This week, we’ve got a fancier spatial audio SDK from Google for VR, the iPhone X release has unintentionally brought us the wonderful joy that is Animoji Karaoke and Patently Mobile has spotted a new Google Glass patent!
Final days to get tickets for my workshop! Sales end 10th November! I’ll be running a workshop at BuzzConf on the 1st December in Victoria! It’ll be a fun weekend of tech tinkering that you can start by building your own voice assistant! The code special_devdiner will give you 20% off my workshop and the ticket price!
My fun, relaxed, light-hearted online course is coming soon! I hope it will help everyone, no matter their skill level, build a virtual assistant/chatbot 🙂 Pre-register and I’ll give you a discount code when it’s out as my way of saying thanks! A few people spotted a test tweet I’d made from the assistant example during a screencast yesterday!
Google is taking some of the tech from its VR Audio SDK and building it into a more comprehensive spatial audio product for mobile and desktop.
Google also launched Poly — find, view and download 3D models and scenes.
Friend of Dev Diner, Bastiaan Olij, brought VR support to the Godot game engine! A great achievement indeed, here’s a post on how you can try it out!
“Virtual reality & immersive education to combat corporate and collegiate sexual assault & harassment” They’re looking to raise money on IndieGoGo here.
It has already hit its goal! ZephVR brings wind to a whole range of VR headsets – generating wind using AI as you play!
Really want to play Star Trek: Bridge Crew but don’t have enough headsets for all your friends? Head to the IMAX VR Centre in Los Angeles!
The exciting wireless VR adapter will be shipping in Europe and the US soon, there’s also reportedly an Oculus Rift version on the way!
Maybe in 2018, but it’s only really vague hints right now.
Light-field tech is a really exciting area!
I spoke with Rob Manson, founder of awe.media, about their breakthrough with bringing image tracking and recognition to web AR!
The iPhone X is here and its key feature? Animoji Karaoke. This is actually a pretty fun use of the animojis that their AR tech have enabled!
A new potential Google Glass design might be on its way.
Zappar share some handy tips!
They are expanding availability of the HoloLens, which is very different to the previous stories we’ve heard about production slowing!
If there was ever a way for AR to go more mainstream, Amazon adding it into their app is definitely one of those ways!
Another Google Cardboard-style AR experience… with a cube!
“Not only are diabetics now able to track their health, the Ionic’s currently unused SpO2 sensor should soon be capable of estimating blood oxygen levels and also providing sleep apnea analysis.” — here’s hoping!
It feels like every time there’s Fitbit news, it comes all in the one week.
“The company also reports it sold 3.6 million of its health and fitness devices in Q3, up 7 percent from Q2 of this year.” — so it’s on the way up at least.
They’re changing their approach!
The US might be freaking out a bit about falling behind China in the AI race.
This is a really fascinating question posed by the article — “Is cancer just biological malware?”
A nice summary of projects shown at The International Conference on Computer Vision. Some very cool projects here!
A very important discussion we need to have in this era of voice assistants.
“Imagine having a button that can instantly tell you (virtually) everything there is to know about something or someone.”
Always great to have more options to encourage kids into tech.
Lingerie brand Cosabella moved away from its digital marketing agencies and used AI instead. This article looks at the results!
Here’s your weekly AI-generated content, this time… horror stories!
Oprah “will guide you through her Favourite Things and tell you why she recommends them” but only for this one “Favourite Things” storefront.
As wonderful as Oprah is, Pikachu might provide a tiny bit more conversation… sort of.
Looking for a country to move to? Canada seems to be keen on AI and IoT!
Mr Trudeau brought that up at the Google Go North conference, a discussion on AI and why it needs oversight was also had with important points made.
It can move over 2 lbs (0.90kg)!
An interesting look at bringing AI to phones!
They’re focusing on a voice assistant for customer service.
Particle are looking to help groups using their devices for social good — if that’s you, apply for their program! Here’s my interview with Jeff Eiden, Product Manager at Particle, all about the program and how people can apply.
Things could really be shaking up in the chip business that’d impact a whole lot of electronics, including the IoT!
Their brilliant system works by “ensuring real time analysis of the main parameters of bees’ lives and helping beekeepers identify the main causes of bee disappearances and anomalous beehive behaviors”.
The Amazon Echo is coming to India very soon!
It has been gaining more features, powering new hardware, and entering new countries (like India mentioned above!).
Controlling your light switch via phone using an Arduino, Bluetooth module and a servo.
Insurance gets mentioned a lot around the IoT and how the companies are all going to jump all over it eventually, looks like this startup has made that leap.
Web Directions’ big event with two tracks is on this week! They have talks on VR, AI and conversational interfaces and more! Use the code devdiner and you’ll get a discounted ticket for Summit Classic at $999! Yay!
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!
3 co-located events. 15 conference tracks. 9,000 attendees. 300+ speakers. 300+ exhibitors. It’s all happening at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Silicon Valley! It even has a free track on AI for developers! Want to attend the whole event? Use the discount code DEVDINER20!
BuzzConf is a family-friendly tech festival in country Victoria, Australia. Learn and play with tech by day, enjoy live music by night! I’m running a workshop on making voice assistants! The code special_devdiner will give you 20% off my workshop and the ticket price!
Can’t make it to the AI Expo in Santa Clara? The event is also headed over to London in 2018! Use the discount code DEVDINER20 to get a good deal on your tickets! They have a a free track on AI for developers too!