This week, an Amazon Echo saved the day by calling the cops during a domestic dispute, linking WebVR experiences using A-Frame and Firefox Nightly is now possible, Jawbone is being liquidated and relaunched as a health startup and one bot is making some undeniably odd phone covers for Amazon.
I interviewed Michaël Martin, apelab CTO, on their SpatialStories toolset for creating VR/AR apps, how it works and how people can give it a go.
Been waiting for a deal? The Rift is even cheaper for a limited time!
A-Frame 0.6 & Firefox Nightly now supports navigating across pages in VR!
An interesting discussion about the VR development ecosystem right now.
ViveNchill will help banish foggy, sweaty headset issues for good.
A free worldwide directory of VR arcades.
Patients find working with a VR avatar easier than working with a mirror!
Could be a good guide for those looking to give VR prototyping a go.
Google have released a new VR app to create 3D objects in VR on the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.
On the lookout for a VR haptic feedback suit? Here’s one for under $549.
This looks like so much fun.
A sneak peek at how to set the upcoming headsets up.
A fascinating future-facing look at the use of emerging tech in emergencies.
Not a lot of info to go off yet aside from an odd meme-like video.
Sad news as Jawbone moves away from its consumer products.
We might be able to power our wearables using our body heat!
This group are looking to use kinetic energy instead.
For those waiting for fashionable wearables, the list is growing!
If you’ve been looking for a phone case featuring a dialysis machine, you’re in luck! Thank me later.
Tesla’s first Model 3 has rolled off the assembly line!
The brains behind Google’s DeepMind and Elon Musk’s OpenAI are studying the ways AI learns to keep machines from “going rogue”.
A tool that reveals which aspects of a task an AI is focusing on might help us understand why machines can be tricked.
DeepMind explores drawing logical conclusions about how physical objects, sentences and abstract ideas are related to one another.
IBM shares some tips on chatbots and explain some concepts (Thanks Ian for this link!)
These Dutch underdogs are planning a surprise move to overtake everyone.
“If you’re not doing AI today, don’t expect to be around in a few years,” says Japjit Tulsi, VP of engineering at eBay.
This is a pretty neat jumping robot! (Thanks Malcolm for the link!)
A look at some of the options out there for improving sleep with AI.
The Inquirer looks at why Bixby isn’t ready for English speakers yet — Samsung say they don’t have enough data just yet to teach it.
Baidu now “claims one of the largest partner ecosystems for an autonomous driving platform in the world”.
An Echo saved the day… by calling the cops on its own.
Rock64 is a powerful credit card size developer board and it isn’t alone in the race for powerful, cheaper Pi competitors.
A Pi-powered cluster designed to “carry out tasks in parallel in a fraction of the time it would take one of the tiny $35 boards”.
They’ve got a crowdfunding campaign at the moment.
The voice-controlled Tmall Genie can play music, run third-party apps and buy things from Alibaba.
George Hotz says “think of it like a Fitbit but for your car”.
The HomePod could actually be pretty successful if this research is true.
Amazon’s Alexa voice platform has now passed 15,000 skills!