This week, Facebook researchers were able to “re-skin” people in real time using machine learning, we got the joys of machine learning generated candy hearts for Valentines and a new patent from Apple showing they might be getting into VR after all… maybe?
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It looks like more of a VR headset, which could either be a hint they might try their hand at VR — or that this is just one of their early experiments.
This is an incredible resource for anyone looking to work with WebVR!
I like them.
PTGui 11 will be able to stitch 360 photos from 360 cameras including Samsung Gear 360, Xiaomi Mijia Mi Sphere, and Yi 360 VR!
It seems like a super fun career choice!
Facebook’s Quill tool now lets you animate in VR!
This is one of those really exciting areas of VR which needs more exploration!
Spatialand creates tools that “let content creators transform their 2D work into immersive VR experiences”.
Works well as a Google Cardboard-style device that has the back open so you can do AR stuff too!
Last week, we had Karl Guttag’s post about Intel’s AR efforts, followed by Intel’s newer announcement about an AR headset – Karl has an updated post to cover all that most recent news and look at Intel’s new headset announcement in more detail.
I really really hope that’s the case, I want an AR life asap!
It will be called the “Professional Edition” and is basically the same hardware with “a few tweaks”.
Google’s Motion Stills Android app lets you take short videos and transform them — now with AR! Here’s a post on how it works. Weirdly enough, it doesn’t use ARCore (and my own attempts with it didn’t seem to work too well).
I can see AR glasses becoming a mainstream tool for law enforcement around the world.
Hasbro’s new AR helmet is an incredibly odd looking Google Cardboard but I already really wish this existed back when I was a kid.
No need for a new device — a very rare thing for a startup like this to be able to say!
Too cold to want to take off your gloves to buy something in PyeongChang while at the Olympics? Visa is hoping you’ll use a connected glove to pay instead.
“Up to a month and a half of smarts on a single charge” — wow! (Thanks to Matthew for the link!)
Alexa shall have its very own chip soon!
Happy valentines to my “CHERT FACE”, I’ll always be your “SWEAT POO” <3
MIT CSAIL’s drone “uses uncertainty to dodge trees at 20 MPH”.
Google’s Cloud Tensor Processing Units are available in public beta to try!
An opinion piece on deepfakes — those videos generated by AI that swaps the face of one person onto the body of another.
Twitter and Pornhub are shunning “deepfakes” — it’s odd that we’re in a future where we’re already concerned about AI-generated videos.
Uber and Waymo have settled their differences — “Waymo gets a 0.34% stake in Uber, worth about $245 million based on Uber’s current $72 billion valuation”. Uber’s self-driving car ambitions can now continue (it has not meant the end after all!).
It “aims to give Amazon Echo and Google Home a run for their money” while being open source.
Facebook researchers have a “proof of concept that AI can be trained to look past environmental noise and identify humans in complex scenes”.
Hackster has a guide to making a 2WD robot with a robotic arm!
In this piece, I learnt that researchers have been applying AI to protect wildlife for a while! Now they’re using AI to “spot poachers in near real-time”.
Hopefully it’ll bring along some interesting innovation… chances are high it’ll just be filters.
The BASIC programming language is now more than 50 years old and you can build your own Arduino-based BASIC computer for cheap!
It’s a bit buggy… but this wasn’t at all possible before so it’s kinda neat!
There was a bit of a flaw in Amazon’s home delivery service where they can open your door to leave packages… they’ve fixed it now.
This article provides a closer look at the PCB design considerations and programming of a custom capacitive touch interface device.
“Hopefully now, your things will work properly with your other things” — that’s the dream.
Apple’s new $349 smart speaker HomePod officially hit stores today, and you’re probably already aware that the initial reviews have been mixed: Generally positive on the sonic performance, neutral to positive on the industrial design, and disappointed to downright negative on Siri.
People are saying the main excitement with the HomePod is the audio quality (while I’ve seen others questioning even that).
Control all aspects of a smart home through a website or Alexa voice commands in this Hackster tutorial!
Use an Arduino to make a smart bath — another Hackster tutorial that looked pretty neat!
Very gimicky, but I can see some fans of Gordon Ramsay loving this Alexa app.
Nest is joining Google… properly this time!
Here is a view of development boards for Amazon’s Alexa audio technology and how they simplify design for voice-enabled speakers, appliances, and panels.
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