This week was a bit of a quieter week, we’ve got an Oculus Quest update, the first new app in the Rebble store, a VR mat patent for Xbox, more movement around Apple’s AR efforts and more!
Can’t work out how to remove apps from your Unknown Sources on the Oculus Quest after doing a bit of VR dev? I looked at a few ways to do just that.
Adding hand-tracking to the Oculus Quest doesn’t have much of an impact on battery life at all — very cool!
Tony, aka SkarredGhost, put together both a video and text based guide to updating your Quest.
“The self-sensing material forms to a user’s body, providing next-level haptic feedback”.
It looks like a potential VR gaming mat for the next Xbox.
It’ll be US$699 and won’t require lighthouse sensors — but you will need to still tether it to a VR-ready PC.
Pre-orders for the upcoming PlayStation VR title are now available including a Deluxe Edition.
SkarredGhost looks at the new features of the Oculus Quest that came through in the latest update.
Tommy Palm, one of the people behind Candy Crush Saga, has his new VR/AR game studio building a whole bunch of games.
A new study finds that VR could be used to help military veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.
“The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners” is a survival-horror RPG VR game set within the Walking Dead universe.
“Researchers found that using 3D models to prepare for kidney tumor surgeries resulted in substantial improvements, including shorter operating times”.
“On Friday, Apple confirmed the acquisition of a UK-based firm called iKinema, which specialises in 3D motion captures of human figures”.
The existing sorting hat game has a new mobile app with an AR sorting hat that can appear on your head.
We live in exciting times where hopefully we’ll see some AR hardware from Apple one day soon.
This group are looking to give a new kind of AR headset to schoolchildren in remote Indian villages, starting from class 5 (age 10) until graduation.
The new Meisai AR Filter app creates interesting visual illusions.
There was a leak of comments from Mark at an internal Q&A event, some of the comments show a bit of his thinking around Neuralink.
The Pebble smartwatch ecosystem finally had a new app launch — an RSS reader!
A new third-party app lets you take an ECG reading.
VR and robotics, working together!
It is a bit of a noisy solution but kinda cool.
This technique trains AI in under 10 hours.
TechCrunch had interview with the author of a book asking us to rethink AI before it’s too late.
Rather than “move fast and break things” — this piece asks whether we need to rethink that when it comes to building AI.
Instead it was mainly keen on reminding people to “keep the park clean”.
One of the best uses for robotics.
They have a new open-source tool to make it easier for machine learning engineers to create custom apps to interact with the data in their models.
“Researchers at Google and Imperial College London propose an AI model that generates humanlike speech while requiring less computational horsepower”.
Having sensors and tech magic within outfits is moving to a bunch of new jackets.
All About Circuits discuss design practices for better thermal management.
All About Circuits explain the idea of concurrency and interrupts.
We talk all about the latest in VR/AR, IoT, AI, robotics, maker news & more, followed by Q&A & live tech tinkering!