This week, Apple finally released the first direct-to-consumer ECG and irregular heart rhythm app on the Apple Watch, Mozilla released a dev preview of a browser for the Magic Leap, Bose’s AR glasses have a release date and price… and so much more!
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! I’m turning it into an e-book — sign up, let me know what you think and you’ll get the e-book version as soon as it comes out!
An indoor skydiving venue in Western Australia, is strapping VR headsets to people to give them a true skydiving experience without needing to jump from a plane!
Sadly, StarVR is having financial difficulties and has paused its developer program.
Nate Robinson, the founder of Ntropic, discusses the key aspects of creating a VR experience designed to induce empathy.
CrashCourse teaches high school students about the risks and effects of concussions inside VR.
Jaunt is moving away from VR towards AR, so they have a bunch of tech they don’t need. If you want some, there’s an online auction starting December 12th at 10:00 AM Pacific Time!
“Ever wanted to wield the power of a Jedi inside VR? This new system from Virginia Tech researchers lets you do just that.”
Altspace can now broadcast events to multiple “overflow rooms”, allowing hundreds of AltspaceVR users to attend the same events simultaneously.
“Forklift Simulator 2019 has now integrated HTC Vive’s motion controls, with the entire layout now found in the controls menu”.
“Using immersive tech for meditation is becoming more popular, but can it make flying in economy feel bearable?” — I’d say likely yes.
“Make Noise” focuses on the suffragette movement which fought for women’s right to vote in the UK, to get the experience to change, you’ve got to talk and make noise. Great idea!
The 2018 Camp Fire was the deadliest wildfire in the history of California, and the deadliest in the US in a century. Some of the aftermath has been captured in this 360 video.
Remember how I keep saying VR is not dead? Let’s focus on these positive stories! Yay for positive growth!
The Vuze XR converts from a 360 camera to a VR180 camera, but when converting to a 360 camera, it has some genuinely good stabilisation!
The selection of avatars can impact people — both those with the avatar and those in the environment around the avatar. It’s a curious and thought provoking piece!
Tony from The Ghost Howls has a simple guide on how to use casting to mirror your Oculus Go content to your smartphone, to your PC or to an external HDMI display.
Unity has uploaded a bunch of sessions from their recent conference which could be super handy for AR developers!
If based in the US, you can pre-order Bose’s audio-based AR sunglasses but they’ll cost you US$199.95.
Environmental lighting is getting improvements and it’ll be easier to screen capture your AR creations!
That Snapdragon 850 will be paired with a Redmond-made AI coprocessor.
The Artie system can recognize more than 80 household objects and 7 facial expressions (with more to come), so that AR characters can react.
Santander has created an AR app that shows you the story of someone struggling with homelessness.
This voice-activated AR experience encourages children’s engagement through movement, reading aloud and interactive play.
Mozilla released an early developer preview of a browser they’ve started for the Magic Leap One that uses their Servo engine.
Apple has released the first direct-to-consumer product that enables customers to take an electrocardiogram right from their wrist. That’s pretty massive!
If you need to restart, Wareable has a guide on how to do so.
“Amazon Echo integration means parents can ask Alexa to provide the latest location of their child”.
The “SouljaWatch” costs only $19.99, appears to be a knock-off Chinese/Russian made smartwatch.
Let us hope the engineers code that bit in right…
Why clean toilets when you can get this robot — available on Amazon right now for $500 — who’ll do it for you?
Although the military is rushing to improve its AI capabilities, the DARPA director believes AI is still “a very fragile capability”.
Soon Tesla cars shall be able to handle traffic lights and roundabouts.
This AI-driven video game teaches people sign language, what a nice concept!
Dozens of Amazon warehouse workers in New Jersey were rather unwell after a robot punctured a can of bear repellent on Wednesday, according to Wired it wasn’t even the first time this happened?
If you don’t get the song name totally right, Alexa will soon be able to work out what you meant. Alexa can also work out name-free skill interaction — so you don’t need to specify which service you want every time.
AI researchers say that systems are being deployed without proper oversight. That’s no good.
“Facebook AI researchers have developed a method to analyse satellite imagery and determine the level of damages an area has suffered following natural disasters like fires and floods.”
Canada and France want to promote “human-centric” AI development with this panel.
This group are trying to teach Boston Dynamics’ Atlas robot to walk more like we do, rather than the crouched walk robots currently do.
“Microsoft President Brad Smith calls for regulation of facial-recognition technology, to curb potential bias and invasions of privacy”.
The Neato sounds like it could be a good option for those not wanting to spend as much (but it’s still quite a lot of money if you’re ordering from Australia!).
“Amazon has been testing Alexa Answers internally, adding more than 100,000 responses in the past month alone. Now it’s opening the program up to a small cross section of the public, via email invites.”
You can put together robots that work with the new Particle Mesh!
It’s a nice touch — I’ll have to try it sometime!
The company’s chief AI scientist reflects on Facebook AI’s five years so far and predicts what’s coming next.
China could lead the world in their total number of research papers produced annually within four years.
Waymo’s self-driving service is officially open to the public in Phoenix! Time for me to fly over there to try it out. And watch a Suns game.
Or maybe they do. The only way to know is to try them out… right? On second thought, that’s probably not a good idea.
The CEO of Particle on his thoughts around 5G and the Internet of Things.
Cnet look at good questions to ask before buying a smart home device for someone this Christmas.
diyHue is a project that lets you create your own smart lights! Very cool.
An ADC-controlled eyeball is a rather curious idea, we’re always staring at our devices so now one of them can stare back!
Alexa can now perform location-specific routines and read you your emails!
CRN has a list of the “10 hottest, channel-friendly IIoT startups that stand to benefit from the sector’s growth”.
If you haven’t had a try of these devices yet, they’re worth ordering! I’ve got some and can’t wait until I’ve got a chance to give em a go too!
Hackster featured this DIY project which can control relays using your Particle Mesh devices from your phone.
This gamer used their Arduino skills to get tapping on the controller automatically.
There are some pretty cool items on Make’s gift guide idea list!
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