This week, we’ve got a lot of news still rolling in for the start of the year! Intel’s VR tech could bring your actual hands into VR, Lenovo’s VR headset has a neat flip-up feature and an Apple patent just might show their upcoming AR iPhone.
In the Asia-Pacific? There’s still time to enter this online hackathon and win $5-10k!
He believes it’s because of Oculus’ walled garden ecosystem.
It’s more like Google Cardboard but this reviewer loved it. I’ve put this one into a lot of my conference talks in the past! I think it needs a name change.
A useful feature of one of the new Microsoft VR headsets, if only it flipped up higher!
“A call for patience, and a plea for VR prognosticators to consider realistic timelines”
WIRED has a look at Google Daydream.
It allows you to see your hands (not virtual ones) and interact in VR.
There’s no sign of VR on the horizon yet, but this could be the first step.
Interesting list for those looking to work with VR.
Perspectives and how to really play with them is still a new concept in VR.
This Apple patent might be the start of the edge-to-edge screen iPhone with AR capabilities we’ve been hearing about.
This article goes into some nice detail.
AR is finding valuable usage in spinal surgery.
It’s located in Finland, so if you’re nearby, check it out!
Google is partnering with museums around the world to add AR to exhibits.
Fitbit’s smartwatch abilities are growing with every acquisition!
The GyroGlove aims to reduce tremors using built-in gyroscopes.
They’ll monitor stats to let you know the moment anything looks off.
Noah chats in this TechCrunch video about bringing computing to our ears. As I said last week, wearables aren’t dead. Noah sees smart headphones as the next computing platform and makes great points about why.
If you ordered one, it should be arriving soon.
This is really neat and could save lives.
It uses machine learning to make high quality versions of low-res images.
Alexa is winning, the others are rushing to catch up.
Tired of calling her Alexa? Why not “Computer”?
Despite $34 million in preorders, no luck… sad news.
It has AI that will learn your habits & suggest things like when you should charge your battery or dress warm on a cold day.
Cathy Pearl has a free O’Reilly webinar where she’ll talk about designing for voice.
Steven Camina is hosting an O’Reilly webinar too which looks valuable!
An skill all makers must inevitably learn!
Remi “helps parents learn if the child is moving in the right direction when it comes to sleep routines”.
It uses a Raspberry Pi and LEDs… you’ve gotta see this.
The SUSE Linux distro was able to be run on the system.
The new Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3 provides a faster option for real world products, for those using the older Compute Module.
A look at the issue from a privacy perspective by the American Civil Liberties Union.
Make your own Echo kill switch using Particle.
Google want to make tools for makers and are running this survey to see what you all think would be most helpful.
Learn to build for the Amazon Echo, Google Home, Facebook Messenger, Slack & more!