This week, Google brought Street View into Google Earth VR, a robot arm is now DJing, Oculus had a patent for a VR headset that’d work on both PC and phone, and the first Magic Leap headset was revealed! What an end to the year! Happy New Year everyone!
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Google Earth VR now lets you explore Street View in VR!
A patent published today but filed in 2016 shows a convertible headset that can be powered by either a PC or phone — a pretty neat idea!
These haptic gloves will enable you to feel things that you touch in VR.
Facebook’s “Spaces” now works on the Vive too!
A new patch “enables non-VR play as well as adding enhanced support for Windows Mixed Reality headsets”.
Some handy tips for those looking to get started with 360 video.
The Magic Leap One headset has been revealed! It’s rather steampunk-like. Here’s a look at what we now know about it and what’s still uncertain.
For comparison, here’s a look at the concept Magic Leap were showing in 2013, it looked more… sporty.
This group is building a realtime, 3D map of the world.
It now uses ARKit for those on iPhone wanting fancier Pokémon Go.
11 year old Harrison has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and wasn’t able to easily visit his grandfather, so this group brought the two together in AR.
A nice example of using emerging tech to bring smiles to those in need.
Attach this $449 camera to your Vive or Rift and give it the power of AR!
How a father and son explained VR and AR to a 3rd grade class.
That’s the prediction anyway, we’ll see! One of the comments points out that they don’t mention the Apple AirPods — which is selling very well.
That’s quite a headline.
A nice collection of info on how to do things with the Fitbit Ionic.
A dance club in Prague is using a robot arm as a DJ.
Some fantastic examples of smart prosthetics in this piece!
Some really intriguing concepts in this piece, worth a read!
Using “hallucinating AI” for a freemium photo upscaling service.
“For $1 a minute, 24/7, Fin gets your digital chores done. Message, email, or speak a request and a real person will snap into action, augmented by a machine intelligence toolkit built from all the tasks Fin’s tackled to date.”
A few small predictions from VentureBeat.
Their new technique takes the best pieces of two of Google’s previous speech generation projects: WaveNet and the original Tacotron.
Spoiler: Python is the best language.
A piece on finding our way to more transparent AI, rather than black boxes.
There’s a new Humble Bundle Maker pack with a range of books that’ll be all over in about a day!
This is a pretty entertaining article: “My dad was the more skeptical of the two, but was very happy to make multiple Febreze jokes. Once we had it working, my mother gleefully informed the two of us that she finally had someone who would listen to her every command.”
All About Circuits open up Samsung’s SmartThings Hub and a Water Leak Sensor!
“The MAX30001’s biopotential channel provides electrocardiogram (ECG) waveforms, senses heart rate, and can detect pacemaker edges, while the bioimpedance channel measures respiration”.
The AI-powered video camera and security platform has been purchased.
A look at “the basics of OTA firmware updates and how they are transforming the future of IoT products”.
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