This week, Snap revealed some new Spectacles 2 designs that look much more like typical sunglasses, we saw a sneak peek at an AR app that can copy paste real world objects into the virtual world and Wolfenstein 3D has been brought to VR!
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That’s a pretty solid lead if true!
The Ghost Howls has a guide on how to get your Vive controllers to come up in SteamVR when things go sour.
I’m especially excited about the standalone Lenovo Mirage Solo VR — the first standalone Google Daydream headset!
The Ghost Howls chats with a Finnish startup working on a headset with human-eye resolution.
Things are slowing, but don’t freak out — long term VR is still looking pretty positive.
A way to use Photoshop Mix to clone areas to patch objects that need to be removed.
Oculus Go can now view videos up to 5.7K video in H.264 format (in monoscopic not stereoscopic 360 video)!
This fan recreation was inspired by an early 90s attempt by iD Software to bring Wolfenstein 3D to VR, however it looks like they’ve done a pretty solid job!
You can point your phone at it to do some AR magic, it’s a curious idea.
Next Reality have begun putting together an annual list of people who’ve made the biggest impact on the augmented reality space.
Laan Labs has a really cool AR app that scans an object in AR and can copy, paste a virtual version of it!
The Unity CEO thinks AR ads might at the very least be the first way people experience AR apps.
The Blue Sky Paint app creates and share airborne art — an interesting concept!
A former Apple human interface designer who worked on the iPhone gives his thoughts.
The latest styles of Snapchat’s Spectacles 2 have a design that looks like designer sunglasses.
I 100% agree with Wareable here. Definitely wait a bit.
It was the main reason I got one that’s for sure!
“To make an energy-free hybrid watch, MMT is using a combination of what it calls ‘state-of-the-art solar panels’, energy harvesting technology alongside an ultra-low power watch module design.”
This improves upon the original ZeTime that raised $8 million through crowdfunding.
Their CEO said “We want to make bigger improvements and make the experience much better than today. That’s my target. We want to make the smartwatch more useful, more intimate, more functional, and with much longer battery life.”
According to Swapna Krishna at Engadget, fitness tracking apps don’t take pregnancy into account.
In this research, AI “began to prefer those that had traits similar to their own”.
We may be close to a breakthrough in AI language comprehension, which would have a huge impact on how we use AI.
This MIT robot doesn’t need a huge dataset to train it to identify objects.
“Researchers have taught a robot to fish for boots, like in the cartoons”.
Over a quarter of Australians believe AI would make better decisions than politicians, according to new research.
The way we approach designing tech is becoming increasingly AI-centric.
They want computers to be able to explain their decisions to military commanders.
The AI looks through music libraries, breaking down music into tiny units and looking for patterns. It then pulls up those patterns for songwriters and suggests new notes, slowly building the composer’s melodies into music.
This is promising news — “Researchers have developed a method that minimizes bias in word embeddings. It could reduce gender prejudice in machine learning models”.
Yes. A cyborg cockroach may one day save your life.
Analysts say it will create new jobs and “lead to untold wealth and prosperity”.
Researchers have developed a high-reliability artificial electronic synaptic device that simulates neurons and synapses. They’re hoping to use it to develop AI and brain-like semiconductors.
Robot enthusiast, James Bruton, built his own response to Boston Dynamics’ robo-dogs.
While it doesn’t look like a bat and drives along the ground, it uses sound like a bat.
I asked Jakub Krzych, CEO & Co-Founder of Estimote, about the latest Estimote LTE beacon and how they’re different from beacons of the past (they’re pretty darn cool).
Here’s a map of the many processes — extracting material resources, data, and human labor — that make an Amazon Echo work.
The new Sphero BOLT has an 8×8 LED Matrix that animates and displays real-time data, so you can program all sorts of stuff onto it and connect it up to all sorts of cool things!
A nice overview of the smart home ecosystems out there.
Robot vacuum cleaners are getting smarter!
How to build a Magic Mirror with a Particle Photon and Beam LED grid.
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