In this week’s emerging tech news, Owlchemy Labs has found a way to become a VR spectator using mobile AR, we’ve got a curious VR game that’s like human Tetris, and Facebook has their very own connected camera/speaker device with Alexa built in!
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Wish you could see what was going on in your friend’s VR experience? This Owlchemy Labs experiment lets you see what’s happening using mobile AR. Very very cool.
In this VR game, three HTC Vive Trackers watch your body’s movements as you try to fit into virtual body shaped holes in walls coming towards you. It’s a cool idea!
We won’t be able to accurately use the Oculus Quest standalone headset outdoors — the tracking is built for indoor use only according to Oculus.
“In this study, research participants mostly ignored instructions and just started goofing off with each other once they entered”.
360 Rumors think that with YouTube coming to Oculus Go, Daydream could be in danger of fading off — but they think the Mirage Solo standalone 6 degrees of freedom headset (similar to the Oculus Quest) might be the thing to save them.
A whole real world wooden track set up for you to experience while wearing a VR headset — talk about an incredible student achievement!
You can make Facebook Messenger calls, have AR-enhanced video calls and chat with Alexa. It is actually nice to see they’ve provided a cover to hide your webcam when you don’t want it watching — Facebook has been working hard to try to make this device not creep people out.
The long-awaited Dr. Grordbort’s Invaders game on the Magic Leap that has been seen in videos and such from from Weta Workshop had a preview this week — it should be out by the next newsletter.
In a leaked company memo, Snap CEO Evan Spiegel has made it clear that the future of the company lies not only AR but also hardware that enables those AR experiences — just like we’ve been expecting them to edge towards!
It’s like Pokemon Go but with Ghostbusters ghosts and adjustments to the gameplay concepts.
Microsoft is rebranding is Mixed Reality Viewer on Windows 10 to “3D Viewer” and is giving it a bit of a refresh!
A murdered California woman’s Fitbit data helped local police catch her 90-year-old killer.
The company that released Batman and Flash themed watches is preparing for two more!
In the robot apocalypse when you’re trying to tell man from machine, just see whether they say the word “poop”.
“Amazon’s improved Alexa app makes it easier to add devices and features an all-blue color scheme”. It’s only an iOS update for now, Android is coming soon!
These researchers are aiming to use algorithms to spot fake news.
This developer has recreated a 3D printed robot that can adjust its height to fit into tight spaces and even crawl under (some) doors. Here’s a Hackaday look at how they put it all together!
California has signed legislation which bans the use of undeclared bots during elections.
Researchers are developing a new computer architecture, better equipped to handle increased data loads from AI that draws on concepts from the human brain and “significantly outperforms conventional computers in comparative studies”.
This is a really cool digital clock nicely placed within a jar!
Apparently anyone can build a CT machine or an MRI machine these days. Here’s Hackaday’s look at doing just that.
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By the time you’re reading this, the Google Home Hub might indeed have been announced — possibly a second generation of Google Pixel Buds too.
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