This week, Amazon released their newest Echo device, the Echo Show, Meta 2 AR headset demo footage was released in full, Palmer Luckey reemerged and is having a blast cosplaying (good on him!), the team behind Job Simulator have been acquired by Google and so much more! It was a huge week.
Constantly finding out about events once it’s too late? We’ve got an event calendar that’ll be updated with events around the world, filterable by city/country/region/tech! You can even subscribe to event categories/locations with your preferred calendar app and it automatically syncs for you!
Porting a game into VR is a huge undertaking! Eric from Radiant Crusade talks about their experiences — Some very valuable insights in this one!
Palmer Luckey has emerged in a Japanese interview (part two is also here!)
Owlchemy Labs, creator of Job Simulator, has been bought by Google!
This might improve image clarity and bring depth of focus to VR. It may even let people who wear corrective lenses use VR without their glasses.
Using VR with glasses and don’t want to wait for the Oculus tech to make it into an actual product? Here’s an interesting solution.
If these allegations are true… this isn’t the behaviour we want in the VR community. It is really bad stuff…
There are some super imaginative uses of the tracker out there!
Speaking of trackers, Microsoft’s controllers use lights for motion tracking.
Reimagining what content could mean in this new age of VR!
The post-Oculus life huh?
An interesting demo of haptic feedback on a controller for VR.
Pornhub has revealed some stats that show a lot of people are indeed using VR for pornography!
MPathic VR is helping train medical students to have difficult conversations.
Road to VR has recorded some exclusive footage of the Meta 2 AR demos!
Devindra Hardawar says Microsoft’s HoloLens AR and VR hype is beginning to seem like reality.
A look at why we should use WebVR for augmented reality from Jerome Etienne, who also released a pretty cool video of his AR framework in action.
Surgeons could soon be operating using X-ray vision via the HoloLens to see inside patients in real-time.
Scientists have restored visual function in the lazy eyes of patients outside of the currently accepted window for treatment using AR.
PayPal are looking into AR solutions for the future of shopping.
“It seems like everyone in Asia has a wearable.” — looks like wearables are much bigger over there!
A personal posture coach that aims to fix your posture in “just a few weeks”.
Montblanc’s first smartwatch is out! Here are some details.
Alexa’s AI is about to be able to show you content, have a camera to see you with and handle video calling. Will be interesting to see if this takes off. It will also soon “gain support for third-party display and video interfaces“, so you might be able to make your own (or other manufacturers may start to make their own).
Chris Messina has a GREAT analysis of the Echo Show and what it means for Amazon and its aspirations as a company.
Into Azure? Into neural networks? You’ve got to check this out!
If you’re keen to work out how they translate language super fast… it’s open for you to see!
ParlAI is a testing hub to train AI bots to be more conversational that’s available for you to try out.
Stumbled upon this segment featuring robots on The Tonight Show.
Some valuable pointers for chatbot design.
A look at some of the jobs that will emerge in the new AI future.
It’s still early days but I can see this becoming the mainstream way of teaching robots how to do simple manual labour tasks.
A look at how AI is moving into healthcare.
They’ve bought Lattice Data, an AI company that looks to make sense of unorganised data.
Using machine learning to improve personal assistant intelligence.
Both Harman Kardon and HP appear to be partnering with Microsoft to make their own Amazon Echo competitors.
Mongoose OS is an open source, cross-platform operating system for connected microcontrollers. I spoke with Sergey, one of the developers of the platform, about how to get started and how it differs from other options.
A quicker, cheaper and easier way to create a smart home. I really like it!
It collects and analyzes sleep time and efficiency, heart rate, respiration, movement, snoring, room temperature, and room humidity.
It has infected 120,000 Chinese-made IP webcams so far.
Anyone with your phone number and the Alexa app can call your Echo (or Echos if you have many in your house!). That’s not ideal… at all.
Definitely a sign that the Echo is hitting the mainstream!
I’m not sure if this will become commonplace, surely it’ll bug people?
Wondering why you’re feeling sleepy in your cubicle? Maybe this will solve that mystery for you! Interesting project!
This dot matrix spins from black to yellow to display text, numbers and more!