This week, one man turned his Furby into an Amazon Echo, we have a Google Vision Kit available to help developers add on-device computer vision smarts (with no connection needed) and flame throwing drones!
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Their $199 standalone VR headset has begun arriving in dev’s homes.
Google’s new philanthropy program, Daydream Impact, aims to help groups use 360 video for positive change.
It is part of the goal of building a comfortable all-day VR workstation.
I think what the author is talking about is the Santa Cruz update.
You’ll be able to walk around and capture a scene with this software smarts!
A Dutch non-profit is “strapping waterproof VR headsets on people submerged in pools so they can ‘swim with dolphins’.”
VR therapy has been effective in “changing the brain’s behavior & promoting beneficial brain plasticity, even in patients with neurodegenerative disease”.
More details on the fascinating work bringing Catan to VR!
The ZED Mini depth camera scans the real world and maps it in real-time. It’s shipping in 3 weeks, with pre-orders open now.
This AR headset is doing pretty well with its crowdfunding!
An interesting discussion around AR and how it “represents a new mass-medium, not a new form of a current medium”.
This is amazing — layering digital restorations over paintings and sculptures!
Wearables are on the rise once again!
A comparison of two Google Assistant headphone options.
Google’s latest DIY kit “features on-device neural network acceleration, providing powerful computer vision without a cloud connection”.
This AI can spot if someone is sneaking a peek at your phone in public!
They’re ready and waiting to help businesses get into AI.
Google’s AI “has now developed a computer vision system that vastly outperforms state-of-the-art-models.”
A nice overview of AI techniques!
Yikes — “Only about 12–15% of the engineers who are building the internet and its software are women.”
Tinder are looking to use AI to match people and let AI bring them together by giving them a special sort of “like” they can send.
Flame throwing drones are helping clear debris from high voltage power lines!
This Raspberry Pi robot definitely beats me that’s for sure.
What a headline, right?
It’s amazing what trends AI can pick up in the scheme of things!
A look at the dangers of AI which need discussing.
They’re coming officially to Australia and NZ early 2018!
I’ve got a new workaround for setting local Australian (and potentially NZ too!) addresses in the Echo settings in this updated post!
It can now multitask! You can ask it things like “OK Google, turn on the TV and tell me the weather.” That’s pretty handy.
This guy turned his Furby into a Pi-powered Echo!
It is an extension of the FreeRTOS OS.
TI’s new device can deliver more accurate smart water meter measurement.
ESP8266 using too much power? Here’s a way to optimise it!
Here’s how to add gesture control to your PC using an Arduino, a breakout board with a gesture controller and an interconnect PCB.
This guy customised a Liftmaster gate operator to be IoT compatible!
Nobody saw that coming.
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