This week was CES 2018 — lots of new devices and emerging tech news! We’ve got robots, AR guns that’ll be our Nerf guns of the future, a new high resolution HTC Vive headset and a lot of Google Assistant and Alexa integrations!
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Higher resolution, no cord, built in headphones and dual front-facing headphones! Exciting times!
LooxidVR was named CES 2018’s most innovative VR product.
The delayed ZEISS VR ONE Connect allows users to play SteamVR videogames through mobile VR headsets.
Oculus are moving into China with this partnership.
NextVR will be adding higher resolution and six degrees of freedom letting spectators move around.
“The V125 platform is designed to allow VR headsets to use 60 GHz WiGig connections to transmit data to and from PCs with low latency and high bandwidth.”
Antony Clements, a friend of Dev Diner, is part of a team working to make a VR controller for those with disabilities. They’re on the lookout for people who are arm amputees to fill out this survey.
The Department of Homeland Security have made a VR training simulator to help prepare first responders responding to school shootings.
It looks like so much fun!!!
“LetinAR has developed a technology it called Pin-Mirror, which can show a crisp virtual image of an object without inducing eye fatigue.”
A new pair of AR glasses to provide heads-up display style AR — with Alexa!
Early days for these but work checking out.
The power of AR and a rolled up piece of paper.
Their new Alexa Mobile Accessory Kit “allows manufacturers to add Alexa to products far easier than it currently does”.
No need to charge your smartwatch!
This patent looks interesting and wouldn’t be the first time companies look to put batteries onto the watch strap.
“The watch will take oscillometric readings at the press of a button. It can also be set to take automatic readings through the night, as this is particularly important for hypertension patients.”
Facebook is closing its human-powered AI concierge service.
These bots can “handle tools, shoot and upload photos, catch flying objects, and navigate obstacles—even think for themselves”.
Research suggests that “human-like virtual assistants may actually deter some people from seeking help on tasks that are supposed to measure achievement”.
“In the world of AI, the best virtual assistant might turn out to be your virtual self.”
Want to show AI who’s really the smart one? These stickers will do it.
It lulls you to sleep with “slowed simulated breathing and soothing sounds”.
There are both pros and cons, TechCrunch looks at both.
Apparently we can’t get any yet.
Get to see both assistants getting the chance to control vehicle functions!
LG wants to give you those robot servants you’ve always dreamed of.
They will be “intelligently enhancing TV images using computer vision”.
This concept car looks quite neat.
This prosthesis lets Jason Barnes play piano again after losing his arm.
Wired looks at Amazon’s Alexa journey so far.
Ads might be coming to the platform — Kevin Tofel gives some info.
Now all connected homes no matter what platform will give you the news!
Qualcomm is launching its Home Hub platform with support for Android Things and Google Assistant.
There were a number of Apple HomeKit smart home accessories with an unexpected new feature — support for Amazon’s Alexa & Google Assistant.
A fascinating look at generating random numbers!
Alexa is everywhere!
Yes, really everywhere.
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