This week, we have even slicker looking Vuzix smartglasses, the latest Monopoly has a smart speaker calling the shots, spinning details on the new HTC Vive Cosmos revealed and more! Also… We’ve reached the 200th Dev Diner newsletter!
In a video that only showed the headset spinning around, much was worked out! The new headset will include six inside-out tracking cameras.
“An early third-party Quest developer says that surprising art optimizations make a huge difference in enabling Oculus Rift apps to run on mobile hardware.”
Skarredghost looks at how to install and uninstall unapproved apps on Oculus Quest using SideQuest.
A curious mix of the Beat Saber and Tetris.
“Jason Rubin, vice president of special gaming projects at Facebook, said the Oculus Quest launch went well and it should have 100 games by year end”.
This sounds like a curious new approach to VR games!
Disney created a multiplayer filmmaking ‘game’ set in the world of The Lion King so the crew could see the scenes via HTC Vive headsets.
With this technique, you might be able to see your 360 video in VR as you’re editing the video!
The unreleased next model of the Vuzix glasses looks much more like regular glasses than even the current one does!
The team that brought “Pokémon Go” to the world has brought Harry Potter AR to the US (it was already available in Australia for early testing).
“Google unveiled a trio of new immersive advertising products with appeal to consumer brands” — these could do well if adopted!
Unity has also unveiled Responsive AR, “a new ad format that enables non-developers to create interactive AR experiences”.
Chi Xu, the CEO and founder of Nreal, previously worked at Magic Leap as a software engineer — they’re alleging he stole secrets.
“The experience from the emergence of social media underlines the complex and numerous challenges yet offer transferable knowledge for AR”.
This can be used to record people as they’re in VR using the Oculus Quest! (Just note the GIF they show isn’t this tech in action)
In the video, she uses “a Wacom Intuos Pro with a Pro Pen 3D stylus to directly manipulate a 3D model in her real-world environment, as well as draw on it, resize it, and then draw unconnected notes on the nearby wall, which has been spatially mapped by the Magic Leap One.”
In a world of so much photoshopping, this tool might help detect when something has been photoshopped!
Here’s a video parodying Boston Dynamics’ videos — watch it all the way until the end!
Curious how they sharpen up the image like sci-fi movies? This YouTube video has a glimpse into how!
Yet it might inspire how robots are designed in the future.
Researchers have an AI framework that might guide drones through cluttered environments that they’ve never seen before.
We’ve got more details on the new Pi in the IoT section below, but here’s how the new Raspberry Pi performs with machine learning (much better!).
“Investors have been putting billions of dollars into AI startups every year for several years now. But they’re focusing on the wrong type of play”.
This Roomba-like robot can prevent weeds from growing in between rice crops.
NASA’s Astrobee helper robot has flown by itself on the ISS!
This machine learning might be able to look at your brain to see how well you understood the lesson.
This labeled data set of satellite images from major natural disasters is soon to be open-sourced.
Why not clean up the planet with nanotech?
The newest Monopoly gives you a voice assistant to keep everyone in check.
“PyRobot is a framework and ecosystem that enables AI researchers and students to get up and running with a robot in just a few hours, without specialized knowledge of the hardware or of details such as device drivers, control, and planning.”
No need for surgery or invasive procedures.
I really hope it can, this could be one of the most important uses of AI we have.
The new Raspberry Pi 4 Model B has dual monitor support thanks to dual type-D (micro) HDMI connectors, 4K support, choice of RAM amount, a new Rasbian OS version and a whole lot of performance gains.
“A new tool that uses the microphone in your smart speaker or smartphone to detect warning signs, and then calls for help on your behalf, could help boost survival rates.”
You’ll be able to identify a variety of birds, plants and insects with this Raspberry Pi set up!
Glucose monitoring is indeed the Holy Grail for wearables, here’s Wareable’s take on it all.
Wondering what happened to Jawbone? The fitness tracker company? Here’s what we know so far.
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