This week, we have one genius math teacher teaching math within Half-life: Alyx, a new AR headset project that looks crazy exciting, Star Trek: Voyager is going 4K with a fan-created AI project and we have pre-orders open for the new Wyze Band!
There’s a greenhouse in the game with an eraser and markers which players can use to write on the glass — a small part of the game but a massively exciting one for one genius Math teacher.
They say it will have “a more immersive, comfortable and compatible experience” than the HP Reverb. Very curious that Valve is involved in this one!
Valve developer Robin Walker believes it’s only a matter of time until modders develop a non-VR port of the game.
Linden Labs will instead refocus its efforts on Second Life, letting “Wookey Project Corp” handle the Sansar platform.
It has new weapons and a new campaign mission, it’s a pretty cost effective way to get more out of your zombie shooting experience!
“Answer calls, respond to texts and view your real-world surroundings while in VR”!
It looks like a HTC Vive Focus controller and a “crosswalk bowling game”. Nothing is confirmed of course.
Finally Tilt Brush is out on PlayStation VR!
This PC VR app has successfully allowed video calls with Zoom, Google Hangouts, Facebook Messenger, and Skype from within virtual reality!
There are a whole heap of options if you want to give remote experiences within VR a go.
I had a Q&A with Graham Atlee on his new Project Triton headset!
Apple reportedly wanted to purchase them at one point too, but Facebook has got the exclusive deal now to work with them to build AR glasses.
A Finnish competitor to Scape (which Facebook aquired last month) has a city-scale AR mapping app for Android and iOS phones that “crowdsources 3D point map creation to enable shared experiences”. It looks pretty cool.
Desktop browsers don’t usually have all the features necessary to test WebAR — so this emulator helps bridge the gap for testing and developing.
The effects in Voyager were shot on video rather than added to film after the fact, making it much harder to upgrade the quality than it was for The Next Generation — but one fan is doing their best to bring it up to scratch with AI. It takes about six hours for each episode.
One developer used torch-rnn to try to talk to people and write code for him (spoiler, it’s not as capable as he’d hoped).
This article says robots can be used for clinical care, logistics and reconnaissance.
Awkward background noise in your video calls be gone!
“Internet service providers, including Verizon, AT&T, and Cox, say they’re using AI and machine learning to maintain service in the face of surging traffic”.
“The goal is to find out if AI can learn a function as complex as polyculture gardening, or farming with multiple species of plants growing alongside one another, instead of monoculture growing”.
They say it might be useful in regions of the world without access to the standard testing method for COVID-19.
The idea is that by using real-time monitoring we can see a bit into the “black box” of AI models.
“Researchers at Carnegie Mellon, the University of California, Santa Barbara, and Microsoft propose an AI task for reasoning about videos”.
“Microsoft’s AI-powered text editor is getting more powerful with rewrite suggestions and will soon be available for Outlook.com and browser extensions”.
From the company that makes Wyze Cams and all sorts of IoT devices, this one has a nice AMOLED touch screen and has Alexa built in. Looks really good, especially for the price!
“Researchers at UMass Amherst have created FluSense to forecast viral outbreaks, using a mic array, thermal sensor, neural computing engine, and Raspberry Pi”.
The SynLimb allows this guy to plug his prosthesis into his snythesizer to control its with the signals from his body that normally control his hand!
One maker wanted to make his front door smarter, but none of the IoT door locks were compatible with his door, so he 3D printed his own smart lock.