This week, Tilt Five AR’s Kickstarter has been going fantastically, Waymo are looking to start offering robot-taxi with no safety driver in Phoenix and we have a look at Samsung’s AR headset patent!
Oculus will be releasing the specs for its Oculus Link cable so anyone can make one, potentially allowing other manufacturers to make one cheaper than the official US$80 one.
Wearable cover what information is out there at the moment for the PSVR 2.
SkarredGhost shares lessons learnt showcasing VR games in China.
“Microsoft Research showed off a prototype VR controller which provides force-feedback for grasping small objects with the thumb and index finger”.
This glove-like accessory lets standalone VR users feel virtual objects.
Use a VR headset paired with a massage chair to relax in a soothing 3D experience.
uGlass is a DIY AR module to attach to any regular glasses using lots of hot glue, microscope slides and generic OLEDs.
At over US$1.5M, the Kickstarter is on track to set a record for the most-funded AR platform! Great stuff Tilt Five team!
There’s a new Samsung AR design patent out and it looks like it might be using similar tech to the ThirdEye Gen X1.
“The CloudXR SDK makes it possible for app developers to run high-resolution 3D content on mobile devices, AR headsets, and smartglasses that would otherwise require desktop computing power.”
Alphabet (Google’s parent company) has reportedly made an offer to acquire Fitbit but we have no details yet.
Fitbit included an SpO2 sensor to improve its health tracking but it’s still lying dormant and not being used (likely due to regulation).
Waymo is now offering limited “rider-only” trips in Phoenix, Arizona!
Facebook AI Research has created the “first machine learning system that can stop a facial recognition network from identifying people in videos”.
“The main board is an Arduino shield which outputs step and direction signals to stepper drivers. The gears are cycloidal and it appears there’s even some custom machining going on.”
Amazon’s Alexa Gadgets toolkit lets Alexa control companion devices. It’s available now in Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, the UK, Germany and the US.
They have rotating wings for increased speed!
“From manufacturing to infrastructure, AI is having a foundation-disrupting impact for auto manufacturers, smart cities, and consumers alike”.
An interesting piece from The Next Web on why one author doesn’t think a conscious machine is possible.
An algorithm is now better at finding tiny brain haemorrhages than human experts.
“The software can help developers constrain their creations so they don’t make bad decisions”.
“Researchers have presented a swarm of tiny drones that can explore unknown environments completely by themselves”.
The BBC is launching an interactive voice news service for Alexa that’ll let people in the UK skip stories or ask for more details.
US Alexa enthusiasts will soon be able to ask things like “Alexa, when is my water bill due?”, “Alexa, compare my electricity bill to June last year.” and “Alexa, did my payment go through?”.
“Infosec vigilantism can cause serious harm in the era of industrial IoT and connected medical devices”.
Hackster looks at the official port of TensorFlow Lite for micro-controllers from Google and Arduino — it now has gesture and image recognition models.
We talk all about the latest in VR/AR, IoT, AI, robotics, maker news & more, followed by Q&A & live tech tinkering!