This week, HTC revealed their new standalone VR headset, Boston Dynamics revealed a new, only slightly less creepy dog robot, Logitech revealed a keyboard that brings physical typing into VR and Microsoft VR headsets should be able to access a SteamVR preview in the next day or so!
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The Focus runs on a Snapdragon 835 chip and uses inside-out positional 6 DoF tracking. While their Daydream headset sounds like it’s done for. we’ve got a new “Vive Wave” open platform to provide a unified interface and set of tools for developers.
Small and independent developers can submit a proposal for to get their very own HTC Vive Wave dev kit!
Got a Microsoft VR headset? You might be able to try SteamVR tomorrow!
Logitech’s new system combines the Vive Tracker with Logitech keyboards to bring physical typing to VR!
China is getting a VR theme park at the end of this year! So cool.
“The Multiview extension allows for stereo rendering in a single pass and can improve VR rendering performance up to 40%”!
WeLens streamed a VR film to 425 viewers at once, a new record!
You’ll be making accurate incisions in complex surgeries in no time!
Expo is Shopify’s fancy custom VR prototyping tool.
The Bigscreen team give their tips on finding a VR laptop!
A comparison of the big four VR headset options.
It starts with two words — “Not recommended.”
It’ll be called the “UltraGear”.
Apple are reportedly aiming to have the tech for an AR headset in 2019 and could ship a product in 2020.
They’re similar to Google Glass with a small 640 x 400 OLED display.
Forget Pokemon, Harry Potter will be where it’s at in 2018!
eyeQ mixed reality binoculars reached their Kickstarter goal! They’re like Google Cardboard but binoculars!
A discussion around how AR just might get us away from staring at our smartphone screens, this one is focused on Apple being the ones to save us.
“How augmented reality will, and will not, revolutionise our schools”.
The latest Fitbit was victorious this year in the eyes of Wareable!
This was sad news I recieved last week via e-mail and couldn’t believe it! Farewell Doppler Labs, I’ll continue using my Here Ones until the very end.
An interesting study that I hope encourages more health-focused wearables!
Looking for a cheaper hybrid smartwatch? Tck could be for you!
It’s quite similar to their Misfit Vapor.
This is an ingenious use of machine learning! Rather than filtering spammers, why not respond?
“The researchers concede, however, that their technique would require a detailed measurement or digital scan of the face of the target iPhone’s owner.”
It looks more like a hybrid between a dog and Bumblebee from the Transformers movies.
Google’s Geoff Hinton talks about how to make machines smarter at understanding the world.
“AI’s most simple concept is terrifying”.
A new iOS app, Album+, is taking advantage of the increased AI capabilities and GPUs in modern iPhones to help people better manage their photos.
If a superior alien race sent us a text saying, “We’ll arrive in a few decades,” would we just reply, “OK, call us when you get here — we’ll leave the lights on”?
An interesting look at how AI will impact the creative profession.
While not there yet, he believes we’ll get there in 5-10 years.
An Arduino walking robot that is fully 3D printed!
Some valuable guidance for people looking to get into the industry.
Take notes if you’re looking for a good long term career!
Got a Harmony Link? You’re entitled to a free fancy new hub!
Kevin Tofel gives his case for why Amazon should buy IFTTT.
Wiliot is looking to release Bluetooth beacons that don’t need batteries at all!
They’re “trying to upend a decade of smartphones, notifications, and apps”.
Many are finding this name a bit ironic after the common fears for this tech.
Run alexa-avs-sample-app & Google Assistant on a headless Raspberry Pi!
Alexa is in her rebellious stage at only three years old. They grow up so fast.
A Pi-based handheld which you can use to make your own video games!
Using a matrix keypad as input and an LCD as output for a Photon.
Yeah… not a great device to have a security flaw in!
The latest update lets you use your Home devices as an intercom system.
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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