This week, we have the powers of Wi-Fi and AI combining to see through walls, a hybrid smartwatch that sold out in 15 seconds and amazing Egyptian artwork that is being preserved in the digital world for all to enjoy in VR!
It’s here! I’ve released early access to my course full of step-by-step articles to help you build a virtual assistant/chatbot no matter your skill level! A free update is slowly being added in — as Dialogflow already has evolved! Sign up and let me know what you think!
Highest levels of players? Rec Room with 316,000! Then Job Simulator with 200,000 and Space Pirate Trainer with 179,000. They’ve got a bigger list in the article.
Three pieces of historical art come to life for the blind using haptic gloves. What a great idea!
Wareable have some recommendations for VR enthusiasts!
MixCast lets you “create, share and broadcast mixed reality content to any audience, with almost any equipment, application and filming environment” (for free!).
The tech might get rid of that screen door effect where you can see between pixels (looks a bit like a mesh screen door). This would help mobile VR look quite nice!
HTC’s head of VR for China says weak sales of early VR headsets came from overhype and overcomplication — the solution? Premium standalone VR headsets like the Vive Focus.
The new Metareal Stage platform lets you “create 3D VR tours using only photographic equipment”.
People experiencing Albert Einstein’s body as their own through a virtual reality simulation “were less likely to unconsciously stereotype older people, while those with low self-esteem scored better on a cognitive test”.
The ancient Egyptian tomb built for Queen Nefertari has paintings that “are so beautiful that it has been compared to Italy’s Sistine Chapel”.
It puts you in a virtual world full of lights, colour and ambient music to help you relax in a zen environment.
Motion Rail Ltd has used VR to make immersive training and education programmes to help improve railway safety.
Brennan Hatton, a good friend of Dev Diner, wants us to look closer at the definition of VR.
Riff VR lets you strum, drum, and sing in VR with no extra peripherals needed!
A VR startup called PeriscapeVR is offering an escape for commuters at JFK International Terminal 4 – one of the busiest international terminals in the United States.
You can now manipulate molecules in VR! Similar to physical models of atoms and such used in science class, but way cooler.
A good reminder to all to give the Virtual Boy VR emulator a go if you own a VR headset!
If so… that would be huge! Search Amazon store for things you see in the real world on Snapchat!
This app seems pretty darn cool, you can share notes from your phone to the headset with a swipe, collaborate in real time and more!
Take a look at what the Google Cardboard-like Aryzon AR headset has in store!
Snapchat has made a deal with Six Flags, Disney and Universal to bring AR experiences to various theme parks.
Yep, people are indeed still playing it!
Greenpeace has used AR to raise awareness of the destruction of the Great Northern Forest.
After the AWE conference in June, Adario Strange from Augmented Reality News put together his experiences with AR.
A new study looks at “how Pokémon Go and other augmented reality games can help city governments bring communities closer together”.
Wearables are still a big help for athletes and they’re only getting better.
That’s just nuts. The watch has both a mechanical dial and an OLED screen.
I think it’s pretty much the end of the road for the consumer Jawbone bands by this point.
It gives an example of an AI that checks if you can head off early for a meeting and walk or cycle rather than taking a bus or car.
Those doomsday robots you thought you could escape from in a snowstorm? Not looking good for you now (kidding, unless it’s a photo… storm?).
In case you think you can just outrun it — “MIT’s Cheetah 3 robot is officially better at life than you” according to Geek.com.
Bethesda had the last laugh here and actually released it. They fooled even me, I didn’t spot it has been out since June! (Thanks to Antony for pointing this out!
Given a video of a musical performance, this AI can make individual instruments louder or softer — that’s pretty neat.
Engineers have designed a new approach to training AI — “using machine learning to create computer generated X-rays to augment AI training sets”.
Khari Johnson from VentureBeat is totally right… I really hope it happens one day, this would be wonderful.
The Berkeley Artificial Intelligence Research (BAIR) Lab team have taught a robot to mimic human skills by watching and copying us.
Yay for AR enabled helmets!
German is joining English, Spanish and French as an advanced language for Recast.ai bots!
Open.ai has had impressive results on a bunch of language tasks with “a scalable, task-agnostic system”.
An experimental European research project is seeing whether it can automatically find GDPR issues.
Uh oh. “It’s now possible to not only see people through walls but to see how they’re moving and if they’re walking, to tell who they are”.
The Bluetooth-enabled microcontroller, the LightBlue Bean, is now being discontinued. BUT you can make your own using their now-open hardware files!
Why not, right?
Michael Darby, a developer with some neat skills, put together a colour changing lightsaber using an Arduino!
This Particle Photon project can monitor the power usage for your home and individual devices.
This is GENIUS. I wish my office had this installed.
A look at the companies who are making electronics smaller than the human eye can see.
All About Circuits looks at the Dragonfly NB2 IoT solution and the benefits of Narrow Band IoT.
The wolfMQTT client library provides SSL/TLS encryption for the MQTT protocol.
A part Arduino, part Java project that aims to recognize compound whistle commands like activating a fan or steering a drone!
No need for a code for this one — it’s totally free! Data scientists are all joining together for a virtual conference with coding demos, presentations on data science — and you can even book 1:1 mentoring sessions with the speakers. All skill levels welcome!
3 co-located events. So much great stuff happening. Get ready for the AI Expo coming to North America in November! The discount code DEVDINER20 will get you 20% off!
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