This week, we have occlusion-aware face swapping, Boston Dynamic’s friendly robot dog Spot pulling a rickshaw and more new Vive Cosmos headset variants to make it even harder to keep track of VR headsets!
“They are rage, brutal, without mercy. But you. You will be worse. Rip and tear, until it is done.” In a video posted to Reddit yesterday, developers Dr. Beef and baggyG—the same team responsible for bringing Half-Life, Quake, and Quake 2 to VR via the Oculus Quest—teased the arrival of another classic franchise on …
A proof-of-concept shows how hand tracking technology is bringing new possibilities to VR gaming.
Splinter Cell? Assassins Creed? Ghost Recon? According to several job listings posted by Ubisoft Düsseldorf, the German-based studio is looking for a level designer, narrative designer, and character artist to assist in the development of a AAA VR game based on “one of Ubisoft’s greatest IPs which will be developed across multiple studios.” For …
A quick fix to solve a bug in Oculus Quest in Unity where the thumbstick or the touchpad provide the same input as the main index trigger for UI elements
“Bear! Bear! Run you stupid piece of s*#^!” – Geralt of Rivia There’s never been a better time to be a Witcher fan. Originally a series of novels and short stories, the dark fantasy series starring a mutated monster hunter has since been adapted into an award-winning video game trilogy and—most recently—an episodic Netflix …
A handful of new headsets and swappable faceplates breathes new life into HTC’s lineup of modular VR hardware.
Like practically everyone else in the mobile world, the cancellation of MWC on extremely short notice left HTC in the lurch. While the company has moved much of its efforts away from smartphones in general, the Taiwanese manufacturer has begun to use the show to showcase much of its VR efforts. Alo…
The latest update to the Oculus Integration for Unity adds the Quest’s controller-free hand-tracking to the editor.
Bugatti’s design studio no longer smells like clay. The company went all-digital by switching to virtual reality, and it hasn’t looked back since.
A recently published patent from Sony Interactive Entertainment suggests that the company is working on a new VR motion controller, similar to those for the Valve Index.
Turn the ground into lava… or whatever you’d like really.
That’s a news story I didn’t think I’d see this year. Wow.
Former employees give their view on the company’s past.
A curious use of AR to help draw attention to their cause.
Spatial and Nreal have revealed a new partnership where “consumers will be able to work or interact with anyone, anywhere as if sitting next to each other”.
Digital Dream Labs saved Anki’s Cozmo and Vector robots, and released a Kickstarter to raise money to help extend what’s possible with Vector! Here’s my Q&A with the CEO.
I think that title says it all. Go watch.
A new study from Peking University and Microsoft Research Asia proposes a way to be able to face swap, even when the whole face isn’t visible.
Pathogens rapidly evolve resistance to antibiotics. AI could keep us a step ahead of deadly infections.
Researchers at Osaka University have developed a life-like child robot called Affetto with synthetic skin that can experience pain.
He tweeted “all org[anizations] developing advance AI should be regulated, including Tesla.”
I have no words for this.
An AI named Ella helps visitors to the police station.
Some of the AI research community are suggesting slowing things down and maybe putting a moratorium on papers to combat “the pervasive push for results”.
“Most of the new features in Office for Android and iOS fundamentally require AI and machine learning”.
AP News asks, “Did an artificial-intelligence system beat human doctors in warning the world of a severe coronavirus outbreak in China? In a narrow sense, yes.”
“Changing a single word can alter the way an AI program judges a job applicant or assesses a medical claim”.
Simulate the kitchen of tomorrow… Today!
A whole lot of things to think about!
The new Adafruit Bluefruit Playground app is out and apparently contains Bluetooth Wireless puppets!
Classify your tomatoes into Grade A, Grade B and Grade C with TensorFlow Lite and Particle Argon!
This study has a look at how often smart speakers are accidentally turning on and listening, and for how long.
With the older Raspberry Pi 4 boards – anything beyond a basic USB C power cable wouldn’t power up the device (no fanciness allowed!). That’s fixed in the latest version.
How do you handle connecting multiple 3D printers to a Pi? Hackaday has some advice.
Wyze (the company behind Wyze cams and all sorts of IoT devices) is launching an Alexa-connected fitness tracker.
Lots of smartwatches coming our way this year.
Microsoft announced the general availability of Azure Sphere, its managed internet of things software and hardware development platform
We talk all about the latest in VR/AR, IoT, AI, robotics, maker news & more, followed by Q&A & live tech tinkering!