WebVR specific elements.
A-Frame now supports Microsoft Mixed Reality headsets and controllers on Microsoft Edge!
It’s an interesting solution to the problem!
That’s the other way to get rid of the screen door effect.
Other VR initiatives by companies like Microsoft made it hard for Intel.
Yep, Amazon might want to get in on the action too.
iOS 11 is now out with ARKit for all! Here are TechCrunch’s app picks.
It wasn’t the most recent Apple event, but Apple’s 2017 WWDC.
Yet another way you can look at Sketchfab 3D models!
Throw any bit of IKEA furniture into your home using AR!
AR will impact tech in ways we don’t often consider!.
One is a virtual showroom, the other is an AR measurement tool.
They’ve got “six months to produce AR apps or lose business”.
The new cellular Apple Watch is having some big technical issues.
Verizon’s Wear24 smartwatch only launched in May, but it’s already discontinued.
Their SDK is launching this week for interested developers too.
It turns out even parrots can use the Amazon Echo.
“Nor should we blithely ignore the fact that eventually that problem could emerge” says Gates.
We need some sort of a system to ensure our AI future is bright, is this it?
Dubai Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed rode an autonomous Volocopter on its maiden flight. That’s one big drone right there.
Siri’s vocals have had a big revamp using machine learning.
Lots of good news for AI enthusiasts out there!
Looking to read up on the business case for voice interfaces?
They’ve launched the Azure Machine Learning Workbench, Experimentation service and Model Management service.
Police shootings have been hard to track but AI could be the answer.
Soon your burgers just might be flipped and cooked by robots.
Now there’s a headline I wasn’t expecting this week.
It involves running a variety of AI-enabled analysis applications, “which can assist with everything from law enforcement to urban planning”.
“The speaker is 15 times louder than on the indoor model, so you can shout at trespassers if you catch them in the act.”
One long-range radio (LoRa)-equipped MKR WAN 1300 and one cellular-capable MKR GSM 1400. Not the catchiest of names.
This is a really useful tutorial!
Here’s an Arduino-powered sunflower that follows the light!
Want to keep your LiPo cells safe? Here’s a DIY method.
There may finally be more NFC around with the latest iPhones!
The Internet of Things might be providing a new way for people out there to access the web itself — this could be life changing for many.
Where did medical device manufacturers turn for LCD screens in 2000? Apparently, the Game Boy Advance handheld console!
For those keen on really getting into the future of computing, Microsoft is taking sign ups for its quantum preview today!
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For the final Melbourne Creative AI meetup of the year they are running a small competition! The basic idea is, build a program that generates some dance moves from data! Sounds like a lot of fun!
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