This week, Bing was open sourced, we got a new series of Arduino Nanos, a robot that is just asking to punch you in the face, a really neat Wii controller hack and Alexa is ready to keep an eye on your home safety.
360 Rumors ask whether US$399 might be too expensive (this is in contrast to the thrawls of hype in every article last week!)
Looking at the prices for games and apps for the Oculus Quest — they’re all looking pretty reasonable so far.
This app simultaneously takes on the Death Star trench run in VR and fights sim sickness.
If you’re looking for a way to keep your Quest headset less gross after a while, you can now prepare by buying a foam replacement and cotton cover.
Oculus Rift S and older devices will have access to the new Medium VR updated app with new sculpting features.
If you’ve been waiting for a VR game in which you can dismember zombies limb by limb — this could be the one for you.
Spoke, the editor that lets you create 3D scenes for use in Mozilla Hubs, is now available as a fully featured web app!
Minecraft style holograms are an ingenius way of bringing the concept of the “AR world” to fruition.
AR board games with this headset look like they could be fun!
Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2 has a faster processor, improved camera, and new Smith Optics frames.
Vuforia have changed how they do licensing for their AR platform, so it’s worth reading up on if you’re using it or have used it in the past.
ARCore is growing and growing with more and more Android devices supporting it!
Keen to go to the annual Augmented Reality Expo (AWE)? Next Reality are giving away free tickets!
A look at how computer vision for camera-based AR actually works right now.
The way we design AR will certainly have an impact on the future of human lives as it becomes a common part of our day to day experience.
“Two new mobile apps, one from Google and another from an indie developer with ties to Magic Leap, invert the creative conceit by taking the real world and morphing it via augmented reality”.
“The AR industry can avoid the creepy aspects of today’s data collection methods without hindering innovation”.
“The Bing AI algorithm is now available to download, fork and tweak”!
“Amid all the discussion of how AI could displace humans and human thought, we seem to be forgetting that AI itself *is* human”.
Personal AI avatars look and sound like you, but they can sing and speak multiple languages.
One day, every smart home product will have an AI chip in it.
“Sign Petition for Houston’s New Fireworks to be Offensive”
Oh great, now we’re giving the robots fists with boxing gloves.
And a flexible bodies with suction cups that can climb walls.
It avoids splitting the process into multiple stages (e.g. speech to text, then translation, then text to speech) and just does it all in one go.
“Computer scientists have taught an artificial intelligence agent how to do something that usually only humans can do – take a few quick glimpses around and infer its whole environment”.
Using AI within therapy will definitely raise curious ethical questions.
These are less targeted at general makers — “while they may be breadboard compatible, they’re intended to be surface mounted as modules” rather than used standalone.
Amazon announced Alexa Guard, which can notify Echo owners when it detects the sounds of smoke and carbon monoxide alarms or the sound of breaking glass. Those sounds would wake up Alexa similar to its wake word.
A step closer to connected devices that are more comfortable to wear.
Introducing the new Arduino SIM card!
It can become an accelerometer controller for pretty much anything!
Open AR Cloud are running a full day event on AR Cloud technology at San Jose. I’d go if I was in the area as this is a hugely important area in the future of technology! The coupon code OARCPromo will get you US$15 off!
We talk all about the latest in VR/AR, IoT, AI, robotics, maker news & more, followed by Q&A & live tech tinkering!